Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
150 Linear feet (circa 30,000 items)
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.