Family & Individual Collections


Family & Individual Collections


These collections have been donated by Lebanese American families or individuals. They reflect the multifaceted experience of immigrants spanning from the nineteenth century to the present day; while varied, these collections also highlight the common threads between Lebanese immigrants throughout the decades.

Family collections contain digital reproductions of objects, documents, and photographs reflecting the history of individual families and their experiences in the Lebanese diaspora. Materials in family collections include:  photographs, oral histories, letters, personal documents, videos, audio recordings, photographed objects, and more. 

The core of this group was collected during the creation of the documentary Cedars in the Pines, and thus has a geographic focus on North Carolina. Khayrallah Center is actively seeking new family collections from across the United States and the world. If you would like to learn more about establishing a family collection, please contact us.

Unless otherwise stated, each family retains the original, physical object and full copyright over their use.


Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies


Donor retains full ownership of any and all copyright currently controlled in agreement with Khayrallah Center. Nonexclusive right to authorize all uses of these materials for non-commercial research, scholarly, or other educational purposes are granted to Khayrallah Center pursuant to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA).

Collection Tree

This collection has been divided into the following, more specific, collections.

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