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Richard B. Parker Photographs of Islamic Monuments 1965-1979

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
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Local number:
FSA A2002.06
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
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
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
Topic:
History
Foreign relations
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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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
Topic:
Architecture
Islamic architecture
Call number:
723.3 .P31
Notes:
Includes index
Published under the sponsorship of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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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
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Islamic architecture
Call number:
723.3 .P3
Notes:
Includes index
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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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
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Islamic architecture
Description and travel
Guidebooks
Antiquities
Notes:
Rev. and enl. ed. of: A practical guide to Islamic monuments in Cairo. 2nd rev. ed. 1981
Includes index
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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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
Topic:
Islamic antiquities
Islamic architecture
Antiquities
Call number:
DT145 .P37 1993
Notes:
Rev. and enl. ed. of: A practical guide to Islamic monuments in Cairo. 2nd rev. ed. 1981
Includes index
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Baird's Atlas

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
Topic:
Maps
Collectors and collecting
Natural history
Standard number:
SIA2014-01441 through SIA2014-01527
Restrictions:
No restrictions
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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