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File 143 - Correspondence between Ercüment Atabay and John Thacher

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-04-143

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Correspondence between Ercüment Atabay and John Thacher

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  • Bulk: January 1958 - September 1963 (Creation)
  • 1953 - 1965 (Creation)

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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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Atabay, Ercument (born 1922)

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Ercüment Atabay was a professor of humanities at Robert College and Bogazici University. In the 1940s and 1950s, he assisted Robert Van Nice in his survey work at Hagia Sophia, recording approximately 1500 mason's marks from the building. He also assisted Paul Underwood while Underwood was field director of the Byzantine Institute.

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Includes correspondence with Byzantine Institute fund contributors and photograph requests concerning the frescoes in Kariye Camii

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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 010