Social History

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
  • Advertisement (Avak the Blacksmith)
  • Photograph of picnic or banquet