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File 406 - Copies of reports, fieldwork notes, and photographs

Identity area

Reference code

DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-02-02-05-406

Title

Copies of reports, fieldwork notes, and photographs

Date(s)

  • 1957 (Creation)

Level of description

File

Extent and medium

1 folder

Context area

Name of creator

Forsyth, George H. (1902-1991)

Biographical history

Architectural historian and Byzantinist who attended Princeton University in the 1920s. In the 1930s he led groups excavating the ruins of the nine-century Church of St. Martin at Angers, France. He was a professor at Princeton until 1941, when he was appointed chairman of the art history department at Michigan. In 1956, he directed an expeditionary trip to St. Catherine's Monastery at Mt. Sinai, convincing the University of Michigan, Princeton, and the University of Alexandria to mount a combined documentation of the buildings and objects there, a project which continued into the 1960s, and which Robert Van Nice was assisted with. Forsyth retired in 1972.

Archival history

Robert Ousterhout obtained these items from David Oates' office.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated to ICFA by Robert Ousterhout in September 2012.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Finding aids

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

For related materials, see Subgroup 2, Series 5, Subseries 1, "Oversize: Medium," File 554.

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Description identifier

US

Institution identifier

DDO-ICFA

Rules and/or conventions used

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Partial

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Rights area

Related right

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

Act

Research

Restriction

Allow

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Rights note(s)

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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Related right

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

Act

Publish

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Allow

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Rights note(s)

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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Physical storage

  • Box: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 02, Box 038