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GDA27/AV1-AV103 Film and sound interviews conducted with Greek and Greek Cypriot migrants from all over the world, and related audio-visual material, 1966-2013.

References on this page: GDA: 27


GDA27/AV1

1966

Documentary film titled 'Minorities in Britain: The Cypriot community', broadcast on BBC TV, UK

Topics include: demographic information on the Cypriot population in Britain; the Greek Orthodox community activities; the afternoon Greek schools; the Cypriot youth club activities; Greek Cypriots' engagement in politics; relationships between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Interviews conducted with: Dr Homer Habibis, the first elected President of the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood, 1960, (subsequently President of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots, 1984-1994); Father Gregorios (later Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, 1988); members of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot families in North London (duration: 30 mins). In English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV2

[1980s]

Interview with George Sophocleous, London, UK

Audio interview with George ('Roosevelt') Sophocleous (1918-1991), Greek Cypriot migrant in London, involved in Greek Cypriot community life and political affairs (duration: 42 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV3

[1980s]

Interview and theatrical play recordings relating to George Sophocleous, London, UK

Continuation of audio interview with George ('Roosevelt') Sophocleous (1918-1991), Greek Cypriot migrant in London, involved in Greek Cypriot community life and political affairs (duration: 45 mins), in Greek.

Recording of a play based on George Sophocleous's life performed by British Greek Cypriot actors at Theatro Technis, London (duration: 53 mins). In Greek and English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV4

1982

Recordings relating to the Greek Parents Association, London, UK

Children's singing, dancing and drama acts performed at a 30th anniversary celebration for the Greek Parents Association (GPA), London (duration: 48 minutes). In Greek and English.

Greek language teaching session at an afternoon Greek school, London, run by the Greek Parents Association (duration: 15 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA9/1

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV5

1987

Recording of the 2nd Annual Aradippou Municipality poetry festival, Cyprus

Performances of traditional Greek Cypriot tsiattista poetic duelling (an activity on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list since 2011), including performances of works by

Birmingham-based Elias Tsiambazis (duration: 1 hour 53 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV6

1988

Documentary film titled 'In our own image', broadcast on SBS TV, Australia

Television documentary, 'In our own image', on the work of photographer Effy Alexakis and historian Leonard Janiszewski recording the experiences and images of Greek migrants in Australia (duration: 28 mins). In English.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV7

1988-1989

Documentary films relating to Greek Cypriot migrants in London, UK and Australia, broadcast on CyBC TV, Cyprus

Television documentary film on the Greek Cypriot immigrant community in London, including historical background, professions and occupations, the role of the Greek Orthodox Church and community associations (duration: 45 mins). In Greek.

Television documentary film on the Greek Cypriot immigrant community in Australia, including historical background, the first Cypriot immigrants in Australia, and the development of the community (duration: 41 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV8

1989

Documentary film titled 'Κύπριοι στον Καναδά' (translation: 'Cypriots in Canada'), broadcast on CyBC TV, Cyprus

Two television documentary films titled 'Cypriots in Canada', third and fourth parts of the four-part documentary film series titled Άνθρωποι με δύο πατρίδες' (translation: 'People of two homelands') relating to Greek Cypriot migrants in the USA and Canada (duration: 1 hour 40 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV9

[1990s]:

Interview with Julia Lara, Leeds, UK

Interview with Julia Lara, pen-name of writer Eleni Papaioannou (born in Limassol, Cyprus), Greek Cypriot migrant to Cairo, Egypt and later Leeds, UK (duration: 48 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV10

1990

Interview with Zenon Chrysafiades, London, UK

Interview with Greek Cypriot migrant Zenon Chrysafiades (born in Cyprus, 1914, migrated to London, 1933) on topics including his family history, early life in Cyprus, migrating to the UK, family life in the UK (duration: 1 hour 35 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV11

1990

Interviews with elderly Greek Cypriots in London, UK

Interviews and group discussion with elderly members of the Greek Cypriot community in London held at the Cypriot Community Centre, Islington. Topics include: recollections of life in Cyprus during the first half of the 20th century; reasons for emigrating; their early years in the UK; life in Cyprus and the UK, World War Two; political conditions in Cyprus before and during the EOKA revolution against British rule, 1955-1959 (duration: 1 hour 25 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV12

1990

Recording of the wedding of Stella Porpaxias and Harry Boosalis, Thessaloniki, Greece

Recording of the wedding of Stella Porpaxias (whose family came from Kato Drys village, Cyprus), second generation Greek Cypriot in Birmingham and Harry Boosalis (from a family originally from Thessaloniki, Greece), second generation Greek American, Minnesota, USA, at Panayia Halkeon Greek Orthodox Church, Thessaloniki, Greece (duration: 60 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA12/4

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV13

1990

Recording of the 5th annual Aradippou Municipality poetry festival, Cyprus

Performances of traditional Greek Cypriot tsiattista poetic duelling (an activity on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list since 2011), including performances by Dimitris Tsiambazis (son of noted traditional poet Elias Tsiambazis) and Birmingham-based Andreas Koumandaris (duration: 1 hour and 40 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA11/2

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV14

1990

Interview with George Philippou Pierides, Cyprus

Interview with Greek Cypriot writer George Philippou Pierides (born in Dali village, Cyprus, 1904, lived in Egypt until 1947) on topics including: the history of the Hellenic population in Egypt since antiquity; ancient bonding connections between Greeks and Egyptians; Egyptian and Arab intellectuals and researchers on Hellenic philosophy and culture; the Hellenic associations and communities (duration: 60 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA18/1 and GDA18/4

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV15

1990

Recording of a Greek Cypriot wedding ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa

Videotape recording of the wedding ceremony of second generation Greek Cypriot South African Nikos and Theodora Englezakis in Johannesburg (duration: 2 hours 5 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV16

1990

Recording of traditional Greek dancing, Johannesburg, South Africa

Videotape recording of a Greek and Greek Cypriot cultural event organised by Mary Vasileiou, dance teacher of the community in Johannesburg, including traditional dancing performed by her students (duration: 39 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV17

1991

Interview with Dr Homer Habibis, London, UK

Interview with paediatrician Dr Homer Habibis (1917-1994), (first elected President of the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood in 1960, President of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots, 1984-1994), on topics including: Greece during World War Two; his experience as a prisoner of war, Italy; migration from Cyprus to UK, June 1945; his career at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London; the Greek Cypriot community, London; leading community figures Ierotheos Kykkotis, Doros Alastos and Archbishop Athinagoras; relations with the London Turkish Cypriot community (duration: 40 mins). In Greek and English.

See also GDA13/3

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV18

1991

Interview with Avramis Nikola-Ziartides

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Avramis Nikola-Ziartides (born in Cyprus, migrated to London) on topics including early life in Cyprus, the journey to the UK, family life in London, his first cousin Andreas Ziartides (1919-1997), Cypriot trade unionist and MP (duration: 1 hour 16 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV19

1991

Interview with elderly Greek Cypriot, London, UK

Audio interview with unnamed elderly Greek Cypriot woman, Islington, London, on topics including: life in Cyprus during the first half of the 20th century; her early years in the UK; establishment in the UK and other members of her family (duration: 60 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV20

1991

Recordings of a traditional Greek Cypriot festival in Birmingham and a Greek Orthodox religious service, London, UK

Recording of the annual West Midlands Greek Cypriot Association festival, including performances of traditional tsiattista poetic duelling (an activity on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list since 2011) (duration: 40 mins). In Greek.

