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PRELIMINARY INVENTORY OF THE OLEG GRABAR PAPERS, 1898-2009
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Series I. Fieldwork and site documentation, 1927-2002, undated

Physical Description: 10.0 linear feet (20 boxes, 1 flatfile folder)

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of notes, photographs and other documentation Series I records Grabar's on-site work from throughout his career. Included here are the records of his excavations at Qasr al-Minya (Khirbet Minyeh) in Israel and Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi in Syria, as well as his detailed studies at Khirbat al-Mafjar in Palestine and Qusayr 'Amra in Jordan. Also included in this series are the notes and photographs from the dozens of study trips Grabar took, from the beginning of his career into his retirement.
Early in his career, Oleg Grabar conducted excavations and detailed on-site studies related to Umayyad art and architecture, especially Umayyad "palaces." In 1959 Grabar excavated at Qasr al-Minya. Although not the first excavation at the site, Grabar's work established the stratigraphy of the site and documented a later Mamluk occupation phase. Subsequently, Grabar directed the University of Michigan campaign at Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi for five seasons (1964, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1971), excavating and publishing the huge commercial center which served as a meeting point for the settled and the nomadic peoples of the area. While a fellow at the American School of Oriental Research (ASOR) in Jerusalem in 1954, Grabar conducted a detailed study of the paintings at Khirbat al-Mafjar near Jericho and contributed the section on the paintings for the final site publication. Grabar also conducted extensive studies of the paintings at Qusayr 'Amra, producing an unpublished article-length typescript.
Grabar's study trip documentation is much broader, spanning the entire Muslim world, both geographically and chronologically. This is especially true of the thousands of photographs recording sites and objects taken by Grabar, which form the bulk of this series. Amongst the notebooks preserved here, the documentation of the 1956 University of Michigan reconnaissance mission to the Middle East led by George Forsyth is especially valuable to scholars. The itinerary of the extended trip included Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and parts of Turkey, as well as Libya and the Sinai. Although the specific purpose of the expedition was to scout for potential excavation sites for the University and establish contacts with the local archaeological authorities, it also inadvertently became a broad survey of the sites and architecture of the Jezireh in the mid-twentieth century.

Arrangement note

Arranged by topic.
 

Excavations and detailed on-site studies, 1927-2002

 

Qasr al-Minya (Khirbet Minyeh), 1959-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes background research, budget, general notes, field notes, photographs, drawings, object inventory, publication materials, correspondence, and offprints.
Box 1, Folder 1-6

General

Flatfile 1**

Oversize prints of plans and elevations

Scope and Content Note

Includes list of plans and 1971 letter from Jean Perrot.
Box 119, Folder 1

Color slides

Box 2, Folder 3-5

Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, 1927-1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes sections of typescript text drafts, a letter from Klaus Brisch regarding the Umayyad remains at Djebel Seis, research and offprints, notes, photographs.
Box 2, Folder 1-2

Khirbat al-Mafjar, 1947-1974, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, sketches, photographs, letters received from R.W. Hamilton, offprints and guidebook.
Box 3-4

Qusayr 'Amra, 1952-2002

Box 3, Folder 1-4

Papers

Scope and Content Note

Includes Grabar's field notes, photocopy of the typescript of Grabar's unpublished text "The Paintings at Qusayr Amrah: The Private Art of an Umayyad Prince," letters from Garth Fowden and drafts of sections of Fowden's work on the site, letters from and concerning Claude Vibert-Guigue, offprints and photocopies.
Box 4

Black-and-white photographs

Box 119, Folder 2

Color slides

 

Documentation of site surveys and study travel, 1953-2001, undated

 

Notebooks, 1955-1974

Box 6, Folder 1

Spain, 1955

Box 5, Folder 1

Michigan survey, 1956 Spring

Box 5, Folder 2-6

Jazirah, 1956-1960

Box 6, Folder 2

Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iran, 1960-1961

Box 6, Folder 3-5

Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, 1972-1973

Box 6, Folder 6

Jordan, 1974

 

Photographic documentation, 1953-2001, undated

Scope and Content Note

Grabar's photographic documentation falls into three groups: sets of negatives, usually with contact sheets; photographic prints mounted in albums; and loose photographic prints. There is a certain amount of overlap among these groups. The negatives are both medium format and 35mm and are arranged in several numbered sets. The large numbered sequence of 35mm negatives, Set 1, appears to be a later cumulative system, since many of the rolls also have an alternate numbering. Most of the photographs were taken by Grabar, but some were taken by Fred Anderegg, who was associated with the University of Michigan. The identifications and dates below are taken from notes on contact sheets or negative sleeves, but sometimes appear to be inconsistent.
 

Negatives, 1960-2001, undated

 

Numbered sets of 35mm negatives, 1960-2001, undated

 

Set 1: Negatives and contact sheets, 1960-2001, undated

 

0-5. Jordan: Qusayr 'Amra, undated

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheets

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

9. Lebanon: 'Anjar, undated

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

10. Turkey: Istanbul, museum; Edirne, 1968

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

11. Turkey: Edirne; Iznik, 1968

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

12. Turkey: Edirne, 1968

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

13. Syria: Rusafa, 1966

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

14. Iran: Tehrān, museum, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

Box 7, Folder 1

15. Iran: Tehrān, museum; Isfahan, Masjid-i Jami'-i Isfahan (Great Mosque), 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet only.
Box 7, Folder 1

16. Iran: Isfahan, Great Mosque, Seljuk section, 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet only.
 

17. Iran: Isfahan, Seljuk mosque and bridges, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

18. Iran: Isfahan, mostly Safavid monuments, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

19. Iran: Isfahan, Safavid, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

20. Iran: Isfahan, Safavid; Tehrān, museum, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 1

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 1

Negatives

 

21. Iran: Tehrān, museum; Persepolis, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

22. Iran: Persepolis; Isfahan bridges; Naqsh-i-Rajab; Naqsh-i-Rustam; Tehrān, museum, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

