TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Selected Search Terms

Detailed Description of the Collection

Papers

The Islamic Archives


Myron Bement Smith

A Finding Aid to The Myron Bement Smith collection at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Finding aid prepared by Dr. Elizabeth Graves.

July 28th, 2011

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Myron Bement Smith
Title: Myron Bement Smith collection
Dates: Circa 1910-1970
Abstract: The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths’ life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Extent: 150 linear feet
Language: The records are in English.
Identification: A.04

Administrative Information

Location of Originals

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Related Material

The Antoin Sevruguin photgraphs are related to the Myron Bement Smith collection, located in the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by volunteer Dr. Elizabeth Graves.

Preferred Citation

The Myron Bement Smith collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

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Biographical Note

Classical archaeologist, architect, and art historian Myron Bement Smith (1897-1970) had a life-long devotion to West Asia, accumulating some 87,000 items now in the Archives documenting Islamic art and culture from Spain to India, with an emphasis on architecture. Established in 1948 to further an appreciation for Persian art and culture, nearly seventy-five percent of Smith's "Islamic Archives" consists of his own work; the remainder obtained from other sources. Smith's own negatives, taken from 1933 to 1947, accompany images in a six-volume logbook portraying Persian architecture and monuments, in particular the vaulting of the Masjid-i D'Juma at Isfahan, Iran. One of the most significant portions of the "Islamic Archives" is the photographic material of Antoin Sevruguin, a commercial photographer in Tehran active during the 1870s to 1930. His nearly 800 photographs depict the shahs, royal palaces, military ceremonies, and daily aspects of Persian life. Other materials in the collection include Smith's personal and professional papers including correspondence, research files, writings, and documentation regarding his 1927-1928 Italian and 1933-1937 Iranian expeditions.

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

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

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

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

Smith developed an extensive network of professional and social contacts that dated from his early student days and increased markedly during his time at the Persian Institute and later in Iran. He kept in touch with them and they touted him to others who were interested in Iran or Islamic art and architecture. This network served him well in realizing his ambition of creating a resource for scholars that relied on photographs to document Islamic architecture. This Islamic Archives began with his own collection of photographs from his Iran research and grew to include all manner of photographic and other materials not only on the Islamic world but also other areas. Creating and managing the Archives became the main focus of Smith’s professional life and career after his return from Iran in 1937. In 1967 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to revise his PhD thesis as a publishable manuscript but died before he could complete it.

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Scope and Contents

The Myron Bement Smith Collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. The papers include some biographic material about Myron but little about his wife. Information on his academic and professional experience is sketchy and his diaries and appointment books often contain only sporadic entries. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Correspondence comprises the largest and most potentially useful part of the papers. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester, NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths’ life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime.

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

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Selected Search Terms

Names:
    Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-
    Blake, Marion Elizabeth, 1892-1961
    Creswell, K.A.C. (Keppel Archibald Cameron), Sir, b. 1879
    Ettinghausen, Richard
    Field, Henry, 1902 – 1986
    Godard, Andre
    Hall, Ardelia Ripley
    Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
    Kuban, Dogan
    Maldarelli, Oronzio, 1892-1960
    Maldarelli, Oronzio, 1892-1960
    Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975
    Mongan, Agnes
    Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969
    Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
    Upton, Joseph M.
    Wilson, John Albert, 1899-1976
    Young, T. Cuyler (Theodore Cuyler), 1900- 1976
Organizations:
    American Council of Learned Societies
    American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology
    Harvard University
    International House (New York, N.Y.)
    Library of Congress
    Yale University
Subjects:
    Architecture – Iran
    Iran
    Iran – Description and travel
    Iran – Social Life and Customs
    Iran- History – 20th Century
    Islamic Architecture
    Islamic Architecture – Iran
    Islamic Architecture – Middle East
    Islamic Architecture – Turkey
    Mosques
    Photographs
    United States – Social life and customs – 1918-1945
Document Types:
    Architectural drawings
    Architectural Photography
    Architecture – Designs and Plans
    Architecture – sketch-books
    Lectures
    Photographic prints
    Slides (photographs)

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Arrangement


The collection is arranged into 2 major series and then further subseries.

Series 1: Papers

Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials

Subseries 1.2: Professional Experience

Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books

Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 1.6: Italy Research 1925, 1927-1928

Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937

Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Series 2: The Islamic Archives

Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information

Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials: Iran

Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials: Other Islamic World and General

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

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

Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File

Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection

Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides

Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File

Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives

Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Papers 


The papers of Myron Bement Smith (MBS) contain some materials about his family, military service and early employment as an architect, but better document his subsequent scholarly career as an expert on Iran and Islamic architecture, Subseries 1.1 and 1.2. MBS kept notebooks, journals and personal diaries irregularly from his youth until his death in 1970, Subseries 1.3. He corresponded extensively with friends, colleagues and many others whom he met in the course of his professional and private life. The early correspondence comprises mainly letters he received, but in the 1930s and especially while in Iran he kept copies of his outgoing letters as well, Subseries 1.4. MBS published several articles on Italian and Islamic architecture based on his field research in Italy in the 1920s and Iran in the 1930s but little else, Subseries 1.5. Most of his scholarship resulted in lectures and photographic exhibits. MBS planned to revise his doctoral dissertation on the vault in Persian architecture for publication but had not completed it when he died in 1970. The collection includes some materials from his undergraduate research project in Italy, Subseries 1.6, and more extrensive information on logistics, staffing issues and daily life during his fieldwork in Isfahan, Iran, in the 1930s, Subseries 1.7. The papers of Katharine Dennis Smith, consisting mostly of her correspondence from the 1930s and later, are included with those of her husband, Subseries 1.8.

 Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials 


These materials include an eclectic mix of Myron Bement Smith's (MBS) personal and family materials. Curricum vitae, biographic sketches, newspaper clippings and documents provide information on his professional career, military service and medical history. There are some academic records and notes, and a limited amount of geneological information on MBS' family. Condolence letters to his widow offer insight into his circle of acquaintances at his death. Information on the disposition of his estate, his library and those research materials not part of the Islamic Archives is included in this sub-series. Photographs of Myron and Katharine Smith taken in Iran in the 1930s give a glimpse of expatriate life in Isfahan. A collection of drawings and sketches made by MBS as a young man in France and Rochester, N.Y. attest to his early interest in architecture. His university architectural exercises and miscellaneous designs and blueprints document his continued development.

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1 1  Curriculum Vitae and Biographic Sketches  
2  Graphological Portrait, 1925  
3  Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1923-1970  
4  Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates  
5  Medical Records and Correspondence, 1917-1970  
6  Wills and Memorandum to Executor, 1934, 1957  
7  Telegram Notification of MBS Death, 1970  
8  Condolence Letters, part 1, A through H  
9  Condolence Letters, part 2, K through Y and unidentified  
10  MBS Estate Matters, taxes, bills and insurance   
11  MBS Estate Matters, correspondence  
12  Transfer of MBS Italian Materials to Fogg Museum  
13  Transfer of MBS Library to Smithsonian  
14  Donation of MBS Slides to University of Utah  
15  Smith Art Objects, miscellaneous notes, 1942 -1962  
16  MBS Genealogy Research Notes, part 1  
17  MBS Genealogy Research Notes, part 2  
18  MBS Genealogy Research Notes, part 3  
19  Ellis Smith Materials, MBS brother   
20  Information on MBS Parents   
21  Miscellaneous Notes and Papers  

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2 1  Personal Photographs, young Katharine Dennis, n.d.  
2  Personal Photographs, Italy, 1927  
3  Personal Photographs, Beirut, June 1933  
4  Personal Photographs, Damascus, July 1933  
5  Personal Photographs, Beirut, August 1933-December 1933  
6  Personal Photographs, Cyprus, September 1933-October 1933  
7  Personal Photographs, Baghdad, December 1933  
8  Personal Photographs, Iran, December 1933  
9  Personal Photographs, Iran, 1934  
10  Personal Photographs, Iran, 1935  
11  Personal Photographs, Iran, 1936  
12  Personal Photographs, Iran, January 1937-October 1937  
13  Personal Photographs, Baghdad and Beirut, November 1937  
14  Personal Photographs, Iran, n.d., circa 1930s  
15  Personal Photographs, United States, 1938, 1939  
16  Personal Photographs, Middle East, 1958  
17  Personal Photographs, unidentified, 1959  

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3 1  Military Service Information  
2  Veterans' Benefits, documents and correspondence, 1921-1938  
3  Elementary and High School Records, 1906-1916  
4  High School Assignments, 1914-1916  
5  Miscellaneous Compositions, 1920s  
6  Yale University Records, 1922-1926  
7  Yale Assignments, notes and sketches  
8  Architectural Drawings, part 1, circa 1920s  
9  Architectural Drawings, part 2, circa 1920s  
10  Yale Student Exercises, rolled architectural drawings  
11  Yale Thesis, text  
12  Yale Thesis, plates  
13  Yale Thesis, research materials  
14  Miscellaneous Scholastic Records, 1923-1937  
15  Archaeological Institute of America Fellowship Application, 1929  
16  Harvard University Records, 1929-1931  
17  Harvard Class Notes, part 1  

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4 1  Harvard Class Notes, part 2  
2  Harvard Class Notes, part 3  
3  Harvard Class Notes, part 4  
4  Princeton, Arabic notebook, 1938  
5  Princeton, Islamic art notebook, 1938  
6  University of Chicago Records, 1944-1945  
7  University of Chicago, Persian notebook, 1945-1946  
8  Oriental Institute Class Notes, 1946  
9  Oriental Institute, Arabic calligraphy exercises, 1946  
10  Oriental Institute[?], Ottoman Turkish history notebook, 1946[?]  
11  Miscellaneous Academic Correspondence and Notes  
12  Miscellaneous Notes  

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5 1  Drawings and Sketches, Rochester, N.Y., 1916-1917  
2  Sketches, France, 1918-1919  
3  Miscellaneous Early Sketches, 1919, n.d.  
4  Miscellaneous Sketches, 1923  
5  Sketches, France, 1925  
6  Architectural Drawing, crematory, Yale University project  
7  Ink and Pencil Drawings, circa 1920s  
8  Architectural Drawings, doorways, 1922  
9  Architectural Drawings, 1926-1927  
10  Architectural Drawings, Wheeler-Beecher House, 1927  
11  Architectural Drawing, unidentified small project, 1938  
12  Miscellaneous Sketches, n.d.  
13  Christmas Card Design, n.d.  
14  Bookplate Design, 1922  
15  Bookplate Design Sketches, n.d.  
16  Bookplate Design Sample Book   
17  Sketches, printers' marks, n.d.  
18  Sketches, architectural details, n.d.  
19  Mechanical Drawings, blueprints, , 19191921  

 Subseries 1.2: Biographic Materials 


Myron Bement Smith's (MBS) papers contain only limited information on his career as an architect before and after his time at Yale. His activities as Executive Secretary of the newly created American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology (1930-1933) are documented to some extent as is his period as chief of the Iranian section at the Library of Congress (1943-1944). Before and after he was employed by the Library of Congress, he served there as an Honorary Consultant for Islamic art and archaeology. In the 1960s he had a contract with the Office of Education that resulted in a published study on the value of photodocumentation in teaching and research, the philosphy that underlay development of the Islamic Archives.[For published report see Subseries 1.5] The paperwork and administrative oversight procedures by the Pratt Institute are well documented. In the late 1960s MBS received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to fund revising his Ph. D. thesis on the vault in Iranian architecture for publication. Documents and correspondence with NEH and potential sponsoring institutions cover MBS' effort to produce a manuscript and his wife's attempt to complete the project after his death.

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6 1  Employment References, 1915-1925  
2  American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology Employment, 1931-1933  
3  American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology Correspondence, 1934-1938  
4  American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology Activities, 1931-1936  
5  American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology, Wulsin expedition report, worksheet and photographs   
6  Federal Employment, security clearance applications, 1943  
7  Library of Congress, employment records, correspondence, 1938-1961  
8  Library of Congress, MBS activities, , 1940s1967  
9  Library of Congress, MBS proposal for Islamic cultural studies program  
10  Oriental Institute, research assistant, 1945  
11  Fulbright Fellow Application, 1966  
12  UNESCO Consultant Contract, 1968  
13  Memberships  

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7 1  Order of Homayun Award, medal and citation, 1964  

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8 1  Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) Contract, Pratt Institute correspondence, 1962-1965  
2  HEW Contract, Pratt Institute correspondence, 1967-1969  
3  HEW Contract, Pratt Institute miscellaneous correspondence, 1964, 1968, 1971  
4  HEW Contract, accounts jackets, 1962-1963  
5  HEW Contract, accounts jackets, 1964  
6  HEW Contract, accounts jackets, , 19651967-1968  

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9 1  National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant, background and role of Henry A. Moe  
2  NEH Application, preparations and work sheets, 1966-1967  
3  NEH Application Package, June 1967  
4  NEH Application, letters of recommendation and related correspondence, 1967  
5  NEH Grant Announcements  
6  NEH Grant, MBS correspondence, 1967-1970  
7  NEH Grant Penn State Sponsorship, correspondence and notes, 1967-1969  
8  NEH Grant University of Utah Sponsorship, correspondence and notes, 1968-1970  
9  NEH Grant, MBS biographic and academic materials prepared for University of Utah, 1969  
10  NEH Grant, MBS search for research assistant, 1968  

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10 1  National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant, Katharine Dennis Smith(KDS) attempt to complete MBS project, notes and correspondence, 1970-1971  
2  NEH Grant, KDS application worksheets  
3  : NEH Grant, KDS application package, 1970  
4  NEH Grant, KDS correspondence about letters of recommendation, 1970  
5  NEH Grant, KDS correspondence with University of Utah, 1970  
6  NEH Grant, KDS correspondence with University of Utah, 1971  
7  NEH Grant, KDS correspondence with University of Utah, 1972-1974  
8  NEH Grant, Prof. Khosrow Mostofi correspondence with NEH, 1970-1971  
9  University of Utah Development Office, KDS correspondence, 1970-1972  
10  University of Utah President's Club, KDS correspondence, 1971  
11  Potential Funding for MBS Manuscript Project, KDS notes   
12  Potential Funding for MBS Manuscript Project, KDS correspondence with Institutions, 1970-1972  

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11 1  Potential Iranian Support for MBS Manuscript Project, correspondence and notes  
2  Potential Donors for MBS Manuscript Project, draft letters and list of names  
3  Potential Funding for MBS Manuscript Project, Katharine Dennis Smith (KDS) correspondence, part 1, 1970-1972  
4  Potential Funding for MBS Manuscript Project, KDS correspondence, part 2, 1970-1972  
5  Potential Funding for MBS Manuscript Project, KDS correspondence, part 3, 1970-1972  
6  KDS Correspondence with Souren Melikian, 1970-1971  
7  KDS Correspondence with Prof. Dogan Kuban, 1971  
8  KDS Correspondence with Prof. Dogan Kuban, 1972-1973  
9  KDS Correspondence with Prof. Dogan Kuban, 1974-1976  
10  Prof. Dogan Kuban and MBS Manuscript, miscellaneous  
11  Eugenio Galdieri and MBS Manuscript, KDS correspondence, 1973-1974  
12  Smithsonian Press and MBS Manuscript, KDS correspondence, 1972-1974  
13  Research Assistant Receipts, Joy Schmidt, 1971  
14  Responses to Advertisements for Draftsman and Research Assistant, 1970  

 Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books 


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) kept a journal sporadically as a young man. As an adult he bought some type of journal or diary each year but entries are episodic and for some years only a few days have any notations. His early journals, 1909 to 1918, include sketches, lists and daily thoughts. During his student years his occasional entries include expenses, appointments, addresses and miscellaneous notes. The journals covering his Iran field research, 1933 to 1937, contain more entries and include purchases, expenses, sketches, travel itneraries and photography notes. They also include notes about people he worked with or met during his time in Iran. Upon return to the United States, his journals once again become episodic, generally recording appointments and the occasional note.

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12 1  Woodcraft, Birding and Woodlore, 1909  
2  Diary, October 1909-March 1910  
3  Cameo Notebook, 1910  
4  : Handbook and Loose Pages, circa 1910  
5  Journal, loose pages, August 1915  
6  Journal, February 1918-March 1918  
7  Journal, June 1918  
8  Journal, , , June 1920-July 1920May 1921-June 1921August 1921  
9  Journal, loose pages, December 1922  
10  Daily Diary, 1927  
11  Appointment Book, 1929  
12  Appointment Book, August 1929-August1930  
13  Desk Appointment Calendar, 1931  
14  Apointment Book, 1932  

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13 1  National Diary, 1932  
2  National Diary, 1933  
3  Journal 1, May 22, 1933-July 7, 1933  
4  Journal 2, August 11, 1933-January 11, 1934  
5  National Diary, 1935  

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14 1  National Diary, 1936  
2  National Diary, 1937  
3  Journal, 1937  
4  Standard Daily Journal, 1938  

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15 1  Appointment Book, 1938  
2  National Diary, 1939  
3  National Diary, 1940  
4  National Diary, 1941  
5  National Diary, 1942  
6  National Diary, 1943  

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16 1  Appointment Book, 1944  
2  Appointment Book, 1945  
3  Appointment Book, 1946  
4  Appointment Book, 1948  
5  Appointment Book, 1949  
6  Appointment Book, 1950  
7  Appointment Book, 1951  
8  Appointment Book, 1952  
9  Appointment Book, 1953  
10  Appointment Book, 1954  
11  Appointment Book, 1955  
12  Appointment Book, 1956  
13  Appointment Book, 1957  
14  Appointment Book, 1958  
15  Appointment Book, 1959  

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17 1  Monthly Diaries, 1959  
2  Monthly Diaries, 1960  
3  Monthly Diaries, 1961  
4  Monthly Diaries, 1962  
5  Monthly Diaries, 1963  
6  Monthly Diaries, 1964  
7  Monthly Diaries, 1965  
8  Monthly Diaries, 1966  
9  Monthly Diaries, 1967  
10  Monthly Diaries, 1968  
11  Monthly Diaries, 1970  

 Subseries 1.4: Correspondence 


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) had an extensive list of friends and colleagues with whom he corresponded over the years. Correspondence from the 1920s provides a view into the cultural and social world of a "young man about town" in Rochester, N.Y., New Haven, Conn. and New York City. The voluminous correspondence from his mother, Ida Sargeant Capella, provides its own unique perspective on Rochester during the 1920s and 1930s. After 1930, when he joined the American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology, MBS acquired many new friends and contacts within the world of Islamic and Near Eastern studies and among those associated with academic foundations and funding organizaitons. Extensive correspondence by both MBS and his wife Katharine Dennis Smith during their stay in Iran from 1933 to1937 describes life in the ex-patriate community in Isfahan; contacts with foreign scholars and travellers; and interactions with Iranians. The earliest correspondence includes only letters written to MBS, but beginning in the 1930s, he and his wife kept copies of their outgoing letters as well. MBS' correspondence with his wife during their times apart contains more information about what he is doing and life around him than is included in his letters to others. Letters become fewer in the 1940s as MBS and his wife begin conducting more business and social interchange by telephone. The correspondence of Katharine Dennis Smith [Subseries 1.8] complements that of MBS. They corresponded with many of the same people and she often answered letters written to him. She frequently handled secretarial duties for the Islamic Archives and sometimes discusses its activities in her letters. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by correspondent and years for which letters exist is noted. Both business and personal letters are included.

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18 1  Acir, Tekin, n.d.  
2  Ackerman, Phyllis, 1931, 1935  
3  Adamson, Anthony, 1943  
4  Aery, William Anthony, 1926, 1929  
5  Afan, H. A., 1933  
6  Aga-Oglu, Dr.Mehmet, 1932-1935  
7  Aga-Oglu, Dr.Mehmet, 1936-1938, 1949  
8  Akbar-Zadeh, Mortaza, 1935  
9  Ala, Hossein, 1957  
10  Ala, Husain Khan, 1934  
11  American Architect, 1931  
12  Amini, Ali, 1957  
13  Anderson, Clifford and Anderson, Dulcie, 1966  
14  Anderson, Hila B., 1932-1933  
15  Antonescu, Daniela, 1926-1928  
16  Architects' Journal, 1929-1930  
17  Architecture, , 19261929-1931  
18  Architectural Forum, Hooper, Parker Morse, 1925-1930  
19  Architectural Forum, Sheehan, Mr., 1930  
20  Architectural Forum, Stowell, Kenneth K., 1931  
21  Architectural Forum, Kocher, A. Lawrence, 1928-1929  
22  Architectural Forum, Mason,L., 1925-1928  
23  Architectural Forum, Mikkelsen, M.A., 1925-1929  
24  Architectural Forum, miscellaneous, 1929-1930  
25  Arlidge, Roberta J., 1928  
26  Armbruster, Frederick W. Jr., 192, 41932, 1969  
27  Armenian Communal Council of Isfahan, 1937  
28  Armstrong, Mary H., 1930-1931  
29  Ars Islamica, 1936  
30  Atlantic Terra Cotta Co., 1927  
31  Atlas Portland Cement Co., 1928  
32  Avinoff, A., 1933  
33  Aydelotte, Frank, 1933  
34  Aylward, Murial, 1925, 1931  
35  Azodi, Amir Aasam, 1932-1933  
36  Bailey, Mary E., 1925  
37  Baillie, Hilda, 1935  
38  Bakhtiari, G., n.d.  
39  Barnes, Heidi Specker, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1968  
40  Barnes, Helen, 1955  
41  Becker, John, 1932, 1935  
42  Beijan, A. B., 1931-1932  
43  Bell, Clara Louise, 1929  
44  Bentley, Clara B., 1922  
45  Bentley, Rev. Livingston,   
46  Berry, Burton Y., 1935, 1937-1938  

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19 1  Bidwell, Cornelia G., March 1923-April 1923   
2  Bidwell, Cornelia G., May 1923-June 1923  
3  Bidwell, Cornelia G., July 1923-August 1923  
4  Bidwell, Cornelia G., September 1923-December 1923  
5  Bidwell, Cornelia G., 1924  
6  Bidwell, Cornelia G., 1925-1928  
7  Bird, Norma, 1931, 1936  
8  Blake, Dr. Marion E., 1928  
9  Blake, Dr. Marion E., 1929  

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20 1  Blake, Dr. Marion E., 1931  
2  Blake, Dr. Marion E., 1932-1935  
3  Blake, Dr. Marion E., 1941-1943, 1948-1949  
4  Blake, Dr. Marion E., 1950-1955, 1961  
5  Blake, Robert P., 1935-1938  
6  Bliss, Robert Lewis, 1969  
6  Blossom. F.A, 1933  
6  Boddy, William Henry, 1928  
7  Boles, Antoinette, 1953  
7  Bolles, John, n.d.  
7  Bonner, Campbell, 1938  
7  Boyce, Mrs. Arthur, 1937  
8  Boyle, Keith1959  
8  Bragdon, Claude, 1925, 1935, 1937  
8  Brewster, George and Brewster, Joan, 1955-1957  
9  Brewster, Rachael, A., 1927  
9  Briggs, Ethel M., 1921  
9  Brown, Frances M., 1925  
9  Bryan, J.Y., 1959  
10  Buchthal, Hugo, 1945  
10  Burnham, Anne, 1961  
10  Burt, Miss, 1937  
11  C., Mary, 1969  
12  Calverley, Edwin E., 1945-1947  
13  Cameron, George G., 1935-1936  
13  Campbell, Edith May, 1923  
13  Campbell, Fay, 1923  
13  Campbell, Peter, 1968  
13  Campbell, Dr. W.A., 1937  
14  Capella, Ida Sargeant, May 1981-July 1918  
15  Capella, Ida Sargeant, August 1918-December 1918  
16  Capella, Ida Sargeant, January 1919-May 1919  

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21 1  Capella, Ida Sargeant, November 1922-March 1923  
2  Capella, Ida Sargeant, April 1923-June 1923  
3  Capella, Ida Sargeant, July 1923-August 1923  
4  Capella, Ida Sargeant, September 1923-November 1923  
5  Capella, Ida Sargeant, December 1923-February 1924  
6  Capella, Ida Sargeant, March 1924-June 1924  
7  Capella, Ida Sargeant, July 1924-September 1924  

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22 1  Capella, Ida Sargeant, October 1924-January 1925  
2  Capella, Ida Sargeant, February 1925-May 1925  
3  Capella, Ida Sargeant, June 1925-August 1925  
4  Capella, Ida Sargeant, September 1925-December 1925  
5  Capella, Ida Sargeant, January 1926-March 1926  
6  Capella, Ida Sargeant, April 1926-June 1926  
7  Capella, Ida Sargeant, February 1927-May 1927  
8  Capella, Ida Sargeant, June 1927-August 1927  

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23 1  Capella, Ida Sargeant, September 1927-October 1927  
2  Capella, Ida Sargeant, November 1927-December 1927  
3  Capella, Ida Sargeant, January 1928-April 1928  
4  Capella, Ida Sargeant, May 1928-September 1928  
5  Capella, Ida Sargeant, October 1928-December 1928  
6  Capella, Ida Sargeant, January 1929-April 1929  
7  Capella, Ida Sargeant, May 1929-September 1929, n.d. circa 1929[?]  
8  Capella, Ida Sargeant, January 1930-June 1931  
9  Capella, Ida Sargeant, July 1931-December 1931, n.d. circa 1931[?]  

