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File 244 - Correspondence between Cyril Mango, Blaga Aleksova, and the Smithsonian Institution

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-06-244

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Correspondence between Cyril Mango, Blaga Aleksova, and the Smithsonian Institution

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  • December 1968 - December 1971 (Creation)

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Mango, Cyril A. (1928-)

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"Cyril Alexander Mango (born 14 April 1928) is a British scholar in the history, art, and architecture of the Byzantine Empire. He is a former King's College London and Oxford professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyril_Mango)

At Dumbarton Oaks, Cyril Mango was a Junior Fellow (1951–1953), Fellow (1953–1954), Research Associate (1954–1955), Instructor in Byzantine Archaeology (1955–1958), Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology (1958–1962), Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology (1962–1963), Executive Editor of Dumbarton Oaks Publications (1958–1963), member of the Board of Scholars for Byzantine Studies (1967–1972), and member of the research staff (1972–1973). He was also Co-Director of the Corpus of Dated Greek Inscriptions (not in residence) (1978–1982), co-director of the Christian Monuments in Turkish Mesopotamia Project (not in residence) (1982–1990), and director of the Cathedral of Nisibis Project (not in residence) (1990–1991).

Mango extensively photographed Byzantine architecture and inscriptions throughout Turkey, Cyprus, Macedonia and Syria, particularly during his involvement in the research surrounding the findings of the Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks sponsored fieldwork campaigns.

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Aleksova, Blaga (1922-2007)

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Historian of Macedonia

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Smithsonian Institution (1846-present)

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"Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities" (http://www.si.edu/About)

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Relates to the Foreign Currency Program grant for the fieldwork project at Bargala. Also includes letters regarding a CBS documentary.

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Items in this folder relate to a grant proposal submitted to the Smithsonian Institution in order to conduct work at Bargala, Macedonia. For related images, see the Black and White Photograph Collection (Architecture - Macedonia - Bargala, near Štip, Box 114) and Site Book #140.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Preferred citation: The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Copyright for Byzantine Institute materials belong to Dumbarton Oaks. However, permission to publish materials created by other correspondents must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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  • Box: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 01, Box 017