Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Creator
Eligian, Kosrof, 1907-1965
Title
Kosrof Eligian's survival of faith
ID
M231
Date [inclusive]
1907 - 1965
Extent
0.25 linear feet
Language
Abstract
Typescript of Eligian's "Survival of Faith," a memoir documenting the author's childhood in Armenia and eastern Europe during the first World War.

Preferred Citation

Eligian, Kosrof, "Survival of Faith." George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library


Biographical/Historical 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.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Box Folder
1 1

"Survival in Faith" p. i-29 

1 2

"Survival in Faith" p. 30-62 

1 3

"Survival in Faith" p. 63-93 

1 4

"Survival in Faith" p. 94-119 

1 5

"Survival in Faith" p. 120-157 

1 6

"Survival in Faith" p. 158-188 

1 7

"Survival in Faith" p. 189-221 

1 8

"Survival in Faith" p. 222-252 

1 9

"Survival in Faith" p. 253-284 

1 10

"Survival in Faith" p. 285-316 

1 11

"Survival in Faith" p. 317-339 

1 12

"Survival in Faith" p. 340-353 

1 13

"Survival in Faith" p. 354-397 

1 14

"Survival in Faith" p. 398-401