Our photo collection includes around 100,000 photos that cover from the late 19th century until today. It documents the political, historical, cultural, social, as well as military scenes in the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. It is available in different formats, starting with albumen print, Gelatin Silver Prints, etc. until digital photography. The collection includes several significant sub-collections, arranged chronologically:
The collection of postcards offers images from different countries that spread across most continents. The Levant portion of the collection, i.e., Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine, was digitized and is available through the
Postcard collection portal
. The collection covers archeological sites, scenes of cities, villages, and towns along with urban and rural life. The collection includes both color and black-and-white imagery. The postcards date ranges between early to mid-20th century.
- AUB Campus postcard Collection of early 20th centrury, (e.g. Sarrafian).
Issa Iskandar Al Ma’luf postcard Collection around 700 postcards that document the Levant and other parts of the World during early to mid 20th century.
- May Habib postcard Collection, mid 20th century collection.