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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Interviews- Zakem, Barakat, Abraham, Khoury and Cory, 1962 July (OT0003_02-000001)

PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF THESE RECORDINGS INCLUDE ARABIC LANGUAGE. WHEN APPROPRIATE, PLEASE TRANSCRIBE WHAT IS SPOKEN IN ARABIC. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO TRANSCRIBE IN ARABIC PLEASE DO NOT MARK THE PAGE COMPLETE, SO THAT OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY CONTINUE WORKING ON IT. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Would you like to play a part in Arab American History; would you like to learn more about early Arab-America immigration? Help us transcribe these valuable Arab American oral history interviews. The Faris and Yamma Naff Arab American 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. It was in these Syrian communities created by Arab immigrants that Dr. Naff sought interviews, photographs and personal papers.

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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Interviews- Zakem, Barakat, Abraham, Khoury and Cory, 1962 July(OT0003_01-000001)

PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF THESE RECORDINGS INCLUDE ARABIC LANGUAGE. WHEN APPROPRIATE, PLEASE TRANSCRIBE WHAT IS SPOKEN IN ARABIC. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO TRANSCRIBE IN ARABIC PLEASE DO NOT MARK THE PAGE COMPLETE, SO THAT OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY CONTINUE WORKING ON IT. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Please view the instructions for transcribing audio collections before beginning. Would you like to play a part in Arab American History; would you like to learn more about early Arab-America immigration? Help us transcribe these valuable Arab American oral history interviews. The Faris and Yamma Naff Arab American 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. It was in these Syrian communities created by Arab immigrants that Dr. Naff sought interviews, photographs and personal papers.

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Faris and Yamna Naff Arab American Oral History Interviews- Nazha Haney; Thomas and Latefee Cory, 1962 July(OT0001_01-000002)

PLEASE NOTE: MANY OF THESE RECORDINGS INCLUDE ARABIC LANGUAGE. WHEN APPROPRIATE, PLEASE TRANSCRIBE WHAT IS SPOKEN IN ARABIC. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO TRANSCRIBE IN ARABIC PLEASE DO NOT MARK THE PAGE COMPLETE, SO THAT OTHER VOLUNTEERS MAY CONTINUE WORKING ON IT. Would you like to play a part in Arab American History; would you like to learn more about early Arab-America immigration? Help us transcribe these valuable Arab American oral history interviews. The Faris and Yamma Naff Arab American 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. It was in these Syrian communities created by Arab immigrants that Dr. Naff sought interviews, photographs and personal papers.

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National Numismatic Collection - Chinese Bank Notes, Set 4

Ready for a new challenge volunpeers? Help us transcribe Chinese Bank Notes from the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection (NNC). Established in the mid-19th century, several of the earliest additions to the NNC were artifacts from Japan, Korea, and China, including coins and medals gifted to President Ulysses S. Grant from Japanese Emperor Meiji (received in 1881) and the 2,025 East Asian coins, amulets, and notes from George Bunker Glover’s private collection (received in 1897). These donations were the foundation of the NNC’s East Asian holdings, which continues to grow with new acquisitions, such as the Howard F. Bowker collection in 2017. The NNC is now working to digitize 6,000 Chinese notes and paper transactional objects that range from the Ming Dynasty to the present day. One of the main challenges to the digitization process is transcription, transliteration and translation of several Asian alphabets. Sometimes this can be done quickly, but often the process is too lengthy for NNC team members to complete while moving the project forward efficiently. In order to continue to share these objects rapidly, we need your help! The transcription of these bank notes will help NNC staff figure out how best to make these objects available and more easily searchable online. Please visit the special instructions for this project before beginning transcription.

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National Numismatic Collection - Chinese Bank Notes, Set 6

PLEASE VISIT the special instructions for this project before beginning transcription. Ready for a challenge volunpeers? Help us transcribe Chinese Bank Notes from the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection (NNC). Established in the mid-19th century, several of the earliest additions to the NNC were artifacts from Japan, Korea, and China, including coins and medals gifted to President Ulysses S. Grant from Japanese Emperor Meiji (received in 1881) and the 2,025 East Asian coins, amulets, and notes from George Bunker Glover’s private collection (received in 1897). These donations were the foundation of the NNC’s East Asian holdings, which continues to grow with new acquisitions, such as the Howard F. Bowker collection in 2017. The NNC is now working to digitize 6,000 Chinese notes and paper transactional objects that range from the Ming Dynasty to the present day. One of the main challenges to the digitization process is transcription, transliteration and translation of several Asian alphabets. Sometimes this can be done quickly, but often the process is too lengthy for NNC team members to complete while moving the project forward efficiently. In order to continue to share these objects rapidly, we need your help! The transcription of these bank notes will help NNC staff figure out how best to make these objects available and more easily searchable online.

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National Numismatic Collection - Chinese Bank Notes, Set 7

PLEASE VISIT the special instructions for this project before beginning transcription. Ready for a challenge volunpeers? Help us transcribe Chinese Bank Notes from the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection (NNC). Established in the mid-19th century, several of the earliest additions to the NNC were artifacts from Japan, Korea, and China, including coins and medals gifted to President Ulysses S. Grant from Japanese Emperor Meiji (received in 1881) and the 2,025 East Asian coins, amulets, and notes from George Bunker Glover’s private collection (received in 1897). These donations were the foundation of the NNC’s East Asian holdings, which continues to grow with new acquisitions, such as the Howard F. Bowker collection in 2017. The NNC is now working to digitize 6,000 Chinese notes and paper transactional objects that range from the Ming Dynasty to the present day. One of the main challenges to the digitization process is transcription, transliteration and translation of several Asian alphabets. Sometimes this can be done quickly, but often the process is too lengthy for NNC team members to complete while moving the project forward efficiently. In order to continue to share these objects rapidly, we need your help! The transcription of these bank notes will help NNC staff figure out how best to make these objects available and more easily searchable online.

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National Numismatic Collection - Chinese Bank Notes, Set 8

PLEASE VISIT the special instructions for this project before beginning transcription. Ready for a challenge volunpeers? Help us transcribe Chinese Bank Notes from the Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection (NNC). Established in the mid-19th century, several of the earliest additions to the NNC were artifacts from Japan, Korea, and China, including coins and medals gifted to President Ulysses S. Grant from Japanese Emperor Meiji (received in 1881) and the 2,025 East Asian coins, amulets, and notes from George Bunker Glover’s private collection (received in 1897). These donations were the foundation of the NNC’s East Asian holdings, which continues to grow with new acquisitions, such as the Howard F. Bowker collection in 2017. The NNC is now working to digitize 6,000 Chinese notes and paper transactional objects that range from the Ming Dynasty to the present day. One of the main challenges to the digitization process is transcription, transliteration and translation of several Asian alphabets. Sometimes this can be done quickly, but often the process is too lengthy for NNC team members to complete while moving the project forward efficiently. In order to continue to share these objects rapidly, we need your help! The transcription of these bank notes will help NNC staff figure out how best to make these objects available and more easily searchable online.

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