Georgios Galavaris-Kurt Weitzmann collection Finding Aid

Georgios Galavaris-Kurt Weitzmann collection


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)


Folder 1
- Album with 31 black and white photographs from Meteora, Sparta, Mystras, Tsakha, Patmos, Karytaina, Helikon, Delphi, Tolo, Kalymnos, 2 unidentified showing the interior of a church, 1 of an ancient theatre., 2 of KW, 1 of Josepha Weitzmann-Fiedler, wife of KW and one of the couple.
- 2 newspaper clippings in German (on Mt Athos).

Folder 2
- Of the 33 loose photos:
a) 6 black and white photographs (5 of which portraits of Arabs)
b) 4 in the form of postcards depicting Byzantine mosaics.
c) 2 coloured and 1 black and white photographs of KW and wife Josepha (?)
d) 11 black and white photographs of a trip to Egypt (Mt Sinai?) or the Middle East[?]
e) 5 photos of priests
f) 4 miscellaneous
g) Coloured group photo (negatives also exists).
- 5 large negatives (12.5 x 10 cm) of photographs from some University event (one exists in print form also).

Folder 3
- PhD diploma, 1905 (Wilhelm Weitzmann)