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  • Library Staff — Dumbarton Oaks
    dot org Ingrid Gibson Interlibrary Loan Librarian 339 6445 GibsonI at doaks dot org Linda Lott Librarian Rare Book Collection 339 6462 LottL at doaks dot org Alyson Williams Reader Services Librarian 339 6968 WilliamsA2 at doaks dot org Library fax 625 0279 Acquisitions 339 6466 Acquisitions at doaks dot org Sarah Pomerantz Serials Acquisitions Librarian 339 6466 PomerantzS at doaks dot org Sarah Mackowski Acquisitions Interlibrary Loan Assistant 339 6467 MackowskiS at doaks dot org Barbara Mersereau Acquisitions Assistant Serials 339 6463 MersereauB at doaks dot org Cataloging Sandra Parker Provenzano Head Cataloger 339 6983 ParkerS at doaks dot org Kimball Clark Cataloger 339 6469 ClarkK at doaks dot org Wendy Johnson Image Book Cataloger 339 6415 JohnsonW at doaks dot org Toni Stephens Library Assistant 339 6989 StephensT at doaks dot org Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Library Archives Library Access Policy General Library Collections Library Staff Rare Book Collection Library Exhibitions New Titles HOLLIS Catalog Manuscripts on Microfilm Database Rare Book Collection Garden Archives Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Dumbarton Oaks Archives Research Library General Collection Hours For Fellows and Readers Monday to Friday 8 00 a m 10 00 p m Saturday and Sunday 9

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  • Rare Book Collection — Dumbarton Oaks
    in the mid twentieth century Use of materials held in the Rare Book Collection requires an appointment made in advance The shelving location of all materials held in the rare book room is clearly indicated in the HOLLIS record Searching HOLLIS in advance of arrival is recommended We cannot guarantee that same day requests for use can be honored The Rare Book Collection at Dumbarton Oaks is accessible by appointment during the hours of 9 30 a m 12 30 p m and 1 30 4 30 p m Monday through Friday To schedule an appointment please contact Rare Book Collection staff at rarebooks doaks org or 202 339 6462 Go here for more information on the Rare Book Collection Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Library Archives Library Access Policy General Library Collections Library Staff Rare Book Collection Library Exhibitions New Titles HOLLIS Catalog Manuscripts on Microfilm Database Rare Book Collection Garden Archives Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Dumbarton Oaks Archives Research Library General Collection Hours For Fellows and Readers Monday to Friday 8 00 a m 10 00 p m Saturday and Sunday 9 00 a m 10 00 p m Holiday Closures for 2015 16 September 7

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  • Library Exhibitions — Dumbarton Oaks
    as well as by innovations in taxonomy that simplified the description of plants Ces pièces immortelles Early Numismatic Books in the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library Spring 2013 This exhibition explores the foundations of numismatic study of Roman and Byzantine coins from the 16th to 19th century Dumbarton Oaks continues to promote the study of Byzantine coins and seals through regular summer seminars This exhibition is in honor of the 2013 summer seminar s students and instructors Margaret Mee Winter 2013 The Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection houses a collection of twenty one paintings by the renowned British botanical artist Margaret Mee 1909 1988 This exhibit provides Dumbarton Oaks an opportunity to display paintings acquired by Mrs Bliss that reflect the work of Mee s early journeys when she had only just begun to chronicle the flora of the Amazon The Ancient Future Mesoamerican and Andean Timekeeping October 5 December 31 2012 The Aztec Maya and Inca civilizations used complex and multiple timekeeping systems for purposes of agriculture worship and political leadership Because little of the material record of the pre Conquest peoples of the Americas survived scholars through the ages have had limited primary sources to study to reach a comprehensive understanding of timekeeping in the Americas Maria Sibylla Merian January 2012 November 2012 The Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection is a participant in a project organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts to celebrate works by great women artists in Washington DC museums The artist that the Research Library Rare Book Collection selected for this project is the naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian 1647 1717 and specifically her 1719 publication Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium first published in 1705 Capturing Warfare Enemies and Allies in the Pre Columbian World September 1 2011 December 31 2011 Warfare in Pre Hispanic Mesoamerica and the Andes This exhibit highlights two representations of warfare in pre Hispanic Mesoamerica and the Andes First the exhibit includes fineline drawings of images painted on ceramic vessels produced by the Moche a culture that flourished on the north coast of Peru in the first centuries of the Common Era Second the Lienzo de Quauhquechollan tells the story of the conquest of Guatemala by the allied forces of the warriors of Quauhquecholteca and the Spanish Before the Blisses April 15 2011 July 31 2011 Mīkhaīl Petrovīch Botkin 1839 1914 Collection M P Botkine This exhibition examines the ways in which 19 th century collections and illustrated catalogs impacted the study and appreciation of early Christian Byzantine and medieval minor arts before Mildred and Robert Bliss began their collection Robert Monnoyer French Botanical Artists of the Seventeenth Century Spring 2011 Jean Baptiste Monnoyer 1636 1699 Arrangement of Flowers Nicolas Robert 1614 1685 and Jean Baptiste Monnoyer 1636 1699 were the leading proponents of two parallel styles of botanical illustration that developed in France during the second half of the seventeenth century Nicolas Robert s work focused on the scientific aspects of the plant Monnoyer on the other hand was

