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Portraits of Scholars

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1500 Portraits
Held at: Institute of Classical Studies
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Full title: Portraits of Scholars
Date(s): c1880-2002
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: c1000 items
Name of creator(s): Institute of Classical Studies


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Institute of Classical Studies was founded in 1953 by the Senate of the University of London as a partnership between the University and the Hellenic and Roman Societies. The Portrait Collection has been built up over many years, and is constantly updated.


Scope and content/abstract:

Collection of c1000 photographic portraits of scholars of the languages, literature, history, art, archaeology and philosophy of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, c1880-2002. The collection includes framed and unframed studio portraits. Recent additions have mainly been photographs cut from book dust-jackets.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Captions mainly in English.

System of arrangement:


Conditions governing access:

By appointment. Researchers wishing to consult the collection or seeking further information should first contact the Librarian

Conditions governing reproduction:

A copying service is available, at the discretion of the Librarian, and subject to the condition of the originals.

Finding aids:

Card index

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Created and maintained by the ICS Library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Apr 2002

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