The William Bell Dinsmoor Family Papers were donated to the American School of Classical Studies at Athens by William B. Dinsmoor, Jr. in 1978. It is a medium size collection (13 linear meters and more than 200 drawings). The majority of the collection contains the papers and drawings of William Bell Dinsmoor (1886-1973), renowned architect and author of The Architecture of Ancient Greece (1950). Of interest are also the letters of Zillah Pierce Dinsmoor (1886-1960), wife of William Bell Dinsmoor, to her mother Emma Pierce because they reveal a great deal about life in Athens and the American School during the early part of the 20th century. Finally, the collection contains a small part of William B. Dinsmoor, Jr. papers, also an architect and author of The Propylaia to the Athenian Akropolis I: The Predecessors .