The MDC Arabic Press Archives are open for the use of the public, and are especially useful for scholars and organizations from around the world conducting research projects in Middle Eastern and Arabic studies, and other fields as well. We are happy to help visitors who need assistance in printing, scanning, locating materials, and planning research. For those who cannot visit in person, our services are also available by e-mail.
Our archives include more than one thousand reels of microfilmed newspapers, the first of which appeared in 1887.
Our collection contains more than 10,000 individual titles of newspapers, magazines, and periodicals in Arabic, Turkish, Persian, English, and French, as well as other regional languages, such as Tamazight (Berber).
Our servers currently store over 30 terabytes (30,000 gigabytes) of digital newspapers that have been downloaded on a daily basis over the past two decades. In addition, we are continually digitizing our hard-copy holdings so as to preserve them for future generations. Currently, over one million pages of newspapers from Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, among other countries, have been scanned and stored.
Table of Fees for Services
Please coordinate your visit in advance.