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

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-111/112
  • Akt
  • 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.

Hagia Sophia Timesheets, 1958-1970

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-117/118
  • Akt
  • 1958 - 1970

Original folder title, “TIME: ’59 to ’70.” Folder contains notes on time worked for Mahmut Ötüş, Kaya Karamehmet, and Bülent Ezal in 1959. It also contains timesheets, notes on vacation dates and scheduling, and hours for Robert T. Halpin and John...

Van Nice, Robert L.

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

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-123/124/125
  • Akt
  • 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

Hagia Sophia Project Field Notes, 1950-1976

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-130
  • Akt
  • 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 Correspondence from Istanbul and Oxford, May-November 1966

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-140
  • Akt
  • 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 Project, Istanbul, April-October 1967

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

Hagia Sophia Project, Istanbul, May-September 1969

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-156
  • Akt
  • 1969

Contains general correspondence, much indicating that 1969 would be the last year of fieldwork for the survey. In a letter dated September 1, 1969, Van Nice wrote: “On the eve of my departure for America I want to express my thanks to the Minist...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, April 1970-March 1978

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-168
  • Akt
  • 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, January-December 1977

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-181
  • Akt
  • 1977

Contains correspondence and expense reports. Topics include how although Van Nice had passed the mandatory retirement age at Harvard University, he would stay on to see the project through to completion. Folder also includes correspondence related...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Expenses, 1979-1984

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

Contains financial reports, budget worksheets, and project reports

Van Nice, Robert L.

Notes on Publication of Plates, ca. 1950-1969

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-234
  • Akt
  • 1950 - 1969

Original folder title, “Changing Status.” Folder contains handwritten notes by Van Nice regarding plate publication. Folder also includes lists such as “CAUSES OF INCOMPLETENESS” and “What we must know before making an engraver’s plate.” One list,...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Sketches, Photographs, and Notes for Final Plates Publication, ca. 1970s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-250
  • Akt
  • 1970 - 1979

Original folder title, “FINAL PLATES: / [?] & POSSIBILITIES / I / II.” Folder contains notes about preparing the final plates, as well as sketches of plans, photographs of sketches, and transparencies. It includes notes about the process of collot...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Plate Lists and Trial Layouts of Installment II, ca. 1971-1975

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-265
  • Akt
  • 1971 - 1975

Original folder title, “INSTALLMENT II: List of Plates / Trial Layouts-Extra Xeroxes.” Folder contains sketches and copies of various plans, notes, and a list of plates for Installment II.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Fieldwork Papers, ca. late 1930s-1980s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02
  • Teilbestand
  • 1935 - 1989

Contains five (5) series of research notes, drawings, and photographs that span the decades that Van Nice worked on the Hagia Sophia project, from the late 1930s in Hagia Sophia to his retirement from Dumbarton Oaks in the 1980s. The subgroup incl...

Van Nice, Robert L.

“SALZENBERG / Book II”

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-045
  • Akt

Contains copies of Wilhelm Salzenberg’s sketchbooks of architectural drawings

Salzenberg, W.

“SALZENBERG / Book III”

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-046
  • Akt

Contains copies of Wilhelm Salzenberg’s sketchbooks of architectural drawings

Salzenberg, W.

“SPECIMENS: GLASS”

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-061
  • Akt

Contains correspondence with individuals at Corning Glass Incorporated about the analysis of samples of mosaic cubes sent by Van Nice. Folder also includes clippings and a copy of the report “Byzantine Tessellae: Thoughts for Professor Whittemore’...

Morris, Frederick K. (Frederick Kuhne)

“SPECIMENS: METAL"

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-063/064
  • Akt

Contains research notes, clippings, drawings, and analyses of metal specimens, as well as several articles by and about Cyril Stanley Smith, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and historian of metallurgy. Folder also contains...

Smith, Cyril Stanley

Publications and Correspondence by Lawrence Butler

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-085
  • Akt

Contains “THE NAVE CORNICES OF HAGIA SOPHIA: PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A STUDY / UNDERTAKEN IN 1983” by Lawrence Butler. Folder also includes other articles and correspondence.