Recording of a morning worship Holy Service from the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St Sophia, London, with a preceding speech by Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain (duration: 45 mins). In Greek with English subtitles.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV21

1991

Interview with Christofis and Nancy Theofanous, Liverpool, UK

Interview with Christofis ('Chris') Theofanous (born in Ormidia village, Cyprus, 1942, migrated to the UK in 1963) and his wife Nancy, Liverpool, on topics including: EOKA revolution against British rule, Cyprus, 1955-1959; membership of the Cypriot Communist Party; conflict among Greek Cypriots, 1955-1959; migration to London, then Liverpool; his fish and chip shop business; the development of the Greek Cypriot community, Liverpool, including the establishment of a Greek school; his children's education (duration: 58 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV22

1991

Recordings relating to the Greek Orthodox Church in Coventry, UK

Videotape recordings of a religious service and sermon at the Greek Orthodox Church in Coventry (duration: 2 hours 28 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV23

1991

Recordings relating to the Greek Orthodox community in Cardiff, Wales, UK

Footage includes a tour inside the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicolaos conducted by Father Anastasios Salapatas, and interviews and a group discussion led by Father Salapatas with Dimitrios Kalogeras, Dimitrios Mavrogeneas, Georgios Mavrogeneas and Evangelos Arapis, first generation Greek migrants to Cardiff (duration: 2 hours 28 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 2 disks


GDA27/AV24

1991

Recording of interviews with Greek Cypriots in Johannesburg, South Africa

Recordings include:

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Takis Spyrides (born in Morphou, Cyprus, 1928, migrated to South Africa in 1947, President of the Cypriot Brotherhood, 1978-1988) and his brother Spyros Spyrides on topics including the historical background to Greek Cypriot migration to South Africa and prominent early migrant Costas Phitides (born in Phiti village, Cyprus, 1867, migrated to South Africa in 1895), the founder of the Cypriot Brotherhood in Johannesburg (duration: 1 hour 6 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Andreas Paschalides (born in Trikomo village, Cyprus) on topics including his sports career (duration: 9 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Lia Hadjiadamou (born in Paphos, Cyprus, 1940, migrated to South Africa in 1955) on topics including her brother, artist Andy Hadjiadamou (duration: 9 mins). In Greek.

Presentation of archaeological material and paintings kept at the Cypriot Brotherhood Foundation by members of the Brotherhood (duration: 6 mins). In Greek.

Presentation of Andy Hadjiadamou's paintings by his sister Lia at her home in Johannesburg (duration: 10 mins). In Greek.

Conversations with governors, staff and a student of the South African Hellenic Educational and Technical Institute (SAHETI), Johannesburg (duration: 35 mins). In Greek and English.

See also GDA17/1 and GDA17/2

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV25

1991

Recordings of interviews relating to Greeks and Greek Cypriots in South Africa

Videotape recordings including:

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Dimitris Kkilishis (born in Lysos village, Cyprus, 1918, migrated to South Africa in 1947) concerning an occasion when he was mistaken for an Indian due to his skin colour (duration: 5 mins). In Greek.

Group discussion with first generation Greek and Greek Cypriot migrants at the Cypriot Brotherhood Foundation, Johannesburg, including Dimitris Kkilishis, [Sisihios] Yiallouris (born in Lefkara village, Cyprus, migrated to South Africa in 1937), Christos Mikouris (born in Keryneia, Cyprus, migrated to South Africa in 1938), Papathanasopoulos (first name not stated, born in Greece) concerning their lives in Cyprus, Greece and South Africa (duration: 53 mins). In Greek.

Interview with Yiorgos Symeou (born in Nicosia, Cyprus, 1922, migrated to South Africa in 1947), a  member of the board of the Cypriot Brotherhood, 1954-1965 (duration: 14 mins). In Greek.

Interview with Takis Spyrides (born in Morphou, Cyprus, 1928, migrated to South Africa in 1947), President of the Cypriot Brotherhood, 1978-1988, on topics including his family background in Cyprus, the history of the Hellenic communities in South Africa, his acquaintance with Ploutis Servas, the family of Loukis Akritas, and the family of Glafkos Kargotis (duration: 31 mins). In Greek.

Interview with Michalis Geros (born in Lefkara village, Cyprus, 1915, emigrated from Cyprus in the 1930s) concerning his work as a traditional Cypriot lace merchant in the UK, France and South Africa (1940s) (duration: 19 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV26

1991

Recordings relating to the Greek Cypriot communities in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein, South Africa

Videotape recordings including:

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Harris Iasonides (born in Ayioi Vavatsinias village, Cyprus), Johannesburg (duration: 11 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrants Michalis Soteriou (born in Cyprus, migrated to South Africa in 1964), and Solon Selipas (born in Nicosia), President and Emeritus President respectively of the Cypriot Brotherhood, Johannesburg, on topics including the Greek Cypriot community in South Africa (duration: 19 mins). In Greek.

Traditional Greek and Greek Cypriot dancing at an event on honour of dance teacher Mary Vasileiou, Johannesburg (duration: 26 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrants Michalis Panayi (born in Sykopetra village, Cyprus, migrated to South Africa in 1947) and Emilia Panayi (migrated to South Africa in 1949), Johannesburg, on topics including early life in Cyprus, the journey to South Africa, first job placements, family life in South Africa, children's education, the Greek Orthodox Church and community (duration: 34 mins). In Greek.

Tour of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of the Mother of God and the Greek part of the Cemetery in Bloemfontein conducted by Father Manolis Vasladelis (duration: 10 mins). In Greek.

Tour of the 'Papas Greek Cheese Manufacturers' business in Bloemfontein owned and run by Tommy Papas and his son Kostas (duration: 5 mins). In English.

See also GDA17/5

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV27

1991

Interviews with Greek and Greek Cypriot migrants in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Interviews conducted with: first generation Greek migrants Theodoros Kassimatis and his son-in-law Panayiotis Fatseas (born in the island of Kythira, Greece) on subjects including Ioannis Paraskevopoulos (1889-1951), Director of the Harvard University Boyden Observatory, Bloemfontein, 1927-1951; Theodosia Papas (born in Asia Minor, migrated to South Africa in 1947) and other members of her family, and Father Manolis Vasladelis (born in the island of Mytilene, Greece, 1935, migrated to South Africa in the 1960s) on topics including preservation of the Greek language and identity, and the 'Papas Greek Cheese Manufacturers' business (duration: 26 mins).

Interview with Dimitris Kkilishis (born in Lysos village, Cyprus, 1918, migrated to South Africa in 1947), his daughter Chrystalla and his son-in-law Yiannis Ioannides during a family gathering (duration: 20 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA17/5

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV28

1991

Recordings relating to Greek and Greek Cypriots in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Videotape recordings including:

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Yianna Ioannidou (born in Analiondas village, Cyprus, migrated to South Africa in 1972), concerning her life in Cyprus and South Africa and her family's bakery business in Bloemfontein (duration: 12 mins). In Greek.

