What We Do

We are dedicated to saving the photographic heritage of the worldwide Armenian community by making our repository of original photographs, from as early as 1860, accessible for research, publications and presentations. 

Often families do not know what to do with photographs when they cannot identify the people in them. Many of these photos are tragically discarded. Project SAVE provides a home for these Armenian cultural photos, so that they may be brought into the light and shared with the community.


We share the photos and their stories with the public in many ways: with our themed calendar, through lectures and exhibits, and as primary source materials for books, movies, documentaries, and research use.

Since 1975

Project SAVE Archives has:

  • Collected, documented, and preserved more than 45,000 original photographs from over 1,200 donors.

  • Given over 300 lectures in community and educational institutions in the U.S. and abroad.


  • Organized over 40 unique photo exhibits.

  • Launched the online exhibits, “Spirit of Survival” and "Armenians at Work".

  • Produced 31 themed calendars featuring photos with informative captions.

  • Presented "Reading Photographs," our signature educational program, to students of all ages.

  • Welcomed hundreds of researchers, scholars, artists, and authors to use our archival resources.

  • Appeared in diverse publications worldwide with our original photographs.

  • Initiated digitization of photographs to bring our collections into the future.

Our collaborations with organizations with their own strong web presence, means we are raising awareness of our photo archives to new audiences around the world.