Richard Ettinghausen Papers

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At A Glance

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  • Creator

    Ettinghausen, Richard
  • Dates

  • Physical Description

    20 Linear feet
  • Collection ID


  • Scope and Contents

    This collection including working papers of Ettinghausen. There are also many photographs of metal work, manuscripts, and paintings.
  • Biographical / Historical

    Richard Ettinghausen (1906-1979) was a German born and educated scholar of Islamic history and art history. Educated at University of Frankfurt, he emmigrated to the United States in 1938. He taught at a number of institutions including the University of Michigan before joining the Freer Gallery of Art in 1944 where he became chief curator. Ettinghausen's extensive publications and exhibitions touched on many facets of Iranian art history contributed greatly to field.
  • Local Numbers

    FSA A2002.07
  • Creator

    Ettinghausen, Richard
  • Topic

    Art, Islamic
  • Custodial History

    Gift of Elizabeth Ettinghausen.
  • Archival Repository

    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
  • Type

    Collection descriptions
    Archival materials
  • Citation

    Richard Ettinghausen Papers. FSA.A2002.07. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
  • Rights

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
  • Genre/Form

  • Restrictions

    Collection is open for research.

Repository Contact

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
National Museum of Asian Art Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013