Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Here are entered works on the region consisting of Asia west of Pakistan, northeastern Africa, and occasionally Greece and Pakistan. Works treating collectively the Arabic-speaking countries of Asia and Africa, or of Asia only, are entered under Arab countries.
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
William Appleton Aiken papers
Call Number: MS 1093
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, research materials, and autograph letters relating to the literary work of William Appleton Aiken on the life of Daniel Fitch, second Earl of Nottingham. Also included are Aiken's personal papers including his diaries as an army intelligence officer in the Middle East during World War II and an exhibition scrapbook prepared by the Overseas Branch of the Office of War Information.
Paul Moody Atkins papers
Call Number: MS 41
Overview: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, printed material, writings, clippings, diaries, photographs, and miscellanea relating to Paul Moody Atkins, a financial management consultant, international economic and banking expert, author, educator, and special liquidator of securities for the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency (1932-1937). Atkins' professional work in Peru (1931), French West Africa (1940-1941), Iran (1943-1945), Greece (1947-1948), and Japan (1948) are documented through correspondence,...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Paul Moody Atkins papers
Hanson Weightman Baldwin papers
Call Number: MS 54
Summary: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, subject files, research materials, publicity for books, and other papers of Hanson W. Baldwin, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and military affairs reporter and editor for the New York Times from 1929-1968, and editor for Reader's Digest, 1968-1976. The papers relate to Baldwin's work and interests as a journalist and author and include correspondence with many high-ranking...
Beer family papers
Call Number: MS 73
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, printed material, and other papers documenting the personal lives and professional careers of the Beer family. Extensive files of correspondence and papers for family members from the 1850s through the 1980s detail the lives and activities of such family members as William Collins Beer, a lobbyist for J.P. Morgan and Company, International Harvester Company, and the government of Italy, and a close friend of Mark Hanna; Thomas Beer, a...
Dates: 1740-1981, bulk 1827-1981
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Beer family papers
Isaac Bird papers
Call Number: MS 82
Overview: Missionary. Correspondence, diaries, sermons and miscellaneous papers of Isaac Bird and other members of the Bird family chiefly relating to missionary work in Palestine and other parts of the Near East (1822-1830). Bird's studies at Yale College (1812-1816) and at the Andover Theological Seminary are documented in correspondence and in notebooks of debates, sermons and lectures. His principal correspondents are Josiah Brewer, Pliny Fisk, William Goodell and Eli Smith. Family members whose...
Dates: 1752-1873, bulk 1812-1873
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Isaac Bird papers
Brewer family papers
Call Number: MS 99
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, and other papers, primarily of David Josiah Brewer, lawyer and justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The material includes Brewer's personal and family papers, although there are some papers relating to public matters, notably the Anglo-Venezuelan boundary dispute. Also included are papers of five generations of Brewer family members, including Josiah Brewer (1796-1872), the father of David Josiah Brewer....
Dates: 1714-1954, bulk 1820-1930
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Brewer family papers
William Hepburn Buckler papers
Call Number: MS 654
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, political reports, papers relating to the Paris Peace Conference, and printed materials of William H. Buckler, diplomat and archaeologist. The bulk of the papers relate to Buckler's work as a member of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace in Paris, 1918-1919, although there is material relating to his other diplomatic duties as well as his work as an archaeologist, especially the excavations at Sardis (1910-1914) and Anatolia (1922-1930)
Ludlow Seguine Bull papers
Call Number: MS 111
Overview: Correspondence, writings, memoranda, minutes, legal and financial papers and printed matter relating to Bull's career as an Egyptologist and to his social, philanthropic and financial activities.His professional papers concern his curatorship of the Egyptian collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and at Yale University. As a resident of Litchfield, Connecticut, Bull was active in supporting various community institutions. These activities are documented by minutes and...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Ludlow Seguine Bull papers
Day family papers
Call Number: MS 175
Overview: The Day family papers consist of correspondence, account books, diaries, journals, lectures, manuscripts, notes, sermons, and related papers of the Day family, 1767-1929. The personal lives, academic activities, and professional careers of several family members are documented, including Reverend Jeremiah Day (1737-1806), Reverend Jeremiah Day (1773-1867), Henry Noble Day (1808-1890), Mills Day (1783-1812), and others.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Day family papers
Ghassem Ghani collection
Call Number: MS 235
Overview: A collection of Persian manuscripts dating from the nineteenth century and consisting largely of official correspondence and reports to the Shah of Iran.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Ghassem Ghani collection
William L. Holladay papers
Call Number: RG 302
Overview: The papers comprise the professional and personal correspondence, teaching files, writings, and public talks that document William L. Holladay's career as a scholar of the Old Testament, his teaching career at both the Near East School of Theology and the Andover Newton Theological School, and his work as a minister for the United Church of Christ.
