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Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Armenia Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of correspondence, bulletins, documents, and printed material about the history of Armenia just after World War I.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of correspondence, bulletins, documents, and printed material about the history of Armenia just after World War I, previously catalogued as Volume 8 of an eight-volume set of printed pamphlets. Included is material about Armenia during the Peace Conference; a series of bulletins in French, issued by the Bureau d'Information Arménien de Paris in 1919; letters and documents from Nubar Pasha, head of the Armenian National Delegation, to Herbert Adams Gibbons, dated 1919-1920; copies of telegrams and letters sent by the Armenian delegation to President Woodrow Wilson and to Secretary of State Robert Lansing; papers and letters concerning the fight for Armenian recognition since the Peace Conference; and notes on the Turkish atrocities and on the Conference of London, held in February-March, 1921. In addition, there are confidential correspondence and documents of hearings of the Armenian Delegation; Armenian memorials including maps; extracts from letters; correspondence of the American Committee for Relief in the Near East; private letters presented at the Peace Conference in Paris in 1919; and a typescript of "Note sur la question Armenienne" by Nubar Pasha, including a hand-colored map of Armenia within the Ottoman Empire. There are also documents and correspondence related to the Armenian-American protest against the Lausanne Treaty, and a memorandum by the High Armenian Clergy "A la Conscience de la Chrétienté," dated Athens, November 30, 1920.

Other correspondents include Boghos Nubar; A. Asharanian of the Armenian Delegation; Vahan Cardashian, director of the Press Bureau of the American Committee for the Independence of Armenia; James W. Gerard; Hrant S. Kerbabjian, director of the Commission on Hospitals in Cilicia (i.e., Armenia); Henry Cabot Lodge; Arshaq Mahdesian, founder and editor of The New Armenia; Everett P. Wheeler of the National Armenia and India Relief Association for Industrial Orphan Homes; George R. Montgomery, director of The Armenia America Society; and Major Carroll Greenough of the American Expeditionary Forces. Also included are related pamphlets and offprints.


Organized chronologically according to the original sequence of the material.

Collection History


Transferred from Firestone Library stacks in 2007 (AM2008-32).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dina Britain on October 8, 2007. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on October 8, 2007. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Armenia Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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