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The exhibition, The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs, was produced by the City of Tarpon Springs with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Tina Bucuvalas was Curator/Researcher and Charity Wood was Exhibit Designer.  Many people made generous contributions of information, images, and time: Kalotina Assimack, George Billiris, Helen Cantonis Campbell, Dr. Themistocles Diamandis, Reverend Father Michael Eaccarino/St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Philip G. Fatolitis, Florida Folklife Program/Department of State, Bill Gresko, Anestis Karistinos, Anastasios Karistinos, Scott Keeler, Michael Koutouzis, Maggie Kavouklis Nichols, Jody Norman/Florida State Archives, Maria Pantelis, Dorothy Pappas, Mercury Bill Paskalakis, Lou Peronis, Maria Poullas, St. Petersburg Times, Goldie Tagarelli, Tarpon Springs Area Historical Society, Nicholas Toth, Nomiki Tsimouris, George Tsitsas, Anna Lomax Wood, Katerina Zaronias, and Michael Zaronias. 

Now linked with the Greek Community Documentation Project, the online exhibition emerged through the efforts of the project team: Tina Bucuvalas (project coordination), Alexandra Curran (website and digitization), Alyce Diamandis (materials acquisition and description), Mary Samarkos (fieldwork and website), Gafataitua "Nafa" Fa'alogo, Richard R. Bernardy, Jr. and Barbara Lewis/USF Library Special Collections (website coordination). We would like to thank the many people and institutions who contributed additional images and other resources: Evelyn Miaoulis Bilirakis, the Faklis family, Anna Tsoukalas Billiris, Eleni Christopoulos-Lekkas/Lekkas Photography, Alyce Diamandis, Martha Emmanuel, Irene Giannaras Garner, Kalliope Lerios George, Nickollet Tsourakis Henderson, Katherine Alissandratos Kelly, Colleen Kindinis, Nick & Betty Krouskos, John Lulias, George Mandalou, Esther Jordan Raptis, James Spanolios, Paul Stavropoulos, Magdalene Perionis Tiliakos, Nellie Peronis Tiliakos, Mary Lerios Toth, the Halki Society, Tampa Tribune, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, City of Tarpon Springs, University of Central Florida, and of course Special Collections/Library/University of South Florida.

It takes a village!