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Carleton Stevens Coon Papers 1925-1980

Creator:
Coon, Carlton Stevens Jr 1904-1981  Search this
Goodenough, Ward H  Search this
Andrew, T  Search this
Correspondent:
Adelman, Frederick  Search this
Agogino, George  Search this
Andrews, Rosemary  Search this
Andrews, E. Wyllys  Search this
Angel, J. Lawrence (John Lawrence)  Search this
Arensberg, Conrad M  Search this
Bank, Theodore T  Search this
Birdsell, Joseph  Search this
Blanc, Alberto  Search this
Bowles, Gordon T  Search this
Boyd, William  Search this
Braidwood, Robert J  Search this
Brew, John Otis  Search this
Briggs, Lloyd Cabot  Search this
Brown, A.R  Search this
Browne, Gordon  Search this
Browne, Eleanor  Search this
Brozek, Josef  Search this
Burns, Nancy Genet  Search this
Burns, William  Search this
Bushong, Peggy  Search this
Cameron, George G  Search this
Canby, Joel  Search this
Canby, Kay  Search this
Canning, Robert Gordon  Search this
Cape, Joanthan  Search this
Carter, George F  Search this
Chapple, Eliot D  Search this
Chard, Chester S  Search this
Childe, Gordon  Search this
Cipriani, Lidio  Search this
Cline, Walter  Search this
Cole, Sonia  Search this
Coon, Bessie  Search this
Coon, John L  Search this
Coon, Janet Wulsin  Search this
Coon, Carlton Stevens Jr 1904-1981  Search this
Crawford, W. Rex  Search this
Crosby, Madeleine  Search this
Crozier, Louise  Search this
Crozier, William  Search this
Debetz, G  Search this
Dee, Sarah  Search this
Dockstader, Frederick J  Search this
Dosker, Caroline  Search this
Downes, Donald  Search this
Dupree, Louis  Search this
Eddy, William A  Search this
Ehrich, Robert W  Search this
El Amin, Mahmud  Search this
Eliot, Mather  Search this
Evans, Clifford Jr  Search this
Farrell, William  Search this
Fejos, Paul  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Fisher, Sydney  Search this
Ford, Henry of Knopf publishers  Search this
Furnas, J.C  Search this
Garn, Stanley Marion  Search this
Golomshtok, Eugene A  Search this
Goodale, Jane  Search this
Greulich, William  Search this
Guha, Biraja N  Search this
Gulick, John  Search this
Gundersen, Trygve  Search this
Hammel, Theodore  Search this
Hanna, Paul  Search this
Haring, Douglas  Search this
Hart, David  Search this
Haury, Emil Walter  Search this
Hencken, Hugh O'Neill  Search this
Hooton, Earnest Albert  Search this
Horton, Lee  Search this
Howard, J.C  Search this
Howard, Michael  Search this
Howe, Bruce  Search this
Howell, Clark  Search this
Howells, William W  Search this
Hunt, Edward  Search this
Johnson, Frederick 1904-1994  Search this
Kidd, Philip  Search this
Kidder, Alfred II  Search this
Kluckhohn, Clyde  Search this
Koshland, William  Search this
Krogman, Wilton M  Search this
Lasker, Gabriel  Search this
Lee, Thomas  Search this
Lockard, Derwood W  Search this
Madison, Charles  Search this
Marett, J.R. dela H  Search this
Skerlj, Bozo  Search this
Marshall, Ernest  Search this
Mather, William G  Search this
Mayr, Ernst 1904-2005  Search this
McCown, Theodore  Search this
Medino, Alberto  Search this
Messing, Simon  Search this
Ashley-Montagu, Montague Francis  Search this
Morss, Noel  Search this
Mountford, C.P  Search this
Movius, Hallam L Jr  Search this
Movius, Nancy  Search this
Murdock, George Peter 1897-1985  Search this
Naby, M  Search this
Nahon, Ralph  Search this
Narroll, Raoul  Search this
Nesbitt, Paul  Search this
Neumann, Georg K (Georg Karl) 1907-1971  Search this
Newman, Marshall Thornton 1911-1994  Search this
O'Bryan, Deric  Search this
Oakley, Kenneth Page 1911-  Search this
Oliver, Douglas L  Search this
Oppenheimer, H.L  Search this
Orr, Kenneth G  Search this
Oschinsky, Lawrence 1921-1965  Search this
Penrose, Stephen B.L  Search this
Perkins, Dexter  Search this
Pettinos, Emily  Search this
Pitman, Theodore B  Search this
Purcell, John  Search this
Putnam, Patrick  Search this
Putnam, Carleton  Search this
Putnam, Ann  Search this
Rahul, R.N  Search this
Ranov, V.A  Search this
Reed, Charles  Search this
Richardson, Frederick L.W  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Robbins, Henry  Search this
Schorger, Anne  Search this
Schorger, William Davison  Search this
Schumacher, Paul J. F  Search this
Senyurek, Muzaffer Suleyman 1915-1961 Turkish  Search this
Setzer, Henry  Search this
Shepardson, Whitney  Search this
Shihadeh, Gloria  Search this
Silverthorne, Henry  Search this
Simon, J.A  Search this
Singer, Ronald  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970  Search this
Solecki, Ralph S  Search this
Solecki, Rose L  Search this
Solheim, Wilhelm G II  Search this
Springs, L. Pittman  Search this
Stewart, T. D (Thomas Dale) 1901-1997  Search this
Stirling, Matthew Williams 1896-1975  Search this
Stone, Marshall  Search this
Stoudt, Howard  Search this
Straus, William  Search this
Strauss, Harold  Search this
Svirsky, Leon  Search this
Swift, Gloria  Search this
Tax, Sol 1907-  Search this
Thieme, Frederick  Search this
Trotter, Mildred  Search this
Vidal, Frederico Schmidt  Search this
Wadsworth, Charles  Search this
Waechter, John  Search this
Ward, Lauriston  Search this
Washburn, Sherwood Larned  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978  Search this
Wheeler, Richard M  Search this
Willey, Gordon Randolph  Search this
Wulsin, Frederick R  Search this
Syman, Leland C  Search this
Yaknov, V.P  Search this
Correspodnent:
Laughlin, William Sceva  Search this
Subject:
Chapple, Eliot D  Search this
Coon, Carlton Stevens Jr 1904-1981  Search this
Dobzhansky, Theodosius controversy over Coon's Origin of Races  Search this
Coon, John Lewis  Search this
Physical description:
101 feet
Culture:
Syrians  Search this
Yapese (Micronesian people)  Search this
Australian Aborigines  Search this
Lapp Siberian  Search this
Pygmies  Search this
Europeans  Search this
Ainu  Search this
Tiwi  Search this
Negritos  Search this
Ilongot (Philippine people)  Search this
Lapp  Search this
Albanians  Search this
Arab  Search this
Baluchi  Search this
Ethiopians  Search this
Riffians  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Notes
Correspondence
Illustrations
Maps
Physical anthropology forms
Writings
Place:
China
Korea
Japan
Taiwan
Philippines
Afghanistan
India
Thailand
Sumatra
Siberia
Maldive Islands
Jordan
Iran
Iraq
Ceylon
New Britain
Samoa
Bering Sea
Albania
Ethiopia
Arabia
Libya
Chad
Borneo
Melanesia
Polynesia
Chile
Central America
Africa
Yemen
Andaman Islands (India)
Indonesia
New Zealand
Europe
Date:
1925-1980
1930-1950
Topic:
Anthropometry  Search this
Race  Search this
Tertiary  Search this
Stone Age  Search this
Mesolithic  Search this
Neolithic  Search this
Bronze age  Search this
Iron Age  Search this
Physical anthropology  Search this
Safi pottery  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Lapp  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Committee for Islamic Culture: Minutes of Fifth Meeting

