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Series 1: Writings, 1933-1994
Collection Description & Creator Information
- Scope and Contents
This series consists of poetry, essays, articles, lectures, miscellaneous prose, and notes. Some of the works exist in numerous drafts, while others only appear in their final versions. Most of the poems belong to collections of poetry published between 1945 and 1997, but there are also a number of individual, unpublished poems. The majority of the articles have been cut from the newspaper Ta Nea, where they appeared between 1949 and 1974, and have been chronologically or thematically arranged by the author on pieces of paper. While the essays cover a wide range of subjects, the lectures are mainly about painters and general issues in fine arts. The miscellaneous prose and notes focus on art, but also include other subjects, such as Vakalo's travels, and an account of her thoughts and experiences on the first day of the dictatorship in Greece, 21 April 1967.
All the subseries are organized alphabetically by title or subject, with miscellaneous materials located at the end.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Daphne Ypsilanti and Karla J. Vecchia in 2003. Finding aid written by Daphne Ypsilanti and Karla J. Vecchia in 2003. New materials were added in 2018, they were processed and described by Kalliopi Balatsouka in April 2022. Finding Aid was updated by Kalliopi Balatsouka in April 2022.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions Governing Use
The library and the Program in Hellenic Studies hold literary rights to the collection. 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, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to The Trustees of Princeton University and researchers do not need to obtain permission, complete any forms, or receive a letter to move forward with use of donor-created materials within the collection. For materials in the collection not created by the donor, or where the material is not an original, the copyright is likely not held by the University. In these instances, 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. 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 a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting 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:
Series 1: Writings; Helenē Vakalo Papers, C0835, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-9
- Vakalo, Giōrgos, 1902-1991