AGBU archive supplemented with two documents of national historical significance

The Armenian General Benevolent Union’s (AGBU) 110th anniversary celebrations came to their symbolic end with a donation of two 110 year-old documents of national historical significance.

On Wednesday, December 21st, Hayk Demoyan, Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute and Gabriel Djambardji, benefactor and Honorable President of Pyunik Benevolent Foundation, visited the AGBU Armenia HQ to hand over two valuable documents to AGBU Armenia President Vasken Yacoubian.

The first document dated May 22, 1906, is the original letter hand signed by AGBU Founding President Boghos Noubar Pasha, encouraging all the world-spread Armenians to establish AGBU chapters in the countries of their residence.

The other document is the printed copy of the AGBU’s famous “Call to all Armenians” historical document with the stamp of AGBU Cairo Chapter. This document first published on May 1, 1906, had announced the official establishment of the newly formed Union, its activities and objectives.

These emblematic documents were found by Hayk Demoyan, and with the financial support of Gabriel Djambardji, were acquired and donated to AGBU.

We are very grateful to both of our compatriots for this priceless gift on the occasion of AGBU’s 110th anniversary. The documents will be preserved with great care at AGBU’s rich archive.

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