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Guide to the Sidney D. Markman Papers, 1952-1986

Abstract

In 1947, Dr. Markman began teaching at Duke University as Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology and was appointed to full professor in 1965. He retired in 1981 and is Professor Emeritus of Art History and Archaeology in 1981.

The collection includes four 3-ring binders kept by Professor Markman that include his lecture notes and material for two of his courses: Latin American Art [Colonial Period] and Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology [Mesoamerica]. There is also a folder that contains correspondence. The collection ranges in date from 1952-1986.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Markman, Sidney D.
Title
Sidney D. Markman papers 1952-1986
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 1000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes four 3-ring binders kept by Professor Markman that include his lecture notes and material for two of his courses: Latin American Art [Colonial Period] and Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology [Mesoamerica]. There is also a folder that contains correspondence. The collection ranges in date from 1952-1986.

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Contents of the Collection

Latin American Art [Colonial Period], lecture notes, bibliography, course outline, exam and term paper handouts, circa 1974-1986
Latin American Art [Colonial Period], lecture notes, circa 1974-1986
Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology [Mesoamerica], lecture notes, circa 1970-1980
Pre-Columbian Art and Archaeology [Mesoamerica], lecture notes, lecture topics, outlines, handouts, bibliography, exam handouts, circa 1970-1980
Correspondence, 1952-1986
Box 1 Folder 1

Historical Note

Sidney D. Markman was born October 10, 1911 in New York, the son of Samuel Markman and Eva Bodie. He earned his A. B. in 1934 from Union College in Schenectady, NY and his M. A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1936 and 1941 respectively. From 1941-1945, he worked as Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the National University of Panama. From 1945-1947, Dr. Markman undertook independent research in Guatemala, studying the fields of Pre-Columbian art and archaeology and Hispano-American art. In 1947, Dr. Markman began teaching at Duke University as Associate Professor of Art History and Archaeology and was appointed to full professor in 1965. He retired in 1981 and is Professor Emeritus of Art History and Archaeology in 1981.

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sidney D. Markman Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Sidney D. Markman Papers were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1999.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, August 2006

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, August 2006

Accession A99-41 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.