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A: Apse, ca. late 1930s-early 1940s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-226
  • File
  • 1935 - 1945

Contains various views of the apse, some dated. Some photographs are numbered A-1 to A-5 and some bear Byzantine Institute stamps.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Annual Reports, 1955-1983

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-093
  • File
  • 1955 - 1983

Contains reports on the Hagia Sophia project for the Dumbarton Oaks annual reports, as well as correspondence with editors of the report (often William Loerke), consistently indicating Van Nice’s displeasure with having to edit his reports so heav...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Apse Brickwork to Gallery Cornice, Photographs of Hagia Sophia

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-285e
  • File
  • 1935 - 1979

Contains 5” x 7” photographs of views and details in Hagia Sophia, representing the following subjects: - APSE BRICKWORK - DOME CORNICE LIP (SECOND SET) - DCL - DCLA - DOME CORNICE UNDERSIDE - DOME CORNICE UPPER - DCUA - N. CORNICE UPPER - S. CORN...

Birturk, Yavuz

B2: Southwest Buttress, Exterior, ca. late 1930s and 1956

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-229
  • File
  • 1935 - 1956

Contains exterior views of the southwest buttress. Some photographs are numbered B2-1 to B2-19, one bears a Byzantine Institute stamp, and some are marked “RJM” in the corner.

Mainstone, R. J. (Rowland J.)

B2a: Southwest Buttress, Interior, ca. 1940s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-230
  • File
  • 1940 - 1949

Contains interior views of the southwest buttress. Some photographs are numbered B2a-1 to B2a-10 and some bear Byzantine Institute stamps.

Byzantine Institute, Inc.

BIa: Southeast Buttress, Interior, ca. late 1930s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-228
  • File
  • 1935 - 1939

Contains interior views of the southeast buttress. Some photographs are numbered BIa-4 to BIa-26 and some bear Byzantine Institute stamps.

Byzantine Institute, Inc.

Bodrum Camii, 1966

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-308
  • File
  • 1966

Contains copies of drawings and notes, as well as two photographs of the rotunda (“Substruction of the Palace of Romanos I”) next to the Bodrum Camii, dated 1966 and attributed to Cecil Lee Striker

Striker, Cecil L.

Buttresses: Exterior, and Piers, ca. 1950s-1960s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-287
  • File
  • 1950 - 1969

Contains photographs of brick details on the exterior of the buttresses, some credited to Paul Underwood and some to Yavuz Birtürk. Folder includes a note, “COPIES SENT TO R.J.M,” which lists 16 categories of photographs that were probably sent to...

Birturk, Yavuz

Catalogue of Drawings from the Fossati Archives

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-029
  • File

Original folder title, “FOSSATI: Catalogue of Drawings.” Folder contains photocopies of drawings, as well as notes and contact prints.

Fossati, Gaspare

Copy of Archaeology magazine and article reprints

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-04-325
  • File
  • 1951

Article reprints include: "The Uncovering of Byzantine Mosaics in Hagia Sophia", by William MacDonald, volume 4, no.2, pages 89-93, and "Hagia Sophia: The Collapse of the First Dome", by William Emerson and Robert L. Van Nice, volume 4, no. 2, pag...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Correspondence Regarding Trip to Mount Sinai, December 1956-November 1963

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-111/112
  • File
  • 1956 - 1963

Original folder title, “FORSYTH.” Folder contains correspondence and other documents (such as itineraries, receipts, and packing lists) relating to the planning of a trip to St. Catharine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai in Egypt, which was directed by ...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Correspondence Regarding the Salzenberg Drawings

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-047
  • File

Original folder title, “SALZENBERG: HOLZMANN: Correspondence.” Folder contains correspondence between Van Nice and individuals in Germany (Hans Belting, Ernst Heinrich, and employees of Philipp Holzmann, Joint Stock Company) as Van Nice attempted ...

Belting, Hans

Correspondence and Administrative Material, October 1949-January 1980

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-053/054/055
  • File
  • 1949 - 1980

Original folder title, “FILE DOCUMENTS.” Folder contains: memoranda to Giles Constable on the progress of the project; letters confirming Van Nice’s appointments at Dumbarton Oaks; Van Nice’s handwritten notes; and estimates of time and costs to c...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Correspondence and Material Related to the Prospectus Publication, ca. 1963-1969

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-263
  • File
  • 1963 - 1969

Original folder title, “PROSPECTUS PUBLICATION.” Folder contains correspondence with people interested in knowing when the second installment of the plates was going to be published. It includes lists of names and addresses of people who would lik...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Correspondence and Outlines for Final Text

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-03-100/101/102
  • File

The contents relate to the process of completing the Hagia Sophia project, with opinions given by Ernst Kitzinger, George Forsyth, and Richard Krautheimer. Ways to approach publication are also discussed. Folder contains a “Memorandum Concerning ...

