Contents and Arrangement

Reise nach Athen 18.X – 31.X.1936, Photograph Album, 1936 October 18-31

3 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

One photograph album titled: "Reise nach Athen 18.X – 31.X.1936" containing 163 black-and-white photographs of a trip of the orchestra "Mantolinata Dresdēs or "Chartofilax-Estudiantina" of the Greek musician Geōrgios Chartophylax, from Dresden to Athens and Thessalonikē via former Yugoslavia in 1936. Miscellaneous material such as newspaper clippings, tickets of museums and trains, concert programs, city guide books, post cards and hotel forms complement the photographic collection and provide a live view of the trip. Included also are (17) typed pages titled "Eine Konzertreise nach Athen" and (12) handwritten pages with detailed descriptions of the every day events of the trip in German, and (1) letter. The majority of the photographs are mounted and bear handwritten captions in German; images depict several places in Athens, Thessalonike, Dresden, Budapest, and Beograd. There is also a handwritten letter in German signed by Geōrgios Chartophylax, dated September 28, 1936 (at the end of the album).


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator, with unattributed materials at the end.

Collection History


Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. (AM 2022-109)


The collection is open and will continue to grow.


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

This file was processed and described by Kalliopi Balatsouka in March 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Reise nach Athen 18.X – 31.X.1936, Photograph Album; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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