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File 045 - Correspondence between the U.S. Department of State, the National Museum of Istanbul, and the Byzantine Institute

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-03-045

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Correspondence between the U.S. Department of State, the National Museum of Istanbul, and the Byzantine Institute

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  • January – November 1950 (Creation)

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1 folder

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United States. Department of State (1789-present)

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The U.S. State Department was established in 1789 to deal with the domestic affairs of a new United States. As the country became a world power around the turn of the last century, the State Department shifted its focus to the management of foreign affairs.

The many global conflicts of the twentieth century increased the Department's size and commitments. An act of Congress in 1924 created a unified and professional Foreign Service, and overseas embassies and consular buildings began construction in 1924.

The Department was again overhauled after WWII to accommodate the U.S.'s new role in the world, though it was no longer the sole agency responsible for foreign policy. Today, the mission of the State Department is to "create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community."

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Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzeleri (1869-present)

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"The İstanbul Archaeological Museums was founded in 1869 as the Imperial Museum (Müze-i Hümayun). The Imperial Museum, which consisted of archaeological artifacts collected until then and exhibited in the Hagia Irene (Aya İrini) church, laid the foundations of the İstanbul Archaeological Museums..." -http://www.istanbularkeoloji.gov.tr/history

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Relates to Fulbright scholarships in Turkey

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Box 4 contains correspondence documenting the transition of the Byzantine Institute upon the death of Thomas Whittemore and Paul Underwood’s appointment as the new Field Director.

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

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Research

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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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Under copyright

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