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Modern Greek Studies

Primary Source Collections


"Primary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation. They are created by witnesses or recorders who experienced the events or conditions being documented. Often these sources are created at the time when the events or conditions are occurring, but primary sources can also include autobiographies, memoirs, and oral histories recorded later. Primary sources are characterized by their content, regardless of whether they are available in original format, in microfilm/microfiche, in digital format, or in published format."


--From Yale University Library Primary Sources.

Primary Source Subheadings

In addition to the collections listed on the Primary Source Collections subtabs, subject subheadings (in bold) in One Search records such as the following also indicate works that consist of or contain primary sources:

  • War correspondents -- Greece -- Biography (if used for an autobiography, memoir, or personal narrative)
  • Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933 -- Correspondence
  • Jews -- Greece -- ThessalonikÄ“ -- Diaries
  •  VamvakarÄ“s, Markos, 1905-1972 -- Interviews
  • Cyprus -- History -- Cyprus Crisis 1974 -- Personal Narratives
  • Greece -- History -- 1944-1949 -- Pictorial Works
  • Greece -- History -- War Of Independence 1821-1829 -- Sources