Group discussion with members of the younger generation of the Ioannidou, Christou, and Bouniozou families concerning their dual identity and their affiliation with both Hellenic and South African culture (duration: 33 mins). In Greek and English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV29

1991

Recordings relating to the Greek Orthodox Church in Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, South Africa

Videotape recordings including:

Gospel reading class attended by young Greek Cypriots, Bloemfontein (duration: 1 hour 9 mins). In English.

Greek Orthodox christening ceremony (duration: 26 mins). In Greek and English.

Sunday service at a Greek Orthodox Church in Johannesburg (duration: 1 hour 13 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV30

1991

Recording of the 14th 'Glendi' cultural festival, Adelaide, Australia

Videotape recording of the 14th 'Glendi' (translation: 'feast') Greek festival at Thebarton Oval sports venue, Adelaide, Australia, with Greek traditional music and dancing performances by artists and cultural associations including Sofia Kollitiri, Vasilis Soukas, Nikos Hatzopoulos, Exodus band, The Panhellenic Dance Group of South Australia, The Greek Youth Dance Group of South Australia, The Pontian Dance Group, The Cretan Youth Dancers, The Omatha Dance Group of Victoria, The Zakynthean Youth Group of Victoria, The Grecian Maidens, The Greek Community Olympic Dancers, The Annesley College Choir & Orchestra, The Cyprian Dance Group and The Messinian Dance Group of Victoria (duration: 1 hour 40 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV31

1991

Television interview with Greek Cypriot painter Adamantios Diamantis, broadcast on CyBC TV, Cyprus

Part of an interview conducted with painter Adamantios Diamantis (1900-1994), father of Greek Cypriot migrants Nicos Diamantis (UK) and Alekos Diamantis (Australia), recorded by CyBC TV at his studio in Nicosia (duration: 23 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV32

1992

Recordings relating to a Greek Diaspora Conference in Melbourne, Greek Cypriot migrants in Sydney, and the High Commissioner of Cyprus in Canberra, Australia

Videotape recordings including:

Footage from the 1st International Conference, 'Greeks in English Speaking Countries' organised and hosted by the Hellenic Studies Forum, Melbourne, Australia, March, 1992 (duration: 1 hour 7 mins). In Greek and English.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Ploutis Charalambous (born in Klerou village, Cyprus, 1929, migrated to Sydney in 1952) on topics including: his early life and schooling in Cyprus; Cypriot villagers joining Allied forces, World War Two; his journey to Sydney and early experiences finding work; community representative and coffee shop owner Andreas Aristeidis and his support for new migrants (duration: 30 mins). In Greek.

Interview with Andreas Pirishis (born in Lysi village, Cyprus), High Commissioner of Cyprus in Canberra, Australia, on topics including: the demographics of the Greek Cypriot population of Australia; the establishment and development of the Greek Cypriot communities; Greek Cypriot social and political associations; migrant associations' contribution to Cyprus political affairs; preservation of the language and identity in diaspora (duration: 21 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA20/4

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV33

1992

Interviews and group discussion with Greek Cypriots, Adelaide, and interview with Kyriakos Skarparis, Sydney, Australia

Interviews with members of a family (not identified) originally from Analiondas village, Cyprus, conducted in Adelaide (duration: 17 mins). In Greek.

Interview with Kyriakos Skarparis (born in Lysi village, Cyprus, 1927, migrated to Sydney in 1949), on topics including: his family history; his early life and schooling in Cyprus during the 1930s and 1940s; the journey to Australia; early life and first job placements in Australia; the coffee-shop owned by Andreas Aristides and its importance to job-seeking migrants (duration: 20 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV34

1992

Recording of interviews with Greeks and Greek Cypriots, Sydney, Australia

Interviews conducted with:

First generation Greek Cypriot migrant George Nicolaides (born in 1929), Mayor of Blacktown, Sydney, on topics including his career in politics, and issues of language and assimilation with the local population and culture (duration: 13 mins). In English.

First generation Greek Cypriot migrant Costas Agathokleous (born in Omodos village, 1923, migrated to Australia in 1952) at the Cyprus Community of New South Wales Foundation (duration: 10 mins). In Greek.

Interview with Greek migrant Stamatia (surname not stated, born in the island of Samos, Greece, 1910, migrated to Australia in 1961) on topics including: family history and background in Samos and Smyrna; the Greco-Turkish war, 1918-1922; the Turkish attack on the Greek population of Smyrna (Izmir), Turkey, 1922; surviving the Great Fire of Smyrna, 1922; life in Thessaloniki; conditions in Greece during World War Two; atrocities committed on the island of Samos, 1945-1949, during the Greek Civil War; the circumstances of her migration to Australia and initial difficulties there (duration: 50 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV35

1992

Interview with Philippos Philippou, Sydney, Australia

Interview with Philippos Philippou (born in Ayios Amvrosios village, Cyprus, 1927, migrated to the UK in 1952 and later to Australia, 1957) on topics including: family history; early life and schooling in Cyprus during the 1930s and 1940s; attempts to migrate to the USA; life in the UK and travelling to Australia in 1957; his employment in Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney; the importance of Andreas Aristides' coffee shop to job-seeking Greek Cypriots (duration: 45 minutes – interview begins after 17 minutes of views of Sydney). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV36

1992

Interviews with Greek Cypriots in Sydney, Australia

Interviews conducted with:

First generation Greek Cypriot migrant Andreas (surname not stated, born in Ayios Amvrosios village, Cyprus, [1924], migrated to Australia in 1948) on topics including: the journey and ticket fare to Australia; the economic depression in Australia, 1948; the Greek Cypriot community representative, Andreas Aristeidis, owner of a coffee-shop used as a postal address for job-hunting Greek Cypriots; his first jobs and salaries; family life in Australia (duration: 31 mins – please note interview begins after 63 minutes of a duplicate copy of GDA27/AV35). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Andreas Vatyliotis (born in Vatyli village, Cyprus, 1906, migrated to Australia in 1948) and his son, violin-maker, Harry Vatyliotis (born in Vatyli village, Cyprus, 1936, migrated in 1952) on topics including: life in Cyprus before World War Two; political conditions in Cyprus during the 1930s and 1940s; conditions and cost of the journey to Australia; his first jobs, secured via the Greek Cypriot community representative, Andreas Aristeidis; Andreas's brother Haralambos Vatyliotis, prominent in the Communist Party in Cyprus and Greece; the business of violin making, including a demonstration of violin construction (duration: 1 hour 15 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV37

1992

Interview with Dimitris and Maria Photiadis, Sydney, Australia

Interview with first generation Greek migrant writer and singer Maria Photiadis (born in Thessaloniki, Greece, migrated to Australia in the early 1970s) and her son, composer Dimitris Photiadis (born in Thessaloniki, 1967) on topics including: Dimitris's music career; Maria's writings; cultural activities among the Greek community in Sydney. Also discussion with the other members of the Photiadis family (duration: 33 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV38

1992

Interview with Greek Australian women in Sydney, Australia

Videotape recording of the interview with Sophia Catharios and Chrysoulla (surname not stated) in Sydney on topics including Hellenic identity and culture in diaspora (duration: 1 hour and 33 mins – please note the interview begins after 1 hour and 11 minutes of views of Sydney). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV39

1992

Recordings relating to Greeks in Florida, USA

Videotape recordings including:

Interview with first generation Greek migrants Theodosis Pallis (born in Athens, Greece, 1926, migrated to the USA in 1951) and Margarita Pallis (born in Peloponnesus, 1927, migrated to the USA in 1947) on topics including: family history and background in Greece and Asia Minor; their grocery business, Florida: involvement in the Greek Orthodox Church and community in Fort Myers, Florida; issues of Hellenic identity and culture in diaspora; the historic background to Hellenic migration to the USA (duration: 1 hour 13 mins). In Greek.

