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William Earl Betsch photographs of architectural capitals in Istanbul

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection — Multiple ContainersIdentifier: PH.BZ.002
Scope and Contents: William Betsch created this collection in the summer of 1970 as part of the research for his dissertation: "The History, Production and Distribution of the Late Antique Capital in Constantinople." It contains 55 rolls of negatives and 1 notebook from his survey of architectural capitals in Istanbul, Turkey. Though Betsch’s original project was to focus on cisterns, he eventually concentrated on capitals. The negatives contain images of architectural features located throughout Istanbul,...

Byzantine black and white mounted photograph collection

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: PH.BZ.001
Scope and Contents: The collection includes over 75,000 mounted black and white photographic prints of Byzantine art, architecture, and archaeology, its bulk being from the fourth through the fifteenth century, along with corresponding negatives where available. The emphasis is on materials that originated in the Byzantine empire and neighboring cultures: Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Romania, Russia, Armenia, and Georgia, as well as Greece, Syria,...

The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks fieldwork records and papers

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.004
Scope and Contents: This collection contains fieldwork records and papers produced by the staff of the Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks, as well as Thomas Whittemore and Paul Underwood, between the 1920s and 2000s. It is comprised of correspondence, minutes, financial records, logbooks, fieldwork notebooks, research notes, ground plans, maps, oversize drawings, tracings, paintings, photographs, films, newspaper clippings, and publication materials. The collection is organized by the method of creation and...

Dumbarton Oaks research archive project papers

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.018
Scope and Contents: In the academic year of 1941-1942, Dumbarton Oaks initiated two research projects - "Fontes" and "Archives of Byzantine Art" (also known as "Archives" or "Research Archives") - which were initially supervised by Wilhelm Koehler (1941-1943) and followed by other renowned scholars, and carried out by Junior Fellows (see the list below).The aim was to create an inventory of Early Christian and Byzantine monuments by compiling bibliographic information and photographic reproductions for...

Edward Eliopoulos photographs of Mani, Greece

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: PH.BZ.019
Scope and Contents: The collection comprises 199 photographic prints by Edward Eliopoulos documenting Byzantine churches in Mani, Greece. Eliopoulos produced black and white photographs and color slides during his frequent visits to Mani between 1958 and 1980. Included are 94 black and white photographs and 105 color photographs. (ICFA does not have any of Eliopoulos’s original negatives or any of the original slides from which the color photographs were produced.) The photographs depict 17 churches in Mani,...

Robert L. Van Nice fieldwork records and papers

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.012
Scope and Contents: This collection documents the architectural survey of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, conducted by Robert L. Van Nice from the late 1930s to the 1980s. The project was sponsored by William Emerson, Dean of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from 1937 until Emerson’s death in 1957. The project was then sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks until Van Nice’s retirement in 1989. Materials in the collection include administrative records, correspondence, research...