23. Iran: Varamin; Zaware (Zavareh), 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

24. Iran: Zaware; Ardestan, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

25. Iran: Ardestan; Isfahan, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

26. Iran: Ardestan; Na'in; Isfahan, 1960-1961

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet misnumbered 27.
Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

27. Iran: Na'in. Jordan: Jerash, Nabatean sculpture, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheets

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

28. Jordan: Moab; Jerash, undated

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

29. Syria: Qasr Rabbah; Damascus; Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi, sculpture, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

30. Syria: Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi; Crac des Chevaliers; Damascus. Lebanon: 'Anjar, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

31. Lebanon: 'Anjar. Syria: Jabal Says, undated

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

32. Syria: Jabal Says; Bosra, undated

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

33. Syria: Bosra. Jerusalem, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet misnumbered 35.
Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

34. Palestine: Khirbat al-Mafjar, sculpture, undated

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

36. Palestine: Khirbat al-Mafjar. Israel: Qasr al-Minya. Jordan: Qusayr 'Amra, undated

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

 

37. Jordan: Qasr al-Mshatta, Qasr al-Qastal, undated

Box 7, Folder 2

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 2

Negatives

Box 115, Folder 3

38. Spain: Córdoba, undated

Scope and Content Note

Negatives only.
Box 115, Folder 3

39. Spain: Toledo, undated

Scope and Content Note

Negatives only.
Box 115, Folder 3

40. Spain: Córdoba, undated

Scope and Content Note

Negatives only.
Box 115, Folder 3

41. Spain: Córdoba; Granada, undated

Scope and Content Note

Negatives only.
Box 115, Folder 3

42. Spain: Seville; Zaragoza, undated

Scope and Content Note

Negatives only.
 

43. Egypt: Cairo. Syria: Rusafa; Qal'a Sim'an, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheets

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

44. Jordan: Qusayr 'Amra, paintings, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

45. Jordan: Qusayr 'Amra; Qasr al-Mshatta; Qasr al 'Uwaynid, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

46. Jordan: Hammam al-Sarakh; Azraq; Qasr al-Kharana; Qasr al-Tuba, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

47. Jordan: Qasr al-Tuba; Bayir; Qasr al-Mshatta, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

48. Jordan: Qasr al-Mshatta; Qasr al-Muwaqqar; Mshash; Khan al-Zabib, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

49. Jordan: Khan al-Zabib; Humayma; Aqaba, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet misnumbered 44.
Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

50. Jordan: Petra; Udruh, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

51. Jordan: Shawbak. Syria: Christian, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

52. Syria: Halabiya; Jeradeh; Balis, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

53. Syria: Balis, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

54. Syria: Balis; Jeradeh; Zelebiya, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

55. Syria: Zelebiya; Rahba, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

56. Syria: Palmyra; Aleppo, citadel, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

57. Syria: Aleppo, citadel, 1960-1961

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

58. Jordan: Amman, museum, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

59. Jerusalem: Al-Aqsa, wood carvings, undated

Box 7, Folder 3

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 3

Negatives

 

60. Egypt: Cairo, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

61. Egypt: Cairo, Jami' al-Azhar (Al-Azhar Mosque), Madrasat wa-Qubbat wa-Bimaristan al-Sultan Qalawun (Sultan Qala'un Funerary Complex), undated

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet mislabeled as 62.
Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

62. Egypt: Cairo, Masjid al-Sultan Hasan (Sultan al-Nasir Hasan Funerary Complex), Masjid al-Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala'un (Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qala'un Mosque at the Citadel), Masjid al-Juyushi (al-Juyushi Mosque), undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

63. Egypt: Cairo, Masjid al-Juyushi (al-Juyushi Mosque), Masjid al-Sultan Qaytbay (Sultan Qaytbay Funerary Complex at the Northern Cemetery), undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

64. Egypt: Cairo, Khanqah al-Nasir Faraj ibn Barquq (Sultan Faraj ibn Barquq Funerary Complex at the Northern Cemetery), Qubba wa-Khanqah wa-Madrasa al-Sultan al-Ashraf Inal (Sultan al-Ashraf Inal Complex at the Northern Cemetery), Bab al-Futuh, Madrasa wa-Qubbat al-Salih Najm al-Din Ayyub, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

65. Egypt: Cairo, Jami' al-Sultan al-Mu'ayyad Shaykh, Jami' al-Aqmar, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

66. Egypt: Cairo, museum, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

67. Egypt: Cairo, museum; Fatamid mausolea, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

68. Egypt: Cairo, mausolea. Jerusalem: Haram, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

69. Jordan: Qusayr 'Amra, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

70. Jerusalem: Golden Gate, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

71. Unidentified, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

72. Syria: Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

73. Morocco: Rabat, undated

Scope and Content Note

Negatives mislabeled as Aleppo.
Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

Box 7, Folder 4

74. Iran, undated

Scope and Content Note

Contact sheet only.
 

75. Syria: Bosra. Lebanon: Tyre, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

76. Jerusalem, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

77. Jerusalem, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

78. Jerusalem, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

79. Jerusalem, undated

Box 7, Folder 4

Contact sheet

Box 115, Folder 4

Negatives

 

80. Iran: Sarakhs; Ribat-i Mahi; Ribat-i Sharaf; Khusrawgird (Sabzavar), undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

81. Iran: Bastam; Damghan, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

82. Iran: Radkan, Tus, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

83. Iran: Taybad, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

84. Iran: Sultaniya, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

85. Iran: Forumad, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

86. Iran: [illegible], undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

87. Iran: Torbat-i Jam, Mashhad, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

88. Iran: Zuzan, Torbat Heydariyeh, Mashhad, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

89. Iran: Ribat-i Sharaf, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

90. Iran: Mashhad, Sang Bast, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

91. Iran. Sang Bast, [illegible], Radkan, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

92. Uzbekistan: Khiva, [illegible], undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

93. Afghanistan: Ghazni, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

94. Afghanistan: Herat, Gazargah, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

95. Afghanistan: Herat, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

96. Afghanistan: Balkh, Bamiyan, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

97. Uzbekistan: Samarkand, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

98. Uzbekistan: Samarkand, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

99. Uzbekistan: Bukhara, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

100. Uzbekistan: Samarkand, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

101. Uzbekistan: Samarkand, Tashkent. Iran: Semnan, undated

Box 7, Folder 5

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 1

Negatives

 

