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Collection PH.BZ.002 - William Earl Betsch Photographs of Architectural Capitals in Istanbul, 1970
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Reference code

US DDO-ICFA PH.BZ.002

Title

William Earl Betsch Photographs of Architectural Capitals in Istanbul, 1970

Date(s)

  • 1970 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

55 rolls of negatives
1 notebook

Context area

Name of creator

Betsch, William Earl (born 1939)

Biographical history

Art historian. Betsch received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1963. He received a Master of Arts in Early Christian, Medieval, and Byzantine Art from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and earned his PhD at University of Pennsylvania in 1977. Supervised by Cecil Lee Striker, Betch’s dissertation was entitled “The History, Production and Distribution of the Late Antique Capital in Constantinople.” Betsch has served on the faculty at the University of California at Riverside and the University of Miami, Florida, where he was Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Art in the Art and Art History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences until his retirement in 2013.

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

Betsch created this collection in the summer of 1970 as part of the research for his doctoral thesis: “The History, Production and Distribution of the Late Antique Capital in Constantinople.” The negatives contain images of architectural features located throughout Istanbul, including the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, Hagia Sophia, and various cisterns.

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Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

This collection is currently being processed and a finding aid is in progress. For more information or for access to the collection, please consult ICFA staff.

Conditions governing reproduction

Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the collection must be obtained from the donor.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Negatives are stored in ICFA cold storage for preservation purposes.

Finding aids

An unpublished draft finding aid is available for consultation in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Publication note

William Betsch. "The history, production and distribution of the late antique capital in Constantinople." PhD diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1977. Ann Arbor, MI, University Microfilms International, 1980.

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Description identifier

US

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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

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Rights note(s)

Preferred Citation: William Earl Betsch Photographs of Architectural Capitals in Istanbul, 1970, PH.BZ.002, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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Publish

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Allow

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However, written permission for publication or reproduction must be obtained from William Betsch.

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Under copyright

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