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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jabbra, Effie, 1921 - 1979 Oral History Interview, 1978

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Jabbra, Effie, 1921 - 1979. Oral History Interview, 1978.
MSU Archives Collection 1290

Jabbra, Effie, 1921 - 1979. Oral History Interview, 1978. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1290. 1 cassette tape and a typed transcript.


This collection consists of an oral history interview conducted with Mrs. Effie Jabbra, of Mankato. Mrs. Jabbra was selected for this interview because of her knowledge of the Mankato Lebanese American community. The interview covers topics relating to Lebanese Americans, the businesses they ran in Mankato, Mrs. Jabbra's family history, and affairs in Lebanon. Mike Jabbra, Effie's husband also participated in the interview, and joined the conversation about half way through the interview.

Biographical Note: Historical Note:

Effie Jabbra was born in Mankato on April 21, 1921. She was married to Mike Jabbra in Lebanon in 1949. She was a lifelong resident of Mankato, and an active participant in Mankato social events. Effie Jabbra died in January of 1979.

Information obtained from the Mankato Free Press, January 5, 1979.


There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Jabbra, Effie, 1921 - 1979. Oral History Interview, 1978. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1290, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Effie Jabbra donated this collection in October 1978.

Processed By:

Karin Thiem processed this collection in January 1979. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell January 2001.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Effie Jabbra available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Jabbra, Effie, 1921 - 1979.
Lebanese Americans-Minnesota.