Jurab al Kurdy Newspapers, جراب الكردي


Jurab al Kurdy Newspapers, جراب الكردي


Arabs--United States
Arabs--United States
Arabs--United States
Arab American newspapers


Biographical/Historical Note

Jurab al Kurdy, جراب الكردي [The Kurd’s Pocket], also written as Jurab-ul-Kurdy, was an Arabic Boston newspaper produced in the early 1900s. It was produced by Antoine Anastas Zraick and released new issues thrice-weekly.

In 1903, Zraick attested that his paper served 1,500 Syrians in Boston and 20,000 Syrians overall (across the country and in Europe). He reportedly prepared his copies on his Arabic typewriter at his office at 35 (formerly 38) Edinboro Street and printed the paper in New York. At the time, Boston had “no suitable Arabic type.” Zraick shared in the Boston Sunday Post that he planned to have his own type cast so that he could move the printing to Boston.

Scope/Contents Note

Jurab al Kurdy Newspapers collection includes issues dating from November 1908 to May 1913.

To access the fully searchable digitized issues of the newspaper, search the Khayrallah Center's Arabic Newspapers database.


Antoine A. Zraick


New York Public Library


Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies




Processed by Amanda Forbes and Khayrallah Center student workers, 2019-2020. Collection Guide created by Laura Lethers and Sarah Bernstein, 2023 October-November.


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