New Finding Aids from ICFA
Finding Aid / Kariye Camii / Margaret Alexander / Processing

New Finding Aids from ICFA

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is pleased to announce the publication of four (4) new finding aids. To view the complete PDF finding aids, click on the thumbnail at the top of the following collection-level records in our online inventory, AtoM@DO. You can also check under the “Finding Aids” field for the direct … Continue reading

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

Undulating and Intertwined: A Catalog of Oxyrhynchos Sculpture by Josephine Harris
Dumbarton Oaks Fellows / Photographs / Processing

Undulating and Intertwined: A Catalog of Oxyrhynchos Sculpture by Josephine Harris

Written by Jessica Cebra, ICFA Departmental Assistant Between 1927 and 1932, the director of the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, Egypt, Evaristo Breccia conducted three excavation campaigns at the site of ancient Oxyrhynchos, today’s El Bahnasa. The excavations uncovered roughly 500 fragments of decorative architectural sculpture, a mix of capitals, friezes, cornices and other decorated blocks. … Continue reading

Processing the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011
Moche / Pre-Columbian / Processing / Research

Processing the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011

Written by Ameena Mohammad, former Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant (2013-2014); Edited by ICFA Staff  In the Spring of 2013, Lisa Trever  assessed and inventoried the archival materials in the collection Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011. Then in October 2013, I was hired as the first Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant to fully process the collection. Aside from … Continue reading

An Archive of One’s Own
Arrangement / Assessment / Cataloging / Processing

An Archive of One’s Own

Guest post written by Raquel Begleiter, Research Associate for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML)
Libraries, books, papyrus fragments—these are a few of my favorite things. The value of each has always been obvious to me as a researcher. Until recently, though, I did not realize that archives and well-executed archival practices can also serve as invaluable tools for research. Continue reading