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Finding Aid for the George F. Hourani Papers, 1927-1984

22/5F/1010

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Collection Overview

Title: George F. Hourani Papers, 1927-1984
Creator: Hourani, George Fadlo
Extent: 36 manuscript boxes, 2 half boxes, 2 card boxes (16 linear feet)
Language of Material: Collection material in English. , French, , Arabic, , German and Spanish.
Repository: University Archives, The State University of New York at Buffalo
Abstract: Collection of materials from George F. Hourani, professor of Philosophy, specializing in Near Eastern History and Islamic philosophy. Includes correspondence, teachings, writings, Middle Eastern Studies research, and departmental files from both the University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, 22/5F/1010, George F. Hourani Papers, 1927-1984, University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Archives' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

The collection was received by John Sheffer, lawyer for the Hourani estate, on September 30, 1987 as accession #87-050.

Terms of Access

The George F. Hourani Papers, 1927-1984 are open for research.

Please note: Series I. Personal, Subseries A, Personal Correspondence, is restricted due to the personal nature of the documents. Please contact the archivist for more information. Copyright

Copyright is held by the State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Processed by Molly Dahl, May-July 2005.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Biographical Note

George Fadlo Hourani was one of the preeminent scholars of Islamic philosophy and Near Eastern History. He authored numerous articles as well as several books including: Arab Seafaring in the Indian Ocean in the Ancient and Early Medieval Times (1963), Ethical Value (1956, reprinted in 1969), Islamic Rationalism: the Ethics of 'Abd al-Jabbar' (1971) and Reason and Tradition in Islamic Ethics (published posthumously in 1985).

Throughout his career, Dr. Hourani participated in many national and international professional organizations. He was often celebrated for his professional insight into Middle Eastern culture. In 1991, UB Philosophy Department Chair Peter Hare stated that George Hourani was "unquestionably the leading specialist in Islamic thought in the United States. He had no peer."

1913 Born in Manchester, England to parents of Lebanese descent.
1927-1932 Attended the Mill Hill School in London where he studied Classics.
1936 Received his B.A. in classics and philosophy from the Balliol College at Oxford University.
1936-1937 Spent a year studying Arabic with tutors in Beirut.
1939 Received his Ph.D. from Princeton University after writing his dissertation, Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean in the 9th and 10th Centuries A.D.
1939-1948 Lecturer of philosophy and classics at the Government Arab College in Jerusalem
1940 Married Celeste Habib in Heliopolis, Egypt.
1950 Began his 17 year tenure at the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
1956 Received the Ford Foundation Area Research Fellowship in Cairo, Egypt for writing on Islamic philosophy.
1963 Recipient of the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship for writing on Islamic philosophy in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
1967 Came to the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was a professor in the Department of Philosophy until his retirement in 1982.
1976-1980 Chairman of the Department of Philosophy.
1980 One of several Near Eastern scholars to be invited to the White House by President Jimmy Carter to discuss U.S. relations with the Muslim world.
1982 Received the title of "Distinguished Professor of Islamic Thought and Civilization."
Retired from the University at Buffalo.
1984 Passed away at the age of 71 in Buffalo, NY.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains materials from George F. Hourani, professor of Philosophy, specializing in Near Eastern History and Islamic philosophy. Included are correspondence, teachings, writings, Middle Eastern Studies research, and departmental files from both the University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo.


Arrangement

This collection is divided into five series. Materials are written in English, French, Arabic, German and Spanish.

I. Personal; includes housing information, notes from George Hourani's early education and his personal writing. Please note: Subseries A, Personal correspondence, is restricted due to the personal nature of the documents. Please contact the archivist for more information.

II. Correspondence was processed by a previous staff archivist. The archivist's organization was retained; original order is unknown. Series includes professional correspondence, organized by both subject and author and correspondence with students.

III. Writings contains manuscripts, essays, articles, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and research pertaining to works written by George Hourani.

IV. Teachings includes early teachings at the Government Arab College in Jerusalem, coursework and departmental files from the University of Michigan and the University at Buffalo, and lectures given at various institutions. Folders labeled as "coursework" signifies a specific topic which may have been used in several classes.

