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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January 1, 2020 (New Year's Day)

January 6, 2020 (Epiphany)

March 2, 2020 (Clean Monday)

March 25, 2020 (Independence Day)

April 17-21, 2020 (Greek Easter)

May 1, 2020 (May Day)

June 8, 2020 (Pentecost)



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February 20, 2020

Boston High School Students Explore the Schliemann Papers

On February 19, 2020, C. Emil Peñarubia and thirteen Boston High School students (Hyde Global Scholars program) visited the ASCSA Archives. The students were in Greece on a week long trip visiting monuments and archaeological sites in Athens and outside the city; their busy schedule included a visit to the ASCSA, to see the Heinrich Schliemann Papers.

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January 23, 2020

Hunter College Students Visit the American School

Robert B. Koehl, Professor of Archaeology at the Hunter College, City University of New York, with a group of his students, visited Gennadius Library and the ASCSA Archives on Thursday, January 16.

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December 18, 2019

Ξενάγηση ομάδας υπαλλήλων του Υπουργείου Μεταναστευτικής Πολιτικής στην Αμερικανική Σχολή

Με χαρά υποδεχτήκαμε στα Αρχεία της Αμερικανικής Σχολής Κλασικών Σπουδών ομάδα υπαλλήλων από το Υπουργείο Μεταναστευτικής Πολιτικής.

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