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Tahrir Documents Project flyers, newspapers, and other ephemera (Collection LSC 1977)
LSC 1977  
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Description
Flyers, newspapers, and other ephemera were collected by the Tahrir Documents Project during the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath. The Arabic-language documents address a variety of topics, including constitutional amendments, moral conduct, women's rights, revolutionary strategy, and Muslim-Christian relations. The collection includes activist newspapers, personal essays, missives, political party communications, advertisements, and protest flyers. The group worked to scan and publish the items on tahrirdocuments.org, alongside translations sourced from a network of over ninety volunteer translators in Egypt and abroad. From March 2011 to May 2011, an estimated five hundred documents—under the subject categories of revolution, politics, culture, constitution, regime and religion—were digitized, translated, and published online.
Background
The Tahrir Documents Project was established by Levi Thompson, Cameron Hu, Elias Saba and Emily Drumsta with the aim to digitize, translate, and post online printed discourse collected during and after popular demonstrations of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Established in the spring, the group grew into a review board with approximately ninety volunteer translators located in Egypt and abroad. The Tahrir Documents project was not affiliated with any of the groups or authors whose works appear with translations on the website, or with any foreign or domestic organization. From March 2011 to May 2012, the group continuously worked to scan and translate collected documents with the aim of sharing them with the public. Over five hundred scanned documents, diverse in both type and content, were published alongside partial to complete translations on the group's website, tahrirdocuments.org.
Extent
0.4 linear ft. (1 legal document box)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact UCLA Library Special Collections reference desk for paging information.