of Greek civilization arrives at CSUS
Tsakopoulos Collection for the Study of Hellenism - one of the largest
collections of its kind in the country - will arrive at California
State University, Sacramento over the next two weeks. The collection
features a huge assortment of written works about Greece, the Greeks
and their influence worldwide.
The collection, named for its benefactor and steward Angelo Tsakopoulos,
has been developed over the past 20 years and contains a rare book
section with the works of many early Greek writers and philosophers
such as Thucydides, and Desiderius Erasmaus. It contains maps, artworks
and vast collections on Greek politics. The estimated value of the
gift to the University is approximately $5 million.
The collection will be installed in the CSUS Library gradually with
the first arrival anticipated Monday, Dec. 2 when the movers will
unpack the first part of the collection in the Library. The next
group of books will arrive between Dec. 9 and 12. The collection
officially will open to the public in the spring when all the cataloguing
and stacking is complete.
Arrangements for media tours may be made by contacting the public
affairs office at (916) 278-6156. For further details see www.csus.edu/news/Greek.