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Kouymjian, Dickran

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Kouymjian, Dickran

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  • Dickran Kouymjian
  • Kouyoumjian, Dikran
  • Kouyoumdjian, Dikran
  • Kuyumjean, Dikran
  • Kuyumjian, Dikran
  • Kuyumcuyan, Dikran
  • Guyumchean, Tigran
  • Guyumchyan, Tigran
  • Guyumjyan, Tigran
  • Kuyumjyan, Tigran

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"Dickran Kouymjian was born in Romania of Armenian-American parents in 1934. Growing up in Chicago and then Racine, Wisconsin, he earned a B.A. in European History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an M.A. in Arab Studies from the American University of Beirut, and a Ph.D. in Armenian Studies from Columbia University's Department of Near & Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures. He was invited to Fresno from Paris in 1977 to establish a new Program in Armenian Studies at California State University. There he reorganized the Armenian Students Organization and founded the Armenian student newspaper, Hye Sharzhoom, in 1978-79, and in 1985 the Center for Armenian Studies. Since 1988 he has served as the first incumbent of the Haig & Isabel Berberian Endowed Chair of Armenian Studies at Fresno State" (http://armenianstudies.csufresno.edu/faculty/kouymjian/bio.htm)


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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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