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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March 14, 2019

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

ASCSA's libraries (Blegen, Gennadius and the Wiener Laboratory) are undergoing a major reclassification project for their collections following the Library of Congress system of call numbers. In order for the work to be completed most efficiently and with the least inconvenience to our users, libraries closure is inevitable.The Gennadius Library will close on May 20, 2019 through August 18, 2019. In the case of a change in the dates a new notice will be issued. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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March 4, 2019

Grèce en Vogue: A New Wave of American Philhellenism in the 1920s

Portes Magazine has republished From the Archivist's Notebook one of my earlier posts (January 1, 2015), titled "Grèce en Vogue: A New Wave of American Philhellenism in the 1920s."

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February 21, 2019

Students from the University of Victoria at the School’s Archives

Students from the University of Victoria at the ASCSA Archives

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