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Islamic Archives  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Notes (14 leaves), 21.7 cm. x 28 cm)
Type:
Archival materials
Notes
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
bulk November 17, 1952
1952
Scope and Contents:
The Islamic Archives, known formally as The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was an outgrowth of Myron Bement Smith's (MBS) belief that photography is an important research tool for the study of architecture. He relied on photography for his research in Italy in the 1920s and again in Iran in the 1930s. He called his personal collection of photographs, architectural sketches and materials on Iran and other Islamic countries his Islamic archives. He wanted to expand it by soliciting written and photographic material from other scholars, travellers and photographers. In 1941 the Committee on Arabic and Islamic Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) adopted Smith's idea as an official activity. It was formally titled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, but generally referred to by MBS and others as the Islamic Archives. It remained largely a personal activity of MBS and was housed at the Library of Congress where he served as a consultant. In 1949 he drafted formal articles of association creating the Committee for Islamic Culture to plan and operate the Islamic Archives and to administer a {dollar}9,000 gift that Dr. James R. Jewett of Harvard University had given to the ACLS to fund its development. Although the Committee met occasionally, MBS remained the driving force for the Islamic Archives. It was a personal passion and the focus of his professional life; he continued adding materials until his death in 1970.
According to the official minute, the committee for Islamic Culture reported the following purchase, "369,13x18cm. glass negatives; 285, 18x24cm. glass negatives; 42, 9x12cm. glass negatives, forming the Antoine Sevruguin collection, made in Persia while he was court photographer to Nasr ed-Din Shah and the succeeding Kajar rulers and including the period of the dictatorship of Riza Khan up to his coronation (1926), acquired by purchase from the American (Presbyterian) Mission, Tehran, who had them by gift from the heiress of Sevruguin, at a cost of {dollar}200.00, the packing and transport by courtesy of Professor T. C. Young."
Arrangement:
The Islamic Archives; Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information, includes information on the history, administration and correspondence related to creation and development of the Islamic Archives and the materials it contains. Myron Bement Smith gave each accession to the Archives an alphanumeric identifier. The Plain Number Series was apparently assigned to the initial acquisitions. It consists of a number followed by a letter indicating whether the material was a deposit (D), a temporary deposit (TD), a gift (G), a purchase (P) or a copy (C). These designators were used for both photographic and written materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Classical archaeologist, architect, and art historian Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970) had a life-long devotion to West Asia, accumulating some 87,000 items now in the Archives documenting Islamic art and culture from Spain to India, with an emphasis on architecture. Established in 1948 to further an appreciation for Persian art and culture, nearly seventy-five percent of Smith's "Islamic Archives" consists of his own work; the remainder obtained from other sources. One of the most significant portions of the "Islamic Archives" is the photographic material of Antoin Sevruguin, a commercial photographer in Tehran active during the 1870s to 1930. Other materials in the collection include Smith's personal and professional papers including correspondence, research files, writings, and documentation regarding his 1927-1928 Italian and 1933-1937 Iranian expeditions.
Local Numbers:
[Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 2: The Islamic Archives; Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 59; Folder 3]

