The AGBU Nubar Library was founded in 1928 at the initiative of Boghos Nubar Pasha. Its first curator, Aram Andonian, had worked in Paris as the secretary of the Armenian National Delegation since the end of World War I. In the spirit of its founders, the Nubar Library was a place dedicated to the gathering, conservation and study of the former Ottoman Armenian heritage after the genocide. The foundation of this Library in Paris resulted from Boghos Nubar's determination to ensure the sustainability and flourishing of an Armenian life in the diaspora, capable of feeding future generations and helping to the rebuilding of Armenia on its historic lands. It is not surprising that Boghos Nubar founded the library and the Armenian Student House (at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris) at the same time and with the same perspective. These particular circumstances explain why the Nubar Library became the foremost place for scholarship on the Middle East and the former Ottoman Armenian world, and a major resource center on the Armenian experience of the 19th and 20th centuries, and on the history of the Armenian genocide.