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Arabic and Druse music--Rebaba/Isfya--#1

Recorder:
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Israel
Haifa (Palestine)
Palestine
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1205
General:
CDR copy

6 tracks of rabab and flute flaying
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Shepherd flute  Search this
Rabab.  Search this
Druzes  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1205
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk56e0359b5-045b-4778-b993-47caa0eaa15d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19690

Druse--Abu Suan concluded/Isfya/wedding--#2

Recorder:
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Israel
Haifa (Palestine)
Palestine
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1206
General:
CDR copy

6 instrumental tracks
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Shepherd flute  Search this
Rabab.  Search this
Druzes  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1206
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f3b8709d-3215-449c-9504-8a3098247dc1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19691

Arabic and Druse music-Ud--#4

Recorder:
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Palestine
Israel
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1207
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
World music  Search this
Oud  Search this
World music -- Palestine.  Search this
Druzes  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1207
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk54e8587f3-f725-4ce6-a2b0-ce3784f01756
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19692

Arabic and Druse music-Jaffa/Delyat/Carmel--#6

Recorder:
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Palestine
Israel
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1208
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
World music -- Palestine.  Search this
Druzes  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1208
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk589328279-b371-415e-8f95-0d82d3735690
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19693

Arabic and Druse music-Arabic and Druse music-Druse festival--#8

Recorder:
Eskin, Sam  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Israel
Haifa (Palestine)
Palestine
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1210
General:
CDR copy

11 examples
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
World music  Search this
Shepherd flute  Search this
Rabab.  Search this
Druzes  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1210
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk573614108-1a9e-4310-896d-5af66792320f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19695

Druse women at the village oven, Dalieh, Mt. Carmel. [Active no. 3157 : stereo photonegative.]

Topic:
PALESTINE TOUR
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (pieces, 3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Dalieh (Mt. Carmel, Palestine)
Palestine -- 1890-1920
Mt. Carmel (Palestine)
Local Numbers:
RSN 14038
General:
Currently stored in box 3.1.28 [115], moved from [128]
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Stoves  Search this
Baking  Search this
Food  Search this
Druzes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.1: Underwood and Underwood Negatives / RSN Numbers 14035-14091
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8cbf6095e-829f-49e8-852d-75fb2c8f7436
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref10639

Group of Women and Girls in Costume and Carrying Baskets With Harvested Grain Atop Heads, Returning from Field; Donkeys Nearby

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photomechanical print (005 in x 003 in)
Culture:
Druze ?  Search this
Syria  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Date:
1909
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04102800
Local Note:
Black and white photomechanical print
Place:
Syria -- Ledja/Jebel Hauran/Jebel Ed Druze
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Mid East: Syria: General 04102800, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Middle East / Syria / General
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw305470a30-6bd4-4d1a-89e3-337f645cbd1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref2067

Six Young Druze Women in Costume Near Stone Wall and Tree

Creator:
Bonfils, Felix  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (009 in x 012 in mounted on 010 in x 014 in)
Culture:
Druze  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1870
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04054200
Local Note:
Black and white photoprint on cardboard mount
Place:
Palestine -- Turkish Palestine -- Mount Carmel
Israel -- Turkish Palestine -- Mount Carmel
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Mid East: Israel: NM 25950: Adler/Bonfils 04054200, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Middle East / Israel / Unspecified
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36e8c87dd-1f15-415f-94db-70d747ff52bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref1569

View of Lava Brick Castle and Wall on Extinct Volcano Crater

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photomechanical print (005 in x 004 in)
Culture:
Druze  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04089201
Local Note:
Black and white photomechanical print
Place:
Syria -- Jebel Druze/Sulkad Castle
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Mid East: Syria: NM Unlisted Misc 04089201, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Middle East / Syria / Unspecified
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3aa63f291-18bc-41ac-9244-fafaf59555f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref1927

