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Collection Overview

Creator:
Gilbertson, Norman, 1920-
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Norman Gilbertson Photographs of Greece
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/7m01bk74d
Dates:
1945-1953
Size:
2 boxes and 0.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of photographs, with notes, taken by British relief worker Norman Gilbertson of the aftermath of an earthquake on the Ionian island of Cephalonia, mainly at its capital city of Argostolion, in August 1953.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection consists of 57 black and white photographs (5"x7"), with notes, taken by Gilbertson of the aftermath of an earthquake on the Ionian island of Cephalonia, mainly at its capital city of Argostolion, in August 1953. The photographs depict the destruction of many buildings and streets, the disruption of daily life, and relief services carried out by the British Royal Navy.

Additions consist of 125 black and white (5"x7") photographs, with a CD-ROM of the photographic images and typed history and description of the photographs by Norman Gilbertson. The photographs depict mainly village scenes and relief efforts after World War II and during the Civil War (1944-1949) in Greece. They were taken by Gilbertson as leader of a team of relief workers from Great Britain's Friends Relief Service (Quakers) and as a member of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA).

Collection Creator Biography:

Gilbertson, Norman, 1920-

Norman Gilbertson served as leader of a team of relief workers from Great Britain's Friends Relief Service and as a member of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA).

Collection History

Acquisition:

Gift of the artist.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Folder list prepared by Lisa Yankowitz '13 in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. Norman Gilbertson retains possession of the negatives of the photographs. Permission for the use and/or reproduction of text or photographs should be obtained from Gilbertson: PO Box 60124 Aghia Paraskevi, 15341 Athens, Greece (tel/fax 30-294-76684) or 165 Western Ave. North #300, St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 (tel 612-222-6926).

Credit this material:

Norman Gilbertson Photographs of Greece; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/7m01bk74d
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184