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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 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 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 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.

Dome Report and Measuring Sheets, ca. 1940

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-02-146
  • File
  • 1940

Contains the report “Outline of Dome Information,” detailing Van Nice’s observations and discoveries in the course of examining the dome. Folder also includes copies of measuring sheets. The report and measuring sheets were sent back to William Em...

Hagia Sophia Project, January-December 1970

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

Offprints and Copies of Articles by Robert Van Nice, ca. late 1940s-1980s

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-05-332/333
  • File
  • 1945 - 1989

Contains offprints and copies of the following articles written and co-written by Van Nice: - “Hagia Sophia: New Types of / Structural Evidence” - “HAGIA SOPHIA AND THE FIRST MINARET ERECTED / AFTER THE CONQUEST OF CONSTANTINOPLE” - “HAGIA SOPHIA:...

Emerson, William

Research Notes

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-072
  • File

Original folder title, “READING NOTES: FIRST CARBON.” Folder contains quotations from historical sources, as well as some contemporary reports, separated by subject (Architects, Galleries, Material, etc.). It is possible that one copy belonged to ...

Research Notes, Copy 2

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-073
  • File

Contains quotations from historical sources, as well as some contemporary reports, separated by subject (Architects, Galleries, Material, etc.) It is possible that one copy belonged to Van Nice and another to William Emerson or to the Byzantine I...

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

“Outline of Text, 1948: First Draft”

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-03-091
  • File
  • 1948

Contains drafts of a manuscript sent to William Emerson. Folder also contains a table of contents and a detailed outline of some of the chapters, including general description, history, structural system, sources of architectural information, main...


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

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