Iōannēs Despotopoulos Collection of 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
The collection comprises (440) black-and-white photographs of the international acclaimed and pioneer Greek architect, Iōannēs Despotopoulos. Photographs are part of six photograph albums, attached on both sides of the leaves, one to eight a page, captioned in Greek on the negative or the mat board measuring from 1.5 x 3.5 cm to 13 x 18.2 cm. String bound albums. There are also a few loose photographs. They depict portrait photography of Despotopoulos or group photographs with his family members, friends and colleagues in several places in Greece such as Athens, Chios, Mytilēnē, Mega Spēlaion, Chalkis, and Chaerōnea; Constantinople and Prince island in Turkey; Berlin, Leipzig, and Munich in Germany; buildings in Romania; street scenes in Bulgaria; and Paris.
The photograph albums have been arranged in a chronological order.
Gift of the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM 2023-095).
This collection was processed by Kalliopi Balatsouka in March 2023. Finding aid written by Kalliopi Balatsouka in March 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 (1) photograph album containing several family photographs.Physical Description
Consists of a photograph album (12 x 16.5 cm) containing black-and-white single and group portrait photographs. Images are attached only on the recto, one to two a page.Physical Description
Consists of (1) photograph album (13 x 19 cm) containing black-and-white portrait and group photographs of Despotopoulos with family members and friends in Chios, Mytilene, Athens (Greece), Constantinople (Pole), and Prince island. All photographs bear handwritten captions and dates on the negative. Photographs are attached on both sides of the leaves, one to four per page.Physical Description
Consists of a small photograph album (8 x 11 cm) including images of Despotopoulos at the Naval Base while he was serving in the navy; group portrait photographs in Chios island.Physical Description
Consists of a photograph album (17 x 26 cm) containing portrait photographs of Despotopoulos and group portrait photographs of family members, friends and colleagues. Photographs were taken in the Naval Base during his military training in Constantinople; Prince Island; Glyphada (Athens); the Kleiston Monastery of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary; Chios island; Athens (Greece); Berlin, Leipzig, and Munich (Germany). Photographs are mounted on mat board, one to eight a page; captions in Greek on the negative.Physical Description
Cosnists of a photograph album (17 x 26 cm) containing photographs of several places in Greece, including Delphi, Leivadeia, Mega Spēlaion, Tatoi in Athens, Glyphada, Chalkis, the Lion of Chaerōnea, Mytilēnē, Athens (one photograph depicts breadlines for orphans in Peukakia and one photograph of King George II supervising orphan kids); buildings in Romania; street scenes in Bulgaria; and Paris. Photographs are attached on both sides of the leaves, one to six a page. Handwritten captions in Greek on the mount.Physical Description
Consists of loose portrait photographs of Despotopoulos; group portraits with his friends and colleagues; and images of sculptures.Physical Description