Ιστορικό και Λογοτεχνικό Αρχείο Καβάλας

  • Historical and Literary Archives of Kavala
  • Istoriko kai Logotechniko Archeio Kavalas
  • ILAK

History

The oldest archival folders of the Historical & Literary Archives of Kavala have been retrieved in 1959. The current official form of the Archives was established in 1996, when it was obvious that its size was so great, that had to be organized by modern methods, based on exemplary scientific institutes. This was the only way to present to the public the precious historical material that has been collected for the past 50 years. It is purely a non-profit, public utility foundation. The foundation of the Historical & Literary Archives of Kavala is not subsidized by the Greek State, neither by any other enterprise of the private sector. Its operational cost is covered only by its founders and by infrequent aids of the local self-government.

Geographical and Cultural Context

Kavala and the island of Thassos. Greek Macedonia and Thrace.

Archival and Other Holdings

Archive of various documents. It includes: Unbound documents that are related to the history of Kavala. According to the website: "Archives of any kind of businesses, unions, services etc (books, invoices, mail, revenue stamps, cerificates, licences, folders). Family archives of any kind (mail, certificates, documents of legal transactions etc). Archives of Organizations and individuals that took part in the Resistance of our region against the conquerors of the era of German occupation in Greece (1941 - 1944). Archive of election material. It includes: Ballots of parliamentary, municipal and European elections. Ballots of other kinds of elections (organizations etc).Electoral leaflets and brochures of various political parties. Leaflets and brochures of various candidates. Posters of political party leaders and other candidates. Written pre-election favours and promises from politicians to citizens. Photographs of electoral offices and pre-election gatherings. Archive of photographs of photographers from Kavala, from 1875 until today. Archive of photographic depictions of Kavala, from 1875 until today. Archive of photographic depictions of towns and settlements of the prefecture of Kavala. Archive of postcards of Kavala, from 19th century until today. Archive of postcards of towns and settlements of the prefecture of Kavala. Archive of photographs of other Greek cities. Archive of postcards of other Greek cities. Archive of photographs and postcards of foreign cities. Newspapers and journals from Kavala and Drama, of various historical periods, since 1910. Newspapers from Thrace, since 1930. Newspapers from rest Macedonia (Thessaloniki etc), since 1911. Newspapers from various regions of Greece, since 1880.

Opening Times

Daily working hours: 10:00 - 13:00 and 18:00 - 20:00.

Conditions of Access

Restrictions on access.

Reproduction Services

Restrictions on reproduction.

Sources

  • Entry by V. Ritzaleos based on ILAK's website.