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Dates:
1912-1914
Level:
series
Collection ID:
FSA.A.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A brief series on the American School of Archaeology in China of which Charles Lang Freer was a major key player in its founding. This series contains correspondence relating to the school's set up and function, articles surrounding its foundation, and the first set of meeting minutes.

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Dates:
1912-1914
Level:
file
Collection ID:
FSA.A.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Dates:
1913
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Collection ID:
FSA.A.01
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Dates:
1913
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file
Collection ID:
FSA.A.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Dates:
1890-1929
Size:
57.93 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (104 document boxes) (2 half document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (oversize materials)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 45
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the growth and management of the Smithsonian from 1890 to 1929. Of special interest is the Institution's entry into the field of the fine arts through the creation of the National Gallery of Art and the Freer Gallery of Art. The Smithsonian continued to pursue a wide variety of other interests as well. Thus, the...

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Creators:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942
Dates:
1923-1934
Size:
20 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

An associate curator and associate in archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art from 1922 to 1942, the collection of Carl Whiting Bishop (1881-1942) document his Gallery-sponsored travels to China from 1923 to 1934 and include an unpublished manuscript describing his archaeological research in China; line drawings; rubbings; maps; note cards; and nearly 4,000 glass and film negatives with corresponding original silver prints. These document his expeditions in northern and central China, illustrating archaeological sites in Henan, Shanxi, and Hebei provinces. Specific digs include the large neolithic site at Wanquan, Shanxi, and sixth century C.E. tombs near Fenyin. Additional images show Chinese cityscapes, daily life and customs, topography, temples, pagodas, caves, and sculpture.

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Creators:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919
Dates:
1876-1931
Size:
131 Linear feet (29 architectural drawings)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.01
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The personal papers of Charles Lang Freer, the industrialist and art collector who founded the Freer Gallery of Art. The papers include correspondence, diaries, art inventories, scrapbooks of clippings on James McNeil Whistler and other press clippings, and photographs.

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