0.25 linear feet
Catalog Number: M231
Agency History / Biographical Note:
Kosrof Eligian was born February 28, 1907, in Armenia and graduated cum laude from Bowdoin in 1938. He married Grace Barbour in 1945 and they had two children. He worked as a social worker, child counselor, and family services coordinator until 1965. He died on October 20 of that year.
Scope and Content:
The collection consists entirely of the typescript of Eligian's "Survival of Faith," a memoir documenting the author's childhood in Armenia and eastern Europe during the first World War. The narrative gives an eye-witness account of the cruelties suffered by the Armenian people at the hands of the Turkish government between 1915 and 1923. Also included is the author's description of his emigration to Syria due to the war and his arrival in the United States in 1928.
Cite as: Eligian, Kosrof, "Survival of Faith." George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library
Access Restrictions: None.