Το αρχείο του Βασίλη Βασιλικού στα Αρχεία της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης
In addition to donating the papers of her father Constantine A. Vovolinis to the Gennadius Library, Alexandra Vovolini has been responsible for another important contribution to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 2003, the Vovolinis Archives acquired the papers of writer Vasilis Vasilikos. In 2012, with the initiative and encouragement of Alexandra Vovolini, Vasilis Vasilikos donated his personal papers to the Archives of the Gennadius Library.
Author of more than 90 books, Mr. Vasilikos gained international fame when his novel “Z” became a successful film in 1969, directed by Costas Gavras. The Vasilikos Papers contain correspondence (about 2,000 incoming letters from important figures like Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis, Marguerite Duras, Mario Vitti, James Merrill, etc.); manuscripts and proofs with corrections by the author; translations; newspaper clippings about the work and life of the author; personal photographs (about 3,000); and audio-visual material.
The American School is most thankful to Vasilis Vasilikos for his generous gift.