Browse Collections (83 total)

Salem Family

Materials provided by Joseph and his son Ron Salem, 1910s-2007 and undated.Introduction This collection contains materials related to the life of…

Contributors: Ronald Salem, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Khalifah Family

Materials provided by Raja Khalifah.Introduction Raja Khalifah was born in Lebanon. As a young man, Khalifah attended the American University of…

Contributors: Raja Khalifah, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Kannan Family

These materials were donated by Matthew Kannan.Biography Matthew Kannan descends from Charles Kannan and Nora Rabil Kannan, immigrants from Lebanon…

Contributors: Matt Kannan, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Nasrallah Family

Materials provided by Noha Nasrallah.Biography Noha Nasrallah was born in Lebanon on November 22, 1956. She was educated at Lebanese University in…

Contributors: Noha Nasrallah, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Naturalization Documents

Introduction The Petitions of Naturalization consists of several documents that reflect the process of immigrants to gain citizenship to the United…

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Mack Family

These materials were provided by Mitchell Mack and relate to the history of the Mack family in Mooresville, North Carolina.Biography Hanna Makhoul…

Contributors: Mitchell Mack, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Early 20th Century Arab Music

Some materials reproduced with permission by Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa…

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North Carolina Newspapers

This collection is comprised of newspaper clippings from Wilmington papers that refer to Syrians that ranges from 1877 to 1942, and local newspapers…

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Alex Dayyeh Census for Maronite Patriarch

Introduction This collection contains letters sent from Alex Daye (Dayyeh) in North Carolina to the Maronite Patriarchate in Lebanon, May-June 1921.…

Contributors: Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

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Saleeby Family

This collection contains oral histories and recollections created by members of the North Carolina branch of the Saleeby/Saliba Family.…

Contributors: Callie R. Saleeby Stanley, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Domit Family

These materials were provided by Maggie Domit Bennett and primarily concern the life of her father, Moussa Domit, and his immediate…

Contributors: Maggie Domit Bennett, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Habit Family

These materials were provided by Franklin Hanna Habit and concern his life and those of his immediate family members. Biography Frank Habit was the…

Contributors: Franklin Hanna Habit, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Willett Family

Introduction The Willett family is descended from John Rasheed (Richard) Saleeby (February 15, 1896-June 16, 1969), who was one of the seven children…

Contributors: Nathan Willett, Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Matthews Family

Images donate by Trey Matthews. Contains images from the Safy and Rabil families.Introduction This collection contains images and documents pertaining…

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Thomas Family

Lorraine Thomas interview with Mandy Benter, 2014

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The Syrian Business Directory

Introduction In 1908 Salloum Mokarzel (the brother of Naoum Mokarzel, the publisher of Al-Hoda, one of the earliest Arabic newspapers in the US)  and…

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The Syrian World

Introduction The Syrian World was founded by Salloum Mokarzel, a Lebanese-American intellectual. Salloum Mokarzel was the younger brother of Naoum…

Contributors: Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Mokarzel Family

Introduction Naoum Antoun Mokarzel (1864-1932) and Salloum Antoun Mokarzel (1881-1952) were influential intellectuals who immigrated to the United…

Contributors: Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Antoine Khater

These materials were provided by Antoine F. Khater.Biography Antoine F. Khater is a poet, translator, and theoretical physicist. Khater was born in…

Contributors: Collection description written by Claire A. Kempa

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Family Collections

These collections have been donated by Lebanese American families. They reflect the multifaceted experience of immigrants spanning from the nineteenth…

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