Detweiler, Albert Henry
1930 - 1939
Albert Henry Detweiler was an architect, archaeologist, professor of architecture. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture in 1930 from the University of Pennsylvania. In the early 1930s, he became involved with the American Schools of Oriental Research with which he maintained a lifelong affiliation. He joined the Cornell University faculty in 1939 and was appointed associate dean of the College of Architecture in 1956. As chairman of the Committee on Student Conduct, he was also active in the organization of a new judicial system at Cornell. In 1957, Professor Detweiler joined George M. A. Hanfmann of Harvard in organizing the archaeological exploration of Sardis in Turkey under the aegis of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Detweiler was also a field archaeologist at a number of famous Near Eastern excavations. He was interested in architectural conservation and restoration and studied architectural history in Europe, including study of the origins of Christian architecture while a Guggenheim Fellow in 1961 and 1962. He was active in professional organizations, including the Society of Architectural Historians and the American Institute of Architects.
SCOPE AND CONTENT
The collection consists of photographs of various sites produced by A. Henry Detweiler during his trips in Italy, Greece, Asia Minor and the Middle East. The photographs document the ancient architecture, landscape and the archaeological surveying in these areas. Some of the images represent people and everyday life in the visited countries.
The collection has been donated in 1975 by Mrs. Catherine Detweiler.
ARRANGEMENT AND PROCESSING INFORMATION
Prints are stored in two folders organized by site; while negatives have a numerical sequence order. Correspondence between positives and negatives has been checked. Call no. and correspondent digital image reflect the sequence within the folders.
The Photographic Archive is open to public Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
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