The Impact of CRL

Stories illustrating CRL’s impact on research, teaching, collection building and preservation.

Unique Arab Diaspora Materials Saved for Future Scholars

In FY 2018 the Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) microfilmed Arab-language publications from several diaspora communities in non-Arab countries, including the UK, Japan, the U.S., and Poland. These resources continue to affirm MEMP’s role as a provider of rare and distinctive documentation for scholars.

Insights on Israel’s Palestinians from a Rare Arab-language Newspaper

CRL's newspaper collection played a critical role in shaping Brothers Apart, a study of Arab Israeli citizens in the 1950s-1960s by University of Arizona professor, Maha Nassar.

Documenting the Legal Record of Precarious Regimes

CRL’s Official Gazettes and Civil Society Documentation website offers published versions of new laws, legislative debates, and court decisions from at-risk regimes.

Afghan Documentation Spans Tumultuous Century

Daily newspapers and cultural journals collected by LC's Field Office in Islamabad have been preserved through the efforts of MEMP and SAMP.  

Preserving News from Conflict Zones

CRL programs aim to preserve "first drafts of history" from zones of conflict throughout the world.

Provincial Turkish Newspapers and Muslim National Identity

What Turkish provincial newspapers at CRL revealed about the emergence of a Muslim national identity.