Pages from Armenian-Canadian History: The Ararat Monthlies, 1926–1929
Pages from Armenian-Canadian History is the Corning Centre’s first book-length publication. It brings together all known issues of Ararat Monthly and Արարատ ամսաթերթ, two newsletters published by the Georgetown Boys and their teacher Aris Alexanian in the 1920s.
The Georgetown Boys were a group of 110 genocide orphans brought to Canada starting in 1923. Led by Alexanian, they created the Ararats to practice their English and Armenian, to share their artwork and short stories, to spread news about life on their orphanage-farm, and to keep connected with Armenians around the world. The publication of Pages from Armenian-Canadian History was made possible by our work, over ten years, to gather the dispersed remnants of these newsletters from families, libraries, and archives in Canada, Armenia, Austria, France, and the United States. Originally mailed to 2,000 people in more than thirty countries, the Ararats are once more available to readers all around the world!