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The life story of the Mexican immigrant autobiographic documents With a new introd. by Paul S. Taylor

Compiler:
Gamio, Manuel 1883-1960  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 288 p map 22 cm
Type:
Books
Autobiographie
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Mexico
Mexique
USA
Date:
1971
1931
Topic:
Mexicans  Search this
Mexicains  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Mexikanischer Einwanderer  Search this
Émigration et immigration  Search this
Immigration and emigration  Search this
Call number:
JV6798.M6 G28 1971X
JV6798.M6G28 1971X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11454

The American heritage history of the American people by Bernard A. Weisberger and the editors of American heritage. Editor in charge, Michael Harwood. Pictorial commentary, Kristi Witker

Author:
Weisberger, Bernard A 1922-  Search this
Physical description:
396 p illus 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
États-Unis
U.S
Date:
1971
Topic:
Aliens  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Foreign population  Search this
Émigration et immigration  Search this
Call number:
E184.A1 W35X
E184.A1W35X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11495

The distant magnet European emigration to the U.S.A [by] Philip Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Philip A. M  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 326 p illus 25 cm
Type:
Books
Festschriften
History
Place:
United States
Europe
Europa
Date:
1971
Topic:
Europeos en EE. UU  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Immigration and emigration  Search this
History  Search this
Emigración e inmigración  Search this
Historia  Search this
Émigration et immigration  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Call number:
JV6450 .T37 1971X
JV6450.T37 1971X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_11573

Journey to Pennsylvania Edited and translated by Oscar Handlin and John Clive

Author:
Mittelberger, Gottlieb  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 102 p map (on lining papers) 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvanie
Date:
1960
Topic:
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Travel  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Émigration et immigration  Search this
Descriptions et voyages  Search this
Call number:
F152 .M68 1960
F152.M68 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_12270

Dr. Mani Menon's Lab Coat

Physical Description:
cotton; ; synthetic fibers (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 109 cm x 69 cm; 42 29/32 in x 27 5/32 in
Object Name:
lab coat
Associated Place:
India
Subject:
Immigrants  Search this
Medical  Search this
ID Number:
2016.0266.01
Accession number:
2016.0266
Catalog number:
2016.0266.01
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Exhibition:
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6cfb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1822312

leaflet

Depicted (sitter):
Paul, Ron  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
leaflet
Associated Place:
United States
Russia: Komi, Usa
Referenced:
Canada
Associated date:
2008
General subject association:
Immigration  Search this
Political Campaigns  Search this
Depicted:
Presidential Candidates  Search this
Referenced:
Mexico  Search this
Related event:
Iowa Caucus 2008  Search this
Presidential Campaign of 2008  Search this
ID Number:
2008.0043.210
Catalog number:
2008.0043.210
Accession number:
2008.0043
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-609f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1337082

Ron Paul; Secure Our Borders/Restore Sovereignty

Depicted (sitter):
Paul, Ron  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
navy blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
leaflet
Associated Place:
Canada
Date made:
2008
Associated Date:
2008
Depicted:
Presidential Candidates  Search this
General subject association:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Politics  Search this
Referenced:
Immigration  Search this
Subject:
Deportation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Anti-Immigration  Search this
Homeland Security  Search this
Conservatism  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Campaign of 2008  Search this
ID Number:
2008.0087.126
Catalog number:
2008.0087.126
Accession number:
2008.0087
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-b962-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1342903

Ron Paul; Secure Our Borders/Restore Sovereignty

Depicted (sitter):
Paul, Ron  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
red (overall color)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 21.59 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
leaflet
Associated Place:
Canada
Date made:
2008
Associated Date:
2008
Depicted:
Presidential Candidates  Search this
General subject association:
Political Campaigns  Search this
Politics  Search this
General subject association; referenced:
Immigration  Search this
Subject:
Deportation  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Anti-Immigration  Search this
Homeland Security  Search this
Conservatism  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Campaign of 2008  Search this
ID Number:
2008.0087.127
Catalog number:
2008.0087.127
Accession number:
2008.0087
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-b543-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1342905

Live Free or Die...The New Hampshire Bill of Bill of Rights

Depicted (sitter):
Kucinich, Dennis  Search this
Physical Description:
red (overall color)
brown (overall color)
white (overall color)
black (overall color)
blue (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
brochure
Used:
United States: New Hampshire
Associated Place:
Canada
Date made:
2007-2008
Used date:
2008
Referenced:
Constitution  Search this
Revolutionary War  Search this
Subject:
Homeland Security  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Economics  Search this
Politics  Search this
Political Campaigns  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Campaign of 2008  Search this
ID Number:
2008.0017.100
Catalog number:
2008.0017.100
Accession number:
2008.0017
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-40d1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1397780

The New Hampshire Bill of Rights Article 10 - The Right of Revolution

Depicted (sitter):
Kucinich, Dennis  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
brown (overall color)
red (overall color)
red (overall color)
gold (overall color)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.59 cm x 13.97 cm
Object Name:
brochure
Used:
United States: New Hampshire
Associated Place:
Canada
Date made:
2007-2008
Used date:
2008
Referenced:
Democratic Party  Search this
Constitution  Search this
Subject:
Economics  Search this
Political Campaigns  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Political Parties  Search this
Politics  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Campaign of 2008  Search this
ID Number:
2008.0017.113
Catalog number:
2008.0017.113
Accession number:
2008.0017
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-d79f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1397802

Strength Through Peace

Depicted (sitter):
Kucinich, Dennis  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
black (overall color)
brown (overall color)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 10.795 cm
Object Name:
brochure
Used:
United States: New Hampshire
Associated Place:
Canada
Date made:
2007-2008
Used date:
2008
Referenced:
Democratic Party  Search this
Health Care  Search this
Foreign Policy  Search this
Subject:
Economics  Search this
Political Campaigns  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Political Parties  Search this
Politics  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Campaign of 2008  Search this
ID Number:
2008.0017.115
Catalog number:
2008.0017.115
Accession number:
2008.0017
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-32fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1397830

