Finding Aid for the Garin Compatriotic Union Records, 1928-1988

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UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Finding Aid for the Garin Compatriotic Union Records, 1928-1988

Collection number: 284

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 9 June 1994
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
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Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, April 2002
© 2002 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Garin Compatriotic Union Records,
Date (inclusive): 1928-1988
Collection number: 284
Creator: Garin Compatriotic Union
Extent: 12 boxes (6 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The Garin Educational Union was founded in 1908 in Boston to provide educational work in Garin (now known as Erzurum), Turkey. After the 1915-23 Turkish massacres of Armenians, its name changed to the Garin Compatriotic Union (Karnoy Hayrenakts'akan Miut'iwn). In 1957, the Unions of the U.S., France, and Lebanon collectively published the Hushamatean Bardzr Hayk'i: Karinapatum, edited by Ghazar Ch'areg; the Boston and New York chapters published the English translation of the shorter version by Hrach' Darpasian, titled Erzurum (Garin): Its Armenian history and traditions (1975). The collection consists of correspondence, office records and ephemera (in English and Armenian) relating to the Garin Compatriotic Union, and especially to the publication of Erzurum (Garin): Its Armenian history and traditions (1975).
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Katherine Miridjanian, 1994.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Garin Compatriotic Union Records (Collection 284). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

The Garin Educational Union was founded in 1908 in Boston to provide educational work in Garin (now known as Erzurum), Turkey; after the 1915-23 Turkish massacres of Armenians, its name changed to the Garin Compatriotic Union (Karnoy Hayrenakts'akan Miut'iwn); other branches of the Union emerged in Beirut (1924), Marseilles (1924), New York (1928), Los Angeles (1933), San Francisco (1938), and Fresno, California (1949); in 1957 the Unions of the U.S., France, and Lebanon collectively published the Hushamatean Bardzr Hayk'i: Karinapatum, edited by Ghazar Ch'areg; the Boston and New York chapters published the English translation of the shorter version by Hrach' Darpasian, titled Erzurum (Garin): Its Armenian history and traditions (1975).

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence, office records and ephemera (in English and Armenian) relating to the Garin Compatriotic Union, and especially to the publication of Erzurum (Garin): Its Armenian history and traditions (1975).
Collection has materials in English and Armenian.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-5).
  2. Book fund account; Armenia trip participants (Box 5).
  3. Erzurum book (Boxes 6-9,13).
  4. Material relating to publication (Boxes 9-10).
  5. Miscellaneous (Boxes 10-11).
  6. Card files (Box 11).
  7. Books (Box 12).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Garin Compatriotic Union--Archives.
Erzurum (Turkey)--History.


Container List

 

Office Files

 

Correspondence--English, v.d.

Box 1, Folder 1

1974-1981.

Box 3, Folder 5

Choohajian, Hodge, 1969-1976.

Box 4, Folder 3

Various people re publication of book, 1970-1975.

Box 4, Folder 8

Returned mail re 1984 Armenia trip, 1984.

Box 4, Folder 10

Miscellaneous, 1972.

Box 5, Folder 2

Mailing lists, n.d.

 

Correspondence--English & Armenian, v.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Garin Compatriotic Union (1987), 1983-1988.

Box 1, Folder 3

General (1986), 1972-1987.

Box 1, Folder 4

General (1985), 1976-1985.

Box 1, Folder 5

General (1983-1984), 1972-1984.

Box 1, Folder 6

General (1980-1982), 1970-1982.

Box 1, Folder 7

General (1979), 1975-1979.

Box 1, Folder 8

General (1978), 1976-1978.

Box 2, Folder 1

General (1977), 1975-1977.

Box 2, Folder 2

General (1976), 1969-1976.

Box 2, Folder 3

Publication Committee (1970-1980), 1970-1980.

Box 2, Folder 4

Miscellaneous (August-December 1976), 1968-1976.

Box 3, Folder 2

Miscellaneous material (music, maps, printed material), 1972.

Box 3, Folder 3

Book Fund accounts, 1972-1973.

Box 3, Folder 4

Newspaper editors, library acknowledgements, 1976-1977.

Box 3, Folder 6

With printers, 1966-1974.

Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence & material re Dinner & Armenian Dance Festival, 1971-1973.

