Creating an inventory of photographs by Thomas F. Mathews
Internship / Inventory / Photographs / Processing

Creating an inventory of photographs by Thomas F. Mathews

Written by Ariel Polokoff, ICFA Intern (Spring 2015), The George Washington University, Class of 2015 This past Spring semester, I had the privilege of interning in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C. This internship offered a two-fold benefit to my undergraduate education—it was both … Continue reading

Rethinking Oversize Materials in Archival Collections
Byzantine Institute / Internship / Inventory / Thomas Whittemore

Rethinking Oversize Materials in Archival Collections

Written by Deena Gorland, ICFA Intern (Fall 2014) Edited by Rona Razon and Shalimar White Due to previous experiences working at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic, I was relatively well-prepared for the challenges inherent in processing substantial quantities of oversize materials in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks. Certainly, … Continue reading

Describing Photographs: ICFA selects its content standard
Cataloging / Collection Management System (CMS) / Internship

Describing Photographs: ICFA selects its content standard

Written by Carley Altenburger, ICFA Intern (Fall 2014) and degree candidate, Smithsonian – George Mason University MA in the History of Decorative Arts With the development of AtoM@DO, the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives’ new online catalog, ICFA was presented with the opportunity to make our large collection of fieldwork photography accessible beyond on-site visits. It is … Continue reading