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Digitized Materials from Michael W. Suleiman Collection

Digitized Materials from Michael W. Suleiman Collection


These documents are digitized items from the Michael W. Suleiman collection.

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  • Sady, Elias (1933)
    A directory of Syrian businesses and residences in California
  • Mokarzel, Salloum; Otash, H.F. (The Syrian-American Trade, 1909)
    A National Syrian Business Directory published in 1909 in both Arabic and English
  • Unknown author (Arida & Andria, 1930)
    Syrian American business and residence directory from 1930 in English. This is specific to New York City and Brooklyn.
  • Unknown author (Arida & Andria, 1930)
    Syrian American business and residence directory from 1930 in Arabic. This is specific to New York City and Brooklyn.
  • Unknown author (1937)
    Directory of Syrian-American's in the Pacific, published 1937
  • Mokarzel, Salloum (Syrian-American Press, 1929)
  • Assaf, Jalil (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1912-09-25)
    In response to the call for "Syrians" to take up farming and to remain in the U.S., the writer opposes this notion because 1) money and expertise are not available, and 2) the "Syrians" should return to "Syria," their true ...
  • Arida, Nasib (Meraat-ul-Gharb, 1914-06-08)
    A visitor to New York from Syria finds that the Arabs in the U.S. still are attached to the old homeland and not very advanced.
  • Ankiri, As'ad (Al-Hoda, 1901-03-30)
    Writer uses words and "voices" of others to "evaluate" Arabic newspapers in the U.S., but in fact his intention is to attack his opponents, especially Meraat-ul-Gharb and its editor. In the process, he exonerates the editor ...
  • Antun, Farah (Al-Jami'ah, 1908)
    Concludes that for Arabs in the U.S., it is more beneficial to stay and farm than to return home. Farming is favored over peddling, which becomes a source of shame and embarrassment.
  • Unknown author (Al-Jami'ah, 1908-07)
    Praises the Syrian Ladies Aid Society and its work among the needy; includes a poem by Niqula Haddad.
  • Unknown author (Al-Mushir, 1896-06-20)
    Reports, with approval, the formation, and details the purposes, of the Syrian Christian Youth Society.
  • Unknown author (Al-Mushir, 1900-06-13)
    The editor/publisher of Al-Mushir, Selim Sarkis, reports that Al-Islah newspaper will move out of New York City in order to re-appear bigger and stronger. Sarkis encourages Shibel Dammous, the editor of Al-Islah, to devote ...
  • Unknown author (Al-Mushir, 1896-04-18)
    Reports that, on 14 March 1896, members of the "Syrian Youth Society" in New York performed the play "Andromak," which had a large audience of "Syrians" and Americans.
  • Unknown author (Al-Mushir, 1897-12-25)
    This article most likely is by the editor/publisher of Al-Mushir, Selim Sarkis, who attacks the Ottoman Sultan Abdul-Hamid for clamping down on newspapers in his empire--while currying favor with them in Europe and America. ...
  • Atallah, Iskander (Al-Kalimah, 1909-09-15)
    States that, out of two million "Syrians," half a million emigrated to North and South America. Not being used to freedom, some of them turned it into license (some even committing bigamy) to the embarrassment and shame ...
  • Unknown author (Moslem [Muslim] World, 1923-01)
    Discusses tearing down the only mosque in North America at that time. The mosque had been built by Mohammad Karoub, an "immigrant from Arabia."
  • Jenness, Mary (The Survey, 1921-10-29)
    A series of Arab folktales told to the author by a Syrian/Arab immigrant neighbor. In the process, as introductory remarks, the author paints a sympathetic picture of Arabs.
  • Juhayna (Al-Ayyam, 1898-10-10)
    On the occasion of gubernatorial elections in New York, the writer compares freedom in the U.S. with tyranny and injustice in Ottoman Turkey where poor economic conditions caused Syrians/Arabs to emigrate to the U.S. Calls ...
  • Juhayna (Al-Ayyam, 1898-11-14)
    This incomplete series of perceptive articles discusses the need for "Syrian" rebellion against the Ottomans--and what is required for success. Areas of discussion include newspapers, rights and obligations if citizens, ...

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