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence & material re Sanasarian School of Erzurum -- 90th Anniversary Folkdance Festival & dinner, 1970.

Box 3, Folder 11

Correspondence & material re 40th Anniversary (Garin Compatriotic Union) & Caucasian Folk Dance, 1968-1969.

Box 4, Folder 1

Vahram Midinian (originals only), 1972-1979.

Note

(Duplicates in other files?)
Box 4, Folder 2

Ralph Setian re translation work, 1971-1973.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Manuscript material.
Box 4, Folder 7

Correspondence with Garin Compatriotic Union members, 1983-1985.

Box 4, Folder 11

Correspondence & book orders, 1972.

 

Correspondence--Armenian, v.d.

Box 2, Folder 5

Fresno (1968-1982), 1967-1982.

Box 2, Folder 6

Babaian, Mrs. Z., 1966-1984.

Box 3, Folder 1

Boston, 1966-1982.

Box 3, Folder 7

Aboulian, Hasmiq, 1969-1976.

Box 3, Folder 8

San Francisco & Los Angeles, 1941-1977.

Box 4, Folders 4-6

Elig A. Touzjian, 1972-1987.

Box 4, Folder 9

Miscellaneous, 1970.

Box 5, Folder 1

Correspondence with Beirut, Boston, etc., 1946-1976.

 

Miscellaneous--English, v.d.

Box 5, Folder 3

Book Fund account (ledger of sales & receipts), 1976-1985.

Box 5, Folder 4

Book Fund account (reports, accounts & receipts), 1968-1985.

Box 5, Folder 5

List of Armenia trip participants (?), 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Includes related correspondence.

Note

(See: Box 11, folder 9, for Church of Erzurum pin)
 

Directories--Garinetzis (Erzurum decendants), n.d.

Physical Description: (Card file).
Box 11, Folder 11

San Francisco & Montebello, California area, n.d.

Physical Description: (3×5 cards).
Box 11, Folder 12

Los Angeles & Mexico, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 13

New York, New Jersey & Europe, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 14

Fresno & Selma, California area, n.d.

 

Erzurum Book

 

Manuscript Material--English & Armenian, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 1

Sheet music for book. n.d.

 

Manuscripts--English, n.d.

Box 6, Folder 2

Manuscript, n.d.

Physical Description: ([Typescript]. Various pages, 9pp.).
Box 6, Folder 5

Manuscript leaves with holograph corrections, n.d.

Physical Description: [Typescript]
Box 6, Folder 6

Glossary with holograph corrections & diacritics, n.d.

Physical Description: [Typescript]
Box 6, Folders 7-8

Galley proofs with holograph corrections & notations, n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Various pages).
Box 6, Folder 9

Yervant, John--biography with corrections, n.d.

Physical Description: [Typescript]

Scope and Content Note

Holograph notation intended for inclusion?

Note

(Not in book)
Box 6, Folder 10

Camera-ready proof (original), n.d. [1975].

Note

See Box 9, folders 1-3 for corrected version.
Box 7, Folder 1

List of illustrations (old list) [with holograph corrections], n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript carbon]).
Box 7, Folder 3

Preface to Part 6, Chapter 10 with corrections, n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [holograph], 157pp.).
Box 7, Folder 4

Table of Contents, n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [holograph]).
Box 7, Folder 5

Bibliography (old copy) several versions, n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript & holograph], 6 copies).
Box 7, Folder 6

Preface to p.75 with holograph notes & corrections, n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript original]).
Box 7, Folder 7

Preface to p.75 (edited), n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript carbon]).
Box 7, Folder 8

Preface to p.75 [edited, with holograph notes & corrections], n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript carbon]).
Box 7, Folder 9

Manuscript [edited, with holograph corrections], n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript photocopy], pp.1-170).
Box 7, Folder 10

Manuscript [edited, with holograph, corrections], n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript photocopy], pp.171-347).
Box 8, Folder 2

Printed book (Complete), 1975.

Physical Description: (Unbound copy, 270pp.).
Box 8, Folder 4

Table of Contents to p.135 with holograph notes & corrections, n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript carbon & photocopy]).
Box 8, Folder 5

pp.136-269 with holograph notes & corrections, n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript original & photocopy]).
Box 8, Folder 6

pp.270-347 with holograph notes & corrections, n.d. [1975?].

