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Princeton University Library Collection of Stephanos Stournaras Photographs


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Consists of an open collection of photographs (albumen prints) depicting the monasteries of the Holy Meteora in Thessaly, Greece. Images show the Monastery of the Holy Trinity; the Monastery of Saint Stephanos; and the Monastery of Varlaam. There is also an image of the town of Kalabaka. Photographs are signed by the photographer and captioned in French and in Greek.

Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stnaley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM 2019-84).

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This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in 2022. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in January 2022.

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

Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Kalliopi Balatsouka
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication 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."

Collection Inventory

Holy Monasteries of Meteora and Kalabaka, circa 1880.
Scope and Contents

Consists of three mounted photographs of monasteries of the Holy Meteora and one photograph of Kalabaka. Images show: the Monastery of the Holy Trinity (28 x 21.5 cm), photographer's signature and title on the print, in white ink. Handwritten captions on card board in French, in black ink, "Thessalie. Les Météores. Couvent la Sainte Trinité"; the Monastery of Saint Stephanos (28 x 22.7 cm), part of the title "Hagiou Stephanou" in Greek on the print; and the Monastery of Varlaam (28 x 21.3 cm), part of the title "Meteora V[arlaam] on the print in white ink. Handwritten caption on card board in black ink reads "Thessallie. Les Meteores."

There is also an image of the town of Kalabaka; photographer's signature and title on the print; hanwritten captions on card board in black ink, "Thessalie. Ville de Kalambaka. Les Météores.

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