A History of Armenian Immigration to America With Special Reference to Conditions in Los Angeles (thesis)

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A History of Armenian Immigration to America With Special Reference to Conditions in Los Angeles (thesis)
Author Aram Serkis Yeretzian
Publication Year 1923
Publishing City Los Angeles
Language English
Category Society & Culture, History, Education & Reference

Source: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll40/id/13762/rec/28



Social and Religious Workers among the Armenians in Los Angeles

Chapter I - Armenians in Armenia, Page 1.

Homeland, Historical Background, Racial Traits, Simple Lire, Characteristics of the Armenian People, Language, Armenian First Alphabet, The Golden Age of Literature, Religion, Church of Armenia, American Mission, Protestant Church, Ed­ucational Centers, Tragedy, Role in War, Popula­tion, Cry for Justice, Hear East Relief, (Ar­menian and Assyrian Relief), Official Statistics of Hear East Relief*

Chapter II - Armenians in America, Page 20.

Causes of Immigrâtion--Political, Economic, Re­ligious, American Missions, Other Causes. The Pioneers, Immigration Law, The Process of Ar­menian Immigration, Distribution, The Approximate number of Armenians in the United States, Indus­tries, Professions, Organizations, Political Parties, Education, press, Churches, Desirable Citizens•

Chapter III - Armenians in California, Page 41.

Colonies, Population, Agricultural Success, Hoted Farmers, "Melon King", Acreage They Possess, Churches, Religious Denominations, Hoted Men, Artists, Scientists, Newspapers, Table of the Armenian Families in Southern California,

Chapter IV - Armenians in Los Angeles, Page 52.

Where they come from, Armenians from Turkey, Russian-Armenians, Assyrians, First Settlers in Los Angeles, Population, Racial Traits, Moral Standard, Family Life, Intermarriages, Desirable Elements, Education-Literacy, Nationalities in High Schools, Number of Ar­menian Students in High Schools, Colleges and Universities of the City of Los Angeles, Fami­lies Classified by Literacy, Schooling, Use of Library, etc, with Percentage.

Chapter V - Armenian Life in Los Angeles, organisâtiortô. Page 63

List of Societies and Organizations now existing among Armenians in Los Angeles, Y. M. C, A,, Ar­menian Branch in Boyle Heights, Y. M. C. A., The International Institute, Table showing work of social agencies during influenza epidemic. Clinics, Armenian Branch Library, Armenian School, Liberty Bonds, Political Parties, Americanization, Table showing families classified by length of resi­dence in State, and naturalization. Religious Activities, Churches, Other Activities, The Ar­menian Gregorian {Apostolic Church), Armenian "Malokans", Armenian "Russellites", Armenian National Holidays.

Chapter VI - American Life in Los Angeles, Page 77,

Housing, Table showing ownership of houses with per cents. Health, Recreation, Games, Oc­cupation, Industrial Development, Armenian Lace, List of Armenian Handwork, List showing occupa­tions of 2500 Armenians in Los Angeles, Wages, Table showing relative superiority of Armenian percentage of skilled laborers, etc.. Insurance, Truancy among Girls, (table). Crime, Table of Report by Police Department, Effects on the Ar­menian Immigrant, Conclusion.



The plan of this study has been three-fold--first, to consider the available published material relative to this subject; second, to gather, coordinate and compile statistics from the public records, such as those of the Los Angeles Housing Commission and the County Charity; and third, to make first-hand investigation among the Armenians*

No critic, perhaps, will be so alive to the defects of this study as is the author, yet it is hoped that the thesis may have a value of its own* It is at least based upon first-hand inquiry, both in Asia and America, especially in Los Angeles: all are necessary.

Acquaintance with any immigrant people in America is not enough. To understand the immigrant one should know him in the conditions which have shaped him, and which he has shaped in his own village and among his own people. One should study the culture of which the immigrant is a living part, but which he is for the most part powerless to trans­port with him to his new home.

Being an Armenian by birth and an American by natu­ralized citizenship, the author set forth to write this thesis.