Fayez A. Sayegh collection on the Arab-Israeli conflict, 1901-1984

Overview of the Collection

Sayegh, Fayez A. (Fayez Abdullah), 1922-1980
Fayez A. Sayegh collection on the Arab-Israeli conflict
1901-1984 (inclusive)
171.75 Linear Feet, (405 Boxes)
Collection Number
ACCN 2545
The Fayez A. Sayegh collection on the Arab-Israeli conflict consists of correspondence, pamphlets, news clippings, journal publications, essays, books, and personal files. Dr. Fayez A. Sayegh was a distinguished educator, United Nations diplomat, and writer. Click here to view the digitized box inventory.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Telephone: 8015818863
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

English, Arabic

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Fayez A. Sayegh (1922-1980) was internationally recognized as one of the great scholar statesman of our time. His outstanding career as a distinguished educator and United Nations diplomat spanned more than three decades.

From 1967 until his death in December, 1980, Dr. Sayegh served as Senior Consultant to the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as a member of the Delegation of Kuwait to the United Nations. He held previous diplomatic posts as Advisor to the Delegation of Lebanon, Counselor of the Yemen Delegation and Minister/Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States, at the United Nations.

An outspoken proponent of human rights, Dr. Sayegh was one of eighteen experts elected (in their personal capacities) in 1969 to the newly-established United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. He was elected to three successive four-year terms as the Committees Rapporteur.

Dr. Sayegh held a Ph.D. degree in philosophy from Georgetown University. He taught at Stanford and Yale Universities and the American University of Beirut, and was a fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University, England.

He founded the Palestine Research Center in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1965, and was a member of the Palestine National Council. The recipient of many honors, Dr. Sayegh was decorated by the President of Lebanon with the Cedar's Medal, rank of Commander--the highest civilian medal offered by the Lebanese Government.

Dr. Sayegh was a renowned lecturer and a prolific writer. His books and monographs have appeared in translation in sixteen languages.

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Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Each box was given a subject heading which was determined by the contents of the files within that particular box.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Arlene Briem Sayegh in 1996.

Processing Note

Processed by Sarah C. Michalak, Gregory C. Thompson and Ragai N. Makar in 1996.

Related Materials

Forms part of the Middle East Archive.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Zionism--History

Personal Names

  • Sayegh, Fayez A. (Fayez Abdullah), 1922-1980--Archives

Corporate Names

  • United Nations--Palestine

Form or Genre Terms

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Pamphlets