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Richard B. Parker Photographs

Creator:
Parker, Richard Bordeaux, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
1.75 linear feet (200 Prints: black & white; 2 contact sheets: black & white; 481 Negatives (photographic): black & white)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Jordan
Syria
Algeria
Fès (Morocco)
Cairo (Egypt)
Morocco
Rabat-Salé (Morocco)
Marrakech (Morocco)
Meknès (Morocco)
Date:
1965-1979
Summary:
A collection of black and white prints and negatives of Islamic monuments taken by former ambassador Richard B. Parker. The collection includes 200 prints and 481 negatives. The images document Islamic architecture throughout Algeria, Cairo, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, and Spain.
Scope and Contents of the Collection:
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.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into six series: Series 1: Algeria,1972-1974; Series 2:Cairo, 1965-1968; Series 3:Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan,1977-1978; Series 4:Morocco, 1970-1979; Series 5:Spain, 1970-1972; and Series 6: Miscellaneous.
Biography of Ambassador Richard B. Parker:
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.
Related Materials:
Other collections housed in the archives documenting Islamic monuments include: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs, the Seherr-Thoss Photographs, and the Lionel Bier Architectural Drawings.
Provenance:
Ambassador Richard B. Parker donated this entire collection in 2002.
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.
Rights:
The archives is open by appointment only, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Archives is closed on all federal holidays.
Topic:
Islamic antiquities  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Negatives
Citation:
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
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.06
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2002-06

Tarentola mauritanica

Expedition:
African Mammal Project: Morocco  Search this
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Rabat, 17 km SW of, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Phyllodactylidae
Published Name:
Tarentola mauritanica
Other Numbers:
Field Number : MOR 14
USNM Number:
196420
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Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6315566

"Bufo" mauritanicus

Expedition:
African Mammal Project: Morocco  Search this
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Rabat, 17 km SW of, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae
Published Name:
"Bufo" mauritanicus
Other Numbers:
Field Number : MOR 12
USNM Number:
346808
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6215284

Natrix maura

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Rabat, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
16 Jun 1962
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Natricinae
Published Name:
Natrix maura
USNM Number:
162296
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6305917

Natrix maura

Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Rabat, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
16 Jun 1962
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Natricinae
Published Name:
Natrix maura
USNM Number:
162297
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6305918

Natrix maura

Expedition:
African Mammal Project: Morocco  Search this
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Rabat, 11 km E of, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
21 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Natricinae
Published Name:
Natrix maura
Other Numbers:
Field Number : MOR 27
USNM Number:
196472
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Amphibians & Reptiles
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6315618

"Bufo" mauritanicus

Expedition:
African Mammal Project: Morocco  Search this
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Rabat, 17 km SW of, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae
Published Name:
"Bufo" mauritanicus
Other Numbers:
Field Number : MOR 11
USNM Number:
196375
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Amphibians & Reptiles
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6315521

"Bufo" mauritanicus

Expedition:
African Mammal Project: Morocco  Search this
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Rabat, 11 km E of, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
21 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Bufonidae
Published Name:
"Bufo" mauritanicus
Other Numbers:
Field Number : MOR 26
USNM Number:
196376
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Amphibians & Reptiles
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6315522

Hyla meridionalis

Expedition:
African Mammal Project: Morocco  Search this
Preparation:
Ethanol
Place:
Rabat, 11 km E of, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
21 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Anura Hylinae
Published Name:
Hyla meridionalis
Other Numbers:
Field Number : MOR 25
USNM Number:
196389
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Herpetology Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_6315535

Crocidura russula yebalensis

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
H. W. Setzer  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Soricomorpha Soricidae Crocidurinae
Published Name:
Crocidura russula yebalensis
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 6531
USNM Number:
470580
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7349643

Crocidura russula yebalensis

Microhabitat Description:
Coastal scrub  Search this
Collector:
R. E. Vaden  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rabat, 15 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
21 Jan 1970
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Soricomorpha Soricidae Crocidurinae
Published Name:
Crocidura russula yebalensis
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 5022
USNM Number:
470587
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7349650

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
M. G. Hearst  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 106
USNM Number:
472224
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351287

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
L. W. Robbins  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 1787
USNM Number:
472225
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Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351288

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
L. W. Robbins  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Female
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 1788
USNM Number:
472226
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351289

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
L. W. Robbins  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Female
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 1789
USNM Number:
472227
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Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351290

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
L. W. Robbins  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 1790
USNM Number:
472228
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Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351291

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
L. W. Robbins  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 1791
USNM Number:
472229
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Mammals
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351292

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
L. W. Robbins  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Female
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 1792
USNM Number:
472230
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Mammals
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351293

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
D. A. Schlitter  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Male
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 1161
USNM Number:
472231
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Mammals
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351294

Gerbillus sp.

Microhabitat Description:
Rocky outcrop in coastal dunes  Search this
Collector:
D. A. Schlitter  Search this
Preparation:
Skin
Skull
Sex:
Female
Place:
Rabat, 17 Km SW, Rabat-Sale, Morocco, Africa
Collection Date:
15 Oct 1969
Taxonomy:
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae Gerbillinae
Published Name:
Gerbillus sp.
Accession Number:
285605
Other Numbers:
Mammals Field Number : 1162
USNM Number:
472232
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Mammals
Vertebrate Zoology
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_7351295

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