102-106. Spain: Granada, Alhambra, undated

Box 7, Folder 6

Contact sheets

Box 116, Folder 2

Negatives

 

107-108. China: Beijing, undated

Box 7, Folder 7

Contact sheets

Box 116, Folder 3

Negatives

 

109-110. China: Xian, undated

Box 7, Folder 7

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 3

Negatives

 

111. China: Turfan, undated

Box 7, Folder 7

Contact sheet

Box 116, Folder 3

Negatives

 

112-113. China: Kashi, undated

Box 7, Folder 7

Contact sheets

Box 116, Folder 3

Negatives

Box 116, Folder 4

114-120. India, circa 2001

Box 7, Folder 9

Contact sheets

Box 116, Folder 4

Negatives

 

Set 2: Jerusalem and Palestine negatives and contact sheets, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photographs by Fred Anderegg; prints of many negatives in Box 11.
Box 116, Folder 5

1-9. Jerusalem: Aqsa Mosque

Scope and Content Note

Negatives only.
 

10-12. Palestine: Bethlehem

Scope and Content Note

Also includes "Color film no. 1 Bethlehem (from below)."
Box 7, Folder 10

Contact sheets

Box 116, Folder 5

Negatives

Box 116, Folder 5

13-16. Jerusalem: Golden Gate

Scope and Content Note

Negatives only.
 

Set 3: China and Central Asia color negatives, circa 1998

Box 116, Folder 6

1-4. Beijing

Box 116, Folder 6

5. [illegible]

Box 116, Folder 6

6. Tun King area

Box 116, Folder 6

7. Turfan

Box 116, Folder 6

8. Tashkent and Samarkand

Box 116, Folder 6

9. Samarkand and Bukhara

Box 116, Folder 6

10. Bukhara

Box 116, Folder 6

11. Bukhara and Khiva

Box 116, Folder 6

12. Khiva

Box 117-118

Numbered set of medium-format negatives, no. 1- no. 668, undated

 

Photograph albums, 1953-1955, undated

Box 114

Album with images of sites in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan 1953, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes Palmyra, Baalbeck, Halabiya, Damascus, Jerash, Dura, Genoa, Athens, Alexandria, Byblos, Jerusalem, Cairo, Petra, Bethlehem area, Jericho, Istanbul.
Box 113

Album with images of sites in Spain, Egypt, Turkey and Syria, 1953-1955, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white and color prints of 35mm and medium-format negatives. Many prints are matched to negative by number. Included are views of Greece, Jerusalem, Egypt, Qusayr 'Amra, Baghdad, Rusafa, Konya, Ankara, Bursa, Istanbul, Córdoba, Seville, Madrid, Burgos, Tordesillas, San Juan Bautista, Granada.
Box 112

Album with images of sites in Spain, Egypt, Turkey, 1954-1955, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white and color prints, most from medium-format negatives, many matched to negative by number. Sites in Spain include Burgos, Santillana del Mar, Valladolid and Toledo. Also includes a group of loose photographs found inserted in the back cover of the album.
Box 8

Album with images of sites in Palestine, Lebanon, Jerusalem, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white prints, most from medium-format negatives, most prints matched to negative by number. Included are images of Khirbat al-Mafjar, Baalbeck, Damascus, Raqqah, Aleppo, Jerusalem, Amman and Cairo.
 

Loose photographic prints, undated

Box 9

Iran

Scope and Content Note

Includes Ardestan, Isfahan, Jolfa, Natanz, Na'in, Persepolis and Naqsh-i Rajab, Pir-i Bakran, Tehrān, Varamin and Zaware.
Box 10

Jordan

Scope and Content Note

Includes Amman, Qasr Umawi, Antioch/Daphne, Aqaba, Azraq, Bayir, Hammam al-Sarakh, Humayma, Iraq al-Amir, Jerash, Khan al-Zabib, Khirbat al-Mafjar, Mshash, Petra, Qal'at ar-Rabad (Ajloun), Qasr al-Kharana, Qasr al-Muwaqqar, Qasr al-Tuba, Qasr al 'Uwaynid, Qusayr 'Amra, Shawbak, Udruh.
Box 10

Syria and Lebanon

Scope and Content Note

Includes Aleppo, 'Anjar, Baalbeck, Balis, Bosra, Crac des chevaliers, Damascus, Halabiya, Jabal Says (Djebel Seis), Jeradeh, Palmyra, Qalaat al-Rahba, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi, Ruwaiha, Zelebiya.
Box 9

Cairo

Scope and Content Note

Includes Bab al-Futuh, Bab al-Nasr, Bab Zuwayla, Jami' al-Azhar, Jami' al-Sultan al-Mu'ayyad Shaykh, Jami' ibn Tulun, Khanqah al-Nasir Faraj ibn Barquq, Madrasat al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun, Madrasat wa-Qubbat wa-Bimaristan al-Sultan Qalawun, Masjid al-Juyushi, Masjid al-Salih Tala'i', Masjid al-Sultan Hasan, Masjid al-Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad ibn Qalawun, Masjid al-Sultan Qaytbay, Qubba wa-Khanqah wa-Madrasa al-Sultan al-Ashraf Inal, Fatamid mausolea, Islamic Museum.
Box 11

Jerusalem and Palestine

Scope and Content Note

Includes the Haram al-Sharif, Golden Gate, and al-Aqsa Mosque wood carvings, as well as Bethlehem. Also includes various Umayyad sites such as Khirbat al-Mafjar and Qasr Umawi in Amman. See Box 116 for negatives.
 

