MEMP Project History

The Middle East Microform Project (MEMP) was founded in 1987 by members of the Middle East Librarians Association (MELA). Its founding was the culmination of a long-perceived need for cooperative preservation of research materials from the Middle East, discussed as early as 1975 in a MELA workshop entitled “Cooperation Among Middle East Libraries of North America”.

For more information on MEMP, see also: “The Middle East Microform Project: Past, Present, and Future” in FOCUS, Volume XXIII, Number 3, Spring 2004.

November 17, 1964 edition of Le Journal de Teheran

MEMP has microfilmed several years of the French-language newspaper Le Journal de Teheran, published during the reign of the last Shah of Iran. Issues from 1949–56, 1960–62, and 1964–67 are now available for borrowing by CRL members.