Special Collections

Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives
Mugar / Armenian Library and Museum of America Building
65 Main Street
Watertown MA , 02471 0236
FAX: (617)924-0434
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Ruth Thomasian, Executive Director (517)923-4542
Hours: By appointment only
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible
Other Services:
Monographic Series:
  Annual Photograph Calendars
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Elizabeth Balcom, Archivist (617)923-4542
Collections: 1
Formats: 20,000 photographs 650 oral histories 500 drawings/plans newspaper clippings lithographs
Collection Description:
  Armenian Photograph Collections
Access: Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans permitted with permission of director
Directions: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Buses stop in Watertown Square, where the Archives is within walking distance on Main Street / Route 20 to the corner of Church Street opposite Watertown Savings and the Fleet bank. Express Bus #504 from Federal and Franklin Streets, Boston (not on Sunday); Bus #71 from Harvard Square; Bus #57 from Kenmore Square; Bus #70 from Waltham; Bus #59 from Needham and Newton (Not on Sunday). Call MBTA 617.222.3200 for bus schedules. FROM ROUTE 128 (I-95) NORTH OR SOUTH: Follow signs Route 2 East, Arlington and Cambridge Exit 29A, 3.5 miles to right onto Route 15 West at beginning of Fresh Pond rotaries, and 3 miles into Watertown Square, right at the lights onto Route 20 / Main Street, 2nd right onto Church St. for Municipal Parking Lot on the right. OR follow to Route 20 Waltham Exit 26, which becomes Main Street, five miles through Waltham and into Watertown; after the Watertown Public Library, second left at light onto Church Street. FROM I-90 (MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE): Follow signs to Watertown / Newton Exit 17. Continue to follow signs for Watertown Square, 1/2 mile; when crossing Charles River Bridge into Watertown Square, be in left lane for left turn onto Route 20/Main Street; 2nd right onto Church Street.