Miscellaneous photographic material, undated

Box 115, Folder 5

35 mm. negatives

Scope and Content Note

Includes Qusayr 'Amra, Qasr al-Minya copy photographs, Ribat-i Sharaf, Shiraz, Granada, and Bethlehem mosaics.
Box 7, Folder 8

Contact sheets

Scope and Content Note

Includes China contact sheets for images from Set 1: Films 107-113 with strips of film laid out differently.
Box 119, Folder 3

Slides of Bethlehem

Box 12

Original photograph housings

 

Series II. Research materials, 1898-2009, undated

Physical Description: 42.0 linear feet (96 boxes, 4 flat file folders)

Scope and Content Note

Research materials accumulated by Grabar comprise this series. Primarily offprints, photocopies, and drafts of subsequently published works sent by students and colleagues, the materials in this series demonstrate the breadth of Oleg Grabar's intellectual interests. The material is sorted by topic and includes a variety of material. The small amount of unique material found in this series is called out in the scope and content notes for the various topics. Offprints frequently bear a dedication from the author, and there are occasional annotations by Grabar on offprints and photocopies. Although the bulk of the material in this series is available through other sources, the series serves as a compilation of published sources on a given topic for the researcher. In combination with his books, it also reflects Grabar's dedication to the idea of a personal library and the importance of the intellectual resource material surrounding a scholar, serving as a snapshot of Grabar's diverse interests.
This series also includes a small amount of research material passed down from André Grabar, identifiable by its content. Although Oleg Grabar gave his father's collection of offprints to Harvard University, the occasional piece with a dedication to André turns up here. Several groups of photographs on Christian and Byzantine topics, especially mosaics and wall-painting from locations such as Bulgaria, Yugoslavia or Greece, were inherited by Oleg Grabar from his father.

Arrangement note

The series is organized by topic. Although most articles could have multiple access points, the material is separated into eight broad categories: geography, artistic medium, general art topics, history, text and language-based research, various humanities and social science fields, conference materials, and miscellaneous and unidentified materials.
 

Series II.A. Geography, 1922-2007, undated

Physical Description: 21.6 linear feet (41 boxes, 4 flat files)

Scope and Content Note

Material with region- or site-specific content is included in this subseries: site excavation and survey reports, works on specific architectural monuments, and in situ sculpture and inscriptions. The sites listed for each country/region represent the bulk of the material, but are not comprehensive.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by country or region, with Jerusalem at the end of the subseries.
Box 13, Folder 1-3

Afghanistan, 1949-1988, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes partial draft of Allen dissertation on Timurid Herat with cover letter bound in, offprints (one with supplemental photographs of site in Seistan), photocopies; includes material on sites of Bamiyan, Herat and Balkh.
Box 13, Folder 4

Algeria, 1958-1966

Scope and Content Note

Offprints; includes material on Tlemcen.
Box 13, Folder 5

Bahrain, 1978

Scope and Content Note

Offprint.
 

Bulgaria, 1959-circa 1995, undated

Box 13, Folder 6

Papers and postcards, 1959-circa 1995, undated

Box 34, Folder 1

Black-and-white photographs of Christian mural painting, undated

 

Central Asian republics, 1957-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, drafts, grant application, and Samarkand design competition document (with cover letter), as well as a pamphlet, postcard set, and map set. Sites documented include Teschebaini, Irepuni, Sarazm, Bukhara, Panjikent, Samarkand and Khiva, with an emphasis on Uzbekistan and Tajikistan; also includes general treatments of the Silk Road and Skythian art.
Box 14, Folder 1-7

General, 1957-1994, undated

Box 109, Folder 1

Merv Oasis (Turkmenistan) project portfolio, 1989

Box 33, Folder 6

China, 1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprint and map; pamphlet set relating to Xinjiang, Uighur Autonomous Region, including Urumqi and monuments in the Turfan Basin; postcards and photographs of objects. See also Series V for further materials relating to Grabar's travel to China for projects of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Box 33, Folder 1

Cyprus, 1989-1995

Scope and Content Note

Offprint and photocopies about Paphos.
 

Egypt, 1922-1994, undated

 

Sites and architecture, 1922-1994, undated

Box 15-16

Papers, 1922-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes offprints, photocopies, drafts, newsletters, and booklets. The majority of the material deals with Cairo, but there is also material on the sites of Alexandria, Mount Sinai, Abu Mena and Quseir al-Qadim.
Box 41, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs, undated

 

Maps of Cairo, 1951, undated

Box 16, Folder 7

General, undated

 

Map of Cairo showing Muhammadan monuments on scale 1:5000, supplement to The Mosques of Egypt from 21 H. (641) to 1365 H. (1946), 1951

Box 110, Folder 2

Index

Flatfile 2**

Map sheets

Box 17, Folder 1-2

Other art forms in Egypt, 1951-1990

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopies relating to a broad range of topics, from ceramics to textiles to Mamluk heraldry; list of loan objects for Islamic Art in Egypt 969-1517 exhibition (1969).
 

Greece, 1956-1981, undated

Box 33, Folder 2

Offprints, 1956-1981

Scope and Content Note

Offprints relating to Athens, Acrocorinth and Crete.
Box 34, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs of Christian mural painting at Mistra, undated

Box 18, 48

Indian subcontinent, 1964-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Ceylon; includes offprints, photocopies, drafts and UNESCO reports, as well as maps, guidebooks and postcards. Also included is a letter from Anita Pearlroth with accompanying photograph.
 

Iran, 1930-1992, undated

Scope and Content Note

Material relating to sites of Susa, Persepolis, Kharg, Atesh-Kouh, Ghubayra, Rey, Isfahan, Bastam, Robat Zayn-al-Din, Na'in, Nushabad, Zuzan, Torbat-i Jam, Sistan, Horasan, Shahr-i Qumis, Siraf, Tepe Yahya, Istakhr, Hamadhan, Gunbad-i Kharraqan, Zaware, Hasanlu.
Box 19-20

General, 1930-1992, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes offprints, photocopies, UNESCO report, one brief letter received (sent with offprint), typescript project reports and a student paper.
Box 36

Black-and-white photographs of Isfahan, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes prints from Grabar negatives in Series I.
Box 109, Folder 2

Plates from Flights over Ancient Cities of Iran, 1940

Box 21, Folder 1-3

Iraq, 1955-1991, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes offprints, photocopies, text of conference paper, and project grant application with map; includes sites of Baghdad, Hillah, Samarra, Isin, Tell 'Umar, Mosul, Hatra (one article on Hatra includes additional photographic documentation).
 

