Collection Number: GR ASCSA CWB 001
Name(s) of Creator(s): Carl W. Blegen (1887-1971)
Title: Carl W. Blegen Papers
Date [bulk]: 1910-1971
Languages: English, Greek
Quantity: 8 linear meters
Summary: The collection includes professional and personal correspondence, diaries, archaeological reports and notes, and photographs.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Carl W. Blegen, 1971.
Information about Access: The collection has been catalogued and is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Carl W. Blegen Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Carl W. Blegen)
For more information, contact the Archives at:
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
54 Souidias Street, Athens 106 76, Greece,
phone: +30 213 000 2400 (ext. 425)
Contact by email
1887: Born January 27
1904: B.A. University of Minnesota
1907: B.A. Yale University.; began graduate studies
1910-1911: Student at ASCSA
1911 - 1913: Fellow in Archaeology, ASCSA
1911: Excavation at Locris
1911 - 1914: Excavations at Corinth
1912 - 1915: Travels with Emerson Swift
1913 - 1920: Secretary, ASCSA
1915 - 1916: Excavation at Korakou (published 1921)
1918 - 1919: World War I Relief work in Macedonia & Bulgaria. Decorated with the Saviors Order in 1919 by the Greek State.
1920: Ph.D. Yale University
1920 - 1926: Assistant Director, ASCSA
1921 - 1922: Excavation at Zygouries (published in 1927)
1923 - 1924: Excavation at Hymettos (published in 1924)
1924: Excavation at Phlius
1924: Friday, June 11, married to Elizabeth Denny Pierce at Lake Placid, N.Y.
1925: Excavation at Prosymna
1926 - 1927: Acting Director, ASCSA
1926 - 1928: Excavation at Prosymna (published in 1937)
1927: Joined faculty at University of Cincinnati as Professor of Classical Archaeology
1931: Elizabeth Blegen bought the house at 9 Plutarch Street in Athens
1932 - 1938: Excavations at Troy
1939: Excavation at Pylos
1942 - 1945: Joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) at Washington, D.C.
1945 - 1946: Joined the U.S. Department of State at Athens
1948 - 1949: Director at ASCSA
1950 - 1957: Head of Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati
1951: Honorary degrees from the University of Oslo & University of Thessaloniki
1952 - 1969: Continuation of Excavations at Pylos
1957: Retirement from University of Cincinnati; receives honorary degree from Oxford University (D.Litt.)
1958: Honorary degree from Univ. of Cincinnati (LL.D.)
1963: Honorary degrees from Cambridge University (Litt.D.), University of Athens (doctorate), Hebrew Union College, and the Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem.
1965: Gold Medal from the Archaeological Institute of America
1966: September 21, his wife Elizabeth died; Gold Medal from the Society of Antiquaries in London
1967: Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal from Yale Graduate School
1969: Gold Medal from the University of Cincinnati
1971: August 24, died; buried August 25 at Athens First Cemetery
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The collection includes a variety of personal and professional papers, and a large number of letters from various Blegen family members. It is divided into five series: Series I. Archaeological Papers and Notes; Series II. Professional Correspondence; Series III. Personal Correspondence; Series IV. Miscellaneous; V. Photographs. The papers date from 1910 to the time of his death in 1971.
Series I: Archaeological Papers and Notes contains excavation papers, field reports, and manuscripts; travel journals relating to ASCSA field trips and notebooks with lecture notes from when he was an American School Fellow; and personal diaries documenting various trips, including the ones he made to Northern Greece, after the First World War, as a member of the American Red Cross. Note that diaries covering the period from 1922 to 1939 are missing and that the excavation notebooks of Pylos have been filed separately, as part of the Excavation Records Group of the American School. The majority of the excavation reports are from the time when Blegen was Assistant Director of the School and deeply involved in the School’s excavations. Most of the manuscripts concern oral papers which were never published. Finally, some of the notebooks and diaries include photographic logs which correlate with the photographs in Series VI.
Series II: Personal Diaries contains Blegen’s travel journals from various trips throughout Greece either as part of the American School program or the Red Cross missions. A number of these diaries include photo records, some of which correlate with photos in Series VI. The diaries are arranged chronologically. Blegen’s notes on his leisure trip to Europe in 1913 can be compared to an account of the same trip in Emerson Swift’s Youthful Rambles. On the Trail of the Classics, 1912-1915 (California 1975).
Series III: Professional Correspondence contains letters associated with excavations, books and publications, applications, finances, students, and other issues. Also included in this Series is Blegen’s correspondence with Michael Ventris, A.J. Beattie and John Chadwick pertaining to the decipherment of the Linear B tablets. Blegen’s professional correspondence has been arranged in alphabetical order according to the agency of origin.
Series IV: Personal Correspondence contains letters from Blegen’s parents (1910-1924), mostly in Norwegian; his brothers and sisters; other family members and family friends; his wife Elizabeth; and from his good friends Bert H. Hill, Ida Thallon Hill, and Marion Rawson, his collaborator at Troy and Pylos.
Series V: Miscellaneous contains Blegen’s manuscripts on Greek politics, and correspondence concerning their publication; personal documents (birth certificate, passports, letters of introduction; some financial documents; news clippings; and a few three-dimensional object, like his trowel. Of particular interest are his political manuscripts which shed light on a little known facet of Blegen, that of his concern with the politics of Greece and her relations with the United States. Also of important note is that in 1945-1946 Blegen joined the U.S. Department of State at Athens. Finally, the Miscellaneous Series includes some of his books, and books written by his brother Theodore (Ted) Blegen. His archaeological books were given to the ASCSA Library, while his and Elizabeth's collection of mystery novels is currently housed at Loring Hall (the School’s hostel). His large collection of Greek books was given to the University of Cincinnati.
Series VI: Photographs includes photos of Blegen himself, his wife, family and friends, as well as photographs taken during his several trips, such as the European trip with Emerson Swift in 1913-1915 (see Youthful Rambles. On the Trail of the Classics, 1912-1915 (California 1975) by Emerson Swift), the island cruise of 1923 with the ASCSA members, and his trips to Macedonia, as a Red Cross representative.
SERIES I: ARCHAEOLOGICAL PAPERS, JOURNALS, AND NOTES
1 Excavation Reports and Notes (Argive Heraeum[1927-28]; Corinth; Hagiorgitika; Hymettus, Nemea, Phlious; Korakou, Gonia; Kyparissi)
2 Excavation Reports and Notes (Pylos; Troy; Yiriza; Zygouries (1922), Zygouries, Hagiorgitika, and Mount Hymettus )
3 Pylos Tablets
4 Manuscripts (“Corinthian History of the Dorian Invasion”; “Overland Communication in Greece during LH III”; “Pottery as Evidence for Trade and Colonization in the Aegean Bronze Age”; “The Date of the Treasury of Atreus”; and part of manuscript on the location of Ephyra)
5 Manuscripts (“Helladika,” “Pylos”)
6 Manuscripts (“Two Athenian Grave Groups of about 900 BC,” cf. Hesperia 21 (1952) 279-294.
7 Manuscripts (on Troy)
8 Book Reviews, Photographic Lists.
9 Various Notes
Journals and Notebooks
* Trip to Central Greece (8 - 22 October 1910); and Various Topographical Notes
* Northern Trip (Nov. 1911)
* Lecture Notes - Foreign Schools (1911-12)
* Trip to the Cyclades (4 - 10 May 1912)
* Northern Trip (Oct. 1912)
* Epigraphy Notes (1911); Draft of Fellowship Report (1912)
* Lecture Notes (11 Dec. 1912 -5 March 1913)
* Trip to Thessaly and Macedonia (3-28 Aug. 1917); including photo record.
