The Journal ends at Salami, just before Herzfeld reached Mashhad. From Bombay to Mashhad via Kabul, Sistan (Kūh-i Khwāja and Shahristān), Kuhistan (Birjand, Khargird). Journal No.II which would cover the stay in Mashhad and the trip to Tehran via Sangbast, Nishapur, Sabzevar, Damghan, Bistam, Radkan and Simnan is not in the Archive.
- FSA A.6 01.06, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-85", provides an account of Herzfeld's visits (December 1924 and January 1925) to museums in Bombay and Delhi (India), Kabul (Afghanistan), Karrachi and Peshawar (Pakistan), as well as an account of an expedition (January 25, 1925 to March 21, 1925) from Zahedan, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan (Iran), to Salami (Iran), a village south of Mashhad (Iran) in the province of Khorasan. During this trip which ultimately led him to Tehran (Iran), Herzfeld visited Kuh-i Khwaja (Iran), Shahristan (Iran), Birjand (Iran), Qa'In (Iran), and Khargird (Iran). Finally, many historical notes are to be found throughout the diary.
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Afghanistan - Ostpersien I, 1924-1925"
- Taxila (Pakistan): Sketch of temple and tower, October 14-15, 1924, (pp. 1-2).
- Peshawar (Pakistan): Sketch of gray stone dish, "Opferschale", November 16, 1924, (pp. 2-3).
- Kabul (Afghanistan): Notes on objects in Museum, including Korans. Sketch of turban and cap on figures from Kafiristan, December 1, 1924, (pp. 4-6).
- Shahristan (Iran): Description of ruins "more a large fortress, than a city". Believes to be pre-Islamic city "Rāmshehrestān". Sketch: plan of fortress (p.22); plan of domed building (p.23); pottery shapes (pp.25-26); plan of another domed building (p.26), February 11-14, 1925, (pp. 19-27).
- Baghdad (Iraq): Khan Ortuma, 1923, (p. 20).
- Qasimabad (Iran): Notes on tower, inscription etc. Sketch: knotted character of Kufic script (p.37), February 15-16, 1925, (pp. 35-38).
- Bishapur (Iran): Returned from Qasimabad, January 1, 1925, (p. 38).
- Bishapur (Iran): Again at Kuh-i Khwaja, February 25, 1925, (p. 70).
- Kaleh-i dukhtar (near Ribāt-i Safīd) (Iran): Sketch of fire-temple at Kale-i dukhtar, also plans of fire-temples at Hatra, Shahristan, Qasr-i Shirin, Farrashband, Kuh-i Khwaja and Samarra, February 25, 1925, (pp. 70a-71).
- Khunik (Iran): Types of domed house construction in Sistan. Sketch: plans and elevations of typical examples, March 5, 1925, (p. 102).
- Neh (Iran): Sketch of vertical windmill, March 5, 1925, (p. 103).
- Personal comments, speculations on the great political events of the past 100 years; and appeals for the recognition of culture, knowledge and art as the bases of civilization, February 25, 1925, (pp. 104-108).
- Qa'in (Kuhistan, Iran): Mosque inscription of Qādī Shams al-dīn al-Qārāni, c. 770 H., March 9, 1925, (p. 119).
- Birjand (Kuhistan, Iran): Notes on types of house plans and domes between Birjand and Dastgird. Sketches of plans, March 9, 1925, (pp. 119-121).
- Sehdeh (Kuhistan, Iran): Notes on Ismailite fortresses in area, March 13, 1925, (p. 126).
- Abuzar (Kuhistan, Iran): Ruins of Ismaili fortress with shrine, March 15, 1925, (pp. 130-131).
- Abuzar (Kuhistan, Iran): Notes on fortress. Sketch: section of plan of fortress, March 15, 1925, (pp. 130-131).
- Qa'in (Kuhistan, Iran): Notes on mosque, March 15, 1925, (p. 134).
- Khargird (Iran): Detailed notes on Nizāmiyya mosque and Ghiyāthiyya madrasa. Sketch: section plan of mosque (p.138); Ghiyāthiyya inscriptions (p.139); tile panel of madrasa (p.141); painted tile (p.142); door inscription of madrasa (p.143), March 20-21, 1925, (pp. 137-143).
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Diary of Expedition from Kabul (Afghanistan) to Mashhad (Iran)
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Travel Journals were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928) for eight travel journals. For some reason, Upton has given this journal an accession number related to the series he created for the notebooks (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.), probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, N-85
FSA A.6 03.085
FSA A.6 01.06
- Additional information from staff reads, "Only part of the handwritten text of the Journal in German was transliterated and reviewed by Ernst Herzfeld's former collaborator, Friedrich Krefter, with the assistance of his wife, Maria Krefter. Please contact the Archives for digital access to the transliterated copy."
Collection is open for research.
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An interview of Mary Lee Hu conducted 2009 March 18-19, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Hu's home and studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Hu speaks of growing up outside Cleveland, Ohio; her early interest in making objects; attending the Lawrence Art Center camp in Kansas at the age of 16 where she first experimented with metals; her like of working with tools in order to create something; taking metal smith classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art during high school; attending Miami University in Ohio for two years followed by two years an Cranbrook Academy of Art; working as a TA with L. Brent Kington at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale; her collaborative work in both textiles and metals while at Carbondale which lead to her first experimentation in weaving silver wire; creating a body of work for her Master's thesis in which all the pieces were woven wire; various works, their origins, when, where and why they were created, including her Neckpiece, Choker, Bracelet, Brooch and Ring series; her aesthetic interest in patterns, line and positive/negative space; a limited interest in and use of color in her work; the transition from silver to gold wire; a progressively larger interest in the history of jewelry and body adornment which eventually became a lecture at the University of Washington, where she taught for 26 years; numerous trips around the world to countries such as China, Tibet, Nepal, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia; a strong interest in ethnic and native jewelry/body adornment practices; the various purposes which jewelry can serve in society; her involvement with the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Council; her technique based teaching practices; the role that modern technology plays in teaching, learning, and making jewelry; the lack of support and funds for metals programs in universities around the country; her library, which includes aver 2,000 books about the history of jewelry and body adornment; her collection of jewelry from around the world; her want to create beautiful and functional jewelry; the public and private aspects to jewelry and it's role in museums; current projects and the importance to maintain interest of metals in younger generations. Hu also recalls Gary Turner, Hans Christensen, Otto Dingeldein, Heikki Seppä, Hero Kielman, Phil Fike, Patti Warashina, Gary Noffke, Elliott Pujol, Chonghi Choo, Daphne Farafo, Vicki Halper, Ron Ho, Miye Matsukata, Alma Eikermann, Mark Baldridge, Kurt Matzdorf, Eleanor Moty, Fred Fenster, John Marshall, James McMurray, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Mary Lee Hu (1943- ) is a metalsmith in Seattle, Washington. Smith was educated at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Southern Illinois University. She teaches at the University of Washington.
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 8 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 43 min.
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
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