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Wednesday, 23 April 2008
The Library of the Association of Smyrneans

The Library of the Association of Smyrneans, being one of the largest Libraries on subjects regarding Asia Minor studies suitable for scientific research, contains basically a fair amount of rare and unique books.

Important aim of this institution is to safeguard the historical legacy of the Asia Minor Greeks making it accessible to researchers and readers interested in matters of Asia Minor Hellenism.

By regular purchasing and donation of books, periodicals and numerous in Greek and foreign languages papers the Library contents become more and more comprehensive.


The Library contains:


Old and rare books issued mainly in Smyrni before 1922.

  • Issues of Greek newspapers and Periodicals circulating in Smyrni during the 19th and the 20th century up to the Asia Minor Catastrophe.

  • Books on the Greeks of Asia Minor and on the settlement of the refugees in the mainland of Greece.

  • Works of Asia Minor Greek writers indicative of their contribution to the sciences arts and letters.

  • Scientific editions of studies on the Greeks of Anatolia ( Archives of Pontos, Thrace and Asia Minor Chronicles, Bulletin of the Center of Asia Minor Studies).

Until now 25 entities of items have been classified referring to the largest portion of the material (more than 1600 volumes of books and periodicals) using the logistic system of ABEKT 400 of the National Center).

Work on this subject will go on until the full amount of the existing material, together with any new acquisitions are fully computerized.


With the implementation of our new website, we will begin to make our catalog available on the internet.

The groups of subjects are as follows:

AEOLIS PISIDIA
VITHYNIA PONTOS
GALATIA PHRYGIA
IONIA HISTORY- TRAVELLERS
KAPPADOKIA BYZANTIUM, MACEDONIA, THRACE
KARIA HISTORICALS I (Persecution 1914-1919)
KILIKIA HISTORICALS II (WARS 1919-1922 Exodus)
LYDIA REFUGIES
LYKAONIA LITERATURE
LYKIA STUDIES
MYSIA TURKEY
PAMFYLIA BIBLIOGRAPHY
PAPHLAGONIA

We hope that you will take the time to visit it and see our collection.

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