Butler, Lawrence

Correspondence and Outlines for Final Text

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

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

Mason’s Marks in the West Gallery, ca. 1947-1956

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-02-156
  • Akt
  • 1947 - 1956

Contains locations and rubbings of mason’s marks in the west gallery, including the central colonnade. Mason’s marks in the floor were done by fieldwork assistants Herbert Muller and Ercüment Atabay in 1947, with additions by Mahmut Ötüş in 1956.

Otus, Mahmut

Publications

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-05-327
  • Akt

Contains a notebook of notes taken while reading Russian Mediaeval Architecture by David Roden Buxton, and a copy of an article “’FRAU WEISHEIT’—IN BYZANTINISCHEN UND KAROLINGISCHEN QUELLEN DES 9. JAHRHUNDERTS—ALLEGORISCHE PERSONIFIKATION, HYPOSTA...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Roofing detail

  • MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-285f-001-001
  • Image
  • 1960 - 1985

Van Nice, Robert L.

Drawings and Details

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

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.

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
  • Akt
  • 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.

Fieldwork Report, 1946

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

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

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Fieldwork Expenses, April-December 1951

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

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

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-229
  • Akt
  • 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.)

SAS-Yanni ‘64, Photographs of Hagia Sophia

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-285d
  • Akt
  • 1935 - 1979

Contains small photographs (mostly 2 ½” x 3 ½”, but some 3 ½” x 4 ½” and 4” x 5”) of views and details in Hagia Sophia representing the following subjects or abbreviations, which correspond to sections of the building: SWC; SWR; WINDOWS, GALLERY;...

Wright, David H. (David Herndon)

Robert L. Van Nice Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. 1936-1989

  • MS.BZ.012
  • Sammlung
  • 1936 - 1989

This collection documents the architectural survey of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, conducted by Robert L. Van Nice from the late 1930s to the 1980s. The project was sponsored by William Emerson, Dean of Architecture at the Massachusetts Insti...

Emerson, William

Hagia Sophia Project, ca. 1943

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-041
  • Akt
  • 1943

Original folder title, “MECHANICS of FIELD WORK / REPORTS, ETC.” Folder contains: information for contributors to the magazines Scientific American and American Journal of Archaeology; notes from a meeting with Frederick Gardiner Fassett; sample c...

Van Nice, Robert L.

General Correspondence, December 1947-December 1950

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-051
  • Akt
  • 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.

Hagia Sophia Project, January-September 1959

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-116
  • Akt
  • 1959

Contains expense reports and correspondence with fieldworkers and students regarding their employment and visas. Folder also includes: correspondence with potential donors; a photograph of Van Nice taken with the officials of the Washington Roundt...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project Expenses, 1963-1965

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-128/129
  • Akt
  • 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, December 1964-December 1965

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-136
  • Akt
  • 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, January-December 1966

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-137/138/139
  • Akt
  • 1966

Contains general correspondence, expense reports, and newspaper clippings. Also includes travel plans for the 1966 season: after the summer in Turkey, the Van Nices drove through Europe to Oxford, England for the 13th International Congress of Byz...

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, January-December 1970

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-161/162
  • Akt
  • 1970

Contains expense reports, an article about Van Nice from Old Oregon, Magazine of the University of Oregon Alumni Association (rewritten by Van Nice), and correspondence, as well as a photograph of William Emerson

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, January-December 1974

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-174
  • Akt
  • 1974

Contains correspondence, expense reports, and newspaper clippings. Topics include the death of Betty Carp.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Timesheets, 1976-1978

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-179/180
  • Akt
  • 1976 - 1978

Contains timesheets with the hours worked by Van Nice’s drafting assistants, John F. Wilson, Howard B. Trevillian, Phil Griffith, and Robert T. Halpin. Work hours lost are also calculated.

Van Nice, Robert L.

Hagia Sophia Project, January-December 1981

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-01-02-195
  • Akt
  • 1981

Contains budgets and expense reports for 1981, correspondence about the project, and many monthly to-do lists

Van Nice, Robert L.

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

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-228
  • Akt
  • 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.

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