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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...

Mildred Barnes and Robert Woods Bliss correspondence with Kirsopp and Silva Lake

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.003
Scope and Contents: The collection contains correspondence among Robert Woods and Mildred Barnes Bliss and Kirsopp and Silva Lake, most commonly letters between Kirsopp Lake and Mildred Barnes Bliss. There are also project proposals, fieldwork reports, and a single set of photographs of the Citadel of Van. These documents relate to financial support provided by the Blisses for various projects undertaken by the Lakes, most notably an archaeological expedition to Lake Van in eastern Turkey in 1938 and 1939. Robert...

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...

Paul Hetherington photographs of Greece

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: PH.BZ.025
Scope and Contents: This collection primarily documents Byzantine and Medieval architecture throughout Greece in photographs by Paul Hetherington taken between 1960 and 2001. Images also include a variety of ubiquitous scenes and landscapes captured during Hetherington’s travels. The photographs were used to illustrate two publications by Hetherington: Byzantine and Medieval Greece: Churches, Castles and Art of the Mainland and the Peloponnese (London: Murray, 1991) and ...

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...

Nathalie P. Scheffer research papers

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.010
Scope and Contents: The collection primarily contains research notes about Russian art and iconography arranged in one series, which is organized chronologically and alphabetically by theme. The collection includes an Index of Iconographic types of the Virgin Mary and examples of particular themes, such as the Virgin Galaktotrophousa, Virgin Hodegetria, and Virgin Orant. Additionally, the collection contains some correspondence about Russian icons and artifact evaluations.

Sirarpie Der Nersessian papers and photographs

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.005
Scope and Contents: Sirarpie Der Nersessian was one of the pioneers of Armenian-Byzantine art history. She established the methodology for the study of Armenian illuminated manuscripts and incorporated Armenian art into the scope of Byzantine art history. Over the course of her career, Der Nersessian visited and cataloged the three most significant collections of Armenian manuscripts in the world: the collection of Etchmiadzin now held at the national library, Matenadaran in Yerevan, Armenia; the Armenian...

Charles Tauss papers and records of the Kariye Camii Museum Project

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.011
Scope and Contents: This collection primarily contains administrative and photographic documentation for the wall painting conservation conducted by Charles Tauss and his assistant Betty Spitz at the Kariye Camii (also known as the Chora Museum) in Istanbul between 1984 and 1989, by permission of the Directorate of the Hagia Sophia Museum (the authoritative body for the Hagia Sophia Museum, Kariye Museum, Great Palace Mosaic Museum, and the Fethiye Museum). The conservation work is referred to as the “Kariye...

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...

Thomas Whittemore papers

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.013
Scope and Contents: The bulk of the collection consists of Thomas Whittemore’s teaching materials, correspondence, printed materials (e.g., books, playbills, and pamphlets), and photographs, which were created between the late 1800s and 1950s. The items are related to Whittemore’s teaching career at Tufts College and Columbia University before he founded the Byzantine Institute in 1930. The contents also record and illustrate Whittemore’s other activities during this period, such as his trips to Europe, as well as...