Contents and Arrangement

Papatsōnēs, Takēs Kōnstantinou, dates not examined

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists primarily of papers by and relating to Helenē Vakalo, Greek art critic and poet (1921-2001). Included are published and unpublished works, with some in various stages of creation from sparse notes to the final version. The works consist of both individual poems and collections of poetry, as well as essays, articles, and lectures about poetry and art, and miscellaneous prose manuscripts and notes.

There is a large amount of both personal and topical correspondence from friends and prominent writers, many written in appreciation of her poetry, as well as letters exchanged between Vakalo and her husband, Giōrgos Vakalo. Also, the collection contains official documents, contracts, certificates, awards, and medals awarded to Vakalo, and subject files on various projects including the Harvard International Seminar and the Vakalo School of Arts. Furthermore, there is assorted printed material, the majority of which relates to Vakalo, photographs, and a few sketches, slides of Greek artifacts, and miscellaneous clippings.

Apart from Vakalo's own writings, the collection contains a selection of papers by others written about Vakalo, as well as papers by others on various topics. The authors include many friends of Vakalo, as well as the young poets that she encouraged.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

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. The library and the Program in Hellenic Studies hold literary rights to the collection.

Credit this material:

Papatsōnēs, Takēs Kōnstantinou; Helenē Vakalo Papers, C0835, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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