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Creators:
Kermin, A
Dates:
circa 1920s
Size:
1 Book
Collection ID:
FSA.A2011.02
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

One snakeskin boumd photography album containing 73 photomechanical reproductions of landscapes, mosque architecture, family portraits, street scenes, and bazaar snapshots. There are a limited number of aerial photographs, credited to the RAF.

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Creators:
Glessner, J. C. (Jefferson Carlyle), 1895-1962
Dates:
circa 1928-1957
Size:
Film reels (1 hour 51 minutes, black-and-white color silent positive; 1600 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1981.03
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Footage shot in Mesopotamia (Iraq) while Glessner worked as a missionary for the United Mission. Indigenous peoples filmed include the Iraq Bedouin, Yezidi, Kurds, Arabs, and Turkamen. Documentation covers a wide range of daily subsistence and domestic, ceremonial, and religious activities including: outdoor church services, animal husbandry (sheep...

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Creators:
Thomas, Winifred Smeaton, 1903-1987
Dates:
1927-1980
bulk 1932-1935
Size:
2.5 Linear feet (8 boxes)
Collection ID:
NAA.1996-13
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Winifred Smeaton Thomas (1903-1987) was an anthropologist whose main focus was the Near and Middle East, particularly Iraq where she lived from 1932 to 1935. Her papers largely document her time in Iraq and include her work on the Field Museum Anthropological Expedition in 1934, writings about her time in Iraq, and her doctoral studies at University of Chicago. The collection includes writings and publications, correspondence, field diaries, photographs, passports, and notes from Thomas's time as a doctoral student and later as a professor.

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Creators:
Mercer, Herbert
Dates:
1916-1926
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
NASM.2008.0029
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Herbert Mercer served with the United Kingdom's Royal Flying Corps (Royal Air Force) from 1916 until 1945, and was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, in the early 1920s. While there, he photographed a variety of aircraft that were either stationed in Iraq or Egypt or landing there for refueling. This collection contains eleven photographs taken by Mercer in Iraq and Egypt.

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Creators:
Solecki, Ralph S.
Solecki, Rose L.
Dates:
1904-2018
bulk 1951-1999
Size:
107 Linear feet
Collection ID:
NAA.2016-29
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

The papers of Ralph S. and Rose L. Solecki, 1904-2017 (bulk 1951-1999) primarily document their archaeological excavations and subsequent analysis of Near East sites including Shanidar Cave and Zawi Chemi Shanidar in northern Iraq; Yabroud, Syria; and Nahr Ibrahim and El Masloukh, Lebanon primarily during the 1950s-1980s. The papers also include their work at other sites throughout the Near East and North America and files relating to the professional careers at the Smithsonian Institution, Columbia University, and Texas A and M University. The collection consists of field notes, data and analysis, manuscript drafts, publications, corrrespondence, illustrations and maps, photographic prints, negatives, slides, and recorded film.

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Creators:
Stewart, T. D. (Thomas Dale), 1901-1997, interviewee
Dates:
1975, 1986
Size:
14 audiotapes (Reference tapes). 27 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies).
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9521
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program ...

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Creators:
Howrath, Anthony
Koff, David
Dates:
1972
Size:
Film reels (black-and-white sound; 50,000 feet, 16mm)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1990.13
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Outtakes from PEOPLE OF THE WIND, a feature length documentary which was released in 1976. Film follows the annual migration of the Babadi tribe led by Chief Jafar Qoli (a group of Bakhtiari people of southern Iran) across the Zagros range. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context an...

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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:
Hare, Raymond A.
Dates:
1930s -1960s
Size:
6 Linear feet (2300 photographs)
Collection ID:
FSA.A1989.03
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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.

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Creators:
Longcope, Janet, ca. 1886-1974
Dates:
1954-1971
Size:
600 Mounted prints (circa 600 mounted prints, silver gelatin)
4,000 Color slides (circa)
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.75-26
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Photographs made by Janet Longcope during trips to countries around the world. They depict landscapes, buildings, markets, dances, agriculture, arts and crafts, ceremonies, children, cooking, musicians, and transportation. Locations depicted include Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Easter Island, Egypt, Et...

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