The Basil John Vlavianos Papers (1890-1994) consist of correspondence, literary manuscripts, lectures, speeches, photographs, clippings, audio-visual materials, and organizational records capable of supporting a diverse array of interesting research projects. The manuscript collection will supply invaluable documentation for what has been a marginal narrative within American historiography—the Greek American experience. This documentation will also have a wider interest to historians of southern Europe and the north Atlantic regions. Produced by one of the most significant figures of 20th century Greek-American life, the fully-processed collection will offer scholars a unique resource for the study of contemporary research agenda icluding: modern Hellenism, transnational migration, bi-national identity, cultural internationalism, comparative law, north Atlantic Diaspora communities, international human rights activism, Greek-American relations, and cosmopolitanism will discover a wealth of information. The Papers' interdisciplinary breadth and international scope will enrich several fields of study including: political, social and intellectual history, art history, legal history, international relations, ethnic studies and women’s studies.
The Basil J. Vlavianos Papers are currently being processed. When complete, the EAD finding aid will be made available through the Project website and the Online Archive of California. Interested researchers should contact CSUS Special Collections and University Archives.
Preliminary Series have been identified:
- United Nations
- Newpaper Publishing
- Subject Files
- Audio-Visual Materials