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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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Firestone Library (scamss): 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


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 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:

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

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Firestone Library
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-3