About ICFA & Services
The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), located in the 2nd floor of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, is the physical repository for the Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape archival collections.
Materials are available for research by appointment Monday through Friday 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM. To request an appointment, please complete ICFA's Appointment Request Form. Before coming to ICFA, please read our Reference Use Guidelines and our Reading Room Rules.
For access to both the Research Library and ICFA and to obtain a reader status, check the Library's Access Policy to learn how.
For additional guidance on working with archival materials, check out "Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research" from the Society of American Archivists.
ICFA provides reproduction services for study and publication purposes. For more detailed information about our policies and procedures, please review our Reference Use Guidelines.
For study purposes:
Researchers may obtain low-resolution images free of charge. A copystand and camera is available for self-service digital photography. Researchers may also use their own digital cameras for this purpose. Photocopies of photographs and archival materials may be requested for a fee ($0.10 per page).
For publication purposes:
To reproduce high-resolution images, there is no fee for items that are already in digital format. However, there is a $20 per image charge for photographs or documents that have not yet been digitized. For requests that require extensive research or a significant amount of staff time due to the volume of the order, ICFA reserves the right to assess a $50 per hour processing fee. To order an image for publication, please fill out an Image Request Form.
[Collection Title], Courtesy of Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C.
The department includes a small, dedicated number of staff assisted by an enthusiastic and ever-changing team of graduate and undergraduate interns.
- Shalimar Fojas White, Manager, ICFA
- Fani Gargova, Byzantine Research Associate
- Rona Razon, Archivist
- Anne-Marie Viola, Metadata and Cataloging Specialist
- Beth Bayley, Part-time Archival Assistant
- Jessica Cebra, Part-time Departmental Assistant
For information about joining the ICFA team, please check: Internship Policies and Opportunities.