Guide to the Basil J. Vlavianos papers, 1890-1990

Finding aid prepared by Aaron T. Richardson
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
The Library
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
916-278-6144
scua@csus.edu


Title: Basil J. Vlavianos papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 2002/09
Contributing Institution: California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 331.25 Linear feet (265 record cartons)
Date (inclusive): 1890-1990
Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, research papers and materials, speeches, subject files, financial records, legal documents, minutes, photographs, clippings/articles, and ephemera collected by Basil J. Vlavianos during his lifetime.
Location note: Some of the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language of Materials note: English, Greek, French, German, Czech, and Polish.
creator: Vlavianos, Basil J.

Processing Information note

Survey by Aaron T. Richardson.

Conditions Governing Access note

This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement. It is currently unavailable for use. For information, contact the Department Head.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item including date], [Folder Title], MSS 2002/09, Basil J. Vlavianos papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, The Library, California State University, Sacramento.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Basil J. Vlavianos papers were included in the library of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism donated as the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection to the University Library at California State University, Sacramento in 2002. Additional material was donated by Zita Vlavianos Hosmer in 2005.

Accruals note

Further materials are expected from Zita Vlavianos Hosmer.

Other Finding Aids note

There are no alternative forms of this collection.

Custodial History note

Basil J. Vlavianos assembled these papers over many years. They were later given to the Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, which donated them to California State University, Sacramento in 2002.

Biographical/Historical note

Basil J. Vlavianos (1903 - 1994) was an international lawyer, professor of diplomatic history, businessman, human rights activist, journalist, and publisher.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of correspondence, research papers and materials, speeches, subject files, financial records, legal documents, minutes, photographs, clippings/articles, and ephemera collected by Basil J. Vlavianos during his lifetime.
Ten preliminary series have been identified: Academic Papers; Newspaper Publishing; International Affairs; Businesses; Wartime Activities; Associations; Correspondence; Miscellaneous Subject Files; Personal Items; and Photographs.

Arrangement note

I. Correspondence Series–c. 1920-1990 II. Academic Papers Series–c. 1890-1961 (Bulk 1950-1960) III. Political Papers Series–c. 1940-1980 (Bulk 1950-1970's) IV. Businesses Series–c. 1930-1990 (Bulk 1950-1960's) V. Organizations Series–c. 1930-1990 (Bulk 1940-1960's) VI. Subject Files–c. 1920-1990 VII. Personal Items–c. 1920-1990 VIII. Photographs–c. 1913-1990

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Allied Powers (1919 -).
Tsakopoulos, Angelo
Vlavianos, Basil J.
Greek American newspapers
Greek Americans
Human rights
International law
International shipping laws
Publishing
World War II