These papers were created by museum director, administrator, and writer Laurance Page Roberts. The bulk of the collection is study material on Asian art originating from school course work during the 1930s. There are several notebooks filled with notes taken during lectures, several contain mounted photographs of Asian art works from public collections with descriptions. There are also 13 photos of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat.
Biographical / Historical:
Laurance Page Roberts (1907-2002) was an art historian and art administrator in New York, Rome, and Philadelphia. Roberts worked as Curator of Near and Far Eastern Art (1934-1938), then Director (1938-1942) at the Brooklyn Museum. He later went on to be Director of the American Academy in Rome (1946-1959).
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Asian American Arts and Media, Inc. (Washington, D.C.) Search this
0.01 Linear feet (1 folder)
Scope and Contents:
Asian American Arts and Media, Inc., collection, which dates from 1982 to 1997 and measures .01 linear feet, documents an early era of Asian American art activism in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The collection includes flyers, photo postcards, clippings and newsletters, which highlight the organizations' activities aimed "to promote more positive and realistic images of Asian Pacific Americans through the arts and humanities, and to develop a greater appreciation ans awareness of Asian Pacific American art forms." Among the holdings is a program book from the first Annual Asian American Film Festival cosponsored by Gold Mountain Radio Collective and the Organization of Pan Asian American Women, Inc.
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