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Schuyler V. R. Cammann papers

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
Creator:
Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912
Title:
Schuyler V. R. Cammann papers
Date [inclusive]:
1946-1991
Call Number:
1146
Extent:
13 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The collection of Schuyler Van Rensselaer Cammann’s papers, member of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania 1948-1982 and Associate Curator of the East Asian Collections 1948-1955, consist of 13 linear feet of correspondence; published and unpublished papers and book reviews; lectures; research notes; unpublished fiction; photographs; drawings; employment history at the University of Pennsylvania; teaching materials; and travels and tours. Professor Cammann wrote, lectured, taught, and consulted in several geographic areas (including China, Tibet, Mongolia, Japan) on such topics as textiles, carpets, art, ivory, snuff bottles, Magic Squares, and symbolism. He authored four books and hundreds of articles and reviews, and presented considerable number of lectures to various meetings, organizations and conferences.
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[Item name]. Box [Box number]. Schuyler V. R. Cammann papers. Penn Museum Archives. Accessed [Date accessed].
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Biography/History

Schuyler Van Rensselaer Cammann was born in New York city in 1912 and attended St. Paul's School (Long Island) and Kent School (Connecticut). He received his B.A. from Yale (1935), M.A from Harvard (1941), and Ph.D. (1949) from John Hopkins, where he studied under Owen Lattimore. Both the M.A. and Ph.D. were in Asian History. From 1935 to 1941 he taught English in the Yale-in-China program, and served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II stationed in Washington D. C., western China and Mongolia. In 1948 Cammann joined the faculty of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania where he remained until his retirement in 1982. From 1948 till 1955 he was Associate Curator of the East Asian Collections for the University Museum. During his tenure at the museum he was a member of excavation teams at Gordion (Turkey) and Kunduz (Afghanistan). Also during that time he was a member of the panel for the popular T.V. program "What in the World" (1951 – 55). Important professional organization positions included Vice-President of the American Oriental Society and editor of its journal; President of the Philadelphia Anthropological Society and Philadelphia Oriental Club; fellow of the American Learned Societies and the American Anthropological Association.

Professor Cammann wrote, lectured, taught, and consulted in several geographic areas (including China, Tibet, Mongolia, Japan) on such topics as textiles, carpets, art, ivory, snuff bottles, magic squares, and symbolism. He authored four books and numerous articles and reviews, and presented considerable number of lectures to various meetings, organizations and conferences. After his retirement he continued to write as well as conduct several tours in Asia.

Schuyler Van Rensselaer Cammann died in an auto accident near his summer home in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire on September 10, 1991.

Scope and Contents

The records consist of 13 linear feet of correspondence; published and unpublished papers and book reviews; lectures; research notes; unpublished fiction; photographs; drawings; employment history at the University of Pennsylvania; teaching materials; and travels and tours.

The materials were received from Cammann’s widow, and were stored in the basement of the University of Pennsylvania Library for about ten years. The files as received were largely unorganized, and the arrangement of this record group was completed by the Archive’s staff. The Publications and Research series were left mainly as found, but for the other series the Archives established a more consistent order than originally present. Whenever possible the titles of the original folders were retained.

The materials are divided into seven series: correspondence, personal, publications, research, travel/tours, and visual records.

Related materials can be found in Asian Section Records, Biographical Files, Portrait Collection, and What in the World Television Program.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by L. Rosen

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
Personal Name(s)
  • Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912
Subject(s)
  • Art history
  • Costume--Asia--History
  • Magic squares
  • Material culture

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Published Articles

“About the Japanese language” From the November 1943 issue of American Radio Relay League, West Hartford, Conn. [Not in contained files.]

"Acquiring merit in Lama lands” 14.2 (1949) 3-19 [Not in contained files.]

“America's trade with Canton, 1784-1844” William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles, (1977) 31-78

“Ancient symbols in modern Afghanistan” 2 (1957) 5-34

“The animal style art of Eurasia” 17.2 (1958) 232-239 [Not in contained files.]

