Laurance Page Roberts Papers

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At A Glance

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  • Creator

    Roberts, Laurance Page
  • Dates

  • Physical Description

    1 Item (box)
  • Collection ID


  • Scope and Contents

    These papers were created by museum director, administrator, and writer Laurance Page Roberts. The bulk of the collection is study material on Asian art originating from school course work during the 1930s. There are several notebooks filled with notes taken during lectures, several contain mounted photographs of Asian art works from public collections with descriptions. There are also 13 photos of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat.
  • Biographical / Historical

    Laurance Page Roberts (1907-2002) was an art historian and art administrator in New York, Rome, and Philadelphia. Roberts worked as Curator of Near and Far Eastern Art (1934-1938), then Director (1938-1942) at the Brooklyn Museum. He later went on to be Director of the American Academy in Rome (1946-1959).
  • Local Numbers

    FSA A2014.01
  • Creator

    Roberts, Laurance Page
  • Place

  • Topic

    Asian art & culture (Unnumbered)
  • Custodial History

    Gift of Laurance Page Roberts, 1996.
  • Archival Repository

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

    Collection descriptions
    Archival materials
  • Citation

    Laurance Page Roberts Papers. FSA.A2014.01. 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