Asian and Asian American Studies: Middle East

About Primary Sources

Letters, interviews, photographs, and diary/blog entries are all examples of primary sources. Primary sources provide first-hand evidence of an event or subject, and they can be unpublished or published.  PCC Library's collection incudes published primary sources including autobiographies and personal journals. The Internet provides a wealth of access to primary sources through websites of historical societies, museums, organizations, educational institutions, and governmental entities. Consult Using Primary Sources on the Web, published by the American Library Association.

Middle East 1916 - Present: A Documentary Record

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Provided by the Avalon Project at Yale Law School, Middle East 1916-Present includes the Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916), the Balfour Declaration (1917), the Pact of the League of Arab States (1945), the Palestinian National Charter (1968), and many other key primary documents.

Photo: Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem.

Historical Maps

"Palestine in the time of Saul." From Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land. Smith, George Adam. London, 1915. Middle East Historical Maps

Historical maps of Africa online from the Perry-Castaneda Library at the University of Texas.