Moore Book Celebrates AUB's 140th Anniversary
The Moore Collection Book: the Franklin T. Moore photographs (1892-1902)
is recently issued by AUB Press and commemorates AUB's 140th anniversary.
Dr. Franklin T. Moore began photographing AUB campus in 1892. He showed
the upper campus buildings in various stages of completion: Dodge Hall
before the addition of its extension, the Lee Observatory in its seaside
location, and Assembly Hall before Post Hall was built (1897).
His camera also captured the vast size of the new campus, the undeveloped
northeastern mountains, the unpaved Bliss Street, the illustrated history
of growth that intrigues and attracts for its beauty and because of the
changes, which have taken place over the last one hundred years.
In addition to photos of the above the book contains Franklin Moore's
photographs of science and medicine at AUB, faculty and staff contemporary
to his days of service at AUB, and scenes from Lebanon and in Syria.
In addition to acknowledgements written by Director of Information and
Public Relations Ibrahim Khoury and an introduction by AUB President John
Waterbury, the book has additional non-photographic content including
Professor Samir Khalaf's article "AUB and Ras Beirut: an Idyllic
Twinship," which provides a socio-historical account of Ras Beirut
and AUB. Professor Khalaf indicates the reciprocal effect each had on
the development and growth of both locations.
Dr. Marwan Sabban provides a survey of the history of photography and
photographic collections owned by AUB. He also recounted the process of
restoring the photographs and gave some observations about Moore's photographic
Helen Khal, editor of the book, also provides a brief biography of Dr.
Franklin Moore and a history of the Moore Collection.
The book can be purchased at the AUB Press, Diana Tamari Sabbagh Bldg
Tel.: 961 1 340460 ext. 2516
Fax: 961 1 363234