Dates: 1873-2012, bulk 1960-1997
Found in: Yale Divinity Library > William L. Holladay papers
Ellsworth Huntington papers
Call Number: MS 1
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, notes and notebooks, clippings, printed matter, which relate to Ellsworth Huntington's professional career and his activities for a number of professional organizations with which he was associated. The papers also include notebooks covering his numerous field trips and ancient artifacts collected by Huntington in Chinese Turkestan. Correspondents of note include Arnold Toynbee, Ernst Antevs, Henry Adams, James Breasted, Frederick Jackson Turner,...
Dates: 1779-1952, bulk 1890-1947
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Ellsworth Huntington papers
Institute for Mediterranean Affairs records
Call Number: MS 1688
Overview: The records consist of subject files, correspondence, administrative files, and publications documenting the activities of the Institute for Mediterranean Affairs.
Johnstone-Walker family papers
Call Number: MS 949
Overview: Chiefly diaries and correspondence by the wife and daughters of Thomas Pinckney Johnstone, a missionary to Turkey from 1833 to 1853. The diaries record their attempts to convert Turkish, Greek, and Armenian neighbors, the persecutions suffered by the converts, and the life of the missionary family. Diaries and letters written on their return to the United States describe their life in Granville, Ohio where they met anti-slavery activists; in Salem, Massachusetts; and in New Haven, Connecticut....
Dates: 1833-1951, bulk 1833-1901
Walter Clay Lowdermilk papers
Call Number: MS 597
Overview: Typed manuscript (mimeograph) "Soil, Forest, and Water Conservation in China, Israel, Africa, and the United States," oral history interview (703 pages in two volumes) conducted by Malca Chall for the Regional Oral History Office at the University of California at Berkeley, illustrated, 1969, Berkeley, California. Also included is a typed manuscript (mimeograph) "The Heavens Cooperate," by Inez M. Lowdermilk.
Thomas Ewart Marston papers
Call Number: MS 980
Overview: Notes taken by Thomas Marston between 1936 and 1937 from documents in the British Public Records Office, the India Office, and the British Museum relating to Aden, Abyssinia, and Arabia from 1800 to 1878.
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Thomas Ewart Marston papers
Palestine Statehood Committee "Concerning the campaigns for a Jewish Army; to save the Jewish people of Europe and the establishment of a Hebrew Republic in Palestine" papers
Call Number: MS 690
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, advertisements, scrapbooks and clippings of five committees active in the United States from 1939-1949 whose goals included the creation of an independent Jewish army to fight the Axis powers, the rescue and repatriation of European Jews in Palestine, and the re-establishment of a Jewish nation in an independent Palestine. The groups were sympathetic to the Revisionist Zionist movement and the Irgun Zvai Leumi and included...
Dates: 1933-1972, bulk 1939-1949
John Hall Paxton papers
Call Number: MS 629
Overview: Correspondence, writings, photographs and printed materials of John Hall Paxton, American foreign service officer. The papers reflect primarily Paxton's service in China from 1925 to 1949, broken only by a year in Teheran in 1943. He made a dramatic escape from China (1949) and returned to the United States. He broadcast for the Voice of America, and returned as Consul to Isfahan, Iran in 1951, where he died in 1953. His papers include reports on Chinese economic and political conditions,...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > John Hall Paxton papers
Ogden Rogers Reid papers
Call Number: MS 755
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, student papers, writings, speeches, subject files, congressional papers, clippings, photographs and miscellanea documenting the personal life and professional career of Ogden Rogers Reid. Among the subjects documented in the papers are Reid's student years at Yale University, his central role with the New York Herald Tribune, and his activities as ambassador to Israel and as a United States congressman. Files relating to his newspaper career include...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Ogden Rogers Reid papers
Sergeant family papers
Call Number: MS 806
Overview: Correspondence and other papers of several members of the Sergeant family of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Major correspondents include George Sergeant (1822-), of Northampton, Massachusetts; his sister, Catharine Sedgwick Sergeant De Forest, married to Dr. Henry A. De Forest; and his daughter, Catharine De Forest Sergeant (1848-). The collection contains correspondence on female education in Syria and education of women in the United States. Later letters, mainly in the 1870s, describe the...
Found in: Manuscripts and Archives > Sergeant family papers