Welcome to the Planet Bethlehem Archive, an open space for sharing the diverse culture of this famous Palestinian town and its globally dispersed people. The collections consist of photos, audio recordings, family treasures and 3D models of works of art produced in the town. There are currently over 1,500 items in the archive, divided into 9 collections and 40 sub-collections. The archive continues to grow and we welcome proposals for new contributions. Every Bethlehem family has a story to tell. We invite you to discover their fascinating world.


The Schafik Hándal Collections

The Katrina Sa'ade Collections

The Library of Congress Collections

The William Kattan Collections

The Leila Sansour Collections

The Bethlehem University Oral History Collections

The Saint Nicholas Church Icon Collections

Devotional Objects

George Harb Photos