A Inventory of the Asian Pictorial Collection

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A Inventory of the Asian Pictorial Collection

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California
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© 2008 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Asian Pictorial Collection
Dates: 1883-2005
Collection number: XX771
Collection Size: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box, 1 album box, 8 envelopes, 1 oversize folder (1.2 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Photographs, drawings, and paintings, depicting miscellaneous scenes and personalities in Asia, including scenes of revolutionary disturbances in Iran, ca. 1908.
Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information


The collection is open for research
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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Asian Pictorial Collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives


Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in Stanford University's online catalog.


Asia--Pictorial works.
Iran--History--1905-1911--Pictorial works.

Container List

XX771 Envelope: fA

1 album containing 16 prints taken during the Persian revolution of 1908.

XX771 Envelope: m*B

1 print of a selamlik (sort of Trooping of the Colour, the weekly public procession of the Ottoman Sultan to the mosque for the Friday noon prayers of Sultan Abdul Hamid II, Constantinople, 1908; 1 print depicting Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, and Abdullah Alireza, Governor of Jiddah, meeting in Raghama, near Jiddah, in late 1925 or early 1926 to negotiate the surrender of iddah; and 1 print depicting Trebizond, Turkey, in the early 1900s; 1 drawing of a procession in Korea.

XX771 Envelope: C

1 print of General Etterg, commandant of the city of Adrianopol during the war of 1877-1878 (present day city of Edirne, in Turkey).

XX771 Envelope: D

3 prints of the visit of Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia to the Hoover Institution in 1945.

XX771 Envelope: E

5 negatives of oriental screens.

XX771 Envelope: mF

1 print of the first Korean diplomatic mission to the U.S., 1883.

Scope and Content Note

Caption in Korean and English.
XX771 Envelope: G

2 prints pertaining to Election Day, May 1948, in Korea.

XX771 Envelope: H

1 print and 1 negative of R. Turnbull, American officer, somewhere in Asia, probably after World War II.

XX771 Envelope: mI

10 prints depicting the cities of Cairo, Mecca, Damascus, and Jerusalem, and people of Palestine, late 1800s-early 1900s.

XX771 Envelope: J

5 prints of street scenes in Damascus, Syria, showing posters of President Hafez Assad, 1993.