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Ettinghausen, Richard

Collection Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. Department of Anthropology  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Some materials are restricted.

Access to the Department of Anthropology records requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Department of Anthropology Records, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Department of Anthropology records
Department of Anthropology records / Series 16: Division of Archaeology / 16.2: Correspondence / E
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Esmerian - Ettinghausen

Collection Creator:
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1942-1967
Scope and Contents note:
Esmerian, Ralph O.

Ettinghausen, Richard
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Erwin Panofsky papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The donor, Gerda Panofsky, owns copyright, where applicable.
Collection Citation:
Erwin Panofsky papers, 1904-1990 (bulk dates 1920-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Erwin Panofsky papers
Erwin Panofsky papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Colleagues, Scholars, Students and Other Individuals
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Myron Bement Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Names:
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-1949  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Kuban, Dogan  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Former owner:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
192 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Scope and Contents:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. The papers include some biographic material about Myron but little about his wife. Information on his academic and professional experience is sketchy and his diaries and appointment books often contain only sporadic entries. The papers contain substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Correspondence comprises the largest and most potentially useful part of the papers. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester, NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime.

The Islamic Archives, formally entitled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Most of the latter consists of photographs and slides. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture. The core collection of the Archives consists of Smith's original photographs and architectural sketches of Iranian Islamic monuments made during his field research in the 1930s. He meticulously photographed the interior and exterior of monuments, including their decorative detail. Some of the photographic materials subsequently loaned, purchased, or donated to the Archives may enable scholars to document sites over time but in many cases the materials are poorly preserved or reproduced. A notable exception to this is the glassplate negatives and prints of 19th century Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 major series with further subseries. A third series inventories the outsized and miscellaneous materials.

Series 1: Papers

Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials

Subseries 1.2: Professional Experience

Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books

Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 1.6: Italy Research 1925, 1927-1928

Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937

Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Series 2: The Islamic Archives

Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information

Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials Iran

Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials Other Islamic World and General

Subseries 2.4: Myron Bement Smith Architectural Sketches, Plans and Notes, Iran, 1933-1937

Subseries 2.5: Myron Bement Smith Iran Photographs, Notebooks and Negative Registers

Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File

Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection

Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides

Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File

Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives

Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives

Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

Series 3: Outsize and Miscellaneous Items

Subseries 3.1: Map Case Drawers

Subseries 3.2: Rolled Items

Subseries 3.3 Items in Freezer

Subseries 3.4 Smithsonian Copy Negatives
Biographical Note:
Myron Bement Smith was born in Newark Valley, New York in 1897 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He died in Washington D.C. in 1970. He showed an early interest in drawing, and after graduation from high school, he worked as a draftsman for a Rochester architect. He served in the US Army Medical Corps in France during World War I and on return again worked as an architectural draftsman. He studied at Yale University from 1922 to 1926, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During summer vacations, he worked as draftsman or designer for architectural firms in New York City. After graduation, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant and spent two years in Italy doing research on northern Italian brick and stone work. He used photography as an tool for his research and published several well-illustrated articles. On return he joined an architectural firm in Philadelphia and in 1931 became a registered architect in New York. He enrolled in Harvard University graduate school in 1929 pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In April 1930, Smith was appointed Secretary of the newly created American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology founded by Arthur Upham Pope and located in New York City. He had no prior academic or work experience in Islamic art or architecture, and his job entailed designing publications, arranging lectures, organizing exhibitions and fund raising. That summer he arranged an independent study course at Harvard University on Persian art and subsequently studied Persian language at Columbia University and attended graduate courses at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. His work and academic credentials enabled him to compete successfully for a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 1933 to study Iranian Islamic architecture.

Accompanied by his new bride Katharine Dennis, Smith left for Iran in 1933. They suffered a horrendous motor vehicle accident in Iraq en route and required a lengthy recuperation in Lebanon and Cyprus. The Smiths eventually arrived in Isfahan, Iran, where they established their "Expedition House," as Smith called it, in a rented faculty house at Stuart College. Smith's research consisted of meticulous photographic documentation of Islamic monuments and architectural sketches and drawings of many of them. He concentrated on the Isfahan area but also documented monuments elsewhere in Iran. Smith outfitted his station wagon as a combination camper and research vehicle in which he and his staff traveled widely. Katharine sometimes traveled with him but generally she remained in Isfahan managing the household and logistics for the "expedition." The Smiths left Iran in 1937.

Smith published several articles about Iran's Islamic monuments based on his field research and in 1947 completed his PhD thesis for The Johns Hopkins University on the vault in Persian architecture. His professional career from 1938 until his death in 1970 consisted of a series of temporary academic positions, contract work and government or academic sponsored lecture tours and photographic exhibits. He had a long lasting relationship with the Library of Congress where he served as an Honorary Consultant from 1938 to 1940 and again from 1948 to 1970; from 1943 to 1944 he was Chief of the Iranian Section at the Library. Despite his lack of published material, Smith was well-known among academic, government and private citizens who worked, traveled or were otherwise interested Iran and the Islamic world.

