Stories From 2012

Dec 14, 2012

Mapping Early Lebanese, Part II

This installment includes links to the interactive tools designed for the community. The first installment provided background on the year-long collaborative project with The Digital Innovation Lab.  What I love about the projects below is that they are based on historical […]

Dec 12, 2012

Project awarded $10,000 Grant from NC Humanities Council

Khayrallah Program’s Lebanese in North Carolina Project Wins $10,000:  Award granted by North Carolina Humanities Council     RALEIGH, N.C—The Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies at North Carolina State University was awarded $10,000 by the North Carolina Humanities Council for the 2012 cycle. […]

Dec 10, 2012

Mapping Early Lebanese, Part I

This installment provides background on the year-long collaborative project with The Digital Innovation Lab. The next installment will include the interactive tools designed for the community. Telling the story of the largely unstudied Lebanese community in North Carolina would not […]

Sep 19, 2012

New! North Carolina Lebanese Naturalizations: 1909-1945

We just uncovered over 60 naturalization records for Lebanese immigrants in North Carolina from 1909-1945. Available on our website, these rich documents can provide wonderful genealogical information not only about the naturalized person, but also about their families. However, the […]

Sep 12, 2012

Listening to the music of Lebanon

After the documentary premiered at the North Carolina Museum of History in March and April, many of you asked about the musical selection we chose for the film. With great thanks to University of California, Santa Barbara as well as […]

Sep 1, 2012

Home movies of Joseph El-Khouri

Joseph Maroun El-Khouri was an immigrant to the United States in 1949. He was born in Kour, Batroun, Lebanon in 1924 to Rev. Maroun El-Khouri and Mariam Yazbek El-Khouri, one of seven children. Joseph was asked to come to the United States to […]

Aug 29, 2012

A filmmaker’s perspective on North Carolina

The Lebanese in North Carolina Project is dedicated to collecting, curating and disseminating materials of the Lebanese-American experience in the state. Like most materials, the generous donations from families captures life in North Carolina from the Lebanese perspective. But, what […]

Aug 26, 2012

Reuniting the Alkazins

Welcome to our guest blogger, Marjorie Merod who contributed this post! Many families were divided in the course of immigration. David Alkazin left the United States in 1900 with his eldest daughter Rosa, and son Elias. It was a full […]

Aug 13, 2012

Peddler’s license

An 1897 article in a Wilmington newspaper titled “The Peddlers License: A Word or Two About How To Many Peddlers Fake It” details the perception of Assyrian peddlers. Today, many families have ties to first-wave immigrants arriving in North Carolina […]

Aug 8, 2012

Lebanese-Americans abroad

Many Lebanese-Americans–first or second wave immigrants, second or third generation–consider North Carolina their home, but don’t lose sight of the important work to be done internationally. Wael Abou-Chakra spends much of his time to volunteer work in Romania and other […]