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Finding aid for the Harald Ingholt papers relating to Gandharan art, 1897-1985 (bulk 1954-1978)
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Series I. Gandhāran Art in Pakistan production materials, circa 1954-1959

Physical Description: 2.7 linear feet (5 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Materials directly related to the production of Gandhāran Art in Pakistan (Pantheon Books, 1957) comprise Series I. Included are an annotated typescript of the descriptive catalogue, sets of plate layouts, galley proofs of plates and a group of photographs that may be an initial image compilation.


The book production materials are arranged by forms of material and by different stages of work on the book production.
Box 1, Folder 1

Summary of production materials

Scope and Content Note

Not in Ingholt's handwriting; added by Mahar(?).
Box 1, Folder 2-4

Annotated typescript of Descriptive Catalogue text

Box 2

Initial layout of photographs for plates

Box 3, Folder 1-2

Second layout of photographs for plates

Box 3, Folder 3-4

Galley proofs of plates

Box 4-5

Photo set A

Scope and Content Note

Set of mounted black-and-white photographs, identified as Photo Set A. Although housed with the Gandhāran Art in Pakistan material and included in the summary (box 1, folder 1), the actual material bears a closer resemblance to the photographs found in Series II. There are no captions on the mounts, but internal evidence from the photographs indicates that many of the pieces depicted are not in museums in Pakistan.
Box 3, Folder 5

Miscellaneous photographs

Box 3, Folder 6

Bibliographic notes

Box 3, Folder 7

Book reviews


Series II. Research materials on Gandharan art, 1897-1978, undated

Physical Description: 2.9 linear feet (8 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Series II contains Ingholt's research materials on Gandharan art. A large number of black-and-white photographs form the bulk of this series, which is further supplemented by notes, a small number of letters received, offprints and ephemera. A limited amount of documentation relating to the contemporary sculptural production center of Mathura is also interspersed in this series.


Arranged by type of material.

Photographic documentation, 1963-1976, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white photographic prints and photomechanical prints cut from publications form this group. The material also includes some loose notes and a few letters received accompanying images. Most photographs are mounted and most mounts have varying amounts of identifying information.
Box 6-10


Box 14, Folder 1


Box 11, Folder 1-4

Notes and ephemera, 1935-1978, undated

Scope and Content Note

A small quantity of further notes and letters received not housed with the photographs. Some ephemera may not have been Ingholt's, but may come from Mahar. Also includes a set of notecards cataloging books on Gandharan art in Ingholt's collection, compiled by Mahar (?).
Box 12, Folder 1-5

Offprints, 1897-1961, undated

Box 12, Folder 6-7

Exhibition and auction catalogs, 1923-1962, undated

Scope and Content Note

Several catalogs have images cut out.

Series III. James Michael Mahar papers, 1953-1985, undated

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

Series III is comprised of a small quantity of James Michael Mahar's material relating to Gandharan art. Mahar is a Professor Emeritus in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, whose work has focused on India and its art. Although it ranges from notes taken in a graduate school class in Eastern art to more recent ephemera, the bulk of the material relates to The Meeting of East and West -- An Exhibition of Gandharan Buddhist Art, held at the University of Arizona in 1977 and organized by Mahar and Michael Stein, a professor in the Art History Department. Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, museum loan forms and receipts, color photographs, negatives and slides relating to the exhibition are included here, as well as associated teaching and conference items.


Arranged by type of material.
Box 13, Folder 1

Notebook, 1953-1954


Gandharan art exhibitions, 1977-1981

Box 13, Folder 2

Notes, documentation, letters received

Box 14, Folder 2

Color photographs, slides and negatives

Box 13, Folder 3

Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast conference presentation, 1977-1978

Box 13, Folder 4

Miscellaneous, 1973-1985, undated