Preservation of historical periodical collections (1900-1950) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem
Many early Arab newspapers from the historical periodical collections (1900-1950) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Library in East Jerusalem are now available online for research purposes.
The newspapers were digitized by British Library Endangered Archives Programme.
"During the project 24 historical publications, including 13 newspapers and 11 journals and magazines, were converted into digital format. Most of the periodicals were published in Palestine during the British Mandate Period (1917-1948), but among the titles selected for the project there was also a publication from the time of the Ottoman Empire, Al-Jinan (1874), and a few publications from the pre-war period, such as Al-Mahaba (1901), Al Hasna (1909-1912), Tazwir Afkar (1909), and Al-Muqtabas (1908-1916). The project resulted in the digitisation of 24 titles, 6,699 issues and 53,783 pages.
The records copied by this project have been catalogued as:
- EAP119/1 Periodical collection of the al-Aqsa Mosque Library (1874-1955)"
Full catalog entries for the collection can be seen in The British Library’s main archives and manuscripts catalogue: http://searcharchives.bl.uk/
*Title: Majallat Rawdat al-Ma'arif (1922-1934)
*Title: Rawdat al-Ma'arif (1326-1327AH) [1908-1909]
*Title: al-'Arab (1933-1934)
*Title: al-Fajr (1935)
*Title: al-Hasna' (1909-1912)
*Title: al-Huquq (1923-1928)
*Title: al-Jami'ah al-'Arabiyah (1927-1936)
*Title: al-Jami'ah al-Islamiyah (1932-1937)
*Title: al-Jinan (1874)
*Title: al-Kuliyyah al-Arabia (1927-1938)
*Title: al-Mahaba' (1901)
*Title: al-Muqtabas (1907-1913)
*Title: al-Sirat al-Mustaqim (1928-1938)
*Title: al-Zahrah (1922-1926)
From the list below, the first six titles are being prepared for publication. They should be available later this month. The final four titles will then be added. This will take one or two months.
-Title: Filastin (1923-1951)
-Title: Mir'at al-Sharq (1922-1936)
-Title: Sawt al-Sha'b (1927-1935)
-Title: Tasvir-i efkar (1909)
-Title: al-Aqdam (1933-1936)
-Title: al-Awqat al-'Arabiyah (1935)
-Title: al-Difa' (1934-1955)
-Title: al-Liwa' (1935-1937)
-Title: al-Muqtabas (1908-1916)
-Title: al-Qabas (1913-1934)
[Thanks to Lynda Barraclough, Endangered Archives Programme curator at BL for the update]
Also of interest : Givat Havivah Peace Archive of Palestinian newspapers.