Important books, journals and records, part of the UAE’s National Archives (NA) will soon be available for the visitors of the largest library in the world, the United States (US) Library of Congress (LC).
The UAE National Archives, part of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs contain various forms of documentations which contain critical information about the country’s history, birth of the Union and records of leaders.
The Library of Congress (LC)’s interest in UAE’s National Archives can be attributed to the richness of the documented contents on the reality of the Emirates before and after the Union was established. These books are of great interest to researchers and academics visiting Arab and foreign libraries to study the history of the Emirates.
These priceless collection of documents offer accurate documentation of the cultural and civilisational heritage of the state and the establishment of its union, supported by pictures, maps and statistics.
Mr. Abdullah Al Majed Al Ali, Executive Director of National Archives, observed that, “What the National Archives’ publications have achieved, with their important contents, is enough to encourage major libraries to obtain them, as they meet the needs of knowledge enthusiasts and researchers in the history of the UAE and the Gulf region.”
Following are the UAE National Archives documents which are available for the visitors to the Library of Congress (LC)
- Diary of Zayed, 2003
- Diary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE (1968-2010)
- A Soldier in Arabia, 2018
- A Fateful Intrusion (The British India Line in the Arabian Gulf, 1862-1982), 2012
- 50 Years in Al Ain Oasis, 2015
- Legal Settlement for The Emirati Iranian Dispute Regarding The Three Islands, 2013
- Zayed, Man Who Built a Nation, 2013
- Memoirs of the Emirates, 2010
- Black Gold and Frankincense, 2010
- New Perspectives on Recording UAE History, 2009
- Al ’Adeyat, A Comprehensive Arabic Encyclopaedia of Horses, 2005
- Al Ma’moura, A Comprehensive Arabic Encyclopaedia of Camels, 2005
- The Third River, Aspects of Oil in the Middle East (1887-1979), 2014