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Modern Greek Studies Association
Modern Greek Studies Association Archives
Manuscripts Division
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42 boxes
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Greek, Modern English


Consists jointly of the files of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), established in 1968, and its official publication, the Journal of Modern Greek Studies , which began in 1983.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists jointly of the files of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA) and its official publication, the Journal of Modern Greek Studies . The files of the MGSA include correspondence of Edmund Keeley, president (1970-1973 and 1980-1981), and others, material on symposiums, membership, and fundraising. Also present are printed bulletins, 1969-1988, and four audiotapes of a Greek symposium in 1969.

The files of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies consists of the correspondence of its editors, William Hardy McNeill (1983-1985), Ernestine Friedl (1986-1990), Peter Bien (1990-1999), and Stratos Constantinidis (2003- ), which includes many drafts and copies of manuscripts of articles, translations, verse, and stories by various, mostly Greek, authors submitted for consideration for publication in the journal. Many of the submitted manuscripts are accompanied by readers' reports.


Roughly sorted as follows: cartons 1-5, general files of the Modern Greek Studies Association; carton 6, printed bulletins; cartons 7-12, files of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies ; boxes 13-19, additional files (1987-1999) of articles submitted to the Journal of Modern Greek Studies ; boxes 20-24, additional files (1969-1999) of the Modern Greek Studies Association; followed by later accessions.

Collection Creator Biography:

Modern Greek Studies Association

The Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA) is an American-based nonprofit organization of scholars, students, and philhellenes established in 1968 for the purpose of promoting modern Greek studies in language, modern and Byzantine literature, history, politics, and social science in the United States, Canada, and Greece.The Journal of Modern Greek Studies is published semi-annually by the Johns Hopkins University Press, beginning with Vol. 1, No. 1 in June 1983, and focuses on Greek social, cultural, literary, and political affairs from the late Byzantine Empire to the present.

Collection History


Former deposit of Edmund Keely. Articles submitted to Journal of Modern Greek Studies are a gift of Peter Bien. Correspondence with contributors of the JMGS was a gift of Stratos Constantinidis. Accruals are added periodically.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Sunny Feng '16 and Feng Zhu '14 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The box made a gift in Apr. 2003 (AM 2003-112) is closed for a period of 15 years (until Apr. 11, 2018). The 5 cartons made gift (AM 2006-88) in Feb. 2006 are closed for a period of 15 years (until Feb. 14, 2021). The June 2015 accession (AM 2015-97) is closed for a period of 15 years until June 18, 2030. The July 2017 accession is closed for a period of 15 years (until July 31, 2032). The February 2018 accession (AM 2018-77) is closed for a period of 15 years (until February 7, 2033.)

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.

Credit this material:

Modern Greek Studies Association Archives; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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