* 1917 Corinth Accounts, Erechtheum Frieze
* Peloponnesian Trip 1921; Erechtheum Frieze (including photographic record 1921 & 1922)
* Northern and Southern Trips (1922): See Blegen's excavation notebook for the Sanctuary of Zeus at Hymettus (1939) [ExcRec 013]
* ASCSA Accounts (1922-1926)
* Notes on Archaeology of Southern Acropolis
* Athenian History Notes
* Bibliography: History of Corinth
* Sources of History of Corinth I
* Sources of History of Corinth II
* History of Corinth: Mythical to Dorians
* Prosopographic Study of Ancient Corinth
* Corinthian Notes
SERIES II: PERSONAL DIARIES
1. Trip to Europe (July 1 - September 30, 1913)
2. October 1 - December 31, 1913
3. January 1 - February 26, 1914
4. Trip to the Dodecanese (March 5-16, 1914)
5.  Notes on the “building addition of 1914”
6. December 20, 1914 - February 27, 1915
7. December 20, 1914 - August 7, 1915
8. August 8, 1915 - March 13, 1916 (including notes on Prehistoric Sites/Corinthia)
9. November 1, 1916 - April 1, 1917 (including photographic record for 1917; and manuscript on Allied Policy in Greece in 1915)
10. Athens (Erechtheum) and Corinth (Photographic record 1914-1916)
11. August 3-28, 1917 (including photo record 1917)
12. Cash Account 1917-1918
13. Northern Greece with the American Red Cross, Nov. 6 - Dec. 3, 1918; and unedited transcription
14. Northern Greece with the American Red Cross, Jan.10 - May 17, 1919; and unedited transcription
15. April 1922 (notebook probably kept during the Colophon Excavations; contents include learning Turkish, copying inscriptions, accounts, etc.)
Note: For more information on Blegen’s involvement with the Red Cross, see Jack L. Davis, “The American School of Classical Studies and the Politics of Volunteerism,” in Philhellenism, Philanthropy, or Political Convenience? American Archaeology in Greece, ed. Jack L. Davis and Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, Hesperia 82:1, 2013.
Diaries (1947 - 1971); not all years are represented (e.g., no diaries from 1951, 1966, 1969 and 1970)
SERIES III: PROFESSIONAL CORRESPONDENCE
Box 6: Institutional (Companies, Museums, Institutes, Universities) A - B
Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Adams & Peck
Acres of Books
Aldine Publishing Company
American Academy in Rome
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
American Association of University Professors
American Association of University Women
American Council of Learned Societies
American Farm School of Thessalonica
American Historical Association & American Historical Review (Boyd Shafer)
American Journal of Archaeology (Richard Stillwell)
American Numismatic Society
American Philological Association
American Philosophical Society
American Red Cross
American Research Institute in Turkey
ASCSA & ASCSA Auxiliary Fund
American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem
American Women’s Organization in Greece
Anatolia College (Thessaloniki)
Antioch College (Yellow Springs, OH)
The Archaeological Club
Archaeological Institute of America
Armour and Company
Art and Archaeology
Associate Alumnae of Vassar College
Association International d’Archeologie Classique
Athens Police Department
Austrian Archaeological Institute (Vienna)
Bankers Trust Company
Barnes and Noble
B.T. Batsford, Ltd.
Battelle Memorial Institute
George Biraziller, Inc.
The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
British School of Archaeology
Heinrich Burk Buchhandlung
Box 7: Institutional (Companies, Museums, Institutes, Universities) C - Q
Cambridge Ancient History
Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Cincinnati Art Museum
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation
The Clarendon Press
The Classical Bulletin (St. Louis University)
The Classical Journal
The Classical Weekly
College Year in Athens
Committee on International Exchange of Persons
Committee to Honor Professor A.D. Keramopoullos
Congres International d’Archeologie Classique (IX)
Congress International of Classical Studies (III, IV)
Congresso Internazionale di Archeologia (VII)
Connecticut General Life Insurance Co.
Constantinople Women’s College
Cullen & Dykman (re: John Thallon)
Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts
Deutsches Archaologisches Institut
Deutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin (see Mitteilungen des Instituts für Orientforschung)
Directory of American Scholars
Dutch Classical Society
Ecole francaise d’Athenes
The English-speaking Union of the Common Wealth
Evans Brothers, Ltd.
Faber and Faber
Field Travel Service, Inc.
Fifth and Third Union Trust Co.
First International Congress of Mycenaeology
W. & G. Foyle, Ltd.
Friends of the Gennadius Library
Friends of Greece Relief Distribution
Friends of the National Archaeological Museum
Garden House Hotel, London
Greek American Cultural Institute
Greek Archaeological Service (re: G. Papathanassopoulos)
Greek Embassy, Washington
Greek Humanitarian Society
Walter de Gruyter & Co.
J.S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Harper & Row, Publishers
Harvard University (Fogg Museum of Art)
Haverford College (Haverford, PA)
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Nelson Glueck)
W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd.
Hellenic Traveller’s Club
Historia, Victor Ehrenberg Bibliography
Historical & Philosophical Society of Ohio
Hospital Care Insurance
Hotel Cavandish, London
Illinois Classical Conference
Illustrated London News (Edward Bacon)
Institute of International Education
Instituto per gli studi micenei ed egeo-Anatolici
Internal Revenue Service
International Council of Museums
International Nickel Company of Canada,Ltd.
The Israel Museum (Jerusalem)
International Social Service
Istanbul American College
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana (Ranuccio Bianchi Bandinelli)
The Jacques Cattell Press
Joint Library of the Hellenic & American Societies
The Kingsley Hotel, London
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Lake Forest College
Lake Placid Club
Library of Congress
The Literary Club of Cincinnati
London Electrotype Agency
Louvre, Palais du (Musees Nationaux)
MacMillan & Co.
A.H. Marquis Co.
Meriden Gravure Co.
Merrill Lynch (Harold Hugo)
Methuen & Co. Ltd. Publishers
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ministry of the President, Department of Antiquities
Ministry of Religion and Public Education (Ministry of Culture)
Minnesota Alumnai Association
Mitteilungen des Instituts fur Orientforschung
Mount Holyoke College
The National Archaeological Museum, Athens
The National Bank of Greece and Athens
The National Ministry of Children and Orphans
New York University
Nomarchia of Argolid and Corinthia
Nomarchia of Nauplion
The Northern Assurance Company
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
W.W. Norton Co. Inc. Publishers
The Ohio Classical Conference
Ohio Medical Indemnity
Ohio, State of, Department of Taxation
Orientalisches Seminar der Universitat
Oxford University Press
Oxford Classical Dictionary
Pall Mall Press
Parker and Son (Booksellers)
Peerless Camera Store
Cleng Peerson Memorial Fund Committee
Phi Beta Kappa
Phoenix Assurance Co.
