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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.

Date: 1893
"Yousef" (Joseph) Oussani's ticket to the Chicago World's Fair, 1893 for the Turkish Village.

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…

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…

Date: 1944
"Harvest Chant" for Piano by Anis Fuleihan, marked Spicer Music Box, Decatur, Illinois on bottom and John E. Balamos, Phi Mu Alpha on top, Copyright 1944 by G. Schirmer, Inc. of New York, New York

Date: 1946
"Fifteen Short Pieces for Piano" by Anis Fuleihan, signed to and marked by John E. Balamos, Phi Mu Alpha, and markd by Spicer Music Box, Decatur, Illinois, Copyright 1946 by Carl Fischer, Inc., New York

Date: 1950
"From the Aegean" for Piano by Anis Fuleihan featuring movements Serenade, Tango, Sicilienne, Greek Dance, marked Spicer Music Box Decatur, Illinois, Copyright 1950 by Southern Music Publishing Co., New York, New York

Date: 1895
كتاب الغريب في الغرب [Kitab al-Ghareeb fi al-Gharb], or Strangers in the West: The Trip of Mikhail Asad Rustum to America, 1885-1895, was one of the first, if not the first, travelogues about America written by an Arab author. It recounts the…
al-Ghareeb f al-Gharb_sm_wm.pdf

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

Date: May 5, 1893
Kawkab Amirka, كوكب أمريكا, Vol. 2, no. 56 was the first issue to do away with the page of English articles; this volume of the newspaper is almost exclusively in Arabic.

The issue contains a full page of illustrations depicting the World's…
kawkab amrika_vol 2 no 56_may 1893_wmc.pdf

Volume 1, No. 9 of كوكب أمريكا, Kawkab Amirka. Articles in English include: an account of Cardinal Lavigerie's lifelong efforts to document and combat slavery in Africa and a description of the various pirates working from and around the…
kawkab america_vol 1 no 9_june 10 1892_full_wm.pdf

Date: June 3, 1892
Volume 1, No. 8 of كوكب أمريكا, Kawkab Amirka. Articles in English include: a profile of a Korean magazine, the "Korean Repository;" a continuation of a travelogue describing a visit to a Bedouin tribe; a description of a Persian harem, with…
kawkab america_vol 1 no 8_june 3 1892_full_wm.pdf

Date: May 13, 1892
Volume 1, No. 5 of كوكب أمريكا, Kawkab Amirka. Articles in English include: the conclusion of a piece on cultural progress in Islam; reporting on an anti-Semitic "riot," or pogrom, in the Polish city of Lodz; a profile of a Bedouin tribe; reports of…
kawkab america_vol 1 no 5_May 13 1892_full_wm.pdf

Volume 1, No. 3 of كوكب أمريكا, Kawkab Amirka. Articles in English include a brief profile of Syrians in America; an encounter with Sidi Moulayel-Hassan, sultan of Morocco; a travelogue related by a Syrian travelling by railroad across the American…
kawkab america_vol 1 no 3_apr 29 1892_full_wm.pdf
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