Saving The Hellenic Chronicle Newspaper (1950 - 2000)
The Hellenic Chronicle Newspaper was published in Boston from 1950 to 2000, and it is an historic record of the Greek American community in America. The tagline was, "The American Voice of Hellenic Expression."
A new project under the direction of Nancy Agris Savage, daughter of the Hellenic Chronicle's publisher Peter Agris, has been launched to save the newspaper. Thanks to the Agris family, there is one surviving paper archive at the Archbishop Iakovos Library at Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. The condition of the archive is deteriorating, and just over 25% of the issues from 1950 to 1960 are missing. There is a risk that we will loose this historic record of the Greek Community in America for ever. Please help us to locate the missing issues of the Hellenic Chronicle.
We would like to fill in the gaps of the collection at the Archbishop Iakovos Library, and the find the funding to preserve the collection through digitization, and make it available over the public Internet. A list of the missing issues are as follows: 1950 – vol.1 #1 1951 - #13 1952 - #9 through #17 and #24 1953 - #1, #7, and #17 1954 – Dec 22 1956 – Nov 15 1958 – Mar 21, Apr 3,10,24, May - all issues, Jun 5,12 and 26, Jul 24, Aug - All issues, Sep 4,11,18, Oct 9 1959 – Jan 8-29, Feb 5,26, Mar 5,12,26, Apr 2-23, May 14-Aug 20, Sep 3-Nov 19, Dec 3-10 1960 – Jan 7-Oct 6, Oct 20-Nov 10, Nov 24-Dec 29 Please spread the word! These missing issues may be in libraries, Churches, or private homes. We need to find them. We need to save our history for future generations.