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Carl Whiting Bishop Collection

Creator:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Names:
Bishop, Carl Whiting, 1881-1942  Search this
Tung, Kuang-zung.  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Wenley, A. G. (Archibald Gibson), 1898-1962  Search this
Extent:
20 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Photographic prints
Manuscript
Place:
China
Date:
1923-1934
Summary:
An associate curator and associate in archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art from 1922 to 1942, the collection of Carl Whiting Bishop (1881-1942) document his Gallery-sponsored travels to China from 1923 to 1934 and include an unpublished manuscript describing his archaeological research in China; line drawings; rubbings; maps; note cards; and nearly 4,000 glass and film negatives with corresponding original silver prints. These document his expeditions in northern and central China, illustrating archaeological sites in Henan, Shanxi, and Hebei provinces. Specific digs include the large neolithic site at Wanquan, Shanxi, and sixth century C.E. tombs near Fenyin. Additional images show Chinese cityscapes, daily life and customs, topography, temples, pagodas, caves, and sculpture.
Scope and Contents:
The professional papers and official records of Carl Whiting Bishop include his unpublished two-volume manuscript, [not before 1940]; and photographs, nearly 4,000 images, 1915-1934; and undated. These materials document over a twenty-five year period in the course of Bishop's research and archaeological activities. They were retained at the Freer Gallery of Art after Bishop's death in 1942, and were supplemented with an addition received in 1956 from his widow Daisy Furscott Bishop.

The manuscript was prepared in a typescript format, over 421 pages of text, with photographic illustrations, and completed by Bishop sometime after 1939. Properly titled Archaeological Research in China 1923-1934, this unpublished manuscript constituted a field report that chronicled Bishop's Gallery-sponsored expeditions in northern and central China during the period 1923 to 1934. The reader is provided with a record of the day-to-day operations completed, of obstacles and opposition encountered, and the results obtained from their work. Key diplomatic and scientific representatives from the West and China are recorded who aided and contributed to the investigations. Moreover, there are descriptions of the academic, social and political climate in China during a period of civil war and economic strife. Against this background, Bishop also discussed their efforts in view of the history of China, with commentary on the country's geography, topography, climate, flora and fauna, mineral products, and ancient customs and legends.

The earliest still photographic prints in the Bishop Papers date from his employ at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where he conducted archaeological reconnaissance from 1915 to 1918 in China, Korea, and Japan. All subsequent images were created or collected by Bishop and his assistant Kuang-zung Tung during the Freer Gallery-sponsored expeditions of 1923-1934. Further descriptions of these materials may be found under Series 2 and Series 3 in this finding aid.

In the transliteration into English of the names of Chinese characters, Bishop followed the Wade-Giles system, with a few exceptions to those rules for certain well known and commonly used place-names, especially those of cities, towns, territorial divisions, and bodies of water. We have retained Bishop's romanization except in certain areas where clarification was needed. The Chinese personal and place-names have been kept as they appeared in his captions.
Arrangement:
Series 1: Manuscript/Writings 1915-1934 and undated

Series 2: Photography Prints

Series 3: Negatives

Series 4: Drawings, Rubbings, and Maps
Biographical / Historical:
Carl Whiting Bishop (1881-1942) was an archaeologist, anthropologist, and specialist in the field of East Asian studies. Born in Tokyo, Japan, on July 12, 1881, he was the son of a Methodist missionary, the Reverend Charles Bishop. Except for a twelve-month residence in the United States during 1889-90, Bishop spent the first sixteen years of his life in Japan, before returning to this country in 1898 for college preparatory work at Northwestern Academy, Evanston, Illinois. He studied at Hampden-Sydney College and in 1912 received an A.B. degree from DePauw University. In 1913 he was awarded the degree of Master of Arts by the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, where he studied with the noted German anthropologist, Franz Boas (1858-1942). That same year he received his first scientific appointment as a member of the Peabody Museum Expedition to Central America.

From 1914-18 Bishop served as Assistant Curator in Oriental Art at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where on an expedition for that museum he made his first trip to China. Under the auspices of the university, he conducted archaeological reconnaissance during 1915 and 1916 in China, Korea, and Japan, and again conducted archaeological surveys in 1917 and 1918, although no systematic excavations were carried out at that time. When the United States entered World War I on the side of the Allied Powers, Bishop enlisted in the United States Navy and was made assistant naval attaché, serving in China in the years 1918-20, with the rank of lieutenant, junior grade. He returned to Columbia University in 1921 to assume the position of Assistant in Anthropology, a post he held until the end of the academic season in 1922.

