The HARH is in collaboration with the National Documentation Centre with the aim of creating and supporting a digital content repository. This cooperation aims at the wider dissemination of the material and the facilitation of researchers and the electronic readership.
The registration of our material in the digital repository is in progress. Until now, the largest volume of photographic collections and postcards has been registered. With the completion of this project all the material will be accessible covering the needs for informing the academic, scientific and research community in general.
Public Records Documents
These are documents from public services and bodies both in the Greek State and abroad and are created within the framework of the administrative function of these services.
The 90 Collections of Public Archives of the HARH include, in original form or in a copy:
• Administrative Services Archives
• Educational / School Archives
• Diplomatic Services Archives
• Ecclesiastical Archives
Private Collection Documents
These are documents belonging to private collections of individuals, families or associations and have been the subject of their mainly private use. These documents concern the private and public life of Greek refugees both at the place of origin and at the place of establishment. They come from private donations to our Historical Archive or from HARH commissions.
Examples include certain types of documents belonging to this category and included, in original form or in a copy, in the 800 Collections of Private Archives of the HARH: applications, declarations, receipts, attestations, registrations, documents of purchases, liquidation of property, participation in associations, granting of a loan or land, payroll, business documents, certificates (marriage, baptism, death, work, etc.), refugee booklets, passports, gifts, wills, personal, commercial or service correspondence, diaries, student notebooks, food vouchers, lotteries, tickets, vouchers, medical documents, contracts, title deeds, Ottoman documents, drawings and improvised maps, statutes, manuscripts, speeches, memoirs, poems, etc.
Until now, 1,000 collections of 10,000 photographs have been imported into the HARH. The material is in original form or in a copy and mainly concerns the lives of refugees in their places of origin, the Asia Minor Campaign and Destruction, and the refugee facility.
The HARH is in possession of 350 postcards with views of cities and villages of Asia Minor, Pontos, Eastern Thrace and the Asia Minor Campaign.
The archive of oral testimonies includes some 2,500 narratives of first and second generation Greek refugees who experienced the persecution from their hometown. As a research body, we consider oral testimonies to be an important source of research, because through them we learn about the impact of events on people’s lives, the problems that have arisen and how each of them has dealt with them.
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The Press and Publications archive includes:
a. Old newspapers (period 1910-1946)
b. Articles, publications and debriefing of the daily and periodic press. They come from research and selection of HARH in newspapers mainly from the years 1918-1938, the years 1945-1967 and the years 1996-1009 and concern the history of Asia Minor and refugee Hellenism and the other thematic sections of interest to HARH.
The Map Archive includes 70 maps, mainly of the Army Geographical Service, the Army Cartographic Service, the 3rd Army Corps, the Settlement Service, etc., as well as improvised, handwritten maps of individuals.