Recovering Yemen's Cultural Heritage: The Stookey Microfilms

dc.creatorCorrea, Dale J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-22T16:19:39Z
dc.date.available2018-06-22T16:19:39Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.description.abstractIn 1973, recent PhD and newly-affiliated Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin, Robert W. Stookey, made microfilm copies of a number of Arabic manuscripts in Yemen on a variety of subjects. Stookey was not himself a manuscripts expert, but was instead invested in preserving and making available for research the intellectual tradition of Yemen, a country in which he had spent considerable time as a researcher and member of the Foreign Service. Stookey’s microfilms were accessioned to the UT Libraries’ Middle East collection in 1980, and digitized starting in 2014. This article discusses the importance of the Stookey microfilms as an early post-custodial arrangement for preserving, making accessible, and ultimately recovering the intellectual heritage of Zaydism in Yemen. Through their inclusion in the Zaydi Manuscript Tradition portal, these microfilms will be made freely and openly available for anyone to discover and study on the Internet. While the destruction of life, property, and cultural memory continues in Yemen, this is an example of a way for North American library collections to help to recover Yemen’s precious heritage.en_US
dc.description.departmentUT Librariesen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Original
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2VT1H719
dc.identifier.citationCorrea, Dale J. “Recovering Yemen’s Cultural Heritage: The Stookey Microfilms.” Shii Studies Review 2, no. 1–2 (2018): 308–18. https://doi.org/10.1163/24682470-12340024.en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1163/24682470-12340024
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/65484
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrillen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Faculty/Researcher Worksen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjectMiddle East and Islamic studiesen_US
dc.subjectRobert W. Stookeyen_US
dc.subjectmicrofilmen_US
dc.subjectpost-custodial archivingen_US
dc.subjectZaydi Manuscript Tradition Projecten_US
dc.subjectZaydismen_US
dc.subjectcultural heritageen_US
dc.subjectrecoveryen_US
dc.subjectpreservationen_US
dc.titleRecovering Yemen's Cultural Heritage: The Stookey Microfilmsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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