The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ASCSA
Nobel Laureate George Seferis and his wife Maro.

Archival Collections

The archival collections are presented alphabetically according to the name of either the donor or the subject of each collection. Dates of birth and death are given next to the heading of each entry, providing some evidence for the date of the material contained within. The main entry consists of a concise description of the contents of each collection (type and category of documents) as well as references to any offices held, or activities in which the subject participated. 

LIST OF COLLECTIONS

Ali Pasha (1744-1822)
David Balfour (1903-1909)
Loukas Bellos (1848-1913)
Philip Betancourt’s Collection of Postcards 
Xavier Bordes (1944- )
Konstantinos Bouras (1913-1943)
Nikos Chatzikiriakos-Ghikas (1906-1995)
George Constantin (1833-1891)
The Corfu Archive (1506-1888)
Eugene Dalleggio (1888-1983)
Dragoumis Family
Odysseus Elytis (1911-1996)
Nikos Fandrides (1888-1914)
Nikos Fokas (1927- )
Ford Foundation in Greece (1970-1976)
Amvrosios Frantzis (1869-1953)
Ioannis Frantzis (1909-1984)
Georgios Galavaris-Kurt Weitzmann Collection
George Gennadius (1786-1854)
Joannes Gennadius (1844-1932)
Demetrios Kapetanakis (1912-1944)
Konstantinos D. Karavidas (1890-1973)
Ioannis Karavitis (1883-1949)
Vasilis Kazantzis (-)
George Kastriotis (1910-1969)
Andreas Kordellas (1836-1909)
Dimitry Levidis (1886-1951)
Yorgos and Spyros Loulakakis
Spyridon Marinatos (1901-1974)
Alexandros Matsas (1911-1969)
Nikolaos G. Mavris (1899-1978)
Evi Melas (1930-2010)
Melas Family
Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960)
David Richard Morier (1784-1877)
Konstantinos Mousouros (1807-1891)
Michalis Myridakis
Stratis Myrivilis (1892-1969)
Elias Papademetrakopoulos (1930- )
Georgios Papaioannou (1900-1986)
Yorgis Paulopoulos (1924-2008)
Dimitris P. Petrokokkinos (1861-1941)
Elias Petropoulos (1928-2003 )
Panayiotis Pipinelis (1899-1970)
Vangelis Raptopoulos (1959- )
Kleon R. Rangavis (1842-1917)
Rovertos Saragas (1927-1979)
Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890)
Sophia Schliemann (1852-1932)
George Seferis (1900-1971)
Stephanos Skouloudis (1838-1928)
Skouze-Grypari Family
Takis Sinopoulos (1917-1981) 
Athanasios Souliotis-Nikolaidis (1878-1945)
Bayard Stockton (1930-2006)
Dorothy H. Sutton
Angelos Terzakis (1907-1979)
Spyridon Theotokis (1876-1940)
Constantine Tsatsos (1899-1987) and Ioanna Tsatsou (1909-2000)
Emmanuel I. Tsouderos (1882-1956)
Nikos Vassilikos (1898-1989)
Vassilis Vassilikos (1935- )
Kostas Varnalis (1884-1974)
Theodore Vavayiannis (1905-1988)
Elias Venezis (1904-1973)
Demetrios Vikelas (1835-1908)
Constantine Vovolinis (1913-1970)
Andreas Vourloumis (1910-1999)
Thomas Hewett Waterman (1846-1921)
William Aigner Wigram (1872-1953)
 

Ali Pasha (1744-1822)

Ali Pasha was an Albanian brigand, who became Pasha of Ioannina, and extended his rule over much of Albania, Macedonia, Epirus, Thessaly, and the Morea. In Ali Pasha’s time, Ioannina became the foremost center of Greek culture. He employed many Greeks and founded Greek schools.

Collection Number: GR GL AP 009
Name (s) of Creator (s): Ali Pasha Papers (1774-1822)
Title: Ali Pasha Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary:  This significant collection, which concerns the period of Turkish occupation, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, and his sons Veli and Muhtar Pasha, consists of 1500 public and private documents, about religious, legal, financial. community, administrative and family matters, as well as various military campaigns (1802-1820).
Quantity: 1.40 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Damianos Kyriazis, 1953
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research. The collection was published, in 2010, in a four-volume catalogue with extensive annotations by V. Panagiotopoulos, with the collaboration of D. Dimitropoulos and P. Michailaris, under the auspices of the National Research Foundation.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Ali Pasha Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Αλή Πασά)

David Balfour (1903-1989) 

David Balfour was a priest-monk in the Russian Orthodox Church, a member of the British Intelligence Service, a diplomat, and a Byzantine scholar. 

The collection consists of thirty -nine letters in Russian written during 1932-1936 and 1945-1947 by Father Sophrony to David Balfour, as well as copies of letters of David Balfour to Father Sophrony. 

Quantity: 0.22 linear meter 
Gift of Louise Balfour, 1993. Restricted access 

Loukas Bellos (1848-1913)

Loukas Bellos, a doctor from Boeotia and a Member of the Greek Parliament, also became known for his newspaper articles on linguistic subjects (Greek and Albanian languages). From 1874 to 1878, Bellos published the newspaper "Boeotia." The collection consists of medical treatises, journals, ledgers and notes, printed treatises and articles on linguistic subjects (Greek and Albanian languages), political speeches, letters, poems, correspondence, and photographs.

The collection also includes a bound copy of all issues of the newspaper "Boeotia" 

Quantity: 0.90 linear meter 
Gift of Antigone Threpsiadou-Bellou, 1990  

Philip Betancourt’s Collection of Postcards

Philip Betancourt, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and an archaeologist specializing in Minoan Crete, donated his collection of postcards to the Gennadius Library in 2002. The collection, which contains more than 200 postcards of the late 19th and early 20th century, portrays the history of Greece and the Balkans over a 35-year period, beginning with the defeat of Greece in its war with Turkey in 1897, and ends in 1922, with another defeat and the abandonment of Greece’s territorial hopes in Asia Minor. In 2003, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens organized an exhibit of the postcards and presented Philip Betancourt’s book Greece and Her Neighbours in Historic Postcards: 1895-1920 at the Gennadius Library. See more on the exhibit and the catalogue at Catherine deG. Vanderpool, “Exhibition Highlights Recent Gift to Gennadeion,” in ASCSA Newsletter, Winter 2004, no. 51, p. G1.

Gift of Philip Betancourt, 2002

Xavier Bordes Papers

Xavier Bordes, French poet and translator, undertook in 1979 the translation of Odysseus Elytis’ poetry in collaboration with R. Longueville. At the time almost no French translation of Elytis’ work existed. From 1972 to 1984 Bordes lived in Morocco and much of the correspondence with Elytis takes place between Athens and Mohammedia. Educated in music and classics he had a career as an instructor and critic and collaborated with major publishing houses in France. The first translated work to be published was Marie de Brumes in 1982. Elytis was impressed by Bordes’ translation, which he describes as “un vrai tour de force” in one of his letters (28 May 1981).

Collection Number: GR GL XB 106
Name(s) of Creator(s): Xavier Bordes (1944- )
Title: Xavier Bordes Papers
Date [bulk]: 1981-1995
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Language(s): French
Summary: The collection consists of Elytis’ letters to Bordes (1981-1995), photographs of Elytis, audio tapes, and a few press clippings.
Quantity:  0.35 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Xavier Bordes, 2011
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Xavier Bordes Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Xavier Bordes)

Konstantinos Bouras (1913-1943)

Konstantinos Bouras, a lawyer, was active in the Resistance during WWII. He was executed by the Germans in 1943 for having participated in the resistance organizations “Midas 614” and EKKA (Εθνική και Κοινωνική Απελευθέρωση). This small collection of papers contains material from the trial that followed Bouras’s execution, after the end of WW II, in 1947 (court files, photographs, and newspaper clippings).

Quantity: 0.35 linear meters
Gift of Aikaterini Boura, 2011

George Constantin (1833-1891)

See Watermann, Thomas Hewett

The Corfu Archive (1506-1888)

In 2003 and 2004 the Gennadius Library acquired a small collection of documents about the island of Corfu. The earliest documents (55) belong to the late Venetian period (from the 16th to the 18th c.). The later ones (36) date to the 19th c. during the British rule and the first decades after the incorporation of the Ionian islands into the Greek state. Most of the documents have legal character, including decrees, pre-nuptial agreements, wills, sale contracts and leases. 

Eugene Daleggio (1888-1983)

Eugene Dalleggio served as an officer at the Instruction Publique of France and was a member of both the French Institute of Byzantine Studies in Paris and of the Center of Asia Minor Studies of the French Institute in Athens. Dalleggio also contributed to the organization of the Military Museum of Constantinople. During his life he traveled extensively in Asia Minor and the Black Sea, conducting archaeological and historical research in Bithynia and the Taurus Mountains in Cilicia. He published several articles on the topography and history of Constantinople. 

The collection consists of personal notes concerning the research and publication of Karamanlidika (Karamanlidika. Bibliographie analytique d’ouvrages en langue turque en caractères grecs, Athens 1958), manuscript books written in Karamanlidika, old photos of Constantinople and other cities in Asia Minor, etc. 

Gift of Mario Dalleggio, 1989

Dragoumis Family

An important family in the political and intellectual life of Greece in the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection consists of the papers of Markos Ath. Dragoumis (1770-1855), Nikolaos N. Dragoumis (1809-1879), Euphrosyne N. Dragoumis (1818-1915), Markos N. Dragoumis (1840-1894), Marika N. Dragoumis (1846-1941), as well as copies of letters of Count Arthur de Gobineau to Zoe and Marika Dragoumis ("Gobineau Collection"). See also finding-aid: Chr. Varda and Voula Konti, The Papers of the Dragoumis Family (in Greek), Athens: Gennadius Library, 1991

Quantity: 7.47 linear meters. 
Gift of Phillipos St. Dragoumis, 1960. 

Markos Ath. Dragoumis Papers

Trained as a teacher, Markos A. Dragoumis served as a Secretary to the Moldavian leaders Constantine Ypsilantes (1799-1802) and Skarlatos Kallimaches (1805). In 1805, he was appointed Governor of the Aegean Islands before returning to Constantinople to continue his career as a teacher. In 1812, he served as a Secretary to the Moldavian leader Ioannis Karatzas. He became a member of the Philike Etaireia in 1820 and during the War of Independence worked to organize the newly established Greek State. He was married to Zoe Sofianou-Deligianni and had two children, John (1807-1872) and Nikolaos (1809-1879). 

Collection Number: GR GL MAD 015
Name (s) of Creator (s): Markos Ath. Dragoumis (1770-1855)
Title: Markos Ath. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, bills, and secondary material referring to his work
Quantity: 0.14 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Markos Ath. Dragoumis Papers (Αρχείο Μάρκου Αθ. Δραγούμη)

Nikolaos M. Dragoumis Papers

Son of Markos Ath. Dragoumis, Nikolaos M. Dragoumis held many public offices in the newly established Greek state, including positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Nautical Affairs, where he acted as a consultant. in addition to his governmental positions, he worked as a journalist for the newspaper "Aion" and was editor of the periodical "Pandora" from 1855 to 1872.  He was active on the social forefront and founded many societies, such as the "Society of the Friends of the People"and the "Philekpaideutike Etaireia." He was married to Eufrosyne Georganta and had four children, Markos (1840-1809), Stephanos (1842-1923), Zoe (1843-1894) and Marika (1846-1941). 