Footage from a religious service held at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation of the Mother of God, Fort Myers, Florida (duration: 15 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA15/4

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV40

1992

Interviews with Greeks and a Greek Cypriot in Paris, France

Interview with Claude Papas (of French nationality, originally from Greece) (duration: 16 mins). In French.

Interview with Yiolanda Raphael (originally from Limassol, Cyprus, later resident in Switzerland, Egypt and France), on topics including her family background in Cyprus and Egypt, and the Greek diaspora in Egypt and France (duration: 54 mins). In Greek.

Interview with Greek Cypriot poet Hector Patriotis, including readings of selected poems (duration: 32 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA19/1 and GDA19/3

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV41

1992

Documentary film titled 'Hellenism in Egypt', broadcast on ERT TV, Greece<

Documentary film produced by ERT TV, Greece, concerning the Hellenic community in Egypt including Efthymios Souloyiannis, historian and President of the Greek Egyptians Association discussing the historical presence and tradition of the Greek population, and Markos Rammos, headmaster of the Averofeion Greek High School, Alexandria, on issues of Hellenic language and Greek education (duration: 1 hour 3 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV42

1992

Documentary film relating to research on ancient Greek triremes, UK

UK television documentary film on the reconstruction of ancient Roman and Greek vessels, including research and design work by George Fantides, London (duration: 16 mins). In English.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV43

1992

Recording relating to the purpose and goals of the Greek Diaspora Archive project

Videotape recording of the interview with Maria Roussou, GDA principal researcher, conducted by first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Savvas Christoforou relating to Roussou's research on the Hellenic Diaspora, the beginning and development of the Greek Diaspora Archive project and related activities by the Diaspora Centre Trust in London (duration: 18 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV44

1993

Recording of a TV programme relating to the Greek Diaspora Archive (GDA) project, Cyprus

Recording of a talk show programme with Maria Roussou, GDA principal researcher, Nektaria Bouniozou (second generation Greek South African, Bloemfontein), and Nikolas Koutsakos (first generation Greek Cypriot migrant, Birmingham, UK) on topics including the purpose of the GDA project, the Greek and Greek Cypriot communities world-wide, and issues of Greek education and language in the expatriate communities (duration: 37 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV45

1993

Interview with Dr Anastasios Christodoulou, London, UK

Interview with Dr Anastasios ('Chris') Christodoulou, CBE (1932-2002), first generation Greek Cypriot migrant in London, UK (first Secretary of the Open University, Secretary General of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, representing Cyprus) on topics including: his early life in Akanthou village, Cyprus; migrating to the UK; his academic and political career in the UK (duration: 1 hour 15 mins). In English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV46

1993

Recording of celebrations for the 2500th anniversary of Athenian democracy, London, UK

Recording of a reconstructed ancient Greek trireme warship, built in 1987, sailing on the Thames, central London, as part of the commemoration of 2500 years since the beginning of Athenian democracy, Greece (duration: 19 mins). In English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV47

1993

Recordings from the 7th International Conference of Overseas Cypriots, Nicosia, Cyprus

Videotape recordings of the 7th International Conference of Overseas Cypriots, Nicosia, Cyprus, 23-27 Aug, 1993 (duration: 1 hour 11 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV48

1993

Recording of a seminar on Greek Cypriot painter Adamantios Diamantis, London, UK

Videotape recording of a Diaspora Centre Trust seminar, London, on the work of Greek Cypriot painter Adamantios Diamantis (1900-1994) including a lecture by Eleni NIkitas of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Cyprus (duration: 1 hour 20 mins). In English.

See also GDA21/7

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV49

1993

Interview with Nikolaos and Evgenia Lampis, Cyprus

Interview with Greek Cypriot migrants to Egypt and then the USA, Nikolaos Lampis (his family originally from Limassol, Cyprus) and Evgenia Lampis (her family originally from Crete and Cyprus) on topics including: their family backgrounds; early life and schooling in Egypt; the Lampis Shipping Agency family business; the prosperous Greek communities in Egypt; migration to the USA; their move back to Cyprus, 1980 (duration: 52 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV50

1993

Interview with Greek American Sergos Bairamis, Florida, USA

Interview with Sergos Bairamis (born in Istanbul, Turkey, 1920, migrated to the USA in 1972) on topics including: his early life and schooling in Greece during the 1930s; his involvement with Greek resistance fighters, World War Two; conditions in Greece during the civil war, 1945-1949; persecution for his political beliefs; his travels in Romania, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Libya and Italy; escape to Canada and the USA (duration: 1 hour 40 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV51

1993

Interview with Greek American Steven Stykos, Florida, USA

Interview with Steven Stykos (born in Turkey, 1895) in Tarpon Springs, Florida, on topics including his life in the USA (duration: 30 mins – this interview begins after 1 hour and 27 mins of duplicate material from other interviews). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV52

1993

Interview with Prof Dimitris Kalogeropoulos, Paris, France

Interview with Prof Dimitris Kalogeropoulos (born in Ethiopia in the 1930s, Professor in Criminology and member of the National Centre of Scientific Research, Paris) on topics including: his family history; early life and schooling; his academic career; Hellenic culture and identity in the diaspora (duration: 59 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV53

1993

Interview with Christos Koupparis, Cyprus

Videotape recording of the interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Christos Koupparis (born in Lefkoniko village, Cyprus, 1926, migrated to the UK in 1946), President of the Repatriated Cypriot Migrants, on topics including: his family history; early life and schooling in Cyprus; migration to London; the establishment of the Cyprus Emergency Fund and other activities in support of the EOKA anti-British rebellion, Cyprus; leading members of the Greek Cypriot community in London, including Ierotheos Kykkotis; the first Greek bookshop in London, 'Zenon', founded in 1944; fund-raising for and the construction of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church, Camden; political activism in London in relation to the political situation in Cyprus after the 1974 Turkish invasion (duration: 1 hour 2 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV54

1993

Interviews about poet Tefkros Anthias, London, UK

Interview with Greek Cypriot migrants Dr Floya Anthias and Anastasia Anthias, daughter and wife, respectively, of Greek Cypriot poet Tefkros Anthias (1903-1968) (born in Kontea village, Cyprus, lived in London, 1948-1955 and 1957-1968, pioneer of the socialist party in Cyprus, founder of the first Greek school in London). Also discussion with Greek Cypriot writer Peter Athonas (pen-name of Prokopis Papaloizou), friend of Anthias, on topics including Anthias's activism in social and political affairs, his involvement in the Greek-speaking press in London, and the excommunication of Anthias, Papaloizou and Patapios  Christodoulou in 1935 due to their revolutionary poetry (duration: 20 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV55

1993

Recording of a political rally by Greek Cypriots, Trafalgar Square, London, UK

Videotape recording of a political protest, 18 July 1993, organised by the Greek Cypriot Associations in London against the continued Turkish occupation of northern Cyprus, including a speech by Claire Angelidou, Minister of Education and Culture, Cyprus (duration: 58 mins). In English and Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV56

1993

Recording of a literary seminar organised by the Diaspora Centre Trust, London, UK

Recording of a Diaspora Centre Trust seminar, London, on a poem, 'Πενταδάκτυλος, ο γιός μου' (translation: 'Pentadaktylos, my son') written in 1991 by Claire Angelidou (Minister of Education and Culture, Cyprus, 1993-1997) and translated by Margaret M Deyes. The seminar's panel members include Angelidou (duration: 1 hour 5 mins). In Greek and English.

