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Richard B. Parker Photographs of Islamic Monuments 1965-1979

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Creator:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux 1923-
Physical description:
681 items
Type:
Photographic prints
Collection descriptions
Negatives
Place:
Cairo (Egypt)
Algeria
Fès (Morocco)
Marrakech (Morocco)
Meknès (Morocco)
Morocco
Rabat-Salé (Morocco)
Syria
Jordan
Date:
1965
1965-1979
Notes:
Richard Bordeaux Parker was born on July 3, 1923, in the Philippines where his father was stationed in the United States Army. He earned a Bachelors of Science in General Science and a Masters of Science in Citizenship Education from Kansas State University. After serving as an infantry soldier during World War II, Parker joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1949. His first tour was spent in Sydney, Australia. He then focused his career on the Middle East, holding a number of posts in Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. In addition, Parker served as ambassador to Algeria (1974-1977), Lebanon (1977), and Morocco (1978-1979.) Fluent in Arabic, he has written/edited seven books to date on subjects concerning the Middle East. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 1981 and became the editor of, The Middle East Journal, from 1981 through 1987. In addition to his diplomatic career, Parker taught at the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, and Lawrence University. He served as the first president of the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training from 1986-1989. He is also a member of several organizations including the Advisory Council on Near East Studies at Princeton University, the American Academy of Diplomacy, the Cosmos Club, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Middle East Institute. In June, 2004, he received the American Foreign Service Association's lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy award. Richard B. Parker is married with four children and lives in Washington, D.C.
Summary:
The Amb. Richard B. Parker Photographs contains 200 black and white prints, 481 black and white negatives, and two black and white contact sheets of Islamic monuments in Algeria, Cairo, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Spain. The Morocco series in the largest in the collection covering four cities. Photographs from Cairo span the years 1965-1968. All other photographs span the years 1970-1979. Originally, the negatives and prints were housed together. Although the negatives are now housed separately from the prints, they are grouped in the original order. All prints are in original order. Most of the photographs have been annotated and/or dated by the creator.
Cite as:
Amb. Richard B. Parker Photographs, 1965-1979. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C. Gift of Ambassador Richard B. Parker, 2002
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Local number:
FSA A2002.06
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Uncle Sam in Barbary : a diplomatic history / Richard B. Parker

Author:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux 1923-
Physical description:
xxviii, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Africa, North
Date:
2004
C2004
Tripolitan War, 1801-1805
War with Algeria, 1815
1783-1815
Notes:
"An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."
Contents:
Algiers -- The Deys -- First steps -- The crisis begins -- Things get worse: the Mathurins, John Paul Jones, Barclay, Humphreys, and the Portuguese truce -- Negotiations at last -- Money problems -- Tripoli, Tunis, and Morocco -- Relevance -- Return of the natives
Topic:
History
Foreign relations
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

A practical guide to Islamic monuments in Morocco / by Richard B. Parker

Author:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux 1923-
Physical description:
181 p., [63] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
Morocco
Date:
1981
C1981
Notes:
Includes index.
Published under the sponsorship of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Topic:
Architecture
Islamic architecture
Call number:
723.3 .P31
NA1590.P3 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

A practical guide to Islamic monuments in Cairo / by Richard B. Parker and Robin Sabin

Author:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux 1923-
Sabin, Robin
Physical description:
xix, 91 p., 16 leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Egypt
Cairo
Date:
1974
Notes:
Includes index.
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Islamic architecture
Call number:
723.3 .P3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Islamic monuments in Cairo : a practical guide / Richard B. Parker, Robin Sabin

Author:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux 1923-
Sabin, Robin
Williams, Caroline (Caroline H.)
Physical description:
334 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo (Egypt)
Date:
1985
Notes:
Rev. and enl. ed. of: A practical guide to Islamic monuments in Cairo. 2nd rev. ed. 1981.
Includes index.
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Islamic architecture
Description and travel
Guidebooks
Antiquities
Call number:
DT145.P37 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Islamic monuments in Cairo

Author:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux 1923-
Sabin, Robin
Williams, Caroline (Caroline H.)
Parker, Richard Bordeaux 1923- Practical guide to Islamic monuments in Cairo
Physical description:
312 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Guidebooks
Place:
Egypt
Cairo
Cairo (Egypt)
Date:
1993
C1993
Notes:
Rev. and enl. ed. of: A practical guide to Islamic monuments in Cairo. 2nd rev. ed. 1981.
Includes index.
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Islamic architecture
Antiquities
Call number:
DT145 .P37 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

Minutes, 1846-

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents
Subject:
Fillmore, Millard 1800-1874
Taylor, Zachary 1784-1850
Taney, Roger Brooke 1777-1864
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
8.20 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1846
1846-
Notes:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice-President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the Cabinet; the Mayor of Washington; and the Commissioner of the Patent Office. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877; and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice-President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and nine citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of citizen-Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice-President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead; and the office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.
Summary:
These records are the official, edited minutes of the Board, compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board. Manuscript minutes exist for the period from 1846 to 1856, and after 1891. Only printed versions exist for the years from 1857 to 1891.
Topic:
Museum trustees
Museums--Administration
Local number:
SIA RU000001
See more items in:
Minutes 1846-2007 [Smithsonian Institution Board of Regents]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Baird's Atlas

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Author:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Physical description:
Number of Images: 149; Color: Color; Size: 10w x 12h; Type of Image: Book; Medium: Paper
Type:
Book
Paper
Date:
1850s - 1870s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887), ornithologist, was the first director of the United States National Museum (USNM) and second Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1878-1887).
Summary:
A book filled with lists of the names of correspondents interleaved with atlas pages. The names are broken up geographically and were correspondents of Spencer F. Baird, second Smithsonian Secretary. Many of the correspondents listed in the book collected and donated natural history specimens to the Smithsonian.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-069, Box 1, Folder: 1
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Maps
Collectors and collecting
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2014-01441 through SIA2014-01527
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

A - M

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Collection name:
Frederick William True Papers, circa 1886-1910
Physical Description:
1 field book
Physical Location:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Sublocation:
Box 2 Folder 9
Record type:
Fieldbook record
Object Type:
Field notes
Correspondence
Receipts (financial records)
Timetables
Place:
Virginia
Potomac
Maryland
Patuxent
Canada
Nomini Cliffs
United States
Chesapeake Beach
Date Range:
1886-1908
Start Date:
18860425
End Date:
19081110
Abstract:
Correspondence, notes, drawings, expense documents, news clippings, and ferry and rail time tables are arranged alphabetically by either correspondent or scientific name of specimen. There appears to be no specific rule which determines where a particular item is filed, and correspondence with individuals is often filed by scientific name. This collection division includes material on the collection and description of specimens, professional correspondence on fossil whales, and information on collecting localities. Some items of note include a geological cross section of Calvert formation at Chesapeake Beach, Maryland; 5-page list of Miocene fossil specimens from Virginia and Maryland, noting location, scientific name, and additional geographical information, and news clippings discussing the construction of a rail line through Washington DC/Maryland area. Specimen collecting locations include Virginia (along the Potomac and Nomini Cliffs), Maryland (Chesapeake Beach, Patuxent River), and Canada. There are numerous references to Cretacean and whale fossils.
Topic:
Miocene
Cetaceans
Mammalogy
Paleontology
Accession #:
SIA RU007181
Access Information:
Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu.
See more records from this collection:
Frederick William True Papers, circa 1886-1910
See more records associated with this person:
True, Frederick William, 1858-1914
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
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