Atlantis, National Daily Greek Newspaper


35 lin. ft., 109 bound volumes, 6 reels microfilm.
The first successful Greek-language newspaper founded in United States, Atlantis was published in New York City from 1894-1973. Its publishers Solon J. Vlasto, Demetrius J. Vlasto and later Solon G. Vlasto actively supported Greek royalist policies through Atlantis' columns. Other editorial themes were naturalization, war relief, Greek-American business interests, and Greek religious unity.
Legal files, correspondence, cablegrams, clipping scrapbooks, subscription and newsdealers reports, tax returns, ledgers, news photographs, and other records span the paper's entire publishing history. Prewar records describe Vlasto brothers' import-export business, legal battles generated by political disputes, and financial position. Legal files include translations from Panhellinios, National Herald, other newspapers, as well as documentation of Atlantis' compliance with 1917 Trading with the Enemy Act.
Later records concern war relief, Greek domestic news, immigration legislation, and the Greek Orthodox Church, as well as daily business operations. Editorial files before 1963 are missing. Those after 1963 include rewrites and letters to the editor. Labor relations files and financial records are virtually complete series.
Photographs have been removed and processed separately.
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Unpublished inventory in library.

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