FSA A.04 2.1.59.AICAminutes5
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Archives staff.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Notes
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.04 2.1.59.AICAminutes5
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref10609

Committee for Islamic Culture: Minutes of Sixth Meeting

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Islamic Archives  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Notes (15 leaves), 21.7 cm. x 28 cm)
Type:
Archival materials
Notes
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
bulk October 24, 1953
1953
Scope and Contents:
The Islamic Archives, known formally as The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was an outgrowth of Myron Bement Smith's (MBS) belief that photography is an important research tool for the study of architecture. He relied on photography for his research in Italy in the 1920s and again in Iran in the 1930s. He called his personal collection of photographs, architectural sketches and materials on Iran and other Islamic countries his Islamic archives. He wanted to expand it by soliciting written and photographic material from other scholars, travellers and photographers. In 1941 the Committee on Arabic and Islamic Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) adopted Smith's idea as an official activity. It was formally titled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, but generally referred to by MBS and others as the Islamic Archives. It remained largely a personal activity of MBS and was housed at the Library of Congress where he served as a consultant. In 1949 he drafted formal articles of association creating the Committee for Islamic Culture to plan and operate the Islamic Archives and to administer a {dollar}9,000 gift that Dr. James R. Jewett of Harvard University had given to the ACLS to fund its development. Although the Committee met occasionally, MBS remained the driving force for the Islamic Archives. It was a personal passion and the focus of his professional life; he continued adding materials until his death in 1970.
According to the official minute, the committee for Islamic Culture reported the following gift, "2, 5" x 7" photoprints and 64, 7" x 9" photoprints, purchased by him in 1928 from Sevruguin, Tehran, of scenes from Persian life, from Mr. Joseph Upton, Department of State, Washington, D.C."
Arrangement:
The Islamic Archives; Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information, includes information on the history, administration and correspondence related to creation and development of the Islamic Archives and the materials it contains. Myron Bement Smith gave each accession to the Archives an alphanumeric identifier. The Plain Number Series was apparently assigned to the initial acquisitions. It consists of a number followed by a letter indicating whether the material was a deposit (D), a temporary deposit (TD), a gift (G), a purchase (P) or a copy (C). These designators were used for both photographic and written materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Classical archaeologist, architect, and art historian Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970) had a life-long devotion to West Asia, accumulating some 87,000 items now in the Archives documenting Islamic art and culture from Spain to India, with an emphasis on architecture. Established in 1948 to further an appreciation for Persian art and culture, nearly seventy-five percent of Smith's "Islamic Archives" consists of his own work; the remainder obtained from other sources. One of the most significant portions of the "Islamic Archives" is the photographic material of Antoin Sevruguin, a commercial photographer in Tehran active during the 1870s to 1930. Other materials in the collection include Smith's personal and professional papers including correspondence, research files, writings, and documentation regarding his 1927-1928 Italian and 1933-1937 Iranian expeditions.
Local Numbers:
[Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 2: The Islamic Archives; Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 59; Folder 3]

