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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection

Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Extent:
16 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Elizabeth Moynihan is an architectural historian and author, specializing in the study of Mughal gardens in India. This collection measures 7.13 linear feet and documents Elizabeth Moynihan's research of the Lotus Garden of Dholpur, the Jai Mahal Garden in Jaipur, Mehtab Bagh, and many other Mughal Gardens in India. It includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; photographs; slides; rock specimens; blueprints; maps; and published articles.
Arrangement:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection is organized into seven series.

Series 1: Gardens Subseries 1.1: Lotus Garden, Dholpur, India 1978-1985 Subseries 1.2: Jaipur, Jai Mahal Garden Subseries 1.3: Mehtab Bagh "Moonlight Garden" Series 2: Book Research Materials Series 3: Garden Reference Materials Series 4: Slides Series 5: Notebooks Series 6: Rock Specimens Series 7: Oversized Materials
Biographical / Historical:
Elizabeth Moynihan is an architectural historian and author, specializing in the study of Mughal gardens in India. In 1973, while living in India, Ms. Moynihan authored a survey of surviving Mughal gardens, which she published in 1979 titled "Paradise as a Garden in Persia and Moghul India." Ms. Moynihan served on the Indo-U.S. Sub-Commission on Education and Culture. During this tenure, she continued her research on Babur, the founder of the Moghul dynasty, locating and documenting four previously unknown 16th century gardens built by Babur. Ms. Moynihan served on and helped establish many distinguished boards and committees over the course of her career. These include the Raoul Wallenberg Committee, American Schools of Oriental Research, and the State University of New York at Binghamton. A long-time board member of the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Ms. Moynihan also served as a trustee of the National Building Museum, the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Harvard University, the Preservation League of New York State, and the Leon Levy Foundation, among other educational and cultural institutions. Ms. Moynihan received honorary degrees from the City University of New York and Hartwick College. In 1991, she was nominated by Leon Levy and elected to serve as an independent director of the Oppenheimer Funds, a position in which she served for 12 years. In 1996, Ms. Moynihan directed a joint project for the Archaeological Survey of India and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, and edited the report published in 2000 as "The Moonlight Garden: New Discoveries at the Taj Mahal." In 2003, Ms. Moynihan was named as a founding trustee of the Leon Levy Foundation. The projects in which she is most engaged are the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve in Eleuthera, Bahamas, the Native Plant Garden at the New York Botanical Garden, the Water Conservation Project at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Center for Conservation Studies at Nagaur Fort in Rajastan, India. Married to United States Ambassador and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan for 48 years, Ms. Moynihan managed three of his four campaigns for the United States Senate. Ms. Moynihan currently serves as a Distinguished Counsellor to the New York Botanical Garden's Board of Managers; a position she's held since 2013. Scope and Content Note Elizabeth Moynihan is an architectural historian and author, specializing in the study of Mughal gardens in India. This collection measures 7.13 linear feet and documents Elizabeth Moynihan's research of the Lotus Garden of Dholpur, the Jai Mahal Garden in Jaipur, Mehtab Bagh, and many other Mughal Gardens in India. It includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; photographs; slides; rock specimens; blueprints; maps; and published articles.
Provenance:
Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan.
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.
Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
Identifier:
FSA.A2013.06
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Gardens

Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Names:
Bahai House of Worship (New Delhi, India)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Extent:
2.29 Linear feet (photographs, film negatives, slides, notebooks, land surveys, notes, prints, maps, publications, articles, clippings, drawings.)
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dholpur (India : District)
Mehtab Bagh
India
Date:
undated
1978-1990
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes research documentation, photographs, slides, and diaries related to Ms. Moynihan's Moghul garden surveys. This information ranges from the Lotus Garden to Rajasthan Gardens to various garden reference materials. There are also various notebooks and annotated maps.
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection, Series 1: Gardens
Arrangement:
The series is organized into three sub-series: Series 1.1: Lotus Garden; Series 1.2: Jai Mahal Garden; Series 1.3: Mehtab Bagh Garden.
Biographical / Historical:
Elizabeth Moynihan is an architectural historian and author, specializing in the study of Mughal gardens in India. She served on the Indo-U.S. Sub-Commission on Education and Culture for many years. While living in India, Ms. Moynihan authored a survey of surviving Moghul gardens, which was published in 1979 as "Paradise as a Garden in Persia and Moghul India." She also did research on Babur, the founder of the Moghul dynasty. In the process, she located and documented four previously unknown 16th century gardens built by Babur.
Local Numbers:
FSA A2013.06 01
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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:
Gardens, Mogul  Search this
Mughal Empire  Search this
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
Identifier:
FSA.A2013.06, Series 1
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Lotus Garden, Water Course, In Court

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 1: Gardens / 1.1: Lotus Garden
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Architectural Digest Magazine, May 1990 (Kashmir)

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Kashmir and Wah Bagh Garden

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Ahmedabad and Gujarat, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Album of Dholavira Excavation, 1990-91

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
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Aurangabad, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Chanderi, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Chittorgarh, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Delhi, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2013-06-ref107

Red Fort, Delhi, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Gardens at Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Lotus Garden, Forecourt

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 1: Gardens / 1.1: Lotus Garden
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Khajuraho, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a2013-06-ref110

Mandu, Madhya Pradesh, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a2013-06-ref112

Udaipur, India 1989

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
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Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Ujjain, India, 1989

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
See more items in:
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a2013-06-ref114

Vijayanagara, India

Collection Creator:
Moynihan, Elizabeth B.  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
The Elizabeth Moynihan Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Elizabeth Moynihan, 2013.
See more items in:
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection
Elizabeth Moynihan Collection / Series 3: Garden Reference Materials
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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