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


From June 10, 2020, the Archives will be open to researchers, Monday to Friday 10:00 to 15:30, by appointment only. The number of researchers will be limited to a maximum of three (3) per day. To make an appointment, please send an e-mail to: Prior to their visit, researchers will be asked to submit electronically an application form with the list of boxes they would like to consult during their visit. The maximum number of boxes per day is four (4), and they are delivered once a day.

Upon arrival, the readers must give their name to the entrance guard on Souidias 54. After their name is matched with the list of visitors, their temperature will be taken with remote forehead thermometer. Upon entering the Archives, it is mandatory to disinfect hands with antiseptic liquid located at the entrance of the Archives Reading Room. This should be done whenever you leave the Archives Reading Room and return.

Strict social distancing rules of at least 1.5 meters must be adhered to during consultation with the Archives staff. The use of mask is obligatory.


Από τις 10 Ιουνίου 2020, τα Αρχεία της ΑΣΚΣΑ θα ανοίξουν στο ερευνητικό κοινό, Δευτέρα - Παρασκευή, 10:00 έως 15:30, με ραντεβού μόνο. Ο αριθμός των ερευνητών ορίζεται μέχρι τρία (3) άτομα την ημέρα. Για να οριστεί συγκεκριμένη ημέρα και ώρα προσέλευσης, απαιτείται η αποστολή e-mail στην διεύθυνση: Πριν από την επίσκεψή τους, οι ερευνητές υποβάλλουν ηλεκτρονικά αίτηση μελέτης, με τη λίστα των φακέλων (κουτιών) που θέλουν να μελετήσουν. Ο μέγιστος αριθμός φακέλων (κουτιών) ανά ημέρα είναι τέσσερις (4) και παραδίδονται άπαξ στη διάρκεια της επίσκεψης.

Κατά την άφιξή τους, οι ερευνητές πρέπει να δώσουν το όνομά τους στον ειδικό φρουρό στην είσοδο της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών (Σουηδίας 54). Μετά την ταυτοποίηση του ονόματος στην ενημερωμένη λίστα επισκεπτών, οι ερευνητές θερμομετρούνται από απόσταση. Κατά την είσοδο στο Αναγνωστήριο των Αρχείων είναι υποχρεωτική η απολύμανση των χεριών με το αντισηπτικό υγρό που βρίσκεται στην είσοδο (διαδικασία που επαναλαμβάνεται κάθε φορά που ο ερευνητής φεύγει και επιστρέφει στο αναγνωστήριο).

Καθόλη τη διάρκεια της συνδιαλλαγής τους με τον/την Αρχειονόμο, επιβάλλεται απόσταση τουλάχιστον 1,5 μέτρων. Τέλος, η χρήση μάσκας είναι υποχρεωτική.


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)

August 14-21, 2020 (Summer Closure)

October 28, 2020 (National Holiday)

November 26-27, 2020 (Thanksgivng)

December 24-26, and 31, 2020 (Christmas)


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August 25, 2020

Gennadius Library Extended Opening Hours

From August 31, 2020, the Library has been open to registered users as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30 to 17:00; Thursday 9:30 to 20:00 and Saturday 9:30 to 14:00. Due to the epidemiological condition, free access to the bookstacks will not be allowed. The number of readers will be limited to a maximum of 9, who will only be allowed to use the Main Reading Room. The use of a non-surgical mask is obligatory.

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July 30, 2020

Ion Dragoumis: Between East and West. One Hundred Years After His Assassination

The ASCSA Archives is organizing a major exhibition titled "Ion Dragoumis: Between East and West. One Hundred Years After His Assassination."

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July 9, 2020

LIFO magazine features photo of Spetses from the ASCSA Archives

The main photo in LIFO's essay about John Fowles, his classic book "The Magus," and the "magic" island of Spetses, where most of the book's action takes place, comes from the Homer A. Thompson papers.

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