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Title:
Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections Collection
Repository:
Public Policy Papers
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/5d86p549c
Dates:
1945-1946
Size:
1 box
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1

Abstract

The Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections was established when on September 19, 1945 the Governments of Britain, France, and the United States accepted the Greek Government's invitation to send observers for the general elections and plebiscite to be held in 1946. The collection consists of correspondence, circulars, memos, press extracts, and and maps, including one annotated map depicting the locations of headquarters among the country.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, circulars, memos, correspondence, press extracts, and maps, including one annotated map depicting the locations of headquarters among the country.

Arrangement

The collections, which did not arrive in any particular order, was articifially arranged by topic.

Collection Creator Biography:

The Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections--earlier Allied Mission for Observing Greek Elections (AMFOGE)--was established after the Governments of Britain, France, and the United States accepted on September 19, 1945 the Greek Government's invitation to send observers for the general elections and plebiscite to be held in 1946. On February 12, 1945, the signing of the Varkiza Agreement had put an end to the civil strife that ensued after the Axis Forces were driven from the country. The Varkiza Agreement followed the Yalta Declaration on Liberated Europe, in which the United States, Britain, and Russia assumed responsibility for assisting liberated nations "to form interim governmental authorities representative of all democratic elements in the population through free elections... and to facilitate where necessary the holding of such elections." The elections were held on March, 31, 1946.

Collection History

Acquisition:

This collection was a gift from Col. William B. O'Neill in 1997. It is not clear if he gathered these materials while serving in Greece, or as a collector of manuscripts after he retired, specilising in Greek history.

Appraisal

No appraisal information was recorded at the time of accessioning. Duplicate circulars were discarded.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Helene van Rossum in September 2019. Finding aid written by Helene van Rossum in September 2019.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

This 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:

Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections Collection; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/5d86p549c
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345
Storage Note:
  • Mudd Manuscript Library (scamudd): Box 1