Princeton University Press
The Putney School
Box 8: Institutional (Companies, Museums, Institutes, Universities) R - Z
George Rainbird Limited
Rand McNally and Company
Random House, Inc.
Rathbone Books Limited
Reviews on File
Royal Sailing Club of Greece
Scuola Archeologia Italiana
S.S. Pierce Co.
St. Andrew’s Church Committee
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
A.G. Sandoz Publishers
Saturday Evening Post
Social Security Administration
Society of Antiquaries of London
Society of Antiquity Lovers
Society for the Care and Repair of Monuments in Turkey
Society of Cretan Historical Studies
Society for Historical and Educational Research on Crete
Soprintendenza alle Antichita Firenze
Southern Connecticut State College
Standard Oil Company of New York
Swedish Academy, Nobel Committee
Swedish Royal Academy of Letters, History, and Antiquities
Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association of America
The Texas Company
Thames & Hudson, Ltd.
Thomas Cook & Son
W. Stuart Thompson, Architect, A.I.A. and Associates
Toledo Museum of Art
Toronto Star Weekly
Travel Bureau, Inc.
The Triopian Foundation
Turkey, President of
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Educational Foundation
U.S. Embassy, Athens
U.S. Embassy, Turkey
United States Information Service
Universite de Lige
University of Aberdeen
University of Athens
University of California (Library)
University of Cincinnati (& Club)
University of Illinois (Library)
University of London
University of Michigan
University of Michigan Press
University of Minnesota (& Alum. Assoc.)
University of Pennsylvania (& Univ. Museum)
University Press Cambridge
University World Cruise
Vassiliades & Theofanides, Studebaker Agency
Visual Publications, Ltd.
Volos Archaeological Museum
Walters Art Gallery
Yale University (& Club)
Box 9: Individuals A - B
Abramovitz, Kassie (Katherine)
Adams, Mr. and Mrs.
Adossides, Mrs. Elli
Afet, Prof. Bayan
Agard, Walter R. (to B. Hill)
Ailshie, W.K. (William)
Akerstrom, Prof. Ake
Akurgal, Dr. Ekrem
Alexiou, S. (Stylianos)
Allen, J.T. (James)
Allen, W. Herbert (from Sumner Holbrook)
Ames, Van Meter
Androutsakis, D. (Dionyssios)
Angel, J. Lawrence
Antonopulos, Christ (DDS)
Aring, Charles D. (MD)
Athanasiades, Eustr. and Hero (Ero)
Atkins, Mrs. Belle Clay Hancock
Babbitt, Frank C.
Baker, Hollis S. and M.
Bakoulis, Ioannis (see Hetty Goldman)
Barbour, George and Dorothy
Barnum, Earl M.
Bassett, S.E. (Samuel)
Bastias, John C.
Bates, Fredrick O.
Bates, W.N. (William)
Beattie, A.J. (and from Homer Thompson and articles and statements referring to the Blegen/Beatties Linear B controversy)
Bechtel, K.K. (Kenneth) (and from travel agent)
Beer, Ethel S.
Bellinger, Alfred (and to J. Caskey and to the ASCSA Managing Committee)
Bennett, Emmett (see also Nestor)
Bennett, Margaret (and from children)
Bennett, W. Tapley Jr.
Bentley, M. Julia
Berard, J. (Jean)
Black, Anna S.
Bloomberg, Marguerite (and to B. Hill and from Oberlin)
Boegehold, Alan L.
Boethius, Axel (“Bo”)
Boulter, Cedric (and from the University of Cincinnati)
Bourberin, Konstantinos I.
Boutroy, Miss L. (Louie)
Brakinou, S.G. (Sparti)
Brardt, William F.
Braunholtz, M. Herford
Briggs, Ellis O.
Brini, M. Louise
Brown, Gary M.
Buck, Carl D.
Box 10: Individuals C-F
Cabot, Maud B.
Caldwell, Robert & Martha
Camerer, E.E. (Emil)
Capps, Edward (kept separately)
Carroll, Harry J.
Chadwick, John (and articles and statements referring to the Blegen/Beattie Linear B controversy)
Chase, G.H. (and to and from others re: printing of Blegen's work)
Child, V. Gordon
Clarke, Eleanor P.
Clement, Paul A. (and from Evelyn Mohr)
Cole, Ashley T.
Cox, Dorothy H.
Crawford, Frederick C.
Crossland, R.A. (Ronald)
Cummer, W. Willson
Curtis, A. (and to B. Hill)
Dall’Asta, Eberhard R.
Davis, Mary C.
DeCamp, John P.
De Jong, Effie
De Jong, Piet (and to Homer and receipts)
Denman, Frank T. (and insert on Linear B)
Deroy, L. (Louis)
Dewing, Arthur S.
Dickerman, Sherwood O.
Dinsmoor, William Jr.
Dinsmoor, William Sr. (and Interim Report to ASCSA, and petition to AIA listing requirements to fix the National Archaeological Museum)
Dinsmoor, Zillah (Mrs. William Sr.)
Dohan, Edith A.
Dorwin, John T.
Draper, John W.
Droppers, Seton R.
Dutcher, George Matthew
Edson, Charles F.
Eisenhardt, Dr. Ewald
Eliot, C. William J.
Else, Gerald F.
Ephron, Henry D.
Erhardt, John G.
Evans, Arthur (copy)
Evjen, Harold P.
Ewald, Dr. F.
Eyland, Priscilla S.
Fant, Jesse E.
Fischer, Sara (and from J. Caskey)
Flanagan, John T.
Ford, George H.
Fowler, H. (Harold) (and notes on Erechtheum Frieze)
Fox, W. Sherwood
Frankenfurter, Estelle S. (and from her sister)
Freienmuth von Helms, Johann C.
French, Elizabeth (Wace) (and notes on pottery from Pylos)
Frick, William M.
Box 11: Individuals G-L
Gale, Oliver M.
Gandert, Prof. O.F.
Geerlings, Gerald K.
Georgacas, Demetrius J.
Giannestras, N.J. (MD) (Nicholas)
Gill, Margaret A.V.
Gillieron, E., Fils
Gilman, Margaret (and to B. Hill)
Glueck, Nelson (see Hebrew Union College)
Goldman, Hetty (and notes on excavation at Colophon and notes and lists - Ioannis Bakoulis)
Graham, J. Walter
Green, Hilary M.N.
Greenbaum, M. (Meyer)
Gulick, Prof. Charles
Gunst, Mrs. H.W.
Hafner, Victor L.S.
Haley, J.B. (and to B. Hill)
Harrison, Wallace K.
Hatch, Prof. W.H.P.
Haugen, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. (Fern)
Hawthorne, John G. (and request for research grant, Isthmus)
Hill, Bert H. (kept separately)
Hill, Priscilla Capps (and from Martin Shallenberger)
Hiller, Virginia B.
Hoenigswald, Henry M.
Hoffmeyer, Ada Bruhn
Holbrook, W. Sumner Jr.
Hollister, John B. (and poem)
Homans, Mary A.
Hoppin, Eleanor D.
Hoppin, Joseph Clark
Houston, Oscar R. (Standard Oil Company of New Jersey)
Hughes-Brock, Mrs. Helen
Huxley, George L.
