Lawrence Public Library
In the first decades of the 20 th century, Lawrence was home to one of the largest populations of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants in the United States. These individuals were drawn to the industrial town to find work in its textile mills. The community in Lawrence created several charitable societies and was involved in the establishment of the St. Joseph's Melkite Church and St. Anthony's Maronite church.
This collection contains materials relating to the civic and religious activities of Syrio-Lebanese in Lawrence. Additionally, the Khayrallah Center has digitized one of the newspaper published out of Lawrence, al-Wafa, which may be viewed in full here.