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Seferis, George, 1900-1971.
George Seferis Photographs of Cyprus
Manuscripts Division
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1953-1971 (mostly 1953-1955)
1 box and 0.2 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1


Consists of 138 photographs of Cyprus taken by Greek poet and Nobel Prize winner George Seferis.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 138 photographs of Cyprus taken by Seferis. There are 122 (5" x 7") photographs, 1953-1955, of Byzantine and medieval monuments and artworks, and various other buildings, scenes, and people of Cyprus. This group of photographs is entitled, "Cyprus, Memory and Love, Through the Lens of Seferis." A selection of these photographs were published in Kypros: Mneme kai Agape, me to Phako tou Giorgou Sephere (1990). Also present are 19 (9" x 12") prints, 1954-1971, of various scenes in Cyprus, portraits of Seferis, and of the Nobel Prize award ceremony.

Collection Creator Biography:

Seferis, George, 1900-1971.

George Seferis was a Greek poet and the 1963 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Collection History


Gift of Hellenic Studies Program. AM1995-62.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No copies are permitted. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website.

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:

George Seferis Photographs of Cyprus; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1

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Existence and Location of Copies

Publication by Seferis: Kypros: Mnēmē kai Agapē, me to Phako tou Giōrgou Sepherē (Leukosia: Politistiko Kentro Laikes Trapezas, 1990)

Subject Terms:
Art, Byzantine -- Cyprus -- Photographs.
Art, Medieval -- Cyprus -- Photographs.
Classical antiquities -- Cyprus -- Photographs.
Nobel Prize winners -- Photographs.
Poets, Greek (Modern) -- 20th century -- Photographs.
Genre Terms:
photographs -- 20th century.
Cyprus -- Antiquities -- Photographs.
Cyprus -- Photographs.