My name is Adib and I’m 9 years old. I recently learned about the National Bahá’í Archives, and I’m excited to learn more. I also have several special items in my own archives. One is a picture I have kept from when I was five years old. It is a picture of my sister and I with Yara Shahidi. She is a famous actress, and she also does a lot of work for social justice. She is Black and Persian just like me, and I was so very excited to meet her, and I got to hug her and talk to her for a while. She was so kind and said we were her Seattle family. It was a special day for me. I also have some very special items from pilgrimage that I keep in a safe place. Pilgrimage was the most special experience of my life.
Why did this item go into your archive?
I keep these items because they are special to me, and they remind of special moments.
Why is it important to have an archive for the Bahá'í Community?
I think it helps to keep the history of our Faith alive, and helps us learn from it.
To submit a story or item from your archive, i.e. photograph, material, item, etc, write to bahaitreasurersoffice(at)usbnc.org with a photo and answers to the question: Why did this item go in your archive? Why is it important to have an archive for the Bahá’í Community?
To learn more about the National Archive Campaign: Preserving our Spiritual Heritage, read the Bahá’í Fund Bulletin and The American Bahá’í magazine. Keep an eye out for videos, kids’ content, and more!
To contribute to the project, select "US Bahá’í National Archives Renovation Fund" in the Online Contribution System.