Nov 2, 2020

The Arab American Archive Collaborative: Enriching the Field by Increasing Public Access to Early Arab American Life

In July 2019 archivists, librarians, and researchers from the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the Arab American National Museum, and the Houston Metropolitan Center partnered for a National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) Planning Grant titled: […]

Oct 4, 2017

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 […]

Mar 7, 2016

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 […]

Dec 9, 2015

The Noble Sentiments: A Community in Transition

This post is written by Dr. Akram Khater, Director of The Khayrallah Center and Professor of History at NC State University, a University Faculty Scholar, and the editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies. He has published extensively […]

Nov 25, 2015

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 […]

Apr 22, 2015

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 […]

Dec 22, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]