The Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center (ZIC) is a resource, research and teaching facility that seeks to promote the full gamut of Armenian studies, and to assist students, scholars and the Armenian community and general public in deepening their appreciation for Armenian history, civilization and culture, especially within their overwhelmingly Christian ambit.
The heart of the Zohrab Center is its research library, whose holdings exceed 40,000 books, periodicals, photographs and other resources in all areas of Armenian Studies. Particularly rich are the Center’s collection of Armenian periodicals and newspapers from throughout the world, a vast collection of 19-20th century Armenian literature, and a precious treasury of rare books and manuscripts. Thousands of titles are found in no other library in the western hemisphere. The online library catalog allows anyone with an internet connection to search for materials.
The Zohrab Center was established through the generous gift of Mrs. Dolores Zohrab Liebmann in memory of her parents, and dedicated on November 8, 1987 in the presence of His Holiness Vasken I (†1994), Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; and His Eminence Archbishop Torkom Manoogian (†2012), Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Liebmann’s father, Krikor Zohrab 1861-1915), was a renowned author, jurist, humanitarian and community activist in Constantinople, who was among the first Armenian intellectuals killed in the 1915 Genocide.
The ZIC is open to the public Monday through Friday during business hours by appointment.