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NAASR's Mardigian Library Treasures — NAASR Mardigian Library Treasures

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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The Avedis Derounian (John Roy Carlson) Archive: A Selection

The Avedis Derounian (John Roy Carlson) Archive:  A Selection

In the late 1930s and 1940s Armenian-American author and journalist Avedis Derounian (1909-91) went underground and infiltrated and collected materials on the full spectrum of U.S.-based extremist groups.

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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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E. A. Yeran: Pioneering Armenian-American Printer and Publisher, Part 1

E. A. Yeran: Pioneering Armenian-American Printer and Publisher, Part 1

Although he was not the first Armenian-American publisher—that distinction belongs to Haigag Ēginian (Հայկակ Էկինեան)—occupying a special place among the early publishers stands E. A. Yeran and Yeran Press in Boston.

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A Banquet for the Ages: The Civil and Military Missions of Armenia to the U.S. in Boston, 1919

A Banquet for the Ages: The Civil and Military Missions of Armenia to the U.S. in Boston, 1919

To mark May 28, the anniversary of the declaration of the first independent Republic of Armenia in 1918, we focus on one object from NAASR’s Mardigian Library.

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