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Preliminary Inventory of the Kanan Makiya papers
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Box 1-6

Nidhal al·Ba'th (Struggle of the Ba'th) 1943-1968

Scope and Contents note

An 11 volume set of Ba'th party resolutions and statements from 1943 to 1968. Published by Dar al-Talla' in Beirut. Fourth edition, February 1976.
Box 1-6

Al Esbuyia (The Weekly) 2007-2008

Scope and Contents note

A news and current affairs weekly in Arabic, published and edited from Baghdad. The first issue appeared on 12 December 2007. The boxed set covers 12 December 2007 to 17 February 2008, plus 15 separate issues from 2008.
Box 1-6

Rijal Wa Madina (2002), Al Qala'tu al-Hasina (2001), and Selected Works of Saddam Hussein vols. 1 (1992) and 4 (1994)

Scope and Contents note

Writings of Saddam Hussein, unatributed works of fiction: Rijal Wa Madina(2002) , and Al Qala'tu al-Hasina (2001). Includes five books, two in Arabic and three in English (translations from Arabic.)
Box 1-6

Dirasat 'Arabiyya (Arab Studies) 1974, 1978, 1980

Scope and Contents note

Three issues of a socio-economic journal of ideas, dating from 1974, 1978 and 1980.
Box 1-6

Al Thaqafa al-Jadida, 1990-1993

Scope and Contents note

An Arabic journal of "scientific thought" and "progressive culture" put out by the Iraqi Communist Party from Damascus and Beirut. Includes 22 issues, from issue no. 226, published in 1990 to issue no. 257, published in 1993. A few issues are missing in the series.
Box 1-6

Aljadid, 1997-1999

Scope and Contents note

English language "Review of Arab Culture" published in the US includes 11 issues from 1997 to 1999.
Box 1-6

Iraq file, 1970s

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous pamphlets, documents, journals and newspapers from various Iraqi opposition sources.
Box 1-6

Middle East/Palestinian documents file, late 1960s through mid 1970s

Scope and Contents note

Contains miscellaneous publications largely from Palestinian sources.
Box 7-10

Republic of Fear manuscripts, 1986-1987

Scope and Contents note

Drafts and edits of Republic of Fear in Arabic.
Box 7-10

Republic of Fear (Arabic edition, in digital form) 1986-1988

Scope and Contents note

Consists of floppy discs from late 1980s, containing typed manuscript in Arabic of Republic of Fear and Al-Nashir Al-Maktabi, the software program used to create those files.
Box 7-10

Videotapes, 1991-2011

Scope and Contents note

Mainly on VHS videocassettes.
Box 7-10

"Charter 91," 1991

Scope and Contents note

Videotape recording of the meetings in 1991 among Iraqis that led to the writing of Charter 91 (2 VHS videotape cassettes)
Box 7-10

"Enemies of the State," 1990

Scope and Contents note

BBC Everyman program on Iraq aired in 1990. First interview with Samlr Al-Khalil before identity revealed as Kanan Makiya (UK system videotape)
Box 7-10

"Road to Hell," January 1992

Scope and Contents note

BBC Everyman program on Anfal reported by Kanan Makiya (1 NTSC videotape)
Box 7-10

"The Devil You Know," 1991

Scope and Contents note

Videotape of BBC program featuring Samir al-Kahlil/Kanan Makiya, aired on 24 May 1991 (VHS PAL format videotape)
Box 9

"Saddam's Killing Fields," 31 March 1992

Scope and Contents note

Frontline documentary reported on by Kanan Makiya which exposes the Anfal genocide for the first time, extended from BBC Everyman original by Frontline. Air date on program June 22, 1993. (VHS videotape cassette)

Access

Use copy available on-site for immediate use. Use copy reference number: 2010C35 _v_0010058.
Box 7-10

"World in Focus," 25 February 1991

Scope and Contents note

Conversation with Makiya and Ajami (VHS videotape cassette)
Box 7-10

"Countdown for Saddam," 13 April 1992

Scope and Contents note

Danish TV interview with Kanan Makiya, (VHS videotape cassette)
Box 7-10

"Assyrians Around The World," circa 1992

Scope and Contents note

Interview with Samir al-Khalil/Kanan Makiya (VHS videotape cassette)
Box 7-10

"Justice and Jihad: NOW," September, 2011

Scope and Contents note

Bill Moyer conversation with eight specialists (including Kanan Makiya) after September 11th (VHS videotape cassette)
Box 7-10

