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AHEPA History Project Goals
The overall goal of the AHEPA History project is to digitize and make available as much as possible prior to AHEPA's centennial in 2022. This includes sharing digitized versions of our history amongst the AHEPA family thru this website and to distribute our digitized products to the numerous universities that currently have physical copies of our history. Part of the digitization process also includes preservation of our documents. The AHEPA History project is composed of numerous components and are to be published and distributed as each component is completed.
AHEPA History Project Status
There's more to go, but here's the good news …
We have digitized and uploaded the national Ahepa Magazines between 1927 and 1981 (More to come). The issues are in PDF files by year:
Most of the issues are in a good digital format. We'd like to scan as many original issue covers and replace in the PDFs. We also may further split the PDF's down to individual issues.
The History of The Order of AHEPA (1922 - 1972)
George J. Leber's book, commemorating AHEPA's Golden Anniversary in 1972, was published by the fraternity as a service to its membership, and in recognition of those early pioneers of AHEPA to whom we owe so much for their dedicated service and devotion to the mission and principles of the fraternity.
The fraternity is indebted to Brother George J. Leber for this "labor of love" and the countless hours of work devoted in writing and preparing the book.
We have webified George J. Leber's book "The History of The Order of AHEPA (1922 - 1972)." Webified means that we have broken down his book into web-browsable chapters and added pictures plus some videos where applicable. We plan on adding more visual content at a later date to augment the book in the future, but at the same time we have not compromised his original content. Check out the web version:
The 1812 Greek War of Independence and American Contributions to the Greek Cause
We have webified George J. Leber's book "The 1812 Greek War of Independence and American Contributions to the Greek Cause." Check out the web version:
Additional Ahepa History
Using the "History of the Order of AHEPA 1922 - 1972" book, a series of biographies have been augmented with additional content (including images, videos, newspaper clippings). … more biographies will be posted as they become available.
The Order of AHEPA Socrates Award recognizes prominent men and women who have emulated ancient Hellenic ideals. Additional sets of AHEPA award winners will be published as content becomes available
Our original estimate was $150,000. We estimate that the remaining can now be accomplished for $75,000
Other books, can also be professionally digitized & modernized:
- AHEPA and the Progress of Hellenism in America (V.I. Chebithes)
- AHEPA and I Across the Years (Peter N. Mantzoros)
AHEPA's Supreme Convention Yearbooks
We have physical copies of the 1931, 1937 & 1970 Supreme Convention Yearbooks. Same level of astonishment in terms of the quality of the writing.
The Ahepan Magazine
Over the last decade or so, The AHEPAN magazine has been published in both physical and electronic PDF format. The goal would be to professionally digitize all magazines back to 1922 if we can find them. The quality of the articles are astonishing -- they are indeed literary masterpieces.
Check out this individual article that has been webified Patriotism and AHEPA by Milton Meletiadis (The Ahepan Magazine June, 1930).
Many are available by year in PDF format (See above).
Saloniki-Greek Press (July 17,1929):
"We have received the second number of the magazine issued by the organization, AHEPA, which is published in Washington DC. Rich in content and artistic printing skill, it is truly a wonderful piece of work ... Editor Meletios Meletiadis has put into the Ahepan periodical much select reading of interest to everyone."
Other magazines, newsletters and publications such as The AHEPA Voice, AHEPA Herald can also be digitized.
Most of this work has been completed. Build out of this website that would house our digitized publications.
To donate by check:
Payable: AHEPA Bergen Knights #285
Memo: Ahepa History Project
AHEPA Bergen Knights #285
c/o St. John the Theologian Greek Orthodox Cathedral
353 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Other activities that can be done in an extremely cost efficient manner
Chapters can scan and submit from their own archives and other sources such as newspapers.com, church archives, local libraries and local universities articles and pictures to be published on the site. At least one web page will be dedicated to each and every chapter. For example, Bergen Knights Chapter #285 has amassed a collection of over 500 articles from newspapers.com specific to our chapter. We are in the process of having members and others looking for information and pictures that they may have. We will also look into our local church archives.
Delphi Chapter #25 in New York for example can access and digitize the Dean Alfange Papers collection at the New York Public Library.
The Bergen Knights have also reached out to current members and families of deceased members to inquire if they have anything to contribute.
Articles & Pictures from Publishers
The Bergen Knights have already been granted access to download and publish from a few Greek-American news publishers.
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