The personal library of David Owen, Emeritus Professor of Ancient Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and current Curator of Tablet Collections at Cornell University, has been acquired by the Research Library.
This collection of over 3,250 titles of core antiquarian books and journals strengthens the Research Library’s holdings and lays the foundation for future collecting in the area of ancient Near East art and archaeology. A first-rate study collection within its field, it is especially rich in documentation and translation of ancient texts found throughout the region, including scrolls and tablets.
The full list of titles in the David Owen Ancient Near East Collection is available in Primo Search.
In addition, over 1,000 duplicate titles were donated to the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World Library at New York University, which is in the process of adding the books to their collection. For more information visit their library blog.
-James Cheney, Collection Development Librarian