Afghan publications preserved by MEMP and SAMP

Hirat March 1975

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Judy Alspach - jalspach@crl.edu
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MEMP (Middle East Materials Project) and SAMP (South Asia Materials Project) have each contributed funds to preserve Afghan titles collected by the Library of Congress Field Office in Islamabad.  These materials include holdings from 1924 through 2010 and cover the last years of the monarchy's rule in Afghanistan, civil war, foreign invasion, and the rule of the Taliban.  The collection of materials includes general newspapers, cultural periodicals, and the publications of organizations as diverse as the Lawyers Association, trade unions, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Information and Culture.  The titles were published in several Afghan cities and are in Pushto, Persian, and Dari languages.

Titles digitized & microfilmed by MEMP

Title and brief description Place of Publication MEMP Holdings Links to record in CRL catalog
Hirat is a literary magazine from a province in the western part of Afghanistan Hirat, Afghanistan 1943-1980 digital record | microfilm record
Majallah-i Adabi Hirat is a cultural journal from a province in western Afghanistan Hirat, Afghanistan 1932-1939 digital record | microfilm record
Majallah-i Baldiyah-i Hirat is a cultural magazine from western Afghanistan Hirat, Afghanistan 1936-1939 digital record | microfilm record

 

Titles microfilmed by MEMP

Title and brief description Place of Publication MEMP Holdings Links to record in CRL catalog
DIFA was published by the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan 1995-2009 microfilm record
Haqiqat was published by Burhān al-Dīn Kashkakī, a noted author and editor

Kabul, Afghanistan

1924-1925 microfilm record
Huquq va zindagi was published by the Lawyers Association of Afghanistan

Kabul, Afghanistan

1989-1991 microfilm record
Musharakat-i Milli was published by a Shia political party that was part of the Northern Alliance (later the Unity Party)

Kabul, Afghanistan

2002-2010 microfilm record
Shahadat was published by Hizb-i Islami Afghanistan, a Sunni Islamist political party

Kabul, Afghanistan

2009-2010 microfilm record

 

Titles microfilmed by SAMP

Title and brief description Place of Publication SAMP Holdings Links to record in CRL Catalog
Avaz was published by the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan.  It continues Pushtun Zhagh. Kabul, Afghanistan 1985-1995 [gaps] microfilm record
Jirgah was a newspaper covering politics, government, and current events of the time. Kabul, Afghanistan 1982-1995, 2002 microfilm record
Kar was published by the Union of Employees/Trade Union Council. Kabul, Afghanistan 1983-2010 [gaps] microfilm record
Nangarhar (daily) was a daily regional newspaper from the eastern part of Afghanistan. Jalalabad, Afghanistan 1964-2009 [gaps] microfilm record
Nangarhar (monthly) was a monthly publication about the history and culture of Nangarhar region, which borders Pakistan. Nangarhar, Afghanistan 1957-2001 microfilm record
Payam-i Mujahid was a publication from a rural and multi-ethnic provice just north of Kabul. This title was issued by the Nasharātī-i Mujāhidīn-i Afghānistān Parvan, Afghanistan 1997-2010 microfilm record
Pushtun Zhagh was published by the Ministry of Information and Culture of Afghanistan.  It was continued by Avaz. Kabul, Afghanistan 1942-1977 microfilm record
Sanai was a periodical from eastern central Afghanistan.  It covered social and cultural issues. Ghazni, Afghanistan 1952-2009 [gaps] microfilm record
Surghar was a newspaper from the strategically important city Kandahar in southern Afghanistan. Kandahar, Afghanistan 2009-2010 microfilm record

 

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