Collection Number: GR GL NMD 016
Name (s) of Creator (s): Nikolaos M. Dragoumis (1809-1879)
Title: Nikolaos M. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of official public documents relating to the government offices he held, correspondence about various institutions and societies, correspondence and documents relating to the periodical "Pandora", newspapers, newspapers clippings, and photos
Quantity: 1.70 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Nikolaos M. Dragoumis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Νικολάου Μ. Δραγούμη)

Euphrosyne N. Dragoumis Papers

Born in Constantinople and the daughter of a merchant, Stephanos Georgantas, Euphrosyne lived the early years of her life in Odessa attending the "Ecole de Noblesse."  In 1831 she moved to Nauplion and later to Athens where she married Nikolaos Dragoumis (see above) in 1839 and had four children, Markos (1840-1909), Stephanos (1842-1923), Zoe (1843-1894) and Marika (1846-1941).  Euphrosyne Dragoumis was one of the founding members of the Amalieio Orphanage, and member of many other welfare organizations. 

Collection Number: GR GL END 017
Name (s) of Creator (s): Euphrosyne N. Dragoumis (1818-1915)
Title: Euphrosyne N. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of  family correspondence and personal papers
Quantity: 0.28 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Euphrosyne N. Dragoumis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Ευφροσύνης Ν. Δραγούμη)

Markos N. Dragoumis Papers

Markos N. Dragoumis studied law in Paris (1857-1862) and wrote his dissertation on De la condition civile de l’etranger en France (Paris 1864).  He then embarked upon a diplomatic career with posts in Paris(1861-1863), St. Petersburg (1867-1871, 1887-1890), Vienna (1874-1877), Alexandria (1877-1880) and Bucharest (1880, 1882-1885). He participated in many committees, such as the Committee for the Olympic Games (1895) and the Committee for the National Gallery (1906-1907), and wrote essays for the Bulletin d’Orient (1903-1908). He was married to Eliza Novikoff.

Collection Number: GR GL MND 018
Name (s) of Creator (s): Markos N. Dragoumis (1840-1904), Eliza N. Dragoumis [born Novikoff] (1843-1904)
Title: Markos N. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, French
Summary: The collection consists of official documents relating to his private service, legal documents, letters pertaining to the committee for the erection of the statue of Constantine Palaeologos, correspondence (family, Bulletin d' Orient, clubs, organizations), personal papers, periodicals, newspapers, and photographs. It also includes family correspondence, photographs and secondary post-mortem material (1936, 1959, 1967) of his wife Eliza M. Dragoumis, born Novikoff.
Quantity: 2, 23 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of  Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Markos N. Dragoumis Papers  (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Μάρκου Ν. Δραγούμη)

Eliza St. Dragoumis Papers

Eliza St. Dragoumis, born Kontogiannaki , was the wife of Stephanos N. Dragoumis.

Collection Number: GR GL ESD 019
Name (s) of Creator (s): Eliza St. Dragoumis (1851-1931)
Title: Eliza St. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, French, English, Russian
Summary: The collection consists of family correspondence, personal diaries, and photographs
Quantity: 1.50 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Eliza St. Dragoumis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Ελίζας Στ. Δραγούμη)

Zoe N. Dragoumis Papers

Zoe Dragoumis was the daughter of Nikolaos and Eufrosyne Dragoumis. At a young age she went to Paris and received, together with her sister Marika, an artistic education which involved painting and music.  In 1864, she and her family became acquainted with Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau, the Ambassador of France to Greece (1864-1868) with whom they corresponded for almost two decades [see Comte de Gobineau, lettres a deux Atheniennes (1868-1881). Introduction de Madame N. Mela, Athens 1936]. For typescript copies of letters by Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau to Zoe and Marika Dragoumis, see the Gobineau Collection

Collection Number: GR GL ZND 020
Name (s) of Creator (s): Zoe N. Dragoumis (1843-1894)
Title: Zoe N. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, French
Summary: The collection consists of family correspondence, various documents (bills, awards, notebooks, photographs) and drawings
Quantity: 0.68 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Zoe N. Dragoumis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Ζωής Ν. Δραγούμη)

Marika N. Dragoumis (1846-1941)

Marika N. Dragoumis was the youngest child of Nikolaos and Eufrosyne Dragoumis. She studied painting and music in Paris and became an accomplished musician. She also served as a member of several welfare organizations and literary societies. 

Collection Number: GR GL MND 021
Name (s) of Creator (s): Marika N. Dragoumis (1846-1941)
Title: Marika N. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek,French
Summary: The collection consists of documents relating to her social work, family correspondence, journals, drawings, and newspaper clippings
Quantity: 1.35  linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Marika N. Dragoumis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Μαρίκας Ν. Δραγούμη)

Gobineau Collection

The collection consists of typescript copies of letters by Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau to Zoe and Marika Dragoumis, papers concerning the publication of the Gobineau letters, periodicals, and newspapers. The original letters of Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau are in Paris, at the Bibliotheque Nationale. 

Collection Number: GR GL JAG 022
Name (s) of Creator (s): Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau (1816-1882), Marika N. Dragoumis (1846-1941), Zoe N. Dragoumis (1843-1894)
Title: Gobineau Collection 
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Language(s): French
Summary: The collection consists of typescript copies of letters between Count Joseph Arthur de Gobineau and Marika N. Dragoumis and Zoe N.Dragoumis
Quantity: 0.53 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Gobineau Collection

Stephanos N. Dragoumis (1842-1923)

Stephanos N. Dragoumis, the son of Nikolaos and Eufrosyne Dragoumis, became an important political figure in late 19th/early 20th century Greek history.  He served as Prime Minister (1910), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1886-1890, 1892-1893), Governor of Crete and Macedonia (1912-1913), Minister of Finance (1915-1916), and Member of the Parliament (1879-1895, 1899-1910, 1915, 1920).  As a close friend of Charilaos Trikoupis, he participated in Trikoupis’ plans for the economic development of the Greek state. He married Eliza Kontogiannaki and had eleven children, Natalia (1872-1973), Nikos (1874-1933), Efi (1875-1964), Charikleia (1876-1966), Ion (1878-1920), Alexandra (1880-1976), Zoe (1882-1964), Markos (1884-1888), Marika (1886-1939), Philippos (1890-1980), and Alexandros (1891-1977). 

Collection Number: GR GL SND 023
Name (s) of Creator (s): Stephanos N. Dragoumis (1842-1923)
Title: Stephanos N. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary: The collection consists of  official documents; notes and correspondence relating to his political activities, as well as his philological and archaeological interests; family correspondence; medals and awards, and photos. The researcher will find information about several important issues of Greece's foreign policy during the late 19th/early 20th century, such as the Bulgarian and Romanian issues (e.g. the Zappa case), the Albanian/North Epirus problem, and the Cretan and Macedonian questions. Historical photos from the Stephanos N. Dragoumis Papers are available online via the Digital Library of the American School of Classical Studies (http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/archives/).
Quantity: 18 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Stephanos N. Dragoumis  Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Στέφανου Ν. Δραγούμη)

Stephanos and Eliza Dragoumis Family Papers

The collection includes correspondence, photos and notes of the following children of Stephanos and Eliza Dragoumis: Natalia Mela (1872-1973), Nikos Dragoumis (1874-1933), Efi Kallergi (1875-1964), Charikleia Kokkoni (1876-1966), Alexandra Xydi-Kriezi (1880-1976), Zoi Palencia (1882-1964), Marika Kazouli (1886-1939), and Alexandros Dragoumis (1891-1977). In addition, there is material on the following members of the extended Dragoumis family:  Ioannis Markou Dragoumis (1807-1872), Konstantinos Ioannou Dragoumis (1843-1926) and Emmanouel Ioannou Dragoumis (1859-1917). Finally, the small collection includes also material about the Ioannes Kontogiannakis family. Ioannes Kontogiannakis was the father of Eliza St.Dragoumi, an eminent Greek businessman in Russia and the founder of the first private bank in St. Petersburg (1817-1888).

Collection Number: GR GL DF 026
Name (s) of Creator (s): Natalia Mela (1872-1973), Nikos Dragoumis (1874-1933), Efi Kallergi (1875-1964), Charikleia Kokkoni (1876-1966), Alexandra Xydi Kriezi (1880-1976), Zoi Palencia (1882-1964), Marika Kazouli (1886-1939), Alexandros Dragoumis (1891-1977)
Title: Stephanos and Eliza Dragoumis Family Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary: The collection includes correspondence, photos and notes of the Stephanos and Eliza Dragoumis' children and family
Quantity: 1.05  linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Stephanos and Eliza Dragoumis Family  Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Οικογένειας Στέφανου και Ελίζας Δραγούμη)

Philippos St. Dragoumis (1890-1980)

Philippos St. Dragoumis was one of the many children of Stephanos and Eliza Dragoumis. He served as a diplomat, Member of Parliament, Minister and High Commissioner of Macedonia, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Defense, and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was also the author of several political treatises. 

Collection Number: GR GL PSD 025
Name (s) of Creator (s): Philippos St. Dragoumis (1890-1980)
Title: Philippos St. Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, French, English
Summary: The collection consists of official documents and papers relating to the public offices he held; various documents relating to the Macedonian struggle and the Macedonian question, Greek-Albanian relations, and the Cypriot question; personal notebooks; personal and family correspondence; awards; photographs; biographical information related to the Dragoumis family history and newspaper clippings about Philippos Dragoumis.Historical photos from the Philippos Dragoumis Papers are also available online via the Digital Library of the American School of Classical Studies (http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/). Also see the printed catalogue: Chr. Varda, Archeio Philippou Fragoumi (1890-1980). Eureterio, Athens: Gennadius Library, 1993.
Quantity: 11 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Philippos St. Dragoumis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Φίλιππου Στ. Δραγούμη)

Ion St. Dragoumis (1878-1920)

Ion Dragoumis, one of the many children of Stephanos and Eliza Dragoumis, played a central role in the Greek politics of the early 20th century. He served initially as a diplomat in Istanbul, Rome and St. Petersburg and worked with a passion for the annexing of Macedonia to the Greek state. He was elected a Member of the Greek Parliament (1915), but was soon exiled to Corsica (1917) and to the island of Skopelos (1919) after coming into conflict with Eleutherios Venizelos. He was assassinated by his political opponents in Athens in 1920. 

