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Arthur Bedian Oral History Interview


Bedian, Arthur, “Arthur Bedian Oral History Interview,” Madison Historical, accessed June 2, 2023,


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This oral history interview with Arthur Bedian was part of oral histories conducted in the fall 2001 semester of History 447: Oral History.

Author Bedian lived his whole life in Lincoln Place and was born to an immigrant father from Armenia. In this interview, he talks about his father’s experience immigrating through Ellis Island, growing up in Lincoln Place, the community center, and his time and service in the Armenian Orthodox Church.

There was no audio recording of this interview in the original archive, but there is a transcript and biographical summary.


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  • Granite City


Bedian, Arthur


November 18, 2001

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  • Original archive accession number: A02:43
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