Effective 10 April 1922, Bishop was appointed as Associate Curator of the Freer Gallery of Art by then director John Ellerton Lodge (1878-1942). Asked to undertake important archaeological work, Bishop headed the gallery's first expedition to China, sponsored jointly by the FGA and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, lasting from 20 February 1923 to 6 August 1927. From 16 November 1929 to 11 April 1934, he headed another expedition, sent out this time by the Freer Gallery alone. When conditions in China made further efforts impractical, Bishop returned to Washington in 1934, where he remained at the gallery as Associate in Archaeology until the time of his death on 16 June 1942.

Carl Whiting Bishop was a member of a number of learned societies: the American Oriental Society, the American Archaeological Society, the Anthropological Society, the American Society for the Advancement of Science, the American Geographical Society, and he served on the advisory board of the American Council of Learned Societies until his death.

1881, July 12 -- Born in Tokyo, Japan

1898 -- Attends Northwestern Academy in Evanston, Illinois for college preparatory work Attends Hampden-Sydney College

1912 -- Receives A.B. degree from DePauw University

1913 -- Receives Master of Arts from Department of Anthropology from Columbia University, where he studied with Franz Boas

1914 -- Begins serving as Assistant Curator in Oriental Art at the University of Pennsylvania Museum

1915-1918 -- Makes several archaeological survey trips to China, Korea and Japan

1918-1920 -- Enlists in the U.S. Navy, serving as assistant naval attaché in China

1921 -- Serves as Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Columbia University

1922, April 10 -- Becomes Associate Curator of the Freer Gallery of Art

1923-1927 -- Heads the Freer Gallery's first expedition to China, co-sponsored by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts

1929-1934 -- Heads the second Freer-sponsored expedition to China

1934 -- Returns to US and serves as Associate in Archaeology at the Freer Gallery of Art

1942, June 16 -- Dies.
Related Materials:
Additional Bishop material may be found in the following collections also found in the the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery:

Li Chi Reports, 1926-1929, regarding Li's reconnaissance work at Shi-yin Ts'un, Shansi Province, and the excavation at Anyang.

Archibald Gibson Wenley Papers, 1924-1926, including field diaries, notes, and photographs documenting his participation in the FGA expedition work in China.

Charles Lang Freer Papers, including 1915 correspondence between Freer and Bishop; newspaper clippings related to Bishop, and documents dated 1912-1913, relating to Freer's support for a proposed American School of Archeology in China.

A number of objects from the FGA expeditions, including bronzes, ceramics, and stone sculpture, have been accessioned into the permanent art collection of the Freer Gallery of Art. Additionally, remnants of antiquities, potteries, and metalwork accumulated during the field work, have been placed in the Freer Gallery Study Collection. Records for these items are retained with the Galleries' Registrar's Office.

Additional Bishop material may be found in the Smithsonian Institutional Archives:

Expedition Records, including correspondence of Carl Whiting Bishop, 1914; 1923-1942, nearly 3,000 letters arranged alphabetically by correspondent name; a manuscript catalogue of expedition acquisitions, Peking, 1923-1925; financial records, 1923-1934, including expedition fund ledgers, account statements, and receipts; and newspaper clippings, 1924-1932, documenting the gallery's field work and general archaeological work being conducted around the world at that time.

Smithsonian Institutional Archives, Central Files, Bishop folders, 1923-1942, including expedition letters, field reports, and photographs sent to John E. Lodge.

Personnel and Special Events Photograph Collection, containing portrait photographs of Bishop.

