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Harald Ingholt papers relating to Gandharan art, 1897-1985 (bulk 1954-1978)

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Finding aid for the Harald Ingholt papers relating to Gandharan art, 1897-1985 (bulk 1954-1978)

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Series I. Gandhāran Art in Pakistan production materials, circa 1954-1959 2.7 linear feet (5 boxes)
Materials directly related to the production of Gandhāran Art in Pakistan (Pantheon Books, 1957) comprise Series I. Included are an annotated typescript of the descriptive catalogue, sets of plate layouts, galley proofs of plates and a group of photographs that may be an initial image compilation.
The book production materials are arranged by forms of material and by different stages of work on the book production.
Box Folder
1 1 Summary of production materials
Not in Ingholt's handwriting; added by Mahar(?).
1 2-4 Annotated typescript of Descriptive Catalogue text
2 Initial layout of photographs for plates
Box Folder
3 1-2 Second layout of photographs for plates
3 3-4 Galley proofs of plates
4-5 Photo set A
Set of mounted black-and-white photographs, identified as Photo Set A. Although housed with the Gandhāran Art in Pakistan material and included in the summary (box 1, folder 1), the actual material bears a closer resemblance to the photographs found in Series II. There are no captions on the mounts, but internal evidence from the photographs indicates that many of the pieces depicted are not in museums in Pakistan.
Box Folder
3 5 Miscellaneous photographs
3 6 Bibliographic notes
3 7 Book reviews
Series II. Research materials on Gandharan art, 1897-1978, undated 2.9 linear feet (8 boxes)
Series II contains Ingholt's research materials on Gandharan art. A large number of black-and-white photographs form the bulk of this series, which is further supplemented by notes, a small number of letters received, offprints and ephemera. A limited amount of documentation relating to the contemporary sculptural production center of Mathura is also interspersed in this series.
Arranged by type of material.
Photographic documentation, 1963-1976, undated
Black-and-white photographic prints and photomechanical prints cut from publications form this group. The material also includes some loose notes and a few letters received accompanying images. Most photographs are mounted and most mounts have varying amounts of identifying information.
6-10 Prints
Box Folder
14 1 Negatives
Box Folder
11 1-4 Notes and ephemera, 1935-1978, undated
A small quantity of further notes and letters received not housed with the photographs. Some ephemera may not have been Ingholt's, but may come from Mahar. Also includes a set of notecards cataloging books on Gandharan art in Ingholt's collection, compiled by Mahar (?).
Box Folder
12 1-5 Offprints, 1897-1961, undated
12 6-7 Exhibition and auction catalogs, 1923-1962, undated
Several catalogs have images cut out.
Series III. James Michael Mahar papers, 1953-1985, undated 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Series III is comprised of a small quantity of James Michael Mahar's material relating to Gandharan art. Mahar is a Professor Emeritus in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona, whose work has focused on India and its art. Although it ranges from notes taken in a graduate school class in Eastern art to more recent ephemera, the bulk of the material relates to The Meeting of East and West -- An Exhibition of Gandharan Buddhist Art, held at the University of Arizona in 1977 and organized by Mahar and Michael Stein, a professor in the Art History Department. Correspondence, manuscripts, notes, museum loan forms and receipts, color photographs, negatives and slides relating to the exhibition are included here, as well as associated teaching and conference items.
Arranged by type of material.
Box Folder
13 1 Notebook, 1953-1954
Gandharan art exhibitions, 1977-1981
Box Folder
13 2 Notes, documentation, letters received
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14 2 Color photographs, slides and negatives
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13 3 Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast conference presentation, 1977-1978
13 4 Miscellaneous, 1973-1985, undated

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