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Columns and Metal Collars, ca. 1951-1969

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-02-127
  • File
  • 1951 - 1969

Contains drawings of the columns and collars and “boxes” on the ground and gallery levels. Folder also includes photographs, as well as cardboard templates of the shapes of collars

Columns in the South and North Galleries, ca. 1938-1978

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-02-129
  • File
  • 1938 - 1978

Contains drawings of the columns, balustrades, central colonnade, and column capitals in various parts of the south gallery, including both southeast and southwest bays and exedrae, as well as the equivalent drawings for the north gallery

Contact Prints

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-02-285a
  • File
  • 1935 - 1979

Contains individual contact prints from negatives of views and details of Hagia Sophia

Contact Sheet of Details

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-01-225
  • File

Contains one contact sheet of photographs of the lintel, and a labeled photocopy of the same sheet

Contact Sheets of Graffiti in Hagia Sophia

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-03-04-314
  • File

Contains contact sheets of photographs of graffiti. Sheets are annotated with negative numbers on the verso: BF.N.2004.VN 0001 to BF.N.2004.VN 0876.

Copies of Various Drawings of Hagia Sophia

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-02-206
  • File

Contains photocopies of drawings, many of the building as a whole. Some drawings were done by Van Nice and others were not, though they may use his data. Folder also includes a guide to the location of mason’s marks.

Copies of texts from various sources

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-02-01-01-010
  • File
  • 1925 - 1935

Contains: “The Life of Apa Cyrus;” “The Life of Apa Onnophrios The Anchorite;” “Four Coptic Monasteries in the Natron Valley;” “Account of the Pakhomian Rules (from Ladeuze);” and “Monasticism in Egypt”

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.

Copying Tests

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-02-202
  • File

Contains drawings and transparencies of Hagia Sophia created using various copying methods


  • File
  • 1946 - 2002

This file contains correspondence and related documents pertaining to Sirarpie Der Nersessian.

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 Fieldwork Reports, 1938

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.003-03
  • File
  • 1938

Detailed fieldwork reports from the first season of the Van expedition and correspondence between the Blisses and Lakes, including a set of 10 photographs from the expedition sent as a Christmas greeting. Primarily authored by Silva Lake, the fiel...

Correspondence and Fieldwork Reports, 1939

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.003-04
  • File
  • 1939

Detailed fieldwork reports from the second season of the Van expedition and correspondence between the Blisses and Lakes. Edited by Bertrand Martin Tipple, Silva Lake’s father, the fieldwork reports list fieldwork staff and detail progress at Van ...

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 and notes by Kenneth John Conant

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.012-02-01-01-071
  • File

Original folder title, “CONANT.” Folder relates to a 1939 article by architectural historian Kenneth John Conant, “The First Dome of St. Sophia, and Its Rebuilding.” Conant’s findings were partially contested by Van Nice. Folder also includes phot...

Correspondence and research materials, December 14, 1945-May 2, 1953

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.019-02-021
  • File
  • 1945-12-14 - 1953-5-2

Contains black-and-white photographic prints, letters to Underwood from Seth Gano and N. Theotokos, a schedule for the April 1950 Dumbarton Oaks Symposium, “The Emperor and the Palace,” and summaries of the papers delivered, including Underwood’s...

Correspondence between Boris Ermoloff and John Thacher

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-03-067
  • File
  • 1950 - 1955

Relates to the future of the Byzantine Institute Library in Paris. Folder also includes the publication “Thomas Whittemore: Une peinture datée au Monastère de Saint-Antoine” by Alexandre Piankoff.

Thacher, John

Correspondence between Edward W. Forbes and Boris Ermoloff

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-03-063
  • File
  • 1950 - 1958

Relates to Thomas Whittemore’s biography and future plans for the Byzantine Institute Library in Paris. Also includes a photograph of Boris Ermoloff given to Edward W. Forbes and other photographs of Byzantine objects and paintings.

Forbes, Edward W. (Edward Waldo)

Correspondence between Ernest Hawkins and Charles Tauss, 1985

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.011-01-01-01-003
  • File
  • 1985

Original folder title: “Kariye Museum 1985.” Folder contains a handwritten and a typed version of a letter from Ernest Hawkins to Tauss, November 14, 1985, and Tauss’ reply on November 30, 1985, regarding technical information about the physical s...

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