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Apse, “Panels”

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-286
  • File

Contains photographs of the marble revetment in the apse, numbered A-11-18 and B-4-15 (not inclusive)

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.)

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, Interior, ca. 1950s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-288
  • File
  • 1950 - 1959

Contains photographs of the interior of the buttresses, including views of the wall and mosaic and brick details. An interior folder notes that these photographs were sent to Rowland J. Mainstone. Photographs are numbered according to several diff...

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

Copies and Photographs Sent to Rowland J. Mainstone, 1969

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03
  • Subseries
  • 1969

Contains photographs and other types of material related to Hagia Sophia. Many photographs are copies of images that exist elsewhere in the collection, and some may be from the Byzantine Institute. The contents for this subseries were probably ass...

Dome, Ribs

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-294
  • File

Contains photographs of the dome ribs, including brick and wall details, general views, and ribs 1-18. Folder also includes envelopes of duplicate photographs. Photographs are numbered 1-37.

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.

Engaged Columns, Ground

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-290
  • File

Contains photographs of details of the engaged columns on the ground level next to the piers in the northwest, northeast, and southwest. One is dated 1951, and the rest numbered 40-36-64, not inclusive.

Excavations, 1955

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-301
  • File
  • 1955

Contains two photographs labeled “HOLE #1” and “EXN-2 and 4,” dated 1955. A note states that these photographs were sent to Rowland J. Mainstone.

Flying Buttresses, West

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-289
  • File

Contains general and detail views of the exterior of the west flying buttresses, numbered 76-19-32

Gallery, Tie Rods and Southwest Room

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-295
  • File

Contains detail photographs of tie rods and of the southwest room in the gallery. Some photographs are numbered 75-10-20 and an interior note says “YANNI ’65.”

Interior Photographs

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-297
  • File

Contains three photographs of the interior of Hagia Sophia and a print of a plan

Nave, West Wall and Placage

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-300
  • File

Contains one 8” x 10” photograph of a wall detail, and two 5” x 7” photographs of a panel in the nave, which were sent to Rowland J. Mainstone

Notes and Drawings of the Tympana

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-02-216
  • File

Original folder title, “TYMPANUM Mango Mainstone.” Folder contains notes, drawings, and photographs of the tympana. Folder also includes small notecard references, created by Cyril Mango, of the south tympanum, as well as photographs of mosaics. I...

Mainstone, R. J. (Rowland J.)

Photograph Category Lists

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-01-224
  • File

Contains lists of photographs separated by category. Each category has a list of photographs, a general description of each, and a diagram showing the location in Hagia Sophia where the photographs were taken. Lists include: “Photos Sent to RM,” “...

Piers: Southeast, Southwest, Northwest, and Northeast, ca. 1960s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-302
  • File
  • 1960 - 1969

Contains photographs of various views of the piers, including general views and details of stone, wall painting, and mosaics. Note on interior folder states: “DON’T KNOW IF THESE WERE SENT TO RJM." Photographs are numbered according to various sch...

Publications by Rowland J. Mainstone

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-087
  • File

Original folder title, “MAINSTONE: ‘PROGRAM’ / Theory and Design: 1742.” Contains offprints and published pamphlets by Rowland J. Mainstone, including “Performance Parameters and Performance Specification in Architectural Design,” “The Structure o...

Mainstone, R. J. (Rowland J.)

RLV ‘79, Windows and Columns

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-307
  • File

Contains photographs of windows and column bases. Some photographs are labeled RLV 79A and some B.

Revisions and Reviews of Installment II, ca. 1955-1966

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-01-02-239
  • File
  • 1955 - 1966

Original folder title, “INSTALLMENT II: REVISIONS OF 1958 / MAINSTONE 1966.” Folder contains lists of plates, notes, and drafts of texts to accompany plates. It also includes original layouts for plates from 1955, suggestions from Rowland J. Mains...

Mainstone, R. J. (Rowland J.)


  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-304
  • File

Contains photographs of scaffolding, likely from the Byzantine Institute and probably removed from an album. Some photographs are dated 1936-1938 and some are annotated on the versos with descriptions of the location.

Southwest Pier, Pilaster

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-303
  • File

Contains photographs of details of the pilaster in the southwest pier, including stone, brick, and wall painting. Some photographs are captioned with a detailed title and small map of the building, noting the location where the photograph was take...

Upper Cornice and Gallery Arcade

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-291
  • File

Contains many detail photographs of the upper cornice and gallery arcade, numbered 1-8 to 10-44 (not inclusive).

Birturk, Yavuz

Upper Cornice, South, ca. 1960s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-293
  • File
  • 1960 - 1969

Contains photographs of brick and stone details in the south part of the upper cornice. Photographs are credited to Van Nice in 1968, and are numbered 80-9-30. A note states that these photographs were sent to Rowland J. Mainstone in February 1969.

Various Additional Photographs

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-299
  • File

Contains a large number of various views of Hagia Sophia, both interior and exterior, details and general. Some are from the Byzantine Institute and most are numbered according to different schemes. Folder also includes views from the roof, detail...

Byzantine Institute, Inc.

West Gallery, Box Beams, 1969

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-03-296
  • File
  • 1969

Contains photographs of details of the box beams in the west gallery. Each photograph is captioned with a detailed title and small map of the building, noting the location where the photograph was taken. All photographs are dated 1969 and numbered...