Ottenheimer Library has received a collection of 87 volumes of Urdu books from the collection of Dr. Muhammad Umar Memon, American-based Pakistani scholar of literature and religion, and late Professor of Urdu Language and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The collection includes an 8-volume dictionary of Urdu, collections of poetry and short stories, novels, and literary criticism.
Dr. Andrew Amstutz, Assistant Professor of History, specializing in Asian history, arranged for the transfer of books from Madison, Wisconsin to the Library. One of his goals is “working to better connect the growing Pakistani community (and South Asian communities) in Little Rock to the university.” He envisions that this donation of the works of a well-known Pakistani scholar will be a step in that direction.
Once processed, these materials will be shelved and available on the 4th Floor of the Ottenheimer Library.