Smith developed an extensive network of professional and social contacts that dated from his early student days and increased markedly during his time at the Persian Institute and later in Iran. He kept in touch with them and they touted him to others who were interested in Iran or Islamic art and architecture. This network served him well in realizing his ambition of creating a resource for scholars that relied on photographs to document Islamic architecture. The Islamic Archives began with his own collection of photographs from his Iran research and grew to include all manner of photographic and other materials not only on the Islamic world but also other areas. Creating and managing the Archives became the main focus of Smith's professional life and career. In 1967 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to revise his PhD thesis as a publishable manuscript but died before he could complete it.
Related Materials:
The Antoin Sevruguin Photgraphs

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Lionel B. Bier Drawings

Lionel D. Bier and Carol Bier Photographs
Provenance:
Gift of Myron Bement Smith
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Turkey  Search this
Iran-description and travel  Search this
Iran-History 20th Century  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Middle East  Search this
Iran-social life and customs  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Architecture -- Iran  Search this
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
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Myron Bement Smith Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-04
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Ettinghausen, Richard

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944-1947
1938
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
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Ettinghausen, Richard

Collection Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Collection Source:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Container:
Box 56, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1970-1971
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 / 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-04-ref7245

Ettinghausen, Richard and Elizabeth, 1951,1954

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Container:
Box 69, Folder 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
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John Alexander Pope Papers
John Alexander Pope Papers / Series 6: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1988-01-ref1631

Personnel Photographs: Ettinghausen, Richard

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-007, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Special Events, Photographs
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Photographs
Photographs / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-007-refidd1e362

Richard Ettinghausen Papers

Creator:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Extent:
20 Feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection including working papers of Etthinghausen. There are also many photographs of metal work, manuscripts, and paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Richard Ettinghausen (1906-1979) was a German born and educated scholar of Islamic history and art history. Educated at University of Frankfurt, he emmigrated to the United States in 1938. He taught at a number of institutions including the University of Michigan before joining the Freer Gallery of Art in 1944 where he became chief curator. Ettinghausen's extensive publications and exhibitions touched on many facets of Iranian art history contributed greatly to field.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2002.07
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Art, Islamic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Identifier:
FSA.A2002.07
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2002-07
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Agency history, 1944-1991

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Near Eastern Art  Search this
Subject:
Atıl, Esin  Search this
Lowry, Glenn D  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Islamic Near Eastern Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Curatorial - Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Director  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
Middle East
Date:
1944
1944-1991
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, Islamic  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00317
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228163

Photographs, 1920s-1980s

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Cahill, James 1926-2014  Search this
Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst 1887-1970  Search this
Pope, John Alexander 1906-1982  Search this
Atıl, Esin  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Lawton, Thomas 1931-  Search this
Lodge, John Ellerton 1876-1942  Search this
Stern, Harold P  Search this
Wenley, A. G (Archibald Gibson) 1898-1962  Search this
Newmeyer, Sarah  Search this
Ripley, Mary Livingston  Search this
Akihito Emperor of Japan 1933-  Search this
Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah King of Nepal d. 1972  Search this
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon) 1913-2001  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
1 linear meter
Culture:
Portraits  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1920
1920-1989
1920s-1980s
Local number:
SIA RU401004
Restrictions & Rights:
These records are located in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217665

Tiny fragment picked up on the site by R. Ettinghausen

Medium:
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Type:
Ceramic
Origin:
China
Date:
19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Accession Number:
FSC-P-48
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye385a5fd26-94ab-4d73-8377-a33f13879860
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-P-48
Online Media:

Persian miniatures in the Bernard Berenson collection / R. Ettinghausen

Author:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Berenson, Bernard 1865-1959  Search this
Physical description:
[40] pages, XII leaves of plates : 12 mounted color illustrations ; 35 cm
Type:
Specimens
Place:
Iran
Date:
1961
Topic:
Miniature painting  Search this
Illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Call number:
759.956 .B37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862599

Chinese Influences on Iznik Pottery: A Reexamination of an Old Problem

Author:
Pope, John A.  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1972
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_102182

Paintings of the sultans and emperors of India in American collections

Author:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
[35] p. mounted illus. (part col.) 35 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
India
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Miniature painting, Indic  Search this
Painting  Search this
Kings and rulers  Search this
Call number:
ND3247 .E8X
759.954 .E82
ND3247.E8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_9357

7000 years of Iranian art. / Circulated by the Smithsonian Institution: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, 1964-1965

Author:
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Porada, Edith 1912-1994  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
183 p. : ill. (part col.), map (on lining papers) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1964
1964]
Topic:
Art, Iranian  Search this
Call number:
709.55.P25 W
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_843430

Islamic art and architecture 650-1250 / Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina

Author:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Grabar, Oleg  Search this
Jenkins, Marilyn 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 344 p. :: ill. (some col.), maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Islamic Empire
Date:
2001
Topic:
Islamic art  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Architecture, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
N6260 E79 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_856079

Richard Ettinghausen, Feb. 5, 1906-Apr. 2, 1979 : in memoriam, Apr. 18, 1979, Princeton University Chapel & May 21, 1979, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author:
Princeton University  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Subject:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : 1 port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
Call number:
709.18 .R5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_857265

An Umaiyad pound weight

Author:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
p. 73-76 : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1939
Call number:
389 .E8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858110

The "snake-eating stag" in the East / [by] Richard Ettinghausen

Author:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
p. 272-286, 4 plates ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Topic:
Islamic art  Search this
Symbolism  Search this
Call number:
398.4 .E81
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858204

Inscription on the caravanserai at Yazd-i Khwāst / by Richard Ettinghausen

Author:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Physical description:
p. 568-572 ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1939
Call number:
491.51 .E8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858256

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