“Archaeological evidence for Chinese contacts with India during the Han Dynasty” 5.1 (1956) 5-34

“Aspects of Persian rug symbolism”, Sheffield City Art Galleries, Sheffield, England. 1976. 23-32

“Avorio e osso” 2 (1959) 258-263

“Bactrian nickel and Chinese bamboo” 62.4 (1962) 92-94

“The Bactrian nickel theory” 62.4 (1958) 411-414

“The bell that lost its voice” 57 (Dec.,1946) 186-188

"Bibliographic notes on Tibet” (1961) New York 253-257 [Not in contained files.]

“Birds and animals as Ming and C´hing badges of rank” 21.3 (1991) 88-94

“Buddhism in the life of Yunnan” American Red Cross Town Club, Yunnan, China (1945) 48-51

“Carvings in walrus ivory” 18.3 (1954) 3-31

“Chess with Mongolian lamas” 55.9 (1946) 407-411

“The Ch'iang people of Western Szechuan: the miscalled 'West China Jews'” 3 (1990) 64-88

“China's new road to the sea : a first-hand report of the remarkable highway from Yunnan to Burma, by a man who traveled it while under construction” (March, 1939) 125-127

“Chinese belt toggles.” (new series) 7.2 (1962) 72-78

“Chinese carvings in hornbill ivory” 5.3 (1951) 393-399

“Chinese court and dragon robes” (Dec., 1950) 206, 220

“Chinese 'Églomisé' snuff-bottles” 3.3 (1957) 84-89

“Chinese hexagrams, trigrams, and the binary system” 135.4 (1991) 576-589

“Chinese impressed gourds reconsidered” (new series) 10.4 (1964) 217-224

“Chinese influence in colonial Peruvian tapestries” Journal 1.3 (1964) 21-34

"Chinese inside-painted snuff bottles and their makers” 20 1-2 (1957) 295-326 [Not contained in files.]

“The Chinese and Japanese indexes to F. D. Lessing’s Lamaist Iconography of the Yung-ho-gung Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Ind. (1966) 4-11 [Not contained in files.]

“Chinese mandarin squares” 17.3 (1953) 5-44

“Chinese mirrors and Chinese civilization” Archaeology 2.3 (1949) 114-117 [Not contained in files.]

“Chinese snuff bottles as viewed by some old Chinese scholars. Part I” (12.2), 1980. 4-7

“Chinese snuff bottles as viewed by some old Chinese scholars, Part II” 12.4 (1980) 10-12, 35

“A Chinese soapstone carving from Yucatan American” 18.1 (1952) 68-69 [Not contained in files.]

“A Chinese textile in seventeenth century Spain” 1.4 (1965) 57-62

“Ch'ing Dynasty 'mandarin chains' (17.2), 1985. 15-19 [also appears in Ornament 4.1 (1979) 25-29]

“Christopher the Armenian and the three princes of Serendip” 4.3 (1967) 229-258

“Cosmic symbolism on carpets from the Sanguszko group” P. Chelkowski (Editor), University Press New York. (1974). 181-208

“Cosmic symbolism on the dragon robes of the Ch'ing Dynasty” (February, 1948) 126-129

“Costume in China, 1644 to 1912” 75.326 (1979) 2-19

“Costume” 4 (1961) 27-29

“The cult of the jamb-iya : dagger wearing in Yemen” 19.2 (1977) 27-34

“The development of the mandarin square” 8.2 (1944) 71-130

“The eight trigrams : variants and their uses” 29.4 (1990) 301-317

“Embroidery techniques in Old China” 16 (1962) 16-39

“The evolution of magic squares in China” 80.2 (1960) 116-124

“Exhibit of the month” 58.3 (1956) 540-543

“The four great kings of heaven, Part II” 16, series A (1945) 78-84

“Glimpses of the Lama religion in Tibet and Mongolia” 14.2 (1949) 3-33

“Imperial dragon robes of the later Ching” 3.1 (1950) 7-16

“In memoriam: Helen Burwell Chapin” 70. 3 (1950) 189-191

“In memoriam: Carl Schuster” 3.3 (1972) 2-4

“The interchange of east and west” The Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia (1959) 3-28

“The interplay of art, literature, and religion in Safavid symbolism” (1978) 124-136

