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Friedlander (Jonathan) collection of Middle Eastern Americana
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Jonathan Friedlander, a scholar of Middle Eastern Studies and photographer of Americana began his personal collection of items documenting how Americans view the Middle East in 1971. The American Orientalism collection consists of photographic materials, pulp fiction, men's adventure magazines, comic books, audio and video recordings, advertisements, games, artifacts and objects, books, and sheet music.
Jonathan Friedlander, currently the assistant director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, began to follow advertising and popular culture representations of the Middle East after moving to the United States in 1971. An Israel native, Friedlander started to collect a variety of popular culture publications and objects in earnest in the mid-1990s, in an effort to produce a collective representation of the way Americans view the Middle East.
16.5 Linear Feet (33 boxes)
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