Panarity, Gerim M. Papers 1911-1985
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Gerim (sometimes spelled Qerim) Panarity was the editor of the first Albanian-American newspaper in the United States, Dielli ("The Sun"). Taking on the position in the 1940s, he remained there for nearly 25 years, until his retirement in 1963. Started in 1909 by the Society of Besa-Besen in Boston, Dielli is now the oldest continuously-published Albanian language newspaper in the world. In 1912, the Pan-Albanian Federation of America, Vatra ("The Hearth") was formed, becoming one o...
Charles Telford Erickson was born in Galesburg, Illinois in 1867. He was educated at DePauw University, Boston University, and Yale University. He served as a Congregational minister before and after his missionary service in Albania which began in 1908. Erickson served for 12 years under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions and 14 years independently. From 1920-1921, he was Special Commissioner for Albania to the U.S. From 1922-1923, Erickson assisted American Legation staff...