“Islamic and Indian magic squares, Part I” 8.3 (1969) 181-209

“Islamic and Indian magic squares, Part II” 8.4 (1969) 271-299

“Ivory carving. II”, (1967) 813-815

“Jewelry from a bird” (July,1954) 34-36

“En kinesisk malning fran Ming-dynastin” (1965) 27-45

“The lion and grape patterns on Chinese bronze mirrors” 16 (1953) 265-291

“The magic square of three in old Chinese philosophy and religion” 1.1 (1961) 37-80

“Magic square” (1969) 573-575

“Magical and medicinal woods in old Chinese carvings” 74.292 (1961) 116-125

“The making of dragon” vol. xl, livr. 4-5 (1951?) 297-321

“Meaning in Oriental rugs” Exchange (January/February, 1978) 31-36

“A Ming Dynasty pantheon painting” 18 (1964) 38-46

“Ming festival symbols” 7 (1953) 66-70

“Ming Mandarin squares” 4.4 (1977) 5-14

“Mongol costume: historical and recent” 23 (1963) 157-166

“New light on Huc and Gabet : their expulsion from Lhasa in 1846” 1.4 (1942) 348-363

“Notes on ivory in Hawaii” 63.2 (1954) 133-140

“Notes on the development of Mandarin squares: some newly discovered Ming textiles” (1942) 96-98

“Notes on the origin of Chinese Kesi tapestry” 20.8 (1989) 74-81

“Notes on two Tibetan crystal masks” 4 (1939) 36-37 [Not contained in files.]

“Old Chinese badges of rank” (July, 1954) 56-57, 60

“Old Chinese Magic Squares” 8.1 (1962) 12-51

“Old Chinese Mandarin squares” (April, 1954) 48-49

“Old symbols of cosmology” 7.2 (1990) 38-45

“On the Declaration of Modern Temple in Taiwan and Hong Kong” 87.1 (1967) 22-32

“On the decoration of Modern Temples in Taiwan and Hong Gong” 88.4 (1968) 785-790 [Not contained in files.]

“Oriental ivory carvings: China and Japan” Encyclopedia Britannica 12 (1958-73) 843-845

“The origin of the trigram circles in ancient China” Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiaska Museet), Stockholm No. 62 (1990) 187-211

“Origins of Japanese tattooing” (83.4) (1974) Letters [Not contained in files.]

“Origins of the court and official robes of the Ch'ing Dynasty” 12. 3 (1959) 189-201

“Other Mandarin Squares: Korean, Anamese, and Unfamiliar Examples” (March-April, 1992) 115-126.

“The Panchen Lama's visit to China in 1780 : an episode in Anglo-Tibetan relations” 9.1 (1949) 3-19

“The paradise of Bhaishajyaguru” series 6, 5 (1944) 283-298

“Paradox' in Persian carpet patterns” 1.3 (1978) 250-257

“Presentation of dragon robes by the Ming and Ch'ing court for diplomatic purposes” 3.3 (1953) 193-202

“A prince of the Lama Church” University Museum Bulletin 14.2 (1949) 19-32 [Not contained in files.]

“A rare "jade book" : a Manchu emperor's edict carved on panels of jade” 22.3 (1980) 27-33

“A rare Ming textile in Sweden” 17 (1963) 33-37

“A rare Tang mirror” 9.2 (1946) 92-114

“Rebus” (1967) 21

“Religious symbolism in Persian art” 15.3 (1976) 193-208

“Remembering again : the life and work of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy” 3.2 (1978) 84-91

“The renewed attempt to revive the Bactrian Nickel theory” 62.1 (1962) 92-94

“A reply to Robert Hillenbrand’s review article, 'Recent work in Islamic iconography'” Oriental Art new series, 25.2 (1979) 267-268 [Not contained in files.]

"A robe of the Ch'ien-Lung Emperor” 10 (1947) 9-19

“Short history of Yunnan” Red Cross Town Club, Kunming China (1945) 36-40

“Some early Chinese symbols of duality” 24.3 (1985) 215-254

“Some strange Ming beasts” new series, 2.3 (1956) 94-102

Mal¨mo Museum Sweden (1974).

“The story of hornbill ivory” 15.4 (1950) 18-47

“A student's view of Coomaraswamy” (S. Durai Raja Singam, Editor) Kuantan, Malaya (1952) 17

“Substance and symbol in Chinese snuff bottles, part I” 8.1 (1976) 3-11

“Substance and symbol in Chinese snuff bottles, part II” 8. 2 (1976) 14-22

“Suggested origin of the Tibetan mandala paintings” 8.2 (1950) 107-119

“Symbolic expressions of Yin-Yang philosophy” (C. LaBlanc and S. Blader, eds.) Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong (1987) 101-116.

