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Owen M. Lynch papers

Creator:
Lynch, Owen M., 1931-2013  Search this
Extent:
132 Sound recordings
43 Linear feet (83 boxes.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Photographs
Correspondence
Electronic records
Manuscripts
Field recordings
Field notes
Place:
India -- Social life and customs
Agra (India)
Date:
1945-2012
Summary:
The papers of Owen M. Lynch (1931-2013) contain his research and fieldwork on marginalized castes in India, and in particular highlight his work among the Dalits, or Untouchables, in Agra. The collection consists of field notes, surveys, interviews, maps, drawings, manuscript notes and drafts, language materials, subject files, day planners, correspondence, university papers, conference symposium and panel materials, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, and electronic records.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Owen M. Lynch document his research and field work in India, and in particular highlight his work among the Dalits in Agra. The collection consists of field notes, surveys, interviews, maps, drawings, manuscript notes and drafts, language materials, subject files, day planners, correspondence, university papers, conference symposium and panel materials, photographs, sound recordings, video recordings, and electronic records. The Munda Languages Project was Lynch's first fieldwork experience in India and focused on the Nihali and Nahali languages. His subsequent research focused on the Dalits in Agra, the Dharavi slums of Mumbai, the Chaube Brahmans in Mathura, and the Radhavallabhi sect in Brindaban. This research is represented well in his field notes, photographs, and sound recordings.

Lynch also kept extensive subject files on numerous Indian issues which contain significant material on the Dalits, Indian economics and politics, and related researchers. There is a small amount of Lynch's university papers from both his time as a student and as a professor. His student material includes reading notes, his student papers, and dissertation proposal. His university papers are chiefly course and lecture notes. The bulk of the photographs are from Lynch's fieldwork, primarily from Agra and Mumbai. Included are photos of slums in Agra and Mumbai, shoemakers in Agra, weddings, ceremonies, conferences, and parades. There are also prints used in his first book The Politics of Untouchability. The presentation slides are thematically arranged sets of photographs, presumably used for course lectures or conference presentations. The majority of the sound recordings are from fieldwork in Agra in 1994-1995, and include lectures, interviews, conference recordings, and songs.
Arrangement:
The Owen M. Lynch papers are arranged into 13 series:

2. Research, 1956-2006

3. Subject Files, 1953-2012

4. University, 1951-2010

5. Writings, 1963-2005

6. Writings By Others, circa 1950-2003

7. Correspondence, 1947-2010 and undated

8. Professional Activities, 1977-2004

9. Biographical, 1945-2007

10. Ephemera, circa 1990-circa 2000

11. Photographs, circa 1940s-circa 2009 and undated

12. Sound Recordings, 1962-2006

13. Video Recordings, circa 2000-circa 2011

14. Electronic Records, circa 1980-2011
Biographical Note:
Chronology

1931 -- Born on January 4 in Flushing, New York

1956 -- B.A., Fordham University

1962-1964 -- Fieldwork: Munda Languages Project, Madhya Pradesh, India

1964-1964 -- Fieldwork: Dalits in Agra, India

1966 -- Ph.D. in anthropology, Columbia University

1966-1969 -- Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton

1966-1986 -- Seminar Associate, Columbia University Seminars

1969-1973 -- Associate Professor, State University of New York at Binghamton

1970-1971 -- Fieldwork: Squatters in Mumbai, India

1974-2003 -- Charles F. Noyes Professor Emeritus of Urban Anthropology, New York University

1978-1984 -- Senior Research Associate, Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University

1980-1982 -- Fieldwork: Pilgrimage and Chaube Brahmans in Mathura, India

1988-1989 -- Fieldwork: Radhavallabhi Sect in Brindaban, India

1994-1995 -- Fieldwork: Dalits in Agra, India

2013 -- Died on April 26 in Boston, Massachusetts

Owen M. Lynch was an anthropologist and scholar with New York University who was noted for his pioneering work with the Dalits, or Untouchables, in India. He was born in 1931 in Flushing, New York. He earned his bachelor's degree from Fordham University (1956) and his Ph.D in anthropology from Columbia University (1966). He began his teaching career in 1966 as an assistant professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He became the Charles F. Noyes Professor Emeritus of Urban Anthropology at New York University in 1974 where he remained until his retirement in 2003.

