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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1903-1947
Size:
150 Linear feet (circa 30,000 items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

An outstanding scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. This collection documents Herzfeld's excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.

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Creators:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970
Blake, Marion Elizabeth
Dates:
circa 1910-1970
Size:
192 Linear feet
Collection ID:
FSA.A.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.

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Creators:
Seherr-Thoss, Hans Christoph, Graf von, 1918-
Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P.
Dates:
circa 1960-1968
Size:
4 Linear feet (approximate: 1250 items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2001.15
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Photographs and negatives of Sonia P. and Hans C. Seherr-Thoss. Mounted and unmounted color slides, transparencies, black and white negatives, mounted prints, contact sheets, and a photograph, circa 1960-1968. The majority of images, taken by Hans C. Seherr-Thoss, appear in their publication, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, published by the, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1968. Countries depicted are Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

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Creators:
Vever, Henri, 1854-1942
Dates:
1867-1932
Size:
2.5 Linear feet (circa 35 items)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1988.04
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

The papers of Parisian jeweler and art collector Henri Vever (1854-1942) include six diaries; a ledger of his art acquisitions; original oil paintings by Vever; and photographs. The materials document Vever's circle of friends, patrons, and other art collectors in turn-of-the-century Paris.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1982-1985
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 02-196
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of film, videotape and audio elements documenting "Mirror of Kings: Tales from Kalila Wa Dimna," a film that premiered in 1982 in conjunction with "Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks" an exhibition at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Kalila WA Dimna was a popular book in the ancient ...

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1978-2008
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-114
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records created during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1979-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. Exhibitions documented include "African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme;" "The Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World;" ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
1984-1991, 1995-1998, 2003
Size:
10 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-081
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of videotapes created during the production of "Smithsonian World," an educational television series that explored people, ideas, and events that shape world culture, blending art, science, history, and the humanities to create an exciting harmony among disciplines. The production was narrated by historian David G....

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Creators:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux, 1923-
Dates:
1965-1979
Size:
1.75 Linear feet (200 Prints: black & white; 2 contact sheets: black & white; 481 Negatives (photographic): black & white)
Collection ID:
FSA.A2002.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

A collection of black and white prints and negatives of Islamic monuments taken by former ambassador Richard B. Parker. The collection includes 200 prints and 481 negatives. The images document Islamic architecture throughout Algeria, Cairo, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Spain.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1984-1999
Size:
8.69 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 01-180
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of materials created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting exhibition planning and production, including "Chinese Scholar's Studio: Artistic Life in the Late Ming Period," "Rise to Power: Art of Ancient Japan," "Timur and the Princely Vision," "Yani: The Brush of Innocence," "Crushed ...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Dates:
1968-2013
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-093
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of a reference set of Ars Orientalis, a peer-reviewed, annual volume of scholarly articles on the art and archaeology of Asia, the ancient Near East, and the Islamic world that is jointly published by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the University of Michigan, Department of the History of...

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