Safeguarding the Issa Iskandar al Maa’luf Manuscript collection (EAP1423)

Aims and objectives

This major project aims to catalog and digitize the ‘Isa Iskandar al Ma’luf unique historical Manuscript Collection, written between the 18th and the 20th centuries. Stored in a much-neglected storage condition for around 60 years, the collection, which is suffering from chemical and physical deterioration, was bought by and is currently housed at AUB libraries. The Collection includes 100 physical manuscripts that are essential for the study of cultural, social, and religious history of the Middle East. The project will involve the cataloging and digitizing of the collection and making all available online to researchers and scholars.