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Collection MS.BZ.010 - Nathalie P. Scheffer Research Papers, 1940-1965

Zone d'identification

Code de référence

DcWaDIC MS.BZ.010

Intitulé

Nathalie P. Scheffer Research Papers, 1940-1965

Date(s)

  • 1940-1965 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Importance matérielle et support

3 boxes of papers and photographs

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

Scheffer, Nathalie (1889-1981)

Notice biographique

Scheffer was born Nathalie Petrovna Loukine in St. Petersburg, Russia in December 1889. She graduated from the Empress Catherine Institute. She married Prince Nicholas Sergeievich Wolkonsky (d. 1937), chamberlain to the Russian Czar, with whom she had two children, Peter and Dimitri. In 1930, she came to the United States with Wolkonsky and settled in Washington D.C. She later married Paul Scheffer (d. 1965), editor-in-chief of the Berliner Tageblatt and subsequently a Washington correspondent. Scheffer died on December 11, 1981.

Scheffer joined the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in 1945, as head of the Slavic Division, a position she held until her retirement in 1965. During her time at Dumbarton Oaks, Scheffer prepared a corpus of research notes on the iconography of the Virgin. In 1967, Scheffer published a monograph Русская православная икона [Russian Orthodox Icons] (Vashington, 1967). In addition to her work on Russian icons and ecclesiastical art, Scheffer published her memoirs under a pseudonym [Natalia Petrova, Twice born in Russia: My Life Before and in the Revolution (New York: W. Morrow & company, 1930)].

Histoire archivistique

This collection was the product of Scheffer’s employment as the Head of the Slavic Division in the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library from 1945 to 1965. After her retirement, Scheffer donated her materials to Dumbarton Oaks. However, due to the lack of documentation, it is difficult to determine the complete acquisition history for this collection.

Modalités d'entrée

The papers were subsequently transferred to the Byzantine Photograph Collection, now known as the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), and were later found in the former Curator’s office.

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Présentation du contenu

The collection primarily contains research notes about Russian art and iconography arranged in one series, which is organized chronologically and alphabetically by theme. The collection includes an Index of Iconographic types of the Virgin Mary and examples of particular themes, such as the Virgin Galaktotrophousa, Virgin Hodegetria, and Virgin Orant. Additionally, the collection contains some correspondence about Russian icons and artifact evaluations.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Accroissements

Mode de classement

The contents in this collection are roughly arranged in chronological order and alphabetical order by theme.

Zone des conditions d'accès et d'utilisation

Conditions d’accès

Access to the collection is unrestricted. It is available for research purposes. Appointment is required for access because researcher space is limited: http://www.doaks.org/icfa-appointment-request-form. For research queries, contact the staff of Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (icfa@doaks.org).

Conditions de reproduction

Duplication of materials in the collection may be governed by copyright and other restrictions.

Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • français
  • russe

Écriture des documents

Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

PDF version: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/scheffer.pdf
Harvard OASIS (Online Archival Search Information System): http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:DOAK.LIB:dca00006

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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

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Points d'accès

Points d'accès lieux

Points d'accès Noms

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Identifiant de la description

US

Identifiant du service responsable de la description

DcWaDIC

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Niveau d'élaboration

Ébauche

Niveau de détail

Élémentaire

Langue(s)

  • anglais

Écriture(s)

Sources

Note de l'archiviste

Archival processing and finding aid were completed by Gerrianne Schaad, former ICFA Curator, and Laura Bang, former ICFA Archives Assistant, in October 2007. Finding was revised in December 2012 by Rona Razon, Archives Specialist and in September 2013 by Fani Gargova, Byzantine Research Associate.

Zone des droits

Droit associé

Action

Research

Restriction

Autoriser

Date de début

Date de fin

Titulaire de droits

Note(s) sur les droits

Preferred Citation: Nathalie P. Scheffer Research Papers, 1940-1965, MS.BZ.010, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

Base

Politique

Droit associé

Action

Publish

Restriction

Empêcher

Date de début

Date de fin

Titulaire de droits

Note(s) sur les droits

Photographs are for research purposes only.

Base

Droit d'auteur

Statut des droits d'auteur

Utilisation soumise à copyright

Date des statuts des droits d'auteur

Compétence en matière de droit d'auteur

Note sur le droit d'auteur

Métadonnées de l'objet numérique

Nom du fichier

doaks-icfa-scheffer-findingaid.pdf

Type de support

Texte

Type MIME

application/pdf

Taille du fichier

172 KiB

Déposé

24 octobre 2016 07:04

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