Additional Bishop matieral may be found in the University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives, Philadelphia:

Documentation of University of Pennsylvania Museum-sponsored field work in East Asia may be found there that includes records of C.W. Bishop, dated 1914-1927 (measuring about .5 linear foot), much of it created during his tenure as the Museum's Assistant Curator of Oriental Art from 1914-1918. Included are Bishop's journals consisting of daily entries for two trips to China for the University of Pennsylvania Museum; letters to and from G.B. Gordon, C.W. Harrison, and Jane McHugh, written during Bishop's travel in China and subsequent to his return; and detailed financial accounts of expenditures during the China travels. Additionally, the repository houses a group of Bishop's negatives taken in China to visually record the expedition work.
Provenance:
Gift of Carl Whiting Bishop.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
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:
Archaeology  Search this
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Archaeology -- China  Search this
Photography -- China  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Photographic prints
Manuscript
Citation:
The Carl Whiting Bishop Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A.02
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Carl Whiting Bishop Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-02
Online Media:

Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Korean ceramics from Horace N. Allen

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Allen, Horace Newton, 1858-1932  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (one sheet, one photograph and one booklet)
Type:
Archival materials
Vouchers
Place:
Korea
Date:
May 1907
Scope and Contents:
The purchase of the Allen collection was largely negotiated by Freer's business partner Frank Hecker while Freer was traveling in Asia. The collection is primarily composed of Goryeo celadons acquired by Allen while in Korea. There are also a few pieces from Chinese kilns.
Freer collection numbers: F1907.283; F1907.284a-b; F1907.285; F1907.286a-b; F1907.287; F1907.288a-b; F1907.289; F1907.290; F1907.291; F1907.292a-b; F1907.293; F1907.294; F1907.295; F1907.296; F1907.297; F1907.298; F1907.299; F1907.300a-b; F1907.301a-b; F1907.302a-b; F1907.303; F1907.304.1; F1907.304.2; F1907.305; F1907.306; F1907.307; F1907.308; F1907.309; F1907.310; F1907.311; F1907.312; F1907.313; F1907.314; F1907.315; F1907.316; F1907.317; F1907.318; F1907.319; F1907.320; F1907.321; F1907.322.1; F1907.322.2; F1907.323; F1907.324; F1907.325; F1907.326; F1907.327; F1907.328; F1907.329; F1907.330; F1907.331; F1907.332; F1907.333a-b; F1907.334; F1907.335; F1907.336; F1907.337; F1907.338; F1907.339; F1907.340; F1907.341; F1907.342; F1907.343a-c; F1907.344a-b; F1907.345; F1907.346.1; F1907.346.2; F1907.346.3; F1907.346.4; F1907.346.5; F1907.347; F1907.348; F1907.349; F1907.350; F1907.351; F1907.352; F1907.353; F1907.354; F1907.355; F1907.356; F1907.357; F1907.358; F1907.359; F1907.360; F1907.361
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Biographical / Historical:
Doctor, missionary and diplomat Horace Newton Allen (1858-1932) lived in Korea in various capacities from 1884 to 1905. Allen wrote numerous books and articles about facets of Korean culture, history and current events. Allen's friendship with Emperor Gojong (1852-1919) enabled him to facilitate the establishment of medical facilities and closer diplomatic ties between Korea and the US.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1907.05.03
Other relationship:
Charles Lang Freer purchased Freer's purchases fsg_F1907.283
Charles Lang Freer purchased Freer's purchases fsg_F1907.284a-b
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Art, Korean  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
ceramic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1907.05.03
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / Invoices after 1883
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3220
Online Media:

Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Japanese and Korean paintings from the Gillot Collection

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Bing, Siegfried, 1838-1905  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
10 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
Japan
Korea
Paris (France)
Date:
February 11, 1904
Scope and Contents:
Purchased through Siegfried Bing, from the sale of the Charles Gillot Collection, Paris, Galerie Durand-Ruel, Collection Ch. Gillot: objets d'art et peintures d'extreme-orient, February 8-13, 1904. Purchases included 2 Japanese panel carvings of Buddhist apasaras, and a Korean painting of Avalokitesvara.
Freer collection numbers: F1904.11; F1904.12; F1904.13; S.I. 934; L. 31;
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1904.02.05
General:
Purchased through Parisian dealer Sigfried Bing.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Korean  Search this
Art, Buddhist  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1904.02.05
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / Invoices after 1883
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3225
Online Media:

Record of Charles Lang Freer's purchase of Japanese and Korean works of art from Yamanaka & Co., New York

