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SERIES Identifier: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 1, Series 1

Correspondence, 1920s - 2000s

Scope and Contents

Series I contains correspondence and administrative records that were created and compiled by the organizations’ fieldwork directors and staff members. This series documents the day-to-day administrative operations as well as matters related to staffing, grant proposals, and publications of fieldwork projects from the 1920s to 2000s. Folders may contain additional correspondents than the ones named in the folder titles.


  • 1920s - 2000s

Language of Materials

Coptic, English, French, German, Greek, Russian, Turkish

Physical Description

20 boxes including 280 folders

Conditions Governing Access

An appointment is required to consult the collection. Please submit appointment requests here: For research queries, contact the staff of Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives ( Subgroup 2, Series 1 of this collection (fieldwork notebooks and research notes, 1929- 1970s) has been fully digitized and is accessible online through this finding aid.


1 collection


Arranged in chronological order.

General note

  1. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1940-
  2. Byzantine Institute, Inc., 1930-1962

Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

Dumbarton Oaks holds archival collections in its Rare Book Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, and the Dumbarton Oaks Archives. The collections include: the papers of noteworthy scholars in the three fields that Dumbarton Oaks supports (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape); image collections depicting objects or sites of topical interest to scholars in the three fields; Beatrix Farrand’s personal archive of letters and original drawings that document the development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden; and institutional records and architectural plans and drawings documenting the history of Dumbarton Oaks. For more information about hours and to make an appointment to consult any of the collections listed here, please fill out the request form:

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