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South Asian Studies

Resources for research and teaching.

Archival materials

The Center for Research Libraries announced in April 2015 that they had microfilmed and/or digitized a collection of materials originally published in Afghanistan from 1924 through 2010.  Emory is a member of CRL and these materials can be requested via Inter-Library Loan.


These materials cover the last years of the monarchy's rule in Afghanistan, civil war, foreign invasion, and the rule of the Taliban.  The collection of materials includes general newspapers, cultural periodicals, and the publications of organizations as diverse as the Lawyers Association, trade unions, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Information and Culture.  The titles were published in a variety of cities on Afghanistan and are written Pushto, Persian, and Dari.


All of the materials have been microfilmed.  A subset of the materials funded by the Middle East Materials Project (MEMP) was also digitized.


Titles digitized & microfilmed by MEMP

Hirat (Hirat, Afghanistan)  1943-1980  digital record | microfilm record

Majallah-I Adabi Hirat  (Hirat, Afghanistan)   1932-1939  digital record | microfilm record

Majallah-I Baldiyah-I Hirat  (Hirat, Afghanistan)  1936-1939  digital record | microfilm record


Titles microfilmed by MEMP

DIFA (Kabul, Afghanistan) 1995-2009 microfilm record

Haqiqat (Kabul, Afghanistan)  1924-1925  microfilm record

Huquq va zindagi (Kabul, Afghanistan) 1989-1991  microfilm record

Musharakat-I Milli  (Kabul, Afghanistan)  2002-2010  microfilm record

Shahadat (Kabul, Afghanistan)  2009-2010  microfilm record


Titles microfilmed by SAMP

Avaz  (Kabul, Afghanistan) 1985-1995 [gaps] microfilm record

Jirgah (Kabul, Afghanistan) 1982-1995, 2002  microfilm record

Kar (Kabul, Afghanistan) 1983-2010 [gaps]  microfilm record

Nangarhar - daily (Jalalabad, Afghanistan)  1964-2009 [gaps] microfilm record

Nangarhar - monthly (Nangarhar, Afghanistan)  1957-2001  microfilm record

Payam-i Mujahid  (Parvan, Afghanistan)  1997-2010  microfilm record

Pushtun Zhagh  (Kabul, Afghanistan)  1942-1977  microfilm record

Sanai (Ghazni, Afghanistan) 1952-2009 [gaps]  microfilm record

Surghar (Kandahar, Afghanistan) 2009-2010 microfilm record



Try the keyword/wildcard combination "afghan* AND histor*" in the Catalog tab of DiscoverE to find books; try it on the Articles tab for journal articles and on the Combined Search tab for other databases such as the Hathi Trust (Google Books) and the Center for Research Libraries. Use the facets to narrow the results, e.g., by language, date, or topic.



Research Studies

From the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit via the Library of Congress office in Pakistan, June 2013.