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AUC University Archives


The AUC University Archives is the official repository of the American University in Cairo. The Archives holds a variety of research resources on the history of AUC dating from its early-20th-century origins to the present, including records and documents, publications, photographs, oral histories, websites, and artifacts. Archives staff members acquire, preserve, arrange and describe, and provide access to materials like these to support research, teaching, and the administrative needs of the university (more information available at AUC University Archives Mission and History). The AUC Records Management unit provides university offices with storage and other records-related services.

University Archives Holdings
Records of AUC Offices & Departments 
Historical Reference Collections
Oral Histories & Audiovisual Recordings
Websites about AUC
Faculty and Alumni Personal Papers
Theses and Dissertations & Student Records

For transferring university records to the University Archives contact AUC Records Management staff. Donations of material, like yearbooks and other publications or other material related to faculty and student life, are also welcome; contact Archives staff and see Donating to the Library for more information.

How to Find AUC University Archives Materials
Guides and indexes to AUC University Archives records collections may be accessed by the Archives’ Archival Finding Aids database or by searching the AUC Library Catalog. Selected digitized holdings like Trustees meeting minutes, publications, and photographs can be accessed through the Rare Books and Special Collections Digital Library and the AUC DAR Repository. Archived versions of AUC official websites and related internet content can be browsed at AUC’s Web Archive.

Using the AUC University Archives
Research assistance is available via email, by telephone, or in person, but appointments should be made for research visits. To plan your visit and arrange for access, see Visiting and Access to the Library. Doing Research at the RBSCL provides guidance and policies and procedures for using and citing and permission to publish University Archives materials. Reproductions & Digitization information is also available.

Location, Hours, Contact Information
The Archives is located within the Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL), on the third floor of the Library building in Room 3034 on AUC’s New Cairo campus. Archives and AUC Records Management staff members are available from the hours of 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday. Contact Archives staff members at and Records Management staff members at, or see the RBSCL Contact Us page for staff email addresses and telephone numbers.

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