Interview with CNN (VHS videotape cassette), October 2005

Box 7-10

Interview with CNN (VHS videotape cassette), July 2002

Box 7-10

Interviews with FOX News, (2 VHS videotape cassettes), 01 January 2004

Box 7-10

The Arab World After September 11 Interview (VHS videotape cassette), 23 January 2002

Box 7-10

Charlie Rose Interview Interview (VHS videotape cassette), 3 0ctober 2001

Box 7-10

Insight Interview with Kanan Makiya (VHS videotape cassette), 01 July 2004

Box 7-10

C-Span Interview with Kanan Makiya (VHS videotape cassette), 9 April 2006

Box 11-15

Books and articles in Arabic and English, 1960s-1980s

Scope and Contents note

Out of print works by authors inclued are Ibn 'Arabi, Mohamed Heikal, Fawaz Turki, Lutfi AL Sayyad, Yaacov Tov, Sabri Jiryas, Muhsim Mahdi, Andre Raymond, James Allen, Maxime Rodinson, Marmarji (on Jerusalem), Ginsberg (on Jewish Legends), Michel Aflaq (copy of Fi Sabil al-Ba'th), Ahmed Salameh, Ismail Sabri, Middle East Record (1960), Tariq al-Bishri, Kamal al-Haj and Abdallah al-Najjar.
Box 16-19

Pamphlets, reports, and documents on Iraq, 1970s through 2007

Scope and Contents note

Contents include: Kurdish Studies, Statistical Yearbooks issued by Iraq Government and used as research material for Republic of Fear, journals and publications of Iraqi exiles, Chatham House Publications, New Yorker Conference after 2003 (including Kanan Makiya), and Crown Center Conference proceedings on 2003 war (including Kanan Makiya)
Box 20-24

The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem manuscript, 1998-2000

Scope and Contents note

Includes drafts, permissions, illustrations, Arabic sources, and other sources for book and illustrations.
Box 25-27

Research material for The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem, various dates

Scope and Contents note

Contents include sources and source material for The Rock on early Christian history, Byzantium, Helena's visit, pilgrims and pilgrimage, the Fadha'il al-Quds Muslim literature derived from Jewish sources, Bede, and early Muslim history.
Box 28-30

Research material for The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem, Various

Scope and Contents note

Contents include sources and source material on ancient history and traditions, a chronology relating to the site, early Jewish and Christian history of temple mount, 7th century Muslim views of site, visit of Umar Ibn al-Khattab, Abd al-Malik and the Building of DoR. Also includes copies of different Muslim accounts of Prophet Mohammad's ascension from the Rock of Jerusalem from classical though early modern Muslim works and Mariaj Naameh, edited by Tharwat Ukasha.
Box 31-35

Notes for a book on cities that was not published, which later became The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem published in 2000,

Scope and Contents note

Notes and materials collected in 1990-1991 on Babylon, ancient Alexandria, Baghdad, Mecca, and Jerusalem, including tapes of interviews made in 1990 and 1991 for the book.
Box 36-39

Books, journals, and pamphlets in Arabic and English on the Middle East, 1960s-1980s

Scope and Contents note

Mainly out of print, materials include books from the 1991 Cairo book fair on the Salman Rushdie affair, partial collections of Arabic journals like al-Naqid, Al Hiwar, Zawaya, Tariq al-Thawra and Muqadimma. Books include a two volume Palestine Diary and the Middle East Record (1967). Also included are pamphlets and books relating to the Lebanese civil war, the Palestinian resistance movement, and the Egyptian student movement.
Box 40-42

Research materials for book on cities that was not published, 1960s-1980s

Scope and Contents note

Collected and copied materials include documentation on cities from Arabic classical sources, maps of Middle Eastern cities and regions, and material on Ayodhya and Early Indian monumental architecture and art. Also contains copies of three rare manuscripts by Ibn Kalbi ( Kitab al-Asnam), Abu al-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzi, and Amikam Elad (on medieval Jerusalem). See also see boxes 31-35.
Box 43-46

Research materials on early Islam and Umar ibn al-Khattab's visit to Jerusalem

Scope and Contents note

Contains articles on Islam in the 7th and 8th centuries, files on Mecca, and files on Umar ibn al-Khattab from Arabic sources.
Box 47-49

Charter 1991, 1991-1993

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence surrounding the creation by Kanan Makiya of of the Charter in London in 1991, including lists of signatories and other charters that inspired the effort.
Box 47-49

