William Earl Betsch photographs of architectural capitals in Istanbul
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Extent.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Biographical / Historical
Betsch taught at the University of California, Riverside from 1970 to 1972. In 1972, he took a position at the University of Miami, Florida, where he remained as an Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Art in the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences until his retirement in 2013. Betsch specializes in the art and architecture of Constantinople and is involved in researching the development of architecture in the Classical Greek era.
Box 2, cold storage unit 4, shelf 1
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Negative rolls have been described using information obtained from both Betsch’s notebook and original research conducted by ICFA’s interns. Betsch used both established terms, as well as his own naming conventions. For example, he described some capitals as "panel type w/ H. Sophia foliage / cap." Quotation marks have been used when descriptions were transcribed directly from Betsch’s notebook and parentheses have been used when descriptions were supplied by ICFA staff and interns.
Rolls A and B, while mentioned in Betsch’s notebook, were not included in the collection when it was donated to ICFA in 2008. Roll C, which is originally mentioned before Roll 54 in the notebook, has been listed in this finding aid after Roll 54. The negatives were moved to ICFA cold storage for preservation purposes in 2014.
- Betsch, William Earl. William Earl Betsch photographs of architectural capitals in Istanbul, 1970: Finding Aid
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