Contents and Arrangement

Poems, 1932-1984

3 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The first folder contains autograph manuscript and typescript drafts of Nikos Pappas's poems, including: "Ē tan ē epi tas," "Stē Dora Gampe," "Pikrē trilogia," "Athēna-Tirana," "Ta kalanta tōn Theophaneiōn," "Epitaphios dithyramvos," "Kainourios chronos," "16 Phevrouariou," "Hoi treis poiētai," "Siōpē deka hēmerōn," "Ho arrōstos" [dated 1932], "Hē aphixis tēs siōpēs," and several others. Some of the autograph manuscript drafts of Pappas's poems included in the second folder are: "Hē nēsos tōn poiētōn," "Hē mikrē aderphē," "Hoi mouses," "Aisthēmata Apriliou," "Diapistōsē," Hē spoudaia apopeira," "Ta Trikala," "Apologia," "Ho xenitemenos adelphos," "Hē ania tōn megalōn," "Hoi autokratores," "Ho megalos oiktos," "Aias ho Telamōnios," "Tito," "28 Oktōvriou 1940," "Valkania," and many others. The third folder includes: "Kōsta," Hē mousikē tēs zōes" dated 1984; "Taxidiōtes," "Hoi magoi hotan xekinēsan," "To aristourgēma," "Souliōtes" dated 25-11-1979, "Epimetro," "Sto nekro Kōsta Varnalē" photocopy of the manuscript is dated 16-12-1974, and many others.


This series has been arranged by form or genre.

Collection History


Nothing was removed from the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed in 2000. The collection was revised, reprocessed and completed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in the spring of 2011. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in March 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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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:

Poems; Nikos Pappas and Rita Boumē Papa Papers, C0878, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Find More


Wilson, Katharina M. (ed.), "Rita Boumē Papa," in An Encyclopedia of Continental Women Writers, 1 (1991): 158-159; Merry, Bruce, "Boumi-Pappa, Rita," in Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004);

Hetairia Hellēnōn Logotechnōn
Boumē Papa, Rita, 1906-1984
Dekavallēs, Antōnēs, 1920-
Friar, Kimon.
Lountemēs, Menelaos, 1912-1977
Rados, Andreas
Sikelianòs, Ángelos (1884-1951)
Skarimpas, Giannēs 1893-1984
Spanias, Nikos