“Symbolic meanings in Oriental rug patterns” 3.3 (1972) 5-54

“Symbolism in carpets” New York (1985) 36-41

“The symbolism in Chinese rug patterns” (Abstract of delivered paper) Washington, D.C. (1980) 11-12 [Not contained in files.]

“The symbolism of the cloud collar motif” 33.1 (1951) 1-9

“Symbols in Chinese art and architecture” American Red Cross Embassy Club Peiping Press Peiping, China (1946) 99-105

“Symbols in Yunnan art and architecture” American Red Cross Town Club, Kunming, China [1945]. 56-63

“The systematic study of oriental rugs: techniques and patterns” 95.2 (1975).248-260

“Temples in the clouds” lxxviii, no. 5 (1942) 5-8, 37-38.

“Ten tours around Kunming” American Red Cross Town Club Kunming, China (1945) 12-35

“Tibetan monster mask” 12,Series A (1940) 9-19

“A Tibetan painting in the Freer Gallery : The paradise of Bhaisajyaguru” 25 (May, 1944) 283-298 [Not contained in files.]

“The "TLV" pattern of cosmic mirrors of the Han Dynasty” 68.4 (1948) 159-167

“Toggles and toggle-wearing” 16.4 (1960) 463-475.

“Two rare Ming textiles” (new series) 10 .3 (1964) 2-7

“Types of symbols in Chinese art” 55 .5 (1953) 195-231

Collection Inventory

Correspondence.

Scope and Contents note

A diverse series of letters to and from friends, colleagues, publishers, Museums, organizations, and those seeking expert advice. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Box

Aa to Ai.

1

Am to At.

1

American Museum of Natural History, 1946-1981.

1

Arts of Asia (Journal), 1990-1991.

1

Ba to Bea.

1

Bio to Bow.

1

Boy to Bu.

1

Black, Kay, 1988-1991.

1

Bodde, Derk, 1947-1987.

1

Carpenter, Edmund, 1974.

1

Cox, John, 1952.

1

Ca to Cha.

2

Che to Cur.

2

Da to Den.

2

Des to Dod.

2

Doh to Dye.

2

E.

2

Editors, letters to [General].

2

Ettinghausen, Richard, 1948.

2

Encyclopedia Britannica, 1947-1964.

2

Encyclopedia Britannica, re: Magic Squares, 1963-1969.

2

Fa to Fis.

2

Fit to Fu.

3

Gak to God.

3

Gon to Gy.

3

Goodrich, L. Carrington, 1945-1980.

3

Graham, Victor E., 1975-1991.

3

Haa to Hay.

3

Hea to Hut.

3

Hillebrand, Bruce (1958 or prior – 1990), 1958-1990.

3

I.

3

J.

3

Ka-Ken.

3

Kes to Kit.

3

Kla to Kra.

3

Kre to Ku.

3

Lac to Lay.

4

Lee to Let.

4

Les to Lin.

4

Lip to Lyle.

4

Lattimore, Owen, 1949.

4

Leventhal, Dennis [1 of 2], 1971.

4

Leventhal, Dennis [2 of 2], 1985.

4

Mac, Mc.

4

Mab to Mal.

4

Mar to Men.

4

Mer to Mor.

4

Mos to My.

4

Metal Horse Press, 1989.

4

Moran, Pat, 1973.

4

Montclair Art Museum, 1964.

4

N.

4
Needham, Wes, 1944.
Related Archival Materials note

See also Needham and Olson correspondence.

5

O.

5
Olson, Eleanor, 1946.
Related Archival Materials note

See also Needham and Olson correspondence.

5

Pai to Pet.

5

Phi to Pry.

5

Princeton University Press [re: Trade Through the Himalayas], 1949-1979.

5

Publishers [re: Cammann publications].

5

Q, Ra to Reed.

5

Rees to Rhi.

5

Ric to Rol.

5

Rom to Rye.

5

Ronald Press [re: Land of the Camels], 1949.

5

Recommendations.

5

Sa to Sco.

