Contents and Arrangement

Mathētikes selides tōn pneumatikōn kai kallitechnikōn tēs hektēs N.T. tou A' Gymnasiou Mytilēnēs, 1943

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of three issues (out of 4) of typed and handwritten texts in Greek of the magazine "Mathētikes selides" (Student pages) that was published by the students of the sixth grade of Mytilēnē's High School in November 1943, with the encouragement of their professor Miltēs Paraskeuaidēs. Given the difficult conditions due to the Occupation, each issue was published in only five copies. Each student had to type or write their text in five folds and M. Paraskeuaidēs had undertaken the handmade bookbinding. The magazine appeared in four issues concerning the educational and artistic events of the students of the sixth grade of the high school.

Four folios of issue 1 are missing (pages 23-24 and 41-46). The three volumes consist of 92, [44] and [60] pages, respectively. Stamp with the name of the magazine "Mathētikes selides" in the upper margin of each page in red ink, as well as original drawings in black and colored pencils, inside and outside the text (included in the pagination, two pasted). Original covers by Miltēs Paraskeuaidēs. The "Mathētikes selides" are the forerunner of the "Lesbian letters."


Arranged alphabetically by the name of the creator or by the date of acquisition.

Collection History


Purchase; Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM 2022-062).


No material was separated during processing.

Processing Information

These items were processed and described by Kalliopi Balatsouka in December 2021.

Access & Use

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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Credit this material:

Mathētikes selides tōn pneumatikōn kai kallitechnikōn tēs hektēs N.T. tou A' Gymnasiou Mytilēnēs; General Manuscripts Miscellaneous Collection, C0140, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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