His first fieldwork experience was with the Munda Languages Project in Madhya Pradesh, India, in 1962. His involvement with the project centered around work with the Nihali and Nahali languages. In 1963, he began fieldwork among the Dalits in Agra. He worked with the Jatavs, many of whom were shoemakers. This fieldwork would evolve into his dissertation, and form the basis for his first book The Politics of Untouchablility, published in 1969. He continued to study the Dalits and other marginalized peoples in India, including the Dharavi slums in Mumbai, Chaube Brahmans in Mathura, and the Radhavallabhi sect in Brindaban. He wrote extensively about the impact of Dalit leader B.R. Ambedkar, as well as the intersections of Buddhism, politics, and economics within India and the Dalit community.

Lynch was active in numerous anthropological associations. Among other professional appointments, he served on the editorial boards of South Asian Social Scientist (1984-1987), the Association of Asian Studies (1973-1977), and the International Journal of Hindu Studies (1997-2013); he was chair of the South Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (1985-1988) and president of the Society for Urban, National and Transnational Anthropology (1996-1998). He was also involved with groups such as the Volunteers in Service to India's Oppressed and Neglected (VISION), and was an active participant on conference panels and symposiums. He retired from teaching in 2003, and died in 2013.

Source consulted:

Friedlander, Eva 2014 Owen M. Lynch (1931-2013). American Anthropologist. 116(4): 898-900.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Owen Lynch's niece, Maureen Murphy, in 2013.
Restrictions:
Some material related to scholarship applications, job applications, and doctoral applications and defenses are restricted and not available for access. Restriction dates are noted in the container listing.

Access to the Owen M. Lynch papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Buddhist pilgrims and pilgrimages  Search this
Urban anthropology  Search this
Caste -- India  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Ambedkar, B.R.  Search this
Untouchables  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Dalits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Electronic records
Sound recordings
Manuscripts
Field recordings
Field notes
Citation:
Owen M. Lynch papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.2013-11
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Owen M. Lynch papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-2013-11

Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection

Donor:
Cohen, Henry, Reverand  Search this
Ahlborn, Richard E., 1933-2015  Search this
Harris, Michael  Search this
Deinard, Ephraim  Search this
Adler, Cyrus, 1863-1940  Search this
Luchs, Leopold  Search this
Lipkowitz, Sylvia E.  Search this
Marks, Michael Neil  Search this
Marks, Cara Goldberg  Search this
Howland, S. S.  Search this
Hartogensis, Henry S.  Search this
Krauss, S., Father  Search this
Kantrowitz, J.H.  Search this
Neeman, Zipora  Search this
Sulzberger, Mayer, 1843-1923  Search this
Sulzberger, S.  Search this
Extent:
22 Cubic feet (32 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Eulogies
Etchings
Lithographs
Letters
Ketubahs
Greeting cards
Prayers
Photographs
Petitions
Manuscripts
Posters
Poems
Proclamations
Prints
Sermons
Sukkah decorations
Wills
Envelopes
Betrothal contracts
Calendars
Receipts
Amulets
Divorce records
Engravings
Certificates
Deeds
Place:
Russia
Palestine
Syria
Slovakia
Crimea
France
India
Israel
Germany
Holland
Italy
Date:
1639-1980
Scope and Contents:
The collection is a compilation of gifts from numerous donors, of documents relating to Judaism in numerous countries and the United States. Documents include betrothal contracts, bills of divorcement, eulogies, memorial plaques, candle labels, Jewish calendars, sukkah decorations, certificates of ritual slaughter, prayers, poems, sermons, and other types of documents.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Historical Note:
The Judaica Collection at the Smithsonian is the oldest of its type in the United States. The archival collection is comprised of various documents, prints, sukkah decorations, marriage contracts, and memorial candle labels from Europe and the Middle East. The bulk of the collection was transferred in the 1960's to the National Museum of History and Technology (later, the National Museum of American History). A portion of the collection (artifact-related) still resides in the National Museum of Natural History. For a detailed description of items found in the collection see Cohen Grossman, Grace and Richard Ahlborn. "Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model." Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, Number 52, 1997.

