All available daily newspapers as well as magazines have been indexed, as have all the annual 19th century Greek Calendars. Specifically, 3,500 annual volumes of newspapers have been indexed on approximately 300,000 cards, and over 15,000 articles have been photographed and classified in 253 files. Furthermore, the photographing of rare plays, manuscripts, forewords from rare editions and valuable theatrical magazines. Indeed, the archive contains over 1000 plays and over 220 prologues. There is also a growing number of theatre playbills of the last three decades of the 20th century. Finally, there is a considerable number of doctoral theses carried out at Greek and foreign universities, in the academic field of the History of the Modern Greek Theatre. The project is a reference point for the academic theatre commutiny and sevelar scientific works and doctoral theses have been supported by the collected archival information.
Electronic processing of material
The material is being recorded in its entirety in an electronic calendar of tours and daily performances of Greek repertory companies in urban centres of the eastern Mediterranean.
The aim of the program is the creation of three more electronic indeces:
A. Biographical and theatre-related record of Greek actors from the early 19th to the early 20th century.
B. Record of playwrihts and translators related to the theatre from the early 19th to the early 20th century.
C. Topographical atlas of theatres and outdoor performance sites.
The archive of the History of the Modern Geek Theatre is accessible only upon application to those responsible.
The following are required for the use of the archive:
a) an application (to be completed at the IMS)
b) a letter of recommendation or a certificate confirming the status of the interested party