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The Research Library holds materials in various media for researchers in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies.

Research Library, Interior

General Collection

The Research Library collects materials to support scholarship in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies. In addition to supporting the research of staff and fellows, the library also admits researchers who come to Dumbarton Oaks on shorter visits. In addition to books and journals, the collection comprises microfiches and microfilms, maps, and an offprint file.

Search the collection using HOLLIS, the Harvard libraries’ online catalog

Rare Book Reading Room, Internal

Rare Book Collection

The holdings comprise more than ten thousand rare and unique materials, such as volumes, prints, drawings, photographs, musical scores, letters, and blueprints. Many volumes are available as digital facsimiles, and selections from the autograph letter collection are online with transcription, translation, and commentary. The Rare Book Collection also contains the Garden Archives, which makes over six thousand individual pieces of correspondence, drawings, and photographs publicly available.

Search the collection using HOLLIS, the Harvard libraries’ online catalog

ICFA, Interior

Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives

With more than a million unique and historical items, archival collections in ICFA are divided into document, photograph, digital image, and moving image categories. Collections are generally comprised of administrative records, fieldwork papers, photographic prints, negatives, slides, oversize drawings, and moving images.

Search the collection using AtoM@DO, an online database of archival holdings, including documents, photographs, and digital objects.

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