Arab American National Museum Library & Resource Center

Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center

The AANM's Russell J. Ebeid Library & Resource Center (L&RC) serves the public and the AANM Mission by maintaining and administering the largest collection of material produced by and about Arab Americans. All of the material housed within the Ebeid L&RC is available for in-house use and is searchable via our Online Catalog. For AANM Members, the majority of Ebeid L&RC materials are available for circulation.

Arab American Book Collection

Arab World/Arab Studies Collection (English)

Multimedia Collection

Educators and Reference Collection

Special Collections (non-circulating)

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Archival Resources

The Archives of the Arab American National Museum support the mission of the Museum and will collect, document and preserve records and manuscripts of and about Arab American individuals and organizations including those of the Museum itself and ACCESS history. The Archives will be accessible to the public, especially those seeking information about Arabs in the United States.

Archival Collections

Web-Archived Collections

AANM Online Collection

AANM Image Use Agreement


Arab American Book Collection

View/browse the collection HERE.

  • Unique and comprehensive Arab American studies collection
  • Evelyn Shakir Collection, featuring a large selection of fiction and poetry by Arab American authors
  • Geoff Johns Arab American Graphic Novel Collection, which highlights the work of Arab American comic book writers and artists, graphic novelists, and non-traditional print media creators.
  • Children’s and Young Adult collection
  • Winners and entrants in the annual Arab American Book Award
  • Continually updated

Arab World/Arab Studies Collection (English)

  • William Tracey Collection for Arab Gulf Studies (non-circulating)
  • Numerous art and photography books

Multimedia Collection

  • Arab American hip-hop collection
  • Films screened during the annual Arab Film Fest at the Arab American National Museum
  • Movies featuring Arab American performers, directors, and writers
  • Documentaries on the Arab World

Educators and Reference Collection

  • Lesson plans for teachers of all grade levels
  • Encyclopedias on Arab American and Arab World subjects

Special Collections (non-circulating)

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  • Primary and Secondary sources covering a wide range of topics
  • AANM history

Archival Resources

The Archives of the Arab American National Museum support the mission of the Museum by collecting, documenting and preserving records and manuscripts of and about Arab American individuals and organizations. The Museum's Archival Collections are accessible to the public. To ensure access, please schedule a research appointment with the Museum's librarian by calling 313-624-0223 or emailing kterrymurphy@accesscommunity.org before your visit. 

Archival Collections

Web-Archived Collections

AANM Online Collection

  • Artifacts Collections: PastPerfect database with over 5000 objects, photographs and archival materials
  • AANM Special Collections: Website featuring special collections that are focused on a common subject, theme or format. We are always adding more content to this website, so check back often!
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