This collection documents the life and career of George Harb, a renowned educator, politician, speech-maker and community activist in Bethlehem.
The collection consists mainly of photographs of George, his family and other prominent figures in Bethlehem from the 1920s up to the present day. As an elected member of the Bethlehem Municipal Council for 18 years and teacher of Arabic at the Frères school (the first in the region to go co-ed), George Harb was first-hand witness to the major political and social upheavals of the latter half of the 20th century in Bethlehem. The photographs also document more intimate, personal scenes such as family portraits, weddings and social gatherings.
The collection was donated to the Planet Bethlehem Archive by George Harb who today lives in Bethlehem