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Date: 1893
An envelope with F.D. Maghak, Bagdad across the top, addressed to "Messieurs Joseph + Jacob Oussani", labeled "In the Persian Section of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago". Stamps on the envelope indicate it was posted in 1893.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/OussaniCollection/Oussani2018-0279.pdf

Date: 1893
"Yousef" (Joseph) Oussani's ticket to the Chicago World's Fair, 1893 for the Turkish Village.
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/OussaniCollection/Oussani2018-0280.pdf

Date: 1893
A statement from William B. Hess, the United States Consul General at Constantinople, certifying that Joseph "Yousoph" Oussani and twelve others are "engaged in business in the Ottoman Section of the World's Columbian Exposition of Chicago," dated…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/OussaniCollection/Oussani2018-0289.pdf

Date: 1893
An Arabic travel journal written by Joseph Oussani detailing his journey from Baghdad, Iraq to the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in Illinois. A translation by Leon Bushara is also included in the folder and a photocopy of the original…
https://lebanesestudies.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/uploads/OussaniCollection/Oussani2018-0292.pdf

Invitation to "Where East and West Meet" talk at Northwestern University, undated. The document invites all who might be interested to attend and gives location information, as well as a brief introduction to Ameen F. Rihani. It also states that the…
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s5g9t8uk8jgt1vn/AR37_140c.jpg

Date: 1937-04-25
A letter to Mary Waite from James Wellard of International House, dated March 31, 1937. The letter discusses a change of plans and that Ameen F. Rihani is definitely scheduled to speak at the Sunday Supper on April 25, 1937.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/avcjbx6d7xwhwzz/AR37_160c.jpg

Date: 1937-02-20
Chicago Council on Foreign Relations Luncheon information, dated February 20, (no year). The document lists Ameen F. Rihani as one of the speakers on "The Palestine Problem."
https://www.dropbox.com/s/g2ax8w622vhov3c/AR37_174c.jpg

Date: 1937-10-29
Chicago Council on Foreign Relations Luncheon at Palmer House information, dated October 29, (no year). The document lists Ameen F. Rihani as the principal speaker on "The Arab and the Jew in Palestine."
https://www.dropbox.com/s/0q5zcea8k3czado/AR37_175c.jpg

An immigration record, produced in Marseille, France on September 15, 1910. It lists Rosa Bon Assaby as 17 years old and her destination as Lawrence, Massachusetts. The back lists information more information that states she can read and write, is…
LPL_BRR_BonAssabyRosa001_wm.jpg

An immigration record, produced in Marseille, France on November 8, 1913. It lists Melhem Beseybes as 20 years old. The documet also states that Beseybes left for Chicago. The back of the document has information that states that Beseybes was Syrian,…
LPL_BRR_BeseybesMelhem001_wm.jpg

Kawkab Amirka, كوكب أمريكا, Vol. 1, no. 52. Articles in English in this issue include: a profile of Canton; a description of the legal system of feudal Japan; a description of the Egyptian individuals brought to appear in the Chicago World's Fair;…
kawkab amirka_vol 1 no 52_apr 7 1893_wmc.pdf

Kawkab Amirka, كوكب أمريكا, Vol. 1, no. 51. Articles in English in this issue include: an article about missionaries in the Congo Free State; a description of the Algerian exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair; and a brief portrait of Augustus W.…
kawkab amirka_vol 1 no 51_mar 31 1893_wmc.pdf

Kawkab Amirka, كوكب أمريكا, Vol. 1, no. 47. Articles in English include: a description of Islamic convert Muhammed Alexander Russell Webb's first lecture in New York on Islam; an update on the conflict between the Congo Free State and Arab groups,…
kawkab amirka_vol 1 no 47_mar 3 1893_wmc.pdf

Kawkab Amirka, كوكب أمريكا, Vol. 1, no. 32. Articles in English include: the conclusion of the missionary controversy; a discussion of the activities of the Mohammedan Society of Liverpool; a collection of miscellany on various news from the…
kawkab amirka_vol 1 no 32_nov 18 1892_wmc.pdf
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