Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers and Photographs, 1939-1966 (ICFA)
- 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
Ernst Kitzinger Research Papers and Photographs, 1940s-1980s
- 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...
Franklin M. Biebel Photograph Albums of Mosaics, ca. 1950s
- 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)
Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs of Istanbul and Turkey, 1935-1945
- 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)
Illuminated Manuscript Photographs Collection, ca. 1950
- 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
Henry Maguire and Ann Terry Poreč Archive, 1990s-2000s
- 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.
Edward Eliopoulos Photographs of Mani, Greece, 1958-1980
- 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...
Robert L. Van Nice Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. 1936-1989
- 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...
Arthur Kingsley Porter Photographs of Architecture and Manuscripts, 1980s
- 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
David Robbins Coffin Papers, 1918-2003
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
- 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...
Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011
- 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...
Black and White Mounted Photograph 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 ...
British Gardens Aerial Photographs Collection, ca. 1900s-1980s
- 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...
Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875-1966
- 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 ...
Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers and Photographs, 1929-2002 (DOA)
- 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
Alexander Alexandrovich Vasiliev Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1930s-1953
- 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)
Hayford Peirce Research Papers and Photographs, 1883-1946
- 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...
Kurt Weitzmann Photographs of Manuscripts, 1980s-1990s
- 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.
Corpus of Early Christian and Byzantine Silver, 1981-1986
- 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 ...
Dumbarton Oaks Research Archive, ca. 1940s
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.
Record of 1937 Trip Taken by Donald Drew Egbert and Andrew Saeger Keck, Princeton, NJ, February-July 1937
The albums record a trip to Europe and the Middle East taken by Egbert and Keck in 1937. Arriving in Portugal in February and departing from Italy in July, their itinerary included: Greece, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, and Cro...
Keck, Andrew S.
Index of Christian Art, 1917-1991
- 1917 - 1991
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
Hans Belting Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1960s-1980s
- 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...
Nathalie P. Scheffer Research Papers, 1940-1965
- 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...
Yuri Valentinovich Knorozov Papers, 1945-1998
- 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.
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens: Winter and Summer Scenes, ca. 1920s-1940s
- 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
Corpus for Wall Mosaics in the North Adriatic Area, ca. 1974-1990s
- 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...