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- Princeton university. Department of Near Eastern Studies
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Princeton University Department of Near Eastern Studies Faculty Research Materials
- Manuscripts Division
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- 2 boxes and 2 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-2
Consists of research materials of faculty members of Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies, most likely Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) and/or his son-in-law, R. Bayly Winder (1920-1988). Materials include photocopied materials relating to Jurji Zaydan (Georgie Zeidan) (1861-1914), and Aramco records, primarily Arabian Research Division, Government Relations Division translations of Current Affairs Radio Broadcasts from 1954 to 1956.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of research materials of faculty members of Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies, most likely Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) who served as department chair from 1926 to 1954, and/or his son-in-law, R. Bayly Winder (1920-1988)(M.A. and Ph.D from Princeton), who taught at Princeton in the same department until the early 1960s. Two main file groups include photocopied materials relating to Jurji Zaydan (Georgie Zeidan) (1861-1914), mostly professional and personal correspondence, and Aramco records, primarily Arabian Research Division, Government Relations Division, translations of Current Affairs Radio Broadcasts.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Princeton University's Department of Near Eastern Studies has been a leader in the study of the Middle East since 1927 when it was founded as the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures. While traditionally the strength of the department has been in the medieval and pre-modern studies of the geographical area that includes the Arab lands, Iran, Israel, and Turkey, greater emphasis has been given more recently to the modern Muslim world in its entirety, including the Caucasus, Central Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Transfer from Princeton University Library Near East Collections, 2017 . (AM 2017-161)
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were separated during 2017 processing.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Faith Charlton in June 2017 with assistance from Julia English '19. Finding aid written by Faith Charlton in June 2017. Folder inventory added by Julia English '19.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
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:
Princeton University Department of Near Eastern Studies Faculty Research Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Publication Note:
Princeton University Department of Near Eastern Studies website. Accessed June 26, 2017.
- Subject Terms:
- Princeton University -- Faculty -- 20th century -- Sources.
- Arabian American oil company
Hitti, Philip K. (Philip Khuri), 1886-1978
Winder, R. Bayly (Richard Bayly), 1920-1988
Zaydān, Jirjī, 1861-1914