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CollectionCouncil for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding (CAABU)
NGOCouncil for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding (CAABU)
RepositoryCouncil for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding
Description''CAABU retains its own archive. Material comprises committee minutes from 1967 to date, which are however closed; annual reports since 1973, and (uncatalogued) correspondence and subject files from the Council's formation. The later series contains a small amount of material on the UK; the bulk contains political, social and economic aspects of the Arab countries, Israel and Palestine. Financial records are not available. Copies of publications, including briefings and edited conference speeches, have also been retained; there is a library open to the public at the Arab-British Centre.'' Cook & Waller, Sources in Contemporary British History, vol 1, 1994 and C. Cook, The Routledge Guide to British Political Archives, 2006.
Access RightsPersons seeking access to the papers should apply to the Information Officer. The Library is open to the public.
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Additional informationThere is some material relating to CAABU (including correspondence, annual reports, minutes 1967-2003) in of papers of Michael Adams, the first director of CAABU, held at the University of Exeter (ref. EUL MS 241/2). Source: online catalogue. There is also at the University of Exeter, as part of the Arab World Documentation Unit, a CAABU collection, "a press cuttings collection covering the years since 1967. This substantial collection of newspaper cuttings on the Middle East, from the British press, has been collated in book form, and covers 4 decades. The collection will be periodically updated" (source: Exeter Library). There are minor references to CAABU in A2A and AIM25.
Source of InformationNRA; A2A; Aim25; Cook & Waller, Sources in Contemporary British History, vol 1, 1994; contacts with CAABU (May 2007); Contacts with the University of Exeter Library (May 2007);
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