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  • Tags: New York

Date: circa 1962
A photograph of Mitchell G. and Trudy Rabil with Lebanese-American entertainer and philanthropist Danny Thomas. The photograph was taken at the fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in New York City.
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Date: circa 1962
A photograph of Trudy and Mitchell Rabil at a New York fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, which was founded by Lebanese-American entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962.
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Date: 1973
A photograph of Joe Mody, Shirley, and Ed on New Year's Eve at St. Louis Gonzaga in Utica, NY
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Shikrallah Farris' official identification card, issued at the American Consulate at Beirut, Syria (modern-day Lebanon) upon his immigration to the United States.
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A framed portrait photograph of an unidentified man in a suit, posed next to furniture, taken at an unknown date.
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A campaign letter from to Franklin D. Roosevelt to M. Mansour requesting a meeting. The calling card mentioned in the letter is linked below.
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A letter from Franklin D. Roosevelt to M. Mansour apologizing for his absence. His previous letter requesting a meeting is linked below.
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Date: May 10, 1877
Related to "Gone and Left Us" and "The New York Times records..."
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Syrian quarter in New York neighborhood is home to 10,000 or more Syrians.
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Date: 1904
From Trey Matthews: "Passport Application for George Joseph Safy dated 6 Aug 1904. Birth date listed as 4 Jan 1877 in Syria. Year of arrival listed as 1894. Witnessed by Salim B. Nofal."
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Date: 1907
Caption from Trey Matthews: "Passenger list for the S.S. Majestic, departing Chergourg, [sic] France, arriving in New York 21 Aug 1907. Listed are George and Soosan (Susie) Safy."
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Francis Mansour Zayek was the first Maronite bishop to serve outside of the Middle East, heading the Maronite Apostolic Exarchate in Brazil between 1962-1966. In 1966, Pope Paul IV transferred him to Detroit, MI, to head the Exarchate in the United…
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Date: 1913
The History of the United States and the History of Syrian Emigration by Basil M. Kherbawi. Though split into two files here for readers' convenience, the two were published as one volume, in Arabic for immigrant readers, in 1913. Kherbawi was the…
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Volume 1, No. 1 of كوكب أمريكا, Kawkab Amirka. English articles include:  an introduction to the publication's goals; an article praising Ottoman Empire Sultan Abdul-Hamid Khan; a description of violence and prejudice against immigrants in the lower…
kawkab america_vol 1 no 1_apr 1892_full_wm.pdf

Volume 1, No. 2 of كوكب أمريكا, Kawkab Amirka.

Articles in English in this issue include the first in a series on Syrian etiquette; an account of the reception given to celebrate Kawkab Amirka's first issue; travel accounts describing the fakirs…
kawkab america_vol 1 no 2_apr 22 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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