Collection Number: GR GL ISD 024
Name (s) of Creator (s): Ion St. Dragoumis (1878-1920)
Title: Ion Dragoumis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary: The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence relating to his diplomatic and other state positions together with documents relating to issues of foreign affairs such as the Macedonian issue, the Greek diplomatic relations with other countries, and the Greek-Ottoman relations. It also includes drafts of his various publications, newspaper clippings and photographs. Part of the correspondence and photographs of the Ion Dragoumis Papers are accessible via the Digital Library of the American School of Classical Studies  (http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/digital-library/resources-listing-all-departments/, under Modern Greece Historical Documents).
Quantity: 13 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of  {Philippos Dragoumis, 1960
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Ion St. Dragoumis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Ίωνος Δραγούμη)

Odysseus Elytis Papers

Odysseus Elytis, a well-known poet, was awarded the 1979 Nobel Prize for Literature by the Swedish Academy. The Academy wrote that "his poetry against the background of Greek tradition depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear sightedness modern man’s struggle for freedom and creativeness." His first collection of poems, entitled Orientations, was published in 1940.  His next important poetic collection and what is still considered his magnum opus, The Axion Esti, appeared in 1959. Selected sections of this work were set to music by Mikis Theodorakis. In the early 1970’s, Elytis published several collections of poems, such as The Light-Tree and the Monogram in 1971, The Sovereign Sun and the Rhos of Eros in 1972.  A year before he received the Nobel Prize, Maria Nepheli was published. After receiving his Nobel Prize, Elytis continued publishing poetry and prose until his death; Three Poems under a Flag of Convenience (1982), The Little Seafarer (1985), The Elegies of Jutting Rock (1991), and West of Sorrow (1995), to mention some of his post-Nobel work.

Collection Number: GR GL OE 043
Name(s) of Creator(s): Odysseus Elytis (1911-1996)
Title: Odysseus Elytis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, French, English
Summary: The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, collages, drawings, publications and studies of Elytis’ work, posters, invitations, catalogues of publishing houses, pamphlets, record albums of his poetry put to music, tapes of lectures and interviews, newspaper clippings, photographs, books some of which with handwritten dedications to the poet, personal documents, medals and other awards.
Quantity:  8.50 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Odysseus Elytis, 1976
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Odysseus Elytis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Οδυσσέα Ελύτη)

Nikos V. Fandrides (1888-1914)

Nikos V. Fandrides studied law. Well educated and with a knowledge of several European languages, Fandrides wrote several studies about European philosophers and poets of the 19th century. His work brought him close to poet Kostis Palamas, whose work Fandrides intended to make known in Europe. Hs premature death in 1914, however, put an end to this plan. 

Collection Number: GR GL NF 101
Name (s) of Creator (s): Nikos Fandrides (1888-1914)
Title: Nikos Fandrides Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of a small number of letters from Kostis Palamas to Nikos Fandrides, as well as books given to Fandrides by Kostis Palamas
Quantity: 0.50 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Agni Vlavianou Arvaniti, 2011
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Nikos V. Fandrides Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Νίκου Φανδρίδη)

Nikos Fokas Papers

Described as one of the most important figures in postwar Greek literature, poet Nikos Fokas and his wife Angela have donated the poet's personal papers to the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Born in Kefalonia in 1927, Nikos Fokas lived in London from 1960 to 1974 and worked in the Greek division of the BBC World Service. He has published several collections of poetry and has translated extensively the work of Thomas Hardy, Thomas de Quincy, Robert Frost and Philip Larkin. An Honorary Fellow at the University of Iowa, and a former Stanly J. Seeger Writer-in-Residence in the Hellenic Studies Program at Princeton University, the poet has also received the Grand Prize in Literature from the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Medal of Distinction in Letters from the Athens Academy of Arts and Sciences for lifetime achievement. Author and literary critic Thanasis Valtinos has said: "Fokas is a unique and singular presence in our postwar poetry. His poetic work - dense, solid, unpredictable - distinguishes itself from the plethora of poems by his peers through its depth of reflection, its poetic clarity, the precision of its design, and its stringent antilyrical tone."

Collection Number: GR GL NEF 112
Name(s) of Creator(s): Nikos Fokas (1927- )
Title: Nikos Fokas Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of manuscripts of his poems, essays and translations, correspondence, notes (τετράδια εργασίας), photos, and some audio material.
Quantity: 1.97 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Nikos and Angela Fokas, 2013
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Nikos Fokas Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Νίκου Φωκά)

Ford Foundation in Greece (1970-1976) 

In April 2009, Kaiti Myrivili, consultant to the Ford Foundation in Greece from 1970 to 1982, gave the ASCSA Archives the records of her work. These papers include the grant applications made by individuals and institutions and notices of acceptance or rejection of the applications, reports of the grantees’ work, newspaper clippings about the work and the controversy surrounding the Ford Foundation in Greece, Ford Foundation brochures, and other miscellaneous papers. In the course of the years covered by these papers, the Ford Foundation awarded grants to over one hundred Greeks and over twenty Greek organizations and institutions in the fields of painting, sculpture, graphic arts, creative writing, translation, literature, theater, film, music, musicology, dance, architecture, history, archaeology, art history, philosophy, anthropology and sociology. Almost $7,000,000 was awarded to these grantees during this period—the largest amount awarded any country outside the United States over the same period of time. The collection has been processed and catalogued by Lisabeth Ward Papageorgiou.

Quantity: 2.70 linear meters.
Gift of Kaiti Myrivili, 2009.  

Amvrosios Frantzis (1869-1953)

Amvrosios Frantzis, an army officer and descendant of a well-known Byzantine family, served as a diplomat in Istanbul and Sofia (1910-1912), and was a close partner of Prime Minister Eleutherios Venizelos. He participated in the Greek- Turkish War of 1897, the Goudi Military League (1909), and the Balkan Wars. From 1917 to 1922 he served as military attache at the Greek Embassy in London. In 1926 he was appointed military attache to the Prime Minister Kountouriotis. His papers include personal notes about his military career, literary notes, newspaper clippings, materal related to the “Πατριωτικός Όμιλος”, his unpublished memoirs, and correspondence. 

Ioannis Frantzis (1909-1984)

Ioannis Frantzis, son of Amvrosios, served as a diplomat in the Greek Embassies of Albania and Egypt before being appointed Director of the Political Office of Prime Minister George Papandreou (1944), and later, in the service of Prime Minister K. Tsaldaris. In 1947, Ioannis Frantzis served as diplomat in Praetoria and the following year in Washington, D.C. From 1950 to 1953 he served as Head of the Diplomatic Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1953 to 1958 he was Councellor and Head of the Press Office of the Greek Embassy in London. From 1959 to 1964 he was appointed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from 1965 to 1967 he was Greece’s ambassador to India. The collection consists of political, diplomatic and personal papers and correspondence. With the papers of Ambrosios and Ioannis Frantzis also came a collection of 67 letters addressed to Konstantinos Oikonomou (1824-1855)  concerning the Orthodox Church. Konstantinos Oikonomos (1780-1854) was a priest and educator, one of the best known Greek ecclesiastical writers and preacher. Most of the letters come from Alexandros Stourzas, who was a prominent member of the Greek community of Odessa, a diplomat of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and an active member of the Greek community and the church.  There are also letters from Pozos Ioannis, Panas Eusebios and others.  

Collection Number: GR GL AIF 047
Name (s) of Creator (s): Amvrosios Frantzis (1869-1953), Ioannis Frantzis (1909-1984)
Title:  Ioannis and Amvrosios Frantzis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary: The collection consists of personal correspondence, personal memoirs and documents, literary papers, newspaper clippings and photos of Ioannis Frantzis and his father Amvrosios. It also includes a collection of 67 letters addressed to Konstantinos Oikonomou (1824-1855) concerning the Orthodox Church
Quantity: 3.02 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of K. Psimmenos, 1985
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Amvrosios and Ioannis Frantzis Papers

Giannis Galanos (Panitsas) (-) 

Twenty-eight (28) diaries of the poet Giannis Galanos, a pseudonym of Giannis Panitsas. The diaries are dated in 1954- 1963, and contain information concerning his stay in London, as student of Medicine and in Athens, where he studied Law. 

Quantity: 1 box
Gift of Giannis Panitsas, 1978 

Georgios Galavaris-Kurt Weitzmann collection

Kurt Weitzmann (1904-1993), professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, has made an extraordinary contribution to the history of medieval art and more specifically to the studies of Byzantine manuscript illumination. G. Galavaris (1926-2003) was a student of K. Weitzmann at Princeton and a distinguished Byzantinist himself. He was a professor at McGill University at Montreal where he set the foundations for teaching ancient Greek and Byzantine art. In collaboration with K. Weitzmann, they published a monograph on the illuminated Greek manuscripts of the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mt Sinai.

Collection Number: GR GL GGKW 094
Name(s) of Creator(s): Georgios Galavaris (1926-2003) - Kurt Weitzmann (1904-1993)
Title: Georgios Galavaris-Kurt Weitzmann Collection
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Language(s): German
Summary: The collection consists of one album with black and white photographs as well as loose photographs, mostly colored. According to a handwritten note on the cover of the album the photographs belonged to K. Weitzmann and were given to G. Galavaris. There is also a PhD diploma awarded to Wilhelm Weitzmann, father of Kurt.
Quantity:  0.12 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Ms. Maria Galavari- Damianou (sister of G. Galavaris), 2006
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Georgios Galavaris-Kurt Weitzmann Collection (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Συλλογή Γεωργίου Γαλάβαρη- Kurt Weitzmann)

George Gennadius (1786-1854)

Educational writings by George Gennadius, scholar and "teacher" of the nation. Official documents of the Ministry of Religion and Education as well as responses by Gennadius concerning educational matters. Private correspondence.

Collection Number: GR GL GG 001
Name (s) of Creator (s): George Gennadius (1786-1854)
Title: George Gennadius Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of official documents of the Ministry of Religion and Education, George Gennadius' writings and personal correspondence
Quantity: 0.75  linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Joannes Gennadius, 1926
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, George Gennadius Papers

Joannes Gennadius (1844-1932)

An eminent diplomat, scholar, and bibliophile, Joannes Gennadius is also the founder of the Gennadeion. The bulk of the material dates from the 1880s up to the year of his death 1932. The archive is divided into nine series: Series I. Correspondence; Series II: Scholarly Papers by J. Gennadius; Series III: Personal papers and documents; Series IV: War Relief; Series V: Greek communities outside reece; Series VI: The Gennadius Library; Series VII: Photographs; Series VIII: The Konstantinos Magakis Collection; Series IX: Miscellaneous. Another large part of his archive, mostly with earlier material, is contained in the so-called Scrapbooks. The researcher should consult both collections.

