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    Benjamin March Papers 1923-1934
     
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    Creator: 
    March, Benjamin 1899-1934
    Title: 
    Benjamin March Papers 1923-1934
    Phy. Description: 
    11.75 linear feet
    Digital Reference: 
    Finding Aid
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Far Eastern art writer, curator, and lecturer, Benjamin Franklin March Jr., was born in Chicago on July 4, 1899 to Benjamin and Isabel March. He studied, lectured, and wrote in the United States and China and through his works gained respect as one of the foremost authorities on Chinese art during the 1920s and 1930s. Although he lived only thirty-five years, Benjamin March was a respected and influential scholar of Asian art.
    Scope and Content: 
    The Benjamin March Papers span the years 1923 to 1934 and measure 11.75 linear feet. The collection includes: biographical data included in passports, obituaries, and fifty-seven condolence letters; lecture and course outlines; research notes; four diaries; one scrapbook; four illustrations including sketches for the March bookplate; fourteen photograph albums; printed matter; and 100 personal and artistic photographs.
    Language Note: 
    In English and Chinese.
    Organization: 
    The collection is divided into the following series: Series 1: Biographical Information, 1927-1935; Series 2: Diaries, 1925-1934; Series 3: Writings and Research Materials, 1927-1934, n.d.; Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1924-1934; Series 5: Graphic Materials, 1925, 1933, n.d.
    Provenance: 
    Gift of Judith March Davis, 1995.
    Finding aids: 
    Finding aid available electronically.
    Cite as: 
    Benjamin March Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Judith March Davis, 1995
    Restrictions: 
    Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Architecture -- China
    Architecture, Japanese
    Art, Asian.
    Art -- Terminology
    Art, Asian -- Research
    Art, Chinese
    Art, Japanese
    Art, Korean
    Chinese language -- Terms and phrases
    Painting, Chinese
    Painting, Japanese
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Japan
    Michigan
    China
    China -- Description and travel
    USA Michigan Detroit
    Subject-Name: 
    March, Benjamin, 1899-1934
    Rowe, Dorothy, 1898-
    Form / Genre: 
    Lecture notes
    Letters
    Photographs
    Scrapbooks
    Repository Loc: 
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    FSA A1995.10
    Item Information
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