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Collection Overview

Creator:
Dodge, Bayard, 1888-1972
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Bayard Dodge Collection of Photographs of the Middle East
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/00000006d
Dates:
1940-1959
Size:
1 box and 1.25 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of photographs of Middle East scenes collected by Bayard Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, Lebanon.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of 62 black-and-white photographs, ranging in size from 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" to 11" x 14 1/2". collected by Dodge (Princeton Class of 1909). Most of the photographs are of the buildings and students of Al-Azhar, the Muslim university in Cairo; others depict mosques and other scenes in Istanbul and Afghanistan. Two photographers are cited, C. Zachary and James A. Cudney, and several photographs have inscriptions in Arabic.

Collection Creator Biography:

A member of the Princeton Class of 1909, Bayard Dodge was president of the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, from 1923 to 1948. After his retirement from there he taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, and the American University of Cairo.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Transferred from the Near Eastern Studies Library (AM2001-40).

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Bayard Dodge Collection of Photographs of the Middle East; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/00000006d
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184

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Alternative Form Available:

Some of the photographs were published in Dodge's book Al-Azhar, A Millenium of Muslim Learning (Washington, D.C.: Middle East Institute, 1961)

Subject Terms:
Islamic countries -- Photographs.
Genre Terms:
Photographs -- 20th century.
Names:
Jāmiʿat al-Azhar
Places:
Afghanistan -- Photographs.
Cairo (Egypt) -- Photographs.
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Photographs.