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[Photograph 2012.201.B1318.0009]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Payments into Lebanon's fledgling Social Security fund already are building a new national university, Ahmend Turk the fund's financial director, said Thursday."
Date: April 9, 1970
Creator: Taylor, Robert
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1146.0453]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Santa Claus, in need of some extra padding, but otherwise equipped with the Christnas spirit, arrive at a Christmas party at dbaiye aboard a small fishing boat."
Date: December 27, 1981
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1073.0322]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "It's not uncommon for Jim Ragland to interrupt his work to listen to the news. The Beirut Baptist School principal says at times he does it on the half-hour. His students and staff come from throughout the city where bombings have been an almost daily occurence for 10 years."
Date: January 27, 1985
Creator: Duke, Irma
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1073.0325]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Jim and Leola Ragland, 33-year Southern Baptist missionaries, remembered difficult yet fulfilling times as they left Lebanon aboard a passenger ship headed to Cyprus in early March. The Raglands, founders of the Beirut Baptist School in west Beirut, were obeying a U.S. government order forcing all Americans out of Lebanon."
Date: May 12, 1987
Creator: Pinneo, Joanna
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1073.0324]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Oklahoma natives and Southern Baptist missionaries Jim and Leola Ragland boarded a boat in the east Beirut harbor after more than three weeks of saying goodbyes to Lebanese friends and co-workers, both Christians and Muslims. "How do you walk away from somebody you've known for 30 years?" said Ragland, weeping. "The country needs us. The Lebanese need our school, our radio ministries, the books we're writing."
Date: May 12, 1987
Creator: Pinneo, Joanna
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1073.0323]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Southern Baptist Missionaries Jim and Leola Ragland, shown here in a 1984 photo at the Beirut Baptist School, were having a daily devotional together when the news came that the U.S. government had ordered that all Americans leave Lebanon. Ragland, who is principal at the school, said "we just sat there and wept together ... a trying time for us." They hope peace is restored and that they will be able to go back someday. He is an Ada, Okla., native, and Mrs. Ragland is from Duncan."
Date: May 12, 1984
Creator: Rutledge, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1119.0015]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Missionaries to the Arab world often find their work severly handicapped by acts of persons or government back in the "Christian" United States."
Date: November 11, 1958
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society