See also GDA24/9

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV57

1994

Recordings relating to Greek and Greek Cypriot migrants in New Jersey, USA

Videotape recordings including:

Footage from a religious service at a Greek Orthodox Church and a Greek language teaching session at a Greek school, New Jersey (duration: 9 mins). In Greek and English.

Interview with second generation Greek American John Gacos (born in 1925, his family originally from the Mani and Agathoupoli regions, Greece) on topics including: his family background and history; early life in the USA and Greece, family business in the USA; his service in the US Navy; his career in insurance; his involvement with the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church and the Greek Orthodox Youth of America; the preservation of the Greek language and culture in diaspora (duration: 45 mins). In Greek and English.

Part of interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Dr Christopher Christodoulou (born in Cairo, Egypt, 1920, migrated to the USA in 1947) on topics including: his early life in Cairo; cosmopolitan and multilingual Suez;, his theology studies at the Patriarchate of Alexandria and the University of Athens; conditions in Greece during World War Two; his experiences as a prisoner of war (duration: 35 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA15/2

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV58

1994

Interviews with Greek and Greek Cypriot migrants in New Jersey and New York, USA

Interview with first generation Greek migrant Katerina Gacos (migrated to the USA in 1921) on topics including: her family history and early life in New Jersey, USA; her husband's grocery business; early Greek migrants and the establishment of Greek communities in the USA; the building of the Annunciation of Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church, New Jersey; the preservation of the Greek language and culture; the development of Greek communities in New Jersey during the 20th century (duration: 27 mins). In Greek.

Interview with second generation Greek American Evangelia (Lily) Angelatos (born in 1921, Brooklyn, New York, her family originally from Kallipolis and Andrianoupolis, Greece) and first generation Greek migrant Fokas Angelatos (born in the island of Kefallonia, Greece, 1911, migrated to the USA in 1946) on topics including: family history and background in Greece; early life in New York and New Jersey; involvement in Greek Orthodox Church affairs; fundraising for the building of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in New Jersey, 1968; preserving the historic record of the Greek American communities; their acquaintance with Archbishop Makarios III; the preservation of the Greek Orthodox tradition and Greek language in diaspora (duration: 51 mins). In Greek.

Interview with [Andreas] Komodromos, (born in Vatyli village, Cyprus, migrated to the USA in 1974, President of the Cyprus Federation of America, New York) on topics including his personal life-history and the Greek Cypriot population in the USA (duration: 12 mins). In Greek.

Part of interview with Greek migrant Stalo (surname not given, born in the island of Mytilene, [1910], migrated to New York in 1917) on topics including her family's background in Greece; her early life in New York and later New Jersey; her family's confectionery business; her involvement in the Estiades Greek Women Society and the Greek School, New Jersey (duration: 33 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV59

1994

Interview with Greek migrant Stalo, New Jersey, USA

Continuation of interview with Greek migrant Stalo (surname not given) (born in the island of Mytilene, [1910], migrated to New York in 1917), on her involvement in Greek community affairs and social activities, New Jersey (duration: 16 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV60

1994

Recordings relating to Greek and Greek Cypriot migrants in the USA

Interview with second generation Greek American historian and novelist Helen Zeese Papanikolas (1917-2004) on topics including:

Her family's history in Greece and the USA; her early life in New York, Chicago and later Utah; research on the Hellenic population of Utah; her published writings; dual identity and affiliation with both Hellenic and American culture (duration: 31 mins), in English.

Continuation of an interview with Dr Christopher Christodoulou, New Jersey on topics including: family life in the USA; his political activism following the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus; his fieldwork in Barbados on the gravestone of Ferdinando Palaeologus (died 1678, descendent of the last Byzantine royal family) (duration: 18 mins). In Greek.

Interview with second generation Greek Americans Harry Dukakis (his family originally from Mytilene and Smyrna) and Helen Dukakis (her family originally from Kozani, Greece), Philadelphia on topics including: family history and background in Greece; the 19th century origins of the Dukakis surname; their relationship with Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts; their early lives in the USA; academic studies and professional careers; issues of dual ethnic identity (duration: 39 mins). In English and Greek.

Footage from a religious service, St Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Pennsylvania (duration 18 mins). In Greek and English.

See also GDA15/2 and GDA15/5

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV61

1994

Recordings of interviews with Greeks and Greek Cypriots in New York and New Jersey, USA

Conclusion of an interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant [Andreas] Komodromos (born in Vatyli village, Cyprus, migrated to the USA in 1974, President of the Cyprus Federation of America, New York), on topics including his life history and the Greek Cypriot population, USA (duration: 16 mins). In Greek.

Interviews conducted with members of the Lampousa Association of Greek Cypriots in New Jersey (founded in 1937) including Secretary General Stavros Kamelaris (born in Keryneia, Cyprus, migrated to the USA in 1977), founding member Aris Hadjichristofi (born in Karavas village, Cyprus, 1910, migrated to the USA in 1930), President Kostas Tsendas (born in Karavas village, Cyprus, 1948, migrated to the USA in 1967), Vice-President Michalis Komodromos (born in Vatyli village, Cyprus, migrated to the USA in 1977) on topics including their personal life-stories, the history of the Association and the Greek Cypriot community in New Jersey (duration: 37 mins). In Greek and English.

See also GDA15/5

1 disk


GDA27/AV62

1994

Interview with Vasiliki Apostolou Petropoulou, New Jersey, USA

Recording of the interview with second generation Greek American Vasiliki Apostolou Petropoulou (born in New Jersey, 1922) on topics including: her family history and background in Greece; the history of the Hellenic community and the Greek Orthodox Church in New Jersey; involvement in the Greek Orthodox Community affairs; the importance of women in preserving Hellenic traditions and culture; dual national identity; her family's restaurant business (duration: 32 mins). In Greek and English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV63

1994

Interview with Yiorgos Spanos, California, USA

Interview with second generation Greek American Yiorgos Spanos (his family originally from Patra and the island of Samos, Greece) on topics including: his early life and education in the USA; his parents' coffee-shop and diner business; his legal studies, University of California; involvement in Greek community affairs; the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA); the Hellenic Law Society (duration: 21 mins – interview begins after 18 minutes of views of San Francisco). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV64

1994

Recordings of the '2nd International Conference, Greeks in English speaking countries', California, USA

Videotape recordings from the '2nd International Conference, Greeks in English speaking countries: culture, identity, politics' held at the Speros Basil Vryonis Centre for the Study of Hellenism, Sacramento, California, 12-14 May, 1994 (duration: 2 hours and 28 mins). In English.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV65

1994

Recordings of the '2nd International Conference, Greeks in English speaking countries', California, USA

Videotape recordings from the '2nd International Conference, Greeks in English speaking countries: culture, identity, politics' held at the Speros Basil Vryonis Centre for the Study of Hellenism, Sacramento, California, 12-14 May, 1994 (duration: 24 mins – recording begins after 1 hour 4 mins of footage of Maria Roussou). In English.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV66

1994

Recordings relating to the 2nd International Conference on 'Greeks in English Speaking Countries', California, USA

Videotape recordings including:

A visit to the Speros Basil Vryonis Centre for the Study of Hellenism, Sacramento, California, including Centre Director Dr Speros Vryonis talking about the Centre's library and archive collections (duration: 10 mins). In English.

