Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Discover 45 Years of American University in Cairo History Online

Did you know that the American University in Cairo was originally called Cairo Christian University?

This information, and much more, is now available online in the new American University in Cairo Board of Trustees Meetings Minutes digital collection! Housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library (RBSCDL), the new collection allows you to discover AUC history by searching and browsing the collection by Title, Description, Date Created, Topic, Location, Medium, and Type. Learn more about searching the digital library by clicking on the FAQ link in the RBSCDL).

Cairo Christian University Board of Trustees meeting minutes, November 30 1914.
Image courtesy of the American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library.
The collection includes minutes ranging from the first meeting of the Board of Trustees on November 30, 1914 to the  meeting held on December 19, 1959. This collection will continue to grow as minutes are digitized.

The original American University in Cairo Board of Trustees Meetings Minutes are archived in the American University in Cairo's New York Office. The most recent 25 years of minutes will not be made available in the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library to protect the privacy of the Board of Trustees.

For more questions about the AUC University Archives, contact Stephen Urgola, University Archivist & Director, AUC Records Management at surgola@aucegypt.edu.