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ACOR Celebrates its 50th Anniversary in Washington, D.C.

Randolph B. Old, Abdelelah Al Khatib, Barbara A. Porter, and Edward W. Gnehm, Jr. at ACOR's 50th Anniversary Celebration in Washington, D.C. On April 4, 2019, ACOR gathered many of its long-time supporters and friends together at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for our final 50th Anniversary Celebration. This special occasion provided opportunity …

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Rachael McGlensey, Project Archivist at ACOR, Spring–Summer 2019

Rachael McGlensey joins us as our current Project Archivist Intern for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. She arrived in Jordan in mid-January and will be working with the ACOR Library and Archives through July 2019, thanks to support from a grant from the US Department of Education (Title VI, 2016 to present). Rachael earned B.A.s in History and …

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ACOR@50

  Miriam Saleh, Development Officer, reflects on ACOR’s past, present and future. PAST In 2018, ACOR will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Like many in Jordan, our research center relocated in 1968 to Amman in response to the Six-Day War. In a small flat, with a handful of books that one could scarcely call a library, …

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The Year of Living Dangerously

Dr. Linda K. Jacobs is an archaeologist, author, and founder of the Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries in the Middle East and to fostering greater understanding of Middle Eastern culture in the United States. She has been a great friend and supporter through the …

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Albright Award given to HRH Prince Raad bin Zeid

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) awarded the W.F. Albright Service Award to His Royal Highness Prince Raad bin Zeid during the recent ASOR annual meetings in Boston, Massachusetts in November 2017. Prince Raad and Princess Majda visited ACOR on December 17, 2017, and Director Dr. Barbara A. Porter presented him with the award …

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Steve Meyer, Project Archivist at ACOR, Fall 2017

Steve Meyer is the Project Archivist for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. He arrived in Jordan at the end of August 2017 and will be working in the ACOR Library through much of 2018 as part of the Photo Archive Internship Program. Steve is a professional photographer based in New York City.  Wanting to develop his …

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