Archive Spotlights

Oct 12, 2014

New Archival Acquisition

On April 7, 1923, the intellectual and business elites of the Lebanese-American community in New York City met for a banquet. The first of its kind to gather so many of the scions of the community, the banquet was organized […]

Apr 7, 2014

Carolyn Monsour Dorroll, 1928-2014

On Wednesday, March 26, the Lebanese-American community in NC lost a generous and loving person. In true Lebanese fashion, Carolyn is survived by a large family: her son, Phil Dorroll and life partner, Ruth Farmer, of Sarasota, Fla.; her daughters, Nikki […]

Jan 23, 2014

Bulk up your collection!

Don’t see your family name in the illustration below? That probably means that you aren’t among the 29 families who have donated their images, documents, and stories that bring to life the history and culture of Lebanese-Americans in NC. I […]

Dec 2, 2013

Mitchell David Baddour, the early years

It’s moments like this one that I love working with this Project! A longtime contributor to the Project and all-around dedicated member of the Lebanese-American community in NC donated some materials for the online archive. Matt Kannan provided 4 photographs, […]

Nov 11, 2013

Favorite photo!

Lovely photo of women dancing!

Oct 7, 2013

Museum Update 3: Oral Histories

This post was written by guest blogger Darby Reiners, an MA Candidate in Public History at NC State University. This summer Katie Vanhoy, Kathy Gleditsch, and I worked on going through the oral history collection for the Cedars in the […]

Jul 19, 2013

Moussa Domit collection

Hello faithful readers! Happy summer! We know that the Lebanese community here in North Carolina schedules a lot of travel over the summer season to Lebanon and other areas to visit family, friends, or explore new places. So, if you […]

Jun 11, 2013

Our Newspaper Collection is growing!

For anyone that’s been perusing our archival collection recently, you’ll know that we are constantly adding material. In the last month, the biggest concentration has been in the Newspaper Collection where we now have 224 (and counting!) materials specifically newspaper […]

May 1, 2013

Anatomy of an artifact

“Feeding silk-worms their breakfast of mulberry leaves, Mt. Lebanon, Syria” This photograph from Underwood and Underwood publishers is actually a stereograph, what some consider the original 3-D image.This stereograph depicts a silk worm farmer and his assistant feeding silk worms […]

Apr 10, 2013

Using the archives for history of Maronites in NC

Natasha Beathe, a fellow community member living in Charlotte, is a council member of the Maronite Mission of Charlotte and the head of communications. For the most recent edition of the Council’s newspaper, Natasha wrote about Lebanese Maronites living in North […]