The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

The Archives of the American School consist of two repositories, separately housed but jointly administered by the Archivist—that of the Blegen Library and that of the Gennadius Library.

The Archives in the Blegen Library comprise administrative records related to the function and mission of the American School, excavation records from American archaeological projects in Greece, and personal papers of American archaeologists and architects working in Greece, such as Carl W. Blegen, Gorham P. Stevens, William B. Dinsmoor, Virginia R. Grace, and Homer A. Thompson. There are also extensive holdings of photographs of Greece and excavations in Greece during the early years of the American School. The Antiquities Collection of the American School is another one of its valuable resources with a large body of artifacts from a large number of sites in Greece, as well as Anatolia, Cyprus, and Egypt.

The Archives in the Gennadius Library contain many collections of personal papers that contribute to an understanding of political, social, economic, and cultural developments from the 18th to the 20th century in Greece and the Balkans (such as the papers of the founder of the Library, Joannes Gennadius, those of the Dragoumis Family, the papers of Stephanos Skouloudis and Konstantinos Mousouros, and others). The Gennadius Library also collects the papers of important Greek literary figures, including the papers of the Nobel prize-winning poets George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, novelists Stratis Myrivilis, Angelos Terzakis, Elias Venezis, and philhellenes such as Heinrich Schliemann, the excavator of Troy and Mycenae. In addition, the Gennadius Library holds the papers of renowned orchestra conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos.


Archives News

Palace of Nestor Reopens

After three years of restoration, this important archaeological site gets a new shed.

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George Theotokas Joins the “30s Generation” at the Gennadius Library Archives

And rightly so! How could the papers of the man who penned the manifesto of the "30s Generation" (and also credited by many with coining the term) not be at the Archives of the Gennadius Library, together with the papers of George Seferis, Odysseus Elytis, Stratis Myrivilis, Angelos Terzakis, and Elias Venezis?

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Descendants of the Capps Family Visit the ASCSA

On July 1st, 2016, Joshua Capps Lister and his family visited the School and spent time at the Archives looking at documents and photos related to Edward Capps.

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