The Roberta and Stanley Bogen Library and Documentation Center of the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace is unique among the libraries of Israel and of the Middle East. Our collection focuses on conflicts taking place in regions of the non-Western world—Africa, Latin America, East Asia, and the Middle East.
We have a growing collection of material about and by the Palestinians, mainly in Arabic and English. This material includes publications by other research institutes in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and a large collection of books in Arabic on the Arab-Israeli conflict. There is also a special collection of Arab school textbooks from Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iran and Iraq from the 1970's that constitutes an exceptional source for researchers.
There is a significant collection of Chinese and Japanese material, and the library holds a complete set of the Japan Times, Japan's main English-language newspaper, dating back to March 1897.
Personal archives donated by a number of former diplomats and researchers on issues concerning the Middle East and Asia are stored in the library. The list includes: Gavriel Baer, Mordechai Bar-On, Mordechai Gazit, Yehoshafat Harkabi, Mehachem Milson, Ya'akov Shimoni, Ya'akov Yehoshua, Moshe Yeger and Moshe Zak.
Additional resources include:
The Truman collections are part of the general catalogue of the Hebrew University libraries. For more detailed information about all of our materials, please use our online catalog.