American School of Classical Studies

Program support

For electronic cataloging of the periodicals of the Blegen & Gennadius Libraries of the American School of Classical Studies. The project will be implemented between 2009 and 2011. More than 1,500 titles will be cataloged and made available through the School’s web portal for the use of researchers throughout the world.

The American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) was established in 1881 in Athens. At ASCSA, University students and scholars are given the opportunity to study all aspects of Greek civilization, ranging from antiquity to the present day. ASCSA operates two libraries on its campus; the Blegen and the Gennadius. The collection of the Blegen LIbrary covers the entire field of classical antiquity.The Gennadius Library is the repository of many important archival collections relating to the history and culture of post-classical, Byzantine, and modern Greece as well as the Balkan peninsula. In the 1970s, the Gennadius Library acquired the collections of the country’s two Nobel-laureates in literature, George Seferis and Odysseas Elytis, as well as the papers of world-renowned conductor Dimitris Mitropoulos.