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Alexander Alexandrovich Vasiliev Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1930s-1953

  • RP.BZ.AV
  • Collection
  • 1930 - 1953

The Alexander A. Vasiliev Papers contain his notes, correspondence, manuscript drafts, typescripts, newspaper clippings, reprints of journal articles by him and others, and an appointment calendar. Primary to the collection is Vasiliev's reseach o...

Vasilev, A. A. (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich)

Arthur Kingsley Porter Photographs of Architecture and Manuscripts, 1980s

  • PH.BZ.007
  • Collection
  • 1980 - 1989

Selections from Porter's photograph collection at Harvard that Porter took and compiled in the early 20th century. These duplicate photographs depict Byzantine and Medieval architecture, wall paintings, and sculpture from Egypt, France, Greece, Is...

Porter, Arthur Kingsley

Black and White Mounted Photograph Collection

  • PH.BZ.001
  • Collection

The collection includes over 75,000 mounted black and white photographic prints of Byzantine art, architecture, and archaeology, its bulk being from the fourth through the fifteenth century, along with corresponding negatives where available. The ...

Dumbarton Oaks

British Gardens Aerial Photographs Collection, ca. 1900s-1980s

  • PH.GL.001
  • Collection
  • 1900 - 1989

Contains aerial photographs of historic estates and gardens in the United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales). The vast majority of the material relates to English sites with some coverage of Scotland, but minimal representation for Ir...

Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011

  • PH.PC.001
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 2011

Christopher B. Donnan created the Moche Archive as a graduate student and, over a period of almost 50 years, developed it into a major research collection. This archive documents the art and iconography of the Moche, an ancient South American cult...

McClelland, Donna

Corpus for Wall Mosaics in the North Adriatic Area, ca. 1974-1990s

  • MS.BZ.009
  • Collection
  • 1974 - 1999

This collection includes comprehensive research and conservation materials of mosaics in the North Adriatic area, a project co-sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks. Sites include Italy: Venice, San Marco; Torcello, Cathedral; Trieste, San Giusto; Murano, S...

Ritter, Ekkehard

Corpus of Early Christian and Byzantine Silver, 1981-1986

  • MS.BZ.020
  • Collection
  • 1981 - 1986

The collection documents approximately 1,500 Byzantine silver vessels and utensils produced for liturgical and domestic use between 300 and 1453 CE within the geographical boundaries of the Roman and Byzantine empires (as known, ca. 1985). Silver ...

Diebold, William

David Robbins Coffin Papers, 1918-2003

  • MS.GL.001
  • Collection

The collection consists of Coffin's personal papers and materials relating to his teaching career at Princeton University and his scholarly research interests in Renaissance architecture and garden history. Materials include notebooks, index cards...

Coffin, David R.

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Census Project, ca. 1930s-1980s

  • MS.BZ.014
  • Collection
  • 1930 - 1989

The Census of Objects of Early Christian and Byzantine Art in North American Collections contains over 12,000 mounted black-and-white photographic prints of Byzantine objects in North American collections, both public and private. Documentation sh...

Bliss, Mildred

Dumbarton Oaks Gardens: Winter and Summer Scenes, ca. 1920s-1940s

  • PH.GL.002
  • Collection
  • 1920 - 1949

Based on the film edge codes, clothing, and garden scenes, sections of the film can be dated to the mid-1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The combined footage illustrates Dumbarton Oaks when it was still a private residence, as well as when it became an in...

Amateur Cinema League

Dumbarton Oaks Research Archive, ca. 1940s

  • MS.BZ.018
  • Collection

In the academic year of 1941-1942, Dumbarton Oaks initiated two research projects (or a research program)—"Fontes" and "Archives of Byzantine Art" (also known as "Archives" or "Research Archives")—that was initially supervised by Wilhelm Koehler (...

Friend, Albert Mathias, Jr.

Edward Eliopoulos Photographs of Mani, Greece, 1958-1980

  • PH.BZ.019
  • Collection
  • 1958 - 1980

The collection comprises 199 photographic prints by Edward Eliopoulos documenting Byzantine churches in Mani, Greece. Eliopoulos produced black and white photographs and color slides during his frequent visits to Mani between 1958 and 1980. Includ...

Eliopoulos, Edward

Ernst Kitzinger Research Papers and Photographs, 1940s-1980s

  • MS.BZ.016
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1989

The collection documents the fieldwork project undertaken by Kitzinger to survey twelfth-century Norman mosaics in Sicily during the 1950s, including those at the Capella Palatina and Martorana in Palermo and at the cathedrals in Cefalù and Monrea...

