Preservation of American Hellenic History
San Francisco, California
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Description of the On-line Material
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Cathedral Historical Archives:
- An entire section presenting some material from the Cathedral's historical archives, available at
- "This section of our web site," they say, "is designed to convey our history through photos and writings so it can be preserved for the generations that follow.
The history of the cathedral is presented here as well as many items that convey the Greek American experience in San Francisco."
- The material is extensive, and it is neatly organized into categories for ease of reference on-line
— including the following categories
(visit the web-site for the full list of categories; the following are examples):
- "1921, The Formation of St. Sophia Cathedral" (a predecessor of the Annunciation Cathedral)
- "The Church Through the Years" (1920s to 1980s)
- "Early San Franciso Hierarchs"
- "Recollections of the Past " (memoirs)
- "Newspaper Articles" (archives)
- "Photographs of the Area" (early 20th century)
- For instance, among the memoirs, "Recollections of the Past", there is a translation into English from the original Greek of an
autobiography by Alexander Kosta who settled in San Francisco in 1883.
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- First published by PAHH, 2005. Last update, 2005.
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