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Posted 07 October 2014 - 09:13 AM

UNIQUE ARMENIAN NEWSPAPER DISCOVERED IN HOOVER LIBRARY

09:51, 06 Oct 2014

The microfilming staff at Hoover Institution on War, Revolution,
and Peace recently came across an unmarked box of microfilm that
presented them with difficulty: a copy of a newspaper from World War
I published in the Armenian script, according to the Institution'ss
official website.

To help transliterate the title, the Hoover librarian turned to Behzad
Allahyar, principal Middle East languages cataloger for Stanford
University Libraries; he in turn sought help from Nora Avetyan, the
librarian for Armenian and Persian at UCLA. With the help of those
two colleagues, we had enough information to identify and catalog
this publication, as well as realizing that no other copies appear
to be available. We are proud that the Hoover Library has again added
an item unique to its collection.

The newspaper, entitled Zang, was produced by the Social Democrat
Hunchakian Party, founded in Switzerland in 1887 by Armenians hoping
to establish an independent Armenia free from the Ottoman Empire. (It
also may have been the first socialist political party in the Ottoman
Empire.)

The issues we have on microfilm span the years from 1919 to 1922, the
period when the short-lived First Republic of Armenia was established
in the wake of the Russian Revolution before being incorporated into
the Soviet Union in 1922.

This is an important source for any scholar researching Armenian
history and political institutions, the First Armenian Republic,
the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, or the early history of the
Soviet Union.

http://www.armradio....oover-llibrary/

 





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