Collection Number: GR GL JG 002
Name (s) of Creator (s): Joannes Gennadius (1844-1932)
Title: Joannes Gennadius Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary: The collection consists of personal correspondence, documents, scholarly papers of Joannes Gennadius and photos
Quantity: 3 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Joannes Gennadius, 1926
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Joannes Gennadius Papers

Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Papers

Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas a leading painter, sculptor, engraver, writer and academic was born in Athens where at an early age he took painting lessons from Constantinos Parthenis. Later, in Paris he first exhibited his work in 1923 and in 1934 when he decided to return to Athens was already a respected artist. His style combines elements of Cubism, with the light, nature and architecture of Greece. As a Professor of Drawing at the National Technical University of Athens School of Architecture (1941-1958) he influenced a whole generation of artists. He also illustrated a number of books, including N. Kazantzakis’ "Odyssey", Longos’ "Daphne and Chloe" and C.P. Cavafy’s "Poems" [based on information from http://www.benaki.gr/index.asp?id=101020101&lang=en]

Collection Number: GR GL NHG 036
Name(s) of Creator(s): Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas (1906-1994)
Title: Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Papers
Date [bulk]: 1940-1966
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Language(s): Greek, French, English
Summary: The collection consists of the manuscript of Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas’ Greek translation of "The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo," by Edward Lear, parts of his French translation of the Odyssey by Nikos Kazantzakis, a manuscript of Odyssey’s translation by Robert Levesque, and notes by Kimon Friar concerning the English translation of Kazantzakis’ Odyssey. In addition, the collection includes thirty-five original drawings by Ghikas created for the publication of the Odyssey, as well as thirteen original drawings concerning the publication of Poems, 1896-1933, by C. Cavafy.
Quantity:  0.26 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas, 1973
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Nikos Hadjikyriakos-Ghikas Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Νίκου Χατζηκυριάκου-Γκίκα)

Demetrios Kapetanakis Papers

The poet Demetrios Kapetanakis was born in Smyrna, but after the Asia Minor destruction of 1922 his family moved to Athens. In Greece he studied political science and economics at the University of Athens. He continued at the University of Heidelberg from where he received his doctorate in Philosophy. In 1939, with a fellowship from the British Council, he went to the University of Cambridge where he studied under Dadie Rylands, a leading Shakespeare scholar. After leaving Cambridge he worked briefly for the Press Office of the Greek Embassy in London. Kapetanakis wrote many literary essays on such people as Proust, Rimbaud, Dostoyevsky, Horace Walpole and Charlotte Bronte. He died from leukemia in 1944. His poetry was published posthumously by John Lehmann in 1947, with the title Demetrios Capetanakis: A Greek Poet in England.

Collection Number: GR GL DAK 044
Name(s) of Creator(s): Demetrios Kapetanakis (1912-1944)
Title: Demetrios Kapetanakis Papers
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Language(s): English
Summary: The papers of Demetrios Kapetanakis include manuscripts (essays, poems), personal papers (passport, notes), correspondence, particularly with John Lehmann (1940-1944), publications on Kapetanakis, and newspaper clippings.
Quantity:  0.35 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of John Lehmann, 1977
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Demetrios Kapetanakis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Δημήτρη Καπετανάκη)

Konstantinos D. Karavidas (1890-1973)

Konstantinos Karavidas served for years in the Agricultural Bank of Greece and is known for his contribution to the modernization of agriculture in Greece. Before joining the Agricultural Bank in 1932, he served as a high-rank officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1915-1917). He is also the author of several treatises on agricultural matters; publisher of the periodical "Koinotes"(1922-1924); and author of several works of literature.  See also M. Korasidou and D. Samiou, "Το αρχείο του Κωνσταντίνου Καραβίδα (1890-1973)", The New Griffon, v. 3, 1992, pp. 8-12). For a recent essay on “koinotismos” and the work of Konstantinos Karavidas see Κοινοτισμός, Μια αίγλη φωτός!, ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΙΑ Κυριακή 07.11.2010

Collection Number: GR GL KDK 049
Name (s) of Creator (s): Konstantinos Karavidas (1890-1973)
Title: Konstantinos Karavidas Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English
Summary: The collection consists of official documents; memoranda; treatises and newspaper clippings pertaining to Macedonia and the works of the Agricultural Bank (i.e. land reclamation, loans); personal correspondence and literary manuscripts; periodicals; and newspapers
Quantity: 15 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition:  Gift of Zoe Karavida - Kalliga, 1987-1990
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and  available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Konstantinos Karavidas Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Κωνσταντίνου Καραβίδα)

Ioannis Karavitis (1883-1949)

Ioannes Karavitis was born in Crete in 1883. He was a member of the Pavlos Melas forces in the Macedonian Struggle along with other Cretans. He also participated in the Balkan Wars. He died in Athens in 1949 and was buried in the First Cemetery. The material deposited at the Gennadius Library Archives consists of photocopies of his memoirs concerning his participation in the Macedonian Struggle (published by George Petsivas in two volumes Ο Μακεδονικός Αγών. Απομνημονεύματα. Εισαγωγή – Επιμέλεια- Σχόλια, Γιώργος Πετσίβας (Αθήνα 1994), and his participation in the Balkan Wars (1912-3) and the fight for Northern Epirus. 



Gift of George Petsivas, 1997  

George Kastriotis Papers

Sculptor, a student of the famous 20th century classicist sculptor Emile-Antoine Bourdelle and a graduate of the Acadèmie de la Grande Chaumière. In 1928 Kastriotis returned to Athens and passed the examinations at the School of Fine Arts of the Athens Polytechnic School. From 1935 to 1936 he also worked as a conservator at the National Archaeological Museum and the Acropolis Museum. Kastriotis exhibited his sculptures in Athens, Paris, Stockholm and Copenhagen. George Kastriotis was also the nephew and godchild of Sophia Schliemann, a member of the Kastromenos (later Kastriotis) family. See also Maria Voltera, “The Kastriotis Papers: Portrait of an Artist,” ASCSA Newsletter, Winter 2003, no. 49, p. G3.

Collection Number: GR GL GK 071
Name(s) of Creator(s): George Kastriotis (1910-1969)
Title: George Kastriotis Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: His family correspondence contains letters of Sophia Schliemann and other members of the Kastromenos and Pavlidis families. His papers contain also personal documents, newspaper clippings, artistic drawings, drafts and blueprints of mechanisms he invented and designed as well as some pieces of his artwork.
Quantity:  1.34 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mary Kastrioti, 2000
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, George Kastriotis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Γιώργου Καστριώτη)

Vasilis Kazantzis (-) 

Letters from prominent Greek literary figures (e.g., Elytis, Kakridis, Karagatsis, Papanoutsos, Seferis, Theotokas, Venezis) to Vasilis Kazantzis, translator and staff member of the British Council. Also one letter from Andreas Papandreou. Letters to members of the Kazantzis family (1899-1901). 

Quantity: Nineteen (19) letters   

Andreas Kordellas Papers

Mineralogist and Professor of Geology and Mineralogy in the Greek Military Cadet School. He was the first to notice and study the possibility of exploitation of the ancient lead mines of Laurion. His scientific work and the reports he submitted to the Ministry of Finance formed the basis for the first laws concerning the mining enterprise of Modern Greece. From 1864 to 1873, he worked as a Product Engineer in the French-Italian mining company Roux-Serpieri-Fressynet C.E. During the years 1877-1879 he conducted research on the hydraulic system of Attica. Finally, he served as Director of the Greek Mining Company (1887-1891). 

Collection Number: GR GL AK 062
Name (s) of Creator (s): Andreas Kordellas (1836-1909)
Title: Andreas Kordellas Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English
Summary: The collection consists of personal diaries and account books
Quantity: 0.5 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Eleni Kordella, 1996
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and  available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Andreas Kordellas Papers

Dimitry Levidis Papers

The musical scores of composer Dimitry Levidis (1886-1951) were recently added to the Archives of the Gennadius Library to supplement the other two important musical collections of the library, those of Dimitri Mitropoulos and Theodore Vavayannis. Born in Athens, Levidis spent the largest past of his life abroad, especially in France. By serving in the French army during WWI, Levidis acquired the French citizenship. During his time in France his compositions were played widely. The famous conductor Serge Koussevitzky frequently included the works of Levidis in his so-called Concerts Koussevitzky, which he held in France from 1921 to 1929. Levidis also experimented with Maurice Martenot’s ondes musicales, an early electronic musical instrument. In fact, Levidis’ Poéme symphonique was presented at the first public appearance of the instrument at the Paris Opera in 1928. In 1932 Levidis, after many years abroad, decided to return to Greece. During his Greek years he produced music that can be characterized Greek, although always influenced by the French impressionism. With a small part of his compositions deposited at the National Library of Greece, the rest of his work was, until recently, believed lost. The recently acquired works of Levidis at the Gennadius library include: De profundis (opus 46), L’Iliade (opus 62), Le gars et la mort (opus 64), Stances symphoniques (opus 49), Berceuse pour un gendarme (opus 65), Petite suite, Aria (opus 12), Impromptu (opus 32), Eolienne (opus 14), and others.

Collection Number: GR GL DL 098
Name (s) of Creator (s): Dimitry Levidis (1886-1951)
Title: Dimitry Levidis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, French
Summary: The collection consists of musical scores of published and unpublished works of Dimitry Levidis.
Quantity: 3.6 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Rita Thompson Bouboulidi, 2010
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Dimitry Levidis Papers

Yorgos and Spyros Loulakakis

Letters and post cards by author Nikos Kazantzakis to Yorgos and Spyros Loulakakis, other handwritten notes by Nikos Kazantzakis, and a manuscript by politician Panayotis Kanellopoulos.

Quantity: 0.20 linear meter
Gift of Spyros Loulakakis, 1998  

Spyridon Marinatos Papers

Spyridon Marinatos was one of the most important Greek archaeologists, best known for his excavations at Akrotiri, on the island of Thera. This small collection consists of about 500 letters, most from the time that Marinatos was Ephor of Antiquites on Crete, and the period (1937-1939) of his service as Director of Antiquities in the Ministry of Education before he was appointed professor of Archaeology at the University of Athens.

Collection Number: GR GL SNM 102
Name(s) of Creator(s): Spyridon Marinatos (1901-1974)
Title: Spyridon Marinatos Papers
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Language(s): Greek, German, English
Summary: The collection consists of correspondence (from 1929 to 1939). The collection includes letters from important Greek and foreign archaeologists including George Mylonas, Konstantinos Rhomaios, Nikolaos Platon, Ioannis Meliadis, Stephanos Xanthoudides, Georg Karo, R.W. Hutchinson, and W. Doerpfeld, as well as Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas.
Quantity:  0.24 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Nanno Marinatos, 2011
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Spyridon Marinatos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Σπυρίδωνος Μαρινάτου)

Alexandros Matsas Papers

Greek diplomat and literary figure. He studied law at the University of Athens and was a graduate of the Department of Economics and Political Science of Christ Church College, Oxford. His long diplomatic career began in 1934. He served as Ambassador of Greece in Ankara, Turkey (1959-1962) and in Washington D.C., USA  (1962-1967). He resigned in September 1967 and moved back to Greece. His literary works include several published collections of poetry and theatrical plays.

Collection Number: GR GL AM 118
Name(s) of Creator(s): Alexandros Matsas (1911-1969)
Title: Alexandros Matsas Papers
Date [bulk]: 1963-1966, 1967
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: Telegrams from and to the Greek Embassy in Washington, D.C., concerning the Cypriot issue (1963-1966); and one folder with material from 1967.
Quantity:  0.30 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Roxane Matsas, 2014
Information about Access: The collection is not available for research.
 

Nikolaos G. Mavris Papers

Nikolaos Mavris studied medicine while pursuing his interests in literature and law. His family origins were from the island of Kasos. Just before World War II, Mavris settled in the United States where he founded the "National Dodecanesian Council" and became very active in all issues concerning the Dodecanese Question. In 1948, after his return to Greece and the Liberation of the Dodecanese, Mavris was elected First General Governor of the Dodecanese. Later he became a Member of the Greek Parliament. His work on the bibliography of the Dodecanese was awarded the first prize by the Academy of Athens.

