Prior Years

1957

May 11-12: Third Annual Assembly of Members held at Waldorf-Astoria in New York City with keynote address by Dr. Avedis K. Sanjian.

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1956

June 8-9: Second Annual Assembly of Members and Conference, “Searchlight on Armenian Studies—Problems and Areas of Research.” Speakers are Richard N. Frye, Sirarpie Der Nersessian, Carleton S. Coon, Arthur Jeffrey, Joshua Whatmough, Paul Bedoukian, Arshag O. Sarkissian, Robert Minshall, Firuz Kazemzadeh, William L. Langer

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1955

March 2: NAASR holds first public meeting and announces its intention to raise $300,000 from the Armenian community for an endowed chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University. Click here to read about this event. May 6: Lecture by Richard N. Frye, “The Armenians and the Mongols During the Reign of King Hetoum I of Cilician Armenia, 1226-1270,” at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA. June 11-12: NAASR holds its First Assembly of Members in Cambridge, formally adopts a Constitution, clarifies its objectives, and elects a fifteen-member Board of Directors. Click here to read about this event....

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