The Iraq Foundation, 1991-1993

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and documents on the Iraq Foundation (separate from the Iraq Memory Foundation) started in Washington D.C. during 1991-1992
Box 50-54

Research material on the 1990 Gulf crisis and 1991 War and Intifada, 1990-1992

Scope and Contents note

Contains articles and newspaper clippings on the 1990s and Iraq. Includes files and documents of the Iraqi opposition in exile,analysis of the 1991 war and its caualties, and impacts on Europe and the US Also contains files on the Kurds and the destructive wars waged against them, as well as the documents of the INC that came out of its 16-19 July 1992 conference in Vienna as a booklet. Used in Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World.
Box 55-59

Research materials for a book on cities that was not published, and The Monument: Art, Vulgarity and Responsibility in Iraq, various

Scope and Contents note

Contains articles on monuments and monumentality, including mosques, minarets, kitsch, art, Tiananmen Square, Beirut and North African cities, as well as a book issued by the Iraq government on the Baghdad State Mosque Completion in Iraq. Also includes collected images used or intended for use in The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem. See also Boxes 31-35 and 40-42
Box 60-62

Correspondence with publishers and draft manuscript and illustrations, late 1980s-1990s

Scope and Contents note

Contains a final draft of The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem, published by Pantheon in 2000 with editor Dan Frank's comments. Also included are two boxes of zip disks containing all the drafts and illustrations used or considered for the book in digital form and correspondence dating back to the late 1980s with publishers over the Republic of Fear (1989) and Monument (1991) as well as one boxfile with printed research material for The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem.
Box 63-66

Source material for Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World, 1991-2010

Box 63-66

Two card indexes containing detailed notes on the Iraqi uprising of 1991-1992, including a reconstruction of the chronology

Box 63-66

Miscellaneous items relating to the Iraqi opposition, through the 1990s

Box 63-66

Arabic and English newspaper clippings on Iraq, 1990-1997

Box 63-66

Newspaper clippings and articles on Iraq, post 2003 including a subsection devoted to the 2010 elections, 2003-2010

Box 67-69

Journals and pamphlets in Arabic and English from Kanan Makiya's library, 1970s-1980s

Box 67-69

Material on an Iraqi asylum case in the U.S. which Kanan Makiya acted as an expert witness for in court

Box 67-69

Out of print materials, issues of Sh'un Filistiniyya (Arabic) and Dirasat Arabiya (Arabic) and miscellaneous published books on the Palestinian intifada and movement, as well as books in Arabic published by the Center for Arab Unity Studies. Also includes titles on political economy and economics of oil, plus other Arabic books on the Syrian Communist Party and immigration of Soviet Jewry. Authors include Ghazi a-Quseibi, George Atiyeh, and Abd al-Wahab al-Masiri.

Box 70-72

Source material for Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World, 1991-1992

Scope and Contents note

Includes transcripts of interviews with victims (Part 1): a transcript of a film script reported by Kanan Makiya, filmed by Gwynne Roberts, titled "Road to Hell" and (Part 2): articles by Arab intellectuals and documentation on the 1991 Gulf Crisis. Also includes miscellaneous articles and news reports on the 1991-1992 Gulf crisis and material on a 1992 meeting/conference of the Iraqi National Congress in Salh-ul-Din, Iraq.
Box 73-76

Journals and pamphlets on the Middle East in Arabic and English from Kanan Makiya's library, 1970s-1980s

Box 73-76

Copies of articles by Al-e-Ahmed, Mottaheri, and copies of the magazines Tawhid and Da'wa

Box 73-76

Reference books relating to American University Beiruit faculty and other modern Middle East research guides

Box 73-76

Books on Middle East Palestinian Intifada, a biography of Michel 'Aflaq, and a book on Jews in Arab lands

Box 73-76

A collection of essays in Arabic on Islam and modernity

Box 73-76

Books on Egypt by Jacques Berque, Rifa'at Saeed, Gabriel Baer, Andre Raymond, Robert Mabro, and Mahmood Husayn

Box 77-80

Pamphlets and publications, late 1970s- late 1990s

Box 77-80

From the early years of the Iraqi Opposition to Saddam, the Iraqi Communist Party, and the Islamist party publications and other individuals

Box 77-80

Books in Arabic on the history of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and Barzani leadership of the National Movement

