Gus & Mary Stathis Library and Resource Center

The Gus and Mary Stathis Library & Resource Center is an integral part of the National Hellenic Museum and its educational and custodial mission. The Library’s collection is focused primarily on two areas:

  • Greek Immigrant history and experience in the United States
  • Artistic and literary work of Hellenic people and the celebration of the Hellenic heritage

The non-circulating collection focuses on primary source and out-of-print materials. The Gus and Mary Stathis Library & Resource Center serves researchers exploring the Greek immigrant experience in the U.S., students of all ages and backgrounds, and those interested in seeking information on Hellenic heritage.

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History at your fingertips…

The Gus and Mary Stathis Library & Resource Center collection includes books, serial publications, and other documents including the personal papers of several prominent figures in the Greek community. The book collection is comprised of books on Greek history, culture, language, and religion, rare volumes such as 17th and 18th century manuscripts, 20th century fiction by Greek authors in English and Greek, as well as classical literature in translation, ancient art, archeology, and historical events such as the 1974 invasion of Cyprus and the Asia Minor catastrophe. In addition, the collection also includes Greek-American newspapers, magazines, record albums, archival records, and other materials. These items have been generously donated by Greek American families and individuals and the collection is growing every day.

Ongoing Projects

Currently, the Gus and Mary Stathis Library & Resource Center is reorganizing and cataloging its monograph, serial, archival, and media collections.

Professional Affiliations

The Library is a permanent member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), a non-profit library services membership and research organization. OCLC provides access to services and databases, and other member libraries’ catalogues. The Library is also a member of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), and the Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET).

For more information

Library and Oral History Manager
John Anagnostopoulos
janagnostopoulos@hellenicmuseum.org
312-655-1234 Ext. 31