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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,...

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...

Early archaeological projects associated with Thomas Whittemore

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.017
Scope and Contents: This collection contains papers, photographs, and drawings dating from the 1910s through the early 1930s that relate to excavation projects conducted in Egypt and Bulgaria. The materials include excavation reports, fieldwork and research notes, transcriptions from publications, translations of texts, citations, and correspondence, as well as rubbings, drawings, watercolor paintings, and photographs. While a portion of the collection reflects original observations made in the field, the majority...

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,...

Franklin M. Biebel photograph albums of mosaics

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: PH.BZ.006
Scope and Contents: Assembled by Biebel around 1955, the albums include photographs, plans, and documentary information on floor mosaics from Byzantium and the West. It also includes one album of coptic textiles. The most extensive coverage is of the Gerasa (Jerash) mosaics. Other regions represented include: Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, England, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Russia, and Syria.Album titles are transcribed from typewritten labels on album spines...

Hans Belting research papers and photographs

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.002
Scope and Contents: The majority of this collection consists of photographs of Palaeologan manuscript illumination, which were published by Hans Belting. It also consists of research notes, correspondence, and photographs of other Late Byzantine manuscripts. A majority of the notes and correspondence are in German. Collection includes an Addendum, which contains a project report outline, “Byzantine Icon and the West,” 1985-1987.

Josephine M. Harris research papers and photographs

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.007
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of Josephine M. Harris’ documentation of Coptic architectural sculpture from the site of Oxyrhynchos, Egypt (3rd-6th century CE). It includes research notes, drafts, and correspondence, but the majority of the collection consists of photographs and negatives of Coptic sculpture in Egypt, especially sculptural fragments from the site of Oxyrhynchos. These fragments were excavated by Evaristo Breccia in 1927-1931 and became part of the collection of the Graeco-Roman Museum...

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 at...

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...