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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD Archival Gifts

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.


Donna and Hagop Didizian, London, England, for a copy of Khatchkar, by Hrair Hawk Khatcherian, in English, French and Armenian, 515pp. This lavishly produced volume presents an illustrated history of Armenian Khatchkars (Stone Crosses).

Dr. Richard Hovannisian, Los Angeles, California, for a copy of his newly published Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean: Musa Dagh-Dört Yol-Kessab (Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 2016), 512 pp., in English. This is number 14 in the UCLA series on “Historic Armenian Cities and Provinces.”

Japanese-Armenian Friendship Association, Kawasaki, Japan, for a copy of its Newsletter, Vol. 2 (2016), in Japanese and English. The Japanese-Armenian Friendship Society celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2016.

Karen Cookson, Escalon, California, for a gift of two books: William Saroyan’s My Name is Aram and The Human Comedy.

Charles J. Janigian, San Jose, for a copy of his new work “Complete Correspondence: William Saroyan and Archie Minasian 1929-1981,” edited by Charles J. Janigian with Mary Alexander, Diane Minasian, and William B. Secrest, Jr., in English, 361pp. with photographs and illustrations (San Jose, CA: Forever Saroyan, LLC, 2016) and (“A Christmas Psalm,” [1935] and “A Christmas Psalm, 1939” [1939] written by William Saroyan.

Larry & Marilyn Shuklian, Los Osos, for a copy of Lindy Avakian’s The Cross and the Crescent and for a small Armenian tapestry from their grandmother.