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Yamanaka, Sadajiro  Search this
Collection Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang, 1856-1919  Search this
Extent:
11 Sheets
Type:
Archival materials
Sheets
Vouchers
Place:
Japan
Korea
Date:
January 21, 1907
Scope and Contents:
Purchase of 9 Japanese and Korean works of paintings and lacquer from the Asian art dealer Yamanaka & Co. in New York. Purchases included 2 Japanese panel carvings of Buddhist apasaras, and a Korean painting of Avalokitesvara. Purchase was originally agreed upon in December of 1906, but payment was made in January of the following year.
Freer collection numbers: F1906.271; S.I. 131; F1906.285a-c; R. 5708; F1906.286a-c; F1906.269; L. 537; F1906.268a-c; F1906.270; L. 538
Arrangement:
Freer's purchase vouchers are generally organized by date of purchase.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.01 06.5.2.1907.01.03
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Korean  Search this
Art, Buddhist  Search this
Genre/Form:
Vouchers
Collection Citation:
Charles Lang Freer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of the estate of Charles Lang Freer.
Identifier:
FSA.A.01, Item FSA A.01 06.5.2.1907.01.03
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers
Charles Lang Freer Papers / Series 6: Financial Materials / 6.5: Vouchers / 6.5.2: Financial materials - Vouchers - Art vouchers / Invoices after 1883
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-01-ref3226
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Grace Nicholson: Inventories and Clippings

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 262A, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928 - 1968
Restrictions:
Image number 011 "Holiday Handcraft" has been removed from the slideshow due to culutral sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref14859
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George Pepper: Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 266, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1915-1918
Scope and Contents:
Correspondents: Richard Van Vredenburgh, Theodoor de Booy, Charles Heuser, J. Walter Fewkes, George Gustav Heye, Bennett Young, Samuel G. Tate, George Payne, Otto B. Giers, Francis LaFlesche, Clarence B. Moore, G.L. Berg, William Curtis Farabee, F.W. Skiff, Charles Furlong, V.T. Hammer, James B. Ford, P.E. Goddard, Fred E. Sander, Edgar L. Hewett, J.E. Standley, Henry D. Paxson, John W. Harrington, Frederick W. Hodge, F.W. Waugh, William J. Seever, Elliot E. Haaseman, V. May White, Henry G. Bayer, Benjamin Talbot Babbitt Hyde, W.J. MacKAy, Clark Wissler.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref16044
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Langdon Warner Report

Creator:
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Names:
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Extent:
2 Copies (Two copies of a bound volume of 226 typed pages, with 48 mounted silver gelatin prints with captions, 194p, 29 x 22 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copies
Reports
Photographs
Place:
China
Japan
Angkor Wat (Cambodia)
Date:
1915
Scope and Contents:
A report prepared by archaeologist and art historian Langdon Warner on his travels of 1913-1914 to investigate the founding of an American school of Chinese archaeology to be established in Beijing. Warner's travels included Europe, Japan, Korea, China and Indo-China. Warner spoke with scholars, administrators and officials, and travelled to museums and archaeological sites. Warner traveled with his wife. The report contains two parts; the first being a summary of his travels, and the second, a series of recommendations for the proposed school.
Biographical / Historical:
Langdon Warner was an archaeologist and historian of Asian art in the first half of the 20th century. He was born on August 1, 1881 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and educated at Harvard University, which he graduated from in 1903. Between acting in various positions at museums across the country, most notably the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Harvard Fogg Museum of Art, he travelled extensively in Asia. Including an 1913-14 trip sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution to explore the possibility of founding an American School of Chinese Archaeology in Beijing. Accompanied by his wife, their journey included visits to Europe, Japan, Korea, China, and Indochina. He spoke with scholars, administrators, and officials, and travelled to museums and archaeological sites. He compiled a two-part report: a summary of his travels and a series of recommendations for the proposed school.

During World War II, Warner taught a course on Japanese language, culture, and history to Civil Affairs Officers and acted as a Special Consultant for the U.S. Army's Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives program, the so-called "Monuments Men." He created the Official List of Monuments for Japan, China, Korea, and Thailand. Warner spent the summer of 1946 working as an Expert Consultant to the Arts and Monuments Division of the Civil Information and Education Section under the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. Upon his return to Massachusetts, he resumed working at the Fogg Museum of Art until his retirement in 1950. During his career, he wrote numerous books on Asian art such as The Enduring Art of Japan, The Long Old Road in China, and Japanese Sculpture of the Tempyo Period: Masterpieces of the Eighth Century. Warner died on June 9, 1955 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was posthumously awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasures by the Japanese government for his efforts to preserve Japanese art and monuments during and after the war.
Local Numbers:
FSA A1994.07
Other Archival Materials:
Landon Warner Papers, circa late 18th century-1987 (bulk 1900-1959). Houghton Library, Harvard University 

Langdon Warner Photograph Collection, 1903-1950. Houghton Library, Harvard University. 

