Charles C. Stewart is the Director of Programming for the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University, as well as Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Illinois.
In 2005, the Charles C. Stewart International Young Humanitarian Award was established at the University of Illinois, to recognize the international service, achievements, selflessness, and dedication of Illinois' young humanitarians.
The University of Illinois Archives are home to the collected papers of Charles C. Stewart, professor of history (1974-). The collection includes 104 microfilm reels amounting to 2,054 works from the libraries of Harun b. Baba b. Sidi Muhammad b. Sidiyya al-Ntishai'i, Ismail b. Baba, and Ya'qub b. Muhammad b. Baba. These Arabic language manuscripts and printed documents are primarily from the 19th century, and their varied topics include literature, law, Islamic religious texts and commentaries, Arabic language, and history.
The collection may be viewed in person at the University of Illinois main library, preferably by appointment. Additionally, digital surrogates from the Charles C. Stewart Papers have been created, of which an access copy is available upon request. Please contact Laila Hussein Moustafa to arrange an appointment and/or research consultation.
This database, also known as the Arabic Manuscript Management System (AMMS), is a bilingual database developed at the University of Illinois in the late 1980's to describe Arabic manuscripts held in Southern Mauritania.
Subsequently, seven other collections have been entered. The database provides manuscript metadata, authors, authors' nisbas, subjects, and information about the collections themselves. It does provide some experimental linkage of digital images, however this is not universal.