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Collection PH.BZ.006 - Franklin M. Biebel Photograph Albums of Mosaics, ca. 1950s
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Reference code

US DDO-ICFA PH.BZ.006

Title

Franklin M. Biebel Photograph Albums of Mosaics, ca. 1950s

Date(s)

  • 1950s (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

31 albums of photographs

Context area

Name of creator

Biebel, Franklin M. (1908-1966)

Biographical history

Biebel became the second director of the Frick Collection in New York (1951-1964) after previously serving as a lecturer and assistant director at the museum. He studied art history and archaeology at Oberlin College and Princeton University and was a Junior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks from 1941-1942. He published on many topics in art history, including the monograph Gerasa, City of the Decapolis: Mosaics (New Haven, CT: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1938).

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Franklin Biebel donated the albums to Dumbarton Oaks in May 1955.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Assembled by Biebel around 1955, the albums include photographs, plans, and documentary information on floor mosaics from Byzantium and the West. It also includes one album of coptic textiles. The most extensive coverage is of the Gerasa (Jerash) mosaics.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Organized roughly geographically by regions and cultural context.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

This collection is unprocessed. For more information or for access to the collection, please consult ICFA staff.

Conditions governing reproduction

Photographs are for research and study purposes only.

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Script of material

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Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Publication note

Franklin M. Biebel. "The Mosaics of Hammam Lif," The Art Bulletin 18, no. 4 (December 1936): 540-551.

Franklin M. Biebel. Gerasa, City of the Decapolis: Mosaics. New Haven, CT: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1938.

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Description control area

Description identifier

US

Institution identifier

DDO-ICFA

Rules and/or conventions used

Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Status

Draft

Level of detail

Minimal

Dates of creation revision deletion

This record was created by Shalimar White on January 27, 2014.

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Act

Research

Restriction

Allow

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Rights holder

Rights note(s)

Preferred Citation: Franklin M. Biebel Photograph Albums of Mosaics, ca. 1950s, PH.BZ.006, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

Basis

Policy

Related right

Act

Publish

Restriction

Disallow

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End date

Rights holder

Rights note(s)

Photographs are for research and study purposes only.

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Copyright

Copyright status

Under copyright

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Copyright note

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