While many of the museum’s Collections are considered rare and monetarily valuable, it is difficult to assign a monetary value to one of our most important and useful collections that of social history. This collection of correspondence, passports and other official documents, political buttons, playbills, schoolbooks, photographs and other materials associated with the early immigrants, provides a valuable glimpse of the concerns and adaptations of the immigrants settling in the United States in the period 1890-1950. These materials were donated by hundreds of families sharing their family heirlooms and documenting a unique period in Armenian social history.

  • Passport/Travel papers

  • Posters and Prints

    • Posters and prints encompass an enormous range of two-dimensional works in several genres including:

      • Cartoons and drawing to design rugs
      • Near East Relief posters tor raising awareness and monetary funds after World War I
      • Political posters including political rallies and Genocide commemorations
      • Announcement posters advertisings art openings, music concerts, films and other events
      • Photographs and other large images of actual events.
    • Please note that the “Posters and Prints” genre is restricted to commercial printed examples. Limited series prints, drawings and other original artistic expressions are classified as original artworks in the “Art Gallery Collections”, rather than “Museum Collections”.
  • Family Photographs

  • Diaries and letters

  • Stamps

  • Maps