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

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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August 21, 2019

Re-opening of the Gennadius Library August 19, 2019

The Gennadius Library has undergone a major reclassification project of its collections according to the Library of Congress system. This change allows stack access to the Library’s research collections.

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July 17, 2019

Margarita Lymberaki’s famous novel “Three Summers” in English thanks to Karen Van Dyke

One of the best coming-of-age Greek novels, Τα Ψάθινα Καπέλα, published in 1946 by Margarita Lymberaki (also spelled as Liberaki), is available in English, thanks to Karen Van Dyke's painstaking translation.

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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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