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Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers and Photographs, 1939-1966 (ICFA)

  • MS.BZ.005
  • Collection
  • 1939 - 1966

Sirarpie Der Nersessian was one of the pioneers of Armenian-Byzantine art history. She established the methodology for the study of Armenian illuminated manuscripts and incorporated Armenian art into the scope of Byzantine art history. Over the co...

Der Nersessian, Sirarpie

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...

Illuminated Manuscript Photographs Collection, ca. 1950

  • PH.BZ.005
  • Collection
  • 1945 - 1955

This collection gathers together photographs of Byzantine and Armenian manuscript illuminations photographed by the Library of Congress, scholars, museums and other photo archives. A significant portion of the collection reflects the research of A...

Library of Congress

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

Correspondence, 1937

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.003-02
  • File
  • 1937

Primarily correspondence between Kirsopp Lake and Mildred Barnes Bliss regarding sponsorship of Van expedition. Folder includes a “Plan for Archaeological and Manuscript Research from September 1937 – September 1942” with projected expenses totali...

Black and White Mounted Photograph Collection

  • PH.BZ.001
  • Collection

The collection includes over 75,000 mounted black and white photographic prints of Byzantine art, architecture, and archaeology, its bulk being from the fourth through the fifteenth century, along with corresponding negatives where available. The ...

Dumbarton Oaks

Wall Painting

  • US DcWaDIC PH.BZ.001-13
  • Series

The collection includes images from sites and repositories the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, S...

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Census Project, ca. 1930s-1980s

  • MS.BZ.014
  • Collection
  • 1930 - 1989

The Census of Objects of Early Christian and Byzantine Art in North American Collections contains over 12,000 mounted black-and-white photographic prints of Byzantine objects in North American collections, both public and private. Documentation sh...

Bliss, Mildred

Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011

  • PH.PC.001
  • Collection
  • 1963 - 2011

Christopher B. Donnan created the Moche Archive as a graduate student and, over a period of almost 50 years, developed it into a major research collection. This archive documents the art and iconography of the Moche, an ancient South American cult...

McClelland, Donna

Thomas Whittemore Papers, ca. 1875-1966

  • MS.BZ.013
  • Collection
  • 1875 - 1966

The bulk of the collection consists of Thomas Whittemore’s teaching materials, correspondence, printed materials (e.g., books, playbills, and pamphlets), and photographs, which were created between the late 1800s and 1950s. The items are related ...

Whittemore, Thomas

Kurt Weitzmann Photographs of Manuscripts, 1980s-1990s

  • PH.BZ.008
  • Collection
  • 1980 - 1999

Duplicate photographs of Greek manuscripts, Latin manuscripts, and ancient book illuminations originally compiled by Kurt Weitzmann throughout his career from the early 1930s to the 1980s.

Weitzmann, Kurt

Corpus of Early Christian and Byzantine Silver, 1981-1986

  • MS.BZ.020
  • Collection
  • 1981 - 1986

The collection documents approximately 1,500 Byzantine silver vessels and utensils produced for liturgical and domestic use between 300 and 1453 CE within the geographical boundaries of the Roman and Byzantine empires (as known, ca. 1985). Silver ...

Diebold, William

Correspondence, 1934-1936

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.003-01
  • File
  • 1934 - 1936

Primarily correspondence between Kirsopp Lake and Mildred Barnes Bliss regarding sponsorship of the Lakes’ new monograph series, Studies and Documents (the Blisses contributed $250). Folder also includes: correspondence from Mildred Barnes Bliss o...

Correspondence, 1940-1941

  • US DcWaDIC MS.BZ.003-05
  • File
  • 1940 - 1941

Primarily correspondence between Kirsopp Lake and Mildred Barnes Bliss regarding an accounting of the Blisses’ previous financial contributions to the Lakes. Folder also includes a status report on Studies and Documents, accompanied by a request f...

Hans Belting Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1960s-1980s

  • MS.BZ.002
  • Collection
  • 1960 - 1989

The majority of this collection consists of photographs of Palaeologan manuscript illumination, which were published by Hans Belting. It also consists of research notes, correspondence, and photographs of other Late Byzantine manuscripts. A major...

Belting, Hans

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 ...

Dumbarton Oaks Gardens: Winter and Summer Scenes, ca. 1920s-1940s

  • PH.GL.002
  • Collection
  • 1920 - 1949

Based on the film edge codes, clothing, and garden scenes, sections of the film can be dated to the mid-1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The combined footage illustrates Dumbarton Oaks when it was still a private residence, as well as when it became an in...

Amateur Cinema League