The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ASCSA
Archives in the Gennadius Library

Staff and Contact Information

STAFF

Doreen Canaday Spitzer Archivist: Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan, Ph.D.

Archives in the Blegen Library

Assistant Archivist: Alexis Malliaris, Ph.D.

Telephone: +30 213 000 2400 (ext. 106 and 218)
Fax: +30 210 729 4047

Archives in the Gennadius Library

Reference Archivist: Eleftheria Daleziou, Ph.D.
Research Archivist: Leda Costaki, Ph.D

Telephone: +30 210 721 0536 (ext. 214 and 211)
Fax: +30 210 72 37 767

OPENING HOURS

Archives in the Blegen Library: 9.00 A.M. to 3.30 P.M. Monday-Friday (by appointment).
Archives in the Gennadius Library: 9.00 A.M. to 3.30 P.M. Monday-Friday (by appointment).

INQUIRIES

Inquiries about the archival collections in the Blegen Library should be addressed to the Archivist. Inquiries about the archival collections in the Gennadius Library should be addressed to the Reference Archivist. Because of the limited number of seats in the reading room of the Archives, researchers are strongly advised to make an appointment prior to their visit by phone or e-mail. During the first appointment, researchers are informed about the regulations of the Archives and possible restrictions applying to certain collections. Also, researchers are asked to complete the registration/application form for the examination of archival material. Catalogues, finding aids and databases are provided by the Archivist. Some of the catalogues are available at our website.

HANDLING THE COLLECTIONS

  • Readers are requested to leave all their personal belongings in the lockers at the front entrance of each library. Readers may bring with them only plain paper for note taking and/or their laptop.
  • Pencils only are to be used at all times. Readers are requested not to use pens or correcting fluid.
  • It is strictly prohibited to mark or make notes on the documents of the archival collections or to mix documents or files. Readers are responsible for the safe use of the material they are consulting. It is imperative to handle with care all archival material. Readers are responsible to keep the documents in the folder in the order they found them.
  • Readers should not use more than one folder at a time.
  • Readers must avoid placing their hands on the documents. Documents should be held by their corners or edges without soiling or damaging the information on each document.
  • Tracing of documents is prohibited.
  • Readers observing defects or damages in documents or documents out of order are requested to point out these problems to the Archivist.
  • In case the reader needs to leave the reading room temporarily, the files may remain at his/her seat provided that they are kept within the folder.
  • All notes will be examined when the researcher leaves the reading room.
  • Infringement of these regulations may involve withdrawal of the reader’s access to the Archives.

DUPLICATION AND COPYRIGHT


Duplication

Photocopying is prohibited. Researchers are allowed to use digital cameras, with the permission of the Head Archivist, as long as the following conditions are met:
• Use of the device does not disturb other users, or the general quiet nature of the reading room (i.e. devices must operate in ‘silent mode’)
• User of the device does not pose a threat to the safety of the records
• Flash photography is not permitted under any circumstances
• Records at risk of damage cannot be reproduced
• Records for which the American School of Classical Studies does not hold the original copyright may not be reproduced

Researchers who are interested in the duplication of entire folders will be asked to cover the expenses of their digitization. For any further information about cost and time of delivery, please contact the Head Archivist. Upon payment, the researcher will receive the content of the folder in a high resolution PDF file.

The ASCSA Archives bear no responsibility for the quality of images taken by members of the public using this service and printing facility is offered alongside it.
Photographs or digital images may be used only for the purpose stated in the original application and agreed to by the ASCSA.


Copyright

Permission to examine manuscripts is not an authorization to publish, display, reproduce, perform, distribute, or prepare derivative works of them. Researchers who plan to publish their work are urged to make inquiry concerning possible restrictions before beginning their research. Researchers shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions, clearances or consents necessary to publish. The holder of the original copyright is not necessarily the American School of Classical Studies.

Disclaimer

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is not legally liable for copyright, privacy, or publicity infringement when materials are wrongfully used after being provided to researchers for ‘fair use’.