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24 1  Capella, Ida Sargeant, 1932  
2  Capella, Ida Sargeant, 1933  
3  Capella, Ida Sargeant, 1934  
4  Capella, Ida Sargeant, March 1935-November 1937, March 1945  
5  Capello, Margaret, 1925-1926  
5  Carpenter, Mr., 1918  
6  Carpenter, Agnes Miles, 1932-1933  
7  Carpenter, John C., 1923  
7  Carr, Donald W., circa 1935  
7  Carroll, John, 1933[?]  
7  Cartwright, L. Charles, 1935  
8  Carus, Elizabeth (Libby), 1931-1933  
9  Chadbourn, Capt. Philip and Chadbourn, Jane, 1925  
10  Chamberlain, Samuel, 1927  
10  Chagtai, M. Abdulla, 1935-1936  
11  Childs, J. Rives, 1934-1935  
12  Clapp, Frederick, 1934, 1937  
12  Clapp, Verner W., , 19551956  
13  Clark, Claribel R., 1927  
13  Clarke, Edward P., 1924, 1927  
13  Clune, Henry W., 1926  
14  Clune, Henry W., 1945  
14  Coleman, Laurence Vail, 1935  
14  Collier, Nina, 1946, 1969, n.d.  
15  Commissioner of Jurors New York, ;1937  
15  Communal Council, Djulfa, 1937  
15  Conant, Kenneth, 1944,   
15  1947, 1968  
16  Constantine, M. (Polly), 1931  
16  Cook, Catherine, 1932  
16  Cook, Walter, 1936-1938  
17  Coolidge, Rosamund, 1930, 1931  
17  Coomber, George F., 1964, 1970  
17  Cooper, Jack, 1935  
18  Crain, Earl T., 1935-1936  

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25 1  Crane, Mary, 1936-1937  
2  Crawford, Robert, 1963  
2  Crawley, Prof. Stanley W., 1969  
3  Creswell, K.A.C. (Archie), 1933-1938, 1947, 1962-1963, 1967-1968  
3  Creswell, Marjery [sp?], 1952  
4  Cret, Paul, n.d.  
4  Cruikshank, Dr., 1933  
4  Dalgliesh, Harold, 1969  
5  Dana, Richard H. Jr., 1924-1925, 1929, n.d.  
6  Daniels, Alice W., 1923-1924  
7  Darcy, Sandy, 1969  
8  Davis, W. Bowdoin, 1967  
8  Day, Alice F., 1933  
8  Day, Clarence S. Jr., 1926  
8  Day, Evelyn, 1927, 1931, 1932  
9  Day, Florence E. (Flossie), 1935-1936, 1939-1940  
10  Day, Willuleima [sp?] (Mrs. George), 1926-1927  
11  Debevoise, Dr. Neilson C., 1935-1937  
12  DeLancey, Anna, ; 1923  
12  DeLancey, Darragh, ; 1923-19241927, n.d.  
13  DeLorey, Eustache, 1933, 1938  
14  Dennis, Col. Edward B., 1935, 1937, 1948, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1970  
15  Dennis, Robert B., 1936  
15  Denton, Ethel, 1922  
15  DerNersessian, Sirarpie, 1937-1938  
16  Detweiler, A. Henry, 1933, 1935-1937  
17  Dickerman, William Carter Sr., 1929  
17  Dickerman, William C. Jr., 1926  
18  Dickinson, Miss Raymond, 1933-1935  
19  Diez, Ernst, 1935-1938  
20  Dikiaos, P., 1933  
20  Dimand, Maurice S., 1934, 1936, 1947  
21  Donaldson, Joseph E., 1937  
21  Draser, 1926  
21  Dresser, Henry A., 1925  
21  Duncan, Perry, 1924  

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26 1  Dyer, Susan L., 1921, 1922, 1925-1926,   
1  Ebtehaj, G.H., 1937  
1  Edge, Rosalie, 1926  
2  Edmonds, Dorothy J., 1926-1929, 1931-1932, 1936, n.d.  
3  Edmonds, Florence (Foshie), 1926, 1928-1931  
4  Edmonds, Harry, ; 1946  
4  Edmonds Margaret (Markie), 1926-1928, n.d.  
5  Elder, John, 1937  
5  Elsberg, H.A., 1933  
5  Elkins, Ethel C., 1933-1936  
6  Elkins, Ethel C., ; 1922  
6  Emack, John D. Co., 1921  
7  Emmerson, William, 1926-1930, 1936  
8  Esin, Seyfullah, ; 1959  
8  Esty, Frances L., 1933  
9  Ettinghausen, Richard, 1938, 1944-1947  
10  Ewing, Mrs. Hazle Buck, n.d.  
10  Felt, Rev. Jesse B., 1933  
10  Fessler, Doris R., 1950-1951  
11  Field, Henry, 1932-1935, 1938, 1940  
12  Field, Henry, 1941-1942, 1946-1947, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1965, 1969  
13  Field Museum of Natural History, 1940  
13  Fisher, Commodore B., 1935  
13  Fisher, Mrs. E.A., 1933  
13  Fitzgerald, Susan, 1929, 1930  
14  Flexner, Dr. Abraham, 1936-1937, 1939  
14  Flury, Dr. Samuel, 1934-1935  
14  Flury-Jucker, Mrs. M., 1935, 1937  
15  Ford, Radha , 1924  
15  Forman, Elizabeth C., 1929  
15  Foster, Wm. Dewey, 1929  
16  Fowler, Florence Grey, 1928-1931, 1936, n.d.  

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27 1  Franck, Peter and Franck,Dorothea, 1969  
1  Freedman, Louis A., 1933  
1  Frye, Richard, 1952  
1  Fuller, Ann, 1934-1935  
2  Fulloch, Mary V.S., n.d.  
2  Funk, Mrs., 1937  
2  Furst, Henry, 1931,   
2  ; Gabriel, Albert, 1933-19341938  
3  Galitzi, Christine, March 1927-March 1928  
4  Galitzi, Christine, April 1928-December 1928   
5  Galitzi, Christine, January 1929-October 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, n.d.  
6  Garden and Home Builder, 1926-1927  
6  Garrett, David, 1970  
6  Gasser, Monique, 1928  
6  Gebhard, David, 1970  
7  Gebhard, Pat, 1964  
7  Geddes, Charles L., 1966, 1969  
7  Gettens, Rutherford J., 1958  
7  Gilbert, Creighton, 1972  
7  Gilechrist, Donald, 1922  
7  Glidden, Harold, 1940  
8  Godard, Andre, 1934-1937, n.d.  
9  Godard, Yedda (Mrs. Andre), 1935-1937  
10  Gokdogan, Makbul, 1960  
10  Goldschmidt, Arthur, 1965, 1968  
10  Goodale, Robert C., 1927-1928, n.d.  
11  Goodchild, Donald, 1934-1935  
12  Goodchild, Donald, 1936-1938, 1946  

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28 1  Goold, Herbert S., 1933  
1  Grant, Myron E., 1933[?]  
1  Graves, Mortimer, 1934  
1  Gregg, Clifford C., 1941, 1942  
2  Grenet, Armandine, 1919-1923  
2  Griswold, Joseph W., 1922-1923  
2  Groseclose, Elgin, 1965  
2  Groseclose, Louisa, 1951  
3  Grunzweig, Amy, 1934  
3  Gund, Josephine (Jo), 1929  
3  Gunnis, R., 1933  
3  Gunsaulus, Helen C., 1936  
4  Hackett, Doheny, 1923-1924, 1926  
5  Haddad, Dr. Yusif, 1933, 1937  
5  Haight, Isabel H., 1938  
5  Hall, Ardelia Ripley, 1933, 1936, 1938  
6  Hall, G.K. and Co., 1970  
6  Hallet, Stanley, 1969  
6  Hallock, Rev. G.B.F., 1918  
6  Hamlin, Talbot, 1944, 1946  
6  Harding, Eleanor, 1926  
7  Hare, Jule (Mrs. Raymond), ; 1960, 1961  
7  Hare, Amb. Raymond, 1934-1935, 19691-1963  
8  Harper, Jane, 1933, 1936, 1955, 1956  
8  Harrison, J.V., 1936-1937  
9  Harrold, Elisabeth Sean, 1930  
10  Harrold, Elisabeth Sean, 1931  
11  Haselof, Dr. Arthur, 1932  
11  Hauser, Walter, 1947  
11  Hauser, William S., 1933  
11  Havan, Raymond D., 1924  
12  Heard, John Jr., 1930-1931  
12  Heindel, Richard H., 1965, 1969  
13  Hekmat, Ali, 1937  
13  Henderson, Charlotte, 1922  
13  Hendrian, O.A., 1936  
13  Henry, Clover Cox (Mrs. David Graham), 1929-1930, 1932-1933, 1936  
13  Henry, Philip, 1929  
14  Herzfeld, Ernst, 1934-1940  

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29 1  Hidalgo, Luis, 1931-1932, n.d.  
1  Hitti, Philip, 1945  
1  Hofer, Philip, 1933  
2  Hogben, Peggy, 1969  
2  Holm[?], Michael, 1933  
2  Hopkins, Hester A., 1921-1923  
2  Hopkins, Martha P., 1921, 1922  
3  Horbenko, Ivan, 1935  
3  Horn, Milton, 1967  
3  Hornibrook, William H., 1965-1966  
3  Hovsepian, Johnny, 1934  
4  Hull, Ethel G., 1923-1924  
5  Hunley, Ed., 1975  
5  Huntington, Prof. Ellsworth, 1933  
5  Huntington, Thomas W., 1968  
6  Hutton, Edward P., 1934, 1936  
6  Igdemir, Ulug, 1960  
6  Iliffe, R., 1937  
6  Imam-Zadeh, 1936  
7  Indek[?], Fritz, 1924  
7  Ingholt, Dr. Harold, 1936-1938  
7  Intourist Iran, 1937  
8  Ipsiroglu, M.S., 1960  
8  Jackson, Kate, 1933  
8  Jalla, Clara, circa 1928[?]  
8  Jamali, Dr. Johammad Fadhil and Jamali, Sarah, 1936  
9  Jayne, Horace H.F., 1933-1937  
10  Johnson, Vieno T., 1943  
11  Jones, R. Alice (Mrs. W.F.), 1923-1924  
12  Jordahl, Helen Agnes, 1924  
12  Jordan, Dr. Julius, 1937  
12  Keeling, Maj. E.H., 1935, 1937  
13  Keiser, George C., 1933  
13  Keith, Elmer D., 1923-1924  
13  Kiachif, Ali Akber, 1933  
13  Kiachif, G. H., 1933  
14  Kidson, Peter, 1959  
14  King, David A., 1967  
14  Koehler, W.R.W., 1935  
15  Koepke, Dorothy (Dot), 1928-1929, n.d.  

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30 1  Korn, Charles, 1933  
1  Kuban, Prof.Dogan, 1962-1963  
2  Kuban, Prof.Dogan, 1964-1965  
3  Kuban, Prof.Dogan, 1966-1969  
3  Kuban, Sabiha, 1964, 1966  
4  Kuran, Aptullah, 1960, 1968  
4  Laerum, Didrik, 1936  
4  Langer, Catherine, 1923  
4  Latimer, Madeline, 1969  
5  Lloyd, Nathanial, 1927-1928, 1930-1931, 1933  
6  Lockhart, Laurence, 1955  
6  Lovegrove, William A., 1958  
6  Loxley, Peter, 1936-1937  
7  Lush, Marjorie Ann, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1931  
7  Lutyens, Edwin L., 1936  
7  Luyten, William, 1931, 1933  
7  McCloy, Helen, 1931  
8  McCown, Donald, 1934-1937  
9  McDowell, Dr. Robert H., 1935  
9  McEwan, Frederick, circa 1936?  
9  McFarland, Ross, n.d.  
9  McLain, Mrs. Raymond F., 1965  
10  McLain, Mrs. Raymond F., 1933  
10  McNeely, Dr. and McNeely, Mrs. William F., 1969  
10  McWilliams, Donald S., 1928, 1932, 1936  
10  Magnes, Dr. Judah L., 1936  
11  Maldarelli, Oronzio and Maldarelli, Tillie, 1931-1933, 1936, 1946, 1950-1951, 1960-1961  
12  Marshall, John, 1933, 1949, 1953  
12  Mathews, Evelyn, 1924  
12  Mathias, James, 1951, 1963  
12  Matsumoto, Shige, (George S.), 1924-1927  
13  Matsuoka, Asa Ko, ; 1930-1931  
13  Mayer, Prof. L.A., 1933-1937  
14  Medieval Academy of America, 1935  
14  Meeks, Everett Victor, 1928  
14  Merriam, Gordon Phelps, 1936-1937  
15  Merrick, Henrieta Sands, (Mrs. Richard T.), ; Michael, Alice C., 1936, n.d.1923  
15    
16  Michael, Alice C., 1924-1925  

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31 1  Miles, George C., 1935-1937, 1947  
2  Miller, Jessie V., 1921-1924  
3  Miller, Marjorie, 1931  
3  Miller, O.M., 1933  
3  Miner, Dorothy, 1935-1936  
3  Minorsky, Vladimer, 1946, 1952, 1955  
4  Mir, Dr.Wahed A., 1971  
4  Mirzayantz, J. B., 1933  
5  Moe, Cadsie, (Mrs. Chris), 1961  
5  Moe, Edith, (Mrs. Henry A.), 1950, 1961, 1965, n.d.  
6  Moe, Henry Allen, 1927-1930  
7  Moe, Henry Allen, 1933-1935  
8  Moe, Henry Allen, 1936  
9  Moe, Henry Allen, 1937-1939  
10  Moe, Henry Allen, 1940-1942  
11  Moe, Henry Allen, 1943-1945  
12  Moe, Henry Allen, 1946, 1948-1953, 1955  
13  Moe, Henry Allen, 1961-1963  
14  Moe, Henry Allen, 1964-1966  
15  Moe, Henry Allen, 1967-1970, n.d.  

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32 1  Mojudi, Hassan, n.d.  
1  Mongan, Agnes, 1928-1931  
2  Mongan, Agnes, 1932, 1935-1936, 1942-1944, 1946, 1953-1954  
3  Mongan, Elizabeth, 1950, 1953  
3  Moose, Jimmy, 1937  
3  More-Molyneux, Christobel, 1933  
4  Morosov, B., 1935-1937  
4  Morris, Mildred, 1925, 1927-1929, 1931  
4  Morsman, Mrs.Edgar M., 1933  
5  Mostofi, Khosrow, 1968-1969  
5  Mueller, M., 1927  
5  Mumford, L. Quincy, 1963  
5  Mundt, Ernest, 1942  
5  Munro, Donald, 1933  
6  National Lime Association, 1933  
6  Negahban, Dr. Ezat O., 1967  
6  New York Times, 1932-1933  
6  Noyes, Eliot F., 1935-1936  
7  Oechsner, F. C., ; ; 1928  
7  Oldfather, Helen , 1928  
7  Olmstead, Prof. Albert T., 1933, 1937  
8  Oppenheim, Baron Dr. Max Freiherr von, 1931-1934  
9  Pacifici, Armando, n.d.  
9  Payne, J.D., 1937  
9  Pearson, Helen, 1927-1928, 1931  
9  Peet, Sara, (Sally), 1931  
10  Pencil Points Magazine, ; 1927/1929, 1931  
10  Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners of Architects, 1929  
11  Perry, Hilda, (Mrs. Reginald), 1928-1930, 1932-1934, n.d.  
12  Pfeiffer, Homer F., (Sig), 1927-1937, 1931-1933, 1970  
12  Pfeiffer, Louise, (Mrs. Kurt Detmers), 1953, 1961, 1964, 1968  
13  Pfeiffer, Louise, (Mrs. Kurt Detmers), 1946, 1950, 1953-1955  
14  Pfeiffer, Louise, (Mrs. Kurt Detmers), 1958-1961  
15  Pfeiffer, Louise, (Mrs. Kurt Detmers), 1962-1963  
16  Pfeiffer, Louise, (Mrs. Kurt Detmers), , 1964-1969n.d.  
17  Pfeiffer, Robert Henry, 1950, 1953-1954  

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33 1  Pope, Arthur Upham, 1930-1933  
2  Pope, Arthur Upham, 1937, 1941  
3  Pope, John A., 1953  
3  Porter, A. Kingsley, 1926, 1931  
3  Porter, Alan, 1923-1924  
3  Porter, Andrew T., 1925  
4  Porter, Anna, (Mrs. Gerald Davidson), July 1925-August 1925  
5  Porter, Anna, (Mrs. Gerald Davidson), September 1925-October 1925  
6  Porter, Anna, (Mrs. Gerald Davidson), November 1925-April 1926  
7  Porter, Anna, (Mrs. Gerald Davidson), June 1926-1928, n.d.  
8  Porter, Anna, (Mrs. Gerald Davidson), 1929, 1931-1933  

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34 1  Porter, Franklin, ; 1925  
1  Porter, Jane, (Mrs. Andrew T.), 1924-1926, 1931-1932, n.d.  
2  Potter, Jill, (Mrs. Allyn Cot[?]), 1926-1928  
2  Potter, Wellington, 1933  
3  Powers, Margaret J., 1927-1928  
4  Pratt Institute, 1962  
4  Price, Ethel Mary, 1920-1922  
4  Protzner, Laura M., 1932  
4  Rand[?], Carol B., 1957  
5  Randell, Alex B., 1930  
5  Reed, Alma, 1930  
5  Reed, Gordon W., 1933  
6  Reimer, Elizabeth, 1924-1926  
7  Rice, David Talbott, 1933  
7  Rice, Neil W., 1930  
7  Richar, Nellie, 1939  
7  Richards, H.M.S., 1968  
8  Richter, F.J.P., 1933-1936  
9  Richter, Irene M., (Mrs. Stanley L.), ; 1929, 1931-1932, 1934  
9  Riefstahl, Elizabeth T., (Mrs. Rudolf M.), 1933, 1937  
10  Riefstahl, Prof. Rudolf M., 1933-1934  
11  Riefstahl, Prof. Rudolf M., 1935-1936  
12  Romberg, Lucy, (Lucia), 1927-1928  
13  Rome, T. Herzyl, 1935-1936  
13  Rosenzweig, Irene, 1961  
13  Ross, Dora, (Mrs. E. Dennison), 1932-1933  
13  Ross, E. Dennison, 1933  

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35 1  Rostovzeff, Prof. Mikhail I., 1936  
1  Rowan, Edward B., 1933  
1  Rudolph, Sally, 1964  
1  Sachs, Prof. Paul J., 1930  
1  Sade, Sam, 1945  
2  Saleh, Ali P., 1937  
2  Salmany[?], Alfred, 1937  
2  Salour, A., 1937  
2  Salti, Amer, 1969  
2  Samuel, David L., 1935  
3  Sarre, Prof. Friedrich, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1938  
3  Sauvaget, J., 1938  
3  Saylor, H.H., 1930  
3  Schaffter, C.M., 1951, 1952  
4  Schaler, Otto, 1965  
4  Schmidt, Erich, , 1932-19331935-1936  
4  Schroeder, Amy, (Mrs. Hyman), 1933-1937  
5  Schroeder, Eric, 1933-1937, 1939-1942, 1944, 1950, 1957  
6  Schroeder, Hyman, 1933, 1935-1937, 1946, 1968  
7  Seaver, Esther T., 1931, 1938  
7  Seyler, Carl, 1923, 1925-1926  
7  Seyrig, Henri, 1938  
8  Shapley, John, 1933, 1937  
8  Sheehan, Agnes, 1921-1922  
8  Silcock, Arnold, 1933  
9  Simon and Simon Architects, 1928-1931  
10  Simsar, M., 1932  
10  Smith, Christine Punnett, 1925  
10  Smith, David Eugene, 1933  
11  Smith, Ellis Sargeant, 1918, 1921, 1923-1924  
12  Smith, Ellis Sargeant, 1925-1929, 1931-1932  
13  Smith, Ellis Sargeant, 1933-1940, 1946, 1954, 1956, 1959-1961, 1964-1966  

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36 1  Smith, Henry Lewis, (Harry), circa 1938 [?], n.d.  
2  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), 1931-1934, n.d.  
3  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), June 1937-July 1937  
4  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), August 1937-September 1937  
5  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), October 1937-December 1937  
6  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), April 1938-September 1938  
7  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), October 1938-July 1939  
8  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), September 1939-May 1941  
9  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), August 1942-September 1944  

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37 1  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), October 1944  
2  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), November 1944-December 1944  
3  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), January 1945  
4  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), February 1945  
5  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), March 1945  
6  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), April 1945  
7  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), May 1945  

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38 1  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), June 1945, December 1945-January 1946, December 1946  
2  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), June 1953-September 1953, June 1954-September 1954  
3  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), May 1955-December 1955  
8  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), 1956  
5  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), 1957  
6  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), May 1958-August 1958  
7  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), 1959  
8  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), 1960  
9  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), May 1962, April 1963-December 1963  
10  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), July 1964-August 1964, July 1965-August 1965, October 1965  
11  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), February 1966-June 1966  

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39 1  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), July 1966-October1966  
2  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), August 1967, January 1968, October 1968, February 1969-May 1969  
3  Smith, Katharine J. Dennis, (Mrs. Myron B.), August 1969-October 1969, n.d.  
4  Smith, Marjorie , (Peg)(Mrs. Ellis), ; 1923, 1925, 1926, 1929, 1932, 1937  
4  Smith[?], Martha, 1939  
5  Snyder, Renee Abernathy, 1970  
5  Spaulding, Thankful, 1921-1923, n.d.  
5  Sprague, Alice B., (Mrs. Carlton), 1933  
5  Stanley, E. Tucker, 1931  
6  Stebbins, E. Vail, 1933-1937  
7  Stebbins, E. Vail, 1939-1941, 1943-1944, 1949-1950  
8  Stebbins, Ethel, 1950  
8  Stebbins, Rowland Jr., 1959, 1961  
8  Stern, R.F.S., 1933  
8  Stoddard, Ralph P., 1933  
9  Stone, Hope H., 1927-1929, 1931  
9  Stone Magazine, 1929  
9  Straus, Sarah, n.d.  
9  Strayer, Paul Moore, 1922-1924, 1932  
10  Streeper, Robert P., 1933  
10  Summerscale, John, 1937  
10  Sunderland, Elizabeth R., 1966  
11  Talbot, Phillips, 1939  
11  Taylor, Francis Henry, 1933  
11  Taylor, Otis, 1933  
11  Terhune, A. McKinley, 1948  
12  Thorne, Sam, 1926-1927, 1956  
12  Tinnan, Lee, 1967  
12  Toksoz, Dr. Cemil, 1958  
12  Toraei, Dr. Ibrahim El, 1970  

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40 1  Tournier, Louis, 1919, 1920, 1931  
1  Trewithen[?] G., 1935  
1  Trott, A.C., 1937  
1  Tulloch, Rudolph Lang, 1924-1928  
2  Tushingham, A.D., (Doug), 1964  
2  Twitchell, K.S., 1946, 1953  
2  University of London, 1946  
2  Upton, Joseph M., 1937, 1947  
3  Vanderbilt, Paul, 1940  
3  VanDeCarr, N.A., 1933  
3  Vandercook, John W., (Jack), 1929  
3  Vandercook, Margaret M., (Mrs. John W.), 1929, 1933  
4  Vandercook, Margaret W., 1928-1929, 1932, 1944  
5  Van Nice, Betty, (Mrs. Robert), 1937  
5  Van Nice, Robert, 1936-1937, 1939-1941, 1944  
6  Van Toch, Jeannie, 1932-1936  
7  Vincent, Henri, 1921-1922  
7  Vogel, J. Ph., 1936  
7  Wadsworth, Cleomie, 1946-1947  
7  Wain, [?], n.d.  
8  Wakefield, Olive Catharine Lindsay, (Mrs. Paul), 1928, 1932-1933  
8  Walker, Greta, 1936  
8  Walker, Nancy, 1927-1928  
9  Walter, Gwladys, (Mrs. Vivian), 1935, 1951-1952, n.d.  
9  Walter, Vivian L., 1943  
9  Warburg, Edward, 1933  
10  Warner, Langdon, 1930-1933, 1935, n.d.  
11  Warren, Alice K., 1929, 1930, n.d.  
11  Webber, John W., 1933  
11  Webster, Ida Brown, 1933  
11  Webster, Morton S., 1924  
12  Whittemore, Thomas, 1938  
12  Wilber, Donald, 1935  
12  Wilder, Bertha, 1923  
12  Wilder, Elizabeth, 1947  
13  Wildung, Frank H., 1933  
13  Wilkinson, Charles K., 1937, 1947  
13  Williams, Dr. Maynard Owen, 1933  
13  Wilmot, Sydney, 1933  
14  Wilson, Everitt W., 1933  
14  Wilson, Rev. J. Christy, 1936-1937  
14  Wilson, John A., 1936, 1945, 1947, 1962  
15  Windust, Marjorie, 1931, 1946, n.d.  
15  Winter, John G., 1938  
15  Wise, Conrad, 1968  
16  Wittek, Paul, 1935-1938  
17  Worthington, Isabel S., 1921, 1929  
17  Wright, Edwin, 1946  
17  Wulsin, Frederick R., 1933  
17  Wulsin, Lusannie C., 1933  
18  Wylie, Andrew, 1934  
18  Yassine, Anis, 1933  
18  Yassine, Sami, 1933-1934, 1936, 1958  
18  Yen, T.B., 1924  
19  Young, Herrick B., 1934-1937  
20  Young, John, 1968  
20  Young, Mabelle, 1959  
20  Young, T. Cuyler, 1962/1963, 19565  
20  Unidentified, "Ida", 1926  
20  Unidentified, "Jane", 1935  

 Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials  


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) published very little material based on his 1920s field research on Italian stone and brick work or his 1930s field research on Islamic architecture in Iran. His Italian research, undertaken as a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow before and after graduation from Yale University, resulted in several journal articles. The results of his Iran research, while a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), appeared as a series of journal articles from 1935-1940. At the time of his death, MBS was reworking his 1947 Ph. D. thesis on the vault in Iranian architecture in anticipation of publishing it as a book. During his field research in Iran, MBS photographed and made architectural sketches of many Islamic buildings and monuments. Much of his subsequent scholarly work resulted in photographic exhibits and illustrated lectures. He lectured at academic venues in the United States and abroad, the latter hosted by the United States Information Service (USIS).

