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Ship with Donated Goods


A cover of the New Near East magazine shows the ship that is sent with donated items to refugees in Constantinople.

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August 1, 2018


Ravished Armenia


The story of Aurora Mardiganian who survived while for millions perished in ravished Armenia.

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Farming in Fields


Agriculture and farming in Alexandropol

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Identified Child Document


Graduating from the orphanage.

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Near East Relief Supplies


Relief workers, soldiers and children standing close to Near East Relief sign on a train.

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Boys train in a machine shop in the Caucasus region, c. 1920

Orphan Boys Training


Boys train in a machine shop in the Caucasus region, c. 1920

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July 31, 2018




Rescued children with Armenian priest

Rescued Children with Armenian Priest


A group of rescued orphans standing together with an Armenian priest. The background is a building with one door and two windows.

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Relief Workers Traveling on a Ship


group of relief workers men and women standing together on a ship.

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A Tented City


Tents in Beirut sheltering Armenian refugees in Syria. The photo in the magazine shows the tents located close to the seaside.

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July 25, 2018


Girls Education In Orphanages


Orphan girls getting an education in the orphanages in Syra. The education in the two photos is focused on tailoring and cooking.

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New Near East Relief Cover, Child Orphan


A cover of The New Near East magazine with a photo of a child and text encouraging Americans to donate to the Near East Relief to support orphans.

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Educating Orphans


Orphans reading books and getting an education through one of the teachers assigned by the Near East Relief.

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Children Trek To Safety


An article describes America’s amazing job in supporting thousands of refugees and children.Add New

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A Certificate Of Recognition


A certificate by the Sunday school that is awarded to those who are taking care of the orphans.

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Earning In America To Give In Armenia


An article with illustrations from the New Near East magazine. The text and the illustrations encourage Americans in different ways to raise money to support Armenians.

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Annie T. Allen


An article about Annie T. Allen and her work at the Near East Relief.

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A Mother And Her Child


A photo of a mother carrying her child on her back. Her hair is covered.

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Thurber And The Orphanages


An article about Thurber and the orphanages at Syra.

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Ravished Armenia


Article by Washington Times.

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CablegramTo Raise Money


A cablegram for raising money to the Near East Relief.

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Two Children Remember


A text that tells a story of two children to remember.

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Refugees On A Train


A photo of Armenians on a train seeking refuge at somewhere safe.

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Slaughtered Men & A Horse


A photo of the people and a horse killed and few men standing around disgusted, watching their bodies.

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Alice In Hungerland, Near East Relief


An article about The Near East Relief in the Pacific and the story of ” Alice In Wonderland”, how it was used in a different way as ” Alice In HungerLand”

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Alice In Hungerland, The Story Of Near East Relief


An Article about Alice in Hungerland, the story of Near East Relief and Hollywood stars helping thousands of displaced Armenians.

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Hollywood Stars, Golden Rule


The Golden Rule is the biblical rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” On international Golden Rule Sunday, the Near East Relief reminds people to support refugees and orphans in the religious occasion. Some of the Hollywood stars helped the Near East Relief in fundraising.

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The New York Times, Refugees


A cover of the New York Times with a photo of refugees tents.

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July 20, 2018


Eve Southern, Golden Rule


Eve Southern was an American film actress and a Hollywood film star. In the photo, she is holding a pot written on it, Golden Rule.

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Refugees Rescue


Group of refugees saved by an unknown aid worker.

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Education For Orphans


A publication about the importance of education for orphans. In the image, there is a photo of a group of orphans standing with each other.

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Team Work Magazine


An article from Team Work magazine

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Ruins Of A House In Alexandropol


A photo of a house ruins in Alexandropol with children and people walking around it.

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Two Armenian Women, Folklore Arts


Two Armenian women wearing their folklore outfit, seating under a big tree.

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Back photo of Mr & Mrs. George White


Handwriting on the back of the photo of Mr & Mrs. George White.

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Handmade Products, Near East Relief


A flyer advertising the products of the projects supported by the Near East Relief.

