Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, part of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, 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 our 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.
Since its arrival at Sacramento State the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection has benefitted tremendously from the generosity of our donors.