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Veremēs, Markos, 1895-
Markos Veremēs Papers
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 1.2 linear feet
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  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-3


Consists of personal papers of Markos Veremēs, a Greek engineer. Included are photograph and postcard albums of Greece, the United States, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Turkey, and Romania; lantern slides and glass-plate negatives of Alaska, correspondence (professional and personal), typed manuscripts, official documents, and printed matter.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of personal papers of Markos Veremēs, a Greek engineer who lived and worked in the United States, Chile, and Alaska for many years before he moved to Greece where he established his own business in Athens. Included in the collection are eight photograph and postcard albums of his personal or professional travels in Greece, the United States, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Turkey, and Romania ranging from the years 1908 to 1969. There are also twenty-five lantern slides and six glass-plate negatives of Alaska dated 1921, professional and personal correspondence, typed manuscripts of Veremēs's memoirs, an essay, speeches, official documents, printed matter, 1 bound volume, and a medal.

Collection Creator Biography:

Veremēs, Markos, 1895-

Markos Veremēs was born in Zeugolatio of Arkadia in Peloponnesus (Greece) in January 1895. In 1912 he immigrated to the United States. From 1914 to 1919 he attended the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago and received his diploma as engineer. The same year he was assigned to active duty with S.A.T.C. Armour Institute of Technology and also became an American citizen. From 1919 to 1931 he worked as an engineer in Alaska and Chile. He left for Greece in 1931 where he established his own business in Athens. He got married in 1939. During the World War II he served in the Greek army. The financial crisis of this period had a bad impact on his business; he closed his office in Athens and in 1946 he returned to the States for further business training. In the meantime, 1947-1950 he tried to reestablish and equip his factory "Neon Hellas" in Athens and since 1950 and for many years he run the General Electrical Company successfully. His last trip to the United States took place in 1951; since then he lived permanently in Greece where he died. During his life he traveled extensively in many places in the world. He has two sons, Chrēstos and Thanos.

Collection History


The papers are a gift of Thanos Veremēs to the Program in Hellenic Studies for the Princeton University Library in 2010 (AM2011-6).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2011. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in the spring of 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

Markos Veremēs Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-3