V. Research for Middle Eastern studies includes collected materials used for research. Also includes newsletters and conferences related to the study of relations in the Middle East.


Container List

Box-folder Contents
1.1-1.2 Personal notes, no date; includes Hourani family history.
1.3 Photographs, no date
1.4 Account of Celeste Hourani's robbery, 1980-1984
1.5 Housing: leases, rental agreements, notes, pictures and correspondence, 1948-1967
1.6-1.7 Travel: notes, correspondence, itineraries, passports and travel documents, 1948-1974
1.8 Poetry, 1972, 1975, no date
1.9 "Nature by Night," personal essay written by George F. Hourani, no date
1.10 Notebook, no date
1.11 Exam and degree certificates, 1930-1939
1.12 Sabbatical leaves, 1956-1982
I.A     Letters to Celeste Hourani (RESTRICTED)
Please see an archivist for more information.
Box-folder Contents
2.1-4.9
1936-1983 , no date includes correspondence between George Hourani and Celeste Hourani, letters from Roy West to George Hourani, and plans for George Hourani's retirement party, 1983. [43 folders]
I.B    Education
Box-folder Contents
5.1
French notebook, Greek notes, Latin notes from Mill Hill School, 1927, 1931
5.2
Course: Philosophy of History 1936
5.3-5.5
Course: Ethics I: Modern Systematics, circa 1936
5.6-5.7
Arabic language notes, 1938-1940, 1943; includes Arabic composition notebook, Egyptian colloquial Arabic notebook, and Arabic vocabulary notebook.
5.8
Hebrew notes, 1939
5.9-5.11
Course: Ethics II: Modern Historical, circa 1940-1970
5.12-5.13
Greek history, circa 1930
5.14-5.15
Linguistics and philology, circa 1938
6.1-6.2
Greek philosophy: general and pre-Socratic, circa 1939-1970
6.3-6.5
Course: Islamic History I, Early Medieval to 945 C.E., circa 1936-1970
6.6-6.8
Course: Logic I: Systematic, notes, circa 1935-1970
6.9
Course: Logic II: Systematic, essays, circa 1936
6.10-6.11
Course: Logic III: Historical, circa 1940-1970
6.12-7.1
Course: Near Eastern Islamic History II, 945-1258 C. E., circa 1940-1970, no date (2 folders)
7.2
Course: History: Near Eastern III, Late Medieval, 1250-1800 C.E., no date
7.3-7.5
Course: History: Near Eastern IV, from 1789 C. E., circa 1955
Box-folder Contents
7.6 ABC News -- Alw, 1962-1984
7.7 Al-Biruni International Congress, 1973; includes International Congress on Seerat.
7.8 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), 1980-1981
7.9 American Institute of Islamic Studies, 1966, 1976-1982
7.10-7.11 American Oriental Society, 1951-1979
7.12 American University in Cairo, 1956-1957, 1965, 1973
7.13 Alk -- Ant, 1968-1981
7.14-8.1 Appointments to university positions, 1937-1967, 1976; includes George Hourani's academic background information [2 folders]
8.2 Ara -- Azi, 1958-1981
8.3 Baa -- Bas, 1966-1971, 1977-1982
8.4 Bat -- Bon, 1950-1961, 1968-1984
8.5 Bow -- But, 1951-1980
8.6 Cad -- Cam, 1967-1969, 1979-1984
8.7 Conferences on the Middle East, 1966-1983
8.8 Car -- Che, 1965, 1972-1981
8.9 Che -- Con, 1951, 1962, 1969-1983
8.10 Cos -- Cur, 1974-1976, 1981
8.11 Dab -- Davidson, 1951, 1962-1977, 1984
8.12 Davis, Douglas, 1979-1983
8.13 Dav -- Den, 1968-1980
8.14 Department of Health Education and Welfare, 1966, 1969
8.15 Dev -- Dia, 1952-1960, 1966-1978
8.16 Dic -- Dwe, 1952-1984
14.13 Correspondence regarding University at Buffalo title of Distinguished Professorship, 1971, 1979-1982
8.17 E, 1951-1952, 1960-1979
8.18 Faculty Association for Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES), 1973-1974
9.1 Fak -- Fay, 1952, 1958-1962, 1971-1978
9.2 Faz -- For, 1955-1961, 1975, 1983
9.3 Ford Foundation, 1956, 1962
9.4 Franco-American Faculty Exchange, 1980
9.5 Fra -- Fyz, 1958-1983
9.6 Gar -- Ghul, 1954-1959, 1968-1983
9.7 Gia -- Gou, 1953-1960, 1968-1982
9.8 Gracia, Jorge, 1975-1982
9.9-9.10 Government officials on U.S. policy in the Middle East, 1968; includes Ad Hoc Committee on the Middle East, letters to United States Presidents Jimmy Carter, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon, Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy, New York Senator Al D'Amato, and Anwar Sadat.