Collection Number: GR GL ΝΜ 050
Name(s) of Creator(s): Nikolaos G. Mavris (1899-1978)
Title: Nikolaos Mavris Papers
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Language(s): Greek, Italian, English
Summary: The collection consists of documents, correspondence, photographs, periodicals, and local newspapers, relating to the history and administration of the Dodecanese (especially the function of the National Dodecanesian Council), as well as material pertaining to the establishment of the Greek Bibliographic Society. Of great interest is Mavris’ rich collection of newspapers issued in Greece and abroad concerning the Dodecanese.
Quantity:  15.30 linear meters (catalogued)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Nikolaos Mavris’ heirs, 1988
Information about Access: The collection has not been fully processed; only the catalogued material is available for research. Photographs from the Mavris Papers are available online via the Digital Library of the American School of Classical Studies (http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/archives/). 
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Nikolaos Mavris Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Νικολάου Μαυρή)

Evi Melas Collection

Evi Melas was correspondent of the German press, namely the newspapers Die Welt, Mϋncher Merkur, Stuttgarter Zeitung during 1959-1967 and after the fall of the military junta in 1974, she worked for the Sϋddeutsche Zeitung, RIAS Berlin, Christ und Welt, Merian, and others. Between 1969-1990 she wrote, published and translated among other works, nine guide books on Greece and the history of Greek art, as well as one guide book on Rumania. These books were translated in many languages and made multiple editions. Perhaps her most well-known book is Temples and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece: A Companion Guide (1973). She was a member of the International Press Institute (IPI). Evi Melas donated an electronic copy of her papers to the Archives of the Gennadius Library.

Collection Number: GR GL EM 096
Name(s) of Creator(s): Evi Melas (1930-2010)
Title: Evi Melas Papers
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Language(s): German, Greek
Summary: The collection consists of scanned press clippings of Greek and German newspapers with her articles and reportages, as well as book reviews, correspondence and a DVD of her book Licht über Hellas.
Quantity: 0.12 linear meters (3 DVD, 1 external hard disc, 1 memory stick)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Evi Melas, 2010
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Evi Melas Collection (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Συλλογή Εύης Μελά)

Melas Family Photographic Collection

Collection Number: GR GL MF 104 
Name (s) of Creator (s): Leon Melas (1872-1897), Andromache Schliemann-Melas (1871-1962), Michael L. Melas (1895-1924), Alexandros L. Melas (1897-1969), Leandros L. Melas (1899-1964)
Title: Melas Family Photographic Collection
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Date [inclusive]: 1850-1969
Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of five photographic albums and a great number of loose photographs, and it documents the life of the family of Leon and Andromache (née Schliemann) Melas and their children Michael L. Melas (1895-1924), Alexandros L. Melas (1897-1969) and Leandros L. Melas (1899-1964).
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Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchase, 2012
Information about Access: The collection is being processed.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Melas Family Photographic Collection (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Φωτοφραφική Συλλογή Οικογενείας Μελά)

 

Dimitri Mitropoulos Papers

Dimitri Mitropoulos, a world-known conductor, served as the director of the Symphony Orchestras of Boston (1936-1938) and Minneapolis (1938-1949), as well as of the Philarmonic Orchestra (1949-1950) and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Collection Number: GR GL DM 029
Name (s) of Creator (s): Dimitri Mitropoulos Papers (1896-1960), Kaiti Katsoyanni
Title: Dimitri Mitropoulos Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary: The collection consists of handwritten sheet music of his works for the piano, songs, chamber music, works for orchestra, opera, etc; correspondence (1933-1953); letters to his friend Kaiti Katsoyanni (1920-1960); collections of newspaper clippings and interviews; musical reviews of his work as a composer and a conductor; programs of orchestral performances (Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitana Opera); photographs, audio tapes, etc.
Quantity: 3.20 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Kaiti Katsoyanni and James A. Dixon, 1963
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and  available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Dimitri Mitropoulos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Δημήτρη Μητρόπουλου)

David Richard Morier (1784-1877) 

David Richard Morier was an English diplomat who served in Egypt, the Dardanelles, and Constantinople. He also authored "Photo the Suliot, a Tale of Modern Greece", 1857. 

The collection consists of the correspondence of Demetrios Shkinas, a copy of a letter of Adamantios Koraes to George Shkinas, and a manuscript of Ρωσσοαγγλογάλλος, which is kept at the Library, one of the oldest novels in the history of Greek literature. 

Quantity: 0.1 linear meter
Gift of Mrs. Francis Cunnack, 1962

Konstantinos Mousouros (1807-1891) 

Konstatinos Mousouros, a Greek by birth and culture but a Turkish subject, served as the ambassador of Turkey to Greece (1840-1847). He remained in Athens until the famous "Mousouros incident" in 1847 which brought a temporary break in diplomatic relations between the two countries. From 1851 to his retirement in 1885, he was Turkish ambassador in London where, for many years, he and John Gennadius were diplomatic colleagues and friendly rivals. 

The collection consists of official documents relating to state affairs of the Ottoman Empire with Greece and other European countries. The most important section is the correspondence between Mousouros and his father-in-law Stephanos Vogoridis, Governor of Samos, where he gives an almost day-by-day account of all that was taking place there during the crucial period of the early Kingdom of Greece. 

Quantity: 2.10 linear meters 
Bought from G. Patriarcheas, 1971-1973

Michalis Myridakis

Michalis Myridakis served as an officer in the Greco-Italian War (1940-1941). During the Greek Civil War (1945-1949), he joined the Greek National Democratic Army. Myridakis has authored several books on the Greek Civil War. 

Copies (originals are kept in the General State Archives[GAK]) of documents, letters and notebooks relating to his activity in the E.D.E.S. ( Greek Democratic National Army) and N. Zervas during the Greek Civil War. 

1 folder, 33 documents 
Gift of Michalis Myridakis, 1989

Stratis Myrivilis Papers

Stratis Myrivilis is perhaps mostly known for his novels Life in the Tomb (1930), The Schoolmistress with the Golden Eyes (1933) and Vasiles (1943), novels widely read and very popular among generations of Greek readers. The bulk of his writings, however, consisted of newspaper articles (chronographemata) and texts for his radio programs, evidence that sheds light to another side of Myrivilis, that of an active journalist and broadcaster. Born on the island of Mytilene in 1892 he died in Athens in 1969 and lived through such sweeping events as the wars of the first half of the 20th century, the liberation of his native island, the rebellions and disillusionment, the despair and hope that followed World War II. No wonder so many of his stories are dominated by conflicting emotions and powerful contrasts. An ardent young patriot, who twice volunteered for war service and fought in the Balkan Wars, the campaign to Asia Minor, and also served as a reporter at the Albanian front, Myrivilis was no less a revolutionary idealist, a supporter of demotike and a pro-Venizelist, eventually to become known as one of the greatest prose writers of modern Greece.

Collection Number: GR GL SM 067
Name(s) of Creator(s): Stratis Myrivilis (1892-1969)
Title: Stratis Myrivilis Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of personal documents, manuscripts, papers delivered on various occasions, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and a press collection, including newspapers that Myrivilis himself published or directed and underground press that circulated during the German Occupation.
Quantity:  4.20 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Kaiti Myrivili, Haris and Eleni Myrivili and Drosoula Angelopoulou, 1999
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Stratis Myrivilis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Στρατή Μυριβήλη)

Elias Papademetrakopoulos Papers

Elias Papademetrakopoulos is a distinguished novelist and essay writer. He was born in Pyrgos in 1930. He was trained as a doctor at the Military Medical School of the University of Thessaloniki (1949-1955). His first novel under the title “Οι φρακασάνες” was published in the journal Αργώ of Kavalla in 1962 under a pseudonym. He published his works in several literary journals (Σκαπτή Ύλη, Ταχυδρόμος, Διάλογος, etc). He has been translated in French.

Collection Number: GR GL EP 085
Name(s) of Creator(s): Elias Papademetrakopoulos (1930- )
Title: Elias Papademetrakopoulos Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of articles and manuscripts of Elias Papademetrakopoulos, correspondence between Papademetrakopoulos and Elias Petropoulos, material about Petropoulos, and a number of photos taken by Elias Petropoulos at Pyrgos in 1974.
Quantity:  0.60 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Elias Papademetrakopoulos, 2006
Information about Access: The collection is available for research, however, according to the wish of the donor, the correspondence is not accessible until 2017.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Elias Papademetrakopoulos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Ηλία Παπαδημητρακόπουλου)

Georgios Papaioannou (1900-1986)

A doctor by training and a member of the Greek parliament since 1933, Georgios Papaioannou was the leader of the Trichonis sub-division of EDES (the prefecture of Trichonis is located in the area of Aetoloacarnania). After the end of the Greek Civil War, he served as mayor of Agrinion and member of the Greek Parliament. Part of his archive was published in 1999 (V. Lamnatos, Ανέκδοτα Ιστορικά Κείμενα της Εθνικής Αντιστάσεως του Γεωργίου Παπαϊωάννου), but the archive also contains a considerable amount of unpublished material. In addition to the papers relating to the Civil War, the archive also includes information about the recognition of the EDES guerilla fighters during the dictatorship in 1969. Other material includes many photographs from the mountains showing guerillas of EDES, various reports by Napoleon Zervas, the leader of EDES, correspondence between Papaioannou and British major G. McAdam, several issues of local newspapers (Παναιτωλική, Αχελώος, Χρόνος) from the 1950-1960s referring to the rivalry between ELAS and EDES, but also to internal disputes between the guerilla fighters of EDES (Papaioannou vs. Stelios Choutas, Papaioannou vs. Antonis Papapandoleon). 



Gift of Olga Patsiou, Demetra Papaioannou, and Nadia Tzevelekou, 2010
 

Yorgis Paulopoulos Papers

Yorgis Paulopoulos belongs to the first post-war generation of poets and along with a number of other poets and novelists all born in Eleia (Elis), such as Takis Sinopoulos, Nikos Kachtitses and Elias Papademetrakopoulos, they form an interesting group of intellectuals bound with strong ties of friendship.  Paulopoulos, a respected figure in the modern Greek literary scene and a poet associated with George Seferis, had a trivial job in the local bus company and lived all his life in his home-town Pyrgos. The impact of nearby ancient Olympia, which he had visited thousands of times as he himself says in one of his interviews, and the Eleian landscape, especially the rivers Ladon, Alpheios and Erymanthos, is evident in his work. He published his first poems in 1943 in the journal Odysseas of Pyrgos and ever since published over six collections of poems, the most recent posthumously under the title Να μην τους ξεχάσω (Kedros 2008). His most famous collections, The Cellar, The Passkeys and A Little Sand, were translated into English, the first by Peter Levi, the others by Darlene Fife. Seferis described the poetry of Paulopoulos as being effective without any ornaments (‘ψιμύθια’). Paulopoulos collaborated with his friend Takis Sinopoulos in writing jointly experimental poetry. Like Sinopoulos, he was an amateur painter and had participated in a panhellenic art show.

