Archive Spotlight: New Sources on Commerce and Business
The relationship between Lebanese immigrants and commerce is often shrouded in myth. As part of their efforts to gain acceptance into American society, scholars such as Kalil Bishara argued in the immigrant press that “Syrians” were descendants of sea-faring Phoenicians […]
When to Stop Archiving
This post is written by Renée Michelle Ragin, a PhD student in Literature at Duke University where her research focuses on the negotiation of national identity in post-conflict Middle Eastern and Latin American states. Wrestling with intergenerational memory in the wake of […]
New resource in our Archive: The Syrian World
This post is written by Claire Kempa, a first year MA student in the NC State Public History program. She is in charge of managing the Center’s digital archive and has made major headway redesigning the archive’s appearance and enhancing […]
From Pageant Queen to U.N. Worker: The Rosemary Hakim Collection
This article is written by Matthew Jaber Stiffler and Elyssa Bisoski of the Arab American National Museum, first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture. AANM is located in Dearborn, Michigan. The Arab American National Museum (AANM) was built […]
Sneak Peek: The Creighton-Danby Collection at the Gregg
This post is written by Margie Stevens. Her research on death certificates has been featured on the site. She was also instrumental in building the Khayrallah Center’s digital archive. Keep an eye out for the newest addition to our online […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]