Israel and Palestine, 1936-2007, undated

Box 32, Folder 5-6

Papers, 1936-2007

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies and guidebooks, relating to Bethlehem, Hebron, Beth Shan, Lachish, Khirbet Abu Suwwana, Ashkelon, Capernaum, Sepphoris, Caesarea Maritima.
Box 41, Folder 1

Black-and-white photographs of the mosaics in the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, undated

Scope and Content Note

See photographs and contact sheets in Series I.
 

Italy and Sicily, 1983, undated

Box 33, Folder 3

Offprint and postcard, 1983, undated

Box 35, Folder 1

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Scope and Content Note

Study photographs of architecure and decoration at sites including Palermo, Monreale, and Torre Pisana.
 

Jordan, 1960-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material relating to Amman, Aqaba, Petra, Umm er-Rasas, Mount Nebo, Hammam al-Sarah, Qasr al-Qastal, Qasr al-Hallabat.
Box 22, Folder 1-5

Papers, 1960-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes offprints, photocopies, drafts, letter from Robert Schick and correspondence with Alistair Northedge, and project proposals.
Box 22, Folder 6

Guidebooks, photographs, maps, postcards, 1988-1989, undated

Box 32, Folder 3

Kuwait, 1984-1991, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints relating to Failaka and newsletter and guidebooks for the Kuwait National Museum.
Box 32, Folder 4

Lebanon, 1949-1972

Scope and Content Note

Offprints relating to Beirut.
 

Morocco, 1980-1995, undated

Box 32, Folder 1-2

Papers, 1980-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, newsletters, typescripts and drafts relating to Marrakesh, Sijilmasa, Fez and Rabat.
Box 35, Folder 4

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Box 31, Folder 6

Oman, 1975-1987

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, photographs of Muttrah Fort.
 

Saudi Arabia, 1950-1991, undated

Box 23, Folder 1-4

Papers, 1950-1991, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, drafts, student paper and site guides, includes material relating to Mecca, Medina, al-Rabadha, Jiddah, Asir-Nejran, Hejaz, Hail-Wadi Sirhan, Hasa-Qatif oases and Dariyyah, al-Jawf oasis.
Box 35, Folder 3

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Scope and Content Note

Study photographs of Mecca and Medina.
Box 33, Folder 4

Senegal, 1971, undated

Scope and Content Note

Newsletter and other material relating to Saint Louis and Zuguinchor.
 

Spain and Portugal, 1956-1995, undated

Box 24, Folder 1-5

Papers, 1956-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, newsletters, drafts, photocopies, notes, postcards, guidebook and map relating to the Alhambra at Granada, Córdoba, Toledo, Castulo, Recopolis, Calatrava la Vieja, Sintra, Madinat al-Zahra.
Box 37

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Scope and Content Note

Study photographs of Seville, Córdoba, Toledo and the Alhambra.
Box 121, Folder 2

Color photographs, undated

Box 33, Folder 5

Sudan, 1981

Scope and Content Note

Report on Aydhâb.
 

Syria, 1923-1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

Material relating to Palmyra, Damascus, Aleppo, Djebel Seis, Qal'a Sim'an (with notes), Bosra (with notes), Ruhin, Rusafa, Balis, Taibe Oasis, Salkhad, Raqqah, Bilad al-Sham, Khan Tuman, Madinat al-Far, Qasr al-Hayr al-Gharbi, and Dura Europas.
 

Papers, 1923-1993, undated

Box 25-26A

Offprints, photocopies, newsletters, 1923-1993, undated

Box 27, Folder 1-2

Typescripts, drafts, papers, 1988-1993, undated

Box 27, Folder 3-4

Maps, postcards, guidebooks, 1985-1989, undated

Box 38-39

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes images from University of Michigan survey expedition; also includes a significant quantity of pre-Islamic material.
Box 121, Folder 1

Black-and-white negatives and transparencies, undated

 

Tunisia, 1952-1983, undated

Box 31, Folder 1-2

Papers, 1952-1983, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies and maps, relating to Tunis, Kairouan, Sousse and Carthage.
Box 35, Folder 2

Black-and-white photographs of Kairouan, undated

 

Turkey, 1934-2005, undated

Box 28-29

Site reports and architecture, 1934-2005, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies and drafts relating to Diyarbakir, Iznik, Kayseri, Divrigi, Istanbul, Konya, Kobadabad, Bayburt, Erzurum, Bozuyuk, Sardis, Ankara, Harran, Antioch on the Orontes, Gritille, Izmit, Adana and Bursa.
Box 30, Folder 3

Tourist guidebooks, maps, 1949-1967, undated

Box 30, Folder 1-2

Other arts in Turkey, 1947-1985

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopies.
Box 40

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes images from University of Michigan survey expedition; also includes a significant quantity of Byzantine material.
 

Yemen, 1955-1994, undated

Box 31, Folder 3-5

Papers, 1955-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints (one with letter from Berta Segall), photocopies and papers, relating to Sana'a, Zabib and Hadramawt; manuscript by Ory relating to the al-Abbas Mosque in Asnaf (with images, correspondence, and notes by Grabar).
Box 110, Folder 1

Prints of drawings of structures in Mokha, 1980

Scope and Content Note

Possibly part of a UNESCO report.
Box 34, Folder 3

Yugoslavia, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white study photographs of Christian architecture and mural painting.
 

Jerusalem, 1928-2007, undated

Box 42-45

Offprints, photocopies, drafts, 1928-2007, undated

Box 123*, Folder 1

Newspaper clippings, 1991-2006

Box 46

Notes and correspondence, 1987-2004, undated

Flatfile 3**-5**

Maps, 1952-2002, undated

Box 45, Folder 4

Plans, undated

Box 45, Folder 5

Guidebooks, 1951-1954, undated

Box 45, Folder 6-7

Postcard sets and panorama pamphlet, undated

Box 47

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Box 120

Color slides by M. Cross, color print and transparency, negatives, 1992, undated

 

Series II. B. Artistic medium, 1899-2006, undated

Physical Description: 10.2 linear feet (29 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Research materials focusing on a specific medium or form of art comprise this subseries.