FSA A.04 2.1.59.AICAminutes6
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Archives staff.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Notes
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.04 2.1.59.AICAminutes6
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 2: The Islamic Archives / 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information / Minutes of the Committee for Islamic Culture
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref10610

Committee for Islamic Culture: Minutes of Fourth Meeting

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Islamic Archives  Search this
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Notes (3 leaves), 21.7 cm. x 28 cm)
Type:
Archival materials
Notes
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
bulk September 15, 1951
1951
Scope and Contents:
The Islamic Archives, known formally as The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was an outgrowth of Myron Bement Smith's (MBS) belief that photography is an important research tool for the study of architecture. He relied on photography for his research in Italy in the 1920s and again in Iran in the 1930s. He called his personal collection of photographs, architectural sketches and materials on Iran and other Islamic countries his Islamic archives. He wanted to expand it by soliciting written and photographic material from other scholars, travellers and photographers. In 1941 the Committee on Arabic and Islamic Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) adopted Smith's idea as an official activity. It was formally titled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, but generally referred to by MBS and others as the Islamic Archives. It remained largely a personal activity of MBS and was housed at the Library of Congress where he served as a consultant. In 1949 he drafted formal articles of association creating the Committee for Islamic Culture to plan and operate the Islamic Archives and to administer a {dollar}9,000 gift that Dr. James R. Jewett of Harvard University had given to the ACLS to fund its development. Although the Committee met occasionally, MBS remained the driving force for the Islamic Archives. It was a personal passion and the focus of his professional life; he continued adding materials until his death in 1970.
According to the official minute, the committee for Islamic Culture reported the following vote, "That Mr. T. Cuyler Young be and hereby is empowered to purchase for the account of this Association all the remaining Segruvian photographis negatives and their catalog list from the American Presbyterian Mission, tehran, for a sum not to exceed {dollar}200.00, purchase to include any and all rights held by the original or late owners; further, that Mr. Young have the negatives packed and shipped to the Association; further, that the Association reimburse Mr. Young for all proper charges for packing and shipping charges for these negatives." and, "Mr. Young reported that the Segruvian negatives, a famous collection known to all Persian scholars, have been given by Segruvian's heiress to the American (Presbyterian) Mission in tehran with instructions that they be sold for the benefit of the Mission. The Chairman had seen part of these negatives in 1934 and had ordered prints from them. Segruvian was court photographer to Nasr al-Din Shah and his immediate successors; he accompanied the Shah on his royal progresses and recorded personages, monuments, costumes, types and manners. Prints from these negatives have been used to illustrate numerous books and articles; they form a precious record of a fast-disappearing way of life. Mr. Young said that the price asked is {dollar}200.00, which includes all the negatives on hand plus a catalog list."
Arrangement:
The Islamic Archives; Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information, includes information on the history, administration and correspondence related to creation and development of the Islamic Archives and the materials it contains. Myron Bement Smith gave each accession to the Archives an alphanumeric identifier. The Plain Number Series was apparently assigned to the initial acquisitions. It consists of a number followed by a letter indicating whether the material was a deposit (D), a temporary deposit (TD), a gift (G), a purchase (P) or a copy (C). These designators were used for both photographic and written materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Classical archaeologist, architect, and art historian Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970) had a life-long devotion to West Asia, accumulating some 87,000 items now in the Archives documenting Islamic art and culture from Spain to India, with an emphasis on architecture. Established in 1948 to further an appreciation for Persian art and culture, nearly seventy-five percent of Smith's "Islamic Archives" consists of his own work; the remainder obtained from other sources. One of the most significant portions of the "Islamic Archives" is the photographic material of Antoin Sevruguin, a commercial photographer in Tehran active during the 1870s to 1930. Other materials in the collection include Smith's personal and professional papers including correspondence, research files, writings, and documentation regarding his 1927-1928 Italian and 1933-1937 Iranian expeditions.
Local Numbers:
[Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 2: The Islamic Archives; Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 59; Folder 3]

