We are committed to revealing those little known or perhaps long forgotten events associated with the Baha’i Faith and those who served to expand its horizons and consolidate its communities. In this way, we hope to provide additional information about the history of the Faith and its growth and development.
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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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There is a wealth of unrevealed historical information available about people, places, activities, and events related to the Baha’i Faith. Making it available will most certainly improve the narrative.
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