View of Village Showing Lava Brick House Clusters and Walls

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology. Division of Ethnology  Search this
Extent:
1 Photomechanical print (005 in x 004 in)
Culture:
Druze ?  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.04089202
Local Note:
Black and white photomechanical print
Place:
Syria -- Jebel Druze ?
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 97 DOE Mid East: Syria: NM Unlisted Misc 04089202, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1
Division of Ethnology photograph collection 1 / Middle East / Syria / Unspecified
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw361d803a0-b484-4174-9734-433f3a5e4f37
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-97-ref1928

Catabrosa aquatica (L.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
34 - Western Asia  Search this
Collector:
C. C. Townsend  Search this
Place:
Jordan: Azraq Druze. By the spring Ain el Enoqiyya, 2.5 km. N. of the village., Jordan, Asia-Temperate
Collection Date:
30 Apr 1965
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Catabrosa aquatica (L.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04050786
USNM Number:
2589384
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32fb39163-1e19-4f7a-8134-d8095809127b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15848754

Fordham Rams Pinback Button

Associated institution:
Fordham University  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/16 in; x 3.01625 cm
Object Name:
button, collegiate
Date made:
ca 1974
Subject:
Sports  Search this
collegiate  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0365.30
Accession number:
1982.0365
Catalog number:
1982.0365.30
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-9c5a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_664446

Charm & Manuscript (Druze)

Donor Name:
Mrs. Layon Barakkat  Search this
Object Type:
Charm
Place:
Syria, Asia
Accession Date:
17 Aug 1892
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
025934
USNM Number:
E154565-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/351b7ac44-b142-4c6d-93a6-be9a2f845a4b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8344053
Online Media:

Coat

Donor Name:
Mrs. Lispenard S. Crocker  Search this
Culture:
Druze  Search this
Object Type:
Coat
Place:
Syria, Asia
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1960
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
232559
USNM Number:
E398476-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d85b98dd-4380-4f2a-8a23-c53704d458cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8426631
Online Media:

Coat

Donor Name:
Mrs. Lispenard S. Crocker  Search this
Culture:
Druze  Search this
Object Type:
Coat
Place:
Syria, Asia
Accession Date:
30 Dec 1960
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
232559
USNM Number:
E398477-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3de42c94d-faa6-475c-9d9b-a34559604055
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8426632
Online Media:

Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection

Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Names:
American Arab Anti-discrimination Committee  Search this
Arab American Institute  Search this
National Association of Arab Americans  Search this
Syrian Protestant Church  Search this
Naff, Faris  Search this
Naff, Yamna  Search this
Former owner:
Archdioceses of Antiochan Orthodox, Melkites, and Maronites  Search this
Southern Federation of Lebanese Clubs  Search this
Spring Valley (Ill.) Syrian Orthodox Church  Search this
Extent:
120 Cubic feet (295 boxes )
2,000 Photographs
450 Cassette tapes
Culture:
Arab Americans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Cassette tapes
Advertisements
Audiotapes
Books
Correspondence
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Newspaper clippings
Oral history
Scrapbooks
Place:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Cedar Rapids (Iowa)
Dearborn (Mich.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Fort Wayne (Ind.)
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Spring Valley (Ill.)
Date:
1862-2004, undated
Summary:
The collection is the result of research conducted by Dr. Alixa Naff (1920-2013) relating to the study of the early Arab immigrant experience in the United States from about 1880-World War II. The study began with oral history interviews in 1962 and became a major project in 1980 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It documents the assimilation of Arabic speaking immigrants in the United States.
Scope and Contents:
The collection documents the immigration and assimilation of mostly Christian Syrian-Lebanese who came to America at the turn of the twentieth century. The immigrants were predominately-small land-owning peasants and artisans from the village of Syria and Lebanon. According to Alixa Naff, immigrants knew exactly where they were going to live and what they were going to do once they immigrated to America. They mostly chose to live in cities where earlier immigrants had already created communities. The majority of the immigrants became peddlers. Peddlers carried packs containing scissors, razors, pins, buttons, ribbons, threads, needles, combs, mirrors, soap, voile and muslin, lace and crotchet crafts, perfume, scarves, picture frames, oriental rugs, fine linens, leather goods, pictures of saints, religious notions from the holy land, confections and cakes. Peddling offered the immigrants a source of income and a way to learn the English language, American customs and lifestyles. It often led to ownership of a small dry goods store. More successful businesspersons then went on to own a department store or a chain of stores. For those Syrian/Lebanese who chose not to pursue peddling as a source of income other occupations included farming, work in New England textile mills, Midwestern factories, Pittsburgh and Birmingham steel mills and Detroit's automobile assembly lines.

