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Collection PH.BZ.002 - William Earl Betsch Photographs of Architectural Capitals in Istanbul, 1970
US DDO-ICFA PH.BZ.002
William Earl Betsch Photographs of Architectural Capitals in Istanbul, 1970
- 1970 (Creation)
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55 rolls of negatives
Name of creator
Betsch, William Earl (born 1939)
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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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 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.
An unpublished draft finding aid is available for consultation in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives.
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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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Name access points
- Betsch, William Earl (Creator)
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
This record was created by Shalimar White on January 27, 2014.
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.
However, written permission for publication or reproduction must be obtained from William Betsch.