The Syrian Society of the City of New York Reports


The Syrian Society of the City of New York Reports


Syrians--United States
Emigration and immigration
Cultural assimilation


Biographical/Historical Note

The Syrian Society of The City of New York was established in 1892 with the aim of "promot[ing] the welfare of the Syrian community in this prepare them for the duties of American citizenship" (First Annual Report). It was founded by several prominent white American Presbyterians and Syrian Presbyterian Dr. Ameen F. Haddad to assimilate Syrian immigrants culturally and linguistically into the United States. It was largely supported by white Presbyterians and Dr. Haddad was the only Syrian on its Board of Directors. The Syrian Society operated a school at 95 Washington Street to carry out their mission which taught children English, reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, and vocational skills during the day. English classes for adults were offered by the school at night.

Scope/Content Note

The Syrian Society of the City of New York Reports includes the 1893 Annual Report and the 1898 Financial Report.


The Syrian Society of the City of New York


New York Public Library


Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies




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