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Finding Aid to the Watercolor Sketches of Nazca Design MS.593
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  • Title: Watercolor Sketches of Nazca Design
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.593
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
    Date: circa 1950
    Abstract: This collection consists of 82 watercolors on paper, taken mainly from Nazca pottery.

    Processing history

    Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 9, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Scope and Contents

    82 watercolors on paper, taken mainly from Nazca pottery.


    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

    Custodial history

    Collection was loaned to the Southwest Museum by John Kaye, 1950 August 16. Collection permanently donated to the Southwest Museum, 1964 December 28. Water Color Sketches transferred from Curatorial to the Library, 1976 July 15.


    Transferred from Curatorial department, 1976 July 15.

    Preferred citation

    Watercolor Sketches of Nazca Design, circa 1950, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.593; [folder number] [folder title][date].


    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Indians of South America -- Peru
    Nazca (Peru) -- Antiquities
    Nazca pottery