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Sandbag Lullabies


An article with the description of the supplies that are sent to the serve orphans in the nurseries of the Near East Relief. The photo in the article is of three toddlers that are left in the nurseries while their widowed mothers were working.


Refugees Boarding on Barges to Greece


A photo of refugees seeking safety and shelter in Greece. In the photo children and their parents are boarding on barges.

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Orphans Looking For Bread


Two photos of orphans looking for pieces of bread to eat.

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July 19, 2018


A Boy With A Hat


A photograph of a refugee boy with a hat receiving food.

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The Birds’ Nest Orphanage


An article about the birds’ nest orphanage in Beirut. The photos show the children in the orphanage playing and enjoying their time.

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Legacy Of Near East Relief


Booklet with photos of Near East Relief projects for refugees and in need communities.

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Legacy Of Near East Relief


Booklet with photos of Near East Relief projects for refugees and in need communities.

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Child With A Plate


An article encourages Americans to support orphans and orphanages of the Near East Relief. The photo in the article is of a child that is eating and looks healthy.

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Shelter In Beirut


A photograph of a Near East Relief shelter’s exterior design and architecture.

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Sustenance Train


Photograph shows a train with the sign ” American Near East Relief”

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Birds’ Nest Orphanage in Lebanon


An article about the Birds’ Nest orphanage in Lebanon. The article comes with photos of children who live at the orphanage.

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Legacy Of Near East Relief, Agriculture


A booklet shows the legacy of Near East Relief, agriculture, and education.

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Legacy Of Near East Relief, Agriculture


Five photos in a booklet including beneficiaries in different countries.

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Near East Relief in Malawi


The poster shows the legacy of Near East Relief in supporting different communities. Beneficiaries in the photos attending different classes including sports, agriculture, and research laboratories in Malawi.

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Call To Action, Cover


Magazine cover, American Committee for Armenian and Syrian relief

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Orphans Escape


Flight of the orphan host from Turkish persecution

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Miss Myrtle Shane


An article about Miss Myrtle who was the last American woman who remained in Alexandropol after other women fled the area seeking safety from the red armies.

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Mr. Cleveland E. Dodge


Mr. Cleveland E. Dodge, Treasurer of Near East Relief.

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Woman & Her Children


Woman and child standing over a child who died within sight of safety in Aleppo

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July 3, 2018


Refugee Burial Ground


Refugee burial ground at Etchmiadzin

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Prominent Armenians arrested from Constantinople on April 24, 1915

Prominent Armenians, Constantinople


Prominent Armenians arrested from Constantinople on April 24, 1915.

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Orphans, Samsoun


Twenty-six children picked up from the streets of Samsoun.

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Patients In Hospital


Refugees in hospital, the medical staff of the Near East Relief is taking care of them.

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July 2, 2018


The Leviathan


The Leviathan transported the first large group of Near East Relief volunteers in Feb. 1919. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain Collection.

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Medals, Near East Relief


An article described the workers’ medal designed by Walter Thompson to overseas workers of Near East Relief in recognition of their splendid service.

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Education In Orphanages, Ray Ogden


An article describes the chances an orphan has when being exposed to the American education in provided by the Near East Relief schools.

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Annie T. Allen


Portrait of Annie T. Allen from 1890

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June 27, 2018


Save The Survivors


A poster published by the Near East Relief to encourage people to participate in supporting refugees and orphans. The poster consists of the words “Save The Survivors” a campaign to collect donations.

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Don’t Let Go


A poster published by the Near East Relief to encourage people to participate in supporting refugees and orphans. In the poster a boy climbing the mountain with the help of a person who has an American flag on his sleeves.

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Mother & Two Children, Poster


A poster published by the Near East Relief to encourage people to participate in supporting refugees and orphans. In the poster, there is a mother with her two children with no shelter or food.

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Dr Morgan, Farms In Syra


Agriculture was one of the ways that Near East Relief helped the refugees to earn their own living. The article is written by Dr. O.S.Morgan, with photos are of Dr. Morgan and a farmer.