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41 1  "The Vault in Persian Architecture: A Provisional Classification, with Notes on Construction," Volume I Text, A Dissertation submitted to the Board of University Studies of The Johns Hopkins University in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, April 1947  
2  Captions for Plates and Figures  

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42 1  "The Vault in Persian Architecture: A Provisional Classification, with Notes on Construction," Volume II Plates, A Dissertation submitted to the Board of University Studies of The Johns Hopkins University in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, April 1947  

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43 1  "Vaulting Techniques in Iranian Muslim Architecture," by Myron Bement Smith, edited, with additional material by D. Kuban, n.d.  
2  Prof. Dogan Kuban Report of MBS Persian Vaulting Manuscript  
3  Proposed Outline for MBS Persian Vaulting Book  
4  "Techniques of Construction," manuscript  
5  "Monuments Cited by MBS in Manuscript"  
6  Pen and Ink Architectural Drawings  
7  Miscellaneous MBS Materials  

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44 1  Manuscript and Architectural Articles, 1921-1927  
2  "Journal of a Contemporary," two-part manuscript, 1927  
3  "North Italian Brickwork; Parts I -VI," The Architectural Record, 1927  
4  "Architectural Terra Cottas of the Byzantine and Lombard Periods," manuscript, 1929  
5  "North Italian Brick Chimneys: Part IV." The Architectural Record, n.d.  
6  "Nail Studded Doors from North Italy," Parts I and II, The Architectural Record, 1930  
7  "An Analysis of Florentine Stonework," The Architects' Journal, 1931  
8  "Italian Stonework: Parts I - IV," The Architectural Record, n.d.  
9  "Persian Arts and Crafts in London," The Antiquarian, 1931  
10  "Persian Fresco Paintings," with notes by Myron Bement Smith, American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology, 1932  
11  Miscellaneous Published and Unpublished Material, circa 1930s  
12  "Material for a Corpus of Early Iranian Islamic Architecture: Series AI to AIII," bound Ars Islamica reprints, 1935-1939  
13  "Materials for a Corpus of Early Iranian Islamic Architecture: Supplement I, II," bound reprints, 1932, 1939  

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45 1  "Material for a Corpus of Early Iranian Islamic Architecture: Series BI to BV," bound reprints, 1935-1940  
2  "The Wood Mimbar in the Masdjid-i Djami, Nain," Ars Islamica reprint, 1938  
3  "The Archaeological Importance of the Monuments of Isfahan," manuscript, Persian translation, 1936; Revue du Touring Club de L'Iran reprint, 1937  
4  Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Published Material, circa 1940s  
5  Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Published Material, circa 1950s  
6  "A New Gateway to the Treasures of Turkish Architecture and Fine Arts," manuscript, 1959  
7  Miscellaneous Manuscripts and Published Material, circa 1960s  
8  "Iran-UNESCO Special Program: Report of Mission, Washington, Paris, Tehran, Paris, Washington, 22 February-1 April 1969," unpublished report, February 22, 1969-April 1, 1969  
9  Investigation of the Use of Photodocuments in the Teaching of the Languages, Cultures, and Civilization of the Near East, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, June 1970  
10  Islamic Architecture, bibliographies  
11  "Distribution of Greek Vaults and Arches," notes and maps   

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46 1  Lectures, dates, venues and topics, 1940-1960  
2  Lecture Slide Lists, circa 1940s  
3  Lecture Slide Lists, circa 1940s, circa 1950s, circa 1960s, n.d.  
4  Lecture Texts and Notes, 1932-1943  
5  Lecture Texts and Notes, 1946-1948  
6  Lecture Texts and Notes, , 1953-1969n.d.  
7  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture I, 1955  
8  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture II, 1955  
9  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture III, 1955  
10  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture IV, 1955  
11  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture V, 1955  
12  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture VI, 1955  
13  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture VII, 1955  
14  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture VIII, 1955  
15  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture XI, 1955  
16  The Mathews Lectures, Columbia University, lecture X, 1955  
17  "Islamic Architecture and the West," subsequent presentations, lecture text, 1957-1958  

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47 1  Proposed Lecture Topics, 1947-1969, n.d.  
2  Lecture Tours, newspaper clippings, 1943-1958  
3  Lecture Tours, newspaper clippings, 1960s  
4  International Education Exchange Travel, 1957-1958  
5  International Education Exchange Travel, 1959-1960  
6  Travel Notes, 1967-1968  
7  Photograph Exhibits, 1939-1964  
8  Photographs and Captions for unidentified MBS Exhibit, Iran  
9  Photograph Captions, unidentified MBS exhibit, Iran  
10  University of Utah Exhibit, correspondence, 1969  
11  Photograph Captions, unidentified Islamic architecture exhibit  
12  "Photographs of Islamic Monuments of Iran and their Decoration," exhibit inventory  
13  "Architecture as Cultural Expression: Monuments of Islamic Architecture of Persia and their Decoration," Library of Congress exhibit, 1953  

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48 1  "Photographs of Islamic Architecture of Iran," background information  
2  "Photographs of Islamic Architecture of Iran," exhibit captions, 1953  
3  Exhibit photographs # 1-10, 1953  
4  Exhibit photographs # 11-20, 1953  
5  Exhibit photographs #21-29, 1953  
6  "Monuments of Islamic Architecture of Persia," exhibit captions  

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49 1  Posters for Lectures and Exhibits  

 Subseries 1.6: Italy Research , 19251927-1928 


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship to study Italian brickwork and stone work. He travelled extensively in northern Italy and along the Dalmatian Coast photographing architectural features of local buildings. Information about his fellowship, the logistics of his field work, his photograph albums and architectural sketches were retained with his other papers after his death. The negatives from his Italian photographs were donated to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.

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50 1  Italy Fieldwork, documents, permits and miscellaneous items, 1925  
2  Italy Fieldwork, documents, permits and miscellaneous items, 1927-1928  
3  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, correspondence, 1926-1927  
4  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, fellowship application and renewal paperwork, 1927-1928  
5  MBS Italy Photographs, part 1, Aosta to Fermo  
6  MBS Italy Photographs, part 2, Fossalta di Portogruaro to Parenzo  
7  MBS Italy Photographs, part 3, Pavia to Pomposa  
8  MBS Italy Photographs, part 4, Ravenna to Siena  
9  MBS Italy Photographs, part 5, Torcello to Vicolongo  
10  MBS Yugoslavia Photographs, Sebenico to Zara  
11  Brickwork and Stonework Study Album, Bologna, Como and Cremona  
12  Brickwork and Stonework Study Album, Mantua, Monza, Murano, Padua, Parma, Piacenza and Verona  
13  Architectural Sketches, Verona, circa 1920s  
14  Architectural Drawings, northern Italian brick chimneys, circa 1920s  
15  Architectural Drawings, Italian renaissance details, circa 1920s  
16  Architectural Drawings, Italian stone work, 1928  
17  Architectural Drawings, North Italy nail studded doors, 1930  
18  Architectural Drawings, vaults, Italy, n.d.  
19  Photographs Submitted to the Architectural Record  
20  "Brick Details of Italy,"photograph album  
21  Pre-Gothic Italian Terra Cottas, photograph layout  

 Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937 


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) received a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies to study Islamic architecture in Iran. His wife Katharine accompanied him and managed their household, which included both servants and research staff. Papers and documents include information about equipment taken or bought subsequently and dealing with Iranian customs regulations and travel requirements. Some information on MBS' proposed research methodology is included. Information on housekeeping requirements for what MBS referred to variously as the Expedition House or Staff House, a faculty residence rented from Stuart College in Isfahan, is included both here and in the correspondence of Katharine Dennis Smith, Subseries 1.8. Several folders deal with the serious motor accident the Smiths suffered en route to Iran in 1933 and Katharine's lengthy rehabilitation from a broken back. Information about MBS' research assistants in Isfahan varies in detail; there is a lot of information about the suicide of Karl Bergner, who came to work for MBS in 1936 after working for Ernst Herzfeld at Persepolis. Also of interest are the occasional newsletters describing life in Iran witten by Katharine and circulated widely to friends back home.

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51 1  American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Grant Application  
2  ACLS Correspondence About Grant, 1932-1933  
3  Letters of Recommendation to ACLS  
4  ACLS Grant, financial and administrative information, 1933-1936  
5  Progress Reports to ACLS, 1933-1935  
6  Pre-trip Notes and Information  
7  Pre-trip Research Materials  
8  Photographic Equipment Brochures, 1933  
9  Research Methodology Notes  
10  Letters of Introduction, 1933  
11  Contact Information, calling cards  
12  Cameras and Photographic Equipment, inventory, June 1933  
13  Automobile and Accessories, inventory, June 1933  
14  Travel Outfit, inventory, June 1933  
15  Receipts for Equipment and Personal Purchases, 1933  
16  Travel Tickets, Receipts and Contracts, 1933  
17  Katharine Dennis Smith Travel Notes, May 30, 1933-July 1, 1933  
18  Accident in Iraq, MBS and Katharine Dennis Smith correspondence, 1933  
19  Accident in Iraq, MBS deposition, July 11, 1933  
20  Accident in Iraq, correspondence and documents, July 1933-September 1933  
21  Accident in Iraq, correspondence and documents, October 1933-December 1933  
22  Accident in Iraq, correspondence and documents, January 1934-September 1934  

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52 1  Accident in Iraq, correspondence and documents, October 1934-December 1937  
2  Accident in Iraq, lawsuit against Deboch and Ackach, correspondence and documents, 1933-1937  
3  Staff House, notes, documents and correspondence, 1934  
4  Staff House, notes, documents and correspondence, 1935  
5  Staff House, notes, documents and correspondence, 1936-1937  
6  Katharine Dennis Smith Correspondence with Winifred H. Tweedie, 1934-1935  
7  Karl Bergner Correspondence with MBS, October 1935-March 1936  
8  Karl Bergner, administrative arrangements, accounts and receipts. May 1936-July 1936  
9  Karl Bergner Suicide, July 1936  
10  Karl Bergner disposal of personal effects   
11  Karl Bergner MBS correspondence with relatives and friends   
12  Karl Bergner photograph with dog Romeo, n.d.  
13  Robert and Elizabeth Van Nice, documents, correspondence and notes, 1936-1937  
14  Mary Crane, documents, correspondence and notes, 1936-1937  
15  Research Staff, miscellaneous   
16  Household Staff  
17  MBS and Katharine Dennis Smith Iranian Identity Documents  
18  Automobile and Trailer Brochures, receipts and correspondence, 1933-1936  
19  Photographic Equipment, Film and Scientific Instruments, receipts and correspondence, 1933-1936  
20  Photographic Equipment, notes  

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53 1  Personal Effects and Equipment Shipment, documents, correspondence and receipts, 1933-1937  
2  Correspondence with American and Iranian Officials, 1933-1936  
3  Import Licenses and Duties, correspondence, receipts and notes, 1935-1937  
4  Logistics Support in Iran, correspondence and receipts, 1934-1935  
5  Logistics Support in Iran, correspondence and receipts, 1936  
6  Logistics Support in Iran, correspondence and receipts, 1937  
7  Automobile and Personal Property Insurance Policies, correspondence, 1933-1938  
8  Imperial Bank of Persia (Iran), correspondence, 1934-1937  
9  Imperial Bank of Persia (Iran), deposit slips, payments and documents, 1934-1937  
10  Banque Ottomane Teheran, correspondence and documents, 1934  
11  Banque Melle Iran, correspondence and documents, 1936  
12  Certificates of Purchase of Foreign Exchange, 1936-1937  
13  Bank of the Manhattan Company, correspondence and documents, 1936-1937  

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54 1  Medicines, Health, Sanitation, Household Supplies and Recipes   
2  Miscellaneous Household Accounts  
3  MBS Dispute with Neighbor, depositions and trial, 1935  
4  MBS Arrangements at the Masjid-i Jomeh, 1936-1937  
5  Travel in Iran, documents, itineraries and notes, 1934-1937  
6  Miscellaneous Iranian Documents  
7  Firdousi Congress, October 1934  
8  Request for Copyright Information  
9  MBS Book Orders, Blackwell to Hiersemann, 1933-1937  
10  MBS Book Orders, Kegan, 1933-1937  
11  MBS Book Orders, Koehler to Probsthain, 1933-1937  
12  MBS Book Orders, Rosen, 1933-1937  
13  MBS Book Orders, Wasmuth, 1933-1937  
14  Request for Exit Documents, 1937  
15  Shipment of Books, Film and Personal Effects to United States, 1937  
16  Book and Packing Crate Inventories, U.S. Customs declaration, 1937  
17  Miscellaneous Shipment Notes, 1937  
18  Travel Arrangements Iran to United States, 1937  
19  Newsletters to Friends and Family, 1935, 1936  
20  Newsletters, travel notes and letters.  
21  Newsletter Printing and Distribution, correspondence with Florence S. Mickle  
22  Smith Christmas Card, 1935  
23  "Monument of the Early Mongrel Period," practical joke, 1937  

 Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence 


The papers of Katharine Dennis Smith include some biographic and personal material, but most of the material consists of her correspondence after her marriage, Boxes 56 to 58. Of particular interest are her letters about life in Iran, especially those to her long time friend Amy Schroeder and to E. Vail Stebbins, friend and handler of affairs on behalf of the Smiths while they were in Iran. She was an active participant in her husband's academic and Islamic Archives projects, Series 2. She corresponded with many of the same people, sometimes answering letters written to her husband. Her letters complement his. Her correspondence is arranged in alphabetically and includes the years for which letters are available.

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55 1  Katharine Dennis Smith Will, related documents  
2  Edward Dennis Documents  
3  Veteran's and Social Security Survivor Benefits  
4  Civil Service Commission Life Insurance  
5  Miscellaneous Academic Records  
6  Miscellaneous Biographic Material  
7  Travel Notes and Brochure, circa 1920s  
8  Journal, 1933-1934  
9  Persian Garden Lecture, 1941  
10  Miscellaneous Lecture Notes  
11  Medical Records and Notes  
12  Art Collection Information  
13  Art Collection Information  
14  Household Records  
15  Miscellaneous Receipts  
16  Instructions for Secretary  
17  Miscellaneous Items  

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56 1  Akbar Plastics, 1971,   
1  Abbot, Edith R., 1939  
1  Abbott, Mary Eleanor, n.d.  
1  Akbar-Zadeh, Mr., n.d.  
1  Akbar-Zadeh, Ferdowse, (Mrs. Mortaza), 1971, 1972  
2  Albright, Ruth, (Mrs. William Foxwell), 1971  
2  American Council of Learned Societies (Frederick Burkhardt), 1971, 1972  
2  American Museum of Natural History, 1970  
2  American Research Ceneter in Egypt, 1970, 1971  
2  Andrews, Catherine, 1938, 1970-1971  
3  Aractingi, Dr. Joseph, 1933  
3  Arena Stage, 1971  
3  Arndt, Richard, 1971  
3  Asia Society, 1970  
3  Azeez, A.M.A., 1972  
4  Bank of Manhattan Trust Co., 1933, 1936  
4  Barnes, Heidi, 1971  
4  Battersby, Harold R., 1971  
4  Beever, Priscilla, 1975  
4  Bess, Dorothy, (Mrs. Demaree), 1936  
5  Bever, Josephine M., (Mrs. Christopher T.), 1975  
5  Biddle, Mrs. James, 1971  
5  Blackmer, Ruth, 1970  
5  Blackwell, Berthe, 1936-1937  
6  Blake, Gwen, 1935-1936  
6  Blake, Dr. Marion E., 1936  
6  Blake, Nadia, (Mrs. Robert), 1935-1936  
6  Blake, Robert P., 1937  
7  Blasotti, Amelia, 1971  
7  Bodnam, Herbert, n.d.  
7  Boyce, Nan, 1935-1936, 1940  
7  Boy Scouts of America, 1970  
7  Bradley, Joseph, 1970-1971  
8  Brasseur, Adolphe, 1935  
8  Brooks Brothers, 1970  
8  Brown, Mr., 1970  
8  Brown L. Carl, 1975  
8  Cairo University Librarian, 1972  
8  Campbell, Peter, 1971  
9  Capella, Ida Sargeant, 1933, 1935-1936  
9  Carlisle, Martha, (Mrs. Paul), 1970-1971  
9  Carpenter, Agnes Miles, 1933-1938, 1940  
10  Case, Celia, 1948  
10  Cash, James M., 1936  
10  Chase Manhattan Bank, 1970  
10  Childs, Georgina,, (Mrs. J. Rives)1935  
10  Christensen, Nora Lee, 1936  
11  Clarke, Catherine, (Mrs. James), ;1971  
11  Clarke, Joan, n.d.  
11  Collier, Nina, 1948, 1970-1971  
12  Continental Trailways, 1970  
12  Cooper, Jack, 1933  
12  Cornell University, 1970  
12  Cosmos Club, 1970-1971  
12  Crain, Earl T., 1935-1936  
13  Crane, Anne, 1936  
13  Cullinane, Maurice J., 1970  
13  Curtis, Joan, 1975  
13  Daragahi, A., 1937  
13  Davis, H.B., 1969-1970  
13  Day, Florence, 1935-1936  
14  Dennis, Col. Edward B., 1935-1937, 1946, 1949, 1954, 1958-1959, 1963, 1968, 1970-1972  
15  Dennis, Marion, 1971  
15  Dennis, Robert B., 1934, 1936, 1974  
15  District Delivery Service, 1970  
15  Downey, Glanville, 1974  
16  Engels, Betty, 1970  
16  Erigen, Meva, 1970  
16  Eringen, Peri, 1971  
16  Erving Paper Mills, 1970  
16  Essenberg, Dr. Christine A., 1934, 1936  
17  Ettinghausen, Richard, 1970-1971  
17  Fausch, Anna, 1934  
17  Farzine, Ilse, 1938-1939  
17  Feeney, Miss, 1935  
18  Forbes, Pauline, 1935  
18  Garland Publishing, 1976  
18  Garrett, Miss, 1971  
18  Geoffrey Steele Inc., 1970  
18  Gibb, Alexandrine, 1935  
19  Glenn, James R., 1975  
19  Godard, Yedda, (Mrs. Andre), 1936  
19  Goldfarb Flower Shops, 1969-1970  
19  Goode, Mr., 1975  
20  Goold, Cora, (Mrs. Herbert S.), 1971  
20  Graves, Mortimer, 1970  
20  Grosvenor, Mrs. Gilbert, 1941  
20   Groves, Estelle Crawford, (Mrs. Walter A.), 1936  
20  Grunzweig, Amy B., 1934, 1937  
21  Gunther, Jane, 1970  
21  Gurney, Betty, n.d.  
21  Hadjeb-Davallou, Hossein, 1971  
21  Haj, Abdulla, 1935  
21  Hall, Josephine, (Mrs. Melvin), 1970-1971  
22  Hammacher Schlemmer, 1970  
22  Hansen, Helen, 1970-1971  
22  Hare, Julie, (Mrs.Raymond), 1935, 1958  
22  Harrison, Mrs., 1936  
22  Hartley, John E., 1970  
23  Heindel, Betty, (Mrs. Richard), n.d.  
23  Heindel, Heath, 1971  
23  Heindel, Richard, 1970-1971  
23  Helbich, Dr. Ilse, 1971  
23  Henderson, Amb. Loy W., 1971  
24  Hendrian, O.A., 1936  
24  Herzfeld, Ernst, 1934-1935  
24  Hiersemann, Karl W., 1937  
24  Hixson, Edna M., 1971  
24  Horne, Richard C. Jr., 1971  
25  Hornibrook, Yolanda, (Mrs. William H.), 1935-1936  
25  Howell, Herbert A., 1970  
25  Hughes, Dan, 1962  
25  Hunt, Emma, 1971, 1974  
25  Hutton, Jenny P., (Mrs. Edward), 1934  
26  Imam-Zadeh, Mr., 1936  
26  Iraq Times, 1935  
26  Jackson, Bland, 1970  
26  Jackson, Charlotte, 1971  
26  Jackson, Kate, (Mrs. A.V. Williams), 1934-1936  
26  Jamali, Dr. Johammad Fadhil, 1971  
27  Japan-American Society, 1970  
27  Jayne, Henrietta Bache, (Mrs. Horace H.F.), 1935  
27  Jenks, Biddy, 1935  
27  Jensen, Georg, 1970  
27  Johnson, Vieno T., 1967, 1970-1971  
28  Johnston, Mildred Williamson, (Mrs. Ivan M.), 1933, 1970-1970  
28  Kendall, Alice W., 1937  
28  Kennedy, Beatrice, 1970  
28  Kennedy, Dr. Walter P., 1934  
28  Kier, Dr. Porter M., 1976  

