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Amin al Mumayiz Collection (1937 - 1996)

This collection consists of around 700 items, mostly published books, including five titles authored by Mr. Amin Al Mumayiz. Topics covered include international politics, politics and diplomacy in the Arab World, history, language, philosophy, etc. In addition, the collection contains 0.4 linear feet of archival material including personal papers, press clippings, correspondence, manuscripts and drafts of his published books, 28 postcards of Saudi Arabia, 80 personal photos, in addition to a few photos on Saudi Arabia and the United States. The son of Mr. Mumayiz donated the collection to the AUB Archives in June 2012.

Amin bin Abdul-Jabbar bin Ibrahim Mumayiz was an Iraqi diplomat. He completed his primary and secondary studies in Baghdad, then joined AUB, from which he graduated in 1933. He then joined the diplomatic corps in 1935. He participated in the Iraqi Commission to London and Paris, headed the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, and then was appointed Consul of Iraq in New York. He was also a representative to the United Nations and held various diplomatic positions, until he retired after the revolution of 14 July 1958. Some of his books are entitled: “The English (as I knew them)”; “America (as I saw it)”; “Saudi Arabia (as I knew it)”; “Baghdad (as I knew it)” and “Al-Kanash".