FSA A.04 2.1.59.AICAminutes4
General:
Title and summary note are provided by Archives staff.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Notes
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.04 2.1.59.AICAminutes4
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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 2: The Islamic Archives / 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information / Minutes of the Committee for Islamic Culture
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref10611

Letter to Merrick, Mrs. Richard T., from Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 1: Papers;Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence (3 leaves), 21.7 cm. x 28 cm and smaller)
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
bulk January 26, 1937:
1937
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Katharine Dennis Smith include some biographic and personal material, but most of the material consists of her correspondence after her marriage, Boxes 56 to 58. Of particular interest are her letters about life in Iran, especially those to her long time friend Amy Schroeder and to E. Vail Stebbins, friend and handler of affairs on behalf of the Smiths while they were in Iran. She was an active participant in her husband's academic and Islamic Archives projects, Series 2. She corresponded with many of the same people, sometimes answering letters written to her husband. Her letters complement his. Her correspondence is arranged in alphabetically and includes the years for which letters are available.
Arrangement:
The Islamic Archives; Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence, includes mostly Katharine Dennis Smith correspondence after her marriage, arranged alphabetically and includes the years for which letters are available.
Biographical / Historical:
Classical archaeologist, architect, and art historian Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970) had a life-long devotion to West Asia, accumulating some 87,000 items now in the Archives documenting Islamic art and culture from Spain to India, with an emphasis on architecture. Established in 1948 to further an appreciation for Persian art and culture, nearly seventy-five percent of Smith's "Islamic Archives" consists of his own work; the remainder obtained from other sources. One of the most significant portions of the "Islamic Archives" is the photographic material of Antoin Sevruguin, a commercial photographer in Tehran active during the 1870s to 1930. Other materials in the collection include Smith's personal and professional papers including correspondence, research files, writings, and documentation regarding his 1927-1928 Italian and 1933-1937 Iranian expeditions.
Local Numbers:
[Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 1: Papers; Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence; Box 57; Folder 4]

FSA A.04 1.8.57.KDS
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.04 1.8.57.KDS
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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.4: Correspondence / Merrick, Henrieta Sands, (Mrs. Richard T.)
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref10612

Letter from Merrick, Mrs. Richard T., from Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 1: Papers; Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence (2 leaves), 14.4 cm. x 17.5 cm)
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
bulk October 3, 1936:
1936
Scope and Contents:
Myron Bement Smith (MBS) had an extensive list of friends and colleagues with whom he corresponded over the years. After 1930, when he joined the American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology, MBS acquired many new friends and contacts within the world of Islamic and Near Eastern studies and among those associated with academic foundations and funding organizations. Extensive correspondence by both MBS and his wife Katharine Dennis Smith during their stay in Iran from 1933 to1937 describes life in the ex-patriate community; contacts with foreign scholars and travellers; and interactions with Iranians. The earliest correspondence includes only letters written to MBS, but beginning in the 1930s, he and his wife kept copies of their outgoing letters as well. MBS' correspondence with his wife during their times apart contains more information about what he is doing and life around him than is included in his letters to others. Letters become fewer in the 1940s as MBS and his wife begin conducting more business and social interchange by telephone.
Arrangement:
The Islamic Archives; Series 1: Papers; Subseries 1.4: Correspondence, includes Myron Bement Smith and Katharine Dennis Smith correspondence, arranged alphabetically and includes the years for which letters are available.
Biographical / Historical:
Classical archaeologist, architect, and art historian Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970) had a life-long devotion to West Asia, accumulating some 87,000 items now in the Archives documenting Islamic art and culture from Spain to India, with an emphasis on architecture. Established in 1948 to further an appreciation for Persian art and culture, nearly seventy-five percent of Smith's "Islamic Archives" consists of his own work; the remainder obtained from other sources. One of the most significant portions of the "Islamic Archives" is the photographic material of Antoin Sevruguin, a commercial photographer in Tehran active during the 1870s to 1930. Other materials in the collection include Smith's personal and professional papers including correspondence, research files, writings, and documentation regarding his 1927-1928 Italian and 1933-1937 Iranian expeditions.
Local Numbers:
[Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 1: Papers; Subseries 1.4: Correspondence; Box 30; Folder 15]