9.11 Gra -- Gre, 1957-1977
9.12 Grievance Committee for Bennett/SUNY Press Grievance, 1976-1977
9.13 Guggenheim Foundation, 1963-1964
9.14 Gul -- Gye, 1965-1975, 1981
9.15 Hab -- Had, 1952-1984
9.16 Harvard University, Ad Hoc Committee to Consider Appointment of Near Eastern Languages field in Arabic, 1974-1978
9.17 Har -- Hat, 1953, 1962-1982
9.18-10.1 Hawi, Sami, 1966-1975; includes thesis [2 folders]
10.2 Hay -- Hus, 1951-1980
10.3-10.5 Humphreys, Steve, 1968-1980; includes petition.
10.6 Imhoff -- Imam, 1968-1970, 1983
10.7-10.8 Inati, Shams, 1972-1982; includes thesis.
10.9-10.10 International Congress of Orientalists, 1960, 1966-1974
10.11 Inter-University Programme in East-West Thought, 1975
10.12 Ind -- Isl, 1952-1954, 1961-1982
10.13 Iss -- Jon, 1964-1981
10.14-10.15 Journal of the American Institute for the Study of the Middle East, 1967-1980
10.16 Jur -- Kasica, 1953-1961, 1967-1973, 1980-1981
10.17 Kasim -- Kel, 1953-1961, 1967-1980
10.18 Ker -- Ketc, 1960-1961, 1971, 1976
10.19 Ketter, Robert: Letters of Support, 1968-1970, 1978, 1980; includes letters to University at Buffalo Presidents, Martin Meyerson and Peter Regan, regarding stationary fraud scandal.
10.20 Khan, M.S., 1973-1982
11.1 Kha -- Kid, 1953-1983
11.2 Kin -- Koh, 1971-1981
11.3 Kolbas, Judith, 1970-1973, 1981
11.4 Kon -- Kuw, 1973-1977
11.5 Kuwait University, 1974
11.6-11.7 Lahood, Gabriel, 1979-1984
11.8 Lac -- Leg, 1953-1957, 1966-1976, 1982
11.9 Len -- Lind, 1954-1981
11.10-11.11 Linley, Neil, 1977-1982
11.12 Lip -- Lyl, 1956-1982
11.13 Mab -- Mala, 1968-1983
11.14 Maloney, J., 1979-1983
11.15 Man -- May, 1952-1959, 1970-1983
11.16 Maz -- Mil, 1951, 1971-1977
11.17 Middle East Institute, 1960-1971
11.18-12.1 Middle East Studies Association, 1967-1980 (2 folders)
12.2 Mirow, Thomas: Vienna conference of Arab and Jewish intellectuals, 1977-1978
12.3 Mis -- Mora, 1952-1965, 1972-1978
12.4 Morewedge, Parviz, 1971-1980
12.5 Morg -- Mur, 1953-1954, 1978-1983
12.6 Musallam, B., 1975-1979
12.7 Naa -- Nas, 1952-1973, 1979; includes correspondence with Ralph Nader.
12.8-12.10 National Endowment for the Humanities, 1972-1973, 1980-1984
12.11 Nay – New York University, 1955, 1961-1982
12.12 Organizations concerned about the Middle East, 1978-1983
12.13 Oco -- Oxt, 1953-1958, 1965-1966, 1972-1982
12.14 Peretz, Don, 1967-1969
12.15 Pah -- Pus, 1952-1981
12.16-12.17 Correspondence with publishers, 1959, 1965-1971; includes publishing agreements.
12.18 Qay -- Ric, 1953-1977
13.1 Rid -- Row, 1958-1984
13.2 Saa -- Sch, 1951, 1961-1983
13.3 Schultz, Janice, 1972-1979
13.4 Second Islamic Philosophy Conference -- Sla, 1966-1973, 1980-1983
13.5 Smi – Social Sciences Research Council, 1965, 1972-1983
13.6-13.7 Société pour l'étude de la philosophie médiévale, 1964-1973
13.8 Society for the Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, 1979-1982
13.9 Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science, 1971-1983
13.10 Soc -- Sul, 1975-1983; includes Society for the Study of the History of Philosophy.
13.11-13.12 SUNY Press, 1970-1977
13.13 Sut -- Tay, 1951-1954, 1961-1981
13.14 Tho -- Tram, 1953, 1964-1966, 1975-1980
14.1 Translation Project -- Tuh, 1967-1984
14.2 UCLA visiting professorship, 1978-1981
14.4 Uni -- Upp, 1952-1955, 1961-1970; includes University of Michigan faculty committees.
14.5 Van -- Vin, 1958-1962, 1969-1984
14.6-14.7 Visiting lecturers at the University at Buffalo, 1968-1979
14.8 Vis -- Wei, 1950-1983
14.9 Wel -- Whi, 1952, 1966, 1976-1984
14.10 White House Conference on the Middle East, 1980
14.11 Who's Who in America, 1973
14.12 Wic -- Wie, 1953, 1962
14.14 Wil -- Wan, 1953-1976, 1984
14.15 Woo -- You, 1954-1967, 1976-1983
14.16 You -- Zei, 1951-1955, 1964, 1970-1977
14.17 Zia -- Zur, 1960-1972
14.18 No surname or no date.
Box-folder Contents
