Shakir, Evelyn, 1938. Good works, good times: the Syrian Ladies' Aide Society of Boston, 1917-1932

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Good works, good times: the Syrian Ladies' Aide Society of Boston, 1917-1932

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Crossing the waters : Arabic-speaking immigrants to the United States before 1940, edited by Eric J. Hooglund

Published By: Original publisher Crossing the waters : Arabic-speaking immigrants to the United States before 1940, edited by Eric J. Hooglund Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 1987. 133-143 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Evelyn Shakir

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Arab Americans (NK09)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Sodalities (575); Private welfare agencies (747);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is a history of the Syrian Ladies' Aid Society of Boston from 1917 to 1932. Shakir discusses the history of the society from the standpoint of three periods: from 1917 to 1920 when the club was establishing itself and defining it character and mission; 1921 to 1928, when it had consolidated its position within the community; and 1920 to 1932, when, though the club continued to flourish, it also found itself at the center of controversy (p. 134). Each period is discussed separately in the text with a final statement on its status in the 1960s. In this later period (i.e., the 1960s) the name of the organization has been changed to the Lebanese-Syrian Ladies' Aid Society.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 16

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nk09-016

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Unknown-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle ; 1998

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1917-1960s

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Boston, Mass., United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arab Americans


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