Box 77-80

Ba'th Party pamphlets and publications

Box 77-80

Charter 91 and translations of Hannah Arendt into Arabic organized by Kanan Makiya

Box 77-80

1974 political report of Ba'th Party Congress

Box 77-80

Books and pamphlets on Kurds

Box 77-80

Uday Saddam Hussain's PhD thesis from University of Baghdad

Box 81-83

Files related to the Iraqi Constitution and participation in Arab-Israeli dialogue group, 2002-2005

Box 81-83

Notes and agendas relating to Kanan Makiya's participation in roughly five meetings of Arab and Israeli Intellectuals

Scope and Contents note

Key coordinators of event were Hazim Saghle and Emmanuel Sivan.
Box 81-83

Transition to Democracy, notes relating to and early drafts of the the report produced in the Department of State Democratic Principles Working Group

Box 81-83

Notes on Kanan Makiya's participation the Constitutional Committee, 2003-2004

Box 81-83

Materials relating to the Conference of Iraqi Opposition in Salahuldin on the eve of 2003 war

Box 84-87

Books and research notes, 1900s-1950s, 1960s-1970s

Box 84-87

A collection of Middle East Books in a variety of languages from authors: Michel Aflaq, Saddam Hussein, Mahmood Hussein, Dar al-Talla Publications, and Journal of Palestine Studies

Box 84-87

Maps of Iraq

Box 84-87

Books in French and English on Egypt and North Africa, 1960s and 1970s

Box 84-87

Research notes in the form of articles and newspaper clippings organized in files

Box 88-91

Cairo Book Fair recordings (taped by Kanan Makiya as research notes for Cruelty and Silence) 1980s-1990s

Box 88-91

Script and correspondence regarding Kanan Makiya's film with Channel 4 on UK program "Rear Window," 1980s-1990s

Box 88-91

"Architecture of Fear," film, 1980s-1990s

Box 88-91

Foundation of Kufa Gallery correspondence, 1987-1992

Box 88-91

AUIS and Iraq Foundation files and early correspondence, 1980s-1990s

Box 88-91

IRDP (Iraq Research and Documentation Project) file, 1991-2003

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, projects, and funding documentation. IRDP was based at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at Harvard. Includes National Endowment for the Humanities, United States Institute of Peace, and National Endowment for Democracy grant applications, as well as other proposals and correspondence.
Box 88-91

Manuscript of a book on Kurds written by Fadhil Rasoul (assassinated in Vienna by Iranian agents in the 1980s), 1980s

Box 88-91

Five miscellaneous Vidal tapes, 1980s-1990s

Box 88-91

Early article by Kanan Makiya, "Planning for Industry With Petrodollars," 1980s

Box 92-94

Published books in Arabic on the Middle East in the twentieth century, largely relating to 1940s through 1970s largely relating to 1940s through 1970s

Box 92-94

Iraqi Testimonies (10 DVDs in 2 boxed sets.)

Box 92-94

Published books in Arabic on the Middle East

Box 92-94

Forever Kurdish, publication on Anfal by Shoresh Rasoul

Box 92-94

Books from Markaz Dirasat al-Wahda al-Arabiyya, including many works of Satia al-Husry and other Arab writers with Arab nationalist points of view

Box 95-100

Research materials for Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World, 1991-1995

Scope and Contents note

Sources and file notes relating to Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World. Each chapter's sources are collected separately. Also includes a published copy of the book.
Box 95-100

Lectures, 1991-1995

Scope and Contents note

Consists of lectures given in the 1990s and the notes used to produce those lectures. Includes Danz Lectures given on toleration in the Arab and Muslim World, and other lectures.
Box 101-105

Research notes, 1980s-1990s and 2003

Scope and Contents note

Sources for The Rock: A Seventh-Century Tale of Jerusalem and Republic of Fear, Iraq-Iran War and Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World, and human rights abuses in Iraq.
Box 101-105

Documents on a play written by Fareed Jboudi based on Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World, 1980s-1990s and 2003

Box 101-105

Early documents relating to IRDP (Iraq Research and Documentation Project) at Harvard (1980s-1990s) and IMF (Iraq Memory Foundation) in Baghdad (2003)

Box 101-105

Fadhil Rasoul materials, 1980s-1990s and 2003

Box 101-105

1993-1994 Danz Lectures on Toleration, sources and notes, 1980s-1990s

Box 101-105

Honorary PhD ceremony at Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Box 101-105

Interviews on tape with BBC Newsnight,

Box 106

Videotapes