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24 August 2007

H. Daniel Smith Poster Archive: an online inventory


24 Aug 2007

Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, US

Supplied note:
"The inventory to the Smith Poster Archive online at [the URL below] [...] This collection contains more than 3000 posters, representing more than 100 years of Indian calendar art. The library can help scholars with questions about obtaining viewing rights. The inventory is highly descriptive, but no visual, due to copyright concerns. Artist, publisher, year of publication or collection, image, etc. are represented. - ssw."

"Abstract: Collection of 3500+ mass-produced color prints depicting Hindu gods, goddesses, saints and sacred sites. Also includes color slides, comprehensive card file inventory, books, articles, and Smith's own field notes, photographs and other material. Collected by H. Daniel Smith, scholar and Professor Emeritus of Religion at Syracuse University where he taught for 35 years. [...]

The full gamut of subjects depicted in chromolithographs (also known as oleographs, calendar art, popular bazaar prints, etc) so widely disseminated in 20th century Indian homes, shrines, schools, public halls and workplaces: where they usually function as pinups, framing pictures, and calendar illustrations: includes animals, babies, cine stars, flowers and fruits, political personalities, scenics (landscapes, cityscapes, thoroughfares), sports figures, and religious images attractive to India's Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jain, Parsi, and Christian populations. [...]

There are in the West only two collections accessible to the public that are comparable to the H. Daniel Smith Poster Archive: one, a somewhat smaller collection of Indian Calendar Art, at the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) [www.moa.ubc.ca - ed.] ; the other, the more extensive collection housed in the Museum fuer Volkerkunde (Hamburg, Germany) [www.voelkerkundemuseum.com - ed.]. [...] As of this writing, no extensive collection of consequence are confirmed to be currently under conservation in India."

URL http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/s/smith_poster.htm

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Susan S Wadley (sswadley--at--syr.edu), forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

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