American Center of Oriental Research
Collection Type: Research center
Collection Size: > 50,000
Period: 1960-1980Later than 1980
Type of Material & Format: Black and White imagesColour imagesDigital filesFilm-based negativesPrints
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan was founded in 1968. ACOR promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus. ACOR’s permanent headquarters opened in 1986 near the University of Jordan.
ACOR houses a collection of more than 10,000 slides and images of Jordanian archaeological sites, excavations, and artifacts, including slides documenting ACOR’s Petra Church Project, from its inception to completion. These include slide collections of Jim Sauer (ACOR Director 1975-81) and the complete archive of Phillip Hammond who worked in Petra from 1963 to 2002.
A portion of the collection is currently being scanned for academic and eventually accessible to scholars.
Name: Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director
Address: POB 2470 Amman 11181 Jordan
Tel: +962 6 534 6117