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Baha'i Descriptive Historia
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We are committed to revealing those largely unknown or perhaps long forgotten persons who served at the forefront of Baha’i expansion in order to render a more complete and informative history of the faith’s growth and influence.

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Zylpha Mapp Robinson

  Zilpha Mapp-Robinson   Zylpha Mapp-Robinson (r) is with Quida Coley at the 1992 Baha'i World Congress held at the Jacob-Javits Convention Center in New York City. They are both longtime Baha'i international pioneers, Zylpha for more than nine years in...

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Baha’i Property Isfahan Iran

Baha'i Property, Isfahan, Iran This property has since been confiscated or destroyed Exterior of Baha'i Property, Isfahan, Iran (December 1970). Contribute your materials. Isfahan Isfahan, the capital and major city of Eṣfahān province, is located on the...

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Amoz Gipson

Universal House of Justice The supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith is situated on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. Amoz Gispon, member of the Universal House of Justice, served 1964-1982 Amoz Gipson had served as a member of the local Baha'i administrative...

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Northern Virginia Baha’i Camp Institute

Prince William Forest Park Dr. Stanwood Cobb Featured Speaker Life as a Bahá'í.  After looking at Theosophy and Reform Judaism and other themes in religion. Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after a series of articles in the Boston Transcript on the...

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Baha’i Faith Vietnam

Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam The introduction of the Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam first occurred in the 1920s, not long after French Indochina was mentioned by `Abdu'l-Bahá as a potential destination for Bahá'í teachers. After a number of brief visits from...

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Stanwood Cobb

Stanwood Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after being attracted by articles in the Boston Transcript. In 1906 during his studies at Harvard Divinity he pursued his interest at Green Acre, meeting noted Baha’is Sarah Farmer and Thornton Chase, and later joined the...

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Preserve Baha’i History

Much of our Baha’i religious heritage is preserved in museums, libraries, and archives to provide us with unique insights into the early believers and their lives. However, much has been forgotten and an unknown amount of materials were lost due to uncontrollable circumstances. Still, others lacked proper preservation methods to ensure lasting durability. We hope to build awareness for the need to document events and preserve all related materials that can be used to describe the richness of Baha’i history.

On this site we identify some of the deterioration processes, ethics of conservation, and detail how modern scientific tools are used to access and lessen the processes of decay. The preservation Baha’i history, ultimately, must be a collective effort involving me, you, curators, and conservators. We must understand that our efforts to document events and find the best conditions for the storage of artifacts will do much to preserve them for future generations of historians and others who will reap untold benefits.

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The Great Tao

By Phyllis Ghim Lian Chew The Great Tao Journal of Baha'i Studies, 4.2.1991 This article compares the similarities of the spiritual insights of the Tao with that of other major religions, notably the Baha'i Faith. The author argues that there can be no understanding...

Baha’i Tutorial School Mindoro Philippines

Mangyan Baha'is Visiting Five Mangyan Villages In 1996 Mangyan People, Occidential/Oriental, Mindoro Island, Philippines Indigenous MangyansThe Bahá’í Tutorial School Program I Am, Mangyan! “I have lived in this land all my life. Here I was born and it is here that I...

Knobloch Memorial July 2000

8 July 2000       L – R. Amelia Knobloch, Alma Knobloch, Carl A. Hannen Pauline Hannen and Joseph Hannen. Knobolch & Hannen Story         Amalie Knobloch, her husband and daughters, Fanny, Pauline, and Alma,...

Zylpha Mapp Robinson

  Zilpha Mapp-Robinson   Zylpha Mapp-Robinson (r) is with Quida Coley at the 1992 Baha'i World Congress held at the Jacob-Javits Convention Center in New York City. They are both longtime Baha'i international pioneers, Zylpha for more than nine years in...

Baha’i Property Isfahan Iran

Baha'i Property, Isfahan, Iran This property has since been confiscated or destroyed Exterior of Baha'i Property, Isfahan, Iran (December 1970). Contribute your materials. Isfahan Isfahan, the capital and major city of Eṣfahān province, is located on the...

Amoz Gipson

Universal House of Justice The supreme governing institution of the Bahá'í Faith is situated on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel. Amoz Gispon, member of the Universal House of Justice, served 1964-1982 Amoz Gipson had served as a member of the local Baha'i administrative...

Northern Virginia Baha’i Camp Institute

Prince William Forest Park Dr. Stanwood Cobb Featured Speaker Life as a Bahá'í.  After looking at Theosophy and Reform Judaism and other themes in religion. Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after a series of articles in the Boston Transcript on the...

Baha’i Faith Vietnam

Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam The introduction of the Bahá'í Faith in Vietnam first occurred in the 1920s, not long after French Indochina was mentioned by `Abdu'l-Bahá as a potential destination for Bahá'í teachers. After a number of brief visits from...

Stanwood Cobb

Stanwood Cobb investigated the Bahá'í Faith after being attracted by articles in the Boston Transcript. In 1906 during his studies at Harvard Divinity he pursued his interest at Green Acre, meeting noted Baha’is Sarah Farmer and Thornton Chase, and later joined the...

