Skip Navigation Links  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
Local History and Genealogy Reading Room (Humanities and Social Sciences Division)
  Home >> Afghanistan
Find in



Staff to Contact:


Hirad Dinavari
Reference Librarian (Iranian World)
Tel: (202) 707 - 4518
Fax: (202) 252 - 3180
Email: [email protected]

Research Resources:

  • Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC) Collection
  • The Afghan Media Resource Center (AMRC) Collection documents the Afghan-Soviet war in the 80s and its aftermath in the early 90s, focusing on the areas controlled by the Afghan Mujahidin and the military and political activities of the anti-Soviet movement. This collection consists of 1,175 hours of videotape, 94,651 black & white and color photos and slides, and 356 hours of audio recordings. The photograph collection is accessible onsite by appointment at the African and Middle Eastern Reading Room. The AMRC daily newspaper titled, Iradah, published from 2005 to 2012, can also be requested in the AMED Reading Room. For access to AMRC's audiovisual materials, contact the NAVCC's Moving Image and Recorded Sound Research Centers in the Library's Madison Building.
  • Webcast: Afghan Media Resource Center Gift to the Library of Congress
    The Afghan Media Resource Center gave the Library of Congress 48 hard drives worth of audio, video and photographic footage, content and culturally unique materials on Afghanistan. On February 16, 2016, these materials were presented by Haji Sayed Daud to Acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao.

Upcoming Events of the African
and Middle Eastern Division

Additional reference assistance and contact information
Top of Page Top of Page
  Home >> Afghanistan
Find in
  The Library of Congress >> Researchers
  August 2, 2019
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:  
Ask a Librarian