6

See to Slo.

6

Smi to Sta.

6

Ste to Sz.

6

Sheeks, Jane, 1987-1991.

6

Shepherd, Dorothy G. [The Cleveland Museum of Art], 1952.

6

Societies, Professional.

6

T.

6
Tibetan Trade Delegation, 1948.
Scope and Contents note

See also Tibetan Trade Delegation correspondence.

6

U to V.

6

University of Pennsylvania Press (re: Chinese Toggles), 1960.

6

Wae to Wer.

6

Wes to Wur.

6

Wadsworth Atheneum, 1980.

6

Y to Z.

6

[Unidentified].

6

Personal.

Scope and Contents note

Contains a few brief contributions to newsletters and student newspapers when he was a student and naval officer, unpublished fiction, and communications concerning his gifts to museums.

Box

Early writings: student, naval officer.

7

Fiction: The Prince’s Ruby.

7

Fiction: The Mongol Bowl.

7

Gifts to museums [from Cammann].

7

Miscellaneous.

7

Publications.

Scope and Contents note

Journal articles and book reviews. Arranged alphabetically by title of article.

Box

Articles: A - B.

7

Articles: C.

7

Articles: D - K.

7

Articles: L - N.

7

Articles: O - R.

8

Articles: S - T.

8

Book Reviews (By date of published review).

8

St. Mary’s Church.

8

Research.

Scope and Contents note

Unpublished papers and book reviews, outlines, research notes, bibliographies, correspondence, and photos on several topics (art, textiles, rugs, magic, ivory, squares, symbolism, etc.). Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Included in this series are card files (4 x 6) created and maintained by Cammann that contain research notes, notes from published materials, and bibliography. The order within each box has been maintained as received, along with the titles of the boxes. Arranged topically.

Box

Art: Chinese Porcelain Art,”Fitzhugh Pattern” [notes, correspondence].

8

Art: “The Four Great Kings of Heaven”.

8

Art: Notes on Old Chinese Painting.

8

Art: Old Chinese Architecture.

8

Art: Square Kufic Script [Arabic] [drafts, photos].

8

Beyond the Southern Clouds (Yunnan and the Burma Road), (Chs. 1 –5, 7; Ch. 6 missing).

8

Beyond the Southern Clouds (Chs. 8 –14).

8

Beyond the Southern Clouds (Chs. 15 –19, postscript, appendix).

8

Chinese Snuff Bottles: Correspondence.

9

Chinese Snuff Bottles: Drafts, Notes, Lectures.

9

Chinese Snuff Bottles: “Miniature Art From Old China”.

9

Chinese Snuff Bottles: Monograph.

9

Games: “Games and Pastimes as Cosmic Contests”.

9

Games: “History of Mongolian Chess” [draft].

9

Games: Mongolian Chess [correspondence].

9

Games: Mongolian Chess [notes, photos].

9

Garments/Costumes: Annam [Indochina].

9

Garments/Costumes: “Chinese Costume in the Ming and Ch’ing Dynasties” [inc. negatives].

9

Garments/Costume: Chinese Insignia of Rank [3 chapters].

9

Garments/Costume: “Ching Armour” [handwritten draft].

9

Garments/Costume: “Cosmic Symbolism on the Dragon Robes”.

9

Garments/Costume: “The Development of Later Chinese Official Costume, 1180 – 1912”.

9

Garments/Costume: Dragon Robes (correspondence).

9

Garments/Costume: “Korean Badges of Rank”.

9

Garments/Costume: Mandarin Squares [correspondence].

9

Garments/Costume: Mandarin Squares [notes, photo].

10

Garments/Costume: “Ming and Ch’ing Badges of Rank” [ms and correspondence].

10

Garments/Costume: “The Origin and Evolution of Mandarin Squares”.

10

Garments/Costume: Response to Allen’s criticism of “Ch’ing Dynasty Mandarin Chains”.

10

Garments/Costume: “Some Unfamiliar Mandarin Squares”.

10

Garments/Costume: Mongol Costume.

10

Garments/Costume: Miscellaneous.

10

Lectures: Slide Lists.

10

Lectures: [various topics].

10

Lectures: [miscellaneous].

10

Magic Squares: Basic Lessons.

10

Magic Squares: Correspondence.

