Philip Betancourt Collection

Συλλογή Philip B. Betancourt

COLLECTION OVERVIEW - ΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗΣΗ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΗΣ

Collection Number: GR GL PPB 110
Name(s) of Creator(s): Philip B. Betancourt (1936- )
Title: Philip B. Betancourt Collection
Date [bulk]: 1895-1920
Date [inclusive]:
Language(s): Greek, French, English
Summary: This collection contains about 200 postcards of the late 19th and early 20th century. The collection 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. Ph. Betancourt is Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and an archaeologist specializing in Minoan Crete. In 2003, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens organized an exhibition of the postcards, which were published in Philip B. Betancourt, Greece and Her Neighbours in Historic Postcards: 1895-1920, Athens 2003. See more about the exhibition and the catalogue in: “Exhibition Highlights Recent Gift to Gennadeion,” in ASCSA Newsletter, Winter 2004, no. 51, p. G1.
Quantity: 0.10 linear meters (and 0.35 linear meters of secondary material from the exhibition)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Gift of Ph. Betancourt, 2002
Information about Access: The collection is available for research
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Gennadius Library Archives, Philip B. Betancourt Collection (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Γεννάδειος Βιβλιοθήκη, Συλλογή Philip B. Betancourt)

For more information, please contact the Archives:
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
54 Souidias Street, Athens 106 76, Greece
phone: +30 213 000 2400 (ext. 425)
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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE - ΒΙΟΓΡΑΦΙΚΟ ΣΗΜΕΙΩΜΑ

Philip P. Betancourt (born 1936) is an American archaeologist, author, and a specialist in the Aegean Bronze Age. He was the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Graduate Group in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World and the Department of the History of Art. He previously served as Director of the Institute for Aegean Prehistory. Betancourt received his Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007.


CONTENT - ΠΕΡΙΕΧΟΜΕΝΑ

A selection of 165 postcards were published in Philip B. Betancourt, Greece and Her Neighbours in Historic Postcards: 1895-1920, Athens 2003. You can access the manuscipt of the publication (with descriptions of the postcards) here.