Contents and Arrangement

Ethniko Komitato, 1937-1973

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Greek resistance organization archive. Contains material relating to Ethniko Komitato (National Revolutionary Committee of Greece), which operated under the Axis occupation of Greece and fought for the freedom of the homeland and the rights of the Greeks during the World War II. Included are autograph and typed manuscripts, such as requests; certificates regarding Nikolaos Stauropoulos' membership to the National Revolutionary Committee; reports to the Committee by N. Stauropoulos; agendas of the Committee; a list of the board members; the founding document and the National Line of the Committee; two handwritten issues (dated 15 and 18 April, 1945 respectively) of the newspaper "Ethnika Neiata" (National Youth), with crossed out title " Hē ephēmeridoula mas"; four essays by Nikolaos Stauropoulos or Atellanos: "Einai akoma kairos"; "Ho agōnas sta ergostasia"; "Ho proskopismos kai hē agōgē tōn hellēnopaidōn"; and "To noēma tēs ethnikēs antistasēs kai hoi neoi"; an identification card of Nikolaos Stauropoulos; an obituary for Nikos Kollaros; a signed letter by Giōrgos Stauropoulos to his brother Nikolaos; a signed letter to Nikolaos Stauropoulos by Vyrōn (unknown last name); miscellaneous handwritten notes; 72 black-and-white photographs dated 1937-1966; and ephemera. Included also is a pamphlet dated April 6, 1941. The National Revolutionary Committee of Greece worked closely throughout the German occupation with almost all the internal resistance organizations and helped strengthen several rebel groups.


The folders are arranged alphabetically by author or subject.

Collection History


Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. (AM 2013-21)

Custodial History

The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.


Nothing was removed from the collection.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2014, and 2018-2023, by Fiona Bell '18 in 2015, by Kelly Bolding in 2016. During 2016 processing, the collection title was changed from Miscellaneous Hellenic Studies Collection to the present title to reflect the collection's nature and subject focus.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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, 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, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. 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 any questions, please feel free to contact 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:

Ethniko Komitato; Princeton University Library Collection of Modern Greek Materials, C0958, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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