Iacovidis, Spyros (and CV)
Izant, Grace Goulder
Jaffee, Robert I. (and to Plenderlief and bronze analysis)
James, Edward M.
Janus, Christoper G.
Johnson, Allan C.
Johnson, Franklin P.
Johnston, Mary E.
Jolly, Alison Bishop
Jones, Dramin D.
Jones, Howard M. (poem)
Jones, Leslie W.
Jordan, Imelda M.
Kanter, Helene J.
Karouzou, Semni Papaspyrides
Kasadami, I.and D.
Kates, George N.
Keagy, W.R. (“Bob”)
Kelsey, Prof. Francis (and to B. Hill)
Kenna, The Rev. E.V.S.
Kilby, Charles H.
King, Lida Shaw
Kittredge, Bill (& Caryl)
Kokonis, Aziza (and invoices)
Kolar, Albert R. (M.D.)
Korecky, Dr. M.
Kosay, Dr. Hamit Z.
Kosmopoulos, Leslie (see also Walker, Alice Leslie)
Kousoulas, Christos J.
Kurumu, Turk Tarih
Landeau, Jeanette K.
Lang, Mabel (and to Mr. Peckham and to M. Rawson and lecture notes)
Lapp, Paul W.
Larkin, Edwin & Florence
Lawson, Carol Skinner
Leanti, Margaret Bliss
Lee, Charles W.
Lee, Lt. Gen. John C.H.
Levi, Doro Anna
Levillain, Mr. Jean
Lewis, Helene M.
Logan, John G.
Lord, Louis (re:Shirley Weber) (and minutes and program of Managing Committee meetings)
Lord, Mary Louise
Lotspeich, C.M. (Claude)
Lotspeich, William D. (MD)
Ludington, Morris H.
BOX 12: Individuals M-P
MacMahon, Robert C.
Marsh, Mr. and Mrs. George Henry
Martin, C.B. (and to B. Hill)
Martin, Dorothy (and receipt from C. Blegen)
Mason, Laurens D.
Matson, Fred (and business card)
Matz, F. (Friedrich)
Mavris, Dr. N.G. (Nicholas)
Mayfield, Frank H. (MD)
McCauley, Leo P.
McCormick, Richard P.
McCredie, James R.
McDonald, Bill (and reference to Guggenheim)
McDonald, Mrs. William (Lib)
McGiffert, Arthur C.
McKay, Donald C.
Mendell, C.W. (Clarence)
Mercer, Ernestine E. (and to B. Hill)
Meritt, Lucy Shoe
Meyer, Karl E.
Miller, Helen Hill
Montgomery, Henry C.
Morgan, Charles H.
Mourikis, S. (Spyros)
Myres, J. L.
Nestor, John J.
Nilsson, Martin P.
Nutting, Willis D.
Oppenheim, Baron Max von (and business card)
Orlandos, Prof. H.K.
Osborn, Dr. Dale P.
Outcalt, R. Franklin
Overbeck, John C.
Page, Prof. Denys
Paine, Mrs. H.S.
Palmer, Leonard (and a speech)
Papadimitriou, John (and Mrs.)
Papaioannou, D., P., I. & G. (and from C. Blegen and B.Hill)
Papaspyrides, Semni (see Karouzou)
Papastavrou, Prof. J.S.
Parker, Wyman and Jane
Parsons, Arthur and Gladys
Patten, Henry J.
Perdike, Demosthenes K.
Petsas, Photios M.
Pettapiece, M.C. (D.O.)
Philippides, Mary Zelia
Popovitch, Dr. Vladislav
Pratt, Laura Parsons
Pratt, Norman T.
Prindle, Lester M.
Putnam, Michael C.J.
Quatrepoint, Robert (see Renouard, Pierre for Blegen’s response)
Box 13: Individuals R-T
Rackall, Mary Earle
Ramage, Edwin S.
Rambo, Eleanor F.
Rankin, Carl & Pauline
Raubitschek, Toni & Isabelle
Rawson, Marion (kept separately)
Rawson, Dorothy (kept separately)
Reeves, Charles H. (and to C. Mohrmann from C. Blegen)
Reisner, George A.
Renfrew, Jane M.
Renourd, Pierre (and Quatrepoint, Robert)
Ridgway, Mrs. Henry Wright (Bruni)
Robinson, C.A. Jr.
Robinson, D.M. (David)
Robinson, Henry S.
Russell, Mary E.
Russell, Sandra L.
Ryberg, Inez Scott
Ryder, Osborne H.
Saloway, Robert (Blegen responded to Solomon)
Sample, Mrs. Frances L.
Sanborn, Cyrus Ashton & Agnes
Santa-Olalla, Julio Martinez
Scobie, Ronald M.
Seager, R.B. (Richard) (see McGabe, G. his mother)
Sears, Sarah C.
Seraphetinides, Ser. E.
Shafer, Robert (with J. Caskey?)
Shapiro, Nancy R.
Shaw, J. Howland
Shaw, Joseph W.
Shawe, Wilfred H.
Shear, T. Leslie
Shear, T. Leslie Jr.
Shearing, Ann E.
Shipley, Charles W.
Shirer, Mrs. William (Tess)
Shoe, Lucy (see Merritt, Lucy Shoe)
Simpson, Jenny and Dick Hope
Sinker, Paul (and from R.A. Close, British Council representative)
Sirkin, Helen and Abe (see Marinatos for a copy of a reply to Mrs. Sirkin)
Sittig, Ernst (German article)
Smith, Chard Powers (and article of Pylos)
Smith, Mildred (see University of Cincinnati)
Smith, Peter (Petros)
Snowden, Frank M. Jr.
Snyder, John W.
Spitzer, Carl B.
Spitzer, Doreen Canaday
Stern, Joseph Jr.
Stevens, Gorham P.
Strosetzki, Dr. Norbert
Swift, E.H. (Emerson) (and to E.M. Antoniades)
Taft, Fran (Mrs. Seth)
Taft, Robert Jr.
Talbot, Phillips & Mildred
Tavarez, Vera and Manuel
Taylor, Lily Ross
Taylor, O.E. (Otis Ellery)
Taylour, The Lady Millicent
Taylour, Lord William (and from M. Rawson for C. Blegen)
Thaw, Jeanette (to E. Blegen)
Thayer, J. Appleton
Themelis, Petros G.
Theocharis, D. (Dimitrios P.)
Thomas, Hylton A.
Thompson, Dorothy Burr
Thompson, Glenn & Margaret
Thompson, Homer A. (and to W. Canaday, J. Caskey, A. Frantz, P. de Jong and trip itinerary for 8/1970)
Thompson, Stuart (and Gladys)
Todd, Otis Johnson
Toll, Richard (and family)
Trufant, Samuel A. (MD)
Tselios, K and N. (Christos and Nikolaos)
Turner, Prof. E.G. (Eric)
Tzini, G. (Georgios)
Box 14: Individuals T-Z (including unindentified)
Van Buren, A.W. (and to B. Hill)
van der Osten, H.H.
van Dijk, A.
Van Ingen, Ruth E.
Van Pelt, John V.
