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Rare Book Friday in the Special Collections Research Center

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Rare Book Friday in the Special Collections Research Center

September Focus - Translations, Traditions, and Sacred Texts: Four Centuries of Engagement with the Middle East

September's Rare Book Friday features the treasures of our holdings on the Middle East. From the second Arabic book ever printed, to a Qur'anic manuscript gifted by a Moroccan King, to a ballot used in the 2005 Iraqi elections, our holdings span many languages, geographical origins, and periods of European and American engagement with the region.

Join us for an up-close look at the jewels of GW's special collections at this monthly open house. Archivists will choose a different collection for display each month and be on hand to a discuss the books and answer questions. This is a great opportunity to interact with rare and historic items that are usually kept in secure storage areas. Learn how to enhance your research using the rich trove of primary sources available in GW's Special Collections Research Center. 


Event Date and Time: 
Friday, September 30, 2016 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Gelman Library, Room 710 (Kiev Room)
Event Type: 
GWorld Cardholders
Event Format: 
Open House
RSVP Required: 
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