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Bayard Dodge Collection of Photographs of the Middle East


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Dodge, Bayard, 1888-1972

A member of the Princeton Class of 1909, Bayard Dodge was president of the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, from 1923 to 1948. After his retirement from there he taught at Columbia University, Princeton University, and the American University of Cairo.

The collection consists of 62 black-and-white photographs, ranging in size from 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" to 11" x 14 1/2". collected by Dodge (Princeton Class of 1909). Most of the photographs are of the buildings and students of Al-Azhar, the Muslim university in Cairo; others depict mosques and other scenes in Istanbul and Afghanistan. Two photographers are cited, C. Zachary and James A. Cudney, and several photographs have inscriptions in Arabic.

Some of the photographs were published in Dodge's book Al-Azhar, A Millenium of Muslim Learning (Washington, D.C.: Middle East Institute, 1961)

Transferred from the Near Eastern Studies Library (AM2001-40).

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Collection Inventory

Obituary of Dodge, "Al Azhar: A Millenium of Muslim Learning", 1961-1972. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photographs and 1 Letter from Dodge to William Sands (see folder 5), 1960. 6 folders.
Physical Description

6 folders

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