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Lawrence G. Desmond Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project (MMARP) Photographs, 1982-2013

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Desmond (Lawrence) Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project (MARP) Photographs

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Lawrence Gustave Desmond Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project (MMARP) Photographs
University of Colorado, Boulder
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1 1 Eduardo Matos, 1982
35 mm negatives and corresponding contact sheets labeled 4-01 and 4-02.
"The Works of Mircea Eliade," 1982
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1 2 Negatives and contact sheets
35 mm negatives and corresponding contact sheets labeled 4-01 to 4-08.
Prints
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2 1 8 x 10 inch
Nineteen prints; one wet stamped on verso: Photograph / by / Lawrence G. Desmond.
2 2 5 x 7 inch
Fifty-seven prints. Ten signed on verso: L.G. Desmond. One annotated on verso: Tony Aveni 1980s CO-Boulder. Photo by L.G. Desmond & print.
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4 Mounted prints
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3 2 Mircea Eliade
One 8 x 10 inch print on 14 x 11 inch mount of Eliade wearing a hat and seated with his legs crossed. Verso bears typewritten caption and the annotation: Photo and print by / Lawrence G. Desmond.
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4 Exhibition prints
Seventeen prints 6 x 8 3/4 inches and smaller on mounts 20 x 15 inches. All are signed and dated on mount below image and have typewritten captions adhered to their versos. Two prints of Eliade are signed on the mount: Mircea Eliade / Colorado / May 1, 1985. The prints were exhibited at the 1985 MMARP symposium at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
David Carasco and Eduardo Matos in hat shop
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2 5 8 x 10 inch
Three 8 x 10 inch prints of Matos in various hats and one print of Matos and Carrasco in hats with dedications from both of them to Desmond written on the face of the print. Photgrapher's name, date and location written on versos of all prints.
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3 1 8 x 10 inch mounted print
One print on 14 x 11 inch mount of Matos and Carrasco in hats with dedications from both of them to Desmond written on the face of the print. Verso bears a typewritten caption dated 1983; the annotation: Photo and print by; and the blind stamp: Lawrence G. Desmond.
"Waiting for the Dawn: A Reception for Mircea Eliade," 1985
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1 3 Negatives and contact sheets
35 mm negatives and corresponding contact sheets labeled 4-09 to 4-12, including three copies of the 4-09 contact sheets and two copies of the 4-10 contact sheets.
Prints
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2 3 8 x 10 inch
Twenty-seven prints. One wet stamped on verso: Photograph / by / Lawrence G. Desmond. Two prints with typewritten copyright notices, photographer's name and address and captions adhered to their versos. One caption reads: Mircea Eliade, 1982. Reading "Waiting for the Dawn." Glenn Miller Auditorium, University of / Colorado, Boulder; and the other, depicting Eliade seated and wearing a hat, reads: Mircea Eliade, 1982. Glenn Miller Auditorium, University of Colorado, Boulder. Both of these images are reproduced in Carrasco and Swanberg, Waiting for the Dawn: Mircea Eliade in Perspective, 1985.
2 4 Duplicates
Twenty-eight 8 x 10 inch prints. Includes photographs from 1982.
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3 1 Mircea Eliade
One 8 x 10 inch print on 14 x 11 inch mount of Eliade seated, holding his pipe in one hand and gesturing with his other hand. Signed and dated on mount below image.
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5 Lawrence Desmond and Mircea Eliade viewing Desmond exhibition
One 8 x 9 1/4 inch color print on mount 15 x 15 1/4 inches. Annotation on verso: Lawrence Desmond and / Mircea Eliade. / Boulder, CO 1985 / "Viewing my photos" in exhibit at the University of Colorado. / Photographer not identified.
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6 3 Davíd Carrasco and Jane Marie Swanberg, editors, Waiting for the Dawn: Mircea Eliade in Perspective
Two copies. The photographs included in this book were taken by Desmond at MMARP symposia. One copy is signed to Desmond by Mircea and Christinel Elaiade. The second is signed to Desmond by both of the Eliades and both editors.
6 2 Reception for Mircea and Christinel Eliade
Three copies of typed program hleld on the occasion of the publication of Waiting for the Dawn.
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1 4 MMARP-Hale SC 1, 1983
Negative sheet 4-13. Images depict the MMARP office in the Hale Science Building at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Also included are views of and from Desmond's apartment in Boulder.
1 5 Litvak 1984, Aveni 1986, 1984-1986
Negative sheet 4-14. Includes Jaime Litvak King in Mexico City (UNAM) and Anthony Aveni in the MMARP offices.
1 6 "The Imagination of Matter: Religion and Ecology in Mesoamerican Traditions," 1986
The photographs are from either "The Imagination of Matter: Religion and Ecology in Mesoamerican Traditions" or "Significations: Signs, Symbols, and Images in the Interpretation of Religion: Conversations with Charles H. Long."
Negative sheet 4-15 and print 8 x 10 inch print are a group portrait of seminar participants. Includes typewritten identification key.
1 7 "Consultation on the Future of Aztec Studies: Center and Periphery in the Mexica World," 1987
Negative sheets 4-16 to 4-18.
1 8 "Performance and Place: Aztec Centers, Aztec Actions," 1988
Negative and contact sheets 4-19 to 4-22.
1 10 "Tradition and Innovation in Aztec Society," 1991
Negative sheets 4-31 to 4-38.
1 11 "Aztec Time and the Ceremonial Landscape," 1992
Negative sheets 4-39 to 4-42.
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2 6 Group portraits, 1985-1988
Fourteen 8 x 10 inch prints, all dated on verso, four signed on verso and six with typewritten keys adhered to versos.
Mexico City, 1989
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1 9 "Ceremonial Landscapes in Aztec Religion: Focusing on Specifics,"
Held at the Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City. Also includes images taken at the exhibition Herencia Recuperada, at the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City.
Negative and contact sheets 4-23 to 4-29 and 4 x 5 inch negative 4-30. Also includes one 5 x 7 print from sheet 4-27; two 5 x 7 inch prints from sheet 4-29; and three 8 x 10 inch prints and two pieced panorama prints, one with typewritten key, from sheets 4-29 and 4-30.
1 14 Templo Mayor
Nineteen 35 mm color slides.
Princeton University, 1994-1999
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1 12 The Classic Heritage: From Teotihuacan to the Templo Mayor [?], 1994
The MMARP website lists this conference as the first of two conferences having taken place in 1995.
Negative and contact sheets 4-43 to 4-45.
"Reimagining Mesoamerica: Archive, Community, and Interpretation," 1999
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1 13 Negatives
Color negative sheets 4-46 and 4-47 (Kodak Gold 100-6).
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1** Poster
Text on poster reads: Reimagining Mesoamerica: Archive, Community, and Interpretation / 15th Anniversary of the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project / April 8-11, 1999 Princeton University. The poster reproduces the panorama of the 1989 symposium participants wearing 3-D glasses (used for Desmond's talk on the stereographs of Augustus and Alice Dixon Le Plongeon) at the Templo Mayor Museum, Mexico City.
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6 1 Desmond, Lawrence G., "Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project, 1982-1994: Catalog of Black-and-White and Color Negatives and Transparencies," 2013


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