Collection Number: GR GL GP 082
Name(s) of Creator(s): Yorgis Paulopoulos (1924-2008)
Title: Yorgis Paulopoulos Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of correspondence with George Seferis and Nikos Kachtitses, as well as various typescripts of their work in progress given to Paulopoulos. Seferis’ letters to Paulopoulos date from 1962 to 1971 and provide evidence for a warm relationship. Kachtitses’ letters to Paulopoulos cover the period from 1952 to 1967 and are written from Athens, Cameroon and Montreal where Kachtitses finally settled. There are also typewritten manuscripts of Kachtitses’ books with handwritten corrections, among which the best known is Ο Ήρωας της Γάνδης published in 1967. Paulopoulos’ own notes on Kachtitses’ work are an important addition to the collection.
Quantity:  0.24 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Yorgis Paulopoulos, 2004 and 2006
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Yorgis Paulopoulos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Γιώργη Παυλόπουλου)

Dimitris P. Petrokokkinos (1861-1941) 

Catalogue: V. Kalantzopoulou, Archeio D. Petrokokkinou (1861-1941), The New Griffon, v. 3, 1992, pp. 3-7. 

Letters and postcards written from Y. Psycharis (1900-20), P. Vlastos (1920-40), and I.N. Mavrkordatos (1932-40) to Petrokokkinos regarding literary, linguistic and publishing issues; bills, receipts, and catalogues. 

Quantity: 1 folder 
Gift of the heirs of D.P. Petrokokkinos, 1944 
 

Elias Petropoulos Papers

Elias Petropoulos, a well-known writer and essayist, wrote widely about aspects of Greek life which were rarely considered objects of serious study: the design of the ubiquitous balconies, courtyards, ironwork, and windows of Greek buildings, the methods and vocabulary of preparing coffee and the art of telling fortunes from coffee-grounds, or the specialized slang of the Greek homosexual scene.His major work, Rebetika, documents the lyrics and instrumentation of this music, as well as the lifestyle associated with it.

Collection Number: GR GL ENP 039
Name(s) of Creator(s): Elias Petropoulos (1928-2003)
Title: Elias Petropoulos Papers
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Quantity:  ca. 12 linear meters
Language(s): Greek, French
Summary: The collection includes his correspondence, original drawings by the author and other well-known Greek painters used for the illustration of his books, handwritten sheet music and lyrics of 1250 rebetika songs, photographs of musicians and singers, musical instruments, and other objects. See also Natalia Vogeikoff, "The Papers of Elias Petropoulos," The New Griffon, New Series 1, Athens: Gennadius Library 1996.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Gift of Elias Petropoulos, 1974-2003. Gift of Mary Koukoule, 2008.
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research


Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Elias Petropoulos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Ηλία Πετρόπουλου)
 

Panayiotis Pipinelis (1899-1970)

Politician and Prime Minister of Greece. Pipinelis studied law and served for many years as a diplomat in various Greek embassies and as Ambassador to Budapest (1936) and Sophia (1940). He became Minister of Foreign Affairs in the period 1947-1950. In 1952, Pipinelis became the permanent representative of Greece in NATO. In 1963 he was appointed Prime Minister of Greece by Queen Frederika, a position which he kept for a short time. His political career is characterized by his devotion to the royal family. In addition to his political career, Pipinelis wrote several books on the political history of Greece, such as "The Political History of the Greek Revolution" (1928), "The History of the Foreign Policy of Greece" (1948), and "Greece’s International Position and Social Problems" (1956). 

Collection Number: GR GL PP 040
Name (s) of Creator (s): Panayiotis Pipinelis (1899-1970)
Title: Panayiotis Pipinelis Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of political speeches, memoranda, interviews, and notes on issues of Greek internal and external affairs
Quantity: 0.15 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mrs Pipineli, 1974
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Panayiotis Pipinelis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Παναγιώτη Πιπινέλη)

Vangelis Raptopoulos (1959- )

Vangelis Raptopoulos has been characterized as “the most creative, the most passionate writer of his generation.” He is also considered to be the pioneer of the “1980s generation.” He first published in 1979 (In Pieces) when he was only 20 years old, and established himself as one of Greece’s most promising authors.  His next two publications Toll Gates (1982) and The Cicadas completed a trilogy-team portrait of his generation. The Cicadas also came out in English.  To date Raptopoulos has published 20 books, including The Incredible Story of Pope Joan (2000), a medieval novel about the only woman in history that became a Pope [inspired by Emmanuel Rhoides’ Pope Joan (Πάπισσα Ιωάννα) written in 1866], My Own America (2002) writing about his “journey” to contemporary American mass and serious literature, and The Great Sand (2007) a novel about Greece that disappears and changes. The Bachelor (1993) was adapted for Greek cinema, and Toll Gates for television.

The collection consists of first and second editions of the author's books, manuscripts, critiques, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual material.

Quantity: 4.38 linear meter
Gift of Vangelis Raptopoulos, 2012
 

Kleon R. Rangavis (1842-1917) 

Kleon Rizos-Rangavis was born in Athens in 1842 and died in Nice in 1917. After studying law in Berlin and Heidelberg, Rangavis served as diplomat in Washington, D.C., St. Petersburg, and Vienna, before being appointed Greece’s Ambassador to Sofia. Rangavis is especially known for his literary interests.

Collection Number: GR GL KRR 034
Name (s) of Creator (s): Kleon Rizos-Rangavis (1842-1917)
Title: Kleon Rizos-Rangavis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English
Summary: The collection consists of manuscripts and translations of the author's literary works, correspondence, newspaper clippings with reviews of his work, programmes, contracts and posters
Quantity: 0.30 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Alexander Rizos-Rangavis, 1972
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Kleon Rizo-Rangavis Papers
 

Rovertos Saragas (1927-1979) 

Rovertos Saragas was a dancer and choreographer. He was born in Rethymon, Crete in 1927 and was raised in Athens. He received his formal training and made his first appearances in Athens. In 1946 he earned a British government scholarship to study at the Saddlers Wells Theatre but he was not able to leave Greece for political reasons. In 1952 he went to Germany where he studied under the directions of Weigman. He also studied with Idzickovski in London. He made several appearances in Europe and collaborated with the Mary Wigman Studio, the Lamda Theatre in London, with actress Dorothy Tutin, and with the Stratford Royal Shakespeare Company.  Finally, Saragas taught at the famous R.A.D.A Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where he taught, produced and directed among others the following plays: ‘The Trojan Women’, ‘Agamemnon’, Bacchae’, ‘Oedipus Rex’.  He also conducted experimental work on ancient Greek plays with the Stratford Royal Shakespeare Company and made several appearances on TV.  Saragas died in his London home from a heart attack on 26 February 1979. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, photographs, tapes, posters and newspapers clippings. The collection is not processed.
 

Heinrich Schliemann Papers

Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890), a German businessman, is best known for his excavations at Troy, Mycenae, and Tiryns. After a successful career in trade (including gold dust and indigo dye), he retired as a wealthy man in 1858, to pursue a life in archaeology. After divorcing his first wife Ekaterina, he married Sophia Engastromenou in 1869, who became his life-long partner in his excavations.  Schliemann is considered to be the modern discoverer of prehistoric Greece.

Collection Number: GR GL HS 003
Name(s) of Creator(s): Heinrich Schliemann
Title: Heinrich Schliemann Papers
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Language(s): English, French, German, Greek, and other languages
Summary: The papers contain diaries, correspondence, manuscripts, personal documents, photographs, economic documents and registers, expenditure books, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings.
Quantity: 14,5 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Purchased from the Melas family, 1962-1966. On the acquisition history of the Schliemann papers, see also S. A. H. Kennell, “Schliemann and his Papers: A Tale from the Gennadeion Archives,” Hesperia 76:4 (2007), pp. 785-817 [http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/publications/Hesperia/]; and D. F. Easton, "The Schliemann Papers," Annual of the British School of Archaeology 77 (1982), pp. 93-110.
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research


Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Heinrich Schliemann Papers
 

Sophia Schliemann (1852-1932)

 

George Seferis Papers

George Seferis was born in Smyrna in 1900 and moved to Athens when he was fourteen. He studied law in Paris (1918-1924), and joined the Greek diplomatic service in 1926. From 1957 to 1962 he served as Greece’s Ambassador in London. His first collection of poetry, Turning Point, was published in 1931. In 1963, he was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature. His poetic writings include Mythistorema, three collections under the title Log-Book (I-III), and the Three Secret Poems. Seferis who belongs to the so-called “Generation of Thirties”, is also a distinguished essayist, diarist and translator.

Collection Number: GR GL GS 37
Name(s) of Creator(s): George Seferis (1900-1971)
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10.80 linear meters
Language(s): Greek, English, French
Summary: The collection contains manuscripts, translations of his works, documents pertaining to his diplomatic career, correspondence (family, personal, congratulations on the Nobel Prize, obituaries, etc.), texts by friends and acquaintances, personal papers, awards, and newspaper clippings.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Maro Seferi, 1972, 1996
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research


Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, George Seferis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Γιώργου Σεφέρη)

Takis Sinopoulos Papers

Takis Sinopoulos, a doctor by profession, was one of the most admired and honored Greek poets of the first post-war generation. A native of Pyrgos (Elis), together with a number of poets and novelists from the area, some of which were childhood friends, such as Yorgis Pavlopoulos, Nikos Kachtitses and Elias Papademetrakopoulos, they formed a distinct group of the modern Greek literary scene. Sinopoulos has based his poetry on his traumatic experience of the Italian War (1940-1941), the German-Italian occupation (1941-1944) and the Greek Civil War (1945-1949).  According to Kimon Friar, who has translated into English a selection of poems, under the title Landscape of Death, Sinopoulos in all his poetry “remained obsessed by the cataclysmic events of those years… The world is depicted as a ravaged land of black cypress trees, inhabited by the ‘wandering dead,’ where the sea has turned to stone…” His poetic collections include Midpoint (1951), Cantos (1953), Acquaintance with Max (1956), Night and Counterpoint (1959), Deathfeast (1972), Chronicle (1975), etc.  Composer Mikis Theodorakis has made some of Sinopoulos' poetry into songs. Of special interest is the material that Sinopoulos had collected for a book he was planning to write on Nikos Kachtitses that forms a distinct sub-collection.

Collection Number: GR GL TS 073
Name(s) of Creator(s): Takis Sinopoulos (1917-1981)
Title: Takis Sinopoulos Papers
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Quantity: 4.55 linear meters
Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection contains manuscripts, translations of his works, correspondence, personal documents and belongings, works by others, notes, newspaper clippings. Material on Nikos Kachtitses includes manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings and various documents.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Bequeathed by Maria Sinopoulou, 1991 [deposited at the GL Archives in 2001]
Information about Access: The papers are being processed and are available for research by appointment.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Takis Sinopoulos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Τάκη Σινόπουλου) 

Stephanos Skouloudis (1838-1928)

Stephanos Skouloudis, a successful businessman and one of the co-founders of the Bank of Constantinople, became involved in Greek politics after he moved to Athens in 1876. With the outbreak of the Eastern Crisis Skouloudis was appointed as the Greek delegate in the negotiations with the Albanians. This was the starting point of a memorable political career. A close friend, political and personal, of Charilaos Trikoupis served in Trikoupis’ cabinets as Minister of Education, and Minister of Marine. Under Dimitrios Rallis’ government he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs. At the peak of his career, in the midst of the Great War and the big crisis in the Greek political scene with the severance in the relations of King Constantine and Eleftherios Venizelos, Skouloudis was summoned by the King to head the government for a short period of time (1915-1916). This was his last service to his country.  He died in August 19, 1928 in Athens. Skouloudis was an ardent lover of the arts and a very important collector. After his death he donated his collection of paintings to the National Gallery. He was also a philanthropist throughout his life. One of his most eminent donations was the creation of the Opthalmological Clinic at Baloukli in Constantinople. 

