Ismaili Special Collections

In 2013 the IIS established the Ismaili Special Collections Unit (ISCU) as part of its continuing endeavours to systematically preserve, develop, digitise and catalogue special collections.


ISCU was also formed to study and facilitate research on these materials, in order to contribute to the IIS’s vision of promoting scholarship on the heritage of Ismaili communities and that of other Muslim groups. These special collections have been at the heart of the research, publications and educational programmes undertaken by the IIS over the years.

Oral History Project

Oral History Project seeks to preserve the history of significant events and social changes, as well as the intangible cultural heritage.

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Online Catalogue

The online catalogue aims to facilitate access to materials for interested researchers, students and members of Ismaili communities.