Physical Description: (Manuscript [typescript original]).
Box 9, Folder 1

Camera-ready proof, 1975.

Physical Description: (pp.1-99).

Scope and Content Note

Corrected with marginal holograph notes, typescript corrections in text.
Box 9, Folder 2

Camera-ready proof, 1975.

Physical Description: (pp.100-199).

Scope and Content Note

Corrected with marginal holograph notes, typescript corrections in text.
Box 9, Folder 3

Camera-ready proof, 1975.

Physical Description: (pp.201-end).

Scope and Content Note

Corrected with marginal holograph notes, typescript corrections in text.
Box 9, Folder 1

Camera-ready proof, 1975.

Physical Description: (pp.1-99).

Scope and Content Note

Corrected with marginal holograph notes, typescript corrections in text.
Box 9, Folder 2

Camera-ready proof, 1975.

Physical Description: (pp.100-199).

Scope and Content Note

Corrected with marginal holograph notes, typescript corrections in text.
Box 9, Folder 3

Camera-ready proof, 1975.

Physical Description: (pp.201-end).

Scope and Content Note

Corrected with marginal holograph notes, typescript corrections in text.
Box 9, Folder 12

Blue-line with holograph corrections, 1975.

Physical Description: (pp.215-246).

Scope and Content Note

Not final copy.
 

Manuscripts--Armenian, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 11

Table of Contents to p.117, n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript [holograph carbon]).
Box 8, Folder 1

pp.118-305, n.d.

Physical Description: (Manuscript [holograph carbon]).
 

Illustrations--English, n.d.

Box 7, Folder 2

Map in book, n.d.

Physical Description: (Photocopy).
Box 6, Folder 3

Map of village(?), n.d.

Physical Description: [Holograph]

Note

(Found in donor's copy of book)
Box 6, Folder 4

Illustrations & photos for book, n.d.

Box 8, Folder 3

Pictures on paper with typescript captions, n.d.

Box 9, Folder 4

Illustrations--proofs with holograph corrections, 1975.

 

Illustrations--Armenian, v.d.

Box 8, Folder 7

Color plates of regional costume with captions and sheet music, 1965.

Scope and Content Note

Illustrations appear in book in black & white.
 

Illustrations

Box 13

Photo montage of pictures used in book, n.d.

 

Material re to Publication

 

Publicity, 1976

Box 9, Folder 13

Academic distribution list for book, 1976.

Box 9, Folder 19

Book reviews--English, 1976.

Scope and Content Note

All from English-language Armenian newspapers.
Box 9, Folder 20

Book reviews--Armenian, 1975-1976.

 

Miscellaneous, 1970-1979 and n.d.

Box 9, Folder 15

Miscellaneous material re book, 1970-1978.

Box 9, Folder 17

Ledger for book purchases, 1979.

Box 9, Folder 21

Critique of Manuscript (pre-publication), unknown author, n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Includes suggested corrections of text.
 

Correspondence--Armenian, 1928-1956

Box 9, Folder 14

Correspondence--GCU New York, Beirut and Boston chapters & individuals, 1928-1956.

 

Correspondence--English & Armenian, 1975

Box 9, Folder 18

Publication Committee--correspondence, reports and publicity releases, 1975.

 

Correspondence--English, 1975-1977

Box 9, Folder 16

Correspondence and illustrations, 1975.

Box 10, Folder 1

Nouvat Tashjian re book sales, 1976-1977.

 

Books

 

English Language, v.d.

Box 12, Folder 1

Erzurum (Garin): Its Armenian History and Traditions. By Hratch A. Tarbasian, Nigol Schahgaldian, translator. Publisher: Garin Compatriotic Union of the United States, 1975.

 

Armenian Language, v.d.

Box 12, Folder 2

Hayastani Pyrtyru [Armenian Fortresses], by H. Mikahel V. Hovhannesyan (Venice: Mekhitarian), 1970.

Note

French title: Les Fortresses de L'Armenie.
Box 12, Folder 3

Hovshamatyan Partzr Hayki Garinabatoum [?? Upper Armenia??] (Beirut), 1957.

