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Armenian Studies Program Book/Video/CD/ Donations

Staff Report

Dr. Dickran Kouymjian and the Armenian Studies Program would like to thank the authors and publishers for the following books, periodicals, videos, and archival gifts either offered personally or to the Program.
Armenian International Women’s Association and Dr. Barbara Merguerian, Watertown, MA, for the copies of the books: Armenian Women in a Changing World, edited by Barbara J. Merguerian and Doris D. Jafferian, Boston, 1995; Voices of Armenian Women, edited by Barbara J. Merguerian and Joy Renjilan-Burgy, Boston, 2000; and Queens of the Armenians: 150 Biographies Based on History and Legend, by Hayk Khachatrian, translated by Nouné Sekhopossian.

Archbishop Dr. Goriun Babian, Armenian Prelacy, Salmiyeh, Kuwait, for the copy of his book, The Relations between the Armenian and Georgian Churches according to the Armenian Sources 300-610.
John Chookasian, Fresno, CA, for the copies of his CDs: Armenian Music, Echoes from the Past and Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble Avantagan, available at chook3@qnis.net.

Dr. Luis Costa, CSU Fresno Press, Fresno, CA, William Saroyan, Where the Bones Go, edited by Robert Setrakian, Fresno: The Press at California State University, Fresno, 2002, 140 pages. A portion of William Saroyan’s vast personal memoir.

Daughters of Vartan, Fresno, CA, for the copy of Vardanants: Yerger Yev Sharakanner (Songs and Sharakans of Vardanants), 1500th Anniversary of Vardanants. Etchmiadzin: 2001.

Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Armenian Church of Canada, for the copies of books and pamphlets on the Armenian Church.
Marcos Grigorian, New York artist, for his book, The Gate of Auschwitz, about a massive art work of the 1960s.

The Islamic Education Center, Saudi, Arabia, for the books A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam and Woman In the Shade of Islam.

Dominique Janvier, Jérôme Prieur, Tous les objets sont des sphinx, Paris: La Pionnière, 2002, limited edition. An illustrated essay on miscellaneous objects left in the tombs of the pharaohs by the workers who made them.

Rev. Fr. Karekin Kasparian, St. Gregory Church, White Plains, NY, for the copy of the book by Onnik Xnkikyan Syunik during the Bronze and Iron Ages, 2002.
Leo & Marlys Keoshian, Palo Alto, CA, for the two books, Armenian Atrocities:The Murder of a Nation by Lord Bryce and Armenia Her Culture and Aspirations by Arshag Mahdesian.

Aram J. Kevorkian, Confessions of a Francophile and other Essays from The Kevorkian Newsletter. 1980-2000, Paris: Taderon Press, 2002, 391 pages, large format. A selection of the best essays that this literate lawyer from Philadelphia, who has spent his adult life in Paris and was Saroyan’s lawyer, written on a monthly basis for his newsletter, including five on Armenia and an obituary on Saroyan. Available through books@garod.co.uk.

Arman Kirakossian, Britanakan divanagitut’yune ev arevmtahayut’yan khndire (XIXrd dari 30-akan t’t’.–1914 t’), (British Diplomacy and the Western Armenian Question, from the 1830s to 1914), Erevan: Armenian Academy of Sciences, 1999, 510 pages of a highly document study. Offered by Ambassador Kirakossian.

Arman John Kirakossian, Veliko Britaniya i armyanskii vopros (90e gody XIX veka), (Great Britain and the Armenian Questions, the 1890s), Erevan: Hayastan, 1990, 240 pages, with an English résumé, bibliographby of 397 sources, and index. Donated by Ambassador Kirakossian.

Gérard Macé, Paris, France, for the copy of his book, Emile Boucheron, Leçon de choses, Paris: La Pionnière, 2002, limited edition. Discussion and illustrations of drawings done by an 11-year old student (Emile Boucheron) in a rural school in France at the beginning of the last century.

Mr. Carl Mahakian, Rancho Mirage, CA, for several Saroyan and other books and archival material.

Ed Megerdichian, Fresno, CA for the book Marutashunch by Vardges Tonapetian, Lowell, MA, 2000, donated in memory of his brother, Zohran Mergerdichian.

Zareh Meguerditchian, Glendale, CA, for the copy of his video Marry the Priest.

Anthony P. Mezoian, South Portland, ME for the copy of his book, The Armenian People of Portland, Maine.
Razmik Panossian, Bloomsbury, London, Helen Fein, Denying Genocide: From Armenia to Bosnia, Occasional Papers in Comparative and International Politics, no. 1, Dept. of Government, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London, no date [2002], 32 pages.

Avetis Papazyan, Los Angeles, CA, for the copy of his book, Turkish Documentary Materials about Non-Muslim People of the Ottoman Empire (1839-1915).

Sarkis (Zabounyan), Paris, France, Nadine Coleno, Sur l’eau, Sarkis esquisse, Paris: Editions du Regard, 2002, 30 pages, large format, lavishly illustrated. Sarkis [Zabounyan] is one of France’s and Europe’s best known artists, who has established installations and schools for children all over Europe. The volume is part of an exhibit which encouraged children to work with art materials.

Sarkis (Zabounyan), Paris, France, 21.01.2000-09.04.2000, Bordeaux: Musée de Bordeaux, 2000, 178 unnumbered pages. Lavish catalogue of Sarkis [Zabounyan’s] installation in Bordeaux in 2000 and a presentation of 25 very short films produced and directed by Sarkis.

Vahe Shahinian, Blinks of Eternity, Damascus, 2001, text in Armenian and English. Shahinian is a photographer and Blinks is a rich album of color photos of Armenian architectural monuments and the landscape they are found in. Available at shahinian.co@mail.sy. Donated by Ambassador Arman Kirakossian.

Astrig Tchamkerten, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, for several books including three copies of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian Payline Tomasyan, William Saroyan, Insanlik Komedisi, The Human Comedy, trans. into Turkish by Beril Eyüboglu, Istanbul: Aras Yayincilik, 2002, 212 pages. Available at info@arasyayincilik.com.

Aras Yayincilik, Istiklal Cad, Istanbul, Turkey, for two copies of the book by William Saroyan Insanlik Komedisi (The Human Comedy) and the book by Kevork Pamukciyan, Istanbul Yazilari (Istanbul Stories).