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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,...
FOUND IN: Biblioteca Berenson, I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance StudiesCollection Identifier: BER-45
Overview: Photograph archive created by architectural historian Archibald Creswell with photos depicting Islamic, Byzantine, and Greco-Roman monuments in Eastern Mediterranean.
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...
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...
FOUND IN: Biblioteca Berenson, I Tatti - The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance StudiesCollection — Box: Hill 1Identifier: BER-38
Overview: The collection includes black-and-white photographs taken by Derek Hill depicting Byzantine, Seljuk, and Ottoman monuments in Turkey and Syria.
FOUND IN: Houghton LibraryCollection — Multiple ContainersIdentifier: 95M-65
Overview: Consisting of 385 educational films produced for classroom use between the 1930s and 1980s, the Somerville High School Collection provides a representative sample of the subjects and genres of educational media used in classrooms during this period. Though collected by Somerville High School, the films are aimed at students from primary grades through high school and cover a variety of subjects including art, math, music, science, health, and social studies. A highlight of the collection is the...
FOUND IN: Loeb Music LibraryCollection Identifier: AWM SC 11800 - 11868
Overview: Original field recordings of the Syrian-Jewish genre of pizmonim (paraliturgical hymns) as it has evolved from the early 20th century. Fieldwork was conducted in Brooklyn, NY between 1984 and 1993, and in Brooklyn, NY; Deal, NJ; Mexico City; and Jerusalem between 1986 and 1993.
The Thomas Jacoby Photographic Archive of Early Christian Churches of Syria in the Fine Arts Library, 1973-1976, predominant 1975
FOUND IN: Fine Arts LibraryCollection Identifier: fal00011
Overview: Photographic images of churches and Christian antiquities in Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Italy, and Turkey. Tom Jacoby's pictorial archive documents, in both black & white and color, an important stage in the history of Christian architecture. Syria's early Christian churches bear witness to a major cultural crossroads reflecting influences from the Roman basilica model to Eastern styles with the surmounting dome to temple architecture.