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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.

Jacqueline Agazarian, Fresno, for copies of the journal Raft and Armenian books.

Edward Ashjian, Fresno, for a DVD and photos of the groundbreaking of the Armenian Genocide Monument at Fresno State, November 2, 2014.

Marguerite and Andre Biklian, Bakersfield, for a selection of Armenian records.

Bishop Moushegh Babayan, Holy See of Etchmiadzin, for two books: Hayots Tseghaspanutyun yev Haykakan Harts (The Armenian Genocide and the Armenian Question) by Avag Harutyunyan (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, 2014), 558pp., in Armenian, Russian, and English, a valuable bibliography of more than 3,000 books written between 1860-2010 and a copy of Haykakan Azgayin Khorhrdanshanner (Armenian National Medals) by Hayk Demoyan (Yerevan, 2012), 465pp., in Armenian, an illustrated book that covers the history of military medals, flags, and symbols used by the Armenians over a wide period of time.

Center for Armenian Remembrance, www.centerar.org, for five books: The Case of Soghomon Tehlerian (Glendale, CA, 2006) by Vartkes Yeghiayan, 2nd edition, 223 pp.; British Reports on Ethnic Cleansing in Anatolia, 1919-1922: The Armenian-Greek Section, compiled by Vartkes Yeghiayan, 296pp. (Glendale, CA, 2007); Pro-Armenia: Jewish Responses to the Armenian Genocide by Vartkes Yeghiayan (Glendale, CA, 2011), 2669pp. in English, a collection of the writings on the Genocide by Jewish diplomats, intelligence operatives, and members of the human rights movement; Vahan Cardashian: Advocate Extraordinaire for the Armenian Cause compiled by Vartkes Yeghiayan (Glendale, CA, 2008), 353pp., in English; Raphael Lemkin’s Dossier on the Armenian Genocide by Vartkes Yeghiayan (Glendale, CA, 2008), 158pp., in English.

Patricia De Fury, Fresno, for a copy of her great-uncle Mugerdich Gulian’s biography, “The Long Road from Samsun: An Armenian Saga,” written by her uncle Richard Vartian.

Hrant Dink Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, for a copy of their 2015 agenda/calendar, beautifully illustrated with photos and historical notes. In Armenian, Turkish, and English.

Don Eskender, Fresno, for several Armenian themed books in English.

Haig Ghazarian, Yerevan, Armenia, for a copy of his new book The Caverns of Gesaria: Pages from My Diary (Yerevan: History Institute of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, 2014), 166pp., in Armenian and English. The book is about the experiences of the author’s family during the Armenian Genocide.

Dr. Jeannette Hovsepian, Colorado Springs, Colorado for ten boxes of books on a variety of topics ranging from history and literature, to art and architecture.

Abraham D. Krikorian and Eugene L. Taylor, Port Jefferson, New York, for a set of DVDs on “The History of the Armenian Orphan Rug (Coolidge Rug)” that was made for the White House in 1925. The Rug was recently displayed in the White House Visitor’s Center in Washington, D.C. The movie is available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/MkQQEFsXDRg. They also donated a DVD “Raphael Lemkin: The Genesis of the Concept behind the Word Genocide,” a UN Casebook XXI television program, also available on YouTube at http://youtu.be/CXIiPhsI530.

Dr. Herand M. Markarian, Congers, NY, for a copy of his new book, The Martyred Armenian Writers 1915-1922 (Congers, NY: Libra-6 Productions, 2015), 246pp., in English. This anthology focuses on thirteen prominent Armenian writers who were martyred during the Armenian Genocide. A biography and the selected works of each author are presented, translated from Armenian into English by Dr. Markarian.

Marianne Markarian, Carpinteria, CA, for a copy of her new book Mariam’s Easter Parade (Pomegranate Publishing, 2015), with illustrations by Margaret Markarian Wasielewski. This book is a celebration of the Armenian culture and the traditions associated with Easter.

Mirta Djeredjian Sarafian, Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a copy of her book Armenia: Its People and Its Millennial Culture: The History and Cultural Legacy from its Origins until the Fall of the Kingdom of Cilicia (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013), 252pp. in Spanish. This lavishly illustrated volume presents a fascinating history of the Armenian people. The photographs in the book include a selection from the “Churches of Historic Armenia: A Legacy to World” photographic exhibit mounted on the website of the Armenian Studies Program.

Larry & Marilyn Shuklian, Los Osos, California, for Armenian books.

Papken Topjian, Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada, for a copy of his book Matenaskhosakan, Volume 2 (Montreal: Armash Publishing, 2014), 146pp., in Armenian. A collection of spiritual and religious writings by various religious figures.