While visiting campus for a talk during UNO’s first Central Asia and South Asia (CASA) Week, Afghanistan Ambassador to the U.S. Dr. Hamdullah Mohib made a stop at Criss Library.
Ambassador Mohib’s background in computer science engineering and 3D video communications meant the library’s Creative Production Library, home to 3D printers, scanners, and other equipment, was of special interest.
In Archives & Special Collections Ambassador Mohib was able to view and study highlights from the collection including selected maps of Afghanistan as old as 1636, publications from UNO’s Center for Afghanistan Studies, the first book in English about Afghanistan published in 1787, as well as the 1842 memoir of Josiah Harlan, the first American to visit Afghanistan. The UNO Libraries’ Archives & Special Collections is home to the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection, one of the largest collections of material about Afghanistan in the United States.
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