The American School's time capsule for future generations


Personal Papers and Archives

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

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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August 12 -16, 2019

October 28, 2019 (National Day)

November 28-29, 2019 (Thanksgiving)

Note: The Archives at the East Wing of the Gennadius Library will remain open during the closure of the Gennadius Library (May 20 - August 18, 2019), except for the days announced above.


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June 20, 2019

Clayton Lehmann’s Summer Seminar Reads Elytis and Seferis in the School’s Archives

Clayton Lehmann's Summer Seminar Reads Elytis and Seferis in the School's Archives

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June 11, 2019

Closure of the Gennadius Library May 20, 2019 - August 18, 2019

The Gennadius Library is undergoing a major reclassification project of its collections according to the Library of Congress system. This change will allow stack access to the Library’s research collections. In order for the work to be completed most efficiently, the Library will remain closed to the public from May 20 through August 18, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience. The Gennadius will reopen on Monday August 19, 2019 with a limited summer schedule as follows Monday-Thursday 9:00 – 16.30, Friday 9:00 – 15:00 (closed on Saturday).

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June 7, 2019

Blegen Library’s video and manual on Library of Congress Classification system

Blegen Library has just opened for its members and will soon be open to its visitors using Library of Congress Classification system for its collections. Please watch below a video and study a brief manual on the new system.

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