Krautheimer, Richard

Correspondence and Reviews of Installment I, ca. 1966-1981

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-264
  • File
  • 1966 - 1981

Original folder title, “INSTALLMENT I: Correspondence / Acknowledgements / Reviews.” Folder contains reviews of the first installment from the Journal of Hellenistic Studies and other publications. It includes: mentions of the book; correspondence...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Correspondence between Robert Van Nice and Meriden Gravure, April 1952-October 1962

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-235/236
  • File
  • 1952 - 1962

Original folder title, “MERIDEN 1952 to 1962.” Folder contains correspondence between Van Nice and employees of Meriden Gravure, such as Parker B. Allen (president) and Harold Hugo (manager). Topics include the number of test plates, costs, and th...

Meriden Gravure Company

Correspondence between Robert Van Nice and Yavuz Birtürk, April 1962-December 1975

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-123/124/125
  • File
  • 1962 - 1975

Original folder title, “YAVUZ.” Correspondence includes estimates of time and costs for Birtürk’s work on Hagia Sophia. Birtürk took photographs and did drawings and rubbings. Other topics of correspondence include an ongoing issue regarding a pen...

Birturk, Yavuz

Correspondence between William Emerson and Robert Van Nice, January 1951-May 1955

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-01-018/019/020/021/022/023
  • File
  • 1951 - 1955

Contains project updates and expense reports for 1951-1954. Folder also contains correspondence indicating that Van Nice will remain in Istanbul until November 1955 to complete the measurements and drawings for the entire building. It also include...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Correspondence between William Emerson and Robert Van Nice, January 1955-April 1957

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-01-027/028/029/030/031
  • File
  • 1955 - 1957

Includes an April 5, 1957 letter to Emerson about how grateful Van Nice was to have been entrusted all of Emerson’s papers on the Hagia Sophia project and that his “sole aim remains, as you know, to put before interested persons at the earliest po...

Morey, Charles Rufus

Correspondence regarding Archaeology magazine articles, 1951-1953

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-217
  • File
  • 1951 - 1953

Original folder title, “AAAS-PAPER / Johnson + Vermont Printing.” Folder contains correspondence with The Vermont Printing Company regarding reprints of the two articles from Archaeology. Folder also includes correspondence with William MacDonald...

Johnson, Jotham

Correspondence with Fossati Archives, 1957-1959

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-026
  • File
  • 1957 - 1959

Original folder title: “Fossati: Correspondence.” Folder contains correspondence with Dr. Fernando Bonetti, director of Archivio Cantonale in Bellinzona, Switzerland regarding Van Nice’s 1958 visit to the Fossati archives, and the mailing of photo...

Fossati, Gaspare

Correspondence with the Illustrated London News, 1956-1958

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-232
  • File
  • 1956 - 1958

Original folder title, “LON. ILL. / Whitting.” Folder contains correspondence with the Illustrated London News and with Philip Whitting, a Byzantinist and member of the Advisory Board who may have had some connection to the News. Folder also inclu...

Whitting, Philip D.

Correspondence, Istanbul, January 1953-December 1955

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-082/083/084/085
  • File
  • 1953 - 1955

Original folder title, “CORRESPONDENCE / TURKEY 1953 1955.” Folder contains general correspondence between Van Nice and others while he was in Istanbul. It also includes invitations to parties and notes pertaining to tours of Hagia Sophia conducte...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Correspondence, Research, and Ephemera

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-05-328
  • File

Contains postcards of Mount Sinai and pages (formerly in a binder) consisting of typed notes and quotations from various primary sources regarding Hagia Sophia. Folder also includes correspondence, Nicholas Kluge’s autobiographical statement, and ...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Details of Interior and Exterior Brickwork in the Dome, ca. 1947-1951

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-02-142
  • File
  • 1947 - 1951

Contains copies of drawings of the mosaic, surveys, the west exedra of the south aisle, and the central area of the north gallery. Folder also includes sheets with suggested measurements to be made by Van Nice’s assistants Fred Allen and Ernest Ha...

Hawkins, Ernest

Drafting Time for Plates in Installment I, ca. 1959-1964

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-238
  • File
  • 1959 - 1964

Original folder title, “INSTALLMENT I: Drafting Time / for each plate.” Folder contains handwritten charts calculating the time spent on drafting each plate. Total number of hours recorded per plate is commonly around 400, with one plate by John F...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Drawings and Details

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-298
  • File

Contains photographic prints of drawings of Hagia Sophia, many from the Byzantine Institute library in Paris. Folder also includes some photographs of brick details, as well as taped-together panorama photographs of the interior. Photograph sizes ...

Byzantine Institute, Inc.

Employment of Assistants, October 1970-August 1978

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-165/166
  • File
  • 1970 - 1978

Contains resumes for a draftsman position posted by Van Nice, as well as documentation related to the search for a candidate. Folder also includes job questionnaires, wage surveys, and discussion of Dumbarton Oaks employee policies, as well as cli...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Fieldwork Report, 1946

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-046
  • File
  • 1946

Contains the report “ST. SOPHIA / Status of the Investigation as of January 31, 1946”

Van Nice, Robert L.

