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Assyrian Book endowment Funds

Nov-09-2000 at 00:10 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

In order to promote Assyrian studies through American Universities, various Assyrian Book and library endowment Funds have been established. Below is a list of such Funds and a short description about them including a contact point or addresses for those interested. Please support these wonderful Assyrian projects.


1. The David B. Perley Memorial Assyrian Fund.
This endowment was established in 1979 by the family and friends of Dr. David B. Perley to honor an active and devoted member of the Assyrian-American community. The purpose of the fund is to promote the development of research materials on the history, culture, literature and language of the Assyrians since the 17th century. Specifically, the Fund uses income from the endowment to subsidize the publication of works devoted primarily to the Assyrians and second for the acquisition of archival materials, collections and other rare historical materials. All donations are tax deductible.

For further questions and donations contact:
NELC Harvard University
6 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, Ma. 02138

2. The Mishael and Lillie Naby Assyrian Lecture Fund.
The daughter and son of the Rev. Mishael Naby (1898-1980) and Rabi Lillie Yohannan (1906-1991), two Assyrians from the Urmia region of Iran, established this endowment Fund in 1997. The lives of these two Assyrians were disrupted but not destroyed by the massacre of the Assyrians during World War One. The purpose of the Mishael and Lillie Naby Assyrian Lecture Fund is to provide for the hosting of one or more lectures, on an annual basis, at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, on a topic related to Assyrian culture and history during the medieval and modern periods.

For further questions and donations contact:
NELC Harvard University
6 Divinity Ave.
Cambridge, Ma. 02138
(617) 495-5757

3. The Naoum Faik Assyrian Book Fund.
The Naoum Faik Assyrian Book Fund is a library endowment fund intended for the use of Columbia University in building and maintaining a collection of material related to Assyrian history and culture during the Christian era. While it is expected that the University will collect materials in all necessary languages, particular attention is directed to Assyrian language materials, including manuscripts.
This campaign is sponsored by the Naoum Faik Assyrian Book Fund:
Tel (212) 532-6023
Contact: Herbert Quoyoun

For further questions and donations contact:
Office of University Development
Columbia University
450 Riverside Drive Room 948
New York, N.Y. 10015

4. The Assyrian Book Fund at the University of Berkeley.
This library endowment Fund was established on May 1, 1998 by the Assyrian Foundation of America/Berkeley. The purpose of this Fund is to help the Library at Berkeley to build its collection of books and other material on modern Assyrian studies dating from 1500 AD to this present day.

For further questions and donations contact:
The Assyrian Foundation of America
P.O.Box 2620
Berkeley, Ca. 94702

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