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Abu-Rish, Wagih
Abu-Rish audio, 1 of 2
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University of Houston. Abu-Rish, Wagih - Abu-Rish audio, 1 of 2. February 19, 2013. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 22, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1588/show/1585.

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University of Houston. (February 19, 2013). Abu-Rish, Wagih - Abu-Rish audio, 1 of 2. Oral Histories from the Houston History Project. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory/item/1588/show/1585

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Title Abu-Rish, Wagih
Creator (LCNAF)
  • University of Houston
Creator (Local)
  • Houston History Project
Contributor (Local)
  • Bachari, Aimee, Interviewer
  • University of Houston, project
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Date February 19, 2013
Description This is an oral history interview with Wagih Abu-Rish conducted as part of the Houston History Project. Wagih Abu-Rish was born in Al-Eizariyah, or Bethany, Palestine in 1942. He left with his siblings in 1947 as the Arab-Israeli War intensified, first staying with family in Egypt and later joining his father in Lebanon where he finished high school. Abu-Rish came to the United States in 1961 to attend the University of Houston on a scholarship through an oil company. He graduated in 1966. During his time at the University of Houston he served in the Organization of Arab Students (OAS) and as president of the International Student Organization. Later, he served as vice president of the national OAS. Abu-Rish continues to work on Arab American causes, mainly civil rights, human rights, immigration, and public policy.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Palestinian Arabs
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Palestinians
Subject.Name (Local)
  • Abu-Rish, Wagih
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • interviews
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Sound
  • Text
Original Collection Oral Histories - Houston History Project
Original Collection URL http://archon.lib.uh.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=231
Digital Collection Oral Histories from the Houston History Project
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/houhistory
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the content creator, author, artist or other entity, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the copyright owner. For more information please see UH Digital Library Fair Use policy on the UH Digital Library About page.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Abu-Rish audio, 1 of 2
Format (IMT)
  • audio/mp3
Original Item Location ID 2006-005, ID 2006-005, CD/DVD Box 7, HHA 00789
File Name hhaoh_201503_001_001.mp3
Access File Run Time 00:54:27