Miscellanous repositories of primary and secondary materials around the country.
The Arab and Arab-American Collections (MSU Museum). The largest and most concentrated community of Arab Americans in the United States live in metropolitan Detroit with smaller enclaves in Lansing, western Michigan, and the Upper Peninsula. Peoples and cultures of the Arab world and Arab Americans are represented in the collection by materials on topics concerning textiles, musical instruments and traditional music, food markets and bakeries, foodways and being Arab American. Arab American materials in the collection include Palestinian garments, wind instruments, qanun, a pair of Chaldean dolls, samples of calligraphy on glass, which were donated or acquired with research support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Archival materials include photographs, videos, audiotapes of interviews and music, field reports, books, and articles.