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Der Nersessian, Sirarpie, 1896-1989


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Sirarpie Der Nersessian papers and photographs

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.005
Scope and Contents: Sirarpie Der Nersessian was one of the pioneers of Armenian-Byzantine art history. She established the methodology for the study of Armenian illuminated manuscripts and incorporated Armenian art into the scope of Byzantine art history. Over the course of her career, Der Nersessian visited and cataloged the three most significant collections of Armenian manuscripts in the world: the collection of Etchmiadzin now held at the national library, Matenadaran in Yerevan, Armenia; the Armenian...

Dumbarton Oaks stationary leaf, 1703 32nd Street, Washington, D.C. with signatures of Byzantine scholars, May 18, 1956 Digital

File — Box E, Folder: 7, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E7:1956.05.18
Scope and Contents:

Dumbarton Oaks stationary leaf dated May 18, 1956 with signatures of Byzantine scholars of possible conference attendance on Byzantine art? Includes a note written in Greek.

Letter from Alberta Carpenter, Harvard University, The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Georgetown, Washington 7, D.C. to Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss, c/o Ellis Russell, 67 Wall Street, New York, New York, September 28, 1949 Digital

File — Box E, Folder: 7, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, E7:Carpenter 1949.09.28
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with handwritten signature from Alberta S. Carpenter, secretary to Mildred Bliss offers her an satisfactory update on the health conditions of Annie and Mosser and their learning how to walk with crutches. Both are grateful for Mildred Bliss's generosity. John Thacher has returned to Dumbarton Oaks to prepare for the academic year. Sirarpie Der Nessessian and Professor Vasiliev arrive soon. A newspaper clipping on Dr. Kindler recommended by John Thacher was included with...

Letter from Barbara Sessions, 2 Brookside Avenue, Claremont, N.H. to Robert Woods Bliss, June 25, 1943 Digital

File — Box H, Folder: 2, item: 8Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H2:Sessions 1943.06.25
Scope and Contents: Typescript copy of a letter written in longhand sent from Barbara Sessions, Dumbarton Oaks Librarian, to Robert Woods Bliss responding to his letter about her health and return to Dumbarton Oaks for the fall term. She says it touches her that he and the other members of the Board [Administrative Committee] have been thinking of her. She feels that rate of progress of recovery from her illness does not securely promise a return to full usefulness when the new term begins. She believes she can...

Letter from Marvin Ross to Mildred Bliss, 1703 32nd St., Washington 7, D.C., June 1, approximately 1957 Digital

File — Box H, Folder: 7a, item: 2Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H7a:Catalogue of DO Collection
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Marvin C. Ross to Mildred Bliss providing a status report on the Catalogue of the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Collection. He attaches a copy of the report [Catalogue of the Dumbarton Oaks] he made to Jack [John Thacher], Dumbarton Oaks Director. He says the catalogue has been a great labor of love and he is happy he did it. Marvin Ross feels that when all the material is published the name of Dumbarton Oaks will have to appear in every book on Byzantine art....

Letter from Marvin Ross to Mildred Bliss, 1703 32nd Street, Washington 7, D.C., November 6, 1956 Digital

File — Box H, Folder: 7b, item: 1Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H7b:1956.11.06
Scope and Contents: Handwritten letter from Marvin C. Ross to Mildred Bliss. He says he has heard from Isabel Denison that Mildred has a cold. He tells Mildred to take care of herself and get over it quickly as "we need you always."He tells Mildred that Miss Der Nersessian feels it is unwise to send the information on the Dumbarton Oaks catalogue to Holinlose[?] in view of what happened about Deurus[?]. He feels the catalogue of your [Dumbarton Oaks] collection should be the best possible and not to...

Letter from Mildred Bliss, Dumbarton Oaks to Trix, March 5, 1939 Digital

File — Box B: 2, Folder: 56Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:MB 1939.03.05
Scope and Contents: Typescript letter with signature by Anne Sweeney on behalf of Mildred Bliss to Beatrix Farrand reponds to Farrand letters. Pages 2 and 3 appear to be lacking. Mildred tells Beatrix to acknowledge the Alliums from Harry Du Pont (Henry Francis Du Pont). She remarks on the tragedy of losing Mr. Yew, but hoping a fragment of his can be grown in the nursery. Mildred thanks Beatrix for her assistance with Santa Barbara Botanic Garden matters. She congratulates Max on the launching of the Friends...

Letter from Robert Woods Bliss, 2750 Que Street N.W., Washington, D.C. to Barbara Sessions, Claremont, N.H., June 14, 1943 Digital

File — Box H, Folder: 2, item: 7Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, H2:RB 1943.06.14
Scope and Contents: Copy of typescript letter from Robert Woods Bliss to Barbara Sessions, Librarian at Dumbarton Oaks, sharing his and Mildred Bliss' distress that Barbara needed to go to the hospital after arriving in Claremont, New Hampshire. He expresses their concern was lessened after hearing she had been out and about. They hope to receive glowing accounts of her "diggings" and to learn that the change of scene and air was beneficial. He mentions that during a recent meeting of the Administrative...

Paul Atkins Underwood Research Papers

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.019
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of 6 boxes of records that contain: lecture and research notes; note cards; drafts for outlines and essays; bibliographies and lists of objects; and photographs of Byzantine art and architectural drawings. These items were primarily created by Paul Underwood between 1936 and 1950 and by Albert Mathias Friend, Jr. between 1945 and the mid-1950s. The collection includes Underwood’s research papers as a graduate student in the Department of Art and Archeology...