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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD Archival Gifts

Staff Report

Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Prof. Sergio La Porta, and the Armenian Studies Program would like to thank the donors, authors, and publishers for the following books, periodicals, videos, and archival gifts, either offered personally, or to the Program.

His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of Cilicia, for the gift of his new book, Saint Nerses the Gracious and Church Unity: Armeno-Greek Church Relations (1165-1173), (Antelias, Lebanon: Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, 2010). The book is dedicated in memory of His Holiness Khoren I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia (1963-1983).

Hal & Sandy Avakian, Fresno, California, for the books, A History of Armenian Christianity by Leon Arpee (Princeton, NJ: Armenian Missionary Association of America, Inc., 1946), Highlights of Armenian History and Its Civilization, by H. B. Boghosian(1957), and Turkey and the Armenian Atrocities, by Rev. Edwin Bliss(Edgewood Publishing Company, 1896).

Dr. Vahe Baladouni, Falls Church, Virginia, for the gift of his books, For the House of Torkom (2 copies), Armenian Merchants of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries, and Translation: Poetry & Prose (2 copies)(Beirut, 1973).

Kajak Balekjian, Silver Spring, Maryland, for the gift of his book, Language & Eternal Word: Indo-European and The Armenic Cradle of Man, 2010.

Anais Barsoumian, Billerica, Massachusetts, for a gift of the book, The Armenian Amira Class of Istanbul (Yerevan, Armenia: American University of Armenia, 2007),written by her late husband Hagop L. Barsoumian. The text of the book is the revised version of Hagop Barsoumian’s Ph.D. thesis, prepared for Columbia University in 1979, under the direction of Nina Garsoian.

Elza & Haig Didizian, London, England, for a gift of the book, The Soil, The Man, and Literature, Vol. 10, in the series by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians (1995-1999).

Laura Gazarian, Paoli, Indiana, for the gift of seventeen books in Armenian from the collection of her late father Mentor Robert Gazarian. She also donated a large framed painting of the 1894 battle of Sassoun.

Barbara Ghazarian, Monterey, California, for the gift of her cookbook, Simply Quince (Canada: Mayreni Publishing, 2009). The cookbook is devoted to recipes made from quince.

Dr. J. Michael Hagopian, Thousand Oaks, CA, for the gift of his latest movie on DVD, The River Ran Red.

Shahen Khachaturian, Yerevan, Armenia, for the gift of his book, The Color of Pain: The Reflections of the Armenian Genocide in Armenian Painting (207pp., in Armenian), (Yerevan, 2010). The book is dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The book is illustrated with paintings of the many artists who utilize the theme of Genocide.

Col. Carl K. Mahakian, Palm Desert, California, for the book, Year of the Tiger (Times Book International, 1953).

Dr. Harutyun Marutyan, Yerevan, Armenia, for a gift of his book, Iconography of Armenian Identity The Memory of Genocide and the Karabagh Movement (Yerevan, Armenia: “Gitutyun” Publishing House of NAS RA, 2009). This handsome 415 page book, in English, traces the shift of identity among Armenians from victimhood to strength and resilience. The role played by the Armenian Genocide during the period of 1988-1990 is the focus of this work.

Rev. Fr. Sipan Mekhsian, Burbank, California, for a gift of four books.

Kerop S. Nalbandian, Fresno, CA, for the gift of the book, Jewels of Armenian Literature (Boston, MA: Hayrenik, 1916).

An Overview of the Educational Activities of the Mekhitarists of Vienna, by Rev. Fr. Yeprem Boghossian, 3 volumes (Istanbul: Jamanak, 2008). With introduction in Armenia, English, French, German, and Turkish.

Martin Tourigian, Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, for the gift of histwo water-color paintings.

Randy Vaughn-Dotta, Fresno, CA for a gift of the book, Diaspora: Homelands In Exile (New York, NY,  2003).