Vaughan, Agnes Carr
Vazquez, Antonio N. Briceno
Veale, Douglas (and instructions to Honour Graduates - Oxford)
Vincent, Louise P.
Vorgias, I.N. (Βοργιάς, Ι.Ν.)
Wace, Alan (and to B. Hill, and report of excavations at Mycenae); also folder with photocopies of letters from Alan Wace to Carl Blegen
Wace, Helen Pence
Walker, Alice Leslie (and from Cosmopoulos, and report of excavations at Corinth)
Walker, John and D.D.
Wallace, Paul W.
Warren Jr., James E.
Warrington, G.H. (George)
Washington, Henry S.
Weber, Roland von
West, Allen B.
Weston, Arthur H.
White, Paul Dudley
Whittaker, G. Howard
Whittall, Cedric G.
Wilber, Allen S.
Williams, Charles K.
Williams, E. Watson (MD)
Williams, ? (1914)
Wilson, Lillian M.
Winters, Robert K.
Wogec, Mary Frances B.
Wolf, C. Umhau
Woolner, E.K. esq.
Workman, John Rowe
Wrightsman, Charles and Jane
Wulfing, John Max
Wyatt, Natalie M. (Gifford)
Wyman, Mrs. Frances
Young, J. Donald
Zervis, Nikos I.
Zervos, C. (Christian)
Zeydel, Edwin H.
Unidentified (by first or possible last name)
Unidentified (by year and undated)
Unidentified (in Greek)
Box 15 Correspondence with E. Capps and J. Caskey
1 E. Capps (1919-1921)
2 E. Capps (1922-1923)
3 E. Capps (1924-1925)
4 E. Capps (1926-1929)
5 J. Caskey (1939-1959)
6 J. Caskey (1960-1965)
7 J. Caskey (1966-1970)
Box 16 Correspondence with B. H. Hill and Ida Thallon Hill
1 B.H. Hill (1912-1914)
2 B.H. Hill (1920-1923)
3 B.H. Hill (1924-1925)
4 B.H. Hill (1926-1929)
5 B.H. Hill (1930-1939)
6 B.H. Hill (1940-1958 & Undated)
7 Ida Thallon Hill
Box 17 Correspondence with Marion and Dorothy Rawson
1 M. Rawson (1939-1959)
2 M. Rawson (1960-1962)
3 M. Rawson (1963-1965)
4 M. Rawson (1966-1970 & Undated)
5 D. Rawson (1957-1969)
6 Letters to M. Rawson (1960 and 1970)
SERIES IV: PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE
1 Letters from his mother and father (1911-1912)
2 Letters from his mother and father (Jan. - June 1913)
3 Letters from his mother and father (July - Dec. 1913)
4 Letters from his mother and father (Jan. - June 1914)
5 Letters from his mother and father (July - Dec. 1914)
6 Letters from his father (1924-1928)
1 Letters from his mother and father (Jan. - June 1915)
2 Letters from his mother and father (July - Dec. 1915)
3 Letters from his mother and father (March - June 1916)
4 Letters from his mother and father (July - Oct. 1916)
5 Letters from his mother and father (1918)
6 Letters from his mother and father (1922-1924)
1 Letters from Hallward Blegen (1912 - 1924)
2 Letters from J.E. & Ida Blegen (1913 - 63)
3 Letters from Theodore C. Blegen (1912 - 1927)
4 Letters from Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1948-1959)
5 Letters from Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1960-1962)
6 Letters from Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1963-1964)
7 Letters from Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1965-1966)
8 Letters from Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1967-1968)
9 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1964-1968)
1 Letters from Anne Helene Blegen (1912-1919, 1924)
2 Letters from Anne Helene Blegen (1946-1960)
3 Letters from Anne Helene Blegen (1961 - 1965)
4 Letters from Anne Helene Blegen (1966 - 1970)
5 Letters from Martha Blegen (1911-1913)
6 Letters from Martha Blegen (1914-1919)
7 Letters from Martha Blegen (1924-1941)
8 Letters from Martha Blegen (1948-1956)
1-2 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1923)
3 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1924)
4 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1928-1929)
5 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1931-1932)
6 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1933)
7 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1934-1935)
1 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1936 -1937)
2 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1938 -1949, 1951)
3 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1952 -1954)
4 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1955 -1959)
5 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1960 -1961)
6 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (1963 -1964)
7 Letters from Elizabeth Blegen (undated)
Other Family and Friends
Clara E. Blegen
Andronikitis, Anesti and Elpida
Blegen, Einar and Singrid
Crum, Margie Blegen (Ted Blegen’s daughter)
Darley, Kathleen (Casey)
Helen (Elizabeth's niece)
Grove, Robert M.
Kehoe, Lucile (Mrs. Robert M.)
McConnell, Mae and Ruth
Palmer, Janice Blegen Hammer (see Spodick, Pearl Blegen)
Peterson, Douglas and Lois
Pierce, Mrs. William L. (“Mother Pierce”)
Reinke, Harold and Ruth (Ruth is Harald Blegen’s daughter).
Roberts, Cornelia M.
Robertson, Lois and Gordon
Spodick, Pearl Blegen and Palmer
Svedonitch, Mrs. Slavca
Taft, Mrs. Hulbert (Eleanor)
Wilson, Liz (Mrs. Russell)
Wright, E. Katherine
Wulsin, Mrs. Lucien (Peggy)
1 Letters to his mother and father (1915 -1928)
2 Letters to Theodore C. Blegen (1908-1913)
3 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1958 -1960)
4 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1961)
5 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1962)
6 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1963)
7 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1964)
8 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1965)
1 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1966)
2 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1967)
3 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1968)
4 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen (1969-1970)
5 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen from Elizabeth Blegen (1961)
6 Letters to Theodore C. Blegen from Anne H. Blegen (1931 and 1961)