Tobacco Pipe Case

Physical Description:
leather, buckskin (overall material)
brass, plated (clasp material)
Measurements:
overall: 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in; .635 cm x 14.9225 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
Case, Pipe
case, pipe, tobacco
Place made:
Canada
United States
Place purchased:
United States: New York, New York City
Place used:
Canada: Nova Scotian, Dartmouth
Place owned:
Canada: Ontarian, Toronto
United States: California, Santa Monica
United States: California, Los Angeles
Date made:
ca 1895
Subject:
Personal Accessories  Search this
Smoking  Search this
Tobacco Use  Search this
Daily Life  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Norah E. Jones
ID Number:
1987.0178.1
Accession number:
1987.0178
Catalog number:
1987.0178.1
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-c269-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_323779
Online Media:

1950 - 1975 Katarzyna Killian's Pieced Bedcover

Maker:
Killian, Katarzyna Marysia Pietrasz  Search this
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
pieced, tied (overall production method/technique)
plain weave; printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 73 in x 72 in; 185 cm x 183 cm
Object Name:
bedcover
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
Date made:
1950 - 1975
Subject:
Quilting  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen Desroches
ID Number:
2016.0207.01
Accession number:
2016.0207
Catalog number:
2016.0207.01
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-1e0c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1820673

Redbone - Colored China Rags

Created by:
Juana Valdes, Cuban American, born 1963  Search this
Manufactured by:
European Ceramic Work Center, Dutch, founded 1969  Search this
Medium:
slip glaze and pigment on bone china
Dimensions:
H x W x D (each, approx.): 12 × 3 × 4 in. (30.5 × 7.6 × 10.2 cm)
Type:
ceramics
Cultural Place:
Cuba, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
June 2017
Topic:
African American  Search this
Abstract Expressionism  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Colorism  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Gender  Search this
Identity  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Labor  Search this
Motherhood  Search this
Poverty  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, purchased through the American Women's History Initiative Acquisitions Pool, administered by the Smithsonian American Women's History Initiative; in memory of Catrina Hill
Object number:
2021.72
Restrictions & Rights:
© Juana Valdes, image courtesy of Spinello Projects, photograph by Diana Larrea
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54edeece2-7f0e-4e4f-97cb-51c3752249fe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2021.72
Online Media:

pipe, tobacco

Physical Description:
clay (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 in x 11 in x 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 27.94 cm x 1.27 cm
Object Name:
Pipe
pipe, tobacco
Place made:
United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow City
Place owned; place used:
United States: Pennsylvania, Forest City
Date made:
1891 - 1914
Subject:
Miners  Search this
Personal Accessories  Search this
Smoking  Search this
Tobacco Use  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Credit Line:
Mary Zagar
ID Number:
CL.298628.03
Accession number:
298628
Catalog number:
298628.03
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-be9b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1388468

Tobacco Pipe (Gesteckpfeife)

Physical Description:
porcelain (bowl; reservoir material)
enamel (bowl decoration material)
metal, white (wind cap material)
wood, weichsel or cherry (stem material)
horn (mouthpiece material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
Pipe Bowl
pipe
Place made:
Germany
Austria
Place used:
Slovenia: Ivančna Gorica, Stična
United States: Pennsylvania, Forest City
Date made:
ca 1900
Subject:
Personal Accessories  Search this
Smoking  Search this
Tobacco Use  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Immigration  Search this
Decorative motif:
Hunting  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary Zagar
ID Number:
CL.298628.04
Accession number:
298628
Catalog number:
298628.04
See more items in:
Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-b2dc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_667636

Button, "Who you callin' immigrant, pilgrim?", 1996

Physical Description:
black; green (overall color)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
Button
Date made:
1996
Depicted:
Voting  Search this
Referenced:
Immigrants  Search this
Latino  Search this
ID Number:
1997.0313.1
Accession number:
1997.0313
Catalog number:
1997.0313.01
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition:
American Democracy
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-8649-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1277884
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
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:

1895 - 1905 Chinese American Woman's Skirt

Maker:
unknown  Search this
Physical Description:
silk (overall material)
satin (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 88 cm x 107 cm; 34 21/32 in x 42 1/8 in
Object Name:
skirt, woman's
Object Type:
Skirt
Woman
Main Dress
Place made:
China: Hong Kong, Colony of
Worn:
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Date made:
ca 1900
Referenced:
Immigration  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Used:
Chinese Americans  Search this
Related Publication:
Mead, Virginia Lee. Lee Chinese -American Family Papers, ca. 1915-1970
Related Web Publication:
http://collections.si.edu/search/results.jsp?q=set_name:%22Lee+Chinese-American+Family+Papers%2C+ca.+1915-1970%22
Credit Line:
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
ID Number:
1992.0620.20
Accession number:
1992.0620
Catalog number:
1992.0620.20
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-a132-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1119984
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Tobacco Pipe (Gesteckpfeife) Reservoir

Physical Description:
porcelain (overall material)
silk (cord material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in x 2 in; 2.8575 cm x 9.8425 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
reservoir, pipe
Other Terms:
Pipe Receptacle; Smoking Equipment
Place made:
Germany: Baden-Württemberg, Schwetzingen
Place used:
United States: Ohio, Fremont
Date made:
1848
Subject:
Personal Accessories  Search this
Smoking  Search this
Tobacco Use  Search this
Immigrants  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank M. Setzler
ID Number:
DL.387993B
Catalog number:
387993B
Accession number:
191756
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-71ce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_312252
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