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Inventory to the United States. Military Mission to Armenia. Photographs, 1919
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: United States. Military Mission to Armenia. Photographs,
    Date (inclusive): 1919
    Collection number: XX037
    Creator: United States. Military Mission to Armenia
    Collection Size: 1 manuscript box 0.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Depicts American army officers in Armenia, and conditions in Armenia at the end of World War I
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], United States. Military Mission to Armenia. Photographs, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Access Points

    United States. Army--Pictorial works
    Armenia (Republic)--History--Pictorial works
    Armenia (Republic)
    Soviet Union
    Soviet Union--History--Allied intervention, 1918-1920--Pictorial works
    United States--Armed Forces

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of 94 prints taken during the United States fact-finding military mission to Turkey and Armenia (1919), headed by General Harbord appointed and by President Wilson on the advice of Herbert Hoover.
    The photographs were taken from September 8, 1919, when General Harbord and his party arrived at Izmit Bay, Turkey, through October 9, 1919, when they came aboard the U.S.S. "Martha Washington" in Batumi, Georgia. They depict General Harbord and other members of the mission, Turkish and Armenian political figures, including Mustafa Kamal Pasha (Kamal Pasha Atatürk, future president of the Republic of Turkey) and Alexander Khatissian, prime minister of Armenia, with members of his cabinet; urban and rural views in Armenia and Turkey; national dances, etc.
    The prints were arranged by the collector in chronological order, and each print was assigned a unique number from 67280 through 67373. An inventory, arranged by print number, was included in the collection.
    This finding aid follows the original arrangement and description of the photographs, though geographical names and some personal names are presented in accordance with the current spelling. It should be noted that some geographical locations listed as located on the territory of Armenia (Kars, Sarikamis) in 1921 were returned to Turkey in accordance with the Treaty of Kars between the Bolsheviks and the Republic of Turkey.