The Armenian Nationality Room Collection was created by Charles Klanian, previous Chairman for the Armenian Nationality Room Committee, and donated to the Nationality Rooms Program office by Klanian heirs after his death. In accordance with preserving activities of each classroom on the Nationality Council, the records were collected and maintained by the Nationality Rooms Program staff. Klanian's donated collection combined with a 2001 deposit by Nationality Rooms Program staff is now housed in the University Archives.
Further accruals are expected for major room events.
The Klanian collection was processed and the finding aid created between January-June 2014 by Emily Reed, Nationality Rooms Archivist Intern. The 2001 deposit was processed by Nationality Rooms Program staff in 2001.
Klanian's original chronological order was maintained. Irrelevant records and extra copies (3 copy limit per item) were weeded from the collection. Two boxes of previously processed Armenian Room materials (2001) were added to the collection in Series VI. Records in Western or Eastern Armenian have an abstract translated by Mariam Sogoian.
Video and audio materials of the collection have copies located in the Nationality Rooms Program office.
Armenian Nationality Room Committee Collection, 1975-2011, UA 40/20/04, University of Pittsburgh Archives, Archives Service Center