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.

New Hours of the Archives

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.

We will be closed for Thanksgiving, 22-23 November 2018.

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November 13, 2018

Leda Costaki talking about Stratis Myrivilis on the ERT News

On the occasion of OXI day (October 28th), Archivist Leda Costaki, who has processed the personal papers of novelist Stratis Myrivilis, was interviewed by ERT about Myrivilis's coverage of the Greek-Italian War in 1940, as a war correspondent.

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November 12, 2018


Οι "Βιβλίων Τόποι" και η εμπνεύστριά τους δημοσιογράφος και φιλόλογος Λαμπρινή Κουζέλη ξεναγήθηκαν το Σάββατο 10 Νοεμβρίου 2018 στην ανακαινισμένη Ανατολική Πτέρυγα της Γενναδείου Βιβλιοθήκης, όπου έχουν μετεγκατασταθεί όλες οι αρχειακές συλλογές της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών.

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June 29, 2018

“Triumph Over Time” in Ano Koufonisi

"Τriumph Over Time," a film about Greece produced in 1947 by the American School, will be played during the summer on the island of Ano Koufonissi, at the old δημοτικό σχολείο, which has been renovated to house the island's antiquities collection. The event is part of Constellations in the Dirt (Αστερισμοί στο Χώμα) organized by NEON and the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades

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