The American School's time capsule for future generations


Archives and Personal Papers

The Archives of the School comprise administrative records (AdmRec) concerning the function and mission of the School, excavation records (ExcRec) from American archaeological projects in Greece, and personal papers of American archaeologists working in Greece. They also contain the personal papers of many leading Greek historical and cultural figures of the 19th to the 20th centuries, among them Heinrich Schliemann, the excavator of Troy and Mycenae, Nobel Prize winners George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis, composer and conductor Dimitris Mitropoulos, and Constantine Tsatsos, former President of the Hellenic Republic.


At the East Wing of the Gennadius Library
61 Souidias Street
Athens, GR 10676

Visiting Hours


We regret to inform you that the Archives will be closed to the public until further notice. This decision is in compliance with Greek government measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Θα θέλαμε να σας ενημερώσουμε ότι με βάση τα απαγορευτικά μέτρα της Ελληνικής κυβέρνησης που αφορούν στην προστασία των πολιτών από την μετάδοση του COVID-19, το Τμήμα Αρχείων θα παραμείνει κλειστό μέχρι νεωτέρας.

Archives are open Mon-Fri, 9:30 – 15:30, by appointment only. Prior to their visit, researchers are asked to fill in and submit electronically an application form. Material (up to three boxes each time) is delivered twice a day, at 10:00 and 13:00. Orders have to be placed before 10:00 and 13:00 respectively.

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January 1, 2020 (New Year's Day)

January 6, 2020 (Epiphany)

March 2, 2020 (Clean Monday)

March 25, 2020 (Independence Day)

April 17-21, 2020 (Greek Easter)

May 1, 2020 (May Day)

June 8, 2020 (Pentecost)



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May 14, 2020

ASCSA Responses to COVID-19

Please read our responses to COVID-19
Updated May 14th

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May 11, 2020

Newsletters from 1984 Online

There used to be only two Newsletters published per year. One in the spring, one in the fall. With one exception, however. In 1984, three issues were published.

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