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File 173 - Correspondence between Boris Ermoloff and John Thacher

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-04-173

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Correspondence between Boris Ermoloff and John Thacher

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  • January 1956 - December 1965 (Creation)
  • Bulk: January 1956 - October 1958 (Creation)

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1 folder

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Thacher, John (1904-1982)

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John Thacher was the first director of Dumbarton Oaks, from 1940 until 1969. He attended Yale University in 1927, and graduate work at Harvard and the Courtauld Institute in London. He was the Assistant to the Directors of the Fogg Art Museum prior to coming to Dumbarton Oaks, where he served as Executive Officer from 1940 to 1945, Acting Director from 1945-1946 and Director from 1946-1969.

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Ermolov, Boris Nikolaevich (active 1910s-1950s)

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Boris Ermolov was an associate of Thomas Whittemore in the Committee for the Education of Russian Youth in Exile. The two met in Turkey during World War I and Ermolov emigrated to France around 1920. Ermolov was the Director and Chief Librarian of the American Byzantine Institute in Paris from 1930 to 1957. His brother is Dmitri Ermolov.

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Relates to the offical transfer of the Byzantine Institute Library to the French government

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Box 12 contains correspondence related to the transfer of the Byzantine Institute Library in Paris to the French government and fieldwork, administrative, and financial affairs related to Kariye Camii. Also includes discussions about equipment requirements, work permits, and contributor information.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Preferred citation: The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Copyright for Byzantine Institute materials belong to Dumbarton Oaks. However, permission to publish materials created by other correspondents must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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  • Box: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 01, Box 012