University of Minnesota

Callimachos, Demetrios P., 1879-1963., Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Callimachos, Demetrios P., 1879-1963.
Dates: 1876-1963
Abstract: Papers of Callimachos include biographical information, correspondence, writings and speeches, resources, legal documents, memorabilia, collected ephemera, and photographs. The many correspondents include the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, the Cyprian National Federation of America, George Demeter, the HellespontGeorge E. Phillies, Theodore Saloutos, and many others. Topics represented include research in the religious archives of Patmos and Alexandria, Greek American press, Greek American organizational life, editorial drafts, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, relief causes, Greek politics, and manuscripts by other authors. Legal documents pertain to libel suits and other legal issues within the Greek American press. Photographs document Greek American life, especially in the New York area. Memorabilia and ephemera include honorary artifacts, menus, cards, cartes de visite, wax impressions of patriarchal seals, drawings, and newspaper-cartoon drafts.
Quantity: 20 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in Greek; some items in English.
Collection ID: IHRC397

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Callimachos, a journalist, priest, and author, was born in Madytos, Turkey. He was educated in Istanbul, Smyrna, and Athens, and came to the United States in 1914. He was active in many Greek and Greek American associations. In his student days, he participated in the Hellenismos Society and later managed its publication, Hellenismos. He toured the Near East and Greece for the society "Regeneration," promoting establishment of Greek night schools. After coming to the United States, he participated in the Greek American Progressive Association. He was also a member of the Clergy Club, the Greater New York Federation of Churchs, the New York Academy of Political Science, the Institute Egyptien, the XVI International Congress of Orientalists, and the Honorary Institute of Byzantine Music (Istanbul). During his career, he lectured for the Panhellenic Union of America, and edited the daily Ethnikos Keryx (National Herald, New York), National Renaissance (a Greek American monthly), Eleutheros Typos (Free Press, Chicago), and Vema tes GKAPA (Tribune of GAPA, Pittsburgh, PA).Callimachos served from 1906-1914 as secretary of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and later published a monograph on the Patriarchate. He was a volunteer chaplain with the Greek Army during the Balkan Wars (1912-1913)and later published his war memoirs. He also served as the priest of St. Constantine's Church (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and taught at St. Athanasius Seminary. His publications in English include Powerful Modern Greek Characters (N.J. Cassavetes, trans.).


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CITE AS

The Callimachos, Demetrios P., 1879-1963. Papers, Greek American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

A related collection at the IHRC is Papers of Theodore Saloutos.


Index Terms

Greek Americans--Societies, etc.

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