American School of classical Studes at Athens

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Address and Contact Info

Address: 54 Souidias Street, GR-106 76 Athens, Greece

Telephone & fax: telephone: (+30) 210-72-36-313; fax: (+30) 210-72-50-584


Principal contacts for the collection: Archivist, Dr. Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan

Hours and Usage Restrictions

By appointment

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Collection Summary

Among the American School of Classical Studies at Athens' most precious assets are its two libraries, which offer over 160,000 volumes in total: the Blegen Library, dedicated to Ancient Greece, and the Gennadius Library, devoted to post-antique Greek history and culture. Each Library houses valuable archives.

The Archives in the Blegen Library comprise the following groups: Administrative Records related to the function and mission of the American School; Excavation Records from American projects in Greece; Personal Papers of American archaeologists and architects working in Greece, such as the papers of Carl W. Blegen, William B. Dinsmoor and Homer A. Thompson; and Photographic Collections.

The Archives in the Gennadius Library contain many collections (such as the papers of the Dragoumis Family and Stephanos Skouloudis) that contribute to an understanding of political developments from the 18th to the 20th century in Greece and the Balkans. The Gennadius Library also collects the papers of important Greek literary figures, including the papers of the Nobel prize-winning poets George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, novelists Stratis Myrivilis and Angelos Terzakis, and philhellenes such as Heinrich Schliemann, the discoverer of Troy and Mycenae

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Major Topic Areas

Archaeology Greece Mediterranean Hellenism

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