Κέντρο Ιστορίας Θεσσαλονίκης

  • Thessaloniki History Centre
  • Kentro Istorias Thessalonikis
  • KITH

History

The Thessaloniki History Centre was founded in 1983. Its original title was Historical Archive of the City of Thessaloniki (Istoriko Archeio Polhs Thessalonikis). Since 1995 the Centre operates in its own building at Hippodrome Square, donated by Anastassios and Ioulia Billis.

Archival and Other Holdings

The Thessaloniki History Centre houses the municipal historical archive (from mid 19th century to 1960). Part of this archive is located in the Centre's building and it gradually becomes accessible to scholars. The Centre also possesses a number of important private archival collections (20th century). Moreover, the Centre contains a collection of 2.000 photos (20th century), a collection of 3.500 postcards (early 20th century), as well as a map collection (16th-19th century).

Finding Aids, Guides, and Publication

The Thessaloniki History Centre houses the municipal historical archive (from mid 19th century to 1960). Part of this archive is located in the Centre's building and it gradually becomes accessible to scholars. The Centre also possesses a number of important private archival collections (20th century). Moreover, the Centre contains a collection of 2.000 photos (20th century), a collection of 3.500 postcards (early 20th century), as well as a map collection (16th-19th century).

The Centre disposes a printed catalog of the archival holdings in Greek. One can find a detailed description of its holdings at the annex of the Scientific Yearbook of the Thessaloniki History Centre Municipality of Thessaloniki, volume 7 (2008), 459-495 (in Greek).

There is a research room with at least 10 seats available for the researchers.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday (8:00- 14:30)

Accessibility

It is accessible to users with disabilities.

Sources

  • Archival Guide Official website, Visit and Research at place