The Archives & Special Collections Department at the University Libraries is pleased to announce the launch of the exhibit “SPC* & WWI 1914-1918″, both online and physical. The exhibit showcases documents, photos, and audio interviews from the University Libraries’ Archives telling the story of AUB during WWI.
The physical exhibit will run from December 9 till December 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at West Hall – Malhas Common Room
The online exhibit is accessible here and will be permanently hosted and accessible through AUB Libraries’ homepage, under “Online Exhibits”. This is the second online exhibit, in a series of planned upcoming exhibits, aimed at giving viewers a glimpse of the rich material held at the AUB Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections, which can be browsed and enjoyed on our premises, at the Jafet Library Archives and Special Collections Department.
Please enjoy and stay tuned for many more AUB Libraries exhibits in the coming months!
*Syrian Protestant College
For more about the event and the collection, read the below article, written by Ara Alain Arzoumanian at the Office of Communications, AUB. The article appeared on the AUB Website.
AUB historic documents shed light on life during WWI
Commemorating the World War I centennial, an exhibit of select documents from the archives of the AUB University Libraries, retraced the University’s fascinating trajectory during that era, bearing witness to the increasingly influential role that the then-Syrian Protestant College (which was later renamed to AUB), was destined to play in the region.
The exhibit, which was curated by Samar Mikati Kaissi, AUB archives librarian and Kaoukab Chebaro, head of archives and special collections and assistant professor of philosophy, also spotlighted the practicality and flexibility of the college administrators, the vision and steadfastness of the faculty and student body, and the grassroots engagement of SPC with the community.