Recording of conference participants visiting the Napa Valley wineries, California and interviews with Professors Antonia Kokoris (California State University, Sacramento) and Effie Gavaki (Concordia University, Montreal), on their life histories and the preservation of the Greek language and identity (duration: 40 mins). In English and Greek.

Footage from the conference's formal dinner, including the keynote address by George Stephanopoulos (born 1961), President Bill Clinton's Senior Advisor on Policy and Strategy, and speeches by Dr Speros Vryonis, Senator Paul Sarbanes, Phil Angelides (31st California State Treasurer) (duration: 1 hour 2 mins). In English.

See also GDA15/3

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV67

1994

Interviews with Greeks in Sudan and New Jersey, USA

Interview with second generation Greek American Vasilis Margharitis (born in West Virginia, 1937, family originally from the island of Karpathos, Greece) on topics including:

His family history and background in Greece; his early jobs in catering, New Jersey; his service in the US Military, including service in German; the opening of his diner, 'Candlewick', New Jersey, 1969; the activities of an association of Greeks with family origins on the island of Karpathos (duration: 22 mins). In Greek.

Interview with Greek migrant Zoe Zachariadou (born in Akrounda, Greece, 1910, migrated to Sudan) (duration: 8 mins). In Greek.

Interview with second generation Greek Americans Angela Pathas (born in 1930) and Vera Michael (born in 1935) on topics including: their family backgrounds in Greece; the preservation of the Greek Orthodox tradition in diaspora; Greek social activities; their involvement in the Greek Orthodox community affairs; their restaurant business; assimilation into the American culture (duration: 43 mins). In English.

See also GDA15/5

1 disk


GDA27/AV68

1994

Recordings of interviews and social events relating to Greeks and Greek Cypriots in the UK and USA

Recording of the inauguration ceremony for the Hellenic Centre, London, 18 November 1994, including speeches by Glafkos Clerides (1919-2013), President of the Republic of Cyprus, George Papandreou (born 1952), Greek Minister of Education and representatives of the Greek and Greek Cypriot associations (duration: 42 mins). In Greek and English.

Interview with second generation Greek American historian Dr Speros Vryonis (born in Memphis, Tennessee, 1928), formerly Director of the Speros Basil Vryonis Centre for the Study of Hellenism and Head of the Alexander S Onassis Foundation for Hellenic Studies in New York, on topics including: his family background in the island of Kefallinia, Greece; his academic studies in the USA; the historic and sociological background of the Hellenic community in Memphis, USA; his affiliation with both Hellenic and American culture (duration: 16 mins). In English.

Footage of the 2nd International Conference, 'Greeks in English speaking countries: culture, identity, politics', held at the Speros Basil Vryonis Centre for the Study of Hellenism, Sacramento, California, 12-14 May, 1994 (duration: 8 mins). In Greek.

Footage of a Diaspora Centre Trust event held at the Hellenic Centre, London, 17 November 1994, to celebrate the publication of Pentadaktylos, my son, Margaret M Deyes' English translation of Claire Angelidou's poetry collection 'Πενταδάκτυλος, ο γιος μου', with speeches by Angelidou, Deyes, and Prof Robert Browning (duration: 31 mins). In English.

Part of an interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant George Kazantzis (born in Nicosia, Cyprus, 1926, migrated to London in 1948) on topics including: his family's background in Cyprus; his early life and schooling in Cyprus; migration to London; his career as an actor and operatic baritone (duration: 6 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA10/2, GDA15/3 and GDA24/9

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV69

1994

Interview with Dominique Efstratiou, Nicosia, Cyprus

Videotape recording of an interview with Greek Cypriot choreographer and director Dominique Efstratiou on topics including her career in Germany (duration: 30 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV70

[1994]

Recording of a dance performance by Dominique Efstratiou, Germany

Videotape recording of a performance by Greek Cypriot choreographer and director Dominique Efstratiou at the Berlin Opera (duration: 24 mins).

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV71

1994-1995

Interviews with Eleni Stamiris, Canada and George Kazantzis, UK

Interview with first generation Greek migrant Eleni Stamiris (migrated to Canada aged 9), on topics including:

Her early life in a Hellenic environment in Canada; her academic studies in Philosophy and Social Anthropology, including a research project on Greeks who migrated from Laconia to Montreal; her political activism against the Greek Junta, 1967-1974; the founding of the Research Centre for the Women of the Mediterranean Region; her service as the Assistant Director of the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, Dominican Republic; her position as Director of Gender and Youth Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, 1995 (duration: 36 mins). In Greek.

Conclusion of interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant George Kazantzis (duration: 37 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV72

1994

Recording of 50th wedding anniversary celebrations for George and Anna Afantitis, Cyprus

Recording of 50th wedding anniversary celebrations for George and Anna Afantitis (born in Afania village, Cyprus, resident in London, returned to Cyprus), members of the LELA, an association of UK-based Greek Cypriot authors (duration: 20 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV73

1994

Recording of a Diaspora Centre Trust event to honour Professor Robert Browning, Nicosia, Cyprus

Videotape recording of an event organised by the Diaspora Centre Trust to honour Trustee Prof Robert Browning (1914-1997), Professor of Classics and Ancient History, Birkbeck College London, and Vice President of the International Association of Byzantine Studies (duration: 1 hour and 3 mins – interview begins after 14 mins of duplicate material from other recordings). In Greek.

See also GDA21/7

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV74

1994

Recording of a GDA presentation, Association of Egyptian Greek Cypriots, Nicosia, and interview with artist Stass Paraskos, Cyprus

Seminar presentation given at the Association of Egyptian Greek Cypriots, Nicosia, including:

Maria Roussou (principal researcher, Greek Diaspora Archive), on the importance of capturing the experiences of Greek migrants; discussions about the writers Nicos Nicolaides, Thodosis Pierides, George Philippou Pierides, and Evgenia Paleologou Petrondas, with contributions from Petrondas; the international export of traditional Cypriot embroidery from the villages of Kato Drys and Lefkara; the Kargotis family, originally from Morphou, Cyprus, who settled in Birmingham, UK; businessman Costas Phitides, originally from Phiti village, Pafos, Cyprus, founder of the Cypriot Brotherhood in Johannesburg, South Africa (duration: 58 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot painter and academic Stass Paraskos (1933-2014, moved to London in 1956, returned to Cyprus, 1988), founder of the Cyprus College of Art, 1979 (duration: 28 mins). In English.