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57 1  Kirk, Bill, 1970  
1  Kuban, Prof. Dogan, 1966  
1  Kuban, Mine, 1971-1972  
1  Kuban, Sabiha, (Mrs. Dogan), 1971, 1976  
1  Kuniholm, Bertha, 1970  
2  Lafferty, Margaret, 1971  
2  Lauresrafil, G., n.d.  
2  Lewthwaite, Markie, (nee Edmonds), 1970  
2  Library of Congress, 1970  
2  Lunn, Betsy, (Mrs. Richard), 1958, 1970-1971  
3  McCall Books, 1970  
3  McCray, Porter A., 1973  
3  MacDonald, Linda, 1970, 1974-1975  
3  Malaekeh, Mrs.Bahram, 1970  
3  Maldarelli, Oronzio, 1951, 1961  
4  Malek, Yunan, 1975  
4  Merriam, Roberta, (Mrs. Gordon Phelps), 1935-1936, 1945  
4  Merrick, Mrs. Richard T., 1937  
4  Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1976  
5  Mickle, Florence S., 1971  
5  Miles, Dr. George C., 1971  
5  Miner, Dorothy, 1935-1936  
5  Moe, Edith, (Mrs. Henry A.), 1969  
5  Moe, Henry Allen, 1940-1941, 1950, 1969, 1974  
6  Moghadam, Selma, 1970-1971  
6  Mongan, Agnes, 1971  
6  Morton, Dr. Rosalie, 1937, 1939  
6  Mostafavi, Mohammade-Taqi, 1971  
6  Murray, Annie May, 1971  
7  Muslim Student Association, 1971  
7  Myers, Francis J., 1970  
7  National Arts Club, 1970  
7  National Geographic Society, 1935-1936, 1970-1971  
7  Negahban, E.O., 1972  
8  Nile, Aileen, 1971  
8  Olson, Oscar, 1935  
8  Olson, Mrs.Oscar, 1935  
8  Orswell, Lois, 1971  
8  Oster, F.F., 1937  
8  Oyama, Atsuko, 1970  
9  Packer, Mary Sue, 1970  
9  Paone, Rosario, 1975  
9  Parquette, Rosemary, 1970  
9  Parvaz, Mrs., 1935  
9  Petrequin, Barbara, 1971  
10  Petri, Erica, 1970  
10  Pfeiffer, Homer F., 1971  
10  Pfeiffer, Louise A., (Mrs. Kurt Detmers), 1970  
10  Pfeiffer, Matilde, (Mrs. Robert Henry), 1970-1971  
10  Pope, Dr. John A., 1970-1971  
11  Popular Photography, 1970-1971  
11  Potomac Electric, 1970  
11  Pourhadi, Ibrahim, 1970-1971  
11  Puritan Skirt and Dress Company, 1971  
12  Rahmenah, I., 1936  
12  Ravenbod, Hossein, 1970-1971  
12  Realities, 1970  
12  Remington, Edith Ryder, 1943, 1945, 1974  
12  Richter, Irene Myers, (Mrs. Stanley L.), 1933, 1936  
13  Riefstahl, Prof. Rudolf M., 1935  
13  Robinson, Henry S., 1968, 1971  
13  Royal Bank of Canada, 1976  
13  Rypka, Mana, (Mrs. Jan), 1935, 1936  
13  Sachs,Prof. Paul J., 1933  
14  Sanchez, Carlos, n.d.  
14  Santini and Sons, 1933  
14  Sawtell, James, 1972  
14  Schaffter, Dr. C. M., 1935  
15  Schroeder, Amy, (Mrs. Hyman), 1933  
16  Schroeder, Amy, (Mrs. Hyman), 1934  
17  Schroeder, Amy, (Mrs. Hyman), 1935  
18  Schroeder, Amy, (Mrs. Hyman), 1936-1937, 1944, 1970  

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58 1  Schroeder, Hyman, 1933, 1935  
1  Schroeder, Margaret, (Mrs. Eric), 1935  
1   Schwartz, Alfred M., 1970  
1  Shakir, Abdulmunim, 1971  
1  Shook, Mr. and Mrs., 1970  
2  Smith, Corinna, (Mrs. Joseph Linden), ; Smith, Ellis, 19361947, 1964, 1970  
2  Smith, Felix, 1970  
2  Smith, Marjorie, (Mrs. Ellis), 1970, 1974  
3  Smith, Wilfred C., 1971  
3  Smithsonian Associates, 1970  
3  Snyder, Renie, (Mrs. George W.K.), 1973  
3  Soleiman Rabbi Bros., 1936  
3  Stearns, Helen, (Mrs. Wilbur Smith), 1971  
4  Stebbins, E. Vail, 1933-1935  
5  Stebbins, E. Vail, January 1936-May 1936  
6  Stebbins, E. Vail, June 1936-December 1936  
7  Stebbins, E. Vail, 1937  
8  Stebbins, E. Vail, 1940, 1944  
9  Stern, Dr. Harold P., 1970, 1976  
9  Stern Brothers, 1968-1970  
9  Stockton, Kathy, 1974  
10  Sulzberger, David, 1976  
10  Technical Assistance Information Clearing House, 1970  
10  Technical Library Service, 1972  
10  Tesseries, Judith de, 1970  
10  Trott, Hester, (Mrs. A.C.), n.d.  
11  Trousdale, Dr. William, 1975  
11  Tushingham, A.D., 1971, 1974-1975  
11  Tushingham, Maggie, (Mrs. A.D.), 1972  
11  University of Maryland, 1971  
12  Van Nice, Betty, (Mrs. Robert L.), 1937-1938  
12  Van Toch, Jeanine, 1936  
12  Varjavand, Prof. Parvis, 1971  
13  Wadsworth, Cleome, (Mrs. Julius), 1971  
13  Wagner, Margaret, 1970-1971  
13  Walker, Greta, 136-1937  
13  Walter, Gwladys, (Mrs. Vivian), 1936  
14  Washington Theater Club, 1970  
14  Weeks, Francis D., 1970  
14  Wilder, Elizabeth, n.d.  
14  Wills, Elizabeth, 1970-1971  
14  Winser, Beatrice, 1933-1936  
15  World and Its Peoples, 1969  
15  Wright, Col. Edwin, 1970  
15  Yale University, 1971  
15  Yassine, Sami Bey, 1970-1971  
15  Unidentified, 1970  
16  Smith Annual Newsletter, 1951, 1970  
 

Series 2: The Islamic Archives 


The Islamic Archives, known formally as The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was an outgrowth of Myron Bement Smith's (MBS) belief that photography is an important research tool for the study of architecture. He relied on photography for his research in Italy in the 1920s and again in Iran in the 1930s. He called his personal collection of photographs, architectural sketches and materials on Iran and other Islamic countries his Islamic archives. He wanted to expand it by soliciting written and photographic material from other scholars, travellers and photographers. In 1941 the Committee on Arabic and Islamic Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) adopted Smith's idea as an official activity. It was formally titled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, but generally referred to by MBS and others as the Islamic Archives. It remained largely a personal activity of MBS and was housed at the Library of Congress where he served as a consultant. In 1949 he drafted formal articles of association creating the Committee for Islamic Culture to plan and operate the Islamic Archives and to administer a $9,000 gift that Dr. James R. Jewett of Harvard University had given to the ACLS to fund its development. Although the Committee met occasionally, MBS remained the driving force for the Islamic Archives. It was a personal passion and the focus of his professional life; he continued adding materials until his death in 1970.

 Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information 


This subseries includes information on the history, administration and correspondence related to creation and development of the Islamic Archives and the materials it contains. Myron Bement Smith (MBS) gave each accession to the Archives an alphanumeric identifier. The Plain Number Series was apparently assigned to the initial acquisitions. It consists of a number followed by a letter indicating whether the material was a deposit (D), a temporary deposit (TD), a gift (G), a purchase (P) or a copy (C). These designators were used for both photographic and written materials. A second, possibly later, system was later applied to photographic materials, especially the growing slide collection. This alphanumeric scheme consists of letters followed by numbers: the L series (MBS photographs from Iran); the M series (MBS photographic copies of published materieals); the K series (MBS original color slides); the KC series (MBS copies of color slides loaned to him); the KG series (color slides given to MBS); the KP and P series (color slides purchased by MBS); the IR series (slides of Iraq); the NG series (a set of negatives of Iran). Some collections have no accessions designator but are labeled with the contributor's name. The information about the various collections that comprise the Archives varies in completeness and accuracy. Some photographic collections have complete lists provided by the contributor or created by MBS and some have only the information written on the photograph or slide mount. Some identify the contributor but not the sites, and some groups of photographs have no information at all. For the information available, see Boxes 60-64. MBS' correspondence and Islamic Archives documents may provide also information about individual contributors and collections. MBS compiled the Islamic Archives between the1930s to 1960s, and he used various systems to transliterate Iranian locations and monument names from Persian into English. In the present document these have been updated, where possible, to reflect current transliteration conventions.

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59 1  Background and History of the Islamic Archives   
2  Articles of Association and Related Documents   
3  Minutes of the Committee for Islamic Culture, 1949-1958  
4  MBS Correspondence with Committee Members, 1951-1957  
5  Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes, 1942-1980  
6  American Council of Learned Societies Jewett Gift Correspondence, 1940-1948  
7  Library of Congress Correspondence, 1940-1963  
8  Fogg Art Museum Correspondence, 1970-1972  
9  Smithsonian Institution Correspondence and Notes, 1943-1975  
10  Correspondence with Donors about Transfer to Smithsonian  
11  "Lists of Items Islamic Archives," undated notebook n.d.  
12  Miscellaneous Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1953-1972  
13  Numbering Schemes for MBS Slides, n.d.  
14  Islamic Archives Accessions Numbering System, 1971  
15  Accessions Lists Plain Number Series, n.d.  
16  Accessions List Slides KC Series, n.d.  
17  "Myron Bement Smith Archive: Guide to the Iran Materials," creator unidentified, n.d.  
18  Index to the Myron Bement Smith Islamic Archives, 1983  

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60 1  Accessions List Items 1 through 198, summary  
2  1 D Myron and Katharine Smith, photographs, negatives, documents and books   
3  2 D Col. Melvin Hall, part 1, photographs and negatives, Iran, Turkey and Iraq, handlists and notes  
4  2 D Col. Melvin Hall, part 2, negative portfolio 2A, information  
5  2 D Col. Melvin Hall, part 3, negative portfolio 2B, information  
6  2 D Col. Melvin Hall, part 4, negative sleeve information  
7  2 D Col. Melvin Hall, part 5, envelopes and notes  
8  2 D Col. Melvin Hall, part 6, envelopes and notes   
9  2 D Col. Melvin Hall, part 7, envelopes and lists  
10  3 D Joseph Martinson, Jr., photographs, Iran and Persian Gulf area  
11  4 D Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, photographs, Iran  
12  5 D Richard Sanger, photographs, Arabia  
13  6 C Department of National Defense, Historical Division, photographs, Iran  
14  7 G U.S. Army Map Service, topographic maps  
15  8 G Joseph M.Upton, Islamic art materials  
16  9 G Department of National Defense, photographs, Iran, Bahrain and Iraq  
17  10 G British Information Service, photographs, Iran  
18  11 G Mrs. Carroll Greenough, photographs of Algeria and post card albums  
19  12 G Prof. Carleton S. Coon, photographs, Jordan  
20  13 G J. Hall Paxton, photographs, Xinjiang  
21  14 G Amb. Raymond Hare, photographs, Islamic architecture  
22  15 G George Woodbridge, negatives, Islamic architecture  
23  16 G Dr. Helmut de Terra, lantern slides, India.  
24  17 G John A. Pope, slides, Chihil Sutun murals  
25  18 G Dr. Neilson C. Debevoise, negatives, Iran and Palestine  
26  19 G J. Hall Paxton, slides, Xinjiang  
27  20 G Mrs. Andrew S. Keck, photographs, Islamic architecture  
28  21 G Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), photographs, Saudi Arabia  
29  22 G Mrs. George F. Becker, postcards, Islamic architecture  
30  23 TD [See 26 C]   
31  24 D Myron and Katharine Smith, translations  
32  25 D Andrew S. Keck, negatives, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Jerusalem, Syria, Istanbul and Saloniki  
33  26 C University Museum Philadelphia, Prof. Carleton S. Coon and Paul Schumacher, color slides, Iran  
34  27 C [See 26 C]  
35  28 P Color Slides Cooperative, color slides  
36  29 P Dr. Neilson C. Debevoise, commercial photographs, Turkey  
37  30 G Prof. Carleton S. Coon, photographs, Iran  
38  31TD, 32 C, 33C P. W. Bourne, color slides, Egypt and India  
39  34 P Color Slides Cooperative, color slides  
40  35TD, 36 C, 37 C Hossein Ravenbod, color slides, Iran  
41  38 TD, 39 C, 40 C Harold Glidden, color slides, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Palestine  
42  41 TD, 42 C, 43 C Alice Shurcliffe, slides, India, Iran and Turkey  
43  44 TD, 45 C, 46 C Pierre Parker, color slides, India and Afghanistan  
44  47 P Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran  

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61 1  48 P, 48 C University Museum Philadelphia, Prof. Carleton S. Coon, photographs, Iran  
2  49 TD, 50 C, 51 C Amb, Raymond A. Hare, color slides, Yemen and Saudi Arabia  
3  52 TD, 53 C, 54 C Dr. William G. Weld, negatives, Iran  
4  55 TD, 56 C, 57 C LeRoy F. Percival, Jr., color slides, Afghanistan  
5  58 G Joseph Upton, Antoine Sevruguin photographs, Iran  
6  59 G Joseph Upton, photographs, Bahrain  
7  60 TD, 61 C, 62 C Karl S. Twitchell, color slides, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait, Iran, and Nigeria  
8  63 TD, 64 C, 65 C Ralph Solecki, color slides, Iran, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Egypt  
9  66 TD, 67 C, 68C Rodney Wilcox Jones, slides, India  
10  69 TD, 70 C, 71 C Abdul Grafur Sheikh, color slides, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran and Turkey  
11  72 G Dr. Henry Field, photographs, Iraq  
12  73 G Standard Oil Company, photographs, Saudi Arabia  
13  74 P, 74 C Ernest E. Wolfe, color slides, Egypt and Palestine  
14  76 TD, 77 C, 78 TD, 79 C, 80 C J. Hall Paxton, also unnumbered Paxton and Dressen, photographs, color slides, Iran and western China  
15  81 G Dr. Laurence Lockhart, photographs, Iran  
16  82 TD, 83 C Dr. Laurence Lockhart, photographs, Iran  
17  84 TD, 85C, 86 C Dr. Laurence Lockhart, Iran  
18  87 TD, 88 C Dr. Laurence Lockhart, negatives, Iran  
19  89 G Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, photographs, Iran  
20  90 TD, 91 C, 92 C Harold D. Gresham, slides, Iran and Syria  
21  93 G Dr. Henri Seyrig, photographs, Syria  
22  94 TD, 95 C, 96 C Dr. Laurence Lockhart, slides, Iran  
23  97 TD, 98 C Dr. Laurence Lockhart, negatives, Iran  
24  99 TD, 100 C J. Rives Childs, photographs, Iran  
25  101TD, 102 C, 103 C Major Alexis M. Gargarine, color slides, Iran  
26  104 TD, 105 C Dr. Laurence Lockhart, photographs, Iran  
27  106 G, 107 C Amb. Raymon Hare, slides, Cyprus and Saudi Arabia  
28  108 TD, 109 C, 110 C Dr. Franklin S. Harris, color slides, Iran  
29  111 G Chicago Natural History Museum, Mrs. A. L. Fisher, Henry Field photographs, Jordan and Iraq  
30  112 TD, 113a C, 114a C Prof. Millar Burrows, negatives, Jordan  
31  116 P Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, photographs, Syria, Iraq and Iran  
32  117 G Henry S. Villard, United States Information Service, photographs, Libya  
30  118 TD, 119 C, 120 C, Harlan G. Greenfield, color slides, Morocco and Spain  
33  121 TD, 122 C, 123 C, Patricia Ann Stodhill, slides, Morocco  
34  124 P, 125 C, Penn Camera Exchange, slide, Iran  
35  126 G, B.G. Martin, photographs, Iran  
36  127 TD, 128 C, 129 C, Mrs. Elsie Kraeling, Khirbat al-Mafjar, slides  
37  130 TD, 131 C, 132 C, Prof. Hushang Sanai, color slides, Iran  
38  133 TD, 134 C, 135 C, 136 C Prof. Douglas Crary, color slides, Egypt, Iraq and Africa   
39  137 TD, 138 C, 139 C, Prof. Ernest N. McCarus, color slides, Iran  
40  140 TD, 141 C, 142 C, Prof. Douglas Crary, negatives, Africa  
41  143 TD, 144 C, Robert Hamilton, negatives, Egypt  
42  145 TD, 146 C, 147 C, Arthur M. Stratton, color slides, Syria, Turkey and India  
43  148 TD, [149], Arthur M. Stratton, negatives and prints  
44  150 G Prof. D. Storm Rice, photographs, Turkey  
45  151 G Kelsey Archaeological Museum, University of Michigan, photographs, Egypt  
46  152 G David Schlumberger, delegation archaeologique en Afghanistan, photographs, Lashkari bazaar  
47  153 G Turkish Information Office New York City, photographs, Turkey  
48  154 C, 155 C Father A. Jamme, color slides, Yemen  
49  156 C, 157 C Rodney Wilcox Jones, color slides, Iran, Syria and Turkey  
50  158 C, 159 C Dr. George C. Miles, color slides, Syria  
51  160 C, 161 C Amb. Raymond A. Hare, color slides, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Italy  
52  162 C, 163 C Commander Milo Hutchison, color slides, Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Jordan  
53  164 P Jane and Charles Mahler, color slides, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Spain and India  
54  165 G Wisconsin Historical Society, photographs, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, India, Palestine, Spain, Tanganyuika, Tunisia, Turkey, India, Lebanon, Jerusalem, Baghdad and miscellaneous  
55  166 C Turkish Information Office, Press and Tourist Bureau, Ankara, photographs, Turkey  
56  167 C (P?) Freer Gallery of Art, Ernst Herzfeld, photographs  
57  168 G Embassy of Pakistan, film, "Antiquities of Pakistan"  
58  169 ? Source unknown, University of Wisconsin Extension Service, lantern slides, Middle East and South Asia  
59  170 C William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, photographs, Chinese temple  
60  171 G Emily Dair, negatives, Pazyrk kurgan  
61  172 G Edward van Altena, lantern slides, Iran  
61  173 G Winifred H. Tweedie, photographs, Iran  
63  174 G Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, photographs, Turkey, Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq  
364  175 G Prof. Millon, negatives, Europe.  
65  176 C U.S. EmbassyBeirut, photographs   
66  177 P Josephine Powell, photographs, Iran  
67  178 P Government of India, Department of Archaeology, photographs, India and Iran  
68  179 G Central Treaty Organization (CENTO) Cultural Seminar 1960, photographs, Turkey  
69  180 G Prof. Mohibul Hasan Khan, photographs, Kashmir  
70  181 G Armed Forces Information Office of India, photograph, Taj Mahal  
71  182 G Prof. Kenneth Scott, photographs, Libya and Roman sculpture  
72  183 P Asian Archives, University of Michigan, texts and photographs  
73  184 G Egyptian State Tourist Admiinistration, Photographs, Cairo  
74  185 ? Louise Dahl Wolfe, Moorish fashion photographs  
75  186 ? Topkapi Sarai Miniatures, text and photographs  
76  187 G United States Information Service Baghdad, photographs, Iraq  
77  188 ? Unknown source, photographs, Cairo  
78  189 ? Unknown source, Photographs, Turkey  
79  190 ? Photo Manoug Beirut, Lebanon  
80  191 G K.A.C. Creswell, Egypt, Islamic architecture   
81  192 G Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, photographs  

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62 1  193 G Unknown Source, negatives, Algiers and Gibraltar  
2  194 G Unknown Source, negatives, Egypt  
3  195 G United States Information Service, Iran, photographs, Iran  
4  196 G Dr. Douglas Cruikshank, photographs, Spain  
5  197 G Justice William O. Douglas, color slides, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq and Turkey  
6  KG Series Summary  
7  KG 1 Barbara Wriston, color slides, Iran and Ceylon  
8  KG 2 Amb. Raymond Hare, color slides, Egypt  
9  KG 3 Prof. Hushang Sanai, color slides, Iran  
10  KG 4 Violet Gordon, color slides, Ankara  
11  KG 5 Prof. Hushang Sanai, color slides, Iran  
12  KG 6 Amb. Raymond Hare, color slides, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Cyprus  
13  KG 7 Prof. Hushang Sanai, color slides, Iran  
14  KG 8 John Hoag, color slides,Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Uzbekistan  
15  KG 9 John Hoag, black and white slides, maps and plans  
16  KG 10 Prof. Kenneth W. Morgan, color slides, Malaysia  
17  KG 11 Capt. S.K. Carnie, color slides, Afghanistan  
18  KG 12 James Norman Montague, color slides. Ethiopia  
19  KG 13 National Geographic Society, black and white slides  
20  KP Catalog, color slides purchased   
21  P 1 International Communications Foundation, color slides   
22  P 2 Pierpont Morgan Library, color slides  
23  P 3 E.M. Bryant Company, color slides  
24  P 4 Herbert E. Budek Films & Slides, color slides  
25  Unnumbered, commercial color slides, Islamic sites in Spain  
26  Unnumberd, Lehnert & Landrock slides, Cairo  
27  IR Series, black and white slides, Iraq  
28  KC Series Description and Summary, KC 1 to KC 85  
29  KC 1 Barbara Wriston, color slides, India, Pakistan, Iran, Jordan and Turkey  
30  KC 2 Amb. Raymond Hare, color slides, Syria, Yemen and Egypt  
31  KC 3 Prof. Hushang Sanai, color slides, Iran  
32  KC 4 Hossein Ravenbod, color slides, Iran  
33  KC 5 Dr. John A. Williams, color slides, Jordan and Egypt  
34  KC 6 Richard E. Underland, color slides, Tunisia  
35  KC 7 R.F.S. Starr, color slides,and Aden  
36  KC 8 Edward Harrison Thomas, color slides, Afghanistan and Iran  
37  KC 9 Capt. Henry Purcell III, color slides, Turkey  
38  KC 10 Capt. D.C. Higgins, color slides, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Cyprus and Egypt  
39  KC 11 Prof. Hushang Sanai, color slides, Iran  
40  KC 12 Hossein Ravenbod, color slides, Iran  
41  KC 13 Dr. Lorend Dabasi-Schweng, color slides, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Jerusalem, Syria, Greece, Korea and Japan  
42  KC 14 Franklin E. Standish, color slides, Iran  
43  KC 15 Robert E. Baumberger, color slides, Iran  
44  KC 16 Dr. A. Douglas Tushingham, color slides, Jerusalem, Iran and Central Asia  
45  KC 17 Dr. Kenneth A. Luther, color slides, Central Asia  
46  KC 18 Dr. James Kritzak, color slides, Central Asia  
47  KC 19 Alexander B. Mapp, color slides, Pakistan and Afghanistan  
48  KC 20 Dr. Bettina Warburg, color slides, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey  

