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
Collection consists of correspondence, more than (140) original sketches, primarily in pen, by Yanni Posnakoff, personal documents, photographs, exhibition catalogs, and printed material regarding the life and work of the artist in the United States.
Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. (2023-089)
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This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in March 2023. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in June 2023.
No materials were removed from the collection during 2023 processing beyond routine appraisal practices."
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- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies 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.
Consists of correspondence with art gallery "Nees Morphes" in Athens (1), with Panagiotis Binioris (one outgoing letter), with the Galerie Internationale, New York (1), and the Intercommunity Council, Morningside Heights, Inc., NY (1). Included also is a handwritten letter from Posnakoff to Iōannēs Chatzopoulos with a text (14 pages) and a sketch in Greek kept in an envelope with another sketch on it (dated 6/3/1997).Physical Description
Consists of an original Greek certificate of military status of Posnakoff and a certificate of the Office of Vital Statistics and Registry from the Greek Consulate in New York.Physical Description
Consists of various documents, such as Posnakoff's passport, driving license, a Greek and English identification cards.Physical Description
Consists of black-and-white photograph portraits and photo negatives of Yanni Posnakoff.Physical Description
Consists of black-and-white photographs of Yanni Posnakoff posing in front of his works at a restaurant.Physical Description
Consists of black-and-white photographs of an art exhibition entitled "Posnakoff- γυναίκες" [Posnakoff-women], which took place at the Diogenes International Gallery in Athens, Greece, 1973-1974. Photographs are attached in loose mat boards. The folder where they are kept bears a drawing and Posnakoff's signature dated 1973.Physical Description
Consists of black-and-white photographs showing Yanni Posnakoff painting in a store. A personal handwritten note by Posnakoff on the reverse provides information about this work.Physical Description
Consists of a sheet of a contact print of an art exhibition with Posnakoff's works.Physical Description
Consists of various sketches in black and color ink. A few of them are signed and dated by the artist.Physical Description
Consists of a note pad (20.5 x 14 cm) containing sketches in black ink signed and dated by the artist.Physical Description
Consists of a notebook containing sketches and notes in black ink. At the end of the book, there are three sketches in color pencil.Physical Description
Consists of five large loose sheets (39.5 x 29.5 cm) of a sketch block with sketches of women portrtaits in black ink and color crayon. There are also two smaller sketches (18 x 12.5 cm). Sketches are kept in a large white envelope with the handwritten title "Miscellaneous Works" and three sketches on the cover.Physical Description
Consists of exhibitions catalogs and invitations of Posnakoff's solo and group exhibits in Greece and the United States.Physical Description
Consists of a poster prepared by Yanni Posnakoff for an auction and sale of paintings and sketches by children of Morningside Heights at Columbia University in New York.Physical Description
Consists of a restaurant menu and a collage pamphlet prepared by Yanni Posnakoff.Physical Description