Raymond A. Hare Photographs
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A1989.03
Creators:
Hare, Raymond A.
Dates:
1930s -1960s
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Linear feet
2300 photographs
Repository:
Ambassador Raymond A. Hare (1901-1994) created this collection to document the architecture, cities, and landscapes of the Middle East, including Afghanistan, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Palestine, Iran, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.A photograph album of 90 silver-gelatin photographs depicts minarets in Cairo, Egypt, with annotations in Arabic and English describing the date and title of each minaret. Two portfolios of photographs presented to Ambassador Hare in 1965 by the senior staff of the U.S. Agency for International Development Mission to Turkey to commemorate his service as Ambassador to Turkey from 1961-1965. Included are 52 matted photographs, many signed by the photographer Ara Guler and dated and captioned, documenting the art and architecture of the Seljuks and the Armenians at the Armenian center of Ani. The slides, 1930s - 1960s, created by Hare document Islamic architecture and people and place views of North Africa, Turkey, Egypt, and Syria.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Slides are arranged by county and city or country and subject, then by Hare's use of the materials. The prints are mounted in the albums in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Ambassador Raymond A. Hare was born in 1901 in Martinsburg, West Virginia and raised in Manchester, Iowa and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. He received a B.A. from Grinnell College in 1924 and joined the Foreign Service in 1927. He retired in 1966 and throughout his career Hare served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the United Arab Republic. He also served as the director general of the U.S. Foreign Service (1956-1958) and was affiliated with the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C. as its president (1966-1969), national chairman (1969-1976), and chairman emeritus starting in 1976. As an amateur photographer, Hare documented Islamic architecture during his extensive travels in the Middle East, especially in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey. Ambassador Raymond A. Hare died of pneumonia on February 9, 1994.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Raymond A. Hare Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Raymond A. Hare, 1989.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Afghanistan -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yemen -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iraq -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Egypt -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greece -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Islamic architecture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iṣfahān (Iran) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dye coupler transparencies Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Africa, North -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Turkey -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photograph albums Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Syria -- Pictorial works Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/