7 Letters to Theodore C. and Clara Blegen from Anne H. Blegen (1961-1967)
8 Letters to Martha Blegen (1922-1939)
9 Letters to Martha Blegen (1940-1946)
10 Letters to Martha Blegen (1947-1950)
1 Letters to Martha Blegen (1951-1953)
2 Letters to Martha Blegen (1954-1957)
3 Letters to Martha and Anne Blegen (1947-1954)
4 Letters to Martha Blegen from Elizabeth Blegen (1924-1953)
5 Letters to Martha Blegen from Anne H. Blegen (1931-1939)
6 Letters to Anne H. Blegen (1910-1970); folder also includes four letters to Anne after Carl's death in 1971
7 Letter to Anne H. Blegen from Elizabeth Blegen (1931-1961)
8 Letters to and from Anne H. Blegen (1959-1966)
9 Letters to the Robert Blegen family from Anne, Carl and Ida Blegen (1966)
10 Letters to Denny Pierce (1970-1971)
SERIES V: MISCELLANEOUS
Folders 1 -2: Political Manuscripts
“Geography and People of Greece”
“Politics and Political Parties in Greece”
“Constitution and Government of Greece”
Folder 3: Related Correspondence
Folder 4: Other manuscripts (e.g., “Early Impressions of Greece”)
Folder 5: Varia from CWB's personal library: [Note: kept in a separate box at the end of the collection]
1. Capps, Edward. The American Red Cross in Greece. Athens, 1919
2. Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών. Πίναξ των Δήμων και Κοινοτήτων του κράτους. Αθήνα, 1914
3. Refugee Service Committee for Greece. Report 29 April 1951- 31 December 1952. Athens
4. Δημ. Σ. Μπαλάνου. Φραγκλίνος Ρούσβελτ. Αθήνα, 1945
5. Επαγγελματικόν Δελτίον Συλλόγου Αποφοίτων Κολλεγίου Αθηνών. Τεύχος 30 – Ιούνιος 1955
6. Royal Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The Cyprus Question. Negotiations 4 October 1955 to 5 March 1956. Athens, 1956
7. Πανεπιστήμιον Θεσσαλονίκης. Έκθεσις πεπραγμένων κατά το πανεπιστημιακόν έτος 1950-1951. Θεσσαλονίκη, 1952
8. Typewritten lists with population numbers of Greek cities and villages. Δακτυλόγραφοι κατάλογοι με πληθυσμούς δήμων και κοινοτήτων
9. ΦΕΚ 27 Μαρτίου 1925 "Περί ληπτέων υγειονομικών μέτρων προς καταπολέμησιν της ελονοσίας"
10. Αστυνομική διάταξις "Περί ληπτέων υγειονομικών μέτρων προς καταπολέμησιν της ελονοσίας" Κόρινθος, 12 Μαΐου 1925
11. ΦΕΚ "Περί εκτελέσεως του νόμου 2853 περί υδραυλικών εν γένει έργων"
12. ΦΕΚ 1 Απριλίου 1935
13. Ballots. Ψηφοδέλτια
14. Newspaper cutting - Christian Science Monitor, January 5, 1925. “Western Reserve Professor to Head Library at Athens”
15. Greek newspaper 'Eleftheria' Monday January 1, 1945. Εφημερίδα ‘Ελευθερία' Δευτέρα 1 Ιανουαρίου 1945
1 Birth Certificate
Passports (1919, 1921, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1937, 1955, 1959, 1963)
Bureau de Contr™le InteralliJ Laissez-Passer, 1917
Bureau de Contr™le, American Red Cross permit to travel in Greece, 1918
Monument Pass, Antiquities de l’Egypt, 1928 - 29
Olsen Family Tree from 1965 Reunion
Drawing of a sealstone with Blegen’s initials
2 Curriculum vitae, letters of introduction, awards, diplomas (including ψήφισμα της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής του Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών περί της ανακηρύξεώς του CWB σε επίτιμο διδάκτορα, 1963 - honorary PhD), speeches, programs & announcements [oversize diplomas are kept separately]
3 Book contracts (Thames & Hudson, Cambridge Univ. Press)
4 Calling-cards, invitations, postcards, Christmas cards, Christmas list box [kept separately]
5 Travel mementoes
6 Pastel drawing of CWB by Julie Langsam (1958); Pencil drawing of man in costume by Phyllis K. Emmerson (1920)
7 “Poems to Order: Thera, June 17-21, 1928” by Robert Shelby Darbyshire
8 Pocket New Testament (1900); Church Youth Group booklet (1907-1908); Decennial Address Book, Class of 1908, Yale College
9 Old envelopes and stamps
1 Household bills and other receipts. List of embroideries included.
2 Life insurance, retirement plan, tax files, medical bills
3 Bank statements, cheques, etc. [kept separately]
4 Augsburg Park Association
Deaths of Bert Hodge Hill, Elizabeth Blegen, and Louise T. Semple
1 Bert Hodge Hill (will, sympathy letters, etc)
2-3 Elizabeth Blegen (certificates, letters and cards of sympathy, etc.)
4 Louise T. Semple
* Italian leather folder with embossed and gilted decoration
* Keys to ASCSA Main Building & file cabinet
* Copy of linear B tablet
* Silver plate from Univ. of Cincinnati for service, 1927-57
* Distinguished Service Professor Pin from the Univ. of Cincinnati
* Silver kylix (displayed at the Director's House. One of two; the other which belonged to Alan Wace is currently in the possession of Eizabeth French)
[on the shelves, not in boxes]
Books from the C.W. Blegen and E.P. Blegen Library:
1. A Land called Crete. A symposium in memory of Harriet Boyd Hawes 1871-1945, Smith College Studies in History XLV, 1968
[ex libris EPB & CWB]
2. Bennett, Emmett L. Jr., The Pylos Tablets. A Preliminary Transcription, Princeton University Press 1951
[ex libris EPB & CWB QA 047; 36259; signed CWB; annotated by CWB]
3. Bennett, E., J. Chadwick, M. Ventris & F.W. Householder, The Knossos Tablets. A Transliteration, BICS Supplement no 7, London 1959
[ex libris EPB & CWB]
4. Bennett, Emmett L., Jr. (ed.), Mycenaean Studies: proceedings of the Third International Colloquium for Mycenaean Studies held at "Wingspread," 4-8 September 1961, University of Wisconsin Press, 1964
[ex libris EPB & CWB]
5. Blegen, Carl W., Korakou: a prehistoric settlement near Corinth, ASCSA 1921
[ex libris EPB & CWB CO 015; 36263; signed Carl W. Blegen; in pencil “E.D. Pierce 216D”]
6. Blegen, Carl W., Zygouries: a prehistoric settlement in the valley of Cleonae, Harvard University Press, 1928
[ex libris EPB & CWB CO 016; 36269; signed with initials “E.P.B. with many thanks C.W.B.”]
