Byzantine Archival Collections
ICFA holds and preserves Byzantine fieldwork and scholarly collections produced by organizations, byzantinists, and archaeologists. Archival collections are comprised of administrative records, correspondence, fieldwork notebooks, research notes, manuscripts, drawings, tracings, photographs, negatives, and 16mm films.
ICFA's major collection is the fieldwork records and papers of the Byzantine Institute, a non-profit organization established by Thomas Whittemore in 1930, and Dumbarton Oaks. The Byzantine Institute was dedicated to conserving and documenting the monuments, architecture, and arts of the former Byzantine Empire. In 1962, Dumbarton Oaks took over the Institute's fieldwork projects and holdings, and continued to sponsor excavations and other fieldwork projects until the 1980s.
List of Archival Collections
- Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers
- Charles Tauss Papers and Photographs
- Dumbarton Oaks Research Archive
- Early Archaeological Projects Associated with Thomas Whittemore
- Ernst Kitzinger Fieldwork Records and Papers (finding aid in process)
- Hans Belting Research Papers and Photographs
- Hayford Pierce Papers and Photographs
- Josephine Harris Research Papers and Photographs
- Louisa Bellinger Papers and Photographs (finding aid in process)
- Margaret Alexander Collection (finding aid in process; see online exhibit)
- Nathalie P. Scheffer Research Papers
- North Adriatic Project, 1975–1979
- Paul Atkins Underwood Research Papers
- Robert Van Nice Fieldwork Records and Papers (finding aid in process; see processing blog)
- Sirarpie Der Nersessian Papers and Photographs
[Collection Title], Courtesy of Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.