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Dow, Elizabeth

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Dow, Elizabeth

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  • Dow Pritchett, Elizabeth
  • Pritchett, Elizabeth
  • Pritchett, Betty
  • Elizabeth Dow Pritchett

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Dow administered the Census of Byzantine and Early Christian Objects in North American Collections from 1938 to 1943, with the assistance of textile specialist Louisa Bellinger from 1939 to 1942. In 1942, Dow married William Kendrick Pritchett, professor, historian and epigrapher of Classical Greek.

Born in Kennebunk, Maine, Dow graduated from Radcliffe College and New York University, receiving a BA in Art History/Classics and later an MA in Art History. In addition to working at Dumbarton Oaks, she was a research assistant to the renowned paleographer E.A. Lowe at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and on the staff of the University of California at Berkeley's Doe Library. She was the sister of Sterling Dow.


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This record was created by Shalimar White on January 28, 2014. This record was expanded by Anne-Marie Viola on February 6, 2014.




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