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Nicholas V. Artamonoff photographs of Istanbul and Turkey, 1935-1945

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: PH.BZ.010
Scope and Contents: The collection includes 544 photographs taken in Istanbul and five archaeological sites in Western Turkey (Ephesus, Hierapolis, Laodicea on the Lycus, Pergamum, Priene) from 1935 to 1945. The collection also includes an extensive Addendum consisting of materials relating to biographical research conducted by Günder Varinlioğlu, former ICFA Byzantine Assistant Curator, and Alyssa DesRochers, former ICFA intern, in 2011-2012.

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.

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,...

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...

British gardens aerial photographs collection

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: PH.GL.001
Scope and Contents: Contains aerial photographs of historic estates and gardens in the United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales). The vast majority of the material relates to English sites with some coverage of Scotland, but minimal representation for Ireland and Wales.

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...

David Robbins Coffin papers, 1918-2003

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.GL.001
Scope and Contents: The collection consists of Coffin's personal papers and materials relating to his teaching career at Princeton University and his scholarly research interests in Renaissance architecture and garden history. Materials include notebooks, index cards, correspondence, typescripts, course syllabi, class and lecture notes, and offprints. Of particular note are Coffin's notebooks, which contain extensive research notes on English, French, and Italian gardens. There is also a significant amount of...

Corpus of early Christian and Byzantine silver

FOUND IN: Dumbarton Oaks
Collection Identifier: MS.BZ.020
Scope and Contents: The collection documents approximately 1,500 Byzantine silver vessels and utensils produced for liturgical and domestic use between 300 and 1453 CE within the geographical boundaries of the Roman and Byzantine empires (as known, ca. 1985). Silver vessels from Western Europe through the seventh century and Veneto-Byzantine silver are included; Sassanian silver, coins, jewelry, armor, icon frames, settings, and ingots are excluded.Mounted photographs of objects correspond to entries...

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...