7.1-2. Blegen, Carl W., Prosymna. The Helladic Settlement preceding the Argive Heraeum, 2 volumes, Cambridge University Press 1937
[ex libris EPB & CWB CO 033; 36267 & 36268; signed EPB]
8.1-2. Blegen, Carl W. & Marion Rawson (eds), The Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Western Messenia, Princeton University Press 1966, Part 1 Text, Part 2 Plates
[ex libris EPB & CWB CO 062; 36265; signed CWB]
8.3. Lang, Mabel L., The Palace of Nestor at Pylos in Western Messenia, vol. 2: The frescoes, Princeton University Press, 1969
[ex libris EPB & CWB CO 062; 36266; signed Carl W. Blegen]
9. Blegen, John R., Ul Derden for Kristus, Minneapolis 1911
[with dedication to Carl from his father in Norwegian, 1911]
10. Blegen, Theodore C., The “America Letters”, Oslo 1928
[signed with initials CWB]
11-12. Blegen, Theodore C., Grassroots History, The University of Minnesota Press 1947 (2 copies)
[one copy with dedication “To Carl from your devoted brother Ted”, the other signed by the author, brother of CWB]
13. Blegen, Theodore C. (ed.), Frontier Parsonage. The letters of Olaus Fredrik Duus Norwegian pastor in Wisconsin, 1855-1858, Northfield Minnesota 1947
14. Blegen, Theodore C., The Land lies Open, University of Minnesota Press 1949
[with dedication “To Carl and Elizabeth, from Ted”]
15. Blegen, Theodore C., Lincoln’s Imagery. A study in word power, La Crosse 1954
[with dedication “To Carl from Ted February 12, 1954”]
16. Blegen, Theodore C. (ed.), Land of their Choice. The Immigrants write home, The University of Minnesota Press 1955
[with dedication “To Carl and Elizabeth, from Ted”]
17. Blegen, Theodore C., Amerikabrev, Oslo 1958
[signed C.W. Blegen; Norwegian, written by CWB brother]
18. Blegen, Theodore C., Minnesota. A History of the State, University of Minnesota Press 1963
[with dedication “To Carl, from the home base, Ted”]
19. Blegen, Theodore C., Abraham Lincoln and his Mailbag. Two documents by Edward D. Neill, one of Lincoln’s secretaries, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul 1964
[signed “CWB from Ted”]
20. Blegen, Theodore C., The Saga of Saga Hill, La Crosse 1970, with offprint of Minnesota History vol. 29:4 (1948), 289-299
[signed “Carl from Ted”]
21. Blegen, Theodore C. & Philip D. Jordan, With Various Voices, Saint Paul 1949
[signed “CWB from TCB”]
22. Blegen, Theodore C. & E.W. McDiarmid (eds), Sherlock Holmes: Master Detective, printed for The Norwegian Explorers, St. Paul & Minneapolis 1952
[with dedication “To Carl from Ted” [illegible place] 1952”]
23. Butler, Howard Crosby, Sardis, vol. I: The Excavations, part I: 1910-1914, Leyden 1922
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 077; 36324; signed C. W. Blegen]
24. Chadwick, John, The Decipherment of Linear B, Cambridge University Press 1958
[ex libris EPB & CWB QA 042; 36230; with author’s dedication “To Professor C.W. Blegen with best wishes and many thanks, John Chadwick, September 1958”]
25. Chadwick, J. & J. T. Killen, The Knossos Tablets III, a transliteration of all the texts in Linear B script found at Knossos, Crete, based upon a new collation of photographs and originals, BICS Supplement no 15, London 1964
[ex libris EPB & CWB; signed with initials CWB]
26. Colloque International sur les Textes Mycéniens, Paris 1956
[ex libris EPB & CWB; with carte visite “”à Monsieur Blegen bien cordialement, Mihel Lejeune”; uncut]
27. Deroy, L., Initiation à l’ Épigraphie Mycénienne, Rome 1962
[ex libris EPB & CWB]
28.1-2. Dörpfeld, Wilhelm, Troja und Ilion: Ergebnisse der Ausgrabungen in den Vorhistorischen und Historischen Schichten von Ilion 1870-1894, Athen Beck & Barth, 1902, [1 v. in 2] (I-II)
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 018; 36294; signed C.W. Blegen, “Walter Leaf Athens 14 April 1903” and 36295 “Walter Leaf”]
29. Études Crétoises I, 1928: Chapouthier, Fernand and Jean Charbonneaux, “Fouilles exécutées à Mallia: Premier Rapport (1922-1924)”
[ex libris EPB & CWB]
30. Études Crétoises V, 1938: Chapouthier, Fernand, “Deux épées d’apparat découvertes en 1936 au palais de Mallia au cours des fouilles éxécuté.”
[ex libris EPB & CWB; signed with initials CWB]
31. Études Crétoises IX, 1953: Demargne, Pierre and Hubert Gallet de Santerre, “Fouilles exécutées à Mallia: Exploration des maisons et quartiers d’habitation (1921-1948).”
[ex libris EPB & CWB; “À Monsieur Blegen Respectueux homage des auteurs, Athènes, le 21 Juin 1953 H. Gallet de Santerre”]
32. Études Crétoises XIII, 1963: Effenterre, Henri van, “Fouilles exécutées a Mallia: Étude du site (1956-1957) par une mission archéologique de l’ Université de Caen sous la direction d’Henri van Effenterre et Exploration des nécropoles (1915-1928).”
[ex libris EPB & CWB; signed C. W. Blegen]
33.1-7. Evans, Arthur, The Palace of Minos at Knossos, vol. I, II in 2, III, IV in 2, Index, London 1930
[ex libris EPB & CWB CQ 150/80; vol. I: 36271; signed Ida Thallon Hill; vol. II.1: 36272; signed Elizabeth Blegen; vol. II.2: 36273; signed Elizabeth Blegen; vol. III: 36274; “Carl Blegen with kind regards from Arthur Evans”; vol. IV.1: 36275; vol. IV.2: 36276; “9 Plutarch St.” erased; index vol.: 36277]
34.1-2. Evans, A.J., Scripta Minoa: the written documents of Minoan Crete, with special reference to the archives of Knossos, vol. I, II, Oxford, vol. I 1909, vol. II 1952
[ex libris EPB & CWB QA 050; 36296-36297; vol. I: signed C. W. Blegen, “with the Author’s kind regards, December 1909”, vol. II: signed C. W. Blegen]
35. Hesperia 35:4 (1966)
[ex libris EPB & CWB 36246; Blegen's personal volume of the Festschrift that the ASCSA published and offered to him on the occasion of his 80th birthday, January 27, 1967]
36.1-6. Frazer, J.G., Pausanias’s Description of Greece in six volumes, 1913
[ex libris EPB & CWB RP 019/21 C; 36237; signed Elizabeth D. Pierce]
37. Gardiner, E. Norman, Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals, London 1910
[ex libris EPB & CWB MO 15.1; 36231]
38. Goldman, H., Excavations at Eutresis in Boeotia, Harvard University Press 1931
[ex libris EPB & CWB CH 086; 36301]
39.1-3. Gomme, Arnold W., A Historical Commentary on Thucydides, Oxford Clarendon Press 1945, [5 v.] (1, 2, 3)
[ex libris EPB & CWB RT 045/60; 36251: “9 Plutarch St. Athens 3 Sept. 1956”, 36252: “C. W. Blegen from AWG”, 36253: signed C. W. Blegen]
40. Hampe, Roland, Frühe Griechische Sagenbilder in Böotien, Athen 1936
[ex libris EPB & CWB LE 030; 36292]
41. Harrison, Jane Ellen, Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion, Cambridge University Press 1903
[ex libris EPB & CWB MQ 05; 36234]
42. Higgins, Reynold A., Minoan and Mycenaean Art, London 1967
[ex libris EPB & CWB; “With thanks and best wishes. Reynold Higgins”]
43.1-3. Karo, Georg, Schachtgräber von Mykenai, München 1933, Text (in 2 volumes) and Tafeln
[ex libris EPB & CWB CO 018.1; 36303; signed with initials CWB]
44. Karo, G., An Attic Cemetery, Philadelphia 1943
[ex libris EPB & CWB CL 089.1; 36258; “To Carl and Elizabeth Blegen in grateful friendship of old standing, George Karo, Athens-Cincinnati”]
45. Martha, J., L’Art Étrusque, Paris 1889
