The Hoover Institution’s holdings on Armenia, while not extensive by volume, are historically significant, spanning that country’s history from the early 20th century through the 21st. The collections relating to Armenia during the period of the First World War and Paris Peace Conference are particularly important, including the United States Military Mission to Armenia photographs (1919) and the John Shishmanian papers. The Vahan Emin collection is important for the study of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue and Armenians in the USSR, and more current materials are to be found in the Armenian Subject collection.

Military Mission To Armenia Photographs

US military officers in Armenia, 1919

John Amar Shishmanian Papers

Captain, French Foreign Legion, during World War I

Vahan Emin Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Armenian Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

Paris Peace Conference (1919–1920), Us Territorial Section

Organization created to prepare background information for the US delegation to the Paris Peace Conference


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Armenian Delegation visits the Hoover Institution

A delegation from Armenia visited the Hoover Institution on October 29, 2008, headed by Mushegh Tumasyan, the deputy minister of the economy. Their letter expressing interest in visiting Hoover stated that “the objective of the trip would be to enhance cooperation and partnerships with California universities, organizations, and companies involved in trade and economic development in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. A visit to the Hoover Institution would be insightful and beneficial for the Armenian government delegation, given the Institution’s strong history of public policy and economic research on Russia and the former CIS countries.” They also visited the archives to view materials related to Armenia.

October 29, 2008
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