Arrangement note

Arranged by medium.
 

Architecture, 1922-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes general treatments of building types, elements and surveys by dynasty, including Umayyad and Seljuq, as well as materials relating to urbanism and city planning, proportions and landscape architecture.
Box 49-50

Offprints and photocopies, 1932-1994, undated

Box 111, Folder 1

Oversize offprint, 1922

Box 51, Folder 1-3

M.Arch and M.S. theses, 1981-1992

Box 51, Folder 4-5

Unpublished material, 1980-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Various unpublished materials created by colleagues and students, includes partial draft of Ayyubid Architecture by Terry Allen, conference papers and drafts of articles, course syllabus, announcements.
Box 122, Folder 1

Negatives and transparencies, undated

 

Miniatures and illuminated manuscripts, 1933-2000, undated

 

Individual texts, 1939-1996, undated

Box 55, Folder 1-2

Codex-Calendar of 354, 1952, undated

Scope and Content Note

Notes and unbound copy of Stern publication.
Box 52-53

Andarz-nāmeh, 1954-1974, undated

Scope and Content Note

Notes, correspondence, offprints, student papers, black-and-white photographs and drafts of remarks on the manuscript.
 

Maqāmāt, 1960-1996, undated

Box 54, Folder 1-5

Notes, correspondence, offprint and photocopies, 1960-1996, undated

Box 58

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Box 57, Folder 5-7

Kalila wa Dimna, 1980-1990, undated

Scope and Content Note

Notes, offprints
Box 54, Folder 6-8

Shah-nameh, 1939-1986, undated

Scope and Content Note

Print-out of draft of Shah-nameh illustration index, offprints and ephemera.
Box 56-57

Islamic manuscripts, 1933-2000, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, drafts, postcards, letters and grant proposal; also includes material relating to individual painters and calligraphy.
Box 55, Folder 3-5

Judeo-Christian manuscripts, 1956-1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and drafts; also includes Western secular works.
Box 55, Folder 6-7

Manuscript production and bookbinding, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of typescript and printouts.
Box 59

Research on manuscripts in the Harvard University Art Museum, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, photocopies, correspondence.
 

Photographic documentation of various manuscripts, including De Materia Medica, undated

Box 72, Folder 1-2

Black-and-white photographs

Box 122, Folder 2

Color photographs, negatives, transparencies

 

Metalwork, 1899-2003, undated

Scope and Content Note

With an strong emphasis on Sasanian vessels.
Box 60-61

Offprints, photocopies, drafts, ephemera, 1931-2000, undated

Box 111, Folder 2

Oversize offprint, 1899

Box 61, Folder 4

Conference papers, 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials from the 1971 Sasanian Silver conference at the Fogg Art Museum and the symposium on Application of Scientific Methods in the Analysis of Works of Art, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 1970.
Box 61, Folder 5

Notes, 1968, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also includes letters from Dorothy G. Shepherd, Prudence Harper and Cyril Stanley Smith.
 

Photographic documentation, 2003, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes occasional notes and images of objects in other media.
Box 62-65

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Box 122, Folder 3

Color photographs, transparencies, negatives, 2003, undated

 

Ceramic vessels and lamps, 1929-1990, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also includes faience vessels.
Box 66, Folder 1-5

Offprints, photocopies and drafts, 1929-1990, undated

Box 69

Black-and-white photographs, undated

 

Glass vessels and lamps, 1937-1988, undated

Box 67, Folder 1-3

Papers, 1937-1988, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, ephemera, drafts and student work; includes extensive coverage of the glass from the Serçe Limani shipwreck.
Box 70

Black-and-white photographs, undated

 

Tilework, stucco and mosaic, 1958-1990, undated

Box 67, Folder 4-5

Offprints, photocopies, draft, 1958-1990, undated

Box 75, Folder 1

Black-and-white photographs of Christian mosaics, undated

 

Sculpture, 1924-2006, undated

Scope and Content Note

Sculpture in the round and in relief; includes carved stone, wood, ivory and jade.
Box 68, Folder 1-2

Offprints and photocopies, 1924-2006, undated

Scope and Content Note

Overwhelmingly pre-Islamic or Medieval West; one photocopy includes letter from Yaron Eliav.
Box 72, Folder 3-4

Black-and-white photographs, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Fatamid wood carving.
Box 68, Folder 3

Mirrors, 1961-1985

Scope and Content Note

Offprint, student paper.
 

Textiles, 1937-1975, undated

Box 68, Folder 4

Offprints, photocopies, postcard, 1937-1975, undated

Box 71

Black-and-white photographs, undated

 

Coins and medallions, 1950-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes general treatments of Islamic numismatics, see also economic history materials in Series II.D.
Box 73, Folder 1-4

Offprints and photocopy, 1950-1995, undated

Box 74

Black-and white photographs, undated

Box 67, Folder 6

Seals, amulets, bullae, jewelry, 1967-1994

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, conference paper.
Box 67, Folder 7

Panel painting and icons, 1966-1974, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints.
Box 68, Folder 5

Weights and measures, 1956-1977

Scope and Content Note

Offprints
Box 75, Folder 2

Wall-painting, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black-and-white photographs of Christian and Roman mural painting, most with location not identified.
 

Various minor arts, 1925-2003, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints on topics including Mamluk playing cards, keys, crystal and cut stone vessels.
Box 68, Folder 6

Offprints, 1925-1974

Box 122, Folder 4

Color photographs, 2003, undated

 

Series II.C. General art topics, 1898-2009, undated

Physical Description: 2.3 linear feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Research materials relating to several broad topics in art and the history of art form this subseries. Included here are works on iconography, contemporary Islamic art and architecture, and exhibition materials, as well as surveys compiled on the basis of culture and chronology.

Arrangement note

Arranged by topic.
Box 78-79

Iconography, 1932-2007, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopies; includes aesthetics and iconoclasm.
 

