Moise and Vera Khayrallah Papers


Moise and Vera Khayrallah Papers


Legal Documents


Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Moise Anton Khayrallah was born in Ghbaleh, Lebanon in August 1959. In 1981, he graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BA in Psychology and soon began graduate studies under a USAID scholarship in the same field and university. In 1983, Moise Khayrallah married Vera Tayeh in Lebanon, and the couple soon immigrated to Raleigh, North Carolina. The Khayrallahs became naturalized American citizens in 1993. Khayrallah graduated with a PhD in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. During the 1990s, he began working at the Burroughs Wellcome Fund on pharmaceutical research and development, which kickstarted his career in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. In 2002, he founded the first of several pharmaceutical consulting and development companies.

The Khayrallah family is involved in the Lebanese American community, including the Triangle Lebanese Association, as well as in scientific and artistic philanthropy in both Lebanon and the United States. In 2010, Dr. Moise Khayrallah collaborated with Dr. Akram Khater of North Carolina State University in a pilot project to research, preserve, and celebrate the history of Lebanese immigrants in North Carolina. This project resulted in a PBS documentary film, a museum exhibit, and a K-12 curriculum. The success of this initial program led to the establishment of the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, an endowed research center dedicated to the production, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge and memory about the Lebanese in the United States and throughout the world.

Scope/Content Note

This collection contains photographs of Moise Khayrallah and Vera Tayeh Khayrallah. It includes images from their childhoods in Lebanon, photographs of their wedding ceremony, and pictures taken following their immigration to the United States.


Moise and Vera Khayrallah


Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies


1960s-1983 and undated


Processed by Khayrallah Center staff. Collection Guide content contributed by Claire A. Kempa and updated by Allison Hall, 2023 November.


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