15.1 Articles, 1935, 1938
15.2-15.4 Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean During the Ninth and Tenth Centuries, C. E., 1939
15.5 Articles, essays, 1941-1947
15.6 Articles, 1948-1949; includes correspondence.
15.7-15.14 Arab Seafaring, 1951; includes notes from research, correspondence, reviews and copy of text.
15.15 Articles, essays, 1952
15.16 Articles, essays, 1954, 1955
15.17 "Justice in Early Greek Thought," 1955; includes notes and rough draft.
15.18-16.3 Ethical Value, 1956, 1948-1971; includes correspondence, revisions, reviews, and copy of text [6 folders]
16.4 Articles, essays, 1956-1959
16.5-16.10 Kitab Fasl al-Maqal, 1959, 1952-1971; includes editorial suggestions, correspondence with publisher, general correspondence, reviews and copy of text.
16.11 Articles, 1960
16.12 Articles, essays, 1961; includes encyclopedia articles and correspondence.
16.13-17.1 Averroes on the Harmony of Religion and Philosophy, 1961, 1960-1970; includes research, correspondence, notes, reviews and copy of text. (7 folders)
17.2 Articles, 1962
17.3 Review of The Nasreen Ethics, 1962; includes notes and correspondence.
17.4 Articles, 1963, 1964; includes encyclopedia articles.
17.5-17.7 Medieval thought and theology, 1964; includes articles and notes.
17.8 Articles, 1965
17.9 Articles, essays, 1966-1968; includes encyclopedia articles and correspondence.
17.10 Articles, essays, 1969
17.11-17.12 Article: "Israel, the Arabs and Ethics," 1969; includes article and correspondence.
17.13 Articles, unpublished essays, 1970, 1971
17.14-17.15 Article: "Israel and Palestine: A Fresh Approach," 1971; includes notes and correspondence.
17.16-18.4 Islamic Rationalism: the Ethics of 'Abd Al-Jabbar, 1971, 1968-1978; includes notes, correspondence, reviews and copy of text [6 folders]
18.5 Articles, 1972; includes correspondence.
18.6 Articles, reviews, 1973; includes correspondence.
18.7 Articles, 1975; includes correspondence.
18.8-18.10 Essays on Islamic Philosophy and Science, "Ethics on Medieval Islam," 1975; includes reviews, correspondence, and copy of text.
18.11 Article: "Ibn Sina on Necessary and Possible Existence," 1976; includes correspondence.
18.12 Articles, 1976; includes notes and correspondence for "Ghazali on Ethical Action" and "Islamic and Non-Islamic Origins of Mu'tazilite Ethical Nationalism."
18.13 Articles, reviews, 1977; includes correspondence.
18.14 Article: "Averroès musulman," 1978; includes notes, correspondence.
18.15 Article: "The Story of Sinhue," 1977-1978; includes correspondence.
19.1 Article: "Zulm An-Nafs in the Qu'ran, in the Light of Aristotle," 1978; includes notes and correspondence.
19.2 Review: Sadr al-Din Shirazi and his Transcendent Theosophy: Background, Life and Works, 1979; includes correspondence.
19.3-19.4 Islamic Philosophical Theology, "Reason and Revelation in Ibn Hazm's Ethical Thought," 1979; includes notes and correspondence.
19.5 Article: "Ethical Presuppositions of the Qu'ran," 1980, 1978-1980; includes correspondence.
19.6-19.8 Article: "Foundations of the Art of Prophecy," 1980; includes notes.
19.9 Article: "Maimonides and Islam," 1980, 1980-1984; includes drafts, correspondence, and notes.
19.10 Article: "Obligation are Facts," 1980; includes drafts and notes.
19.11 Articles, 1981; includes correspondence.
19.12 Festschriften: Islamic Thought: Studies in Honor of George F. Hourani, 1982
19.13 Articles, essays, 1982; includes notes and correspondence.
19.14 Article: "Ibn Khaldun's Historical Methodology," 1982, 1980-1984; includes correspondence and notes.
19.15 Articles, 1983; includes Dictionary of the Middle Ages article and correspondence.
19.16 Article: "Diving Justice and Human Reason in Mu'talizite Ethical Theology," 1983; includes correspondence.
20.1 Article: "A Revised Chronology of Ghazali's Writings," 1984, 1983-1984; includes notes and correspondence.
