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Project Information


The ASCSA Digital Library


In 2006 the American School received European Union funds to showcase its unique treasures via the internet in order to promote classical and post-classical Hellenic studies to an even broader international public. Within the framework of the Information Society Operational Program, the American School digitized a significant part of its collections. More than 400,000 items, scanned and catalogued, are now available online for consultation and study.


The digitized material includes Joannes Gennadius’s scrapbooks, which contain photographs and documents that provide invaluable resources on the long diplomatic career and scholarly preoccupations of the founder of the Gennadius Library; the correspondence of politician Ion Dragoumis; the photographic albums of Dorothy Burr Thompson, one of the most distinguished American archaeologists of the 20th century; a significant number of photographs from the historical archives of the Gennadius Library; and excavation records, photographs and drawings covering the entire duration of the School’s excavations at Corinth (1896 to the present).


Further information about the School and its collections can be found in the booklet, ASCSA: Links to the Past, Looking to the Future, prepared as part of this project (Download English version in PDF) or elsewhere on this site.


Four multimedia presentations, which also include material from the Athenian Agora excavations, offer a special glimpse of the newly digitized material. Click on images below to view each of the 4 subjects.


This project was co-funded by the Office of Regional Development of the European Union (80%) and the Greek State (20%) through the Operational Program "Information Society" of the 3rd Community Support Framework (CSF). Measure 1.3 - Documentation, Management, Promotion of Greek Cultural Heritage

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