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Papandreou, Margarita
Margarita Papandreou Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1972-1992 (mostly 1975-1985)
27 boxes and 10.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes 1-26; B-000833
Greek, Modern English


Consists of selected papers of former First Lady of Greece and international women's rights activist, Margarita Papandreou.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected papers of Margarita Papandreou. There is correspondence (1981-1985), in English and Greek, received by Papandreou and her husband, Andreas Papandreou, prime minister of Greece (1981-1989, 1993-1996), concerning personal and business matters, and some affairs of state. The bulk of the papers consists of speeches, articles, interviews, and printed matter, by and about Papandreou, relating to her involvement in the Greek Union of Women, a socialist feminist group she founded in 1976 (president, 1980-1989), the First Ladies Conference on Drug Abuse at the United Nations (1985), and the World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace (1975-1985), held in Nairobi, Kenya (1985). Also present are copies of the PAK Newsletter (1972-1974), a publication of the Panhellenic Liberation Movement in North America, and many newspaper clippings in Greek.

Collection Creator Biography:

Papandreou, Margarita

Former First Lady of Greece, Margarita Papandreou was an international feminist leader, peace movement activist, diplomat, and author who founded the Women's Union of Greece. She was married to Andreas Papandreou, who served as Greece's Prime Minister from 1981-1989 and 1993-1996.

Collection History


Gift of the author in 1992 and 1993 (AM 1993-95, AM 1993-126).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Gregory Kohles '2013 in 2011.

Finding aid updated by Faith Charlton in December 2016.

General correspondence materials were treated for mold in 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

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.

General correspondence materials are water damaged and in poor condition.

Credit this material:

Margarita Papandreou Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes 1-26; B-000833