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Arabic, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies

Arabic, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies InfoGuide

Primary Sources

  • Early Hebrew Newspapers
    Archive of major titles of the early Hebrew press (19th and early 20th century).
  • Afghanistan Digital Library
    The Afghanistan Digital Library will retrieve and restore works published in Afghanistan between 1870 and 1930; the long-term objective is to collect, catalog, digitize and provide access to as many of this period's publications as possible.
  • Travelers in the Middle East Archive
    A digital archive that focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  • World Digital Library
    From UNESCO, a new digital library with primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

Examples

...of primary sources:

  • diaries and journals
  • letters and memos
  • speeches
  • autobiographies and memoirs
  • organization records
  • government records
  • audio and video recordings
  • oral histories (any format)
  • photographs and slides
  • artifacts (e.g. painting, furniture)
  • research data