20.2-20.7 Reason and Tradition in Islamic Ethics, 1985, 1984; includes revisions, copyright permission, and correspondence with publisher.
20.8-20.9 Other writings, no date
IV.A    Early teachings
Box-folder Contents
20.10
School of Oriental Studies, University of London, 1936-1937; includes exams.
IV.B    University of Michigan
Box-folder Contents
21.7
Arabic language instruction materials, circa 1957; includes notes and correspondence.
21.8
Course: Elementary Persian, 1960-1961; includes course notes.
21.9
Course: Islamic Culture, circa 1954; includes lecture notes and syllabus.
21.10
Course: Islamic Culture, 1961; includes course materials.
21.11
Course: Islamic Institutions, 1959; includes course materials.
21.12-21.13
Course: Islamic Philosophy, 1955-1960; includes student evaluations, exams.
21.14-21.15
Course: Modern Near East since 1789, 1950-1962; includes notes, syllabus, and student evaluations.
21.16-21.18
Course: Muslim History and Civilization to 1500 C. E, circa 1966; includes course material and student evaluations.
22.1
Course: Muslim Religion and Philosophy, 1952-1966; includes notes and course materials.
22.2-22.6
Course: Near Eastern History I, 500-945 C. E, circa 1955; includes lecture notes, reading list and syllabus.
22.7
Course: Near Eastern History, 945 C. E to the Crusades, circa 1955; includes reading lists and syllabus.
22.8
Course: Near Eastern History, 945-1500 C. E, circa 1955; includes lecture notes.
22.9
Course: Near Eastern History, 1200-1800, circa 1955; includes lecture notes.
22.10-22.12
Course: Near Eastern History from 1781, circa 1958; includes lecture notes.
22.13
Coursework on Roman and Islamic Syria, 1957
Box-folder Contents
22.14
Course: Comparative Study in Medieval History, 1965; includes course description, syllabus and reading lists.
22.15
Pro-seminar: Islamic History, 1961; includes bibliography and syllabus.
22.16-23.2
Course: Islamic History to 945 C. E, circa 1962; includes lecture notes. (3 folders)
23.4-23.8
Course: Islamic History II, 945-1789, circa 1962; includes lecture notes.
23.9-23.10
Course: Islamic History III, 1789-1960, circa 1962; includes lecture notes.
23.11-23.12
Course: Islamic Institutions, circa 1966; includes exams and course materials.
23.13
Roman history notes, 1948, 1951, no date
24.1
Course: Studies in Arabic History, circa 1964; includes notes and course materials.
Box-folder Contents
24.2-24.4
Course: Ancient Philosophy lecture notes, circa 1950
24.5-24.7
Medieval philosophy lecture notes, 1964-1967, no date
Box-folder Contents
24.8-24.9
Doctoral reading lists and exams, circa 1960-1970
24.10
Extension lecture on Islam, 1964
24.11-24.14
Coursework on Great Books of the Near East, 1962-1975; includes lecture notes, course materials and materials from University at Buffalo.
24.15
Notes, no date
25.1
Coursework on religions other than Islam, circa 1965; includes lecture notes.
25.2
Course: Zoroastrians in Early Islam, no date; includes bibliography and notes.
IV.C    University of Michigan departmental files
Box-folder Contents
25.3
Asian Studies program: Hourani proposals and recommendations, 1960
25.4-25.6
History department, 1961-1967; includes curriculum, proposal for revised undergraduate program.
25.7-25.10
Near Eastern Studies department: administrative materials, 1950-1964; includes curriculum, correspondence, Library Committee.
25.11-25.14
Philosophy Department, 1966-1967; includes program requirements, draft proposal for joint doctorate in History and Philosophy of Science, Curriculum Committee reports and memos.
IV.D    University at Buffalo
Box-folder Contents
26.1-26.2
Course: Ancient Philosophy, 1971-1983; includes course material and notes.
26.3
Course: Arabic and Jewish Philosophy, 1969; includes course materials.
26.4-26.5
Seminar: Aristotle's Human Philosophy, 1977, 1981; includes reading list, syllabus, lecture notes and student papers.
26.6-26.8
Course: Ethics, 1978; includes notes.
26.9
Course: Greek Ethics, 1969-1973
26.10-26.14
