Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection


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, is a research collection of international significance for the campus and Sacramento regional communities, as well as for scholars around the globe. Currently numbering over 80,000 volumes and 500 linear feet of personal papers and institutional archives, 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 materials from antiquity to the present 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 our grant-funded Hellenic Research Fellowship Program (HRFP) inaugurated in 2012. The collection curator, George I. Paganelis, manages the development of the collection and provides class orientations and specialized research assistance in its use.

Since its arrival at Sacramento State the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection has benefitted tremendously from the generosity of our donors. We invite gifts of funding and materials to help ensure the continued enhancement of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection. Potential donors are encouraged to contact collection curator, George I. Paganelis, to discuss giving options.

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