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This first page is a site directory, linked to individual tables of contents describing the 821 files available in the Library. The lists will be expanded as others contribute their work or documents become available. Please check back monthly to see what's new. Most material at this site is unedited and unpublished, and may contain occasional errors—please notify if any are found. (Note: for a variety of reasons, diacritics have often been left out of files at this site.)

  O  Search this webspace
  O  Baha'i Academics Bulletin Board

* Primary Source Material *

  O  Provisional translations
  O  Compilations of Baha'i Writings
  O  Pilgrims' notes
  O  Primary historical material
  O  Letters from the Guardian
  O  Letters from the Universal House of Justice
  O  Letters from National Spiritual Assemblies
  O  Talks and presentations by Baha'i notables

* Secondary Source Material *

  O  Books and theses
  O  Academic articles and papers
  O  Draft Short Encyclopedia of the Baha'i Faith articles
  O  Scholarly talks and conference presentations
  O  Newspaper and magazine articles
  O  Excerpts from non-Baha'i books
  O  Informal essays and internet postings
  O  Court and government documents
  O  Book reviews
  O  Personal letters (contemporary and historical)
  O  Student and practice papers

* Resource Tools *

  O  Resource tools (the Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Baha'i Faith, the Babi and Baha'i Religions: An Annotated Bibliography, publishers' addresses, journal indices, lists of sacred writings)
  O  The Wilmette Institute, offering many college-level courses on the Baha'i Faith
  O  Association for Bahá'í Studies of North America
  O  Database of Baha'i Scholars

* Random Material *

  O  Fiction
  O  Other academic sites, plus the Baha'i Ring
  O  Resource Library notes, history, website statistics

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