Coursework on Islamic philosophy, circa 1975, no date; includes notes, and University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) documents.
26.15-26.16
Coursework on Islamic philosophy: exams, 1967-1981
27.1-27.4
Course: Medieval Philosophy, circa 1968-1980; includes lecture notes, syllabus and exams.
27.5
Course: Plato, 1972-1982; includes lecture notes and exam.
27.6
Coursework on Socratic ethics, 1969; includes lecture notes.
Box-folder Contents
27.7
Course: Islamic Institutions, 1970; includes syllabus.
Box-folder Contents
27.8-27.10
Arabic language instruction, 1968-1982; includes correspondence and notes.
27.11
Hispano-Arabic curriculum proposal, 1974
27.12
Notes, no date
27.13-27.16
Student papers, 1968-1973; includes dissertation notes for Gabriel Lahood and Ping-Cheung Lo.
27.17
Course: Value Theories in Medieval Islam, 1967-1969; includes lecture notes.
IV.E    University at Buffalo departmental files
Box-folder Contents
27.18
Arab Language instruction, 1979-1980; includes correspondence and Fellowship applications.
28.1
Asian and African Studies, 1973
28.2
Critical Languages Program, 1970-1973; includes memos.
28.3
Faculty Senate, 1973-1974; includes memos and correspondence.
28.4
Faculty of Social Sciences, 1973-1981; includes by-laws and memos.
28.5-28.6
International Studies Executive Committee, 1975-1978; includes meeting minutes and memos.
28.7
Judaic Studies Program, 1965-1977; includes memos and correspondence.
28.8-28.9
Middle Eastern Studies Department, 1970, 1976; includes Special Majors Committee correspondence, meeting minutes.
28.10-28.11
Near Eastern Studies Department, 1970-1977; includes memos and correspondence.
28.12
Salary grievance, 1978
Box-folder Contents
28.13
Curriculum committee, 1978
28.14
Development plan, 1978
28.15
Ethics course for general education requirements, 1980
28.16
Evaluation of students, 1971
28.17
Executive Committee meeting minutes, 1980-1982
28.18-28.19
Faculty meeting minutes, 1967-1980
29.1
Faculty promotions, 1970-1976
29.2
Fellowship applications, 1969-1974; includes summer teaching applications.
29.3
Financial aid to Philosophy students, 1973-1977
29.4
Grading guidelines for undergraduate course, 1971, 1977, 1981
29.5
Graduate program policies, circa 1981
29.6-29.8
Graduate Studies Committee, 1967-1969
29.9
Language exams and requirements, 1968-1977
29.10-29.12
Library Committee, 1967-1981; includes memos, notes and correspondence.
29.13-30.3
Philosophy department, 1968-1979; includes memos, correspondence, by-laws, Chairman's correspondence, course reading lists, Asian Studies degree requirements, Philosophy doctorate breadth requirements, and State Education Department reviews [8 folders]
30.4
Religious Studies Program faculty, 1967-1978
30.5-30.6
Study abroad program, circa 1974; includes applications and guidelines.
30.7
Summer teaching positions, progress and evaluation reports for graduate students, proposal for International Studies as a component to general education requirements, and Graduate Philosophical Association constitution.
30.8-30.9
Teaching evaluations, 1974
30.10
Undergraduate program requirements, 1968-1978
IV.F    Lectures
Box-folder Contents
30.11
Averroes colloquium, circa 1976
30.12
"A Decade of Revolution in the Arab Middle East; Political and Social Changes, 1949-59," 1960
30.13
"Democracy and the Arabs," August 1945
30.14
Islam and the Medieval West conference, 1975; includes correspondence and revisions of disputation.
30.15
"Islamic Philosophy: The Battle of the Theologians and Philosophers," 1983; includes notes and correspondence.
30.16
"The Life and Thought of Ibn Rushd," 1957
[disbound]
30.17
"Modern English Poetry," October 1942
30.18
"Nationalism," November 1943
30.19
"Suggestions for Arab Policy in Palestine," December 1947
30.20-30.21
"The Transmission of Philosophy from Muslim Spain to Christian Europe," conference, 1969; includes notes.
V.    Research for Middle Eastern Studies

