American University of Beirut

Archives and Special Collections Department

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Mission Statement

  • ​​Archives: to identify, select, seek, acquire, collect, organize, describe, store, preserve and make available all source materials of enduring value in any format which document the history of the University and reflect its origins, development, and the activities and achievements of its faculty, students, alumni officers and employees.
  • Special Collections:  to select, collect, organize, catalogue or list, provide secure housing and specialized care, and to service the valuable collections of the Library, namely the theses, manuscripts, rare books and periodicals, photographs, posters, maps, and other miscellaneous items.

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