Kitzinger, Ernst

Franklin M. Biebel Photograph Albums of Mosaics, ca. 1950s

  • PH.BZ.006
  • Collection
  • 1950 - 1959

Assembled by Biebel around 1955, the albums include photographs, plans, and documentary information on floor mosaics from Byzantium and the West. It also includes one album of coptic textiles. The most extensive coverage is of the Gerasa (Jerash) ...

Biebel, Franklin M. (Franklin Matthews)

Hans Belting Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1960s-1980s

  • MS.BZ.002
  • Collection
  • 1960 - 1989

The majority of this collection consists of photographs of Palaeologan manuscript illumination, which were published by Hans Belting. It also consists of research notes, correspondence, and photographs of other Late Byzantine manuscripts. A major...

Belting, Hans

Hayford Peirce Research Papers and Photographs, 1883-1946

  • MS.BZ.008
  • Collection
  • 1883 - 1946

Peirce’s papers consist almost entirely of photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and drawings. This collection of research materials reflects his broad interest in Early Christian and Middle Byzantine art. The majority of the collection a...

Peirce, Hayford

Henry Maguire and Ann Terry Poreč Archive, 1990s-2000s

  • MS.BZ.015
  • Collection
  • 1990 - 2009

The collection documents Maguire and Terry's study of the mosaics at the Eufrasiana Basilica in Poreč, Croatia, which they conducted over three campaigns in 1997, 1999, and 2000.

Maguire, Henry

Illuminated Manuscript Photographs Collection, ca. 1950

  • PH.BZ.005
  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1955

This collection gathers together photographs of Byzantine and Armenian manuscript illuminations photographed by the Library of Congress, scholars, museums and other photo archives. A significant portion of the collection reflects the research of A...

Library of Congress

Index of Christian Art, 1917-present

  • PH.BZ.003
  • Collection
  • 1917 -

A thematic and iconographic index of early Christian and medieval art objects, primarily before 1400 CE. This Index records works of art depicting a Christian theme or context, in seventeen different media, including manuscripts, metalwork, sculpt...

Morey, Charles Rufus

Kurt Weitzmann Photographs of Manuscripts, 1980s-1990s

  • PH.BZ.008
  • Collection
  • 1980 - 1999

Duplicate photographs of Greek manuscripts, Latin manuscripts, and ancient book illuminations originally compiled by Kurt Weitzmann throughout his career from the early 1930s to the 1980s.

Weitzmann, Kurt

Nathalie P. Scheffer Research Papers, 1940-1965

  • MS.BZ.010
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1965

The collection primarily contains research notes about Russian art and iconography arranged in one series, which is organized chronologically and alphabetically by theme. The collection includes an Index of Iconographic types of the Virgin Mary an...

Scheffer, Nathalie

Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs of Istanbul and Turkey, 1935-1945

  • PH.BZ.010
  • Collection
  • 1935 - 1945

The collection includes 544 photographs taken in Istanbul and five archaeological sites in Western Turkey (Ephesus, Hierapolis, Laodicea on the Lycus, Pergamum, Priene) from 1935 to 1945. Additionally, 124 photographs of contact sheets found in th...

Artamonoff, N. V. (Nicholas Victor)

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

  • MS.BZ.012
  • Collection
  • 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

Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers and Photographs, 1929-2002 (DOA)

  • OP.BZ.SDN
  • Collection
  • 1929 - 2002

The Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers and Photographs contain her correspondence, correspondence regarding her obituary, miscellaneous papers, photographs, a copy of her Dumbarton Oaks 1939 talk, “Some Aspects of Byzantine Sculpture,” and an offprint...

Der Nersessian, Sirarpie

Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers and Photographs, 1939-1966 (ICFA)

  • MS.BZ.005
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1966

Sirarpie Der Nersessian was one of the pioneers of Armenian-Byzantine art history. She established the methodology for the study of Armenian illuminated manuscripts and incorporated Armenian art into the scope of Byzantine art history. Over the co...

Der Nersessian, Sirarpie

Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875-1966

  • MS.BZ.013
  • Collection
  • 1875 - 1966

The bulk of the collection consists of Thomas Whittemore’s teaching materials, correspondence, printed materials (e.g., books, playbills, and pamphlets), and photographs, which were created between the late 1800s and 1950s. The items are related ...

Whittemore, Thomas

Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov Papers, 1945-1998

  • MS.PC.001
  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1998

The Knorozov Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, notes, journal offprints, and photographs from the personal papers of Iurii Valentinovich Knorozov (1922-1999), a Russian anthropologist and linguist, famous for his breakthrough in the deci...

Knorozov, IU. V.