Includes brochures, articles, clippings, off-prints, and notes.

Box-folder Contents
31.1-37.2 Collected writings, 1919, 1931, 1933-1936, 1939-1983, no date [61 folders]
37.3-37.6 Photostats: includes Nurosmaniye, Veliyuddin, Burkawi, Risala, Aya Sofya, Farabi, Ibn Sina, Risalat al-akhtaq, N. Osmaniye, Istanbul, Ibn Rushd, Masa'il, Perterniyal, 1958, no date
39.0 Reference file, no date
[card box index file]
40.0 Bibliography file, no date
[card box index file]
V.A    Newsletters and Conferences
Subseries organized by authoring institution
Box-folder Contents
37.7
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, 1981
37.8
Americans for Justice in the Middle East, The Middle East Newsletter, 1972-1974, 1981; includes AJME Newsletter.
37.9
Americans for Middle East Understanding, The Link, American Friends of the Middle East, Mid East, 1966, 1972-1980; includes AMEU booklets.
37.10
American Research Center in Egypt, 1978-1980
37.11
American Schools of Oriental Research, Arab Development Society, Arab Office, 1948, no date
37.12
XXVII International Congress of Orientalists program, 1967
38.1
Literature East and West, The Maghreb Review, 1960, 1978-1980
38.2
Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1972, 1974, 1977, 1981-1982
38.3
Palestine Human Rights Bulletin, Palestine and Transjordan, 1936, 1980
38.4
Two Arabic magazines, no date

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Contributors

Morewedge, Parviz
University of Michigan. Dept. of Near Eastern Studies
Government Arab College (Jerusalem)
Hourani, Celeste
Hourani, Albert Habib
State University of New York at Buffalo. Dept. of Philosophy
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives

Subject Terms

Academic writing
Arab-Israeli conflict
Ethics--Study and teaching--United States
History--Religious aspects--Islam
Indian Ocean--Navigation--History
Islamic ethics--Study and teaching--United States
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