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  • New Titles — Dumbarton Oaks
    following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in October 2015 New Titles September 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in September 2015 New Titles August 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in August 2015 New Titles July 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in July 2015 New Titles June 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in June 2015 New Titles May 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in May 2015 New Titles April 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in April 2015 New Titles March 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in March 2015 New Titles January 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in January 2015 New Titles February 2015 The following titles were added to the Dumbarton Oaks Library in February 2015 New Titles 2012 Archived 2012 new titles lists New Titles 2013 Archived 2013 new titles lists New Titles 2014 Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Library Archives Library Access Policy General Library Collections Library Staff Rare Book Collection Library Exhibitions New Titles New Titles January 2016 New Titles December 2015 New Titles November 2015 New Titles October 2015 New Titles September 2015 New Titles August 2015 New Titles July 2015 New Titles June 2015 New Titles May 2015 New Titles April 2015 New Titles March 2015 New Titles January 2015 New Titles February 2015 New Titles 2012 New Titles 2013 New Titles 2014 HOLLIS Catalog Manuscripts on Microfilm Database Rare Book Collection Garden Archives Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Dumbarton Oaks Archives Research Library General Collection Hours For Fellows and Readers Monday to Friday 8

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  • Manuscripts on Microfilm Database — Dumbarton Oaks
    Research Library holds almost 2000 microfilm rolls that are reproductions of medieval and early modern manuscripts the originals of which are held in institutions around the world This database allows researchers to search for specific manuscripts represented within the collection We advise those who are searching for specific authors or specific texts to consult the Pinakes Textes et manuscrits grecs database first Search the Database How to Search the Database Access and Reproduction History of the Collection Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Library Archives Library Access Policy General Library Collections Library Staff Rare Book Collection Library Exhibitions New Titles HOLLIS Catalog Manuscripts on Microfilm Database Access and Reproduction Policies History of the Manuscripts on Microfilm Collection Search the Database How to Search the Database Rare Book Collection Garden Archives Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Dumbarton Oaks Archives Research Library General Collection Hours For Fellows and Readers Monday to Friday 8 00 a m 10 00 p m Saturday and Sunday 9 00 a m 10 00 p m Holiday Closures for 2015 16 September 7 2015 November 26 December 25 January 1 2016 July 4 Rare Book Collection Hours Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW

