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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is situated on a historic property in Washington, D.C. The institution is administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. The founders, Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, gave their estate, Dumbarton Oaks, to Harvard in 1940, to create the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. The research institute that has emerged from this bequest is dedicated to supporting scholarship in the fields of Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape studies, especially through research fellowships, meetings, exhibitions, and publications. The Dumbarton Oaks Museum has collections of Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, Asian, European, and American art, the majority of which was collected by the Blisses.


Milton V. Anastos, Angeliki E. Laiou, and Henry Maguire, "Dumbarton Oaks and Byzantine Studies: A Personal Account," in Byzantium, a World Civilization, ed. Angeliki E. Laiou and Henry Maguire (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1992), 5–18.

James N. Carder, ed., A Home of the Humanities: The Collecting and Patronage of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2010).

John S. Thacher, Music at Dumbarton Oaks: A Record, 1940 to 1970. (Washington, D.C.: privately printed, 1977).

David H. Wright, "Wilhelm Koehler and the Original Plan for Research at Dumbarton Oaks," in Pioneers of Byzantine Studies in America, ed. John W. Barker (Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 2002), 134–75.

Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Angeliki E. Laiou, and Michel Conan, Twenty-Five Years of Studies in Landscape Architecture at Dumbarton Oaks: From Italian Gardens to Theme Parks (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1996).

 

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