FSA A.04 1.4.30.Merrick1936
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.04 1.4.30.Merrick1936
See more items in:
Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.4: Correspondence / Merrick, Henrieta Sands, (Mrs. Richard T.)
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref10613

Letter from Merrick, Mrs. Richard T., from Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 1: Papers; Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Sevruguin, Antoin, 1851-1933  Search this
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence (1 leaf), 14.4 cm. x 17.5 cm)
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
bulk March 11, 1937:
1937
Scope and Contents:
Myron Bement Smith (MBS) had an extensive list of friends and colleagues with whom he corresponded over the years. After 1930, when he joined the American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology, MBS acquired many new friends and contacts within the world of Islamic and Near Eastern studies and among those associated with academic foundations and funding organizations. Extensive correspondence by both MBS and his wife Katharine Dennis Smith during their stay in Iran from 1933 to1937 describes life in the ex-patriate community; contacts with foreign scholars and travellers; and interactions with Iranians. The earliest correspondence includes only letters written to MBS, but beginning in the 1930s, he and his wife kept copies of their outgoing letters as well. MBS' correspondence with his wife during their times apart contains more information about what he is doing and life around him than is included in his letters to others. Letters become fewer in the 1940s as MBS and his wife begin conducting more business and social interchange by telephone.
Arrangement:
The Islamic Archives; Series 1: Papers; Subseries 1.4: Correspondence, includes Myron Bement Smith and Katharine Dennis Smith correspondence, arranged alphabetically and includes the years for which letters are available.
Biographical / Historical:
Classical archaeologist, architect, and art historian Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970) had a life-long devotion to West Asia, accumulating some 87,000 items now in the Archives documenting Islamic art and culture from Spain to India, with an emphasis on architecture. Established in 1948 to further an appreciation for Persian art and culture, nearly seventy-five percent of Smith's "Islamic Archives" consists of his own work; the remainder obtained from other sources. One of the most significant portions of the "Islamic Archives" is the photographic material of Antoin Sevruguin, a commercial photographer in Tehran active during the 1870s to 1930. Other materials in the collection include Smith's personal and professional papers including correspondence, research files, writings, and documentation regarding his 1927-1928 Italian and 1933-1937 Iranian expeditions.
Local Numbers:
[Myron Bement Smith Collection; Series 1: Papers; Subseries 1.4: Correspondence; Box 30; Folder 15]

FSA A.04 1.4.30.Merrick1937
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04, Item FSA A.04 1.4.30.Merrick1937
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Personal Photographs, young Katharine Dennis

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Personal Photographs, Iran

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
circa 1930s
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
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Miscellaneous Sketches

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref6253

Christmas Card Design

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Bookplate Design Sketches

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Sketches, printers' marks

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.1: Biographic Materials
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref6258

Sketches, architectural details

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.1: Biographic Materials
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref6259

Acir, Tekin

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.4: Correspondence
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref6378

Bakhtiari, G.

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 18, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.4: Correspondence
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref6415

Bolles, John

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 20, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.4: Correspondence
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref6442

Collier, Nina

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 24, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1969
1946
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Cret, Paul

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.4: Correspondence
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Dana, Richard H. Jr.

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 25, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
1929
1924-1925
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Myron Bement Smith Collection / Series 1: Papers / 1.4: Correspondence
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref6531

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