Material relating to thesis on the Muslim Brotherhood

Scope and Content

Cassettes and 5 boxes of card indexes (in Arabic) of interviews in Arabic with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, gathered for PhD thesis 'The Muslim Brothers and the Palestine Question, 1936-1947', 1986, University of Exeter. One additional card index, in English, is also included listing the cassettes, and also including periodicals and newspapers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Abdullah al-Fattah Muhammad El-Awaisi, professor and author, is currently the Chair in Islamic and Jerusalem Studies, and the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Al-Maktoum Institute, Dundee, Scotland.


The tapes are arranged into numerical order as arranged by the creator of the collection, numbering 1-242 with some numbers being assigned to two tapes eg a and b. The following tapes are missing and were not received at the time of accession:

12; 26-28; 112-116; 118-120; 124; 139; 234 (checked by Charlotte Berry, 28 Apr 2006)

Access Information

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Acquisition Information

Acquired via Paul Auchterlonie, Arabic subject librarian.

Other Finding Aids

Card index available.

Archivist's Note

Description created by Rob Ford, 16 Feb 2007. Updated by Rob Ford, 5 Apr 2007.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL restrictions apply.

Related Material

None known.


The research material was used in the writing of the creator's PhD thesis 'The Muslim Brothers and the Palestine Question, 1936-1947' (1986), and also in a subsequent published work: 'The Muslim Brothers and the Palestine Question, 1928-1947' (1987).