Caroline and John Williams

John Alden and Caroline Williams have traveled and photographed in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey, as well as Egypt. John Alden Williams did his doctoral work in Middle East Civilization at Princeton University and was from 1957-59 assistant director of the American Research Center in Egypt. A travel fellowship allowed him to photograph historic centers of Islamic civilization from Spain to India and Central Asia. In Cairo, he studied the history of Islamic architecture with Professor Sir Archibald Creswell. From 1959-66. Caroline Williams completed an M.A. in Islamic History at Harvard University. In 1966, she moved to Cairo to do a second M.A. on the history of Islamic art. She is the author of Islamic Monuments of Cairo: The Practical Guide. The slides in this collection were taken between the years 1968-1978.

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