Langdon Warner Records, 1916-1929 (bulk 1917-1923). Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives. 
Provenance:
Gift 1994
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Art, Asian -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Photographs
Citation:
The Warner Report, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Gift of Katherine Graham, 1994.
Identifier:
FSA.A1994.07
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a1994-07
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Yung-Jo Lee photographs relating to Paleolithic sites in Korea

Creator:
Lee, Yung-Jo  Search this
Extent:
21 color prints
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color prints
Photographs
Place:
Korea -- Antiquities
Suyanggae Site (Korea)
Date:
circa 1983-1989
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Yung-Jo Lee documenting excavations and found artifacts and skeletons (some in situ) at Suyanggae site, Tanyang; Turubong No. 2 Cave at Ch'ongwon; Ch'ungju Dam and Reservoir area; and Hungsu Cave at Cheongwong-gun.
Biographical/Historical note:
Yung-Jo Lee was a professor of archeology and the director of the University Museum at Chungbuk National University in Chongju-shi, South Korea. He led the excavation of Suyanggae site starting in 1983.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 91-18, NAA MS 7533, USNM ACC 387057
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Six articles by Lee (some in Korean), were also donated with this collection and have been relocated to the National Anthropological Archives Reference Files.
Casts of tools, also donated by Lee, held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 387057.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Paleolithic period -- Korea  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 91-18, Yung-Jo Lee photographs relating to Paleolithic sites in Korea, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Meissen octagonal plate

Maker:
Meissen Manufactory  Search this
Physical Description:
hard-paste porcelain (overall material)
polychrome enamels and gold (overall color)
Imari (overall style)
Measurements:
overall: 8 3/4 in; 22.225 cm
overall: 1 1/8 in x 8 25/32 in x 8 25/32 in; 2.8575 cm x 22.3139 cm x 22.3139 cm
Object Name:
plate
Place made:
Germany: Saxony, Meissen
Date made:
ca 1740
1740
Subject:
Manufacturing  Search this
Credit Line:
Dr. Hans Syz
ID Number:
CE.61.66
Catalog number:
61.66
Accession number:
240074
Collector/donor number:
1015
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
Art
The Hans C. Syz Collection
Meissen Porcelain: The Hans Syz Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-a3c9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405515

Jar

Medium:
Unglazed stoneware with traces of natural ash glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 27.5 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm (10 13/16 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/4 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Korea
Date:
first half 6th century
Period:
Three Kingdoms period
Topic:
Three Kingdoms period (57 BCE - 676 CE)  Search this
Korea  Search this
stoneware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1975.11.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Korean Ceramics
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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/ye305cb2945-916a-4ae1-a1aa-dcbd8ff6e60d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1975.11.1
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Water dropper in the shape of a mandarin duck (imitation of Goryeo celadon)

Medium:
Stoneware with celadon glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 7 x 5.4 x 11.8 cm (2 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 4 5/8 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Korea
Date:
20th century
Period:
Modern period
Topic:
duck  Search this
Modern period (1910 - present)  Search this
water  Search this
green glaze  Search this
Korea  Search this
stoneware  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Elizabeth Hamm Glass
Accession Number:
F1991.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
Korean Ceramics
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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/ye3561fb6bb-a27c-4413-baf9-a0282a2b24c1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1991.16
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Bowl with floral spray decoration in relief

Medium:
Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 x 16.2 x 16.2 cm (3 1/8 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in)
Style:
Bunwon ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Bunwon kilns, Gwangju city, Gyeonggi-do province, Korea
Date:
19th century
Period:
Joseon period
Topic:
flower  Search this
Bunwon ware  Search this
Joseon period (1392 - 1910)  Search this
Korea  Search this
porcelain  Search this
pale blue glaze  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Lesley R. Levine in memory of Howard D. Levine and Norma G. Levine
Accession Number:
F1991.67
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Korean Ceramics
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye323481536-66c3-45d6-92d0-bf98eea64004
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1991.67
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Funerary stand with round-bottomed jar

