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Home of the Humanities

The founding donors, Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, called upon future policy-makers “to remember that Dumbarton Oaks is conceived in a new pattern, where quality and not number shall determine the choice of its scholars; that it is the home of the Humanities, not a mere aggregation of books and objects of art; that the house itself and the gardens have their educational importance and that all are of humanistic value.” These ambitions continue to guide Dumbarton Oaks, but with close attention to ensuring that the Blisses’ “new pattern” retains its vitality through constant renewal.



Last Words

James N. Carder (September 2018)

Dumbarton Oaks Wartime Poster, 1945

James N. Carder (August 2018)

New Acquisitions: Travel Posters

James N. Carder (July 2018)