I saw your notice and can suggest someone you might want to contact. Last year I met Mr. Paul Farris, 471 Miller Rd., S. Windsor,Ct. 06074. Email is email@example.com. He told me that he had a tape of someone recalling the history of early Lebanese settlers in Olean, N.Y.
I would also like to ask if anyone in your family has saved any old letters from Lebanon before 1920. I am trying to get copies of the envelopes.