See also GDA1/1-8, GDA17/1, GDA18/1-4, GDA22/3, GDA22/7

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV75

1994

Recording of a Greek Cypriot political rally, Johannesburg, South Africa

Videotape recording of a political rally, 'Remembering Famagusta', held by the Greek Cypriot community, Johannesburg, 20 July 1994, to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus (duration: 35 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV76

[1994]

Recording of Greek Cypriot painter Adamantios Diamantis, Cyprus

Videotape recording of Greek Cypriot painter Adamantios visiting the mines in Analiondas village, Cyprus, the source of the pigments used in his painting, 'The mother with two children' (duration: 14 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA21/7

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV77

1995

Recordings relating to the Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain and the Greek Cypriot community in the UK

Interview with Gregorios, Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain (born in Marothovounos village, Cyprus, 1928, moved to the UK, 1959; elected Archbishop 1988) on topics including:

His own life; the history of Greek Cypriot migration to the UK; the establishment and development of the Greek Cypriot Orthodox communities and churches in the UK (duration: 13 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation migrant Antonis Antoniou (born in Famagusta, Cyprus, 1949, migrated to the UK in 1966) on topics including his early life in Cyprus, his academic studies in the UK and his career as a paediatrician (duration 1 hour 10 mins). In Greek and English.

Part of footage of a Diaspora Centre Trust conference held at the Hellenic Centre, London, on second generation Greek Cypriots in the UK, with speakers including Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain, businessman Constantinos Leventis, and Robert Browning, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, Birkbeck College London (duration: 18 mins). In Greek and English.

See also GDA4/3

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV78

1995

Recording of a conference on second generation Greek Cypriots, UK

The conclusion of a Diaspora Centre Trust conference held at the Hellenic Centre, London, on second generation Greek Cypriots in the UK, with speakers including Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain, businessman Constantinos Leventis, and Robert Browning, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, Birkbeck College London (duration: 1 hour 23 mins). In Greek and English.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV79

1995

Interview with Stelios Savva Stylianou, London, UK

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Stelios Savva Stylianou (born in Paliometoho village, Cyprus, 1927, migrated to London in 1949) on topics including: his early life and schooling in Cyprus, life in the UK working as a waiter at the Brompton Grill, London, and his return to Cyprus in 1993 (duration: 49 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV80

1995

Interview with a Greek Cypriot woman, South Africa

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Eleni (surname not stated, born in Yerolakkos village, Cyprus, migrated to East London, South Africa in 1965) on topics including: her early life in Cyprus; conditions during the 1963-1964 Greek-Turkish conflict in Cyprus; migrating to South Africa; the Greek Cypriot community, Greek Orthodox Church and Greek School in East London, South Africa (duration: 41 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV81

1996

Interview with Alexandros Frangou, Sweden

Interview with first generation Greek migrant Alexandros Frangou (born in Thessaloniki, Greece, one of the early Greek migrants to Sweden, 1945), on topics including: early life in Greece, World War Two in Greece and his experiences as a prisoner of war; his academic career in Sweden; the lace makers from Lefkara, Cyprus and the sponge divers from the island of Kalymnos who were the first Hellenic migrants to Sweden in the late 19th century; the development of the Greek and Greek Cypriot communities in Sweden after World War Two; his involvement in community affairs (duration: 44 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV82

1996

Recording of a seminar, 'Greeks in Africa', Nicosia, Cyprus

Recording of a Diaspora Centre Trust seminar, 'Greeks in Africa' in honour of businessman and museum donor Anastasios G. Leventis (1902-1978) and his contribution to the Hellenic diaspora in Africa (duration: 1 hour 7 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA20/7

1 VHS tape, 1 disk


GDA27/AV83

1997

Recordings relating to Greeks in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Recordings from a religious service at a Greek Orthodox Church in Baltimore (duration: 15 mins). In Greek and English.

Interview with second generation Greek American Kalliopi Vatinou (born in 1916, her family originally from Smyrna and the island of Chios) on topics including: her family's background in Greece; Greek migrants' job positions in the steel mills, bakeries, and restaurants; the Greek Orthodox Church and community affairs; afternoon Greek schools in Baltimore (duration: 12 mins). In Greek and English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV84

1997

Material relating to Greeks in Baltimore and Annapolis, Maryland, USA

Interview with second generation Greek Cypriot American Nick Pantelides (born in 1948, his family originally from Yialousa village, Cyprus) on topics including:

His family history; early life and education in the USA; his father and uncle's restaurant business; his enrolment at the US Naval Academy, 1967; his service in combat missions, Vietnam War; his work in the Admissions Department, US Naval Academy, 1979 (duration: 13 mins). In Greek and English.

Recording of Baltimore Greeks visiting the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, New York, including a welcome address by Spyridon, Archbishop of America (duration: 13 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV85

2000

Interview with Helen Vlastos Long, Kent, UK

Interview with Greek British journalist and writer Helen Vlastos Long (1920-2001, her family originally from the island of Chios, Greece and from Scotland) on topics including: her Greek family background; her descent from the Greek families of Vlastos, Rodocanachis and Rallis; her service as aide to General Charles de Gaulle; her research and writing on modern Greek history; her affiliation with Hellenic culture (duration: 43 mins – interview begins after 20 mins of miscellaneous footage). In English.

See also GDA14/1-5

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV86

2000

Recording of an event honouring Helen Vlastos Long, London, UK

Recording of a Diaspora Centre Trust social event held at the Hellenic Centre, London, to honour Greek British journalist and writer Helen Vlastos Long (1920-2001), a descendant of the Vlastos, Rallis and Rodocanachi families. Attendees include Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain (duration: 29 mins). In English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV87

2000

Recordings relating to the Greek Cypriot community in London, UK

Recording of a theatrical performance by third generation Greek Cypriots on Cypriot politics after the 1974 Turkish invasion, given at Theatro Technis, London (duration: 26 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Christos Zavros (born in Tseri village, Cyprus, 1925, migrated to the UK in 1964) on topics including: his involvement in the Socialist Party, Cyprus; the Greek Cypriot trade union; the Federation of Cypriots of Great Britain; his research on the history of Greek Cypriot migration to the UK (duration: 44 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot writer, actor and director George Eugeniou (born in Limassol, Cyprus, 1931, migrated to London in 1950), founder of Theatro Technis, London, 1957, on topics including his personal history, his involvement in the arts and in the Greek Cypriot community (duration: 54 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA2/2, GDA10/1 and GDA25/1

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV88

2000

Material relating to Greeks in the Netherlands

Selection of images and text , 'Έλληνες στις Κάτω Χώρες (1600-2000) - Grieken in de Lage Landen (1600-2000)' (translation: 'Greeks in the Low Countries, 1600-2000'), produced by Thanasis Dialektopoulos for the Federation of Greek Communities in the Netherlands. In Greek and Dutch.

1 disk


GDA27/AV89

2001

Recording of a cultural event by the Greek Cypriot community in New York, USA

Recording of a theatrical performance,'Η Γιαλλουρού' (transliteration: 'Yiallourou'), written by the Greek Cypriot poet and writer Michalis Pashiardes, based on a poem by Dimitris Lipertis, given at the Stathakio Cultural Centre, New York, with a speech by Pashardes (duration: 1 hour 41 mins). In Greek.

