Distortion of Content and Endangered Archives: A Case Study of a Donation to the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Mariette Atallah

Abstract

This paper aims to shed light on the challenges related to locating and accessing archival sources on Lebanon and tries to demonstrate the way political, administrative, and ethnic history can determine and justify their availability locally and regionally. It explores the various regimes that have influenced the shaping of the history of Lebanon and that have left a written legacy and archival collection related to that history.

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