Film, Video The Unknown Saroyan: Dickran Kouymjian

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  • The Unknown Saroyan: Dickran Kouymjian


  • Dedicated to the celebration of the centenary of Pulitzer Prize-winning Armenian author William Saroyan's birth, Dickran Kouymjian delivers the 14th Annual Vardanants Day Lecture.

Event Date

  • September 15, 2009


  • -  Dickran Koumjian is the Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor Emeritus of Armenian Studies at California State University. A friend and confidant to Saroyan during his final years, Koumjian instituted courses at Fresno State on the author's life and works. In 1996, he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to inventory Saroyan's manuscripts, papers, correspondence and effects in preparation for their archiving at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was subsequently appointed the second William Saroyan Visiting Professor of Armenian Studies. He has taken part in many of the activities associated with the Saroyan centennial in Paris, Yerevan, Armenia and elsewhere.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 35 minutes 3 seconds

Online Format

  • video
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