Finding Aid to the Watercolor Sketches of Nazca Design MS.593

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
2012 October 9

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.


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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].


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Subjects and Indexing Terms

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