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File 067 - Notes by Albert Mathias Friend, Jr.: “The Seventh Ecumenical Council, A.D. 787 (786), Constantine VI and Irene, The Anastasis”

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.019-03-02-067

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Notes by Albert Mathias Friend, Jr.: “The Seventh Ecumenical Council, A.D. 787 (786), Constantine VI and Irene, The Anastasis”

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  • ca. 1950 (Creation)

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Friend, Albert Mathias, Jr. (1894-1956)

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Albert M. Friend, Jr., was born in 1894 and died on March 23, 1956, in New Jersey. He attended Princeton University as an undergraduate in 1911 and as a graduate student in 1915. During the First World War, Friend served with the American Expeditionary Force in France in 1918. After his war service, he went back to Princeton University to continue his graduate studies. In 1921, Friend was appointed instructor, and in 1946 a professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology, succeeding Charles Rufus Morey as Marquand Professor of Art and Archaeology. At Dumbarton Oaks, he was appointed Senior Scholar in Residence (also known as the Henri Focillon Scholar) and was in charge of the research program ("Fontes" and "Archives of Byzantine Art," also known as "Archives" or "Research Archives") starting in the academic year of 1944-1945. In the same academic year, he initiated a project to reconstruct or visualize the lost church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople. In this endeavor, he was joined by Paul Underwood and Glanville Downey. During the 1948 Dumbarton Oaks symposium, “The Church of the Holy Apostles at Constantinople,” he presented a paper entitled “The Mosaics of Basil I in the Holy Apostles, Parts I and II.” Friend’s other appointments in Dumbarton Oaks include: Chairman of the Board of Scholars (1946-1947) and Henri Focillon Visiting Scholar in Charge of Research (1947-1948). He was also the first Director of Studies from 1948 to 1954.

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Includes two (2) letters from Milton Anastos to “Boss,” dated August 15, 1949 and August 22, 1949, discussing the theological content for a lecture to be given by Friend in Brussels on September 1, 1949. Folder also includes a receipt from the Nassau Club in Princeton, NJ, dated August 10, 1949.

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It is unclear if Friend’s notes on the Seventh Ecumenical Council relate to Professor Milton V. Anastos’s paper “The Seventh Ecumenical Council,” which was presented during the 1951 Dumbarton Oaks Symposium, “Iconoclasm.”

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Friend presented a paper entitled “The Descent into Hell and the Anastasis” during the 1951 Dumbarton Oaks Symposium, “Iconoclasm.”

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Paul Underwood Research Papers and Project Materials on the Reconstruction of the church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople , ca. 1936-1950s

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Preferred Citation: Paul Underwood Research Papers and Project Materials on the Reconstruction of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople, ca. 1936-1950s, MS.BZ.019, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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Photographs are for research purposes only.

Preferred Citation: Paul Underwood Research Papers and Project Materials on the Reconstruction of the Church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople, ca. 1936-1950s, MS.BZ.019, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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  • Box: MS.BZ.019, Box 006