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Series I. Planning, 1975-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains information about the creation of the Armenian Nationality Room through the Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh. It contains materials from 1975 to 1985: progress reports, event documentation, expense reports, travel expense notebooks, fundraising and donation notices, member and donor information, community news, research materials, and documentation of a trip to Armenia.

Subseries 1. Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh Foundation, 1977-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains reports on activities, meeting minutes, correspondence, notices, planning the creation of the Armenian Nationality Room, quarterly treasurer reports, donor forms, event planning, expense reports, and status reports relating to talent search for architecture and room decoration.


Box 1
Folder 1 Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh Foundation, 1977-1978

This folder contains the seal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, articles of confederation, and the Armenian-American Club by-laws.

Folder 2-3 Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh Foundation, 1978
Folder 4 Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh Foundation, 1978-1979
Folder 5 Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh Foundation, 1977-1981

Subseries 2. Progress Reports, 1978-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials relating to the progress on the planning, construction, decoration, and dedication of the Armenian Nationality Room. This includes preliminary designs, design drawers, design review criteria, records establishing the quasi-endowment fund, theme notes, meeting minutes, member lists, correspondence, university pledges, newsletters, letters to board members, designer records, and presentation notes.

Folder 6-8 Progress Reports, 1978-1979
Folder 9 Progress Reports, 1980
Folder 10 Progress Reports, 1981-1983
Folder 11-13 Progress Reports, 1984

Folder 11 contains the Construction Bid for the Armenian Nationality Room.

Folder 14 Progress Reports, 1984-1985
Folder 15-19 Progress Reports, 1985

Folder 16 contains the CSK 21885 Agreement between the Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh and Torkom Khrimian the Armenian Nationality Room's architect and designer. Folder 19 contains the preliminary design of the Armenian Nationality Room.

Subseries 3. Events, 1979-1983

Scope and Content Notes:

The subseries contains records relating to events hosted by the Armenian Nationality Room Committee. These events include speakers, symposiums, and banquets. These records include correspondence, handouts, personal notes, flyers, programs, speeches, press releases, newsletters, guest lists, and member lists.

Folder 20 Events, 1979
Folder 21 Events, 1979-1980
Folder 22 Events, 1981-1980
Folder 23-24 Events, 1982
Folder 25 Events, 1982-1983

This folder contains Charles Klanian's 1982 Martyr's Day speech.

Subseries 4. Expense Reports, 1984-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains expense reports by the Armenian Nationality Room Committee relating to the years 1984 and 1985.

Folder 26 Expense Reports, 1984-1985

Subseries 5. Travel Expenses, 1985

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains travel expense notes from the Armenian-American Club of Pittsburgh and the Armenian Nationality Room Committee for the year 1985.

Folder 27 Travel Expenses, 1985

Subseries 6. Fundraising and Donations, 1980-1985

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials relating to fundraising and donations, including: correspondence, pamphlets, and treasurer memos.

Folder 28 Fundraising and Donations, 1980-1985

This folder contains the treasurer memo to establish the quasi-endowment fund for the Armenian Nationality Room.

Folder 29 Fundraising and Donations, 1985

Subseries 7. Member and Donor Information, 1980-1984

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains materials about significant publicity and information relating to individual members and donors of the Armenian Nationality Room. Notably, this includes Alex Manoogian, David Shakarian, and Papken Sassouni.

Folder 30 Member and Donor Information, 1980-1983
Folder 31 Member and Donor Information, 1984

Subseries 8. Community News, 1980, 1982-1983

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains records retained by the Armenian Nationality Room relating to significant Armenian-American community news, historical publications relating to Armenians, and Armenian news. These records include published pamphlets, speech transcripts, reports, magazine articles, newspaper articles, and correspondence.

Folder 32 Community News, 1980
Folder 33 Community News, 1982-1983

Subseries 9. Research, 1975-1984

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains research materials relating to the design of the Armenian Nationality Room. These materials include: magazine articles, book lists, correspondence, an architecture book, and design print outs.

Folder 34 Research, 1975-1984

Subseries 10. Armenian Trip, 1985

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains record of the 1985 Armenian Nationality Room Armenian Trip. These records include correspondence, itineraries, letters of introduction, and an expense report.

Folder 35 Armenia Trip, 1985