CRL holds extensive runs of newspapers from the Middle East, encluding Arabic, English, and French resoruces. Examples of major series include:
middle eastern studies
General correspondence (1780–1905) from the political and other departments relating to the Ottoman Empire. From Series F.O. 78. See catalog record and guide ofr specific Subseries included. [CRL has partial set.]
Contains over 14,000 pages of government documentation, much of it once-classified, pertaining to U.S. political, military, and economic involvement in Iran, 1977–80. Collected by the National Security Archives. The two-volume guide provides document-level access to names, organizations, and subjects. Volume II contains an events chronology, glossaries of names and organizations, a chronological document bibliography, and a bibliography of secondary sources.
Collecting on the Middle East
Contains gazetteers and handbooks, military reports, route books, and other printed correspondence collected by the Government of India Foreign Department and U.K. Foreign Office.
Records of the Department of State relating to Syria’s internal and political affairs. CRL has the following sets (guides available):
National Archives microfilm publications. T ; microcopy no. 1181
Over 400 manuscripts, including traditional Islamic disciplines as Tafsir, Hadith, and Fiqh as well as works on mathematics, astronomy, medicine, falconry, archery, and military equitation. A sizeable portion of the collection relates to Shi'ah literature.
CRL has acquired several components of the collection of Arabic Manuscripts in the British Library. These include:
English translations of primary source texts chosen from published and unpublished sources to reflect the chronological, geographical, and linguistic diversity of Islamic societies. Includes folk and oral literature, poetry, geography and travel writing, legal and commercial texts, and many other genres (including texts from Europe, South/Southeast Asia, and other areas).