Contents and Arrangement

Photograph Album (2), 1939-1978

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of papers by and relating to Giōrgos Vakalo, a Greek painter, stage designer, art critic, and writer. Included are hundreds of his sketches or drawings showing various stages of creation. The works date from the time of his education in Greece and Paris the 1920s, including over the course of his entire life until the time of his death.

There are black-and-white photographs of several theatrical plays or exhibitions that Vakalo prepared or participated. Also, there are a large number of newspaper clippings kept by Vakalo through the years regarding critiques of his works; exhibition catalogs, programs and invitations, as well as lists of his works and contracts with several theaters or other organizations.

Apart from Vakalo's own writings, the collection contains a selection of typed manuscripts and printed matter by others written about Vakalo. The authors include many friends of Vakalo, art critics, as well as college students.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

Nothing was removed from the collection.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

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. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Photograph Album (2); Giōrgos Vakalo Papers, C0921, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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