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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
2005-2007
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and production of Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery exhibitions during the tenure of Director Julian Raby. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries;" "In the Beginning: Bibles Befor...

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
Dates:
1990-1992, 1997-1998, 2000, 2003-2010
Size:
3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-344
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of condition reports for objects and artwork, primarily incoming loans for exhibitions. Materials also include correspondence, treatment reports, agreements, object lists, object images, packing lists, floor plans, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Creators:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Development and Membership
Dates:
circa 1983-2008
Size:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 15-087
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the publicity of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and their exhibitions, events, and activities in the media. Materials primarily include clippings. Materials also include press releases, brochures, audio recordings, fact sheets, media reports, and related materials. Som...

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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:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Department of Education
Dates:
1985-2014
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 17-089
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the planning and development of educational activities, workshops, special events, and other educational programs at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. In approximately 2007, the department was renamed Education and Public Programs, but it reverted back to the Department ...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
circa 1935-1978
Size:
14000 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm)
30000 Slides (photographs) (color)
80,000 Photographic prints (b&w, 25 x 20 cm. or smaller.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This collection is comprised of photographic and manuscript materials, primarily created by Eliot Elisofon to document his travels and work. The images portray many aspects of African life and culture including agriculture, wildlife, archaeology, architecture, art and artisans, children, cityscapes and landscapes, leaders, markets, medicine, recreation, ritual and celebration, and transportation. The manuscript materials include correspondence, essays, clippings, puobligations, notes, research, and itineraries.

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