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Arabic Manuscripts Collection

Identifier: MA.00290

Scope and Contents

Manuscript volumes and fragments in Arabic from the 9th to 19th centuries. Descriptions are drawn from information provided by the donor.


  • Creation: 9th-12th century
  • Creation: 17th-19th century

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.


0.5 Linear feet (1 archives box)

Language of Materials



Manuscript volumes and fragments in Arabic from the 9th to 19th centuries.


These manuscripts were previously housed in the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection and were extracted to form an independent collection in 2015. The order assigned in the previous collection has been maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Anne G. Cann in 1993 in memory of Florence E. Day. Florence Day was the college roommate of Anne Cann's mother.

Physical Description

1 archives box (0.5 linear feet)

Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299