It was in these Syrian communities created by Arab immigrants that Dr. Naff sought interviews, photographs and personal papers. For Alixa Naff this pioneering generation of people offered a wealth of information on the immigrant experience and the critical role that peddling played. Naff conducted interviews in urban and small town communities with an emphasis on Midwestern states. Her informants included first and second generation Christians, Druze and Muslims. Locations of interviews included Detroit, Michigan because it was an industrial city with a large and stable Syrian population of all faiths. Cedar Rapids, Iowa was smaller, a railroad depot at the turn of the century and home to the earliest Muslim groups. Peoria, Illinois was also a small, railroad depot at the turn of the century and it consisted predominately of the Maronite Sect originally from one village in Mount Lebanon. Spring Valley, Illinois was a small mining town with a Christian community and the remnant of a once flourishing peddling settlement. Their Eastern Rite Syrian Orthodox Church was the only one in Illinois until 1961 and served smaller Syrian groups.

Oral history interviews deal with the sociological factors of the assimilation process. Most tapes have been fully transcribed or abstracted. Information from the interviews are supported with published articles; demographic statistics; articles from the Arab-American press, books, journals and dissertations published in the United States or in Arab countries. Personal papers collected from individuals and families provide evidence of the experiences discussed in the interviews and add a personal touch to the reference materials. While there are a number of original items included among the personal papers, there is a substantial amount of duplicate materials. Naff would often collect the originals make copies and then return the originals to the donors.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged into the eight series created by Alixa Naff.

Series 1, Personal Papers, 1891-2002, undated

Series 2, Photographs, 1890-1996, undated

Series 3, Oral interviews, Abstracts, Transcripts and Supporting Materials, 1962-1995, undated

Series 4, Publications, 1862-2000, undated

Series 5, Subject Files, 1888-2000

Series 6, Project Files, 1977-1995

Series 7, Alixa Naff Personal Papers, 1943-1996, undated

Series 8, Audio Visual Materials, 1908-1994, undated
Biographical / Historical:
The Faris and Yamna Naff Collection is the result of the dedication and research efforts of Dr. Alixa Naff, the daughter of Syrian-Lebanese immigrants. She spent most of her life documenting the early American experience of the generation of Arabs, mostly Christian, from Syria/Lebanon who came to this country around the turn of the century.

After an administrative career in private industry, Alixa Naff enrolled at the University of California to obtain her B.A. degree. During her senior year, she was required to write a paper for an American history seminar. The topic for the seminar was immigration. Alixa Naff chose Arabs in America as her subject. According to Naff, there was a lack of reference materials relating to her topic. Therefore, she relied mostly on conversations with her parents' friends. Impressed by her work, Alixa Naff's professor offered her a grant to collect Arab folklore.

Alixa Naff conducted her research during the summer of 1962. She interviewed eighty-seven people in sixteen communities across the United States and eastern Canada. All of her informants were at least sixty years old at the time of the interviews and represented the last surviving members of her parents' pioneer immigrant generation. After completing her fieldwork, Naff went on to earn her master's and Ph.D. degrees. She taught on the college level at California State University and the University of Colorado. In 1977, she left teaching citing anti-Arab feelings as the reason for her shift in career paths. Her desire to counter the anti-Arab stereotyping with accurate sources of information created yet another opportunity for her to pursue more research about Arab Americans.

