The American Center of Research Photo Archive (أرشيف المركز الأمريكي للصور)

The ACOR Library holds a remarkable photographic archive related to its role in preserving and promoting the country’s heritage. The complete collection, estimated to number more than 100,000 images, provides primary visual documentation of Jordan, including the major archaeological and cultural heritage projects that the center has sponsored across the country over the decades. It includes different photographic collections such as; Jane Taylor collection, Rami Khouri collection, George Bass collection, Paul and Nancy Lapp collection, Charles Wilson collection, Linda K. Jacobs collection, Robert Schick collection, Bert de Vries collection

License: The images are free to use for non-commercial publications; watermarked images can be directly downloaded while non-watermarked ones can be requested (there is a processing fee). For commercial purposes permission always needs to be sought. The images need to be credited with the collection name, ACOR, and the image date.

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Author The American Center of Research
Last Updated February 19, 2021, 14:46 (GMT)
Created December 16, 2019, 08:50 (GMT)
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Project principal and co-investigators

Carmen (Humi) Al-Ayoubi (Project Co-Leads)

Jack Green (Project Co-Leads, from April 2018)

Glenn Corbett (Project Co-Leads, until March 2018)

Project team

Jessica Holland (Archivist)

Samya Khalaf Kafafi (Project Coordinator: Metadata and Data Management)

Ashley Lumb, Rachael McGlensey, Steve Meyer, Corrie Commisso (Project Archivists / Junior Archivists)

Yousef Abu Ali, Razan Ahmad (Archival Technicians)

Eslam Dawodieh, Hala Alsaqqa (Library and Archives Assistants)

Charles Jones, Diane Ryan, Corrie Commisso (Archival Consultants)

Eslam Dawodieh, Mustafa W. Al Qaisy, Hala Alsaqqa, Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh, Razan Ahmad, Meis Shahin, Brittany Ellis (Digitization Interns)

Project start date 2016-01-01
Project status Ongoing
Project funder

Fiscal Year 2016 American Overseas Research Centers grant from the U.S. Department of Education

Citation information

ACOR, (2020), ACOR Photo Archive. (last accessed 28/04/2020)

Time Periods Byzantine, Islamic Unspecified, Modern, Islamic Early, Nabataean, Chalcolithic Unspecified, Hashemite, Bronze Age Unspecified, Roman, Byzantine Early, Hellenistic
Data type Images Plan or Sketch, Images Map, Images Artefact Drawing, Databases, Images Photograph