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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Rare Book Collection (c. 1948-present)

Identity area

Identifier

DDO

Authorized form of name

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Rare Book Collection (c. 1948-present)

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Rare Book Collection
  • Rare
  • RBC
  • RBR

Type

  • Research

Contact area

 

Linda Lott Primary contact

Type

Librarian, Rare Book Collection

Address

Street address

1703 32nd Street NW

Locality

Washington

Region

DC

Country name

United States

Postal code

20007

Telephone

202-339-6462

Fax

Note

Description area

History

The Rare Book Collection contains more than 10,000 volumes, prints, drawings, photographs, and blueprints. The collections began with the Blisses' purchases in the mid-twentieth century.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

The Rare Book Collection is a component of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library.

Records management and collecting policies

Buildings

Holdings

Finding aids, guides and publications

The shelving location of all materials held in the rare book room is clearly indicated in the HOLLIS record. Searching HOLLIS in advance of arrival is recommended.

Access area

Opening times

The Rare Book Collection at Dumbarton Oaks is accessible by appointment, during the hours of 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Access conditions and requirements

Use of materials held in the Rare Book Collection requires an appointment made in advance. To schedule an appointment, please contact Rare Book Collection staff at rarebooks@doaks.org or 202-339-6462.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

US

Institution identifier

DDO

Rules and/or conventions used

International Standard for Describing Institutions with Archival Holdings (ISDIAH)

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

This record was created by Anne-Marie Viola with input from Linda Lott on February 5, 2014.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Input from Linda Lott, Librarian, Rare Book Collection
http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/library/collections/rare-book

Maintenance notes

Primary contact

1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, DC
US 20007

Opening times

The Rare Book Collection at Dumbarton Oaks is accessible by appointment, during the hours of 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.