Widener Library

Middle Eastern Collection

The Middle Eastern Division collects in great depth materials from the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus and from various émigré communities from these areas scattered throughout the world. These materials in the languages of these areas and in languages used by émigré communities include books, pamphlets, periodicals, newspapers, posters, broadsides, photographs, microforms, sound recordings, videotapes, and electronic databases. The collection is further supported by an extensive collection of materials published about the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus outside of these geographic areas.

Resources in Widener also include an extensive collection of titles in Western languages, which are further enhanced by significant holdings both in Middle Eastern and Western languages at other Harvard libraries, such as the Fine Arts Library, Harvard Law School Library, and Loeb Music Library.

Questions and comments, including requests for new materials and inquiries about using the Middle Eastern collection, should be directed to Michael Hopper, Head, Middle Eastern Division, via e-mail or to Cheryl LaGuardia, Research Liaison to Area Studies, via e-mail.

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