Art surveys, 1898-2004, undated

Box 76, Folder 1

African art, 1965-1996

Scope and Content Note

Offprint, book draft.
Box 77

Asian art, 1964-2004

Scope and Content Note

Materials relate to Chinese and Japanese art, especially Chinese calligraphy; photocopies, student papers, text of lecture, notes, letter.
Box 76, Folder 8

Byzantine art, 1963-1994

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, draft.
 

Coptic art, undated

Box 80, Folder 2-3

Black-and-white photographs

Box 121, Folder 5

Color photographs

Box 76, Folder 2-3

Islamic art, 1898-1984, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, drafts, ephemera.
Box 76, Folder 4

Seljuq art, 1970-1973

Scope and Content Note

Offprints.
Box 76, Folder 5

Abbasid art, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprint.
Box 76, Folder 9

Jewish art, circa 1991

Scope and Content Note

Folder with newsletters, pamphlets and ephemera from the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Box 76, Folder 6

Sasanian art, 1938-1989

Scope and Content Note

Offprints.
Box 76, Folder 10

Russian art, 1999

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and text for article published in Muqarnas.
Box 80, Folder 1

Scandinavian art and architecture, undated

Box 76, Folder 7-8

Exhibitions, 1932-1988

Scope and Content Note

Catalogs, offprints, ephemera, notes.
 

Contemporary Islamic art and architecture, 1983-2009

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, website printouts, brochures, letters received; includes works on Joyce Dalla, Laila Essaydi, Asse, Nilima Sheikh, Shahzia Sikander, Amin Gulgee, Doris Bittar.
Box 107

Papers, 1983-2009

Box 121, Folder 3-4

Color photographs and slides of the work of Gulgee and Bittar, 1992-1998, undated

 

Series II.D. History, 1922-2007, undated

Physical Description: 2.9 linear feet (7 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to various aspects of history and historical issues comprise this subseries.

Arrangement note

Arranged by topic.
Box 81-82

General, 1922-1996, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints (one offprint with brief letter from Philip Lozinski) and photocopies; primarily Islamic history and society with a limited amount of material relating to pre-Islamic societies, including Parthian, Sasanian, and Roman.
Box 87, Folder 1-3

Egyptian history, 1923-1992, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and conference program.
Box 87, Folder 4

Ottoman/Turkish history, 1948-1989, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies and drafts.
Box 83, Folder 5

Byzantine history and culture, 1968-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, texts of conference papers, drafts.
Box 84, Folder 1-3

Economic history, 1951-1994, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopies; print-outs and photocopies of typescripts of unpublished material and lecture text. For further material on coinage see also Series II.B.
Box 83, Folder 2

Cairo Genizah documents, 1961-1982

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopy.
Box 84, Folder 4-5

Military history, 1955-1995

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, NEH grant application; includes weaponry.
Box 83, Folder 1

Legal history/Islamic law, 1959-1999, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopies.
Box 83, Folder 3

History of education, 1961-1976

Scope and Content Note

Offprints
Box 83, Folder 4

History of science, 1936-1984

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopy.
Box 85, Folder 1-4

Intellectual history, 1955-1992

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, book draft, student paper.
Box 86, Folder 1-2

Colonialism and nationalism, 1990-1995, undated

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies, offprints; drafts of book and papers.
 

Arab/Israeli conflict, 1967-2007, undated

Box 86, Folder 3-4

Offprints, pamphlets, newsletters, 1967-1974, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also includes letters received.
Box 123*, Folder 2

Newspaper clippings, 1967-2007

 

Series II.E. Text and language-based research, 1924-2002, undated

Physical Description: 1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Literary and historical texts, poetry and various written accounts, as well as associated scholarship form this subseries. Also included here is research material related to epigraphy, philology and linguistics.

Arrangement note

Arranged by topic.
Box 88-89

Literary and historical texts, 1927-2002, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopies; also includes paleography, linguistics and philology.
Box 90-91

Inscriptions/epigraphy, 1924-1991, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopy, draft; also printout of Siddiq manuscript with letter.
 

Series II.F. Various humanities and social science fields, 1906-2005, undated

Physical Description: 1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Research material relating to religion, philosophy and anthropology form this subseries. Also included here is a large selection of materials related to historiography of the fields of history and art history, including many scholar necrologies.

Arrangement note

Arranged by topic.
 

Religion, 1906-2005, undated

Box 92, Folder 1-4

Islam, 1906-2005, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, drafts, student papers.
Box 92, Folder 5-6

Christianity, 1953-2003, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints and photocopies.
Box 92, Folder 7

Judaism, 1957-1995

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, draft of paper.
Box 93, Folder 1

Other religions, 1968-1997, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, draft.
Box 93, Folder 2-3

Magic and mysticism, 1962-1998, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, draft.
Box 93, Folder 4

Philosophy, 1948-1993, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopy, draft.
Box 94, Folder 1-2

Anthropology/ethnography, 1929-1998, undated

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, drafts.
Box 95, Folder 1-6

Historiography, 1910-1996

Scope and Content Note

Offprints, photocopies, translations; includes scholar necrologies.
 

Series II.G. Conference materials, 1972-1994

Physical Description: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Conference materials, ranging from announcements and schedules to drafts of participants' papers, form this subseries.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically by conference.
Box 96, Folder 1

Sixth International Congress of Iranian Art and Archaeology, Oxford, 1972 September 10-16

Scope and Content Note

Summaries of papers.
Box 96, Folder 2

"Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks," Washington D.C., 1981 May 13-16

Scope and Content Note

Conference packet with abstracts and ephemera, notes, photograph of relief carving.
Box 96, Folder 3

Conference on Islamic Intellectual history, Harvard University, 1988, May 12-14

Scope and Content Note

Papers.
Box 97, Folder 1-3

"Making Space for Islam: Spatial Expressions of Muslims in the West," Harvard University, 1990 November 1-4

Scope and Content Note

Ephemera, drafts of papers, letters received, notes.
Box 96, Folder 4

"Islam and Ethnicity in Africa and the Middle East," SUNY Binghamton, 1991, April 25-27

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of papers.
Box 96, Folder 5

"Museums and Collecting: Colonial & Postcolonial," Princeton University, 1992 April 3-4

Scope and Content Note

Drafts of papers.
Box 96, Folder 7

"Development vs Tradition: The Cultural Ecology of Dwellings and Settlements," Paris, 1992 October 8-11

Scope and Content Note

Conference schedule and letter from International Association for the Study of Tradition Environments (IASTE), the organizing body.
Box 97, Folder 4

Construction et représentations de l'Islam méditerranéen seminar, EHESS, Paris, 1993-1994

Scope and Content Note

Schedule and readings.
Box 96, Folder 6

"The Business of Change: Merchants and the Fall of Constantinople," Princeton University, 1994 November 11

Scope and Content Note

Conference packet with drafts of papers, ephemera, notes.
 

