Herzfeld Archive Arrives at Freer

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Summary

Archival material collected by Near Eastern archaeologist Ernst Herzfeld arrives at the Freer Gallery of Art. The donation, known as the Herzfeld Archive, is deposited at the Freer but not part of its collection. The Herzfeld Archive includes photographic negatives, drawings and plans, sketchbooks, and small archaeological objects. The material comes from archaeological expeditions to Samarra, Sistan, Pasargadae, and Persepolis between 1903 and 1936.

Subject

  • Ernst, Herzfeld 1879-1948
  • Freer Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • The Herzfeld Archive, known as the Ernst Herzfeld Papers, is now part of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1947. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1948, p. 49-50.
  • The Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

June 6, 1946

Topic

  • Manuscripts
  • Negatives
  • Photographic artifacts
  • Antiquities
  • Notebooks
  • Photographic collections
  • Photographers
  • Museum archives
  • Archaeology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Archives
  • Photography
  • Archaeologists
  • Germans
  • Photography--Negatives
  • Iraq
  • Drawing
  • Maps

Place

  • Iran
  • Persepolis (Iran)

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