Raad Family Photographs


Raad Family Photographs


Lebanese--United States


Biographical/Historical Note

Patricia Shaia Raad's grandparents immigrated from Lebanon to the United States. Her father, William Harry Shaia, was born in New York and worked as a physician. Her mother, Beth Shaia, was born and raised in Gaffney, South Carolina. Beth began the Catholic Social Services in Charlotte, North Carolina in order to assist in community aid. Patricia, their daughter, earned an MA in Education and became a teacher.

George Raad’s mother was also a child of Lebanese immigrants. His father immigrated to the United States at age 14. George’s paternal grandfather had planned to move his whole family from Lebanon to the United States; however, he only managed to bring his two eldest sons before the advent of the Great Depression. The family never reunited. George became a physician and met Patricia at a hafli festival. The couple, drawn together by their shared cultural and religious heritage, married and had three children, George Jr., Anthony, and Alice.

Scope/Content Note

This collection contains photographs of George and Patricia Raad and their family.


George and Patricia Raad


Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies


1984, 2009, undated


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


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Collection Tree

This collection is a part of a larger collection that has been divided into more specific collections.

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Raad Family Photographs