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Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection Fellows Researching Fascinating Greek American History
By Gregory Pappas
The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection has announced its Library Research Fellows for 2021-2022 along with their project titles, which offer a wide array of study and research pertaining to the Greek American community and its rich history.
Interestingly, researchers come from universities across the world yet their topics will shed light on many unknown stories and individuals from Greek American history.
Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, part of the Donald & Beverly Gerth Special Collections and University Archives at Sacramento State University, is an internationally significant resource for the campus and Sacramento regional communities, as well as for scholars around the globe.
Currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes, it comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media, rare books, archival materials, art, and artifacts.
With its focus on the Hellenic world, the collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, its neighboring countries, and the surrounding region.
There is a broad representation of languages in the collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. This multidisciplinary collection supports various campus programs and facilitates research by external scholars through the grant-funded Library Research Fellowship Program inaugurated in 2012.
The collection curator, George I. Paganelis, manages the collection and provides class orientations and research assistance in its use.
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection 2021-22 Library Research Fellow Dr. Konstantina (Nadia) Georgiou, Independent Scholar, U.K.; Project Title: “Gatekeeping Networks and Patronage: The Role of Diasporic Greek Americans in the Promotion and Dissemination of Translated Modern Greek Literature”
Ms. Ioanna Kipourou, Doctoral Candidate, University of Graz, Austria; Project Title: “’Mr. Greek’ — The Making of a San Franciscan Civic Leader: A Memoir of Peter G. Boudoures (1893-1982)”
Mr. Panos Koromvokis, Doctoral Candidate, Panteion University; Project Title: “Behind the Counter: Representations of the Greek-American Diner in 20th-Century Greek America”
Dr. Theodora Patrona, Teaching Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Project Title: “Setting the Scene: The Obscure Greek-American Cultural Production of the Early Twentieth Century”
Mr. Thanasis Sotiriou, Doctoral Candidate, University of Crete; Project Title: “Byzantine Local Aristocrats and Turkish Conquerors in Asia Minor (1260-1330)”
Prof. Fevronia Soumakis, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Queens College, CUNY; Project Title: “The Political and Social Activism of Katy Vlavianos and the Ladies Philoptochos Society”.
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