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Qur'anic writing boards

Identifier: MS 00289

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Scope and Contents

Five Qur'anic wooden writing boards with Arabic script with colorful designs, believed to have been created in Nigeria. These boards would have been used to teach Arabic writing and for students to learn the passages of the Qur'an.


  • Creation: circa 1900

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


4.0 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from pba galleries with funds from the Christian Family endowment.

Guide to the Qur'anic writing boards
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository