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Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss donated their home Dumbarton Oaks and its library and collections to Harvard University in 1940 to serve as a research center in Byzantine studies. In 1969, upon the death of Mildred Bliss, her Garden Library collection of rare and modern materials was willed to Harvard, to become a part of the over-all institution of Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University.

From the description of Garden Library collection, ca. 1500-1900 (inclusive). (Dumbarton Oaks Research Library). WorldCat record id: 122357510

Dumbarton Oaks, given to the President and Fellows of Harvard College in 1940 by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wood Bliss as a research center for study in the Byzantine and Mediaeval Humanities, is held by the Trustees for Harvard University. It was subsequently enlarged to include Pre-Columbian art and the Garden Library.

From the description of Records of Dumbarton Oaks, 1970. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972504

From the description of General information by and about Dumbarton Oaks. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77066730

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referencedIn Righter, James V. (James Volney). Illustrated journal/sketchbook, 1995 April 7-April 20. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Harvard University. Vice President for Government and Community Affairs. Correspondence and other records of Charles Daly, 1971-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Huntington Cairns Papers, 1780-1984, (bulk 1925-1984) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harvard Art Museum. Exhibition Records, 1905-2008 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Coolidge, John, 1913-1995. Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Fogg Art Museum. Archives of the Fogg Art Museum, 1895-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. John C. Calhoun papers, 1784-1935, (bulk 1802-1850). Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn Tyler, Royall, 1884-1953. Papers of Royall Tyler, 1902-1967 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Papers of Arthur Pope, 1907-1979 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Robbins, Daniel, and Slive, Seymour. Papers, 1959-2003 (bulk: 1971-1982) Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Beatrix Jones Farrand Collection, 1866-1959 Environmental Design Archives.
creatorOf Velimirović, Miloš. Papers of Miloš Velimirović [manuscript], 1933-1990. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1878-1972. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Perkins, Elliott, 1901-1985. Letters to William R. Tyler, 1940-1960. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Dumbarton Oaks. Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Cairns, Huntington, 1904-1985. Papers of Huntington Cairns, 1780-1984 (bulk 1925-1984). Library of Congress
referencedIn Ernst Kitzinger papers, 1931-1995 Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Fairchild, Muir Stephen, 1894-1950. Fairchild collection, 1913-1948. US Air Force Academy, McDermott Library
referencedIn Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Pope, Arthur, 1880-1974. Papers, 1907-1979. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. Beatrix Jones Farrand collection, 1866-1959. California Digital Library
referencedIn Papers of John Coolidge and Agnes Mongan, 1909-2006 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962. Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive), 1900-1967 (bulk). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912-2003. Papers of Ernst Kitzinger, 1942-1967 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Erik Satie papers, 1866-1966. Houghton Library
creatorOf Dumbarton Oaks. Administrative records of Dumbarton Oaks, 1940-1965 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Harvard University collection of reference materials relating to academic departments, research centers, laboratories, etc., ca. 1790- Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Dumbarton Oaks. General information by and about Dumbarton Oaks. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Sachs, Paul J. (Paul Joseph), 1878-1965. Papers, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Dumbarton Oaks : vertical file. Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
referencedIn Righter, James V. (James Volney). Illustrated journal/sketchbook, 1985 Nov. 9-1998 May. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library
referencedIn Trustees for Harvard University. General correspondence and budgets, 1968-1980 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director. Peter C. Marzio, Correspondence Files, 1982-2002. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
creatorOf Dumbarton Oaks. Garden Library collection, ca. 1500-1900 (inclusive). Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
referencedIn Records of the Assistants to the Directors, 1913-1999 (inclusive), 1927-1943 (bulk) Harvard Art Museums. Archives
creatorOf Dumbarton Oaks. Records of Dumbarton Oaks, 1970. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Trustees for Harvard University. General correspondence and other records concerning Dumbarton Oaks, 1970-1974 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Forbes, Edward W. (Edward Waldo), 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005 Harvard Art Museums. Archives
referencedIn Righter, James V. (James Volney). Illustrated journal/sketchbook, 1989 Jan. 19-1991 June 23. Boston Athenaeum
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associatedWith Bliss, Mildred Barnes, 1879-1969. person
associatedWith Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962. person
associatedWith Cairns, Huntington, 1904-1985. person
associatedWith Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850. person
associatedWith Coolidge, John, 1913-1995. person
associatedWith Dumbarton Oaks. Center for Byzantine Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Dumbarton Oaks. Studies in Landscape Architecture. corporateBody
associatedWith Fairchild, Muir Stephen, 1894-1950. person
associatedWith Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959. person
associatedWith Fogg Art Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. person
associatedWith Harvard Art Museum Archives corporateBody
correspondedWith Harvard Art Museum. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Vice President for Government and Community Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912- person
associatedWith Kitzinger, Ernst, 1912-2003. person
associatedWith La Piana, George, 1879-1971 person
associatedWith Mongan, Agnes. person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director corporateBody
associatedWith Perkins, Elliott, 1901-1985. person
associatedWith Pope, Arthur, 1880-1974. person
associatedWith Righter, James V. (James Volney) person
correspondedWith Robbins, Daniel person
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J. 1878-1965. person
correspondedWith Satie, Erik, 1866-1925 person
associatedWith Thacher, John S. person
associatedWith Trustees for Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Trustees for Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Tyler, Royall, 1884-1953. person
associatedWith Velimirović, Miloš. person
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England
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Horticulture--History
Gardens
Gardens--United States--History
Art--Study and teaching
Botanical illustration
Art--Collectors and collecting--Correspondence
Music--Manuscripts
Landscape architecture--History
Botany
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Function
Landscape architect

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