10

Magic Squares: [notes].

10

Magic Squares: [miscellaneous.].

10

Materials: “Antique Chinese Ivories: Caveat Emptor”.

11

Materials: “Chinese Decorated Gourds”.

11

Materials: Hippo. Ivory.

11

Materials: Hornbill Ivory (correspondence).

11

Materials: “Ivory and Bone”.

11

Materials: “Ivory Carving: Techniques”.

11

Materials: Jade: Personal Collection [list, photos].

11

Materials: “Tortoiseshell”.

11

Materials: Walrus Ivory [correspondence, photos].

11

Mirrors: Chapter 1, Brief Introduction.

11

Mirrors: Five Poisons [correspondence, photos].

11

Mirrors: “Mirrors and Mandalas”.

11

Mirrors: “Review of Billings Book [correspondence].

11

Mirrors: “Some Non-Human ‘Han’ Mirrors” [correspondence].

11

Mirrors: [miscellaneous].

11

Rugs: “Bearn Rug” [notes].

11

Rugs: Behague Sangusko Carpet [notes].

11

Rugs: Correspondence.

11

Rugs: Figdor Silk Kilim [notes].

11

Rugs: “Japanese Textiles” [ms, notes].

11

Rugs: “Meaningful Rug Patterns” [published, English and German versions].

11

Rugs: Rug Book [notes, drafts] Symbols: Correspondence.

11

Rugs: “Rugmaking”, Parts 1 and 2.

12

Rugs: “Symbolism on the Carpets”.

12

Rugs: “The Symbols on the Chinese Rugs”.

12

Rugs: [unpublished book ms; no title].

12

Symbols: Correspondence.

12

Symbols: “Cosmological Symbolism and It’s Influence on Forms” [ms, correspondence].

12

Symbols: “Cosmology” [printer’s proofs].

12

Symbols: “A Note on the origin of the Hexagram: [ms, correspondence].

12

Symbols: “The Chinese Wealth Symbols”.

12

Symbols: “Old China’s Language of Symbols”.

12

Symbols: Sunbird, Chapters 1 to 3.

12

Symbols: [Schuster, Carl].

12

Symbols: Sunbird, Chapters 4 to 6.

12

Symbols: Sunbird, Chapters 7 to 10.

12

Symbols: “T’ao-T’ieh” [ms, correspondence, photos].

12

Symbols: “Traditional Ideas about the Universe and Their Symbols”.

12

Symbols: “Symbolism in Far Eastern Art”.

12

Symbols: “The Language of Symbols”.

12

Symbols: Yuan Shih Kai and the 12 Imperial Symbols [notes].

12

Textiles: Berber Script [notes, correspondence, photos].

13

Textiles: Dyes.

13

Textiles: “A Note on Literary Sources for the Origin of K’O-SSU”.

13

Textiles: Peruvian Textiles [correspondence, photos].

13

Tibet: “Acquiring Merit in Lama-Land [1st draft].

13

Tibet: Art [notes, photos].

13

Tibet: “British Relations with Tibet (1774 – 1904).

13

Tibet: History [biblio.], Language.

13

Tibet: “Images” [Buddhist sculpture].

13

Tibet: Mandalas [notes, drawings, photos].

13

Tibet: “A Memorial Concerning Sino-Nepalese Relations in 1846”.

13

Tibet: “Mongol Knives”.

13

Tibet: Mongol Tents.

13

Tibet: “The Paradise of Amitabha in Tibetan Art”.

13

Tibet: “Tea for Tibet”.

13

Tibet: “That Which Explains Nothing” [monster masks].

13

Tibet: Tibetan Banners [notes].

13

Tibet: “Tibetan Buddhism and It’s Institution in China”.

13

Tibet: “Tibetan Charm Boxes”.

13

Tibet: “Traditional and Contemporary Tibetan Rugs”.

13

Tibet: Miscellaneous.

14

Misc.: [Book reviews, unpublished].

14

Misc.: “Brief Outline of the Mahabharata” [India].

14

Misc.: “Hindu Gods in Buddhism” [ms, notes].

14

Misc.: “How to Publish in the Art Field”, “Popular Writing”.

14

Misc.: “How Valid is the ‘Beatnik’ Zen”.

