@Dumbarton Oaks


AtoM@DO is a searchable online database for the archival collections housed at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (www.doaks.org) is an institute of Harvard University. It is dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape studies through fellowships, internships, meetings, and exhibitions.

Archival collections are administered by multiple departments at Dumbarton Oaks:

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) support scholarship in Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies by preserving and providing access to images of art, architecture, and archaeology in a variety of media and archival collections that document fieldwork and research projects supported by Dumbarton Oaks and undertaken by renowned scholars in these three areas of study.

The Dumbarton Oaks Archives (DOA) serves as the institutional archives for Dumbarton Oaks. Its mission is to inventory, conserve, store, and make accessible the institute’s past, current, and future records and artifacts.

The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Rare Book Collection (RBR) exists to acquire, arrange, describe, preserve, and make available books of enduring value, both for intellectual content and as historical artifacts, to support the research needs of scholars at Dumbarton Oaks and beyond. It is the repository for Dumbarton Oaks’ holdings of rare books, both antiquarian and modern.

Preferred citation template: [Collection title], [Dates], [Reference code], [Department], Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

About the system: AtoM@DO uses AtoM (Access to Memory), a web-based open source archival collection management system. The software was commissioned by the International Council on Archives (ICA) to encourage archival description based on international standards. Artefactual Systems is the lead developer of AtoM.