Moroccan newspapers al-Ittiḥād al-Ishtirākī and Libération preserved by MEMP

"al-Ittiḥād al-Ishtirākī" issue October 6, 1989

Monday, October 12, 2020
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Judy Alspach - jalspach@crl.edu
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The Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) has microfilmed issues of the Moroccan Arabic-language newspaper al-Ittiḥād al-Ishtirākī  from 1987-1996 and the related French-language newspaper Libération from 1977-1981. Published in Casablanca, Morocco, these newspapers are outlets of the Union socialiste des forces populaires (Socialist Union of Popular Forces), a Moroccan social-democratic political party. They document the later years of the rule of King Hassan II and the conflict over the status of Western Sahara.

The print holdings of these newspapers were held by Northwestern University, and proposed for MEMP preservation by Esmeralda Kalé, George & Mary LeCron Foster Curator of the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies. The newly microfilmed holdings will provide greater access to this important content for researchers at all CRL and MEMP member libraries.

 

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