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Manuscripts Collection

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The University Libraries owns approximately 1400 manuscripts in several languages of which the majority are in Arabic. They have been collected throughout the last century by illustrious faculty members of the University such as Dr. Harvey Porter, Dr. Asad Rustum, President Bayard Dodge and librarians. The core clusters were acquired from prestigious private libraries of the American Mission, the Syrian Association, Nawfal Nawfal and the distinguished Lebanese historian Issa Iskandar al-Ma’luf. The manuscripts cover a wide range of subjects, e.g. theology, Arabic language and literature, history, geography and the various sciences, and attract a panoply of researchers from all over the world. Some have become well-known and have acquired a name of their own such as the Beirut Codex in Syriac. The manuscripts were catalogued by Dr. Yusuf Khoury, Librarian at the time, and listed in his catalog ‘al-Makhtutat al-‘Arabiyah al-mawjudah fi maktabat al-Jami’ah al-Amirikiyah fi Bayrut’ in 1985 (to be available online soon).

Finding Aids

Digitized Arabic Manuscripts(View all)

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    كتاب تعبير المنام
    Kitab Ta'bir al-Manam
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    جموعة: ... الصحيفة
    Majmu'ah: al-Sahifa
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    جموعة: ... الصحيفة
    Majmu'ah: al-Sahifa
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    جموعة: ... الصحيفة
    Majmu'ah: al-Sahifa
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    جموعة: ... الصحيفة
    Majmu'ah: al-Sahifa
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    كتاب تعبير المنام
    Kitab Ta'bir al-Manam
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    جموعة: ... الصحيفة
    Majmu'ah: al-Sahifa
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    جموعة: ... الصحيفة
    Majmu'ah: al-Sahifa
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    جموعة: ... الصحيفة
    Majmu'ah: al-Sahifa
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    جموعة: ... الصحيفة
    Majmu'ah: al-Sahifa