The first Judaica collections were acquired by the Smithsonian specifically for the World's Columbian Exposition in 1890. The next large Judaica collection was acquired in 1902 with the purchase of a torah case and Sukkah ornaments from Ephraim Deinard, bibliophile, Hebrew author and independent book dealer. A native of Latvia, Deinard immigrated to the United States in 1888. By 1913, Deinard had amassed a large collection of Judaica from Europe and the Middle East. He eventually deposited, between 1920 and 1927, almost 600 objects to the Smithsonian. The collection remained on loan until 1955 when Deinard's heirs donated the collection. It was 10 years later with the opening of the National Museum of History and Technology (National Museum of American History), that there was a renewed interest in collecting Judaica objects. A small number of Judaica objects have been acquired since then. The archival collection is housed at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Related Materials:
Cohen Grossman, Grace and Richard Ahlborn. "Judaica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model." Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, Number 52, 1997.

See: https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/2452
Separated Materials:
This collection has related artifacts in the Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life).
Provenance:
The collection was donated by the following donors:

J.H. Kantrowitz.,Purchase,1889; Mrs. S. Sulzberger, Gift; Leopold Luchs, Gift; Dr. Cyrus Adler ,Gift; Mayer Sulzberger, Purchase; Rev. Henry Cohen, Gift.,1897; William Wesley and Son, Purchase; Father S. Krauss, Gift.,1902; S.S. Howland, Bequest.,1902; Ephraim Deinard, Purchase.,1902; Mrs. Simon Kann,Gift.,1920; Henry S. Hartogensis,Gift,1920; Ms. L. Lieberman,Gift,1924; Ephraim Deinard,Gift; Cara Goldberg Marks, Michael Neil Marks.,Gift; Michael Harris, Gift, 1982; Richard E. Ahlborn,Gift, 1986; Sylvia E. Lipkowitz, Gift, 1987; and Neeman, Zipora,Gift, 1988.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jewish funeral rites and ceremonies  Search this
Jewish mourning customs  Search this
Art, Jewish  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Jews -- Social life and customs  Search this
Judaism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Eulogies
Etchings
Lithographs
Letters
Ketubahs
Greeting cards
Prayers
Photographs -- 19th century
Petitions
Manuscripts
Posters
Poems
Proclamations
Prints
Sermons
Sukkah decorations
Wills
Envelopes
Betrothal contracts
Calendars
Receipts
Amulets
Divorce records
Engravings
Certificates
Deeds
Citation:
Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection, 1639-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1160
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Division of Cultural History Judaica Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1160
Online Media:

Records of the Vijayanagara Research Project

Creator:
Fritz, John  Search this
Mitchell, George  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Physical description:
10.25 linear feet
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
India
Vijayanagar (India)
Karnataka (India)
Date:
1981-1989
Topic:
History  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_230291

Holiday postcard with poem

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 21.59 cm
Object Name:
postcard
Place made:
United States: California, Berkeley
Depicted:
India
Date made:
December 2003
Subject:
Christmas  Search this
Holidays and Celebrations, general  Search this
Mail  Search this
ID Number:
2008.3017.19
Catalog number:
2008.3017.19
Accession number:
2008.3017
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-ee6e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1372043

Song of India; Yes Indeed!

Recording artist:
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra  Search this
Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra  Search this
Maker:
RCA Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Other Terms:
sound recording; 78 rpm
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Camden
Date made:
1944
Subject:
Music  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert J. Walter
ID Number:
1981.0566.191
Accession number:
1981.0566
Maker number:
20-1550
P146
Catalog number:
1981.0566.191
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sound Recordings
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-db37-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_668437
Online Media:

