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Adrienne Minassian Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2015-0009
Scope and Contents: The Adrienne Minassian Archive is comprised of Kodak Safety Film negatives, photographs, and some transparencies of Indo-Persian manuscripts, art, metalwork, and ceramics once held by the Minassian family of art collectors and dealers. The collection is dated ca. 1920-1960. There are 291 items in the archive received, including duplicates amongst the photographs, negatives and transparencies. In order to preserve original order, the duplicates remain in the order in which they...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1920-1960

Aga Khan Visual Archive

Identifier: AKDC-1980-001
Scope and Contents The Aga Khan Visual Archive (AKVA) is a collection of the Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries (AKDC@MIT), that consists of over 120,000 slides and digital images of architecture, urbanism, and the built environment of Muslim societies, donated by students and scholars, affiliated with the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at MIT, as well as academics, scholars, cultural institutions, and architects from around the world. The images date from the 1970s through the present,...
Dates: Various single year periods from 1980 to 2014

Ali Tayar Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2017-0003

The Ali Tayar Archive covers many of the works of the late architect and designer Ali Tayar. Present in the collection are records concerning works of architecture, interior design, and furniture/product design. Also included are works from design competitions, special projects, publicity materials, ephemera, and photographic materials.

Dates: 1983-2016; Majority of material found within 1994-2014

Besim Hakim Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2017-0005
Content Description

Research archive of Besim S. Hakim

Dates: 1930 - 2015

Bing and Harrington Balkan Archives

Identifier: AKDC-2013-0001
Content Description The Bing and Harrington Balkan Archives consist of the work of J. Brooke Harrington and Judith Bing who have collaborated in research on the vernacular architecture of the Balkans for more than twenty-five years. Their archives are comprised of an extensive collection of photographs, drawings, and publications on traditional wooden buildings and settlements in Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and...
Dates: circa 1950s-2010s

Hisham Munir Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2014-0001
Scope and Contents This archive represents a small, but very important portion of documentation available of the architect Hisham Munir's records, which includes oral history recordings, records concerning the content covered in the interviews (such as illustrations or notes), several texts, and descriptions of projects provided by Hisham Munir. The interviews with Hisham Munir were conducted by Michael Kubo and Michael A. Toler on April 11 and 12, 2015. There are unpublished notes kept during...
Dates: 1956 - ca. 1998

Iraqi engineering and art journals collection

Identifier: AKDC-2017-0004
Content Description

A group of Iraqi journals on Engineering and Art, that were puchased together from a private collector.

Dates: Publication: 1940 - 1983

Isfahan Urban History Project

Identifier: AKDC-2015-0004
Abstract The contents of the Isfahan Urban History Project Archive are the culminating efforts of Lisa Golombek, Renata Holod, Claus Breede, and Juliette Yaghubi-Nassab, which document the research team’s fieldwork and subsequent projects related to the study of Isfahan’s pre-modern urban development. Comprising the fieldwork are notebooks, sketchbooks, research indexes and files, maps, drawings, photography and color slides depicting the city's street patterns, service nodes, monuments and domestic...
Dates: ca. 1966 - 1979

Kamil and Rifat Chadirji Photographic Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2017-0001
Content Description Entire extant collection of negatives and other photographic materials, and/or prints of the photographic output of Iraqi, Kamil Chadirji (ca. 1897-1968), and his son, the Iraqi born architect Rifat Chadirji (1926-2020). The collection consists of ca. 1500 Kamil Chadirji negatives, and ca. 96,000 negatives of Rifat Chadirji, and a few other photographers images included in Rifat Chadirji's collection. The Rifat Chadirji material, besides that of Kamil Chadirji, is housed in sleeves and...
Dates: 1920s-2000s

Marilyn Jenkins-Madina Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2015-0010
Dates: late 1960s - 2009

Melanie Michailidis Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2013-0003
Abstract The Melanie Michailidis Archive covers a range of Michailidis's scholarly writing and curatorial work concerning Islamic art and architecture, with particular strengths in her areas of expertise including Iranian and Central Asian mausolea to transcultural ceramics, metalwork, and textiles. This archive encompasses Melanie's essays, articles, dissertation, thesis, and other materials, which Melanie gathered during her Fulbright fieldwork in Iran and Central Asia in 2003 and 2005, and in...
Dates: 1995 - 2013

Photographs of Kashmir

Identifier: AKDC-2019-0001-0001
Scope and Contents Appears to be a volume, or part of a volume, of photographs of Kashmir. Has not yet been compared with the numerous Samuel Bourne photographic albums and/or volumes published online by The J. Paul Getty Museum. May be described or identified further as additional information becomes known. The language of image captions may be Dutch, or German. There are images of nature, trees, mountains, gardens, including Shalimar Gardens, also bridges, towns, and architecture. The pages are held...
Dates: 1890

Rifat Chadirji Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2016-0001
Scope and Contents This collection includes a large portion of the extant architectural drawings and designs of the late Iraqi architect, Rifat Chadirji (December 6, 1926 – April 10, 2020), and some of the work of his architectural firm, Iraq Consult. Included are works from throughout his career, from original student drawing compositions from 1950-1951 through to the last planning project in Baghdad with which he was involved circa 1982. Many of the drawings are pencil or ink on tissue, drawing...
Dates: 1950s - 1990s

Timurid Architecture Research Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2015-0005
Abstract Materials in this collection are the creations of Lisa Golombek and Donald Wilber. The collection consists of extensive field notes, photographs, architectural drawings, and slides. Sites featured in the materials are found in a number of Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries, both within modern cities and in rural areas. Sites featured include a wide array of building types such as mosques, madrassas, khanaqahs, and palaces. Some sites are associated with Timurid rulers, while...
Dates: 1966 - 1981; Majority of material found within 1966 - 1967

Yasser Tabbaa Archive

Identifier: AKDC-2015-0002
Scope and Contents

Being drafted/revised as of 6/16/2020.

Dates: ca. 1970-2012