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SERIES Identifier: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 2, Series 1

Fieldwork notebooks and research notes, 1929 - 1970s

Scope and Contents

This series documents the conservation, restoration, survey, and research that were conducted by the Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks fieldwork directors and staff, including Thomas Whittemore, Paul Underwood, Nicholas Kluge, Richard A. Gregory, Ernest Hawkins, and others. The contents contain fieldwork notebooks, research and bibliographic notes, drawings, sketches, charts, and ground plans from the fieldwork projects conducted in the following locations: Egypt, Turkey, Republic of Macedonia, Cyprus, and Syria.


  • 1929 - 1970s

Language of Materials

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

Physical Description

30 boxes containing 299 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 by fieldwork order and site (and alphabetical order, if the author’s name exists).

Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

With more than a million unique and historical items, archival collections in ICFA represent the three areas of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks: Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape. Collections are generally comprised of administrative records, fieldwork papers, photographic prints, negatives, slides, oversize drawings, and moving images. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 9:30am-12pm and 1-4:40pm (excpet Federal Holidays).

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