ANNE ELBRECHT TO GIVE LECTURE ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
May 7, 2012 – 16:52 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – On May 17, Anne Elbrecht of Davis, Calif., will give
a lecture entitled “Telling the Story: The Armenian Genocide in The
New York Times and Missionary Herald,” at the National Association
for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) Center in Belmont, Mass.,
according to The Armenian Weekly.
Elbrecht’s Telling the Story: The Armenian Genocide in The New York
Times and Missionary Herald, 1914-1918 (Taderon Press, 2012) focuses
on two important journals to see how news of the Armenian Genocide
filtered through to the United States between 1914-18. It also looks
at how the American public reacted to such news with a humanitarian
There were undoubted differences between the two journals, as The New
York Times was a leading news organization while Missionary Herald
was part of an institution (the American Board of Commissioners
for Foreign Missions) with vested interests in Turkey. However, the
flow of information to the outside world was clear and compelling,
especially as many reports were actually written by United States
officials in Turkey and leaked to the press by the State Department
in Washington, D.C.
Elbrecht is a graduate of Wheaton College, University of California,
Berkeley, School of Library Studies, and McGeorge School of Law.
Telling the Story is based on her MA thesis at California State
University, Sacramento. With her late husband Richard A. Elbrecht
she traveled throughout Turkey photographing Armenian churches, a
visual archive now part of the Armenian Studies Program at California
State University, Fresno. She has been a member of NAASR’s Board of
Directors since 2007.
Telling the Story will be available for purchase and signing the
night of the lecture.