14

Misc.: Notes (China, Tibet, India).

14

Misc.: “Oriental Museums in Europe”.

14

Misc.: “A Review of Possible Pre-Columbian Contacts with the New World”.

14

Misc.: "Thouvenin on "The English Ampulla".

14

Misc.: Turkish Culture [notebook].

14

Misc.: “Two Unusual Bells of Southwest China”.

14

Card Files: Central Asia + East – West Intercon.

15

Card Files: Southeast Asia.

16

Card Files: Tibet.

17

Card Files: Chinese + Japanese Art.

18

Card Files: Chinese History.

19

Card Files: Yunnan, Tibet[,] Japan, China, Misc.

20

Card Files: Japan + Korea[,] China trade[,] Games.

21

Card Files: Egypt, Greece, Europe[,] America + African ethnography.

22

Card Files: Magic Squares I[:] General + Near East.

23

Card Files: Chinese math + Magic Squares II.

24

Card Files: Magic Squares III[:] European, misc.

25

Card Files: Chinese snuff bottles[,] materials[,] dates, symbolism[,] Mandarin Squares.

26

Card Files: Chinese mirrors and cosmic symbols.

27

Card Files: Religions.

28

Card Files: Islamic symbols (sunbird, labyrinth).

29

Card Files: Islamic art, architecture{,} literature.

30

Card Files: Islamic rugs and symbols + armor.

31

Card Files: Buddha[,] Mandala[,] Tibet[,] etc. [unsorted loose cards].

32

Card Files: Animal substance[,] ivory[,] etc.

33

Card Files: Substances[:] plants + minerals.

34

Travels/Tours.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, itineraries, notes and accounts from personal trips and as a tour guide (includes outlines presented to participants).

Box

Yunnan Province, China, 1936-1938.

35

Thailand, 1951.

35

Travels/Tours: China, Bulk, 1981 1979-1982 (Bulk, 1981) .

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Turkey, 1983.

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Morocco, 1984.

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Peru, 1985.

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China, Japan, 1986.

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Europe, 1987.

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Asia (Renaissance Cruises), 1990.

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China and Japan (Renaissance Cruises), 1991.

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Cruise Lectures (China).

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Renaissance Cruises (correspondence).

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University of Pennsylvania Records, 1948-1982.

Scope and Contents note

Materials related to his employment as both a professor (1948 – 1982) and Museum curator (1948 –1955), participation in the TV show “What in the World”, and comments on proposed sales of museum collections in 1970 and 1976.

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Employment [Academic].

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Cosmic History Seminar.

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Teaching: China [course outlines, notes].

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Teaching: Islamic Culture [course outlines, notes].

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Teaching: Various courses [course outlines, notes].

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Teaching: Student Issues.

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Museum: Employment [1948 – 55, 1978 – 79], 1948.

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Museum: Labels, Miscellaneous.

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Museum: Sale of Collections (1970, 1976), 1970-1976.

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Museum: What in the World.

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Photographs.

Scope and Contents note

The vast majority of photos are of numerous sites either visited by Cammann on his personal travels, as tour director, or work for the University Museum. In addition there are photos related to his scholarship and research activities.

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Magic Squares.

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Mandarin Squares (re: “Mandarin Squares” publication).

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Mongolian chess pieces.

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Burma Road series.

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C. Schuster: Indo-China, 1938, 1938.

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Bhutan.

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Ceylon (Sri Lanka), 1951.

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China: Jehol (Chengde).

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China: Likiang.

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China: Yunnanfu.

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Inner Mongolia.

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Thailand: Architecture, 1951 [1 of 5].

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Thailand: Architecture, 1951 [2 of 5].

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Thailand: Architecture, 1951 [3 of 5].

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Thailand: Architecture, 1951 [4 of 5].

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Thailand: Architecture, 1951 [5 of 5].

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Thailand: river scenes.

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Thailand: outdoor sanctuary.

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Thailand: art.

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Thailand: outdoor miscellaneous [1 of 2].

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Thailand: outdoor miscellaneous [2 of 2].

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Tibet.

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Yemen, re: “The Cult of the Gamiya…” publication.

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Photographs: China.

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India.

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Indo-China.

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Japan.

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Mongolia.

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Unidentified.

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Photographs: Miscellaneous.

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