Contents and Arrangement

Greece: Life Returns to Normal, 1945-1953

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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 History


AM 1998-32

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

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:

Greece: Life Returns to Normal; Norman Gilbertson Photographs of Greece, C0815, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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