05 MARCH 2019 / National Herald: A Century of Greek-American History in Digital Form

The newspaper of the Greek-American community, The National Herald (Ethnikos Kirikas) has been in circulation since April 2, 1915. For over a century, it has contributed to the preservation of Greek language and identity.

The most important stories of the history of the Greek diaspora have been written on the more than one million pages of its archive, from the era of Greeks immigrating to America in the early 20th century in search of a better tomorrow, until today.

Recognizing the historical significance of the National Herald archive, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has approved a grant for its digitization, with the aim of preserving and securing access to it for coming generations.

In a related article, the editor of the newspaper, Mr. Antonis Diamataris, says, “Thanks to the generosity of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the History of the Greek American Community will be preserved in perpetuity. I therefore express my gratitude to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and especially to its Co-President, Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos, for supporting this project.”

Read the full article here.