Medium:
Unglazed stoneware
Dimensions:
H x W: 72.1 x 32.4 cm (28 3/8 x 12 3/4 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
Date:
early 5th century
Period:
Three Kingdoms period
Topic:
Three Kingdoms period (57 BCE - 676 CE)  Search this
funerary  Search this
Korea  Search this
stoneware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1998.304a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
Korean Ceramics
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye34fb23f44-186a-4bb8-9931-3e480d458df8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1998.304a-b
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Vessel Stand

Medium:
Unglazed stoneware
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm (7 7/8 x 7 x 7 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
Date:
late 4th-early 5th century
Period:
Three Kingdoms period
Topic:
Three Kingdoms period (57 BCE - 676 CE)  Search this
Korea  Search this
stoneware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1998.305
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Korean Ceramics
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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/ye337335650-e614-40f6-a501-d8d295d81db2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1998.305
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Bowl

Medium:
Porcelain with transparent, pale blue glaze; gold lacquer repairs
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 6.7 × 17.1 cm (2 5/8 × 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Un-ri kilns, western Gyeongsangnam-do province, Korea
Date:
end of 16th-early 17th century
Period:
Joseon period
Topic:
Joseon period (1392 - 1910)  Search this
Korea  Search this
porcelain  Search this
pale blue glaze  Search this
Korean Art  Search this
lacquer repair  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1905.29
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Google Cultural Institute
Korean Ceramics
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye32a4a392c-a28e-4dba-af01-54401011562b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1905.29
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Chōsen koseki zufu Chōsen Sōtokufu

Title:
朝鮮古蹟圖譜, 朝鮮總督府
Author:
Kungnip Ch'ŏnmundae (Korea)  Search this
Former owner:
Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919 DSI-F  Search this
Physical description:
15 volume plates (part folded, part color) maps (part folded, part color) 43 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Place:
Korea
Date:
1915
1935
Topic:
Art objects, Korean  Search this
Buddhist antiquities  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
913.519F .C59
DS903 .K84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_273622

National Palace Museum of Korea : Gyeongbokgung, National Museum / Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow (Ed.)

Author:
Kungnip Kogung Pangmulgwan (Korea)  Search this
Surhone, Lambert M  Search this
Tennoe, Mariam T  Search this
Henssonow, Susan F  Search this
Subject:
Kungnip Kogung Pangmulgwan (Korea)  Search this
Physical description:
204 p.; ill.; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Korea
Date:
2011
Topic:
Art objects, Korean  Search this
Museums  Search this
Catalogs  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001126

Jikji, light from the East III text by Choi, Junsik and Lee, Hye-Eun ; foreward by Oh, Young-tack ; translated by Kim, Hyo-jeong and Kim, Yong-hee

Title:
Jikji, light from the East 3
Author:
Choi, Junsik  Search this
Lee, Hye-Eun  Search this
Translator:
Kim, Hyo-jeong  Search this
Kim, Yong-hee  Search this
Physical description:
132 pages illustrations (some color) 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Korea
Corée
Histoire
Ch'ŏngju-si (Ch'ungch'ŏng-bukto, Korea)
Ch'ŏngju-si (Ch'ungch'ŏng-bukto, Corée)
Korea (South)
Ch'ŏngju-si (Ch'ungch'ŏng-bukto)
Date:
2019
Koryŏ period, 935-1392
935-1392 (Époque de Kory_o)
Topic:
Printing--History  Search this
Type and type-founding--History  Search this
Korean type--History  Search this
Imprimerie--Histoire  Search this
Caractères d'imprimerie  Search this
Caractères coréens (Industries graphiques)--Histoire  Search this
Caracteres d'imprimerie--Histoire  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Korean type  Search this
Printing  Search this
Type and type-founding  Search this
History  Search this
Vie intellectuelle  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Antiquités  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117712

Han'guk misul Ch'oe Sun-u

Title:
崔 淳雨, 1916-1984
Paintings of Korea
Author:
Ch'oe, Sun-u 1916-1984  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes chiefly color illustrations 40 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1993
To 1900
Topic:
Painting, Korean  Search this
Call number:
ND1063 .C44 1993 folio
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117389

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