Baha’i Cemetery Kuching Sarawak Malaysia

Baha'i Cemetery Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Sarawak River, City of Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.  Photo-Terry Randolph, 2008. Sarawak Baha'i Community "The history of the Bahá’í Faith in Sarawak began in 1951.  Today, the Sarawak Bahá’í community...

Muskegon Michigan Baha’i Temple Site

Future Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār A site destined for a future Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār (Bahá’í House of Worship) is located in the City of Muskegon, State of Michigan, the United States. Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār Mašriqu-l-‘Aḏkār is an Arabic phrase meaning “Dawning-place of the remembrances...

Abulqasim Afnan

Mr. Abulqasim Afnan was a long-serving caretaker of the House of the Bab in Shiraz, Iran (Persia), and for a time his brother, Hassan Afnan, also performed this service. They are now deceased. Abulqasim Afnan Abulqasim Afnan.  We first met when I...

Poor Peoples Campaign

Poor Peoples Campaign Members from various Baha'i communities gather to participate in the Poor Peoples Campaign held in the Nations Capital 12 May - 24 June, 1968. 19 June 1968.  Baha'is stand ready to participate in the Poor Peoples Campaign...

Baha’i Faith In Washington DC

During the early 1900s, the Knoblochs and Hannens were instrumental in teaching the Baha'i Faith in Washington, DC. The Knobloch Family Memorial Service was held July 7, 2000 at Prospect Hills Cemetery in the Nations Capital to commemorate the family's service and...

Melba Dorsey Wheatley

The richly talented and abundant life of Melba Dorsey Wheatley shown forth as a deeply inspired member of the Baha’i Faith, dedicated to its precepts and principles, and the spiritual reality of the oneness of humankind.

Verna Inglis Bidwell

In 1972 a Baha’i named Verna Inglis Bidwell (neé ‘Lence’) was one of the few people still living who had had the distinction of meeting Louis Gregory, a well known and respected Baha’i travel teacher.

Catherine Myboya

Catherine Myboya from Kenya, Africa, and a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Kenya, attended a meeting in her honor hosted by the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Washington, D.C.

Creadell Haley

Creadell Haley spent several years as a Baha’i pioneer to Venezuela. She had achieved unique status both as a woman, a minority, and as a licensed private pilot. She gave wings to her ambitions which manifested in subsequent accomplishments, and even more noteworthy,...

Helen Webb Harris

Concern for human dignity and the abolition of prejudice prompted Helen Harris to investigate the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. She became a member of that faith in 1952, worked tirelessly to support its teachings, and served as secretary of the local Baha’i...

Robert Sengstacke Abbott

Robert Sengstacke Abbott, an African American, was a lawyer, newspaper publisher, and an early adherent of the Bahá’í religion in the United States. He is the founder of The Chicago Defender newspaper which grew to have the highest circulation of any black-owned newspaper in the country.

Dharumbir Takan Baha’i Family

Feast of Mashiyyat, 26 Sep 2003 Home of Dharumbir and Vishwanee Takan Bain Boeuf, Pereybere, Mauritius The Baha'i travel-teaching and community consolidation effort took place over a 30-day period from 1-30 Sept 2003. Click on above image to access full...

Eulalia Barrow Bobo

Eulalia Bobo is a prolific Baha'i teacher who has served the Baha'i Faith in several capacities. Personality commited to spread far and wide the teachings of Baha'u'llah, she responds to invitations to engage audiences in a variety of locations throughout the United...

Trustees Baha’i Assembly Washington DC

Howard University Class, ca. 1900. Library of Congress. Unrelated to below content. Trustees of the Baha’i Assembly of Washington, DC, Early 1900s The documents are in two-parts for clarity.  They lists four people who possibly were Trustees of the Baha’i Assembly of...

Eritrea Baha’i Community

It is the Horn of Africa, a sometime turbulent region intertwined with an ethnicity common to Eritrea and Ethiopia, and challenged by other regional influences, that saw the arrival of its first-ever Baha’i pioneers. The establishment of the faith in this region is interwoven with a series of national and international events, and influenced by its rich cultural diversity.

Sue Fouts

“I am of Korean descent and was born in Maui, Hawaii, in 1923. I was the first Korean-American member of the Baha’i Faith.”

Velma Owens Ferguson

The Baha’i faith was the anchor of Velma's life and work. She did important pioneering work in countries in Africa and Asia including: Uganda, South Korea, and China. She was elected to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Korea in 1986 and served for...

House of the Bab

House of the Báb, Dec 1970 City of Shíráz, Fars Province, Iran "THE LORD HATH ORDAINED THAT THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ABLE SHALL MAKE PILGRIMAGE TO THE SACRED HOUSE." Two sacred Houses are covered by the ordinance Pilgrimage, the House of...

Baha’i Conference Panama 1967

Baha'i Intercontinental Conference (7-10 October 1967: Panama Hilton Hotel, Panama City, Panama). La fe Baha'i, Conferencia Intercontinental, Cuidad de Panama, Republica de Panama, Octubre 7-10, 1967. Amatu'l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum is standing in the middle of the...

Baha’i Tea Event

Various events were regularly held at the Washington DC Baha’i Center as means for introducing the Baha’i Faith to various segments of the larger urban society. On this occasion an early afternoon ‘Baha’i Tea’ was organized, prepared and hosted by Tahmenia Parsons, a member of the Washington Baha’i community.

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