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The Art of Armenian Church Mural Painting

The Art of Armenian Church Mural Painting

In this edition of Library Treasures, we will highlight publications from the Mardigian Library collection that focus on murals of the Armenian churches. 

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NAASR and the Establishment of the Mashtots Chair at Harvard, 1954-1969 ~ Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library

NAASR and the Establishment of the Mashtots Chair at Harvard, 1954-1969 ~ Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library

In conjunction with the celebratory event NAASR held on May 6, 2023, marking the appointment of Christina Maranci as the third holder of the Mashtots Chair in Armenian Studies at Harvard University, we are devoting this Library Treasures installment to materials from NAASR’s own organizational archives pertaining to this organization’s pioneering effort to establish the first chair in Armenian Studies in the U.S.—or, indeed, anywhere in the Armenian diaspora in North America—focusing on the years from 1954 to the appointment of the first chairholder in 1969.

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Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library ~ Maps and Atlases

Treasures of NAASR's Mardigian Library ~ Maps and Atlases

This Library Treasures feature is part of NAASR’s 2022 focus on Armenian maps and cartography which has been supported by a grant from the Dadourian Foundation. Throughout the year we organized three lectures on this topic which can be viewed on our YouTube channel: Rouben Galichian, “The Ever-Changing Borders of Armenia in Ancient and Modern Times: The Cartographic Record”; Matthew Karanian, “Mapping the Armenian Highland”; and Khatchig Mouradian, “Gas Balloons, Emperors, and Armenian Mapmakers: A Cartographic Journey through the Library of Congress’s Collections.”

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Haigazn Kazarian: A Pioneering Researcher on the Armenian Genocide and His Materials at NAASR

Haigazn Kazarian: A Pioneering Researcher on the Armenian Genocide and His Materials at NAASR

Haigazn Kazarian, working within the limitations of his time and place, was one of the first writers to attempt to write the history of the Armenian Genocide using archival documents and official records, and his pioneering role deserves to be remembered. Thumbnail photo circa 1914: Haigazn Kazarian is #2 from left standing.

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E. A. Yeran: Pioneering Armenian-American Printer and Publisher, Part 2

E. A. Yeran: Pioneering Armenian-American Printer and Publisher, Part 2

Part 1 of our Library Treasures feature on the work of Edward Arakel Yeran presented books published by his Yeran press through ca. 1915. Part 2 continues and brings to a conclusion this work.

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