Aschwin Lippe Collection
Aschwin Lippe was a research fellow and later curator in the Department of Far Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The collection includes his early research and writings on East Asian art, particularly Chinese paintings. It has substantial material on his involvement in selecting the paintings and writing the catalog for the 1961 Chinese Art Treasures Exhibition. He later shifted his research focus to medieval Indian sculpture. The collection includes journals kept during several years of field research in India as well as his extensive photo-documentation of Indian temples and religious sculpture.
Milo Beach collection, Samuel Bourne Photographs
1 Print (albumen from wet collodion negative, 23 x 29 cm.)
This collection consists of three photographic prints, mounted on board, by Samuel Bourne: I. Albumen print from wet collodion negative, 24 x 29 cm., circa 1870, signed on the plate with the catalog number 1340. Penciled in the lower right corner "Kutab Minar with the Great Arch and From the West - Delhi". Photo depicts …
Volkmar Wentzel Papers
Papers, 1947-1994, of photographer and author Volkmar Kurt Wentzel, regarding a two year survey conducted for the National Geographic Society during 1946-1947, to visually document caves, temples, and sculpture of India, including: his typescript draft (photocopy), [after 1946], written for the National Geographic Magazine on the Ajanta and Ellora temples; a proof, 1953, of …
Still Prints of Asia: View of a Temple Complex, India, circa 1860s-1870s
One albumen print, circa 1860s-1870s, of a view of a temple complex in India. A black ink inscription in the lower left corner reads "Trickaleecoondrum", probably Tirukalikundram, Tamil Nadu. Blindstamped "Frith's Series"
Louise Cort films of Temple Potters of Puri
Full film record shot of the Kumbhar Bisoi potters serving the Jagarnath Temple in Puri, India. Documentation includes: the preparation, distribution, and use of the sacred food of the Jagarnath Temple; the process of producing pots in which this food is cooked and distributed; and the annual festival of the …
Thomas Daniell Collection
1 Item (pencil and ink wash on paper (73 x 46 cm.))
Collection consists of two items: 1. "Oriental Scenery, Vol. 5. Hindoo Excavations in the Mountain of Ellora, near Aurungabad, in the Decan." Atlas folio, 77 x 59 cm., bound in contemporary quarter roan over marbled boards, with 24 hand-colored aquatints by James Wales under the direction of Thomas Daniell and an engraved aquatint title page …
Notes and correspondence of William Temple Hornaday
Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937
Collection of William Temple Hornaday's notes and correspondence, chiefly relating to his travels, his publications, and his collecting of wild animals. Includes lists of Hornaday's expenses and animals collected on an expedition to Borneo in 1878 for Henry A. Ward, with addendum dated 1933; correspondence from Albert N. Theobald, Charles Theobald, and Wm. Theobald of the Theobald Brothers firm of taxidermists in Mysore, south India (1906-1919); letters from Norman W. Mumford of Boston, Mass. (1920), G.W. Beardsley of the Evening Herald Co., Binghamton, N.Y. (1909), and Mortimer Osborne Bigelow, Capt. 8th U.S. Cavalry, Fort Huachuca, Arizona (1909), and a letter from Hornaday and his wife Josephine to Wm. Sarre[?] (1934).
Curt Maury Papers
The Curt Maury papers, dating from 1953 to circa 1985, measure 12.7 linear feet and include writings and notes for planned and published books; travel files and expense ledgers for trips to India; photograph ledgers; and extensive photographs and slides of India.
Lynn McLaren Slides of India
A set of original 35mm color slides, photographed in India in the 1960s by photojournalist Lynn McLaren (1922-2008). Subjects include people, street scenes, and temple and domestic architecture. Images from photo assignments include Nehru's funeral pyre, the Queen of Sikkim, and traditional Indian actors.
Edited film was made with the intention of showing the old and the new of India and the people, their customs and beliefs. Filmed in wide screen the film includes Bombay, Madras, Mahabalapuram (rock hewn temples and the Hill of the Holy Eagles), Mysore, Bangalore, Madura, Bhubaneshwar, Konarak, Darjeeling, Taj …