Box 12, Folder 4

Partzer Hayk: Hator I: Garin Kaghaku [ Upper Armenia: The City of Garin, vol.1], by H. Hagop Zh. V. Kosyan (Vienna: Mekhitarian), 1925.

 

Miscellaneous

 

Articles & Non-Manuscript Material--English, n.d.

Box 10, Folder 2

An Introduction to Armenians, n.d.

Physical Description: [Typescript photocopy]

Note

(Not in book)
Box 10, Folder 4

Article re GCU trip to Armenia, 1985.

Scope and Content Note

From English-language Armenian paper.
Box 10, Folder 9

Articles re 50th anniversary of Armenian Genocide & Erzurum, 1962-1970.

Box 10, Folder 10

3 booklets re Genocide & Armenian independence, 1963-1965.

Box 11, Folder 1

Material re Armenian cultural events, 1944-1971.

Scope and Content Note

Mostly with Armenian Folk Dance Society of New York.
Box 11, Folder 10

Articles on Ani (city), 1970.

Scope and Content Note

2 articles in the Armenian Reporter.
 

Articles & Non-Manuscript Material--Armenian, v.d.

Box 10, Folder 3

Miscellaneous, 1970-1971.

Box 10, Folder 7

Published booklet on Etchmiadzin, 1984.

Scope and Content Note

Religious(?).
Published in Armenia S.S.R. Possibly from GCU 1984 trip to Armenia.
Box 10, Folder 11

Spurk, Armenian weekly, 1971.

Physical Description: (1 issue).
Box 10, Folder 13

The Churches of Garin (booklet: 2 lectures), photograph, articles from Armenian newspapers and postcard (blank), 1950-1952.

Box 10, Folder 20

Newspaper clippings, 1947-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Asking people looking for missing relatives to contact GCU of New York (June 8, 1947).
Also, an article on a trip to Erzurum (May 4, 1948).
Box 11, Folder 2

Newspaper articles re Erzurum, 1968-1971.

Box 11, Folder 4

Newspaper articles, 1969.

Physical Description: [Photocopy]
Box 11, Folder 8

Newspaper articles from Hairenik Daily, 1968-1988.

 

Manuscript Material--Armenian, v.d.

Box 10, Folder 5

Letter, 1985.

Physical Description: [Holograph photocopy]

Scope and Content Note

Also, poems [holograph, several copies].
Box 10, Folder 6

Manuscript, unidentified, n.d.

Physical Description: [Holograph original & photocopy]
Box 10, Folder 12

Photos and pictures with captions, 1968.

Note

For book(?).
Box 10, Folder 16

Poem, n.d.

Physical Description: [Holograph & printed photocopy]
Box 10, Folder 17

Photograph of school children, 1908-1909.

Scope and Content Note

Photograph has attached list with children's names.
Also, poem [typescript photcopy].
Box 10, Folder 18

Journal of Armenian Association of Garin (GCU?) meetings, 1928-1961.

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of office holders, 1928-1933.
 

Correspondence--English, 1965-1966

Box 10, Folder 8

Material re Erzurum (province), 1965-1966.

 

Articles & Non-Manuscript Material--English & Armenian, 1966-1970

Box 10, Folder 14

Newspaper articles, 1966-1970.

Scope and Content Note

Includes related[?] correspondence [photocopy].
Box 10, Folder 15

Newspaper articles--re Betsy Harrell's talk on Armenia, 1966.

Box 11, Folder 3

Sheet music, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 5

Ads for Armenia trip, 1983.

 

Articles & Non-Manuscript Material--Turkish, n.d.

Box 10, Folder 19

Schedule (?) for Eastern Turkey tour (19-24 Temmuz).

 

Miscellaneous Material, n.d.

Box 11, Folder 6

Stationery (blank), n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Letterhead of GCU & blank Christmas cards (?).
Box 11, Folder 9

St. Asdvadzadzin Church of Erzurum pin, 1984.

 

Miscellaneous--English, 1983-1984

Box 11, Folder 7

Fliers for GCU trips to Armenia, 1983-1984.

Scope and Content Note

Includes an original carbon.
 

Publicity--English & Armenian, v.d.

Box 13

Various fliers for events (GCU & other), 1936-1970.