This collection was donated to the AUTh Library in October 2016 along with the Ntinos Christianopoulos Collection.
The Megas Ioannis collection includes letters, photos, postcards related to the history of Thessaloniki.
The collection is being processed.
Ioannis Megas was born in 1945 in Thessaloniki, where he grew up and studied civil engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Engineering. He worked as an engineer in England, Nigeria, and Athens. In 2000, he returned to Thessaloniki. For the past 30 years, he has been collecting materials on the history of Thessaloniki for the period 1850-1950, consisting of everything based on paper, namely postcards, photographs, engravings, books, magazines, maps, shares, brochures, theater and cinema programs, letterheads, etc. He has written eleven books on subjects that are always related to the history of Thessaloniki, using materials from his collection for the illustrations.