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63 1  KC 21 Rufus Cook, color slides, Iran  
2  KC 22 Dr. Peter Burgess, color slides, Iran  
3  KC 23 Milton Crane, color slides, Iran, India, Greece and Burma  
4  KC 24 Ralph Esmerian, color slides, Iran and Central Asia  
5  KC 25 Dr. Richard D. Robinson, color slides, Turkey  
6  KC 26 Donald A. Ward, color slides, Iran and Italy  
7  KC 27 John B. Denson, color slides, Iran, Turkey, England, Germany, Syria and India  
8  KC 28 Louise Pfeiffer, color slides, Greece  
9  KC 29 Prof. Dogan Kuban, color slides, Turkey  
10  KC 30 Dr. Grace Fox, color slides, India  
11  KC 31 Dr. Werner Ellinger, color slides, India and Egypt  
12  KC 32 H. G. Adams, color slides, Iran and Jordan  
13  KC 33 Mary Louise Brown, color slides, Iran  
14  KC 34 Dr. Genevieve Miller, color slides, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt  
15  KC 35 [Cancelled see KG 7]  
16  KC 36 Dr. Donald Kennedy, color slides, Pakistan, Lebanon and Jordan  
17  KC 37 Prof. Adelaide Simpson, color slides, Turkey  
18  KC 38 James W. Snyder, Jr., color slides, Syria and Jerusalem  
19  KC 39 Misses Kyle and Carson, color slides, India  
20  KC 40 Prof. James Haratani, color slides, India  
21  KC 41 Prof. Frederick Heidel, color slides, Spain  
22  KC 42 Prof. Caesar Fareah, color slides, Pakistan and India  
23  KC 43 Lt. Terry Damon, color slides, Iran and Syria  
24  KC 44 Peter Eddy, color slides, Morocco  
25  KC 45 Dr. T. Cuyler Young, Jr., color slides, Iran  
26  KC 46 D. Malcolm Smith, color slides, Greece, Rome, India and Tanganyika  
27  KC 47 Dr. Owen Maynard Williams, color slides, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Cairo, Iran, Aden and India  
28  KC 48 Henri Goblot, color slides, Iran  
29  KC 49 Amb. Raymond A. Hare, color slides, Turkey  
30  KC 50 Prof. Fred P. Latimer, color slides, Turkey  
31  KC 51 Prof. D. Wallace Baldinger, color slides, India, Pakistan, Morocco and Spain  
32  KC 52 Gail James, color slides, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Turkey and Greece  
33  KC 53 Dr. Herrick B. Young, color slides, Turkey, Israel, Jerusalem, Iran and Greece  
34  KC 54 Lucy G. Watt, color slides, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Egypt  
35  KC 55 Mary Kibele, color slides, Spain, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria  
36  KC 56 Prof. Blake Alexander, color slides, France, Italy, Crete, Greece and Turkey  
37  KC 57 Prof. Fred D. Shelloberger, color slides, India and Egypt  
38  KC 58 Gene Williams, color slides, India  
39  KC 59 Prof. J. Palmer Boggs, color slides, Pakistan and India  
40  KC 60 Dr. John E. Burchard, color slides, Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, India and Spain  
41  KC 61 Prof. David Gebhard, color slides, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and India  
42  KC 62 Dr. A. Douglas Tushingham, color slides, Jerusalem and Turkey  
43  KC 63 Prof. Frank Estrequest, color slides, Jerusalem, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia  
44  KC 64 Dr. Dowlyn Lyndon, color slides, India  
45  KC 65 Prof. Charles W. Moore, color slides, Spain and Morocco  
46  KC 66 Richard Marshall, color slides, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jerusalem, Turkey, Egypt and Spain  
47  KC 67 Dr. Richard Heindel, color slides, Spain and Italy  
48  KC 68 Evelyn Murray, color slides, Egypt, Jerusalem, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy, England, Uzbekistan and Pakistan  
49  KC 69 Francis D. Weeks, color slides, Jerusalem, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Yugoslavia and Spain  
50  KC 70 Harold K. Parsons, color slides, India and Syria  
51  KC 71 Col. Lee Wallace, color slides, Iran  
52  KC 72 Prof. Aptullah Kuran, color slides, Turkey, Iraq and India  
53  KC 73 Prof. Cyril Stanley Smith, color slides, Turkey and Iran  
54  KC 74 Mrs. Lois E. Fouts, color slides, India  
55  KC 75 Junius T. Moore, color slides, Iraq  
56  KC 76 Joseph Bradley, color slides, Pakistan, India, Syria, Jerusalem and Egypt  
57  KC 77 Louise Pfeiffer, color slides, Central Asia  
58  KC 78 Aaron Frankel, color slides, Central Asia  
59  KC 79 Mrs. M. Gordon Tiger, color slides, Iran  
60  KC 80 Prof. Charles L. Geddes, color slides, India  
61  KC 81 David King, color slides, Sudan, Greece, Palestiine, Jerusalem, Syria, Iraq and Iran  
62  KC 82 David Garrett, color slides, Iran  
63  KC 83 Paul Neil Bombardier, color slides, Iran, India, Jerusalem, Syria and Iraq  
64  KC 84 Elgin Groseclose, color slides, Armenia  
65  KC 85 Robert Newsen, color slides, Armenia  

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64 1  K Series, MBS color transparencies, K1-K 30 and K 43-K 62 slide box information  
2  K Series, MBS color transparencies, K 76-K 133 slide box information  
3  NG 1 Amb. James J. Moose, black and white negatives, Iran  
4  M 3 MBS Copies of Iran Photographs and Building Plans, slide mount information  
5  M 4 MBS Copies of Architectural Plans, slide mount information   
6  M 5 MBS Copies of Architectural Plans, slide mount information  
7  M 6 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations  
8  M 7 MBS Copies of MBS Slides  
9  M 8 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Persian miniatures  
10  M 9 MBS Copies of Persian Miniature Painting Illustrations  
11  M 10 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Syria and Egypt  
12  M 11 MBS Copies of Iraq and Palestine Published Illustrations  
13  M 12 MBS Copies of L'Autel monumental de Baalbek Illustrations  
14  M 13 MBS Copies of Q.D.A.P. Khirbet al-Mafjar Illustrations  
15  M 14 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Palestine, Spain, North Africa, Syria and Turkey  
16  M 15 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Iraq  
17  M 16 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Iraq, Italy, Turkey, Iran, Palestine and Syria  
18  M 17 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Syria, Turkey, Spain, Morocco and Iraq  
19  M 18 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Spain, Palestine, Iraq, Iran and Turkey  
20  M 19 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, miniature paintings  
21  M 20 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, miscellaneous  
22  M 21 MBS Contact Prints from K.A.C. Creswell Negatives, Cairo  
23  M 22 MBS Copies of Middle East Published Maps  
24  M 23 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Italy, Tunisia and Russian Turkestan  
25  M 24 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations and Maps, Middle East  
26  M 25 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Russian Turkestan, Iran, Iraq, Rome, Egypt and Jordan  
27  M 26 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, India, Iraq and Iran  
28  M 27 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Syria, Spain, Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq and Turkey  
29  M 28 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Jordan, Italy, Iraq, and Iran  
30  M 29 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Iraq, Turkey, Italy, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Iran  
31  M 30 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Iran and Italy  
32  M 31 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Iran, Greece and Morocco  
33  M 32 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Iraq, Jordan, Rome and Turkey  
34  M 33 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations. Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Jordan and Yugoslavia  
35  M 34 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations and Maps, Syria, Roman Empire, Turkey and Ancient Near East  
36  M 35 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Egypt, Iraq, Rome and Iran  
37  M 36 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations and Maps, Italy, Iran and Palestine  
38  M 36 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations and Maps, Italy, Iran and Palestine  
39  M 38 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Babylon, Assyria, Iran and Egypt  
40  M 39 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Assyria and Babylon  
41  M 40 MBS Copies of Diagrams  
42  M 41 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, India and Pakistan  
43  M 42 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Pakistan, India and Egypt  
44  M 43 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Egypt, Armenia, Italy, India, Korea, Iraq, Daghestan, Syria and France  
45  M 44 MBS Copies of Published Illustrations, Sicily, Italy, Austria, France and Great Britain  
46  M 45[Formerly C series] MBS Copies of Persian Art Slides  
47  W Series Prof. Marion D. Ross, color slides  
48  Alban Photographs, Paris, photographs, Isfahan frescoes  
49  Thomas B.W. Allen, colored lantern slides, Iran Muharram celebration  
50  Nicholas V. Artamonoff, lantern slides and photographs, Turkey  
51  Charles Ballingham, photographs, Iraq  
52  Karl Bergner, photographs, unidentified  
53  Henry Field, photographs, Iran1940  
54  Henri Goblot, photographs, Iran  
55  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring and Miscellaneous, photographs, 1910s  
55  Worldwide car trip, Curtis-Wright Mission. [See also Collection 2 D]1930s  
56  Mrs. Ivan M. Johnston, color prints, Iranian tilework  
57  Mrs. Ivan M. Johnston, color prints, Iranian tilework  
58  Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale Roma, photographs, Iran  
59  Mary-Helen Warden Schmidt Foundation, aerial photographs, Iran>  
60  Unsourced, Syria photograph captions  
61  Miscellaeous Information Photograph Sources  

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65 1  Index to the Myron Bement Smith Islamic Archives, Part I, Persian Architecture, index,site lists and table of contents, 1983  
2  Ardalan [Kordestan], pages 1-5  
3  Azarbaijan, pages 6-60  
4  Fars, pages 61-148  
5  Gilan, pages 149-154  
6  Gulpaigan [Golpayegan], pages 155-170  
7  Hamadan, pages 171-184  
8  Irak [Arak], pages 185-187  
9  Isfahan, part 1, pages 188-234  
10  Isfahan, part 2, pages 235-283  
11  Isfahan, part 3, pages 284-379  
12  Isfahan, part 4, pages 380-426  
13  Isfahan, part 5, pages 427-484  
14  Kashan, pages 485-511  
15  Khamseh, pages 512-527  
16  Khorasan, pages 528-558  
17  Khuzestan, page 559  
18  Kermanshah, pages 560-572  
19  Malayer, page 573  
20  Mazandaran, pages 574-582  
21  Qazvin, pages 583-589  
22  Qum, pages 590-606  
23  Sistan, pages 607-610  
24  Tehran, pages 611-681  
25  Yazd, pages 682-703  

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66 1  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Iran general  
2  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Iranian provinces part 1, Azerbaijan, Ardalan [Kordestan], Astarabad [Gorgan], Fars, Gilan, Gulpaigan [Golpayegan], Hamadan and Irak [Arak]  
3  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Iranian provinces part 2, Isfahan  
4  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Iranian provinces part 3, Kashan, Qazvin, Khamseh, Khorasan, Kerman, Khuzestan, Kermanshah and Qum  
5  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Iranian provinces part 4, Lorestan, Malayer, Mazandaran, Mukran, Sistan, Tehran and Yazd  
6  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Middle East general  
7  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, North Africa  
8  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Egypt  
9  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Arabian peninsula  
10  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Palestine, Jordan and Israel  
11  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Syria and Lebanon  
12  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Iraq  
13  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Turkey  
14  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Central Asia  
15  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Afghanistan  
16  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Pakistan  
17  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, India  
18  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, Europe  
19  Lists of Maps, Photographs and Slides, East Asia  
20  Miscellaneous Lists, Africa general, folk architecture  
21  Lists of Slides on Islamic Subjects, Hajj, minarets, mosques and vaults  
22  Miscellaneous MBS Photo Lists and Notes  
23  Card File 1, Iran, Isfahan, Afghanistan, Arabia, Egypt, India, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon and Morocco  
24  Card File 2, Pakistan, Palestine, Samarkand, Spain, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, arch, architecture, brick, cemetery, gac, gardens, inscriptions, iwan, minarets, maps, miniatures, ornament, painting, roof, sculpture, tents, vaults and walls  

 Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials:Iran 


The focus of the Islamic Archives is photodocumentation, but Myron Bement Smith (MBS) also collected written material and maps. The Iran material includes books and maps that MBS collected during his field research in the 1930s as well as books and articles published in Europe and the United States. Some materials were also donated to the Archives by friends and colleagues. In addition to these materials, MBS donated his own voluminous research notes on Islamic architecture and monuments in Iran. His Persia Geographic File consists of 18 notecard boxes organized alphabetically by province and containing source citations, photographs, notes and comments by MBS. He also created a Persian Monuments File that is arranged chronologically by period and contains bibliography and notes on Iranian sites. For MBS published materials, lectures and manuscripts on Iran see Subseries 1.5.

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67 1  H.C. Rawlinson, “Notes on a Journey from Tabriz to Takhti-Soleiman and thence to Zenjan to Gilan in 1938” and “Memoir on the Site of the Atropatenian Ecbatana,” Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Vol X ,Part I 1940  
2  V. Minorsky, "Roman and Byzantine Campaigns in Atropatene," Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 1944  
3  American College of Teheran, brochures  
4  "Les anciennes mosquees de l'Iran," Le Journal de Teheran, October 16-25, 1935  
5  Yedda Godard, "Esfahan et ses monuments a travers les siecles," Le Journal de Teheran, 1936  
6  Persian Art, articles in Persian  
7  "Voyage en Turquie et en Perse," inscriptions and architectural drawings from Volume IV 1854  
8  Donald Wilber, "The Parthian Structures at Takht-i-Sulayman," Antiquity, 1938  
9  Matla' al-Shams Sani' al-Dawleh Muhammad Hasan Khan, translated by Sarkis Haghlatian, extracts.   
10  Athar-i 'Adjam Muhammad Nasir Mirza Aka Fuirsat Husaini Shirazi, translated by Sarkis Haghlatian  
11  Table of Contents and Chronology from Persian Writings, translated by Sarkis Haghlatian  
12  Inventories of Iranian Monuments  
13  Iranian Monuments, unsourced notes  
14  Masjed-e Jame' Esfahan, Ministry of Culture and Arts, National Organization for the Preservation of Historical Monuments of Iran, , photogrammetric survey 1973  
15  Bibliographies of Iran  
16  Iranian Tour Brochures and Guidebooks  
17  Iranian City Brochures and Guidebooks  
18  MBS Iranian Railroad Research and Notes  
19  Miscellaneous Materials on Iran  
20  Miscellaneous Iranian Art  
21  Persian Wedding Contract, 1872  
22  Persia, Seljuk period carved wooden door, Freer Gallery photograph  

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68 1  "West Persia," bound volume of British War Office maps with MBS annotations  

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69 1  Northern and Southern Persia, Survey of India maps, 1912  
2  Journeys of P.M. Sykes, maps, 1893, 1908, 1912, 1913  
3  Journeys of H.B. Vaughan and A.V.W. Jackson, maps  
4  Surveys of A.T. Wilson and A.H.P. Cruickshank 1907 and J.V. Harrison Map of Baktiari Country 1930-1931  
5  Ernst Herzfeld, "Die Aufnahme des sasanidischen Denkmals von Paikuli," map, 1914  
6  Persian Gulf, Persia, Iraq, Turkey, Arabia and Egypt, map, British War Office , Sheet 321924  
7  Iran, Afghanistan and Baluchistan, maps, 19th and early 20th centuries  
8  Iranian Road Maps, 1966  
9  Iranian City Maps  
10  Iran, miscellaneous outsized maps  
11  Isfahan, maps   
12  Roads and Railways of Iran, MBS map produced for U.S. Army, , draft and final Copies, one annotated. 1942  
13  Iran, transportation networks map   
14  Iran geological and topographical maps  
15  Iran Railways, routes and charts  
16  Iran, administrative divisions, 1934-1939  
17  MBS Annotated Map of Iran  
18  Iran, miscellaneous maps  

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70 1  Persia Geographic File, Ardalan [Kordestan], Astarabad [Gorgan] and Azarbaijan  

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71 1  Persia Geographic File, Azarbaijan continued and Fars  

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72 1  Persia Geographic File, Fars continued  

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73 1  Persia Geographic File, Fars continued, Gilan and Gulpaigan [Golpayegan]  

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74 1  Persia Geographic File, Gulpaigan [Golpayegan] continued, Hamadan, Irak [Arak] and Isfahan  

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75 1  Persia Geographic File, Isfahan continued  

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76 1  Persia Geographic File, Isfahan continued and Isfahan city  

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77 1  Persia Geographic File, Isfahan city continued  

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78 1  Persia Geographic File, Isfahan city continued  

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79 1  Persia, Isfahan city continued, Kashan, Qazvin and Khamseh Geographic File  

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80 1  Persia Geographic File, Khamseh continued, Khorasan, Khuzistan, Kerman and Kermanshah  

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81 1  Persia Geographic File, Kermanshah continued, Qum, Lorestan, Malayer and Mazandaran  

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82 1  Persia Geographic File, Mukran, Sistan and Tehran  

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83 1  Persia Geographic File, Tehran continued and Yazd  

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84 1  Persia Geographic File, Isfahan Masjid-i Jomeh, general, sahn, iwans, riwaqs and domes  

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85 1  Persia Geographic File, Isfahan Masjid-i Jomeh, portals, areas and miscellaneous.   

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86 1  Persian Monuments File  

 Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials: Other Islamic World and General  


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) envisioned the Islamic Archives as serving scholars interested not only in the Islamic world and its culture but also aspects of non-Islamic art and architecture. The materials in this subseries include not only articles, maps and bibliographies on Islamic countries and cultures but also items on non-Islamic Asia and Europe. Most of this latter material reflects his interest in architecture and buildings. MBS' own architectural research notes are organized in his Architecture File, consisting of notecards, photographs and plans arranged by architectural element. For the non-Iran material, he created a Geographic File, similar to but less complete than the Persia Geographic File [See subseries 2.2], containing notecards, bibliographies and photographs arranged alphabetically by country. He also created a chronological monuments file for each country similar to his Persian Monuments File.

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87 1  Islamic Architecture and Culture, published materials  
2  Islamic Art and Architecture, Turkey  
3  Colloquium on Islamic Culture, 1953  
4  Islamic Architecture of 11th Century Turkmenia  
5  Christel Kessler, Survey and Documentation of the Domed Mausoleums of Mamluk Cairo Final Report, Volume I Bahri Dynasty, Center for Arabic Studies, The American University in Cairo.  
6  Christel Kessler, Survey and Documentation of the Domed Mausoleums of Mamluk Cairo Final Report, Volume II Bahri Dynasty, Center for Arabic Studies, The American University in Cairo.  
7  Miscellaneous Orientalism Lithographs  
8  Miscellaneous Art  
9  Hajj Commemorative Paintings  

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88 1  Akbar-Nama Catalogue  
2  Iraq, newspaper articles, 1930s  
3  MBS Baghdad Museum Notes, 1937  
4  Papyrus Fragment, photograph   
5  Islamic Art, bibliographies  
6  Islamic World, bibliographies  
7  Islamic Spain, bibliographies  
8  Morocco, bibliographies  

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89 1  India and Adjacent Countries Series, Map Record and Issue Office, Calcutta, index and maps, 1924  

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90 1  Commercial Map of the Near East, Irving National Bank, New York City, 1921  
2  Map of the Middle East, captioned in Arabic script.   
3  Map of the Arab World  
4  Iraq, Public Works Department road maps, 1929  
5  Iraq, city maps  
6  Iraq, miscellaneous maps  
7  Iraq, outsize maps  
8  Europe and the Far East via Iraq, Iraqi State Railways guide to Iraq  
9  Cairo, map, 1959  
10  Jerusalem, map, 1925  
11  Map of Mohammedan Monuments in Cairo, 1950  
12  Tourist Map of Syria under the French Mandate  
13  Jerusalem, Dome of the Rock.  
14  Arabia, map  
15  Saudi Arabia, map, Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO)   
16  Turkey in Asia with Russian Armenia and Countries of the Caucasus, map  
17  Ankara, map  
18  Russian Turkestan, map  
19  USSR, Russian language map, 1951  
20  Russia and Afghanistan, map.  
21  Hints on Life in Eritrea, pamphlet  

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91 1  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, Coptic Church of Abou Sarga, envelope # 1  
2  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, Iraq Museum, envelope # 2  
3  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, unidentified Islamic sites, envelope # 3  
4  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, inscription rubbings, envelope # 4  
5  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 5   
6  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 6  
7  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 7  
8  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 8  
9  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 9  
10  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 10  
11  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 11  
12  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 12  
13  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 13  
14  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 14  
15  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 15  
16  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 16  
17  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 17  
18  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 18  
19  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 19  
20  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 20  
21  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 21  
22  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 22  
23  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 23  
24  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 24  
25  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 25  
26  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 26  
27  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miniature paintings, envelope # 27  
28  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, astronomical charts, envelope # 28  
29  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, astronomical charts, envelope # 29  
30  Islamic and Near Eastern Art, 8 G, Joseph Upton Collection, miscellaneous notes, envelope # 30  
31  Photographs of Manuscript from Joseph Upton  
32  MBS Card Catalog, publications on Islam, architecture and other subjects   

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92 1  South Asia Art and Architecture  
2  Art and Architecture Bibliographies  
3  Photographs of Interest at the Courtauld Institute of Art  
4  P.E. Chevedden Photographs Taken Along the Wall of Damascus  
5  Chronological and Analytical Inventory of Early Arches, Vaults and Domes, Egypt and Syria.  
6  Chronological and Analytical Inventory of Early Arches, Vaults and Domes, Iraq and Iran  
7  Chronological and Analytical Inventory of Early Arches, Vaults and Domes, Greece  
8  Chronological and Analytical Inventory of Early Arches, Vaults and Domes, Turkey  
9  Chronological and Analytical Inventory of Early Arches, Vaults and Domes, miscellaneous  
10  China, Buddhism  
11  Distribution of Greek Vaults and Arches, mpas and notes   

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93 1  MBS Architecture File, arches, notecards and photographs  

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94 1  MBS Architecture File, arches continued, architects, city planning and architecture by periods, notecards and photographs  

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95 1  MBS Architecture File, architecture by countries, notecards and photographs  

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96 1  MBS Architecture File, buildings, notecards and photographs  

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97 1  MBS Architecture File, buildings continued, notecards and photographs  

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98 1  MBS Architecture File, domes, notecards and photographs  

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99 1  MBS Architecture File, domes continued and vaults, notecards and photographs  

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100 1  MBS Architecture File, vaults continued, notecards and photographs  

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101 1  MBS Architecture File, vaults continued, notecards and photographs  

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102 1  Near Eastern Studies, archaeology, art, culture and gardens, bibliography cards  

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103 1  Gardens, Architecture Terms, Museum Collections and Islamic Architectural Studies, bibliography cards  

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104 1  Turkey Architectural Monuments, bibliography cards   

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105 1  MBS Geographic File, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentine Republic, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Baluchistan, Bulgaria, Burma, Ceylon, China, Crete, Cyprus, Daghestan, Dominican Republic, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala and Hungary, notecards and photographs  

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106 1  MBS Geographic File, India, Indochina, Indonesia and Iraq, notecards and photographs  

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107 1  MBS Geographic File, Italy, Jordan, Kashmir, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Malaya, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rhodes, Romania, Russia, Russia-in-Asia, Sicily and Spain, notecards and photographs  

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108 1  MBS Geographic File, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Yemen, Yugoslavia and Zanzibar, notecards and photographs  

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109 1  MBS Monuments File, chronological, Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Iraq, Maghreb, Spain, Syria and Turkestan, notecards  

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


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) made many sketches and drawings and some detailed plans of Islamic monuments in Iran during his field research there from 1933 to1937. The Masjid-i Jomeh in Isfahan became the focus of his interest but he did sketches and detailed drawings of many other monuments in Isfahan and elsewhere. He also recorded inscriptions and made some pounced tracings. The amount of information recorded on individual items varies greatly; some include detailed notes, with measurements and individual architectural features, while others have nothing.

