AANM’s Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center (L&RC) administers the single largest collection of materials by and about Arab Americans. It offers a wide variety of books, films, periodicals, and other resources; a reading/study area; and free wi-fi access. The L&RC acts as a repository for documents and family histories, as well as a center for those conducting research about Arab Americans. It houses more than 4,000 books, ranging from literature and scholarly works to cookbooks and graphic novels. In addition, the Archives contain collections from scholars and community members, including the papers of Michael W. Suleiman and Evelyn Shakir.
The Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center is open for public use during the Museum's regular operating hours:
Monday and Tuesday: closed
Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 - 5 p.m.
Search for books, films, dissertations and more in the Library & Resource Center catalog HERE.
Finding aids for the archival collections can be viewed HERE.
Digitized archival materials including photos, oral histories, letters and documents can be viewed at AANM Collections Online HERE.
EVELYN ABDALAH MENCONI TRAVEL GRANT
A travel grant of $1,000 is awarded annually to a student or junior faculty member to conduct research in residency at AANM for 5 to 10 days. Applications are accepted in the spring and travel takes place in the summer. Applications for the 2017 Menconi Travel Grant are being accepted through April 14, 2017.
RECLAIMING IDENTITY: DISMANTLING ARAB STEREOTYPES
This online exhibit dismantles stereotypes by tracing their origins and impacts, while offering a more realistic portrait of Arab and Arab American identities: www.arabstereotypes.org.
ARAB AMERICAN STORIES
Presented by Detroit Public TV, this series includes interviews with Arab Americans who are making an impact – ranging from hip-hop artist Omar Offendum to activist Linda Sarsour. All 13 episodes along with educator resources are available to view at www.arabamericanstories.org.
Explore historical digital content on the subjects of Arab America and Immigration; Arab America on Social Media; Arab American Politicians, Artists and Organizations; and Islamophobia preserved through Archive-it.
ARAB AMERICAN BOOK AWARDS
The Arab American Book Awards is a literary program produced by the Arab American National Museum that honors books written by and about Arab Americans. See past winners, download book guides and learn more about the awards HERE.
HOW TO REACH A LIBRARIAN
If you need assistance with research, need specific information, or want to schedule an appointment, you may contact the Ebeid L&RC staff directly at 313.624.0223 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no Museum admission fee to use the L&RC. Materials may be checked out, consistent with the Library’s policies, to Museum Members only.
AANM's Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center is a member of the Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET), and as a member supports the American Library Association’s (ALA) Library Bill of Rights, Librarians Code of Ethics, Freedom to Read, and Freedom to View statements.