Mustafa AbuAli visiting the University of Texas at Austin and the PCL Map Collection
Katherine Strickland visiting the United Nations Headquarters in New York City as Mustafa AbuAli's guest

"When Mustafa Abu Ali, a member of the Sudanese envoy to the United Nations, started to look for maps of Sudan several people recommended he contact the Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection.

On March 29, 2017 he called the Map Collection to request a visit. As it happens, I was going to be in New York City at the same time he wanted to visit Austin. So he decided to visit Austin the following weekend and invited me to visit him at the UN while I was in New York. How could I refuse?!"

  • Katherine Strickland, Maps Coordinator