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110 1  Abarquh, Fars, Gunbad-i Ali, 1934  
2  Ashtarjan, Isfahan, Imamzadeh Rabia Khatun, 1937  
3  Ashtarjan, Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, 1937  
4  Ashtarjan, Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, 1937  
5  Ashtarjan Mosque, rolled ink drawing   
6  Aziran, Isfahan, Masjid-i Gabri  
7  Bersian, Isfahan, Manar and Masjid-i Jomeh  
8  Bersian, Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh  
9  Buzan, Isfahan, Imamzadeh Karrar  
10  Buzan, Isfahan, Imamzadeh Karrar  
11  Damavand, Tehran, Masjid-i Jomeh  
12  Damavand, Tehran, Masjid-i Jomeh, ink drawing   
13  Damavand, Tehran, Masjid-i Jomeh  
14  Gulpaigan [Golpayegan], Gulpaigan, Masjid-i Jomeh  
15  Hamadan, Hamadan, Gunbad-i Alayvian  
16  Hamadan, Hamadan, Gunbad-i Qurban  
17  Isfahan, Isfahan, Chihil Sutun  
18  Isfahan, Isfahan, Imamzadeh Jafar  
19  Isfahan, Isfahan, Imamzadeh Jafar  
20  Isfahan, Isfahan, Madrasa-i Madar-i Shah  
21  Isfahan, Sin, mosque  
22  Isfahan, Sin, mosque, inscription from the manar, rubbing?   
23  Maragha, Azarbaijan, tomb towers  
24  Mahallat, Qum, Ateshgah  
25  Rasht, Gilan, Boah Suleiman Darab  
26  Rasht, Gilan, Rukah Suleiman Darab, rubbing   
27  Saveh, Tehran, inscription  
28  Shiraz, Masjid-i Jami Atiq  
29  Shiraz, Masjid-i Jami Atiq  
30  Tabriz, Azarbaijan, Masjid-i Jami  
31  Takht-i Suleiman, Azarbaijan  
32  Tawisar Khan [Tuyserkan], Malayer, Tomb of Habakkuk  
33  Varamin, Tehran, Masjid-i Juma  
34  Miscellaneous Notes and Sketches  
35  Varamin, Tehran, Masjid-i Juma  
36  : "Persian Expedition" Architectural Sketches: Abarquh, Fars, Imamzadeh Taus al Haramayn; Aziran, Isfahan, Masjid-i Gabri; Bersian, Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh; Gulpaigan [Golpayegan], Gulpaigan, Masjid-i Jomeh; Isfahan, Isfahan, Manar-i Khwaja Alam; Maragha, Azarbaijan, Gunbad-i Surkh  
37  Isfahan, Isfahan, Qaysariya Bazaar, faience mosaics, pounced tracings   
38  Isfahan, Isfahan, Madrasa-i Imami, faience mosaics, pounced tracings  
39  Isfahan, Isfahan, Sar Darb Bukah Shaykh Amir Masud, faience mosaics, pounced tracings  
40  Miscellaneous Sketches, unidentified  
41  Pounced Tracing, unidentified  

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111 1  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, work plan and notes  
2  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, survey notebook, 1936  
3  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, sketch book  
4  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 1, section drawings, great dome, main iwan and southeast manar  
5  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 2, southest sahn  
6  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 3, northeast iwan  
7  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 4, deviation of axes on main section through domes and levels in bazaar  
8  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 5, small dome, 481 H  
9  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 6, main dome window detail and main iwan section through cornice at center  
10  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 7, sheet 1, column caps; sheet 2, mihrab; sheet 3, caps of columns main dome  
11  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 8,.sheets 2 and 3, piers in sahn; second check of great court; sheet 3 extension to southwest  
12  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 9, sheet 5, private house  
13  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 10; sheet 6, repairs to southeast wall; sheets 8, 9 and 14, platform in sahn; sheets 7, 8 and 12, platform in sahn; sheets 12 and 14, platform in sahn; sheets 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14 platform in sahn  
14  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 11; sheet 10, windows in alley; sheets 13 and18, Dutchman, opening behind iwan; sheets 14 and 19, open court  
15  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 12; sheet 15, exterior door; sheet 15, check of latrine wall; sheets 15 and 20, alley behind mosque; sheet 17, 515 door; sheets 17 and 18, mosque house  
16  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 13; sheet 19, traverse for Qajar Shrine  
17  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 14, sheets 1 and 2, unidentified   
18  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 15, sheets 5 and 6, unidentified  
19  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 16, sheets 8, 11 and 15, unidentified  
20  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 17, sheets 17, 18 and 19, unidentified  
21  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 18, sheets 5 and 10, 3 and 4, 5, 10 and 15, 2 and 3, 6 and 11, unidentified  
22  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 19, sheets 10 and 15, 11 and 10, 11 and 16 and 17, 17 and 18, 19 and 20, unidentified  
23  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, architectural sketches part 20, unidentified  
24  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, plans copied from publications  
25  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh Ground Plan by Schroeder, copy   
26  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh Ground Plan, original ink drawing and copy   
27  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh Ground Plan Sections, south corner, southwest riwaq south part, southwest riwaq west part and iwan-i qibla, ink drawings   
28  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh Ground Plans, reproductions   
29  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh Iwan and Manar, architectural drawing   
30  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh Miscellaneous Architectural Drawings, originals   
31  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh Miscellaneous Architectural Drawings, reproductions   
32  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, northwest side lateral, rolled linen tracing   
33  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, Plan, rolled "Dutchman" tracings   
34  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, "Dutchman for Vaulting," ink architectural drawings   
35  Section Long Façade Northwest, rolled architectural sketch   

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112 1  Inscription, rolled pounced tracing, unidentified  
2  Inscription, rolled tilework cartoon, unidentified  
3  Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, southeast side lateral, rolled linen tracing  

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


Myron Bement Smith focused his research and photographic interest on the Islamic architecture of the Isfahan area and in particular the Masjid-i Jomeh. He also visited and documented many other Iranian Islamic monuments as well as contemporary building techniques, villages and landscapes. MBS' architectural photography is meticulous and records not just interiors and exteriors of buildings and their settings but also important architectural features and details. In keeping with his interest in photodocumentation as an important research tool, he took many photographs of each monument and returned to a monument many times during his time in Iran. MBS kept notebooks that included information on camera settings, film and ambient conditions. He used a 33 mm Leica and a large format film camera. Photographs taken with the Leica are designated with an alphanumeric beginning with L and large format film photographs with a plain number. His negative registers for Iran consist of large ledgers with a contact print and information about site, feature and date photographed. Not all entries are complete. MBS also created a Persian Monuments Large Photo File arranged by province that includes enlargments of some of his Iranian photographs, criteria for inclusion is unclear. Also available is a card file containing 4" by 6" prints from many of MBS' Iran negatives arranged in numerical order. Reprints of some of MBS' non-Iranian negatives and slides are included separately. [For more information on MBS' photograph coding system see Subseries 2.1]

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113 1  Photographic Field Notes, Varamin Masjid-i Jomeh, envelope # 1  
2  Photographic Field Notes, Ardabil Shrine of Shaykh Saft, Masjid-i Jami and Isfahan Masjid-i Musalla, envelope # 2  
3  Photographic Field Notes, Damavand, Abarquh and Bobol, envelope # 3   
4  Photographic Field Notes, Isfahan, Manar Bagootch-Khana and Pir-i Bakran, envelope # 4  
5  Negative List.L170-L268, notebook, envelope # 5  
6  L270 Index, notebook, envelope # 6  
7  B & W 1, L 270-288, , notebook, envelope # 71958  
8  Black-White FF 16o 289-305, , notebook, envelope # 81959-1960  
9  Black & White 306-311, , notebook, envelope # 9 1959-1960  
10  Color No. 1 MBS K Series, K1-K18, notebook, envelope # 10   
11  Color No. 2 MBS K Series, K19-K32, notebook, envelope # 11  
12  Kodachrome No. 3 Ektachrome MBS K Series K47-K61, notebook, envelope # 12  
13  Color No. 4 MBS K Series K62-K79, notebook, envelope # 13  
14  Color No. 5 MBS K Series K80-K97, notebook, envelope # 14  
15  Color No. 6 MBS K Series K98-K114, notebook, envelope # 15  
16  Color No 7 MBS K Series K115-K129, notebook, envelope # 16  
17  Kleinkunst C Series M 45 Catalogue Cards Smith, notecards, envelope # 17  
18  Photo Caption Cards L 4-L148, incomplete, envelope # 18  
19  Photo Caption Cards L 150-L 287, incomplete, envelope # 19   
20  Slides and Photo Sources, prints and negatives, envelope # 20  
21  Slides and Photo Sources, slides, envelope # 21  
22  Prints to be Made, miscellaneous cards, envelope # 22   
23  Copy Negatives, , envelope # 231958  
24  Information about Photograph Sources, card file.  

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114 1  Examples of MBS Negative Sleeve Notes, large format portfolio  
2  Index List, large format negatives, # 1 - 100  
3  Index List, large format negatives, # 101 - 200  
4  Index List, large format negatives, # 201 - 300  
5  Index List, large format negatives, # 301 - 400  
6  Index List, large format negatives, # 401 - 500  
7  Index List, large format negatives, # 501 - 600   
8  Index List, large format negatives, # 601 - 700  
9  Index List, large format negatives, # 701 - 800  
10  Index List, large format negatives, # 801 - 900  
11  Index List, large format negatives, # 901 - 1000  
12  Index List, large format negatives, # 1001 - 1100  
13  Index List, large format negatives, # 1101 - 1200  
14  Index List, large format negatives, # 1201 - 1267  

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115 1  MBS Large Format Negative Register and Print Record   

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116 1  MBS Leica Negative Register and Print Record,.L 1.1 to L 82.1   

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117 1  MBS Leica Negative Register amd Print Record, L 82.2 to L 155.5   

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118 1  MBS Leica Negative Register and Print Record, L 155.6- L 221.43   

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119 1  MBS Leica Negative Register and Print Record, L 222.6 to L 268.27   

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120 1  Contact Prints, MBS negatives L 1 to L 120   

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121 1  Contact Prints, MBS negatives L 121 to L 240   

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122 1  Contact Prints, MBS negatives L 241 to L 268 and 1940; Stratford Hall 1941  

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123 1  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Ardalan Province, Sanandaj  
2  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Azarbaijan Province, Ardabil, Kaflan Kuh, Maragha, Tabriz and Takht-i Suleiman  
3  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Fars Province part 1, Abarquh, Naqsh-i Rustam and Pasargadae  
4  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Fars Province part 2, Shiraz, Shulgistan and Yazd-i Khwast  
5  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Gulpaigan [Golpayegan] Province, Gulpaigan and Khunsar  
6  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Hamadan Province, Hamadan  
7  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Irak [Arak], bridge  
8  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan Province part 1, Ashtarjan  
9  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan Province part 2, Bagh-i Abrisham, Bagh-i Kush Khaneh and Bersian  
10  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan Province part 3, Cam, Kaladan, Khorasgan, Linjan, Nasrabad, Pir-i Bakran, Qumishah, Sin and Zia  
11  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan Province part 4, Sin photomosaic   
12  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Kashan Province, Fin and Natanz  
13  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Khamseh Province, Sultaniya  
14  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Kermanshah Province, Bisitun, Taq-i Bustan and Taq-i Girra  
15  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Qum Province, Mahallat  

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124 1  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Tehran Province, Damavand, Firuzkuh, Lavasan Bozorg, Tar, Tehran and Varamin  
2  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Yazd Province, Nain  
3  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 1, landscape, city scenes and modern construction  
4  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 2, Ali Qapu palace, Chihil Sutun, Chahar Bagh, Darb-i Imam, Do Manar Dar al-Diyafah and Do Manar Dardasht  
5  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 3, Imamzadeh Baba Qasim, Imamzadeh Jafar and Qaysariya Bazaar  
6  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 4, Madrasa-i Madar-i Shah  
7  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 5, Maidan-i Shah  
8  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 6, Manar-i Ali, Manar-i Chihil Dukhtaran, Manar-i Khwaja Alam, Manar-i Pa Guldasteh and Manar Sarban  
9  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 7, Masjid-i Ali and Masjid-i Lunban  
10  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 8, Masjid-i Shah  
11  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 9, Masjid-i Shaykh Lutfallah  
12  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 10, Pul-i Allahverdi Khan and Pul-i Rukn al-Din  
13  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city part 11, Utaq-i Ashraf  
14  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city, Masjid-i Jomeh part 1, northwest iwan, northeast riwaq and passage to Dar-i Dasht  
15  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city, Masjid-i Jomeh part 2, northwest riwaq, entrance to winter prayer room, inscription, zamistan and southeast iwan  
16  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city, Masjid-i Jomeh part 3, qibla iwan  
17  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city, Masjid-i Jomeh part 4, great dome, southwest riwaq, small dome chamber, Shah Mahmud portal, Suffah Umar Abd al-Azzi-i Iwan, madrasa iwan and vault intrados  
18  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city, Masjid-i Jomeh part 5, Mihrab Sultan Oljeitu, Mongol iwan and minbar  
19  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city, Masjid-i Jomeh part 6, piers and vaults  
20  Persian Monuments Large Photo File, Isfahan city, panoramas   

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125 1  Prints from MBS Negatives, # 1 - 1201, incomplete   

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126 1  Prints from MBS Negatives, # L 1 - L 149, incomplete  

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127 1  Prints from MBS Negatives, # L 150 - L 249, incomplete  

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128 1  Prints from MBS Negatives, # L 250 - L 270, M 2, M 3, M4, M 5, incomplete   

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129 1  Egypt, Cairo, prints from MBS 35 mm negatives and slides  
2  India part 1, Fathipur Sikri, Dig, Aligarh, Delhi and Sikandara, prints from MBS 35 mm negatives and slides  
3  India part 2, Agra, prints from MBS 35 mm negatives and slides  
4  Iraq, Baghdad, Uqhaidir, Qasr Ashraq, Samarra and Rutba Wells, prints from MBS 35 mm negatives and slides  
5  Pakistan, Lahore, prints from MBS 35 mm negatives and slides  
6  Syria, Damascus, prints from MBS 35 mm negatives and slides  

 Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File 


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) accumulated a large collection of photographs from gifts, purchase or by copying photographs or negatives borrowed from friends and colleagues. The collection is highly eclectic, including many photographs that have little obvious relation to an Islamic or architectural subject. Photographs include socio-cultural information on Iran and other Islamic societies, some dating from the 1920s and 1930s, but the main focus is Islamic monuments. The collection includes photographs of some monuments at different points in time. In addition to Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are also well-represented. One of the most notable collections is the glass plate negatives taken by Persian photographer Antoin Sevruguin in the late 19th century; MBS purchased these for the Islamic Archives from the American Presbyterian Mission in Tehran. They are housed separately as the Antoin Sevruguin Collection. Some collections are incomplete; photographs may not have been printed or may have been misplaced. Copy negatives exist for many collections, and these might contain the missing photographs. [See Subseries 2.11] MBS identified each picture by country, monument or subject, donor and its Islamic Archives accession number. He may have planned to arrange the photographs by country and topic but either the plan was not completed or subsequent events resulted in its disorganization. Some photographs were in folders by country but many were in groups labeled by donor or in unlabeled envelopes and boxes. MBS assigned each collection an accession number with information on photographer or provider (not always the same), the subject matter and a date. Sometimes the date refers to when the photographs were taken but at other times it is evidently the date of the transaction with MBS. The record does not always specify. MBS also corresponded with many of his donors and additional information about photographs might be found in their letters. [See subseries 1.4] The information in the accessions list naming the countries covered does not always match the photographs; possibly not all photographs were kept or mistakes were made in recording the information. For convenience, the country photograph file is now arranged according to its Islamic Archives accession number. Several photographic collections do not have accessions numbers; these are arranged alphabetically by donor after the numbered collections. [For more information on the Islamic Archives alphanumeric accession number system and individual collections, see Subseries 2.1]

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130 1  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, Muharram, 1925  
2  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, Mashad, Muharram, 1920s  
3  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, Mashad, personal photographs, 1920s  
4  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, Mashad, execution, 1920s  
5  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, Mashad from the air, n.d.  
6  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, cleaning rugs, 1920s  
7  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, tribesmen and tents, 1920s  
8  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Persian Gulf, 1920s  
9  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, automobile travel, 1923-1927  
10  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, transportation, 1920s  
11  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, bridges, 1920s  
12  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, agriculture, 1920s  
13  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, countryside, 1920s  
14  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, Sistan, 1920s  
15  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, military, 1920s  
16  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, people, 1920s  
17  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, Islamic monuments, 1920s  
18  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, pre-Islamic monuments, 1920s  
19  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, miscellaneous, 1920s  
20  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iran, unidentified, 1920s  

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131 1  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, miscellaneous, 1920s  
2  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Istanbul, 1930s  
3  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Ankara, 1930s  
4  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Anatolia, 1930s  
5  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Istanbul, 1940s  
6  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Istanbul, Ortakoy, Melvin Hall house 1940s  
7  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Istanbul, shipping, 1940s  
8  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Istanbul, fishing, 1940s  
9  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Bosphorus, 1940s  
10  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Turkey, Anatolia, 1940s  
11  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Iraq, miscellaneous, n.d.  
12  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, Palmyra, Jerusalem, n.d.  
13  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, 2 D, miscellaneous  

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132 1  Joseph Martinson Jr., 3 D, portfolio of Iranian photographs, 1930s  
2  Joseph Martinson Jr., 3 D, portfolio of Iranian photographs, 1930s  
3  Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, 4 D, Iran, Isfahan, 1946  
4  Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, 4 D, Iran, Yazd-i Khwast, 1946  
5  Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, 4 D, Iran, Shiraz, 1946  
6  Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, 4 D, Iran, Persepolis, 1946  
7  Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, 4 D, Iran, Naqsh-i Rustam, 1946  
8  Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, 4 D, Iran, Pasargadae, 1946  
9  Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, 4 D, Iran, Qum, 1946  
10  Prof. and Mrs. T. Cuyler Young, 4 D, Iran, unidentified, 1946  
11  Department of National Defense, 6 C, Iran, Aveh Pass, 1944-1945  
12  Department of National Defense, 6 C, Iran, Hamadan, 1944-1945  
13  Department of National Defense, 6 C, Iran, Qazvin, 1944-1945  
14  Department of National Defense, 6 C, Iran, Khuzestan, 1944-1945  
15  Department of National Defense, 6 C, Iran, Lorestan, , 19431944-1945  
16  Department of National Defense, 6 C, Iran, Malayer, 1944-1945  
17  Department of National Defense, 6 C, Iran, Tehran, 1944-1945  
18  Department of National Defense, 6 C, Iran, miscellaneous, 1944-1945  
19  Joseph M. Upton, 8 G, Iran, astronomical charts  

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133 1  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Fars, 1945  
2  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Hamadan, 1943-1944  
3  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Irak [Arak], 1944  
4  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Isfahan, 1944  
5  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Qazvin, 1944-1945  
6  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Khuzestan, 1943-1945  
7  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Qum, 1944  
8  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Lorestan, 1944  
9  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Tehran, 1944  
10  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Tehran city, 1943-1945  
11  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, miscellaneous, 1944  
12  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Bahrain Islands, 1945  
13  Department of National Defense, 9 G, Iran, Basra, 1944  

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134 1  British Information Services, 10 G, Iran, British supplies to Russia, 1943  
2  Mrs. Carroll Greenough, 11 G, Algeria, Tipassa and Cherchell, circa 1930s  
3  Prof. Carleton S. Coon, 12 G, Jordan, Majmal, 1948-1949  
4  Amb. Raymond Hare, 14 G, Iran  
5  Mrs. Andrew S. Keck, 20 G, Spain, Moorish architecture, commercial photographs  
6  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Dhahran, Dickey and Leonard photographs  
7  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Walters photographs  
8  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, Walters photographs  
9  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Jidda, Walters photographs   
10  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Taif, Walters photographs  
11  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, royal family, Ritchie photographs  
12  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Ritchie photographs  
13  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Riyadh and Jidda, Ritchie photographs  
14  , , miscellaneous, Ritchie photographs  
15  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Dhahran, Corsini photographs  
16  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Corsini photographs  

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135 1  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Ain Dhar, Corsini photographs  
2  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Qatif, Corsini photographs  
3  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Sufaniyyah, Corsini photographs.  
4  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, As- Sulaimaniyah, Corsini photographs  
5  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Khobar, Corsini photographs.  
6  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Khafa Dagharah, Corsini photographs  
7  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Najd, Al-Jauf, Corsini photographs.  
8  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Najd, Al-Kharj part 1, Corsini photographs  
9  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, Najd, Al-Kharj part 2, Corsini photographs  
10  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Bahrain Islands, Corsini photographs  
11  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, unidentified, Corsini photographs  
12  Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 21 G, Saudi Arabia, unidentified, Photographer unidentified  

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136 1  Dr. Neilson C. Debevoise, 29 P, Turkey, Istanbul, Topkapi, Sebah and Joaillier photographs>  
2  Dr. Neilson C. Debevoise, 29 P, Turkey, Istanbul, mosques, city views, Sebah and Joaillier photographs  
3  Dr. Neilson C. Debevoise, 29 P, Iraq, miscellaneous  
4  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Azarbaijan  
5  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Baluchistan  
6  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Gilan  
7  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Gorgan  
8  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Khorasan  
9  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Kermanshah  
10  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Kordestan  
11  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Mazandaran  
12  Prof. Carleton S. Coon Photographs, 48 C, Iran, Tehran  
13  Joseph M.Upton, Sevruguin Studio Photographs, 58 G, Iran,   

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137 1  Joseph M.Upton, 59 G, Bahrain, Muharram, unidentified photographer  
2  Dr. Henry Field, Photographs, 72 G, Iraq, Abu Hatab, 1950  
3  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Abqaiq, Corsini photographs   
4  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Al-Jauf, Corsini photographs   
5  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Damman, Corsini photographs   
6  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Ras Tanura, Corsini photographs   
7  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Dhahran, Corsini photographs   
8  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Qatif, Corsini photographs   
9  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Kharj, Corsini photographs   
10  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Khafa Dagharah, Corsini photographs  

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138 1  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Sufaniyyah, Corsini photographs  
2  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, As- Sulaimaniyah, Corsini photographs  
3  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Al-Hasa, Al Khobar, Corsini photographs   
4  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, Ras Mishaab, Corsini photographs  
5  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Bahrain Islands, Corsini photographs  
6  Saudi-American Oil Company (ARAMCO), 73 G, Saudi Arabia, miscellaneous, Corsini photographs  
7  J. Hall Paxton, 76 TD, Iran, southern Iran part 1  
8  J. Hall Paxton, 76 TD, Iran, southern Iran part 2  
9  J. Hall Paxton, 76 TD, Iran, southern Iran part 3  
10  J. Hall Paxton, 76 TD, Iran, southern Iran part 4  
11  J. Hall Paxton, 76 TD, Iran, southern Iran part 5  
12  J. Hall Paxton, 76 TD, Iran, southern Iran part 6  

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139 1  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 81 G, Iran  
2  Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, 89 G, Iran, Wilson photographs  
3  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Isfahan  
4  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Kashan part 1  
5  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Kashan part 2  
6  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Khorasan part 1  
7  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Khorasan part 2  
8  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Khuzestan  
9  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Kerman  
10  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Mazandaran  
11  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Qazvin part 1  
12  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Qazvin part 2  
13  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Tehran  
14  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Photographs, 105 C, Iran, Tehran city  

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140 1  Chicago Natural History Museum, Marshall Field Archaeological Expedition Photographs, 111 G, North Arabia Expedition, Jordan, 1927-1928  
2  Chicago Natural History Museum, Marshall Field Archaeological Expedition Photographs, 111 G, North Arabia Expedition, Iraq, 1927-1928  
3  Chicago Natural History Museum, Marshall Field Archaeological Expedition Photographs, 111 G, North Arabia Expedition, Iraq, 1934  
4  Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 116 P, Syria, Iraq, Iran  
5  United States Information Service, 117 G, Libya, G. Henry Villard photographs  
6  B.G. Martin Photographs, 126 G, Iraq, Varamin  
7  Prof. Douglas Crary, 136 C, Egypt, Iraq  
8  Prof. D. Storm Rice, 150 G, Turkey  
9  Kelsey Archaeological Museum, University of Michegan, 151 G, Egypt  
10  David Schlumberger Photographs, 152 G, Afghanistan, Lashkari bazaar  
11  Turkish Information Office, New York, NY, 153 G, Turkey  
12  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Algeria, part 1, Publishers Photo Service   
13  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Algeria, part 2, Publishers Photo Service   
14  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Arabia, Publishers Photo Service   
15  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Egypt, Publishers Photo Service   
16  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, India, Publishers Photo Service   
17  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Morocco, Publishers Photo Service   
18  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Palestine, Publishers Photo Service   
19  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Spain, Publishers Photo Service   
20  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Tanganyika, Publishers Photo Service   
21  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Tunisia, Publishers Photo Service   

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141 1  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Turkey, Publishers Photo Service   
2  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, India  
3  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Hawley photographs  
4  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Lebanon, Jebail Mission School, Baghdad, and Constantinople  
5  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Lebanon, Beirut Harbor, 1912 [?]  
6  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Spain, Senan y Gonzales photographs  
7  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Jerusalem and Baghdad, American Press Association photographs  
8  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, India, Raffius photographs  
9  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, miscellaneous  
10  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, Nasir al-Din Shah   
11  Wisconsin Historical Society, 165 G, miscellaneous lithographs  
12  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Adana, Afyon, Amasya and Anamur, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
13  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Ankara, Antakya and Antalya, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
14  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Balikesir, Bergama, Bogazkoy and Bolu, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
15  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Bursa, Basin-Yanin Photographs, 1936-1940  
16  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Canakale, Divrig and Diyarbakir, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
17  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Edirne and Erzurum, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
18  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Gaziantep, Giresun, Harput-Edanzig, Hatay and Isparta, Basin-Yanin photographs,1936-1940  
19  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Istanbul part 1, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  

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142 1  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Istanbul part 2, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
2  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Izmir, Izmit and Kars, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
3  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Kayseri and Kastamonu, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
4  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Konya, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
5  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Kutahya, Malatya, Manisa and Marasta, Basin-Yanin photographs, 1936-1940  
6  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Mardin, Mersin, Milas, Mugla, Silifke, Sinop and Sivas, 1936-1940  
7  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Tarsus, Tokat, Urfa, Urfada, Urgup and unidentified, 1936-1940  
8  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Alanya and Antalya, Zeki Arman Photographs 1950  
9  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Balikesir, Bergama, Bursa and Canakale, Zeki Arman Photographs, 1950  
10  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Edirne, Ephesus, Erzerum and Isparta, Zeki Arman Photographs, 1950  
11  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Istanbul part 1, Zeki Arman photographs, 1950  
12  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Istanbul part 2, Zeki Arman photographs, 1950  

