Middle East Studies Collection - Part of Archives Unbound

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The Middle East Studies Collection offers scholars access to 26 collections and 1.2 million pages of rare primary documents related to Middle East history, politics and society through the 19th and 20th centuries. Many of the collections have been sourced from the US National Archive and the National Archives of the UK, enabling scholars to see Middle East topics through the lens of US and British diplomacy, giving them instant access to special reports on political and military affairs; studies and statistics on socioeconomic matters; interviews and minutes of meetings with government officials and more.

Source Libraries: US National Archives, The National Archives of the UK, British Library, George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Presbyterian Historical Society.


The Gale Primary Sources Programme
Middle East Studies Collection – Part of Archives Unbound is one of the many resources available in the Gale Primary Sources programme which offers a ground-breaking research environment that, to date, integrates over 30 of the programme’s collections; allowing researchers to conduct one search and instantly pull related results from approximately 170 million pages of historical content. The combination of uniquely rich, full-text primary source content, dependable metadata, and intuitive subject indexing, is further enriched by innovative workflow and analytical tools.

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Archives in the Middle East Studies Collection

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Aden: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1880-1906Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Trans-Jordan: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1836-1944
Afghanistan and the U.S., 1945-1963: Records of the U.S. State
 Department Classified FilesMiddle East Online: Iraq, 1914-1974
Afghanistan in 1919: The Third Anglo-Afghan War
Middle East Online: Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970
British Campaign in Mesopotamia, 1914-1918
Morocco: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1797-1929
British Mandate in Palestine, Arab-Jewish Relations, and the U.S. Consulate at Jerusalem, 1920-1944
The Revolution of the King and the People in Morocco, 1950-1959: Records of the U.S. State Department Classified Files
The Cyprus Crisis in 1967
Palestine and Israel: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1945-1959
Democracy in Turkey, 1950-1959: Records of the U.S. State
 Department Classified Files
The Persian Gulf and Yemen: American Ascendancy and the Cold War, 1950-1959
Egypt: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1853-1962
Records of the Persian Gulf War, 1990-1991
Evangelism and the Syria-Lebanon Mission: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1869-1910
Saudi Arabia: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1930-1959
The French Mandate in The Lebanon, Christian-Muslim
Relations, and the US Consulate at Beirut, 1920-1941
Turkey: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1802-1949
Iran (Persia): Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1883-1959
U.S. and Iraqi Relations: U.S. Technical Aid, 1950-1958
Iraq: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1888-1944
U.S. Middle East Peace Policy and America’s Role in the Middle East Peace Process, 1989-1993
Libya: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1796-1885
U.S. Operations Mission to Saudi Arabia, 1950-1955


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