Series II. H. Miscellaneous and unidentified research material, 1927-1994, undated

Physical Description: 0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Oleg Grabar's offprints of his father's articles form the core of this subseries. Also included are various stray materials and a group of unidentified offprints.

Arrangement note

Arranged by topic.
Box 98, Folder 1-3

Offprints of articles by André Grabar, 1927-1991

Scope and Content Note

Also includes offprints of necrology and letter regarding 1989 CAA session commemorating Martyrium, as well as a few pieces of material removed from André Grabar's books.
Box 98, Folder 5-7

Miscellaneous offprints, notes and ephemera, 1979-1994, undated

Box 98A

Unidentified material, undated

 

Series III. Lectures and writings, 1988-2000, undated

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

A small assortment of material relating to Grabar's presentations and publications forms Series III. These are almost exclusively drafts of lectures, on topics such as the Alhambra and Jerusalem. A few further examples of Grabar's writing are scattered throughout the archive in other series, such as a draft of an unpublished article on Qusayr 'Amra in Box 3 and an introduction to a work on Amin Gulgee in Box 107. Also included here is a small amount of material relating to the selection/production of images for two of Grabar's books.

Arrangement note

Arranged by topic.
 

Lectures, 1995-2000, undated

Box 99, Folder 1

Jerusalem, 1995-2000, undated

Box 99, Folder 2

Alhambra, undated

Box 99, Folder 3

Ethnicity, undated

 

Publication production material, 1988-1996

Box 121, Folder 6

The Mediation of Ornament, negatives and contact sheets for images, circa 1988-1989

Box 99, Folder 4

The Shape of the Holy, print outs of CAD drawings, circa 1995-1996

 

Series IV. Correspondence, 1935-1995, undated

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)

Scope and Content Note

A scattering of correspondence, primarily letters received, but also a few copies of letters written by Grabar, forms this series. This group of correspondence does not represent an intentional assembling or saving of material by Grabar, but rather a series of chance finds. In general, Grabar kept his correspondence with the material to which it referred instead of filing it separately. The bulk of the letters in the series were removed from Grabar's books when they were cataloged for the library's general collections, and as such they are for the most part the expected brief letter or note sent along with a publication by its author. There are, however, a few letters with substantive content. Further pieces of Grabar's correspondence can be found in the research files or professional service files as noted. The series also includes a few letters received by André Grabar, due again to material being pulled from books.

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 108, Folder 1-4

Oleg Grabar correspondence, 1959-1995, undated

Box 108, Folder 5

André Grabar letters received, 1935-1983, undated

 

Series V. Faculty and professional service, 1975-2006, undated

Physical Description: 3.2 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 flat file folder)

Scope and Content Note

This series is comprised of materials relating to Grabar's roles as a professor and a leading authority in the field of Islamic art and architecture. Included is documentation from two of the classes Grabar taught at Harvard, as well as hiring and promotion dossiers for scholars at various institutions, which had been sent to Grabar. Records of Grabar's extensive professional service, especially his long-standing work with UNESCO and the various entities related to the Aga Khan, are also found in this series. Of particular interest is the documentation of Grabar's involvement with the politically charged 2000 UNESCO mission investigating conditions on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Arrangement note

Arranged by topic.
 

Harvard course materials, 1975-1985

Box 100, Folder 1-3

Sources on Iconoclasm, 93r, Fall, 1975

Scope and Content Note

Originals of handouts.
Box 100, Folder 4-6

Great Mosque of Isfahan Seminar, FA 228a, 1985

Scope and Content Note

Bibliography, lecture notes and research materials, as well as early notes from the site.
Box 105-106

Tenure, appointment, examination and evaluation documents, 1984-2003

Scope and Content Note

Also includes other dossiers, portfolios and compilations of work sent to Grabar.
Box 101-102

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1993-2006, undated

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of Grabar's work with various UNESCO commissions dealing with the preservation of the old city of Jerusalem, especially the Islamic monuments, and the Umayyad mosque in Damascus; includes numerous reports, as well as correspondence and Grabar's notes.
 

Aga Khan Development Network, 1977-2004, undated

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of Grabar's involvement with various agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network, especially the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, through its Aga Khan Award for Architecure. Of particular interest are the materials relating to trips to Shanxi and Xinjiang provinces (see also Box 33) and the restoration of the Old City of Jerusalem.
Box 103-104

Papers, 1981-2004

Flatfile 6**

Oversize material, undated

 

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture digital materials, 1977-1999

 

Seminar proceedings, 1978-1999

Box 124, Item D1

English

Box 124, Item D2

French, Arabic, Chinese

Box 124, Item D3

Cyclical monographs, 1980-1998

Scope and Content Note

Contains digital versions of eight publications: Innovation and Authenticity, Architecture for Islamic Societies Today, Architecture for a Changing World, Architecture and Community, Architecture in Continuity, Space for Freedom, Architecture beyond Architecture, and Legacies for the Future.
Box 124, Item D4

Background information, 1977-1998

Box 124, Item D5

Award recipients, 1998

Box 102, Folder 8

City Square of Nazareth Ministerial Committee, 2000

Scope and Content Note

Letters received and copy of proposal regarding the design and construction of a new mosque in Nazareth.