Yorgi Kefalidis collection on Ephesus
Scope and Contents
This collection contains research materials on the ancient city of Ephesus, Turkey, and historical sites and figures related to the city including an abundance of materials pertaining to the House of the Virgin Mary (also known as Meryem Ana Evi, in Turkish, and previously Panaghia-Capouli or Panaya Kapulu) and often simply referred to as Mary's House. The materials in this collection are primarily photocopies. The photocopies include correspondence, journals, photographs, maps, and texts relating to the first two discoveries of the site in 1881 and 1891 through the early 1900s. There is an abundance of handwritten photocopied material in the collection which may be difficult to read.
The collection also contains Mr. Kefalidis' personal correspondence, collected articles, periodicals, and a variety of research materials dating from the early 1960s to 2008. The majority of the correspondence is related to Mr. Kefalidis' requests to libraries and archives for information on Ephesus, Meryem Ana, and related individuals and historical sites. He also corresponded with clergy members serving at Meryem Ana. The collection contains Mr. Kefalidis' publications on Ephesus and Meryem Ana, photographs from his personal trips, additional collected photographs, photocopied images, postcards, brochures, ephemera, and hand drawn and printed maps.
- 1899-2008 inclusive, circa 1960-2008 bulk
- Majority of material found within 1960 - 2008
- Kefalidis, Yorgi (Collector, Person)
Language of Materials
Collection is in French, English, Turkish, Greek, and Italian.
This collection is open and available to the public for research in the Marian Library reading room. The materials are non-circulating.
The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission form the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.
Biography of Yorgi Kefalidis
Yorgi Kefalidis was a researcher and freelance journalist based in Athens, Greece. He began researching the ancient city of Ephesus, Turkey, and the nearby site of Meryem Ana ("Mary's House"), and related individuals and historical sites in the early 1960s. Mr. Kefalidis also visited Ephesus at least once during his research. He has published articles on Ephesus and Meryem Ana in L'Osservatore Romano, developed programming for Vatican Radio, and authored additional articles on related topics.
8.5 Linear Feet (17 document cases)
The Yorgi Kefalidis collection on Ephesus contains his personal research materials on the ancient city of Ephesus, Turkey, and historical sites in and around the city and related individuals and events. A large portion of the collection includes materials pertaining to the House of the Virgin Mary (Meryem Ana).
This collection is arranged into seven series:
Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Publications Series 3: Photocopied Texts Series 4: Texts and Articles Series 5: Research Materials Series 6: Additional and Oversized Materials
This collection is arranged into 7 series:
- Series 1: Correspondence
- Series 2: Publications
- Series 3: Photocopied Texts
- Series 4: Texts and Articles
- Series 5: Research Materials
- Series 6: Additional and Oversized Materials
The materials were originally collected by Yorgi Kefalidis and acquired by the American Society of Ephesus circa 2000 before being acquired by the Marian Library in 2010.
Acquired from the American Society of Ephesus in 2010.
The collection was processed by Jillian Slater in 2011.
- Ephesus (Extinct city) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ephesus (Extinct city) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Kefalidis, Yorgi -- Archives Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Meryemana evi (Ephesus) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Yorgi Kefalidis collection on Ephesus, 1899-2008
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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