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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

Apse brickwork

  • MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-285e-002-001
  • Image
  • 1960 - 1985

Van Nice, Robert L.

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 Paul Underwood and Seth Gano

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-04-081
  • File
  • 1951

Includes a draft for the article “Implications of New Evidence on the Structure of Hagia Sophia” by William Emerson and Robert L. Van Nice, April 29, 1946

Gano, Seth Thomas

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.

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