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV90

2003

Documentary film on Nicos Nicolaides, 'the Cypriot'

Documentary film, 'Το χρώμα της ψυχής' (translation: 'The colour of the soul'), on Greek Cypriot migrant writer and painter Nicos Nicolaides, 'the Cypriot' (1884-1956), sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Education, Cyprus, and produced by Tetraktys Films Ltd (duration: 1 hour 7 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA18/1, GDA18/2 and GDA22/7

1 VHS tape


GDA27/AV91

2007

Recordings relating to the Greek community in Luxembourg

Recording of a social event organised by the Greek community in Luxembourg, including interviews with Markos Konstantinou, Zisis Kampanaris and Sergios Koumbaratos on the establishment and development of the community (duration: 17 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV92

2007

Interviews with Greeks and Greek Cypriots in Cape Town and Bloemfontein, South Africa

Interview with Sergios Kykkotis (born in Cyprus), Bishop of the Orthodox Archbishopric of Good Hope, Cape Town, on topics including the Greek Orthodox tradition in Cape Town, the Greek and Greek Cypriot communities in Cape Town, and the preservation of the Greek language among the younger generations (duration: 26 mins). In Greek.

Interview with second generation Greek South African Irene Lekka (born in Cape Town, South Africa, 1932, her family originally from the island of Mytilene), on topics relating to her painting and teaching career, and the Greek language in the diaspora (duration: 12 mins). In Greek and English.

Interview with first generation Greek migrants Ioannis and Penelope Karambasis (born in the island of Mytilene, migrated to South Africa in 1955) on topics including their family history and life in South Africa (duration: 12 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek migrant Yiorgos Makriyiannis (born in the island of Samos, emigrated in 1963) on his journeys around the world before settling in Cape Town in 1993 (duration: 4 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot entrepreneur Harris Apostolides (born in Nicosia, Cyprus, 1923, migrated to South Africa in 1948) (duration: 13 mins). In Greek and English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV93

2007

Interviews with Greek Cypriots in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Interviews with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Tommy Papas (born in Cyprus, 1942, migrated to South Africa in 1947) on his life story, the establishment of the Papas Greek Cheese Manufacturers business by his father, and the Greek Cypriot community in Bloemfontein (duration: 22 mins). In Greek and English.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Charalambos Savva (born in Inia village, Cyprus, 1924, migrated to South Africa in 1936) on being one of the earliest Greek Cypriots to migrate to South Africa, the long journey from Cyprus and the establishment of his grocery business (duration: 18 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA17/5

1 disk


GDA27/AV94

2007

Interviews with Greek Cypriots in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Interviews conducted with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Maroulla Frangoudi-Savva (born in Rizokarpaso village, Cyprus, migrated to South Africa in 1966) (duration: 6 mins) and her daughter Androulla Savva-Georgiou on topics including preserving the Greek language and culture among the younger community members (duration: 30 mins). In Greek and English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV95

2007

Recordings relating to the Greek School in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Interviews with Yiorgos Tsiftsis and Dina Nani, Greek teachers at the Greek School in Bloemfontein, on the activities of the school, the preservation of Greek language and culture and the developing fifth generation of Greek Africans in Bloemfontein (duration 42 mins). In Greek.

A language learning demonstration by pupils at the Greek School and teacher Dina Nani (duration: 15 mins). In Greek

1 disk


GDA27/AV96

2008

Recording of a seminar on writer and politician Loukis Akritas, Cyprus

Recording from a Diaspora Centre Trust seminar on Greek Cypriot writer and politician Loukis Akritas (1909-1965), with participants including the former Cypriot Minister of Culture and Education Claire Angelidou, literary translator Margaret M Deyes and Maria Roussou, principal researcher of the Greek Diaspora Archive (duration: 1 hour 40 mins). In Greek.

See also GDA21/7

1 disk


GDA27/AV97

2010

Interview with Elli Karavokyri, London, UK

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Elli Karavokyri (born in Famagusta, Cyprus, 1922, migrated to the UK in the early 1960s) on topics including: her early life in Cyprus; her involvement in the socialist movement and women's rights in Cyprus; migrating and working in London; the Camden Cypriot Women Association and the Association of Cypriot Women in Haringey, north London (duration: 58 mins). In Greek.

1 disk


GDA27/AV98

2010

Interview with the Panteli family, London, UK

Interviews with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Yiannis Panteli (born in Limassol, Cyprus, migrated to London in 1957), his wife, Eleni, and daughters Andria and Sophia on topics including: early life and schooling in Cyprus; life in the UK; Yiannis Panteili's younger brother, historian Dr Stavros Panteli, (1944-2007), former Chair of the Diaspora Centre Trust; Dr Panteli's work in the Greek Cypriot community (duration: 54 mins). In Greek and English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV99

2010

Interview with Billy Cotsis, Sydney, Australia

Audio interview with second generation Greek Australian Billy Cotsis (born in Sydney, Australia, 1977, his family originally from the island of Mytilene, Greece and from Asia Minor) on topics including: his grandparents lives in the Asia Minor region; his parents' migration to Australia; the Mytilene Greeks Association in Sydney; maintaining cultural identity in diaspora; his own Greek diaspora research (duration: 53 mins). In English.

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GDA27/AV100

2011

Recording relating to the Greek Orthodox Community in Edinburgh, UK

Recordings including an interview with Scottish Father John Maitland Moir (1924-2013), founder of the Orthodox Community of St Andrew in Edinburgh; footage of a service held in the chapel of St Andrew; an interview with Father Raphael on Father Moir's contribution to the Greek Orthodox faith in Edinburgh, and the preservation of Greek language and culture (duration: 28 mins). In English.

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GDA27/AV101

2011

Interview with Ellie Ioannides Mitchell, New York, USA

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Ellie Ioannides Mitchell (born in Psimolofou village, 1945, migrated to the USA in 1964) on topics including: her early life in Cyprus; Greek Cypriots-Turkish Cypriots conflict, 1963-1964; migrating to the USA, working at her uncle Christos Pikas's restaurant business; family life, the Greek Orthodox Church and community in the USA; preservation of the Greek language, culture and identity in the diaspora (duration: 34 mins). In English.

1 disk


GDA27/AV102

2012-2013

Interviews with Greek Cypriot migrants in London, UK and Australia

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Maroulla Kittos (born in Omorfita, Cyprus, 1940) on topics including: early life in Cyprus; first job placements in London; involvement in the Greek Orthodox Church and community affairs; Greek afternoon schools (duration: 1 hour 16 mins). In Greek.

Interview with first generation Greek Cypriot migrant Alekos Diamantis on topics including his early life in Cyprus, his academic career in Australia and his efforts to preserve the artwork of his father, painter Adamantios Diamantis (duration: 27 mins). In Greek.

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GDA27/AV103

2013

Interview with Tasoulla Kallenou, Sydney, Australia

Interview with Greek Cypriot singer, actress and producer Tasoulla Kallenou (born in Paralimni, Cyprus, moved to Australia initially as a student) on topics including her career in the performing arts and her video project on the hardships of Cypriot women after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 1974 (duration: 19 mins). In Greek and English.

1 disk

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