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Princeton University Library Collection of Triantaphyllos Pittas Materials
Manuscripts Division
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0.2 linear feet and 1 box
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  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-001797
Greek, Modern


Consists of personal papers of Triantaphyllos Pittas, one of the most important writers of short stories in Greece.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Collection comprises handwritten drafts of short stories by Pittas, including Alychtēsmata and Hē sphagē tōn paidiōn: Politiko enklēma; notebooks containing essays, personal thoughts, and notes concerning newspaper articles; travel diaries; and correspondence.


Arranged by subject.

Collection Creator Biography:

Pittas, Triantaphyllos

Pittas was born in Soufli in 1912. He was an important author of short stories in Greece. He started writing and publishing stories in children's magazines at a very early age. In 1938, he published for first time a literature criticism in the newspapers "Proodos" and "Prōia" in Thrace. He participated in the Greek Resistance during World War II. He was imprisoned in Aigina for two years and in Polygyros (Greece). From 1950 and onwards, he presented literature criticism and essays in newspapers of Thessalonikē. In 1962, for first time, his poems were published in the magazine "Diagōnios". In 1969, he published his first collection of 17 stories under the title Ta Terata tha erthoun, and in 1973, his poetry collection Gymnastikē. In 1977, he published the story Hē metakomisē and in 1979, another collection under the title: Mageia sto lopho mousōn. In 1980, a third collection To kinēma tōn gymnōn and in 1982, he published a personal magazine with short stories, self-criticism about his works, and letters. He was using pseudonyms for his publications very often. His poems and novels have been translated and published in English and American literature reviews. He died on March 25, 1997.

Collection History


Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund in June 2016 and 2019 (AM 2016-118; 2019-25).


No materials were removed from the collection during 2019 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in October 2019. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in November 2019.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is 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 Special Collections 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:

Princeton University Library Collection of Triantaphyllos Pittas Materials; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-001797