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Guide to the Islamic and Arabian Development Studies records, 1977-2000

Abstract

The program was established in 1977 with funding from the Greater Charlotte Foundation. The program became fully operational in the 1978-1979 academic year under the directorship of Ralph Braibanti. Studies focused primarily on the Arabian Peninsula and its social, economic, and political developments, and on the resurgence of Islam, with some attention also paid to Arabic archaeology, art, language, law and literature.

Collection contains primarily reports and other printed materials, along with conference programs, and a small amount of the Director's correspondence. Materials range in date from 1976-2000.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Islamic and Arabian Development Studies.
Title
Islamic and Arabian Development Studies records, 1977-2000
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.6 Linear Feet, 1,250 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection contains primarily reports and other printed materials, along with conference programs, and a small amount of the Director's correspondence. Director's correspondence is closed until August 2014 by donor's request. Includes annual and triennial reports of the program, 1977-1988, covering faculty activities, curriculum development, lectures, travel reports, and other aspects of the program; a catalog of the Joseph J. Malone Collection on Arabian Affairs; reprints; newspaper clippings; and course syllabi and readings. Materials range in date from 1976-2000.

Administrative Information

A majority of collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval. Contact Rubenstein Library staff before visiting. Read More »

warning Access Restrictions

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.

warning Use Restrictions

Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

IADS Three-Year Report, 1977-1980
Box 1
IADS Three-Year Report and supplement, 1981-1984
Box 1
IADS Activities Report, 1984-1985
Box 1
IADS Activities Report, 1985-1988
Box 1
IADS Summary of Activities Report, 1977-1988
Box 1
IADS Annual and Triennial Reports, 1977-1988 c.1
Box 1
IADS Annual and Triennial Reports, 1977-1988 c.2
Box 1
IADS: PS148 Political Development in the Arabian Peninsula. Syllabus, 1980
Box 1
IADS: Summer Program: Syllabus and Readings, 1981
Box 1
IADS: Seminar: The Recovery of Islamic Identity in Global Perspective, 1980
Box 1
Director - Correspondence, 1976-1986 (2 folders) [RESTRICTED]
Box 2
The Nomination of Dr. Ralph Braibanti… for the King Faisal International Prize in Islamic Studies, 1987
Box 2
Braibanti, Ralph. Position Paper #1: "The Nature and Structure of the Islamic World" (1995)
Box 2
Reprints: Saudi Arabia: A Developmental Perspective, 1979 (2 copies); The Recovery of Islamic Identity in Global Perspective, 1979
Box 2
Joseph J. Malone Collection on Arabian Affairs catalog American Institute of Pakistan Studies, Directory of Publications and Misc. Materials (1987-1988)
Box 2
National Council on U.S. Arab Relations: Occasional Papers #7
Box 2
IADS "International Conferences on Saudi Arabian Development," 1979, 1982
Box 2
IADS: Guestbook, 1982-1989
Box 2
Newsletters, misc. printed matter
Box 2
Misc. News articles
Box 2
Printed matter - Braidanti, Ralph - articles, 1999-2000
Box 2

Historical Note

The program was established in 1977 with funding from the Greater Charlotte Foundation. Later on, support was obtained from the government of Saudi Arabia, the Exxon Corporation, and other private and public bodies. The program became fully operational in the 1978-1979 academic year under the directorship of Ralph Braibanti. Studies focused primarily on the Arabian Peninsula and its social, economic, and political developments, and on the resurgence of Islam, with some attention also paid to Arabic archaeology, art, language, law and literature. Several conferences and trips were sponsored, and the program played a role in the visit of Queen Noor of Jordan to Duke in 1985. Funding for the program expired in August 1989, which was also the date of Dr. Braibanti's retirement from active teaching.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Islamic and Arabian Development Studies records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Islamic and Arabian Development Studies records were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1980, 1989, 1991, 2000 .

Processing Information

Processed by Archives Staff, November 2006

Encoded by Sherrie Bowser, November 2006

Accessions 80-149, A89-0032, A89,-0069, A91-74, A2000-58 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.