The book collection donated to UCI by community member Elma Hovanessian in honor of her late husband, Seboo Hovanessian, covers such subjects as art, architecture, history, literature, theater, music and philosophy.

Family’s collection of nearly 600 books is donated to UCI’s Armenian Studies Program

Community member Elma Hovanessian has donated nearly 600 books to UCI in honor of her late husband, Seboo Hovanessian, and to support the campus’s Armenian Studies Program. The Armenian-language and Armenian-related English collection spans a range of topics – from art and architecture to history, literature, theater, music and philosophy – and will be housed in Langson Library. “We are deeply grateful to Elma for donating her family’s personal collection, allowing us to make it available to UCI and the public, providing a trusted resource to our scholars of history, Armenia, Iran and more,” said history professor Houri Berberian, Meghrouni Family Presidential Chair in Armenian Studies and director of the Armenian Studies Program.

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