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143 1  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Izmir and Kayseri, Zeki Arman photographs, 1950  
2  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Konya, Zeki Arman photographs, 1950  
3  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Kutahya, Malatya, Manisa, Mugla and Nigde, Zeki Arman photographs.  
4  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Bitlis, Bursa, Diyarbakir and Dogubayazit, Husnu Dirimen photographs,1950  
5  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Erzurum, Iznik, Kayseri, Mardin, Nevsehir, Sivas and Van, Husnu Dirimen photographs, 1950  
6  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Istanbul, Suat Tenik photographs, 1950  
7  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Alanya, Aspendos, Antalya and Aydin, Hayri Tuncer photographs, 1950  
8  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Bursa, Hayri Tuncer photographs, 1950  
9  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Dogubayazit, Gaziantep, Istanbul and Iznik, Hayri Tuncer photographs, 1950  

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144 1  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Kayseri, Hayri Tuncer photographs, 1950  
2  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Konya, Hayri Tuncer photographs, 1950  
3  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, , , , Hayri Tuncer photographs, 1950  
4  Turkish Information Office, 166 C, Turkey, Mersin, Miletos, Milas and Nevsehir, Hayri Tuncer photographs, 1950  
5  Freer Gallery of Art, 167 C, Ernst Herzfeld photographs part 1  
6  Freer Gallery of Art, 167 C, Ernst Herzfeld photographs part 2  
7  Freer Gallery of Art, 167 C, Ernst Herzfeld photographs part 3  
8  Freer Gallery of Art, 167 C, Ernst Herzfeld photographs part 4  
9  William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, 170 C, Chinese temple ceiling  
10  W. H. Tweedie Photographs, 173 G, Iran, Naqsh-i Rustam, Pasargadae, Persepolis and Isfahan  

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145 1  Oriental Institute, University of ChicagoPhotoraphs, 174 G, Lebanon  
2  Oriental Institute, University of ChicagoPhotoraphs, 174 G, Syria, general   
3  Oriental Institute, University of ChicagoPhotoraphs, 174 G, Syria, Palmyra part 1  
4  Oriental Institute, University of ChicagoPhotoraphs, 174 G, Syria, Palmyra part 2  
5  Oriental Institute, University of ChicagoPhotoraphs, 174 G, Syria, Palmyra part 3  
6  Oriental Institute, University of ChicagoPhotoraphs, 174 G, Cyprus  
7  Oriental Institute, University of ChicagoPhotoraphs, 174 G, Turkey  
8  Josephine Powell Photographs, 177 P, Iran, part 1  
9  Josephine Powell Photographs, 177 P, Iran, part 2  
10  Josephine Powell Photographs, 177 P, Iran, part 3  
11  Josephine Powell Photographs, 177 P, Iran, part 4  
12  Government of India, Department of Archaeology Photographs, 178 P, India, Mandu  

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146 1  Central Treaty Organization(CENTO) Photographs, 179 G, CENTO cultural seminar, 1960  
2  Prof. Mohibul Hasan Khan Photographs,180 G, India, Kashmir  
3  Armed Forces Information Office of India, 181 G, Taj Mahal  
4  Prof. Kenneth Scott, 182 G, Libya, commercial photographs  
5  Egyptian State Tourist Administration, 184 G, Egypt, Cairo, C. Zachary photographs  
6  Unknown source, 186?, Turkey, Topkapi Sarai Miniatures  
7  United States Information Service Baghdad, 187 G, Iraq  
8  Unknown source, 188?, Egypt, Cairo, mosques  
9  Photo Manoug Beirut Photographs, 190?, Lebanon  
10  K.A.C. Cresswell, Photographs, 191 G, Egypt, Islamic architecture  
11  Saudi Arabian Embassy, 192 G, Saudi Arabia, Mecca and Medina  
12  United States Information Service Iran Photographs, 195 G, Iran, Varamin  
13  W. James Spot International, IR series, Iraq  
14  Captain S. K. Carrie Photographs, KG 11, Afghanistan, Herat  

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147 1  Alban Photographe Paris, Isfahan frescoes part 1  
2  Alban Photographe Paris, Isfahan frescoes part 2  
3  Alban Photographe Paris, Isfahan frescoes part 3  
4  Alban Photographe Paris, Isfahan frescoes part 4  
5  Alinari Photographs, Italy, Rome and Pompeii  
6  A.N.D. Photographs, Algiers, 1890s  

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148 1  Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs, Turkey part 1  
2  Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs, Turkey part 2  
3  Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs, Turkey part 3  
4  Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs, Turkey part 4  
5  Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs, Turkey part 5  
6  Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs, Turkey part 6  
7  Nicholas V. Artamonoff Photographs, Turkey part 7  
8  Charles Ballingham Photographs, Iraq  
9  Karl Bergner Photographs, unidentified  
10  Ernest Bristow Photograph, Iran, Isfahan  
11  Francois De La Broese (sp?) Photographs, Morocco, military  
12  Ernst Cohn-Wiener Photographs, Tadzik SSR, Fergana Valley  
13  Ernst Cohn-Wiener Photographs, Turkmen SSR, Chasreti and Merv  
14  Ernst Cohn-Wiener Photographs, Uzbek SSR, Bukhara  
15  Ernst Cohn-Wiener Photographs, Uzbek SSR, Samarkand part 1  
16  Ernst Cohn-Wiener Photographs, Uzbek SSR, Samarkand part 2  

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149 1  Florence Day Photographs, Lebanon, Qadisha Valley  
2  Dr. Henry Field Photographs, Iran, Isfahan and Yazd-i Khwast, 1940  
3  French Government Service Photograph, Syria, Kalat Siman, aerial view, 1930  
4  Garzon Fotografo, Spain, Granada  
5  Ed A. Guiragossian, Bonfils Photograph Album, Damascus  
6  Carl Haines Photograph, Turkey, Istanbul  
7  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, China, 1910  
8  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Philippines, 1912  
9  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Java and Malaya, 1912  
10  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Ceylon, 1912  
11  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, India, 1912  
12  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Japan, 1912  
13  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Korea, 1910  
14  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Manchuria, 1910  
15  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Russia, 1909-1910  
16  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Lapland, 1913  
17  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Europe, 1908, 1910  
18  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Europe, 1911, 1913  
19  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Germany, 1902-1913  
20  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, Italy, 1910, 1911, 1920s  
21  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, ,   
22  Col. Melvin Hall Early Motoring Photographs, United States, 1889-1913  

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150 1  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, Europe, Curtis-Wright Mission1930s  
2  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, France, , 1927-19281948-1960  
3  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, Italy, , 19441962  
4  Col. Melvin Hall Photographs, Indochina, 1950s  
5  Ernst Herzfeld Photographs, Iran, copies  
6  Prof. Ellsworth Huntington Photographs, Iran, Sistan, 1904  
7  R. Iliffe Photographs, Iran, Isfahan, 1937  
8  Instituut v. Semitistiek en Archaeologie v.h. Nabue Oosten der Ru-Groningen Photographs  
9  Mrs. Ivan M. Johnston Photographs, Iran, Isfahan, tilework   
10  M. Kohn Photograph, Jerusalem  
11  Prof. Dogan Kuban Photographs, Turkey, Istanbul  
12  Lehnert and Landrock Photographs, North Africa  
13  Fred Lillich Jr. Photograph, Iran, Tehran,   
14  William J. Luyten Photographs, Iran, 1931  
15  H.A. Mirza and Sons Photograph, India, Dehli Fort  

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151 1  Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale Roma Photographs, Iran, Isfahan, Ali Qapu  
2  Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale Roma Photographs, Iran, Isfahan, Chihil Sutun  
3  Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale Roma Photographs, Iran, Isfahan, Hasht Behesht  
4  Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale Roma Photographs, Iran, Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh  
5  Nahon and Lasry Photograph Album, Souvenir de Tanger  
6  Photo-Hall Photograph, Spain, Alhambra.   
7  Photo Soler Photograph, Tunisia, Kairouan  
8  Senan y Gonzalez Photographs, Spain, Alhambra.  
9  Sylvia Sherk Photographs, Iran, Tehran, 1939  
10  Rev. W. J. Thompson Photographs, Iran, Persepolis, 1934  
11  S.P. Tolstov Photographs, Central Asia, 1928  
12  S.P. Tolstov Sketches, Central Asia, 1928  
13  Prof. T. Cuyler Young Jr. Photographs, Iran, Khamseh, tomb tower, 1965  
14  Unsourced Photographs, Cyprus  
15  Unsourced Photographs, India  
16  Unsourced Photographs, Iran  
17  Unsourced Photographs, Iraq  
18  Unsourced Photographs, North Africa  
19  Unsourced Photographs, Syria  

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152 1  Iraq Museum Photographs, cut-brick ornament  
2  John J. Mapel Photographs, Jerusalem panorama, 1922  
3  Mary-Helen Warden Schmidt FoundationIran, Isfahan and Shiraz, Erich Schmidt aerial photographs, 1937  
4  Mary-Helen Warden Schmidt FoundationIran, Isfahan, Masjid-i Jomeh, Erich Schmidt aerial photographs, 1937  
5  Wulsin Expedition Photographs, artifacts   
6  Unsourced Photographs, Algeria, Algiers  
7  Unsourced Photograph, India  
8  Unsourced Photograph, Turkey, Istanbul panorama  
9  Unsourced Photograph Album, Morocco, Tangier  
10  Unsourced Photograph, Portugal, Tower of Belem  

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153 1  Unsourced Photograph Album, Algeria, Tlemcen  

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154 1  Unsourced Photograph, Greece, Athens  
2  Unsourced Photograph Album, Spain  

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155 1  Persia, portfolio of mounted photographs inscribed by Erich Schmidt  

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156 1  Rayy Expedition Season, portfolio of photographs, 1934  
2  Rayy Expedition, portfolio of photographs, n.d.  

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157 1  Persepolis Expedition Portfolio  
2  Expedition to Luristan Portfolio  

 Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection 


The Islamic Archives includes a small number of lantern slides. Some have Islamic Archives alphanumeric accession numbers but two of the larger collections are unnumbered. One of the latter includes the colored lantern slides for an an illustrated lecture on an Iranian Muharram celebration in the 1930s or before. Another set of mostly black and white lantern slides depicts Turkey in the 1930s.

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158 1  Dr. Helmut de Terra Lantern Slides, 16 G, India  
2  Dr. Nelson C. Debevoise Lantern Slides, 18 G, Iran, Isfahan  
3  University of Wisconsin, Extension Service Lantern Slides, 169 ?, Middle East and South Asia  
4  Edward Van Altena Lantern Slides, 172 G, Iran  

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159 1  Thomas B.W. Allen Lantern Slides, Iran, Muharram, 1930s  

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160 1  Nicholas V. Artamonoff Lantern Slides, Turkey, 1930s  

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161 1  Unsourced Lantern Slides, miscellaneous  

 Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides 


Myron Bement Smith (MBS) traveled and lectured in the Middle East, South Asia and Turkey in 1958 and 1960. The United States Information Service (USIS) sponsored most of this travel as part of its program of international education lectures. MBS took many slides of Islamic sites and monuments in the countries he visited. Most of these are general exterior shots of the sites and monuments not the meticulous architecturally detailed photography of his 1930s Iran photographs. The original slides taken by MBS were assigned the alphanumeric K plus a number.

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162 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 1, Pakistan, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1958  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 2, Pakistan, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1958  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 3, India, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1958  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 4, India, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1958  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 5, India, slide bins # 9 and 10, 1958  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 6, India, slide bins # 11 and 12, 1958  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 7, India, slide bins # 13 and 14, 1958  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 8, India, slide bins # 15 and 16, 1958  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 9, India, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1958  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 10, India, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1958  

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163 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 11, India, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1958  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 12, India, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1958  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 13, India, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1958  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 14, India, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1958  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 15, India, slide bins # 9 and 10, 1958  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 16, India, slide bins # 11 and 12, 1958  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 17, India, slide bins # 13 and 14, 1958  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 18, India, slide bins # 15 and 16, 1958  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 19, India, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1958  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 20, Iraq, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1958  

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164 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 21, Iraq, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1958  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 22, Iraq, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1958  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 23, Iraq, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1958  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 24, Iraq, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1958  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 25, Iraq, slide bins # 9 and 10, 1958  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 26, Iraq, slide bins # 11 and 12, 1958  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 27, Lebanon, slide bins # 13 and 14, 1958  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 28, Lebanon, slide bins # 15 and 16, 1958  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 29, Egypt, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1958  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 30, Egypt, Istanbul and Iran, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1958  

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165 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 31, Egypt and Iran, slide bin # 1, 1958  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 32, Iran, slide bin # 2, 1958  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 33, Iran, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1958  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 34, Iran, slide bin # 5, 1958  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 35, Iran, slide bin # 6, 1958  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 36, Iran, slide bin # 7, 1958  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 37, Iran, slide bin # 8, 1958  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 38, Iran, slide bin # 9, 1958  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 39, Iran, slide bin # 10, 1958  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 40, Iran, slide bin # 11, 1958  
11  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 41, Iran, slide bin # 12, 1958  
12  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 42, Iran, slide bin # 13, 1958  
13  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 43, Turkey and Italy, slide bins # 14 and 15, 1958  
14  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 44, Italy, slide bins # 16 and 17, 1958  
15  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 45, Italy, slide bins # 18 and 19, 1958  
16  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 46, Italy, slide bin # 20, 1958  

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166 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 47, Sudan and India, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1959  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 48, India, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1960  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 49, India, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1960  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 50, India, slide bin # 7, 1960  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 51, India, slide bin # 8, 1960  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 52, India, slide bins # 9 and 10, 1960  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 53, India, slide bin # 11 and 12, 1960  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 54, India, slide bins # 13 and 14, 1960  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 55, India, slide bins # 15 and 16, 1960  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 56, India, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1960  
11  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 57, India, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1960  

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167 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 58, India, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1960  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 59, India, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1960  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 60, India and Syria, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1960  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 61, Syria, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1960  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 62, Syria and Iran, slide bin # 9, 1960  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 63, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bins # 10 and 11, 1960  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 64, Iran, slide bin # 12, 1960  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 65, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bin # 13, 1960  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 66, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bin # 14, 1960  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 67, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bins # 15 and 16, 1960  
11  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 68, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1960  
12  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 69, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1960  

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168 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 70, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1960  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 71, Iran, slide bin # 3, 1960  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 72, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bins # 4 and 5, 1960  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 73, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bins # 6 and 7, 1960  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 74, Iran, slide bin # 8, 1960  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 75, Iran, taken by Hossein Ravenbod, slide bin # 9, 1960  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 76, Turkeyslide bins # 10 and 11, ; , 19591960  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 77, Jordan, slide bins # 12 and 13, 1960  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 78, Jordan, slide bins # 14 and 15, 1960  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 79, Jordan, slide bin # 16, 1960  
11  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 80, Jordan, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1960  
12  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 81, Jordan, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1960  

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169 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 82, Jordan, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1960  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 83, Jordan, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1960  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 84, Jordan, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1960  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 85, Jordan, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1960  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 86, Jordan, slide bins # 9 and 10, 1960  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 87, Jordan, slide bins # 11 and 12, 1960  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 88, Jordan, slide bins # 13 and 14, 1960  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 89, Jordan, slide bins # 15 and 16, 1960  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 90, Jordan, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1960  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 91, Jordan, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1960  

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170 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 92, Jordan, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1960  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 93, Jordan, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1960  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 94, Jordan, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1960  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 95, Jordan, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1960  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 96, Jordan, slide bin # 9, 1960  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 97, Jordan, slide bin # 10, 1960  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 98, Jordan, slide bins # 11 and 12, 1960  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 99, Jerusalem, slide bin # 13, 1960  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 100, Jerusalem, slide bins # 14 and 15, 1960  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 101, Jerusalem, slide bin # 16, 1960  
11  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 102, Jerusalem and Syria, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1960  
12  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 103, Syria, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1960  

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171 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 104, Syria, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1960  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 105, Syria, slide bin # 3, 1960  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 106, Syria, slide bin # 4, 1960  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 107, Syria, slide bins # 5, 1960  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 108, Syria, slide bin # 6, 1960  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 109, Syria, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1960  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 110, Syria, slide bins # 9 and 10, 1960  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 111, Syria, slide bins # 11 and 12, 1960  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 112, Syria, slide bins # 13 and 4, 1960  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 113, Syria, slide bins # 15 and 16, 1960  
11  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 114, Syria, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1960  
12  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 115, Italy and Spain, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1960  

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172 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 116, Spain, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1960  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 117, Spain, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1960  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 118, Spain, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1960  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 119, Spain, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1960  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 120, Spain, slide bins # 9 and 10, 1960  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 121, Spain, slide bins # 11 and 12, 1960  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 122, Spain, slide bins # 13 and 14, 1960  
8  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 123, Spain, slide bins # 15 and 16, 1960  
9  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 124, Spain, slide bins # 17 and 18, 1960  
10  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 125, Spain, slide bins # 19 and 20, 1960  

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173 1  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 126, Spain, slide bins # 1 and 2, 1960  
2  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 127, Spain, slide bins # 3 and 4, 1960  
3  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 128, Spain, slide bins # 5 and 6, 1960  
4  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 129, Spain, slide bins # 7 and 8, 1960  
5  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 130, Spain, slide bins # 9 and 10, 1960  
6  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 131, Spain, slide bins # 11, 1960  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 132, Pakistan, slide bins # 12 and 13, 1958  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, K 133, Pakistan, slide bins # 14 and 15, 1958  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, unnumbered, miscellaneous, undated, slide bins # 16 and 17  
7  MBS 35 mm Color Slides, unnumbered, Washington D.C., undated, slide bins # 18 and 19  

 Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File 


The country slide file is analogous to the country photograph file (subseries 2.6). As with the photographs, Myron Bement Smith (MBS) acquired a large collection of 35 mm slides taken by others. Some of these were donated or purchased but most were borrowed and copied by MBS. Many of these copies were made on poor quality film which has deteriorated. Many are poorly focused. As with the photographs, they include not only Islamic monuments and architecture but also other more general subjects. Not all of the slides are captioned but most series have some identifying information. Justice William O. Douglas donated 158 rolls of slides taken on a motor trip from Pakistan to Turkey in the late 1950s. The trip was sponsored by the National Geographic Society. MBS' academic friends in Turkey and Iran loaned him a large number of slides to copy. The Arab world and South Asia are also well represented in the slide collection. MBS assigned each slide set an alphanumeric accession number. The early collections were assigned a plain number with a letter to indicate whether it was a gift (G), copy (C) or purchase (P). He later used the letter K to indicate a color slide followed by G, C, or P and a number. [For more information on the accessions system and information about individual collections see Subseries 2.1.] As with the photographs, many slides are not identified and the information about some is suspect. Although MBS evidently planned his slide archive to be organized by country many of the slides were never catalogued and organized or else the information was lost. Most of the slides were stored in boxes and trays, sometimes arranged by country or site but more often not. The slides are now organized according to the Islamic Archives accessions number.

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174 1  J. Hall Paxton 35 mm Slides, 19 G, Xinjiang, China, slide bin # 1  
2  P. W. Bourne, 35 mm Slides, 32 C, Egypt and India, slide bins # 2 to 7  
3  Hossein Ravenbod, 35 mm Slides, 36 C, Iran, slide bins # 8 to 14  
4  Harold Glidden, 35 mm Slides, 39 C, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Palestine, slide bins # 15 to 20  

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175 1  Alice Shurcliffe, 35 mm Slides, 42 C, India, Iran and Turkey, slide bins # 1 to 7  
2  Pierre Parker, 35 mm Slides, 45 C, India, slide bins # 8 and 9  
3  Pierre Parker, 35 mm Slides, 45 C, Afghanistan, slide bins # 10 to 20  

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176 1  Pierre Parker, 35 mm Slides, 45 C, Afghanistan, slide bins # 1 to 3  
2  Amb. Raymond Hare, 35 mm Slides, 50 C, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, slide bin # 4  
3  Dr. William G. Weld, 35 mm Slides, 53 C, Iran, slide bin # 5  
4  LeRoy F. Percival Jr., 35 mm Slides, 56 C, Afghanistan, slide bins # 6 to 8  
5  Karl S. Twitchell, 35 mm Slides, 61 C, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Iraq, Kuwait and Iran, slide bins # 9 to 20  

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177 1  Karl S. Twitchell, 35 mm Slides, 61 C, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, slide bins # 1 to 6  
2  Ralph Solecki, 35 mm Slides, 64 C, Iran, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Egypt, slide bins # 7 to 20  

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178 1  Rodney Wilcox Jones, 35 mm Slides, 67 C, India, slide bins # 1 to 8  
2  Abdul Grafur Sheikh, 35 mm Slides, 70 C, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran and Turkey, slide bins # 9 to 20  

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179 1  Abdul Grafur Sheikh, 35 mm Slides, 70 C, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon and Turkey, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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180 1  Abdul Grafur Sheikh, 35 mm Slides, 70 C, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Iran, slide bins # 1 to 7  
2  Ernest Wolfe, 35 mm Slides, 74 P, Egypt and Palestine, slide bin # 8  
3  J. Hall Paxton, 35 mm Slides, 76C, Iran, slide bins # 9 to 12  
4  J. Hall Paxton and Robert B. Dressen, 35 mm Slides, Western China, slide bins # 12 to 20  

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181 1  J. Hall Paxton and Robert B. Dressen, 35 mm Slides, Western China, slide bins # 1 to 17  
2  Dr. Laurence Lockhart, 35 mm Slides, 85 C, Iran, slide bins # 18 and 19  
3  Harold D. Gresham, 35 mm Slides, 91 C, Jordan, Iran and Syria, slide bin # 20  

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182 1  Dr. Laurence Lockhart, 35 mm Slides, 95 C, Iran, slide bins # 1 to 7  
2  Maj. Alexis M. Gagarine, 35 mm Slides, 102 C, Iran, slide bins # 8 and 9  
3  Dr. Franklin S. Harris, 35 mm Slides, 109 C, Iran, slide bin # 10  
4  Harlan G. Greenfield, 35 mm Slides, 119 C, Morocco and Spain, slide bin # 11  
5  Patricia Stodhill, 35 mm Slides, 122C, North Africa, slide bins # 12 and 13  
6  Penn Camera Exchange 35 mm Slides, 124 P, Iran, slide bin # 14  
7  Mrs. Elsie Kraeling, 35 mm Slides, 128 C, Jordan, slide bin # 14  
8  Prof. Hushang Sanai, 35 mm Slides, 131 C, Iran, slide bins # 15 to 18  
9  Prof. Douglas D. Crary, 35 mm Slides, 134 C, unidentified, slide bin # 19  
10  Prof. Ernest N. McCarus, 35 mm Slides, 138 C, Iran, slide bin # 20  

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183 1  Prof. Ernest N. McCarus, 35 mm Slides, 138 C, Iran, slide bins # 1 and 2  
2  Prof. Douglas D. Crary, 35 mm Slides, 141 C, Africa, slide bin # 3  
3  Arthur M. Stratton, 35 mm Slides, 146 C, Syria, Turkey and India, slide bins # 4 to 6  
4  Father A. Jamme, 35 mm Slides, 154 C, Aden, Yemen, slide bins # 7 to 9  
5  Rodney Wilcox Jones, 35 mm Slides, 156 C, Iran, Syria and Turkey, slide bins # 10 to 14  
6  Dr. George C. Miles, 35 mm Slides, 158 C, Syria, slide bins # 15 and 16  
7  Commander Milo Hutchison, 35 mm Slides, 162 C, Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Jordan, slide bins # 17 to 19  
8  Jane and Charles Mahler, 35 mm Slides, 164 P, Pakistan, Iran and India, slide bin # 20  

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184 1  Jane and Charles Mahler, 35 mm Slides, 164 P, Pakistan, Iran, India, Turkey and Spain, slide bins # 1 to 10  
2  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, Pakistan, slide bins # 11 to 20  

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185 1  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, Pakistan and Afghanistan, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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186 1  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, Afghanistan and Iran, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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187 1  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, Iran, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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188 1  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, Iran and Iraq, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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189 1  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, Iran, Iraq and Turkey, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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190 1  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, Turkey and contacts, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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191 1  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, contacts, slide bins # 1 to 4  
2  Justice William O. Douglas, 35 mm Slides, 197 G, S.S. San Georgio to Marseilles, slide bins # 5 and 6  
3  Barbara Wriston, 35 mm Slides, KG 1, Iran and Ceylon, slide bin # 7  
4  Amb. Raymond Hare, 35 mm Slides, KG 2, Egypt, slide bin # 8  
5  Hushang Sanai, 35 mm Slides, KG 3, Iran, slide bins # 9 to 14  
6  Hushang Sanai, 35 mm Slides, KG 5, Iran, slide bin # 15  
7  Amb. Raymond Hare, 35 mm Slides, KG 6, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Cyprus, slide bin # 16  
8  Hushang Sanai, 35 mm Slides, KG 7, Iran, slide bin # 17 to 20  