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  • History of the Collections — Dumbarton Oaks
    items in the collection including the Bliss Farrand correspondence directly related to the design of the gardens music manuscripts that include Stravinsky s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto fine bindings original watercolors by Redouté and a small late sixteenth century illuminated manuscript of flowers and butterflies by Jacques le Moyne de Morgues During the past decades the garden rare book collection has expanded through both purchases and gifts Giorgio Gallesio Fico Fetifero The Byzantine rare book collection includes black and white and full color facsimiles of Byzantine manuscripts beautifully illustrated studies of Byzantine art and architecture travelers accounts eighteenth and nineteenth century liturgical books published in Greek and Karamanlidika and early printed books that contain editio princeps or historically important studies of Byzantine texts Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss donated many of the books from their personal library Other items bear the personal bookplates of scholars such as Hayford Peirce The Library continues to collect early books and modern facsimiles as they become available Gaspare Fossati Hagia Sofia The Pre Columbian rare book collection includes facsimiles of Pre Hispanic and early colonial pictorial codices colonial era dictionaries and grammars of indigenous languages of the Americas and eighteenth and nineteenth century travel accounts pertaining to Latin America The collection was initiated by Robert Woods Bliss in the middle of the twentieth century to complement his growing collection of Pre Columbian art The collection continues to grow with the addition of older materials as they become available and new facsimile editions as they are published Alfred Percival Maudslay Biologia Centrali Americana Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Library Archives Library Rare Book Collection History of the Collections Mission Rare Book Collection Digital Camera Use Policy Rare Book Digitization Project The Autograph Letter Collection of Mildred Barnes Bliss Garden Archives Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives

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  • Mission — Dumbarton Oaks
    climatic conditions pests or other agents of destruction and from problems inherent in the volumes themselves There is an active program of preservation and conservation Additionally it is engaged in the digitization of selected holdings to increase use and enhance access The Rare Book Collection was begun by Mildred Bliss and reflects the areas of specialized research conducted at Dumbarton Oaks The holdings comprise rare and unique materials acquired by Mrs Bliss and subsequently by directors of studies and librarians The collecting interests and the extent of collecting activity fluctuate over time as the studies programs develop and change An example of this is the field of Chinese gardens where acquisitions have increased in the 21st century To the extent possible collecting efforts anticipate future research needs and evolution of the fields The Rare Book Collection holds manuscripts rare books prints drawings ephemeral print materials photographic collections Areas of strength include all aspects of the history of gardens from theory and practice of design to garden views and plant material floras herbals botanical illustration The holdings related to Byzantine Studies include facsimiles of Byzantine manuscripts illustrated studies of Byzantine art and architecture early travelers accounts liturgical books and early printed books that contain editio princeps or historically important studies of Byzantine texts The rare materials supporting Pre Columbian Studies cover the art and archaeology of the pre contact peoples of Mesoamerica lower Central America and Andean South America Some highlights are the archaeological accounts of the 19th and early 20th centuries grammars vocabularies confessionals and liturgies used by the Spanish priests in the early colonial period in the Americas and facsimiles of Mesoamerican codices Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Library Archives Library Rare Book Collection History of the Collections Mission Rare Book Collection Digital Camera Use Policy Rare Book

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  • Rare Book Collection Digital Camera Use Policy — Dumbarton Oaks
    the staff Staff will designate the work location for patrons using cameras Patrons may not stand on chairs nor rearrange furniture to get a better image Materials must be handled properly and with great care Staff will assist with setting up materials properly Bound volumes must be supported in a book cradle no pressure may be applied to the bindings Loose manuscript material must remain in its folder and kept in order at all times Documents must be kept flat on the table If leaves are fastened together please consult the librarian before proceeding No more than 50 pages or 20 of any manuscript or book whichever is smaller may be photographed A Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection flag must be photographed with each item It is the responsibility of each reader to keep complete and accurate citations complete call number including item numbers and or page numbers for all items photographed Requests for permission to quote or subsequent orders for high resolution or photographic images will not be processed without this information The library reserves the right to deny requests or revoke permission for any reason The Copyright Law of the United States Title 17 United States Code governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material Under certain conditions specified in the law libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research If a user makes a request for or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use that user may be liable for copyright infringement The user agrees to defend indemnify and hold harmless Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection and Trustees for

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