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Oleg Grabar papers, 1898-2009

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Grabar (Oleg) Papers
Series V. Faculty and professional service, 1975-2006, undated 3.2 Linear Feet (8 boxes, 1 flat file folder)
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.
Arranged by topic. Original order of digital material was retained.
Harvard course materials, 1975-1985
box folder
100 1-3 Sources on Iconoclasm, 93r, Fall, 1975
Originals of handouts.
100 4-6 Great Mosque of Isfahan Seminar, FA 228a, 1985
Bibliography, lecture notes and research materials, as well as early notes from the site.
105-106 Tenure, appointment, examination and evaluation documents, 1984-2003
Also includes other dossiers, portfolios and compilations of work sent to Grabar.
101-102 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), 1993-2006, undated
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
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.
103-104 Papers, 1981-2004
6** Oversize material, undated
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture digital materials, 1977-1999
Seminar proceedings, 1978-1999
box item
124 D1 English
124 D2 French, Arabic, Chinese
124 D3 Cyclical monographs, 1980-1998
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.
124 D4 Background information, 1977-1998
124 D5 Award recipients, 1998
box folder
102 8 City Square of Nazareth Ministerial Committee, 2000
Letters received and copy of proposal regarding the design and construction of a new mosque in Nazareth.

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