[ex libris EPB & CWB EV 05; 36316]
46.1. Mylonas, G., Excavations at Olynthus, Part I: The Neolithic Settlement, Baltimore 1929 [ex libris EPB & CWB CR 020; 36318; signed Carl W. Blegen]
46.2. Robinson, D.M., Excavations at Olynthus, Part II Architecture and Sculpture, Baltimore 1930
[ex libris EPB & CWB CR 020; 36319]
47. Nilsson, Martin P., The Mycenaean Origin of Greek Mythology, Sather Classical Lectures vol. 8, University of California Press 1932
[ex libris EPB & CWB LD 020; 36317; signed with initials CWB]
48. Norwegian-American Studies, vol. 21 (1962)
[with an article by C.C. Qualey on Theodore C. Blegen, CWB’s brother]
49. Palmer, L.R., Mycenaeans and Minoans. Aegean Prehistory in the Light of the Linear B Tablets, London 1961
[ex libris EPB & CWB QA 47.28; 36231; with author’s dedication “To C.W. Blegen in admiration L.R. Palmer”; with some notes in pencil]
50. Palmer, L.R. & J. Boardman, On the Knossos Tablets, Oxford 1963
[ex libris EPB & CWB; “C. W. Blegen from the authors”]
51. Payne, Humphry & Gerard Mackworth Young, Archaic Marble Sculpture from the Acropolis, London 1936
[ex libris EPB & CWB GE 08; 36320]
52. Persson, Axel, The Royal Tombs at Dendra, near Midea, Skrifter Utgivna av Kungl. Humanistiska Vetenskapssamfundet I Lund, Acta Reg. Societatis Humaniorum Litterarum Lundensis XV, 1931
[ex libris EPB & CWB CO 028.1; 36243; signed with initials CWB]
53.1-3. Pfuhl, Ernst, Malerei und Zeichnung der Griechen, München 1923, Band I, II, III
[ex libris EPB & CWB JA 023; 36321, 36322, 36323]
54. Σακελλαρίου, Α., Μυκηναϊκή Σφραγιδογλυφία, Athens 1966
[ex libris EPB & CWB; signed C. W. Blegen, “with the author’s compliments, A. Sakellariou”]
55. Schachermeyr, Fritz, Ägäis und Orient, Wien 1967
[ex libris EPB & CWB DK 024.4; 36235; with author’s dedication “Mit herzlichen Grüssen! Fritz Schachermeyr”]
56. Schliemann, Heinrich, Mycenae: A Narrative of researches and Discoveries at Mycenae and Tiryns, New York 1878
[ex libris EPB & CWB CO 21; 36261; signed ?. E. Hoffman 1878 (previous owner); with dedication "from Carl W. Blegen to Elizabeth Blegen"]
57. Schliemann, Heinrich, Ilios: the City and Country or The Trojans: the results of researchers and discoveries on the site of Troy and throughout the Troad in the years 1871-72-73-78-79, London 1880 (see also French edition)
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 012.1; 36250; handwritten note "Coll. 25/7/30 C.C."]
58. Schliemann, Henri, Ilios. Ville et Pays des Troyens. Résultat des fouilles sur l’emplacement de Troie et des explorations aites en Troade de 1871 à 1882, Paris 1885
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 012.1; 36326]; signed C. W. Blegen]
59. Schliemann, Heinrich, Orchomenos: Bericht über meine Ausgrabungen im Böotischen Orchomenos, Leipzig 1881
[ex libris EPB & CWB CH 31.1; 36327; signed C.W. Blegen]
60. Swindler, Mary Hamilton, Ancient Painting from the earliest times to the period of Christian art, New Haven Yale University Press 1929
[ex libris EPB & CWB JA 07; 36238]
61. Taylour, Lord William, The Mycenaeans, London 1964
[ex libris EPB & CWB]
62.1-8. Blegen, Carl W., John L. Caskey and Marion Rawson, Troy: excavations conducted by the University of Cincinnati, 1932-1938, Princeton University Press, 1950-1958 (I.2, II.1-2, III.1-2, IV.1-2)
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 010; 36305, 36306 “9 Plutarch St.”, 36307, 36308 “9 Plutarch St.” and small clipping with review, 36309 “9 Plutarch St.”, 36310 “9 Plutarch St. 17 June [May] 1958”, 36311 “9 Plutarch St. 17 June 1958”]
63.1. Angel, Lawrence J., Troy. The Human Remains, Troy Supplementary Monograph 1, Princeton University Press, 1951
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 010; 36314; signed C.W. Blegen]
63.2. Bellinger, Alfred R., Troy. The Coins, Troy Supplementary Monograph 2, Princeton University Press, 1961
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 010; 36313]
63.3. Thompson, Dorothy Burr, Troy. The Terracotta Figurines of the Hellenistic Period, Troy Supplementary Monograph 3, Princeton University Press, 1963
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 010; 36312]
64. Vermeule, Emily, Greece in the Bronze Age, The University of Chicago Press 1964 [ex libris EPB & CWB]
65. Walter, Otto, “Die Parthenonfundamente und das Delphische Orakel,” Anz. Ph. No 7 (1952), Wien
[ex libris EPB & CWB; “Herrn Blegen”]
66. Walton, Elijah & T.G. Bonney, The Coast of Norway from Christiania to Hammerfest, London 1871
67. Wood, J.T., Discoveries at Ephesus, London 1877
[ex libris EPB & CWB CT 081; 36247]
SERIES VI: PHOTOGRAPHS
2 Elizabeth D. Blegen
3 Friends and Colleagues (including portaits of Sophia Schliemann, Phil Davis, Horace Oakley, Cyrus Ashton Sanborn, and Frederick de Waele)
4 Travels with Emerson Swift (1912-1915)
5 Island Trip (1923): Photos taken by Phil Davis, Elizabeth Pierce; Natalie Gifford; F[ranklin] P. J[ohnson]; L[eicester] B. H[olland]; Hazel Hansen.
6 Island Cruise (cont’d) [oversize]
7 Photo of a trail in a forest; various loose photos of sites or finds including a sketch of a boat in pencil.
Blegen Family Photographs & Athens Memories Album (J. Glanagan)
Box 38 (digitized)
Various trips (1913-1917, 1921); also consult photo records in Boxes 3 & 4.
Box 39 (digitized)
Various trips (1922-1925)
Box 40 (digitized)
Various trips (1936-1938, Epirus 1970 [Ph A N-31/0374-0379], no date)
Carl Blegen Papers at Cincinnati
When Blegen died in 1971 his archives were divided between Athens and Cincinnati, the majority in his house at Athens. In Cincinnati were notebooks and photographic albums from the University of Cincinnati excavations at Troy and miscellaneous other records that had been stored in Wilson Auditorium, where Blegen, Marion Rawson, and John L. Caskey shared an archaeological study.
Correspondence of importance for the history of the University of Cincinnati and of the Department of Classics was transferred to the central University of Cincinnati Archives (Archives and Rare Books) where it was inventoried. Other correspondence stayed in archaeological studies within the Department of Classics in the old University Library (renamed Blegen Library).
All correspondence was piece catalogued under the supervision of Jack Davis (2003-2007). Jennifer Glaubius was responsible for that in Archives and Rare Books, Sarah Lima that in the Department of Classics. We are grateful to Hüseyn Öztürk for help with letters in Turkish, Barbara Breitenberger for letters in German, and to Signe Barfoed for letters in Norwegian.
Requests for further infomation about documents in the University archives should be addressed to Kevin Grace, University Archivist.
Requests for materials in the Department of Classics should be directed to Carol Hershenson, who also oversees the Troy archive in Cincinnati, a collection of glass slides that includes original views of ethnographic interest, and a collection of color slides taken at the time of the Pylos excavation.
Note from Jack L. Davis, Professor of Classics at the University of Cincinnati and former Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.