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, President of the Hellenic Republic.


At the East Wing of the Gennadius Library
61 Souidias
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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January 11, 2019

An Old Friend Visits the School

Mike Tremonte (ASCSA student 1989-1990) with his son Isaiah and friends stopped by the School this morning.

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December 19, 2018

Two New Publications, Products of Archival Research

Two new books stemming from archival research: David Gill's biography of Winifred Lamb, a pioneering archaeologist and excavator of Thermi on Lesvos and Kusura in Turkey; and Massimo Cultraro's narrative of Heinrich Schliemann's interest in Italy from his first journey in 1858, as a tourist, to his last and fatal one in 1890.

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December 7, 2018

Gennadius Library hosts the 9th meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries

At the meeting of the Athens Archaeological Research Libraries, the Gennadius Library shared recent programming and updates to the reclassification project.

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