Artificial Leg patent model

Maker:
Parmelee, Dubois D.  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall, as stored: 3 1/4 in x 9 3/8 in x 10 1/8 in; 8.255 cm x 23.8125 cm x 25.7175 cm
overall: 17 cm x 8 cm; 6 11/16 in x 3 5/32 in
Object Name:
artificial leg
leg, prosthetic, patent model
Object Type:
Patent Model
Date made:
1863
Patent date:
1863-02-10
ID Number:
1978.0273.07
Accession number:
1978.0273
Catalog number:
1978.0273.07
Patent number:
37637
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Industry & Manufacturing
Work
Health & Medicine
Patent Models
Family & Social Life
Invention and the Patent Model
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-33fc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_210912
Online Media:

Brown and cream striped day dress from the Civil War era

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Manufactured by:
India Rubber Comb Company, 1854 - 1890  Search this
Subject of:
Black Fashion Museum, American, 1979 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
cotton cloth with vulcanized rubber buttons
Dimensions:
H x W (flat): 53 3/4 × 29 1/4 in. (136.5 × 74.3 cm)
Type:
dresses
Date:
1865-1875
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Fashion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane
Object number:
2007.3.34
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Black Fashion Museum Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd516bdcf3d-6412-432c-af85-4d009b2593e6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2007.3.34
Online Media:

Curt Maury Papers

Creator:
Maury, Curt  Search this
Extent:
12.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Dye coupler transparencies
Place:
Gujarat (India)
Karnataka (India) -- Social life and customs
Kerala (India)
Maharashtra
Rajasthan (India)
India
Date:
1953-circa 1985
Summary:
The Curt Maury papers, dating from 1953 to circa 1985, measure 12.7 linear feet and include writings and notes for planned and published books; travel files and expense ledgers for trips to India; photograph ledgers; and extensive photographs and slides of India.
Scope and Contents:
The Curt Maury papers, dating from 1953 to circa 1985, measure 12.7 linear feet and consist of writings and notes for planned and published books; travel files and expense ledgers for trips to India; photograph ledgers; and extensive photographs and slides of India.

The collection was created by Maury primarily in preparation for an unpublished book to be titled, "India's Folk Tradition as the Mirror of Mankind's Religious History." Materials include manuscript and typescript drafts and notes for this book, as well as for published book, Folk Origins of Indian Art (1969). Travel files include printed maps of India, Maury's sketched map outlines of cities in India, and five travel expense ledgers. Photographic materials consist of black and white prints and slides depicting Indian folk art, including religious artifacts and structures, and Indian cultural activities and surroundings. Nine photograph ledgers describe images and locations of photographs and slides with roll and image number.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Writings and Notes, circa 1960s-circa 1970s [3.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-5, 7-11]

Series 2: Travel Files, 1953-1975 [0.4 linear feet; Box 5, 1 OV Folder]

Series 3: Photographic Material, circa 1960-circa 1985 [8.5 linear feet; Boxes 6, 12-44]
Biographical note:
Curt Maury (1909-1989) was a writer, social services administrator, and scholar of Indian art. He was born in Germany, earned a PhD in German Literature from the University of Vienna in 1935, and immigrated to the United States in 1939. While pursuing a literary career through the publication of novels, plays, and poems, Maury developed an interest in India, which he visited many times from the 1950s through the 1970s. He conducted research on Indian folk art, and kept extensive photographic records.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives after Curt Maury's death in 1989 by his brother, Hans Tischler.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions Department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Art, Hindu  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Cave temples  Search this
Taj Mahal (Agra, India)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1950-1960 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin
Dye coupler transparencies
Citation:
Curt Maury Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Mr. Hans Tischler.
Identifier:
FSA.A1989.05
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Curt Maury Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1989-05
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Helena M. Weiss Papers

Creator::
Weiss, Helena M., 1909-2004  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Picture postcards
Scrapbooks
Books
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Color photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.) -- Social life and customs
Thailand
Nepal
India
Date:
1908-1993
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the personal papers of Helena M. Weiss and documents her life in Washington, DC, her family, and her work and colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution, such as Ray S. Bassler and E. O. Ulrich. Also documented are Weiss' trips to Thailand, Nepal, and India. Of particular note is a scrapbook containing images of Weiss' family, friends, colleagues, and travel. Materials include correspondence, clippings, awards, brochures, publications, picture postcards, a scrapbook, and images.
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Brochures
Picture postcards
Scrapbooks
Books
Color transparencies
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white negatives
Color negatives
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-184, Helena M. Weiss Papers
Identifier:
Accession 12-184
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Helena M. Weiss Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa12-184