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Bessie Murdoch


An article mention Bessie Murdoch who was a nurse settled down at the Turkish borders to serve refugees in that area.

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June 26, 2018


Farms For Refugees


An article was written by Charles W.Fowle in which he recommended in the article about the solution that might be suitable for the refugees to find jobs in the crowded Beirut area. One of the solutions is to provide farms to start agriculture projects.

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Constance Sheltman


Kentucky native Constance Sheltman left her job as a school bookkeeper in 1920 to start her career as a Near East Relief worker. She helped employ thousands of refugee women.

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Cooperation At The Corinth


Americans who worked at the Near East participated in saving lives of many Armenians. Cushman views the boat that was created by one of the students in the orphanage. The article talks about her experience while being part of a team that supports and helps the Armenian.

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Medical Care In Greece


Medical care in Greece. Healing children and helping them to get better and recover sickness. In the picture nurse, doctors and children laying on hospital beds. A person with a suit standing on the right side of the photo.

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June 22, 2018


Families Escaping War


Armenian and Greek Families, men, women, and children leaving Turkey after the genocide. People are holding sacs and bags with their personal belongings. People are waiting for the aid of the Near East Relief.

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Rescue By Barges


Men, women, and children being rescued in barges on the way to Greece where they can find safe shelter.

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June 19, 2018


Nellie Mann With Three Children From The Orphanage


Nellie Mann with three children from the orphanage in Seydon Syria.  Mann,  kneeling embracing her three children who look happy and healthy. The four of them are in the woods.

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Mother & Her Dead Children


Mother with her dead children, the Armenian cry after the genocide. In the photo, the mother sitting down on the floor with her dead children wrapped in white cloths laying on the ground in the woods.

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Two Refugees


Two Unknown refugees sleeping on the floor, covered with a blanket.

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June 14, 2018


Shifting Scenes, Near East Relief Map


This map shows the shifting scene of Near East Relief activities since the Smyrna disaster. 1,250,000 Armenians, Greeks, and other fled from Turkey to Syria, Greece, and Islands of the Aegean.

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NearEast Boys& Girls Map


A living map of the Near East, 4200 boys and girls at Alexandropol forming the map of Near East efforts in Palestine, Turkey, Armenia, and Greece. The map is formed on a hill.

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Near East Map, Golden Rule


The Golden Rule is the biblical rule of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” On international Golden Rule Sunday, the Near East reminds people to support refugees and orphans in that religious occasion. The map shows the work of the Near East Relief of the previous year.

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Near East Map, Desperate Areas


A map presents the Near East Relief appeal to help the most desperate areas in the world. Mostly the areas are around Armenia, Turkey, some parts of Iraq and Syria.

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Near East Relief Operation Map, Mediterranean


A map of the Near East Relief operations in The Mediterranean Sea countries. The map includes the locations of the evacuated areas, orphanages, agriculture, refugees industries and displaced families.

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Near East Relief Operations Map


A map that shows the operations of Near East Relief in the northern parts of the Middle East and some parts of Europe that surround the Black Sea.

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Two Boys In The Park


Two boys standing together, the youngest is kissing the other one on his cheek. The two boys standing wearing good clothing in a green area. They look safe and happy.

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Boy & Christmas Bell


A boy ringing the Christmas bell in celebration of the religious occasion. The support of the Christmas celebration was possible by the Near East relief effort in collecting gifts for the children in orphanages.

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Girls Education & Shelter


The ” Food Shelter Education” cover is to educate donors about how to help the refugees. In the cover, there are two girls standing together looking at a house with a door.

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Boys Sharing Beds


Boys in an orphanage sitting on their beds. The first housing in the Caucasus. Children have to share beds, many were displaced and there were not enough beds for everyone.

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Refugee Families


Armenian refugees on the road to another refugee place. Families walking together, looking for a new shelter.

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Soup Line


Boys standing in a line to get soup in an orphanage, Bardizag Turkey.

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Boys & Girls, Orphanage Life


Children and teenagers in an orphanage in Konia, Turkey.

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Displaced Mother With Her Children


Mother with her children using the road to live at after being displaced.

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