Archive Spotlights

May 27, 2015

Sneak Peek: Mapping Syrian-American businesses

In 1908 Salloum Mokarzel (the brother of Naoum Mokarzel, the publisher of Al-Huda, one of the earliest Arabic newspapers in the US)  and H.F. Otash published an Arabic/English directory of the businesses owned by “Syrians” (as all early immigrants from the Eastern Mediterranean were […]

Oct 14, 2014

What death certificates tell us about the lives of Lebanese

The goal of the Khayrallah Center is to shed light on the important contribution of Lebanese-Americans. Beginning with a focus on North Carolina, we’ve accomplished that by conducting interviews, archiving family photos and movies, and creating cultural projects like a documentary […]

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 […]