The 24th annual Armenian Relief Society Summer Studies Program was held from July 23-August 12 at Bradford College in Bradford, Massachusetts. Twenty-five students from as far away as California, Canada, and France gathered to study Armenian history, language and literature.
Barlow Der Mugrdechian of the Armenian Studies Program taught one hour per day of Armenian Literature during the three week session. The course covered the span of Armenian literature but concentrated on modern Armenian literature.
Houri Berberian of UCLA taught the Armenian history course and Patricia Constantinian of Columbia taught the Armenian language course. Vincent Lima directed the program which also included series of guest lectures by Dr. Lucy Der Manuelian (Armenian art), Nigol Bezjian (film), Ohannes Salibian (Armenian music), Hrair Balian, and Ara Sarafian. Students had the opportunity to visit Boston and to travel to the historic sights in Massachusetts.