Mary Zelia Pease Philippides Papers


Collection Number: GR ASCSA MZP 076
Name(s) of Creator(s):  Mary Zelia Pease Philippides
Title:  Mary Zelia Pease Philippides Papers
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Language(s): English
Summary: The collection consists of loose notes (pottery), excavation diary of a Byzantine church at the Athenian Agora, offprint of “The Cave on the East Slope of the Acropolis. II The Pottery” Hesperia 5:2 (1936), and a card advertising the embroideries produced by the American Friends of Greece Workshops, ca. 1926-1930.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Dia Philippides 2012
Information about Access: The collection is available for research
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Mary Zelia Pease Philippides Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Mary Zelia Pease Philippides)

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Mary Zelia Pease Philippides was born January 19, 1906. She was married to John Philippides, who predeceased her. She studied at Bryn Mawr College receiving her AB in 1927 and her Ph.D. in 1933 with a dissertation entitled, “A Catalogue of the Greek Vases in the Collection of Albert Gallatin in New York City.” A long-time member of the School, Philippides was a Student of the School and Fellow from Bryn Mawr College 1927-1928, Fellow of the Archaeological Institute of America 1928-1929, Special Fellow in Archaeology 1932-1933, and a member of the excavation staff at the Ancient Athenian Agora in 1933.  She was appointed Librarian of the School in 1958 until her retirement in 1971.

She also served in UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) in Greece after World War II. During a leave of absence from 1966 to 1967, she was able to work on her assignment to publish black-figured pottery from the Athenian Agora. In 1986 she and Mary B. Moore published Attic Black-Figured Pottery (Agora XXIII).  

See also Mary Zelia Pease Philippides (1906-1909).