Collection Number: GR GL SS 048
Name (s) of Creator (s): Stephanos Skouloudis (1838-1928)
Title: Stephanos Skouloudis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, French, Italian
Summary: The collection consists of Skouloudis’ official correspondence, scrapbooks of press cuttings, and books from his private library. They provide a wealth of information for the political career of Skouloudis and modern Greek history in the last part of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th.  Skouloudis was also the founder of the Lake Compais Company Ltd (1883), which undertook the project of the drainage of the Copais Lake in the late 19th century.
Quantity: 9 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of G. Athenogenni, 1986
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Stephanos Skouloudis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Στέφανου Σκουλούδη)
 

Skouze-Grypari Family

Panagis Skouzes (1776-1847), one of the first members of the Philike Etaireia, supplied the first Greek army with guns for the War of Independence of 1821, on his own expenses. Georgios Skouzes (1811-1884), son of Panagis, was originally involved in commerce in Trieste, but later participated in the establishment of the National Bank of Greece, the Ionian-Industrial Bank, and the Athens-Peiraeus Railway Company. 

The collection consists of legal and commercial documents of the Skouze commercial firm, notes on architecture, periodicals, and newspapers. 

Quantity: 0.10 linear meter 
Gift of Marietta and Helen Grypari, 1962-1963 
 

Athanasios Souliotis-Nikolaidis (1878-1945)

Athanasios Souliotis, an army officer who taught Geography in the Cadett Academy, participated in the Macedonian Struggle under the name Nikolaidis. In 1908, together with Ion Dragoumis, they established the so-called secret organization of Constantinople. Souliotis partcipated in the Balkan Wars and saved Thessaloniki by warning the Greeks of the impending invasion of the Bulgarians. In 1934, Souliotis was elected head of the Nome of Florina, while in 1935, he was elected General Commander of Thrace. 

Collection Number: GR GL ASN 035
Name (s) of Creator (s): Athanasios Souliotis-Nikolaidis (1878-1945)
Title: Athanasios Souliotis -Nikolaidis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, French, English
Summary: The collection consists of personal correspondence; manuscripts (memoirs, historical treatises, literary texts); documents relating to the public offices Souliotis held; newspaper clippings; and a photographic collection of the Macedonian struggle, the Balkan Wars, and the campain to Asia Minor. For the catalogue see Eleni Fournaraki, Archeio Athanasiou Soulioti-Nikolaidi, Athens:Gennadius Library, 1992
Quantity: 2.40 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Sophia Soulioti, 1973
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Athanassios Souliotis-Nikolaidis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Αθανάσιου Σουλιώτη -Νικολαίδη)
 

Bayard Stockton (1930-2006) 

American journalist, author of Phoenix with a bayonet; a journalis’s interim report on the Greek Revolution (1971). During the 1950’s he worked as officer in Berlin and in London while being a freelance reporter for Newsweek and BBC. In 1964 he moved to Greece being the Greek, Cyprus and Turkey correspondent of ABC Radio News and the West German Radio and TV. His papers contain information (correspondence, magnetic tapes, maps, and photographs) concerning the publication of Phoenix with a Bayonet and the creation of a film on the Battle of Crete in WW2. Stockton also collected information on the history of the famous Athenian hotel Great Bretagne. Returning to the U.S. in 1980, Stockton freelanced in San Francisco, mostly for British media, until he settled in Santa Barbara. There he was copy-editor on the Santa Barbara News-Press; and, for three years, Associated Press award-winning commentator, host and reviewer for a local radio station. 
 

Dorothy H. Sutton

Dorothy Horrax Sutton was born in Montclair, New Jersey in 1873, daughter of Mr and Mrs Edwin Horrax. She was trained as a kindergarten teacher.  In 1918 she went to France where she directed various relief works. In the fall of 1919 Sutton returned to America. At that time the Near East Relief Organization was looking for specialized personnel to direct the work of establishing kindergartens in the Near East. She was approached by the organization and agreed to go over for a year as a volunteer worker. She arrived in Constantinople in 1920 and stayed there for a period of six months.  Her next assignment was Caucasus and relief work with the Armenians in the region. At Erivan D.H. Sutton stayed about a year as director of the Near East work there. Subsequently she was sent to Ismit, Anatolia. With the end of the Greek-Turkish War and the subsequent exchange of populations Mrs Sutton was assigned to be in charge of the work of repatriating people from one country to the other. Sutton was sent to Salonica, where she served for fourteen months. With only a three weeks’ holiday in the United States D. H. Sutton continued to work in Greece up to 1926. Sutton in recognition of her work in directing the rehabilitation of the Greek refugees was decorated with the Croix of St Zaviere by King George of Greece. She was also decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal of the Near East Relief.

Collection Number: GR GL DHS 046
Name (s) of Creator (s): Dorothy Horrax Sutton (1873-?)
Title: Dorothy Horrax Sutton Papers
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Language(s): English, Greek
Summary: Letters of Dorothy Sutton, member of the Near East Relief, from Constantinople, South Russia, Greece (Loutraki, Kephallonia, Syros, Thessaloniki) to her family in the United States, referring to what she and the Near East Relief were doing for refugees and orphans (1920-26)
Quantity: 0.60 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of  Alice H. Schell, 1984
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Dorothy Horrax Sutton Papers

Angelos Terzakis Papers

Distinguished novelist and playwright Angelos Terzakis was one of the main representatives of the innovative ‘Generation of the Thirties’, an influential group of writers that opened new grounds in literary experiment in the 1930s. Terzakis’ interests lie between broader historical and moral issues, as well as traditional values and the agonizing questions that torment the individual. The words of one of his heroes, Michalis Paradisis in the novel Without a God, who talks about the feeling that he belonged to a generation that had been sacrificed, probably, reflect Terzakis’ own concerns. The settings of Terzakis’ novels range from contemporary urban life, to the historical past, to the 13th century Peloponnese. Princess Izambo (1938/1945) is the most widely known and translated of Terzakis’ novels. Other novels by Terzakis include Without a God (1951) and The Secret Life (1957). Terzakis also wrote short stories, essays and newspaper serials and translated into Greek plays, poems and novels. His first collection of short stories was published in 1925. His plays, including Thomas with Two Souls, have been produced both in Greece and abroad (United States and Germany), while his historical dramas Emperor Michael (1936) and Theophano (1948) made an impact when performed in the 1950s and again in the 1970s. Furthermore, Terzakis’ career is highlighted by his involvement in editing literary periodicals, writing theater criticism and philological essays in the newspaper To Vima and teaching history of drama at the Drama School of the National Theatre of Greece. Terzakis also served as secretary and director of the National Theater of Greece for several years, as well as director of the Drama School of that institution. He was honored with various prizes and in 1974 he was elected a member of the Greek Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Collection Number: GR GL AT 074
Name(s) of Creator(s): Angelos Terzakis (1907-1979)
Title: Angelos Terzakis Papers
Date [bulk]: 1927-1978
Date [inclusive]: 1980
Language(s): Greek
Summary: The collection consists of manuscripts, personal documents, correspondence, photographs, notes and material related to his lessons at the Drama School of the National Theatre and newspaper clippings.
Quantity: 4.26 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Dimitris Terzakis, 2001, 2005, 2007
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Angelos Terzakis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Άγγελου Τερζάκη)

Spyridon Theotokis Papers

The papers of historian Spyridon Theotokis, brother of the novelist Konstantinos Theotokis, contain research material concerning his study of the history and genealogy of the Ionian Islands and Crete under the Venetian rule. Documents from the Records of the Ionian Senate, which Spyridon Theotokis directed from 1912 to 1935. 

Collection Number: GR GL SMT 030
Name(s) of Creator(s): Spyridon Theotokis (1876-1940)
Title: Spyridon Theotokis Papers
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Language(s): Italian, French, Greek
Summary: The collection contains research material concerning Theotokis's study of the genealogical history of the Ionian Islands and Crete under the Venetian rule; also documents from the Records of the Ionian Senate, which Spyridon Theotokis directed from 1912 to 1935.
Quantity: 0.20 linera meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Th. Frangopoulos, 1968
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Spyridon Theotokis (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Σπυρίδωνος Θεοτόκη)

 

Constantine Tsatsos and Ioanna Tsatsou Papers

The life and career of Constantine Tsatsos are tightly interlinked with the history of modern Greece in the 20th century. He played an active role in major historical events from the end of World War I to the fall of the military junta in 1974. Distinguished professor of law at the University of Athens and a member of the Athens Academy (1961), he published several philosophical treatises, biographies of Eleutherios Venizelos and Konstantinos Karamanlis, as well as translations of Cicero and Demosthenes. Tsatsos, the elusive “Mr. Ypsilon” in Henry Miller’s Colossus of Maroussi, is also known for his literary work, especially his poetic collections. He held various political posts since 1945 (Minister of Interior, Minister of Press, Minister of Education). In 1956 he joined ERE and thereafter was elected member of parliament in all elections, serving as Minister in various ministries under the Karamanlis governments. In June 1975, Constantine Tsatsos was elected President of the Hellenic Republic (1975-1980). During his long political and academic career he received many honors and awards from various institutions in Greece and abroad. In 1930, Constantine Tsatsos married Ioanna Seferiadi, the daughter of renowned Law Professor Stylianos Seferiades and sister of poet and Nobel laureate George Seferis. Ioanna Tsatsou was born in Smyrna and studied law at the University of Athens. During the German Occupation she was an active member of an organization for the rescue of British soldiers and of organizations devoted to the welfare of children. During 1950-51 she was a leader in the struggle for female suffrage. She is the author of a number of books, among which My Brother George Seferis and Φύλλα Κατοχής are the most known. She also wrote poems and contributed articles on public issues.

Collection Number: GR GL CIT 092
Name(s) of Creator(s): Constantine Tsatsos (1899-1987), Ioanna Seferiadi Tsatsou (1909-2000)
Title: Constantine and Ioanna Tsatsou Papers
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Quantity:  ca 38 linear meters
Language(s): Greek, French
Summary: The Constantine and Ioanna Tsatsos Papers consist of manuscripts (academic and literary works), personal and official documents, personal and professional correspondence, translations of works, photographs, audiovisual material and newspaper clippings. The collection is complemented by the Seferiades Family Papers (manuscripts, correspondence and personal documents of Stylianos & Angelos Seferiades) as well as letters of George Seferis to his family.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Mrs. Despoina Tsatsou-Mylonas & Mr. Yiorgos Symeonides, 2008
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research


Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Constantine and Ioanna Tsatsos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Κωνσταντίνου και Ιωάννας Τσάτσου)
 

Emmanuel I. Tsouderos (1882-1956)

Emmanuel Tsouderos studied law and economics. From 1906 on he was elected several times as a member of the Greek Parliament. From 1919 to 1929 he represented Greece in many international meetings on commercial, economical issues and on issues concerning the national debt. He served as Minister of Transportation (1924) and Minister of Economy (1924) before becoming Deputy President of the Bank of Greece (1925), and President (1931-1939), when he was dismissed by the Metaxas government. In April 1941 he was entrusted by King George II with the formation of a government which became the Greek government-in-exile during World War II. After the war he was appointed Minister of Coordination and Minister of Interior. 

