Contents and Arrangement

Series 8: Photographs; Slides; Photographic Negatives, 1936-1985

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

This series consists of loose color and black-and-white photographs and photo- collages, slides and photographic negatives of Giōrgos Vakalo personal and professional life; art exhibitions that Vakalo prepared or participated; art works; and theatrical plays. Most of the photographs bear handwritten explanatory notes in pen by Vakalo's daughter-in-law, Kathleen Vakalo. Also, during the organization process of this new material, it was decided to keep the original envelopes where the photographs were stored and transferred to Special Collections, as they bear handwritten notes by Kathleen Vakalo that might be useful sources for the researchers.


This series has been arranged mostly by subject.

Collection History


Nothing was removed from the collection.

Processing Information

Part of this collection was originally processed in 2000. New material was acquired in 2011. The collection was revised, reprocessed, and completed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2011. Finding aid was written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2011. New photographic material was received in 2018, it was processed, described, and arranged in new Series 8, which was added to the Finding Aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in March 2022.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research/

Conditions Governing 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.

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 8: Photographs; Slides; Photographic Negatives; Giōrgos Vakalo Papers, C0921, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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