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Bayard Dodge Collection of Photographs of the Middle East


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

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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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).

No appraisal information is available.

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

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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