General Correspondence, December 1947-December 1950

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-051
  • File
  • 1947 - 1950

Contains correspondence with colleagues and friends, as well as with universities regarding talks given by Van Nice. Topics include Thomas Whittemore’s death and funeral.

Van Nice, Robert L.

General Correspondence, January 1952-January 1953

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-071
  • File
  • 1952 - 1953

Contains correspondence with colleagues and friends. Folder also includes a letter to Life magazine offering some of Van Nice’s photographs.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Correspondence from Istanbul and Oxford, May-November 1966

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-140
  • File
  • 1966

Original folder title, “ISTANBUL / OXFORD 1966.” Folder contains memoranda about 1966 fieldwork season, expense reports and receipts, and other correspondence. Topics include getting a metal ladder through Turkish customs.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Expenses, 1979-1984

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-186/187
  • File
  • 1979 - 1984

Contains financial reports, budget worksheets, and project reports

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Fieldwork Expenses, 1953-1955

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-086/087/088
  • File
  • 1953 - 1955

Contains itemized expenses and bank account information. Folder also includes descriptions of the hours, salaries, and responsibilities of each fieldworker.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Fieldwork Expenses, 1969

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-160
  • File
  • 1969

Contains expense reports, receipts, itineraries, and a letter to Thelma Hammack describing the attitude toward Americans in Istanbul in 1969

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Fieldwork Expenses, April-December 1951

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-066/067
  • File
  • 1951

Contains the final accounting for the 1951 season. Folder also includes receipts, travel material, check stubs, expense reports, summaries, and correspondence with shipping companies.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Fieldwork Expenses, Istanbul, 1968

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-153
  • File
  • 1968

Contains expense reports, receipts, lists of supplies, and salaries of fieldworkers. Folder also includes itemized lists of household and personal travel expenses for Van Nice and John F. Wilson.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project Expenses, 1963-1965

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-128/129
  • File
  • 1963 - 1965

Original folder title, “ACCOUNTS / ISTANBUL 1963-1965.” Folder contains expenses, receipts, and explanations for money spent, including a description of the reasons for hiring Yavuz Birtürk and a justification of his pay rate. Includes letters to ...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project Field Notes, 1950-1976

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-130
  • File
  • 1950 - 1976

Original folder title, “AGENDAE.” Divided into internal folders labeled by year. Contains many lists and notes about various parts of the Hagia Sophia project: areas to be researched, measurements to be made, etc. Folder also includes drawings and...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, 1979-1986

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-188/189/190/191/192
  • File
  • 1979 - 1986

Contains timesheets with the hours worked by Van Nice’s drafting assistants, John F. Wilson, Howard B. Trevillian, and Phil Griffith. Work hours lost are also calculated. Folder also contains correspondence, some sent by Howard B. Trevillian. It a...

Trevillian, Howard B.

Hagia Sophia Project, April 1970-March 1978

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-168
  • File
  • 1970 - 1978

Original folder title, “D.O.: 1971-‘76 / Tyler-Loerke.” Folder contains project updates, memoranda, expense reports, newspaper clippings, and correspondence. Many of the memoranda were prepared for William Loerke and William R. Tyler. Folder also ...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, December 1957-December 1958

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-113/114
  • File
  • 1957 - 1958

Contains general correspondence about the project, as well as expense reports. Topics include the “discovery” of the Alexander mosaic in Hagia Sophia by Van Nice. Folder also includes correspondence with the School of Architecture at the Universit...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, December 1959-December 1960

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-120
  • File
  • 1959 - 1960

Contains expense reports, timesheets, and general correspondence with students and architects interested in the project. Folder also includes correspondence with fieldwork assistants, including Yavuz Birtürk and Mahmut Ötüş.

Birturk, Yavuz

Hagia Sophia Project, December 1962-December 1963

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-126
  • File
  • 1962 - 1963

Contains correspondence regarding the project, as well as lectures at the University of Florida, Gainesville and the Portland Art Museum. Additional topics include expenses, an article by Van Nice in Architectural Forum (May 1963), and the graduat...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, December 1964-December 1965

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-136
  • File
  • 1964 - 1965

Contains general correspondence and expense reports, as well as requests by Van Nice for verification of details and information from his contacts in Istanbul right before the plates are printed

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, February 1961-January 1962

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-121
  • File
  • 1961 - 1962

Contains correspondence, expense reports, and a photograph of Van Nice with other speakers at the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposium in 1961. Folder also includes preliminary notes on the trip to St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai in Egypt.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, Istanbul, April-October 1967

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-143/144
  • File
  • 1967

Original folder title, “PROJECT: ISTANBUL 1967 / Finished Correspondence.” Folder contains a Turkish newspaper clipping with photographs of Van Nice and his daughter Barbara working at Hagia Sophia in 1967. It also includes other newspaper clippin...

Wilson, John F.

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