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- Collection History
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- Antoniades, Achilleas
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Ambassador Achilleas Antoniades Files on Cyprus
- Manuscripts Division
- Permanent URL:
- 1956-2009 (mostly 1974-2009)
- 52 boxes and 52.0 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-52
- Greek, Modern English
Achilleas Antoniades (1947-) is a career diplomat who served as Ambassador for the Republic of Cyprus to the Czech Republic from 2007 to 2009. The files consist of his documents, notes, minutes of meetings, analytical reports, and maps, regarding the political situation in Cyprus from the late 1950s through 2009.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The files consist of documents, notes, minutes of meetings, analytical reports, and maps regarding the political situation in Cyprus, that Achilleas Antoniades acquired and used during his diplomatic career. Materials primarily document the period from 1974 to 2009, although some earlier materials from the 1950s and 1960s are also present. While many documents are copies of official records, minutes, and related materials that Antoniades gathered for use in his diplomatic functions, there are also some original documents, as well as Antoniades's notebooks containing his personal record of meetings and other notes. Antoniades's files document several major periods of development in the history of Cyprus in the late 20th century, including the years before and during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and the initial intercommunal talks in the late 1970s; the military coup in Turkey and the unilateral declaration of independence by the Turkish Cypriot community in 1983; the aftermath of the unilateral declaration of independence and the election of President Vassiliou in the late 1980s; the inconclusive intercommunal talks of the 1990s and the application of the Republic of Cyprus for accession into the European Union in 2001; the period of the Annan Plan up to the referendum on reunification in 2004; and the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union in 2004 and post-accession developments, including documents related to Antoniades's appointments as High Commissioner to Australia from 2004 to 2007 and Ambassador for the Republic of Cyprus to the Czech Republic from 2007 to 2009.
Materials are arranged and described based on a box inventory provided by the donor. They are grouped by chronological time periods of major political developments, with documents filed by the period to which they pertain rather than strictly to the date of their creation. The collection is unprocessed below the box-level.
The collection was arranged by the donor into chronological series based on periods of major developments in the history of Cyprus, followed by a series of restricted materials. The collection is otherwise unprocessed, and files are not arranged below the series-level.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Achilleas Antoniades (1947-) is a career diplomat, who served as Ambassador for the Republic of Cyprus to the Czech Republic from 2007 to 2009 and participated in many diplomatic efforts surrounding the conflict in Cyprus in the late 20th century. Antoniades was born in Cyprus in 1947 and holds BA and MSW degrees from the University of Toronto. Prior to his ambassadorial appointment, Antoniades served as High Commissioner to Australia and Non-Resident Ambassador to New Zealand, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu from 2004 to 2007, Non-Resident Deputy High Commissioner to Canada from 2001 to 2004, and Consul-General in Toronto, Canada from 1995 to 1999. Additionally, he has been Executive Director for the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Cyprus, a coordinator for the Office of the Greek Cypriot Presidential Envoy at inter-communal peace talks under the United Nations Secretary-General's Good Offices Mission, Assistant to the Greek Cypriot Representative on the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus, and Intercultural Development Consultant for the Government of Ontario, Canada. He resides in Princeton, New Jersey.
Gift of Achilleas Antoniades, Ambassador for the Republic of Cyprus, to the Program in Hellenic Studies for the Princeton University Library in 2015 (AM 2015-55).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Nothing was removed from the collection during 2015 processing.
- Processing Information:
This collection is unprocessed. Finding aid written by Kelly Bolding in January 2015, based on description provided by the donor.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Boxes 23-52 are closed until January 2, 2030, as stipulated by the donor agreement.
- 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:
Ambassador Achilleas Antoniades Files on Cyprus; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Ambassadors -- Cyprus -- 20th century -- Records and correspondence.
Diplomacy -- Cyprus -- 20th century -- Sources.
Diplomats -- Cyprus -- 20th century -- Records and correspondence.
Foreign Relations -- Cyprus -- 20th century -- Sources.
Hellenic studies -- 20th century -- Sources.
Politics & international relations -- Cyprus -- 20th century -- Sources.
Public policy -- Cyprus -- 20th century -- Sources.
World politics -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
- Genre Terms:
- Minutes (administrative records) -- 20th century.
National government documents -- 20th century.
Notebooks -- 20th century
Reports -- 20th century.
- Antoniades, Achilleas
- Cyprus -- History -- Cyprus Crisis, 1974- -- Sources.
Cyprus -- History -- Turkish Invasion, 1974- -- Sources.
Cyprus -- International status -- 20th century -- Sources.
Cyprus -- Politics and government -- 1960-2004 -- Sources.