Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A2013.04
Creators:
Bekker, Sarah
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
44 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Dr. Sarah Bekker was a noted scholar, author, and lecturer on Asian art, with special interests in Thai art and the peoples and art of Burma. The Collection is in two parts: the papers of Dr. Bekker and other scholars, and the slides taken by her and used for her lectures. The majority of slides relates to her study of Thai art, with many photos taken during her residence in Bangkok when her husband, Dr. Konrad Bekker, was stationed there in the late 1960s with the U.S. State Dept. She traveled and photographed widely throughout Asia during that time and until her death in 2013.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Several boxes of papers
Arrangement
Several boxes of slides

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sarah McInteer Bekker was born April 28, 1923, in Meade County, KY. In 1944 she received a B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and in 1946 an M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Her doctoral thesis, "The Burmese Concept of Anade: Its Function and Meaning in Interpersonal Relations" was submitted to George Washington University in 1963. Her professional work included scholarly articles, book reviews, and slide lectures and presentations at Asian art focused organizations throughout the US and abroad. Dr. Bekker conducted study tours for the Smithsonian Institution and other organizations. She died in Washington DC on April 1, 2013.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2013.04

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift, 2013.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Burma Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thailand Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Slides (photographs) Type 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/