Most of the Historical Archives’ (IATE) holdings are dated after 1927, the year the Bank of Greece was established, and comprise key records reflecting the operation of Greece’s central bank.
Generally, the IATE holds the following archives:
- Bank of Greece records, including management decisions as well as documents or other records pertaining to the operation, processes and responsibilities of the Bank;
- Governor and Deputy Governor personal archives, such as those of Emmanuel Tsouderos, Kyriakos Varvaressos, Georgios Mantzavinos, Xenophon Zolotas and Ioannis Pesmazoglou;
- Third-party archives, related to the Bank of Greece or the country’s overall economic and banking history.
The typology of its records is quite diverse; written documents, notes, reports and memos notwithstanding, the holdings also include audio-visual material and photographs connected with the Bank’s own history, as well as a large collection of architectural drawings of its buildings.
The IATE’s archives are expanding as new records from the Bank’s various business units and third-party donations are constantly added to its holdings. Records are preserved, digitised and kept in specially designed repositories that guarantee the highest level of protection. Records are managed and arranged by qualified personnel in accordance with international archiving standards.
Archives that have been arranged and are open to research are: