George Papadatos fonds
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1960-2015, predominant 1967-1983 (Creation)
- Papadatos, Giorgos
ca 1.2 metres of textual material
ca. 800 photographic prints and negatives
ca. 37 audio cassettes
ca. 30 posters
3 1/2" inch video tape
3.14 GB of photographs and textual files (jpgs)
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George Papadatos is a Greek citizen who lived in exile in Toronto during the military junta of 1967-1974. Papadatos was active in student organizing at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, as well as the coffee house scene on the Danforth during this time. He was a journalist and local community organizer and was active in organizing and promoted several music tours of Greek musicians, performers and poets who travelled to the United States and Canada to raise awareness of local conditions in Greece.
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Fonds consists of photographs, news clippings, promotional material, posters, video recordings and documentation related to the political, social and cultural activities of George Papadatos, a Greek citizen who lived in exile in Toronto during the military junta of 1967-1974. Includes materials documenting the coffee house scene on the Danforth, Greek musical acts who toured Canada and the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, as well as student organizing and protests related to local opposition to the military dictatorship in Greece. Also includes photographic material from Papadatos' later life in Greece, where he operated a antiquarian bookstore.
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Some material has been digitized and is available at: https://digital.library.yorku.ca/yul-f0661/georgos-papadatos-fonds .
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- Greek Canadian History Project (Subject)
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2017/05/19. Anna St.Onge. Creation.
2017/06/12. Anna St.Onge. Update to physical extent, languages.
2019/09/29 KCP. Added GCHP name access point.
2020/3/26 KCP, N. Somerset. Added subject access points.
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Interview with donor in 2014.