Biography and History

Alison Frantz was a classicist and photographer. She was the photographer and specialist in Early Christian and Byzantine archaeology for the Agora excavations at Athens from 1933 to 1968 for the American School of Classical Studies. In 1967 she received a grant from the American Philosophical Society to study, draw and photograph the temple ruins (circa 200-300 A.D.) on the island of Sikinos in the Aegean Sea. Frantz also served as Cultural Attache (1946-1949) for the U.S. Embassy in Athens and later was a visiting member at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Source: From the finding aid for C0772

Occupations

  • Classicists -- United States -- 20th century..
  • Photogaphers -- United States -- 20th century..
  • Alison Frantz Papers. 1940-1980 (bulk), 1916-1995 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0772

    Consists of papers and photographs of Alison Frantz (1903-1995), a classicist who was the photographer and specialist in Early Christian and Byzantine archaeology for the Agora excavations at Athens from 1933 to 1968 for the American School of Classical Studies.