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192 1  Hushang Sanai, 35 mm Slides, KG 7, Iran, slide bins # 1 to 7  
2  Hushang Sanai, 35 mm Slides, KG 7, Turkey, slide bin # 8  
3  Unidentified 35 mm Slides, KG 7?, Iran, slide bin # 9  
4  John Hoag, 35 mm Slides, KG 8, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Uzbekistan, slide bin # 10  
5  John Hoag, 35 mm Slides, KG 9, photos, plans and maps, slide bins # 11 to 13  
6  Kenneth Morgan, 35 mm Slides, KG 10, Malaysia, slide bin # 14  
7  Capt. S.K. Carrie, 35 mm Slides, KG 11, Afghanistan, slide bin # 14  
8  Norman Montague, 35 mm Slides, KG 12, Ethiopia, slide bin # 15  
9  Barbara Wriston, 35 mm Slides, KC 1, India, Pakistan, Iran, Jordan and Turkey, slide bins # 16 to 20  

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193 1  Amb. Raymond Hare, 35 mm Slides, KC 2, Syria, Yemen and Egypt, slide bins # 1 to 9  
2  Hushang Sanai, 35 mm Slides, KC 3, Iran, slide bins # 10 to 14  
3  Hossein Ravenbod, 35 mm Slides, KC 4, Iran, slide bin # 15  
4  John A. Williams, 35 mm Slides, KC 5, Jordan and Egypt, slide bins # 16 to 18  
5  Richard E. Underland, 35 mm Slides, KC 6, Tunisia, slide bins # 19 and 20  

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194 1  Richard E. Underland, 35 mm Slides, KC 6, Tunisia, slide bin # 1  
2  R.F.S. Starr, 35 mm Slides, KC 7, Syria and Aden, slide bins # 2 and 3  
3  Edward Harrison Thomas, 35 mm Slides, KC 8, Afghanistan and Iran, slide bin # 4  
4  Capt. Henry Purcell III, 35 mm Slides, KC 9, Turkey, slide bin # 5  
5  Capt. D. C. Higgins, 35 mm Slides, KC 10, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Cyprus and Egypt, slide bin # 6  
6  Hushang Sanai, 35 mm Slides, KC 11, Iran, slide bins # 7 to 12  
7  Hossein Ravenbod, 35 mm Slides, KC 12, Iran, slide bin # 13  
8  Dr. Lorend Dabasi-Schweng, 35 mm Slides, KC 13, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Jerusalem, Syria, Greece, Korea, and Japan, slide bins # 14 and 15  
9  Franklin E. Standish, 35 mm Slides, KC 14, Iran, slide bin # 16  
10  Robert E. Baumberger, 35 mm Slides, KC 15, Iran, slide bins # 17 and 18  
11  Dr. A. Douglas Tushingham, 35 mm Slides, KC 16, Jerusalem, Iran and Central Asia, slide bins # 19 and 20  

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195 1  Dr. A. Douglas Tushingham, 35 mm Slides, KC 16, Iran, Central Asia, Jordan and Jerusalem, slide bins # 1 to 5  
2  Dr. Kenneth A. Luther, 35 mm Slides, KC 17, Iran and Turkey, slide bins # 6 to 8  
3  Dr. James Kritzak, 35 mm Slides, KC 18, Central Asia, slide bin # 9  
4  Alexander B. Mapp, 35 mm Slides, KC 19, Pakistan and Afghanistan, slide bins # 10 to 12  
5  Dr. Bettina Warburg, 35 mm Slides, KC 20, Pakistan, Iran and Turkey, slide bins # 13 to 15  
6  Rufus Cook, 35 mm Slides, KC 21, Iran, slide bins # 16 to 20  

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196 1  Rufus Cook, 35 mm Slides, KC 21, Iran, slide bins # 1 to 5  
2  Dr. Peter Burgess, 35 mm Slides, KC 22, Iran, slide bins # 6 and 7  
3  Milton Crane, 35 mm Slides, KC 23, Iran, India, Greece and Burma, slide bins # 8 and 9  
4  Ralph Esmerian, 35 mm Slides, KC 24, Iran and Central Asia, slide bins # 10 to 12  
5  Dr. Richard Robinson, 35 mm Slides, KC 25, Turkey, slide bins # 13 to 20  

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197 1  Dr. Richard Robinson, 35 mm Slides, KC 25, Turkey, slide bins # 1 and 2  
2  Donald Ward, 35 mm Slides, KC 26, Iran and Italy, slide bin # 3  
3  John B. Denson, 35 mm Slides, KC 27, Iran, Turkey, England, Germany, Syria and India, slide bins # 4 and 5  
4  Louise Pfeiffer, 35 mm Slides, KC 28, Greece, slide bins # 6 to 8  
5  Prof. Dogan Kuban, 35 mm Slides, KC 29, Turkey, slide bins # 9 to 20  

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198 1  Prof. Dogan Kuban, 35 mm Slides, KC 29, Turkey, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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199 1  Prof. Dogan Kuban, 35 mm Slides, KC 29, Turkey, slide bins # 1 to 20  

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200 1  Prof. Dogan Kuban, 35 mm Slides, KC 29, Turkey, slide bins # 1 to 13  
2  Dr. Grace Fox, 35 mm Slides, KC 30, India, slide bin # 14  
3  Dr. Werner Ellinger, 35 mm Slides, KC 31, Lebanon and India, slide bins # 15 to 20  

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201 1  Dr. Werner Ellinger, 35 mm Slides, KC 31, India and Egypt, slide bin # 1 to 4  
2  H. G. Adams, 35 mm Slides, KC 32, Iran and Jordan, slide bin # 5  
3  Mary Louise Brown, 35 mm Slides, KC 33, Iran, slide bins # 6 and 7  
4  Dr. Genevieve Miller, 35 mm Slides, KC 34, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt, slide bin # 8  
5  Dr. Donald Kennedy, 35 mm Slides, KC 36, Pakistan, Lebanon and Jordan, slide bin # 9  
6  Prof. Adelaide Simpson, 35 mm Slides, KC 37, Turkey, slide bin # 10  
7  James Snyder Jr., 35 mm Slides, KC 38, Syria and Jerusalem, slide bin # 10  
8  Misses Kyle and Carson 35 mm Slides, KC 39, India, slide bin # 11  
9  Prof. James Haratani, 35 mm Slides, KC 40, India, slides bin # 12 and 13  
10  Prof. Frederick Heidel, 35 mm Slides, KC 41, Spain, slide bin # 14  
11  Prof. Caesar Fareah, 35 mm Slides, KC 42, Pakistan and India, slide bin # 15  
12  Lt. Terry Damon, 35 mm Slides, KC 43, Iran and Syria, slide bins # 16 to 20  

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202 1  Peter Eddy, 35 mm Slides, KC 44, Morocco, slide bins # 1 and 2  
2  Dr. T. Cuyler Young Jr., 35 mm Slides, KC 45, Iran, slide bins # 3 to 8  
3  D. Malcolm Smith, 35 mm Slides, KC 46, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Iran, slide bins # 9 to 12  
4  D. Malcolm Smith, 35 mm Slides, KC 46, Greece, Rome, India and Tanganyika, slide bin # 13  
5  Dr. Owen Maynard Williams, 35 mm Slides, KC 47, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Cairo, Iran, Aden and India, slide bins # 14 to 16  
6  Henri Goblot, 35 mm Slides, KC 48, Iran, slide bin # 17  
7  Amb. Raymond Hare, 35 mm Slides, KC 49, Turkey, slide bins # 18 to 20  

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203 1  Amb. Raymond Hare, 35 mm Slides, KC 49, Turkey, slide bins # 1 to 7  
2  Prof. Fred Latimer, 35 mm Slides, KC 50, Turkey, slide bins # 8 to 20  

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204 1  Prof. Fred Latimer, 35 mm Slides, KC 50, Turkey, slide bins # 1 and 2  
2  Prof. D. Wallace Baldinger, 35 mm Slides, KC 51, India, Pakistan, Morocco and Spain, slide bins # 3 to 13  
3  Gail James, 35 mm Slides, KC 52, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Turkey and Greece, slide bin # 14  
4  Dr. Herrick B. Young, 35 mm Slides, KC 53, Turkey, Israel, Jerusalem, Iran and Greece, slide bin # 15  
5  Lucy G. Watt, 35 mm Slides, KC 54, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Egypt, slide bin # 16  
6  Mary Kibele, 35 mm Slides, KC 55, Spain, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, slide bin # 17  
7  Prof. Blake Alexander, 35 mm Slides, KC 56, France, Italy, Crete, Greece and Turkey, slide bins # 18 to 20  

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205 1  Prof. Fred Shelloberger, 35 mm Slides, KC 57, India and Egypt, slide bin # 1  
2  Gene Williams, 35 mm Slides, KC 58, India, slide bin # 2  
3  Prof. J. Palmer Boggs, 35 mm Slides, KC 59, Pakistan and India, slide bins # 3 to 5  
4  Dr. John E. Burchard, 35 mm Slides, KC60, Lebanon, Iran, Pakistan, India and Spain, slide bins # 6 to 10  
5  Prof. David Gebhard, 35 mm Slides, KC 61, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and India, slide bins # 11 to 17  
6  Dr. A. Douglas Tushingham, 35 mm Slides, KC 62, Jerusalem and Turkey, slide bin # 18  
7  Prof. Frank Estrequest, 35 mm Slides, KC 63, Jerusalem, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia, slide bin # 19  
8  Prof. Dowlyn Lyndon, 35 mm Slides, KC 64, India, slide bin # 20  

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206 1  Prof. Charles W. Moore, 35 mm Slides, KC 65, Spain and Morocco, slide bins # 1 to 3  
2  Richard Marshall, 35 mm Slides, KC 66, India and Iran, slide bins # 4 to 6  
3  Richard Marshall, 35 mm Slides, KC 66, Iraq, Syria, Jerusalem, Turkey, Egypt and Spain, slide bin # 7  
4  Dr. Richard Heindel, 35 mm Slides, KC 67, Spain and Italy, slide bin # 8  
5  Evelyn Murray, 35 mm Slides, KC 68, Egypt, Jerusalem, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy, England, Uzbekistan and Pakistan, slide bins # 9 and 10  
6  Francis D. Weeks, 35 mm Slides, KC 69, Jerusalem, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Iran and Turkey, slide bins # 11 to 20  

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207 1  Francis D. Weeks, 35 mm Slides, KC 69, Turkey and Yugoslavia, slide bins # 1 and 2  
2  Francis D. Weeks, 35 mm Slides, KC 69, Egypt and Spain, slide bins # 3 to 8  
3  Francis D. Weeks, 35 mm Slides, KC 69, Unidentified Near East, slide bins # 9 to 12  
4  Harold K. Parsons, 35 mm Slides, KC 70, India and Syria, slide bin # 13  
5  Col. Lee Wallace, 35 mm Slides, KC 71, Iran, slide bin # 14  
6  Prof. Aptullah Kuran, 35 mm Slides, KC 72, Turkey, slide bins # 15 to 18  
7  Prof. Aptullah Kuran, 35 mm Slides, KC 72, Iraq, slide bins # 19 and 20  

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208 1  Prof. Aptullah Kuran, 35 mm Slides, KC 72, Iraq, slide bins # 1 and 2  
2  Prof. Aptullah Kuran, 35 mm Slides, KC 72, Turkey, slide bins # 3 to 6  
3  Prof. Aptullah Kuran, 35 mm Slides, KC 72, India, slide bin # 7  
4  Prof. Aptullah Kuran, 35 mm Slides, KC 72, Turkey, slide bins # 8 and 9  
5  Prof. Aptullah Kuran, 35 mm Slides, KC 72, India, slide bin # 10  
6  Prof. Cyril Stanley Smith, 35 mm Slides, KC 73, Turkey and Iran, slide bins # 11 to 13  
7  Mrs. Lois E. Fouts, 35 mm Slides, KC 74, India, slide bin # 14  
8  Junius T. Moore, 35 mm Slides, KC 75, Iraq, slide bin # 15  
9  Joseph Bradley, 35 mm Slides, KC 76, Pakistan, India, Syria, Jerusalem and Egypt, slide bins # 16 and 17  
10  Louise Pfeiffer, 35 mm Slides, KC 77, Central Asia, slide bin # 18  
11  Aaron Frankel, 35 mm Slides, KC 78, Central Asia, slide bin # 19  
12  Mrs. M. Gordon Tiger, 35 mm Slides, KC 79, Iran, slide bin # 20  

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209 1  Mrs. M. Gordon Tiger, 35 mm Slides, KC 79, Iran, slide bin # 1  
2  Prof. Charles L. Geddes, 35 mm Slides, KC 80, India, slide bind # 2 and 3  
3  David King, 35 mm Slides, KC 81, Sudan, Greece, Palestine, Jerusalem, Syria, Iraq and Iran, slide bin # 4  
4  David Garrett, 35 mm Slides, KC 82, Iran, slide bins # 5 to 7  
5  Paul Neil Bombardier, 35 mm Slides, KC 83, Iran, India, Jerusalem, Syria and Iraq, slide bins # 8 to 11  
6  Elgin Groseclose, 35 mm Slides, KC 84, Armenia, slide bin # 12  
7  Robert Newsen, 35 mm Slides, KC 85, Armenia, slide bin # 13  
8  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, labeled KC 50 but does not match KC 50 slide list, slide bins # 14 and 15  
9  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, labeled 79 C or 13 G. but does not match either slide list, slide bin # 16  
10  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, labeled "R", Iran, slide bin # 17  
11  35 mm Slides labeled "copy of original by Sanai," no further information, Iran, slide bin # 18  
12  35 Slides labeled "original gift of Sanai," no further information, slide bins # 19 and 20  

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210 1  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, unnumbered, Syria and Lebanon, slide bins # 1 to 4  
2  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, unnumbered, South Asia, slide bin # 5  
3  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, unnumbered, Pakistan, slide bin # 6, 1936  
4  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, unnumbered, Jerusalem, slide bin # 7, 1957  
5  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, unnumbered, Turkey and Istanbul, slide bin # 8  
6  Unsourced 35 mm Slides, unnumbered, Samarkand, slide bin # 9  

 Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives  


This material includes the original negatives from Myron Bement Smith's (MBS) photography during his field research in Iran in the 1930s and copy negatives made subsequently by the Smithsonian Institution. The negatives are arranged according to the numbering system MBS used in his photograph registers, that is, plain numbers refer to large format negatives and L numbers refer to Leica 33 mm negatives [See Subseries 2.5]. MBS M number negatives denote photographs and plans copied from published material.

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211  MBS Large Format Negatives # 1 to 400  

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212  MBS Large Format Negatives # 401 to 775   

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213  MBS Large Format Negatives # 776 to 1129  

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214  MBS Large Format Negatives # 1130 to 1267  

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215  MBS Leica Negatives # L 1 to L 50  

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216  MBS Leica Negatives # L 51 to L 99  

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217  MBS Leica Negatives # L 100 to L146  

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218  MBS Leica Negatives # L 147 to L 195  

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219  MBS Leica Negatives # L 196 to L268; "KDS and Dogs"; "1939"  

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220  MBS Leica Negatives # L 269 to L 292   

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221  MBS Leica Negatives # L 293 to L311; ; "Stratford Hall ; "Lanier Place "1940"Dec 194"1April 1962"  

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222  MBS M Series Negatives # M 3 to M 43  

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223  MBS Large Format Negatives # 1 to 350, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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224  MBS Large Format Negatiaves # 351 to 700, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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225  MBS Large Format Negatives # 701 to 1050, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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226  MBS large Format Negatives #1051 to 1200, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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227  MBS Leica Negatives # L 1 to L 25, Smithsonian copy negatives   

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228  MBS Leica Negatives # L 26 to L 50, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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229  MBS Leica Negatives # L 51 to L 75, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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230  MBS Leica Negatives # L 76 to L100, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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231  MBS Leica Negatives # L 101 to L 125, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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232  MBS Leica Negatives # L 126 to L 150, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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233  MBS Leica Negatives # L 151 to L 175, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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234  MBS Leica Negatives # L 176 to L 200, Smithsonian copy negatives   

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235  MBS Leica Negatives # L 201 to L 225, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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236  MBS Leica Negatives # L 226 to L 250, Smithsonian copy negatives  

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237  MBS Leica Negatives # L 251 to L 253 and L 255 to L 268; , , "Stratford ," "KDS and Dogs," Smithsonian copy negatives "1939""1940"Dec. 1941  

 Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives  


Some of the photograph collections acquired by Myron Bement Smith (MBS) for the Islamic Archives included negatives but in most cases the negatives are copies. MBS not only copied photographs but also made black and white copy negatives of color slide collections in addition to duplicating the slides themselves for the Archives. The Smithsonian Institution also made copy negatives of some collections. For some collections, photographs are missing and only the negatives exist. As with the photographs and slides, most negatives are labeled with MBS' alphanumeric accessions number while others have only a name or no source information at all. [See Subseries 2.1 for more information on the alphanumeric accession number system and individual collections.] For convenience, negatives are stored by format or size and therefore boxes are not in series order nor is a given series necessarily all in the same box.

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238  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, 2 D  

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239  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, 2 D  

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240  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, 2 D, Smithsonian copy negatives   

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241  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, 2 D, Smithsonian copy negatives   

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242 1  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, 2 D, Smithsonian copy negatives  
2  M.E. Dions Negatives, 165 G, India, Egypt, Jerusalem  
3  Wisconsin Historical Society Negatives, 165 G, unidentified  
4  Wisconsin Historical Society Negatives, 165 G, miscellaneous Middle East  
5  Winifred H. Tweedie Negatives, 173 G, Isfahan  
6  Prof. Millon Negatives and Copy Negatives, 175 G, Europe  
7  Unsourced Negatives, Isfahan  
8  Unsourced Negatives, Isfahan aerial photograph  
9  Unsourced Negatives and Copy Negatives, Turkey and Thailand  
10  Edward Dennis Negative  

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243 1  George Woodbridge Negatives, 15 G, Egypt, Syria and Palestine  
2  Prof. Andrew S. Keck Negatives, 25 D, Egypt, Cyprus, Greece, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Jerusalem, Syria, Istanbul and Saloniki  

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244 1  Prof. Carleton S. Coon and Paul Schumacher Negatives, 27 C, Iran  
2  P. W. Bourne Negatives, 33 C, Islamic architecture  
3  Hossein Ravenbod Negatives, 37 C, Iran  
4  Harold Glidden Negatives, 40 C, North Africa, Egypt and Palestine  
5  Alice Shurcliffe Negatives, 43 C, India, Iran and Turkey  
6  Pierre Parker Negatives, 46 C, Afghanistan and India  
7  Amb. Raymond Hare Negatives, 51 C, Saudi Arabia  
8  Dr. William G. Weld Negatives, 54 C, Iran  
9  LeRoy Percival, Jr. Negatives, 57 C, Afghanistan and Pakistan  
10  Karl S. Twitchell Negatives, 61 C, Iran, Yemen and Saudi Arabia  
11  Rodney Wilcox Jones Negatives, 68 C, India  

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245 1  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, 76 TD, southern Iran  
2  J. Hall Paxton Negatives,79 C, Iran  
3  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Negatives, 86 C, Iran  
4  Harold D. Gresham Negatives, 92 C, Iran and Syria  
5  Dr. Laurence Lockhart Negatives, 96 C, Iran  
6  Maj. Alexis M. Gagarine Negatives, 103 C, Iran  
7  Millar Burrows Negatives, 114a C, Jordan  
8  Harlan G. Greenfield Negatives, 120 C, Morocco and Spain  
9  Patricia Stodhill Negatives, 123 C, Morocco  
10  Mrs. Elsie Kraeling Negatives, 129 C, Jordan  
11  Hushang Sanai Negatives, 132 C, Iran  
12  Prof. Douglas D. Crary Negatives, 135 C  
13  Prof. Ernest N. McCarus Negatives, 139 C, Iraq and Iran  
14  Prof. Douglas D. Crary Negatives, 142 C, Africa  
15  Amb. Raymond Hare Negatives  

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246 1  Unsourced Negatives, unidentified  

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247 1  Amb. James S. Moose Jr. Negatives, NG 1, # 1-10, Iran  
2  Amb. James S. Moose Jr. Negatives, NG 1, # 11-20, Iran  
3  Amb. James S. Moose Jr. Negatives, NG 1, # 21-29, Iran  
4  Amb. James S. Moose Jr. Negatives, NG 1, # 30-40, Iran  
5  Amb. James S. Moose Jr. Negatives, NG 1, # 41-48, Iran  
6  Amb. James S. Moose Jr. Negatives, NG 1, # 48-58, Iran  
7  Amb. Raymond Hare Negatives, Unidentified, Smithsonian copy negatives   
8  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, R 1(7), Tihwa, Kashgar and Pusar  
9  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, R 2(1), Pusar and Tiznaf River Valley  
10  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, R 3(6), Tiznaf River, Yengi Pass and Yarkand River  
11  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, R 4(5), Karakoram River and Pass and Chojash Jilga  
12  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, R 5(2), Murgo River, Chongtash Lake and Sasser River  
13  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, R 6(4), Sasser Serai and Glacier, Tutiyalik and Thalum Buti River  
14  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, R 7(3), Khardong Serai and Glacier, Khardong La and Leh  
15  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, R 8(8), Leh  
16  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, C 1, Aqsu to Kashgar  
17  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, C 2, Old Turki City to New Han City, Kashgar and Shufu  
18  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, C 3, Old Turki City to New Han City, Kashgar and Shufu  
19  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, C 4, Kashgar to Karghalik  
20  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, C 5, Panamik Village and Panamik River Valley  
21  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, C 6, Leh  
22  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, C 7, Leh  
23  J. Hall Paxton Negatives, Unnumbered, C 8, Leh  
24  Unsourced Negative and Smithsonian copy negative, Irem Temple, Wilkes Barre, PA  

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248 1  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, 2 D, Iran, Turkey and Iraq  
2  Dr. Neilson Debevoise Negatives, 18 G, Persia and Palestine  

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249 1  J. Rives Childs Negatives, 100 C, Morocco and Iran  
2  Millar Burrows Negatives, 115 b C, Jordan  
3  Wisconsin State Historical Society Negatives, 165 G, Lebanon and Jebail  
4  Emily Dairs Negatives, 171 G, Pazyrk Kurgan  
5  Unsourced Negatives, 193 G, Algiers and Gibraltar, 1910  
6  Unsourced Negatives, 194 G, Nile scenes 1904  
7  Unsourced Negatives, unidentified  

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250 1  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, Turkey and Greece  
2  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, Turkey, Smithsonian copy negatives  
3  Col. Melvin Hall Negatives, Vezelay Grangeotte, Smithsonian copy negatives  
4  Prof. Andrew S. Keck Negatives, 25 D, rolls 1-7, 9, Smithsonian copy negatives  
5  Prof. Andrew S. Keck Negatives, 25 D, rolls 12-19, Smithsonian copy negatives  
6  Prof. Andrew S. Keck Negatives, 25 D, rolls 20-25, Smithsonian copy negatives  
7  Prof. Andrew S. Keck Negatives, 25 D, rolls 30-36, Smithsonian copy negatives  
8  Robert Hamilton Negatives, 144 C, sleeve 24, Cairo, Matariya  
9  Robert Hamilton Negatives, 144 C, sleeve 30, Cairo, citadel  
10  Robert Hamilton Negatives, 144 C, sleeves 32, 33 and 35, Cairo, Tulum and Hakim  
11  Robert Hamilton Negatives, 144 C, sleeve 36, Cairo, Ibn Tulun and Oudum Pasha house  
12  Robert Hamilton Negatives, 144 C, sleeve 39, Cairo, Qait Bey, Barquq, St. George and Coptic  
13  Robert Hamilton Negatives, 144 C, sleeve 40, Cairo, Ibn Qalaum, St. George, Ibn Tulun and Sebring  
14  Robert Hamilton Negatives, 144 C, sleeve 41, Cairo, citadel   
15  Robert Hamilton Negatives, 144 C, sleeve 42, Cairo, mosque, Al Ashraf, Barquq and Qait Bey  
16  Professor MillonEurope Negatives and Smithsonian copy negatives, 175 G   

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