Mardigian Library Open by Appointment
Mardigian Library Open by Appointment

Event Videos — Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives

1860 Gesaria (Kayseri) To Los Angeles 2022: Mapping Culture And Sharing Stories

1860 Gesaria (Kayseri) To Los Angeles 2022: Mapping Culture And Sharing Stories

This special two-day, in person and Zoom event highlighted mid-19th century Armenian life and cultural history featured in the newly translated memoir of Setrak Timourian and his family’s migration from Gesaria (Kayseri) to Los Angeles.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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DAYLIGHT AFTER A CENTURY: Dr. George Djerdjian’s Collection of Photographs of Pre-1915 Ottoman Life

DAYLIGHT AFTER A CENTURY: Dr. George Djerdjian’s Collection of Photographs of Pre-1915 Ottoman Life

Screening of the video documentary and discussion with author George Jerjian, grandson of Dr. George Djerdjian.

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Photos by Kirk: Film Discussion

Photos by Kirk: Film Discussion

Panelists discuss the film Photos by Kirk, which tells the story of an Armenian Genocide survivor who immigrated to America in 1920 and worked as a photographer in the Bronx from the 1920s to 1970s. Kourken Hovsepian (professional-ly known as Kirk) photographed weddings, bar mitzvahs, confirmations, and local events.

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