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Reminiscence, Image, and Artifact Initiative

Image of Blisses
Image of Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss in the Orangery, 1944. Gift of Margaret Ames Alexander.

To mark its 75th anniversary, Dumbarton Oaks would like to solicit images, artifacts, and reminiscences that relate to institutional life from the earliest years through 1975. Although we have many photographs of scholars in formally posed group shots, we have surprisingly few candid shots that catch staff, fellows, and others in action. We would also welcome any images of interior and outdoor spaces at Dumbarton Oaks. Similarly, although we have now accumulated more than one hundred oral history interviews relating to the past history of Dumbarton Oaks, we would welcome any recollections that you might have.

We are particularly interested in accumulating materials before celebrating the 75th formally on November 1, 2015, and we would encourage submission between now and October 15, 2015.

Cassette tape of songs sung by Dumbarton Oaks fellows and staff to serenade Robert Van Nice and the Hagia Sophia project team. Gift of Robert Ousterhout.

If you have photographs, either digitized or not, artifacts, or memories you would care to share, please complete the accompanying form. If you have images to share, let us know if you would like to have us digitize them and return the originals to you or if you would be willing to make an outright gift of the materials.

Thank you in advance!