Productions

Topic:
Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden (Documentary film : 1991)
Gardens of the Mughal Empire (Proposed documentary film)
Gardens of the Mughal Empire (Website)
Creator::
Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Extent:
11.3 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes) (15 11x17 D1 videocases)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Place:
Japan -- Social life and customs
Shalamar Garden (Lahore, Pakistan)
South Asia
Date:
1990-1992, 1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Dream Window: Reflections on the Japanese Garden." This video was produced in 1992 by Executive Producers Paul B. Johnson and Toshio Murayama, Senior Producer Laura T. Schneider, and Co-producer John W. Hiller in association with Kajima Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha and presented by WETA-TV, Washington, D.C. The video allows viewers to experience the secrets of Japanese gardens and their influence on Japanese society today and features both traditional and contemporary Japanese gardens including those of the legendary Moss Temple of Saihōji, Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyū), Tenryū-shi, the Ken Domon Museum of Photography (Domon Ken Kinenkan), and Sogetsu Hall. The video won an Emmy. Materials include interpositives, mixes, masters, sound reels, interviews, film transfers, dubs, edited master, and related materials. Also included are camera rolls for "Gardens of the Mughal Empire," a proposed video that evolved into an interactive on-line exhibition (http://www.mughalgardens.org/intro.html) that recreates and studies the Shalamar Gardens of Lahore, Pakistan and in India and the rest of South Asia in their cultural contexts.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Web sites  Search this
Gardens -- India  Search this
Flower arrangement, Japanese -- Sōgetsu school  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-277, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 06-277
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-277

Still Prints of Asia: The Delhi Durbar

Creator:
Bourne and Shepherd  Search this
Names:
Durbar (Delhi, India)  Search this
Extent:
5 Prints (albumen, unmounted, images 24 x 28 cm. or smaller.)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Prints
Photographs
Albumen prints
Place:
India -- Social life and customs
India -- Delhi -- Delhi
Date:
circa 1903
Scope and Contents:
Five albumen prints from the studio of Bourne and Shepherd, circa 1903. Each blind stamped "Bourne & Shepherd" in the lower right corner. One print has the inscription "The Delhi Durbar, which took place at Delhi, India. In honor of the crowning of King Edward." written across the top in black ink.
Arrangement:
One oversized folder.
Biographical / Historical:
Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd were British photographers active in India in the mid-to-late 19th century. Bourne's career began with his arrival in Calcutta in 1863. In Simla, he formed a partnership with two established photographers, Shepherd and Howard (likely William Howard). Howard soon left, and within a few years, Bourne & Shepherd had become the most successful firm in the subcontinent, with their work widely distributed throughout India and in Britain. Two additional studios were opened in Calcutta (1867) and Bombay (1870). Bourne departed in 1870 and was replaced as principal photographer by Colin Murray. Shepherd returned to England in 1879. The firm changed ownership numerous times in the early 20th century and currently operates under the same name in Calcutta -- perhaps the oldest photographic studio still in operation.
"Durbar" is a Moghul term which came to be applied to the great ceremonial gatherings held in Delhi and other locations during the time of the British Empire, usually for the purpose of showing loyalty to the crown. The Delhi Durbar, translated as "Court of Delhi," refers to three such gatherings held at Coronation Park, Delhi , in 1877, 1903 and 1911, to celebrate the coronation of a new King and Queen of the United Kingdom. Organized by Lord Curzon, the Delhi Durbar of 1903 was by all accounts a truly dazzling two-week spectacle of pomp and pageantry, commemorating the ascension of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as Emperor and Empress of India.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1999.04
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Albumen prints
Identifier:
FSA.A1999.04
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1999-04
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Hughes French India Company School Drawings

