Our Collections




In 40 years, Project SAVE's archives have grown to more than 40,000 treasured photographs that document the history of Armenian individuals, families, and organizations.

Some examples of these photographs include:

Historic Armenia

  • Portraits of life in cities, towns, and villages such as Arabkir, Bitlis, Van, Efkere, Urmia, Yerevan and others; views of communities and landscapes from many different regions; and historic landmarks, such as the St. Stepanos Armenian Apostolic Church in Kharpert, and images of many schools, churches, and villages which no longer exist.



Genocide Era

  • Photographic evidence of Armenians caught in the Genocide perpetrated by Ottoman Turkey in Anatolia at the beginning of the 20th century; of survivors and immigrants seeking out a life in refugee camps; and a missionary-run orphanage in Aleppo, Syria where Armenian girls crocheted items for sale.



Armenian Americans

  • Newly arrived immigrants working as grape pickers in the vineyards in Fresno, CA.
  • Family Sunday picnics in Worcester, MA where music and shish kebob were the regular fare.
  • Armenian parishioners in Detroit celebrating the burning of the church mortgage contract.

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