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Collection of Loanable Resources

The IAUNRC maintains a collection of DVDs, books, traditional clothing, and other resources that may be loaned for non-commercial use to instructors and students of non-profit educational institutions and to individuals for private use.

Books include both English language materials, fiction and non-fiction, discussing the regions and peoples covered by the IAUNRC, and selections of foreign language literature such as our collection of Kazakh fairy tales. Additionally, there are several illustrated works and children's books depicting art and other aspects of the cultural heritage of our region.

The IAUNRC video collection features award-winning films from our regions of focus, the majority of which have English subtitles, as well as English language documentaries and feature films addressing aspects of our region, such as traditional cooking, Islam, environmental issues, etc.

Traditional clothing and other artifacts are some of the most popular items in our collection. We have over 30 hats in our collection representing such diverse peoples as the Mongolians, Kazakhs, Uzbeks, Uyghurs and more.

Please review our full catalog of lendable items available as a PDF document, and use the request form to request items for your use. Items in the inventory document are arranged according to the following schema:

Schema Inventory Catalogues

Category/Type
Art/Photo
Book/Bound
Cassette
CD
Cloth/Fabric
Clothing
DVD
Flag
Hat
Instrument
Map
Model/Miniature
Periodical
VHS
Accessory/Jewelry
VCD (VideoCD)

In addition to the full catalogue of inventory items, there are subset catalogues arranged by country or region, and by type of item:

Complete Inventory

Countries and Regions:

Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Estonia
Finland
Hungary
Iran
Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan
Mongolia
Regional (Central Asia)
Russia
Tajikistan
Tibet

Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Type of Item:

Artifacts
Clothing
Movies
Publications

Global Voices Comprehensive

For a free copy of Global Voices Comprehensive: Music and Culture of Azerbaijan or Music and Culture of Kyrgyzstan, please fill out the order form on their respective pages.