Later in 1977, Alixa Naff served as a consultant on a documentary film relating to Arabs in America. She again realized existed on the subject of the Arab immigrant experience in America. Moreover, much of what she found conflicted with what pioneer informants had told her. Naff was also painfully aware that family members of decreased Arab immigrants often discarded the early artifacts, personal papers, photographs and books brought to America. Shortly after, she began working on a study on the history of Arab immigrants. In 1979, Alixa Naff met Gino Baroni, then undersecretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and founder of the National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs. His center helped her secure funding for her research from the National Endowment for the Humanities and provided an office for her to work. The result of this work was a book entitled Becoming American: The Early Arab Immigrant Experience published in 1985. Richard Ahlborn, then curator of the Smithsonian's Community Life Division (now its Department of Cultural Affairs), convinced Naff to donate the collection to the Smithsonian in honor of her parents, Faris and Yamna Naff, and their generation of Arabs who immigrated to America.

Alixa Naff died on June 1, 2013 at the age of 93.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life)holds artifacts related to this collection including. See Accession #: 2007.3245.

Materials at the Smithsonian Institution

Photo Lot 2011-02, Alixa Naff photographs of Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and audio tapes on Mediterranean folklore, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Provenance:
The collection is the result of research conducted by Dr. Alixa Naff relating to the study of the early Arab immigrant experience in the United States from about 1880-World War II. The study began with oral history interviews in 1962 and became a major project in 1980 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Researchers must use microfilm copies. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of collection require special appointment; please inquire with a reference archivist. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Associations, institutions -- voluntarism  Search this
Automobile industry workers  Search this
Businessmen -- Arab Americans  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Emigration and immigration -- Arab Americans  Search this
Ethnic groups -- cultural history  Search this
Immigration and emigration -- Arab Americans  Search this
Naturalization -- Arab Americans -- United States  Search this
Peddlers  Search this
Press -- Arabic language  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
voluntarism -- associations, institutions, etc  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Audiotapes
Books
Correspondence -- 19th-20th century
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Newspaper clippings
Oral history -- Arab Americans
Photographs -- 20th century
Photographs -- 1850-1900
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0078
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8a88907b6-52b1-4275-beca-efb48f9cff4a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0078
Online Media:

Druzes

Collection Creator:
Arensberg, Conrad M. (Conrad Maynadier), 1910-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 49
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
undated
Series Restrictions:
The grades of Arensberg's students are restricted.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Conrad M. Arensberg papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Conrad M. Arensberg papers
Conrad M. Arensberg papers / Series 5: Teaching files / 5.4: Ethnic Groups
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3886be4a9-f1e3-4283-a381-2179a959f3e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-2011-17-ref1018

Druze in America, paper presented to American Druze Society

Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 214, Folder 27
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Researchers must use microfilm copies. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of collection require special appointment; please inquire with a reference archivist. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 7: Alixa Naff Personal Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep854ed5e02-9c69-47a1-9a5c-f27e753cf9f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref2919

A Historical View of Druze-Maronite Relations in Lebanon

Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Container:
Box 214, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Researchers must use microfilm copies. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.

Viewing film portions of collection require special appointment; please inquire with a reference archivist. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 7: Alixa Naff Personal Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80a008c49-9833-44b1-8374-e464519622a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref2920

(A) Theo and Agia Barbara (B) Mike Darwish

Collection Creator:
Naff, Alixa, 1919-2013  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (1/4")
Container:
Box 263, Reel AC0078-OT0020
Type:
Archival materials
Sound tape reels
Date:
1962 July
Scope and Contents:
Location: Alexandria, Canada, and Montreal, Canada
Subseries Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Researchers must use digital reference copies in the Smithsonian Institution's Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab-American Collection Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection
Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Collection / Series 8: Audiovisual Materials / 8.1: Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8f30889a1-8895-4c77-84d0-f1ea926e189c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0078-ref3390
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