Collection Number: GR GL ET 088
Name (s) of Creator (s): Emmanuel I. Tsouderos (1882-1956)
Title: Emmanuel I. Tsouderos  Papers
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Language(s): English, Greek
Summary: The collection consists of official documents pertaining to foreign policy during World War II; periodicals and newspapers pertinant to the Cretan Revolutionary movement in 1905 and the Battle of Crete in 1941; personal notes and underground press of the Resistance during the German occupation and the Civil War.
Quantity: 0.88 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of  Emmanuel Tsouderos, 1948-1954
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Emmanuel I. Tsouderos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Εμμανουήλ Τσουδερού)

Nikos Vassilikos Papers

Nikos Vassilikos was born in Thasos in 1898. In 1917, he enrolled as a student at the Law School of the University of Athens. He served his military service first in Mytilene (1918-1919) and then at the Asia Minor front. He graduated  from the Law School in 1923 and moved to Kavalla where he practiced law. In January 1936 he was elected member of the Parliament, the first from the district of Kavalla. During the German occupation Vassilikos and his family moved to Thessaloniki; they returned to Kavalla in 1947. He joined the political party of George Papandreou but failed to be elected . In April 1959 he was a member of the defense team of G. Staktopoulos in the infamous murder case of the American journalist George Polk. He was married to Kaiti Vassilikou and had two children, Elza and the novelist Vassilis Vassilikos. 

Collection Number: GR GL NV 109
Name (s) of Creator (s): Nikos Vassilikos (1898-1989)
Title: Nikos Vassilikos Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English
Summary: The collection consists of personal correspondence, documents and photos
Quantity: 1 linear meter
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Vassilis Vassilikos and Alexandra Vovolini, 2012, 2013 and  2014
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Nikos Vassilikos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Νίκου Βασιλικού)
 

Vassilis Vassilikos Papers

Born in Kavala in 1934, novelist Vasilis Vasilikos gained international fame when his novel “Z” became a successful film in 1969, directed by Costas Gavras. “Z” was also translated in 32 languages. Vasilikos has written more than 90 books (novels, short, stories, theater) and also served as Greece’s Ambassador in UNESCO (1996-2004). His early papers have been deposited at the Mugar Library of Boston University.

Collection Number: GR GL VV 108
Name(s) of Creator(s): Vassilis Vassilikos
Title: Vassilis Vassilikos Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, French, Italian
Summary: The collection contains correspondence (incoming letters from important figures, such as Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis, Marguerite Duras, Mario Vitti, James Merrill, and others and copies of outgoing correspondence); manuscripts and proofs with corrections by the author; translations; newspaper clippings about the work and life of the author; personal photographs; and audio-visual material.
Quantity: ca 41 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition:  Gift of Vasilis Vasilikos and Alexandra Vovolini, 2012, Gifts of Vassilis Vassilikos 2012, 2013, 2014
Information about Access: The collection is being processed; not available for research yet.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Vassilis Vassilikos Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Βασίλη Βασιλικού)
 

Kostas Varnalis Papers

Kostas Varnalis (1884-1974), poet, prose writer and critic, was born in Pyrgos, Eastern Rumelia (now Burgas, Bulgaria). He studied classics at the University of Athens and spent his most creative years as a writer in France.  Along with his contemporaries N. Kazantzakis and A. Sikelianos, Varnalis bridges the Generation of Palamas with the Generation of the Thirties. His papers are an invaluable resource for the study of the Inter-war years, a crucial period for modern Greek history and literature. The ingenious deconstruction of ancient Greek tradition combined with the humanistic ideals of social freedom and justice make Varnalis an exceptional and revolutionary literary figure. His most famous works include The Burning Light (1922), Slaves Besieged (1927), The True Apology of Socrates (1931) and the important critical study Solomos without metaphysics (1925). He was awarded the Lenin prize for peace in 1959.

Collection Number: GR GL KV 075
Name(s) of Creator(s): Kostas Varnalis (1884-1974)
Title: Kostas Varnalis Papers
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Language(s): Greek
Summary: The papers consist of manuscripts (poems, prose, essays, translations, notebooks), articles in newspapers and journals, correspondence, photographs, printed material of interest to Varnalis, newspaper clippings, and publications on Varnalis and his work. The gift also included a large number of books, all of which belonged to Varnalis’ personal book collection.
Quantity:  ca 10 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Eugenia Varnali, 2001
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research. The catalogue has been published by Theano Michaelidou in The New Griffon 2010.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Kostas Varnalis Papers
 

Theodore Vavayiannis Papers

Theodore Vavayannis was a student and assistant of composer and conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos, before he became the Principal Conductor  and General Director of the Athens State Orchestra. 

Collection Number: GR GL TV 072
Name(s) of Creator(s): Theodore Vavayiannis (1905-1989)
Title: Theodore Vavayiannis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English
Summary: The papers include photographs from his professional life from 1925 to 1988, documents from his concert performances in Greece and abroad, contracts, concert programs, newspaper clippings, critics, honorary awards and correspondence. There are also musical scores, books and magazines with references to Vavayannis and Mitropoulos.
Quantity: 1. 20 linear meters 

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Hypatia Vavayanni, 2000
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research


Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Theodore VavayiannisPapers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Θεόδωρου Βαβαγιάννη)
 

Elias Venezis Papers

Elias Venezis (1904-1973) is a well-known Greek prose writer, who belongs to the so-called "Thirties Generation" (Η γενιά του ’30). His novels and short stories reflect his horrible experiences of cruelty before and after the Asia Minor Disaster (1922). His first book, Number 31328, published in 1931, is the chronicle of Venezis’ fourteen months spent as a “slave laborer” in Anatolia, rebuilding what had been destroyed during the war between the Greeks and the Turks. In a later novel, the Aeolic Earth (1943), Venezis recounted his childhood in his native Aeolia. Lawrence Durell, in his preface to the English edition of Αιολική Γη (Beyond the Aegean) considered Venezis “to be together with Myrivilis one of the greatest Greek novelists of to-day”.

Collection Number: GR GL EV 095
Name(s) of Creator(s): Elias Venezis (1904-1973)
Title: Elias Venezis Papers
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Language(s): Greek, English, and other languages
Summary: The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, unpublished radio speeches (from his career at the National Greek Radio), and newspaper clippings
Quantity: 10 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Anna Venezi Kosmetatou, 2010
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research. 


Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Elias Venezis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Ηλία Βενέζη)
 

Demetrios Vikelas (1835-1908) 

Letters of the first President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Demetrios Vikelas, to Mme Nathaliel Johnston, née Karatza and to her daughter Aikaterini Johnston. The letters contain information about the Liberation of Crete and other parts of Greece under Turkish occupation (1897- 1908). 

Quantity: Thirty-nine (39) letters
Gift of N. Johnston, 1970
 

Constantine Vovolinis Papers

The 2656 files of the Great Greek Biographical Dictionary contain data collected by journalist and politician Constantine A. Vovolinis (1913-1970) with the intention to write biographical essays of people active in Greek public life in the late 19th and the largest part of the 20th century. His brother Spyros A. Vovolinis (1910-1995), journalist and publisher of Industrial Review, undertook the publication of the Biographical Dictionary. Although the publication ceased after the appearance of the first five volumes (1958-1962), C. Vovolinis continued to collect data for some more years in order to complete the Archive. In 1997, Margarita Dritsa with the collaboration of Georgia M. Panselina published the first volume of the Biographical Dictionary’s catalogue (Το Αρχείο Κωνσταντίνου Αντ. Βοβολίνη, Αθήνα 1997). The full catalogue of the Archive (processed and catalogued by Georgia Panselina), with more than 10.000 entries, is available both at our site (click on the title of this entry) and at the site of Economia Publishing. With such data available, the Archive of the Biographical Dictionary is one of the most important sources of biographical information existing in Greece.

Collection Number: GR GL CAV 107
Name (s) of Creator (s): Constantine Vovolinis (1913-1970)
Title: Constantine Vovolinis Papers
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Greek, English, French
Summary: The collection consists of  2656 files of the Great Biographical Dictionary which contain data collected by journalist and politician Constantine A. Vovolinis (1913-1970) with the intention to write biographical essays of people active in Greek public life in the late 19th and the largest part of the 20th century.
Quantity: 14 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Alexandra Vovolini, 2012
Information about Access: The papers are catalogued and available for research. The full catalogue of the Archive  (processed and catalogued by Georgia Panselina), with more than 10.000 entries, is available.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Constantine Vovolinis Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Αρχείο Κωνσταντίνου Βοβολίνη)

Andreas Vourloumis (1910-1999) 

Ten years younger than George Seferis and one year older than Odysseus Elytis, painter Andreas Vourloumis (1910-1999) belongs to the so-called “30s Generation” of literary Greece. Of subtle and gentle character, son of a well-to-do Athenian family, Vourloumis did not share the forced uprooting, the nostalgia for the lost fatherland, and the quest for “Greekness” that was typical of most members of this generation (e.g., Stratis Myrivilis, Elias Venezis, George Seferis, George Theotokas, and Stratis Doukas). Although he studied chemistry, Vourloumis spent most of his life exercising his talent by drawing portraits of important Athenians of his time, or by painting Byzantine icons and illustrating Byzantine churches. He admired, and was for a time the pupil of one of the most venerated icon-painters and literary figures of his generation: Photis Kontoglou.

The collection consists of sketchbooks with pen drawings and watercolors inspired by his fellow soldiers, the places he lived, and the Epirote landscapes he saw during his service at the Albanian forefront in 1940-1941. A considerable part of the collection was published recently (Ανδρέας Βουρλούμης, Μπλοκ Εκστρατείας. Ζωγραφική Περιήγηση στο Αλβανικό Μέτωπο, Αθήνα 2000).

Quantity: 0.05 linear meter
Gift of Panagis, Eleni, and Irini Vorloumi, 2013
 

Thomas Hewett Waterman (1846-1921) 

Letters from George Constantin, pastor of the Church of the Evangelists in Greece, to Waterman Thomas Hewett, professor of German at Cornell University. The collection also includes letters by Vlasios Chrysikopoulos, Director of the National Library in Greece, and Artemis Kallergis. 

Quantity: Forty (40) documents. 
Gift of H. W. Hewett-Thayer, 1946
 

William Aigner Wigram (1872-1953) 

The Rev. William Aigner Wigram was appointed in 1902 by the Archbishop of Canterbury to head his mission to the Assyrian Christians in Kurdistan. He also offered his services in Constantinople and Mesopotamia. In 1922 he became chaplain to the British Legation in Athens, where he actively participated to the relief of the Greek refugees from Asia Minor. In 1928 he was appointed to a canonry in Malta. His papers contain photographs of his participation, to the ‘Hellenic Travel’ of Sir Henry Lunn, obituaries and letters of condolences.   

Quantity: 1 box 
Donated to the Gennadius Library in 1988