Creator:
Hughes, Thomas L., Mr.  Search this
Extent:
32 Items (39 x 25 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
India -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
India -- Description and Travel -- views
India -- Union Territory
Date:
[1840?]
Scope and Contents:
The circumstances of creation are unknown for these watercolor drawings depicting Tamil men and women in various trades and activities. These ethnographic studies may have been rendered by a local Indian artist of the Pondicherry area of South India on commission for a French official or merchant. The name "Company School" has been attached to suggest the similarity between these drawings and those typically commissioned by the East India Company, especially during the early 18th century. The regularity of size and shape and numbering of the sheets would seem to indicate that these drawings may have been used to illustrate a bound monograph. Captions are in French. Several sheets are watermarked "J. Whatman. Balston & Co." with dates 1822-1825.
Arrangement:
Organized by subject.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1993.10
Provenance:
Donated by Thomas L. Hughes 1984-1985, the French India Sackler Study Collection was transferred to the Archives from the Sackler Gallery Study Collection on December 13 and 22, 1993.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Drawing, Indic  Search this
Tamil (Indic people)  Search this
Ethnology -- India  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Citation:
French India Company School Drawings. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Thomas L. Hughes, 1984-1985.
Identifier:
FSA.A1993.10
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1993-10
Online Media:

Concepts of person : kinship, caste, and marriage in India / edited by Ákos Östör, Lina Fruzzetti, and Steve Barnett ; contributors, Ákos Östör ... [et al.]

Author:
Östör, Ákos  Search this
Fruzzetti, Lina  Search this
Barnett, Steve 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Congresses
Place:
India
Date:
1982
Topic:
Kinship--Congresses  Search this
Marriage customs and rites--Congresses  Search this
Caste--Congresses  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GN635.I4 C68 1982X
GN635.I4C68 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_148848

Divine passions : the social construction of emotion in India / edited by Owen M. Lynch ; contributors, Peter Bennett ... [et al.]

Author:
Lynch, Owen M. 1931-  Search this
Bennett, Peter  Search this
Physical description:
x, 312 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Congresses
Place:
India
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Ethnology--Congresses  Search this
Emotions--Congresses  Search this
Love--Religious aspects--Hinduism--Congresses  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GN635.I4D58 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_390530

Indian popular painting in the India Office Library / Mildred Archer

Author:
India Office Library  Search this
Archer, Mildred  Search this
Subject:
India Office Library  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 196 p., [38] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
India
Date:
1977
Topic:
Miniature painting, Indic  Search this
Art, Indic  Search this
Folk art  Search this
In art  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
759.954 .A832
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862423

The autobiography of an unknown Indian, by Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Author:
Chaudhuri, Nirad C. 1897-1999  Search this
Subject:
Chaudhuri, Nirad C. 1897-1999  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 506 p. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Place:
India
Date:
1968
1968 [c1951]
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_742952

Art and material culture in the paintings of Akbar's court / Som Prakash Verma

Author:
Verma, Som Prakash 1942-  Search this
Akbar Emperor of Hindustan 1542-1605  Search this
Aligarh Muslim University Department of History Centre of Advanced Study  Search this
Physical description:
xxxviii, 150 p., [40] leaves of plates : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
India
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Miniature painting, Mogul Empire  Search this
Courts and courtiers in art  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Court and courtiers  Search this
Call number:
759.954 .V36
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_859648

Bulletin / Madras Government Museum

Title:
Madras Government Museum bulletin
Author:
Government Museum (Chennai, India)  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. : ill. (some sol.), maps ; 22 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
India
Date:
1894
1907
1894-1907
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
GN635.I4 B93
GN635.I4B93
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_415969

The architecture of a Deccan sultanate : courtly practice and royal authority in late medieval India / Pushkar Sohoni

Author:
Sohoni, Pushkar  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 289 pages : illustrations, map, plans ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
India
Maharashtra
Deccan
Maharashtra (India)
Ahmadnagar (Kingdom)
Date:
2018
Topic:
Architecture--History  Search this
Monuments--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102069

Indian life and people in the 19th century : company paintings in the Tapi Collection / J.P. Losty ; with an introduction by John Keay

Author:
Losty, Jeremiah P.  Search this
Subject:
TĀPI Collection (Surat, India)  Search this
Physical description:
200 pages : illustrations (colour), 1 map (colour) ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
India
Surat
Date:
2019
19th century
Topic:
Company painting  Search this
Society in literature  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102071

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