Contents and Arrangement

Cyrenaica, 1941 to 1942, 1941-1947

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection consists of research files of scholar and author Jacques Roumani (1944-2016) on Libya during the period of Italian colonization. They primarily include government reports and correspondence, both original records (largely carbon copies) and photocopies of original records from Italian ministries such as Le Reconquista Militare and Istituzione del Ministero delle Colonie that document Italian administration and Libyan political, religious, and social activities. Records include British occupying force orders, Italian decrees and political military documents, instructions for negotiations, citizenship, land administration, laws, property confiscation, and information regarding the Senusiyya. The collection also includes newspaper clippings, maps, copies of articles, and Roumani's notes. While most of the materials are in Italian, some are in Arabic or English.

The collection's description is primarily based on an appraisal inventory as well as some description by Jacques Roumani.

Topics that are explicitly associated with particular folders may also be represented elsewhere in the collection.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Four publications/offprints were removed from the collection during 2022 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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 Special Collections 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.

Special Requirements for Access:

Many materials include rusty pins and staples.

Credit this material:

Cyrenaica, 1941 to 1942; Jacques Roumani Research Files on Libya, C1708, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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