Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Publications: Ephemera

[First posted 2/4/08. Updated 1/27/10 with the addition of the OI website in the Internet Archive]

In an Appendix to the October-November 1989 Research Archives Acquisitions List, I published three lists:

The first list included all titles formally included in the established series published by the Oriental Institute to that date It also included titles not in the established series, but formally indicated as publications of the Oriental Institute; co-publications with other presses; and titles published by the University of Chicago Press and advertised as being publications of the Oriental Institute, but with no other formal relationship. This list is comprehensive. That list served as the basis for the published bibliography Publications of the Oriental Institute, 1906-1991 : exploring the history and civilization of the Near East by Thomas A Holland; University of Chicago. Oriental Institute, 1991.

The second list includes less formal publications. Most of these were produced by The Oriental Institute Museum, or its department, the Museum Education Office. Included are catalogues of exhibitions curated and mounted at the Oriental Institute and descriptive material issued in conjunction with such exhibits; museum guides and descriptive material relating to permanent exhibits; educational materials available to groups or individuals; promotional materials; and reproductions of Oriental Institute objects (slides, posters, cards) available for sale. I attempted to gather as much of this type of material as possible. I am sure, however, that there are many things that I have missed. This list, with no attempt to update it with material produced after 1989, is reproduced below. I would appreciate donations of things not included on the list, information on older exhibits and their documentation, information on additional sources, etc.

The third list includes ‘periodicals’ produced at The Oriental Institute.

List 2: Oriental Institute Ephemeral "Publications" to 1989


[Achaemenid Roundel] [Poster]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; n.d.

Alexander and the East: A Special Exhibition. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1981. 4 pages.
Note: Brochure issued with the exhibition mounted at the Oriental Institute, May 27, 1981 - August 22, 1981 in conjunction with the exhibition "The Search for Alexander" held at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Amarna Symposium. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1987.
Note: Materials issued to participants in the symposium held at the Oriental Institute, November 7, 1987.

Aqaba - "Port of Palestine on the China Sea". Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; [1988]. 2 pages.
Note: Brochure issued with the exhibition held at the Oriental Institute, opening January 25, 1988.

The Arabic Calligraphy of Mohamed Zakariya. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1989. 8 pages.
Note: Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Oriental Institute, opening November 13, 1989.

Artists in Egypt: An Exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by Artists Employed by The Oriental Institute in Egypt 1920-1935. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum. [48 pages].
Note: Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Oriental Institute, opening May 17, 1978.

Barghusen, Joan D. The Oriental Institute Museum Teacher's Kit for Use with classes of Elementary School Students in Conjunction with a Visit to the Egyptian and Mesopotamian Galleries. Chicago: Oriental Institute Museum; c1980 [reprinted with corrections, 1988]. looseleaf; 166 pages + timelines, map.

Barghusen, Joan D. The Oriental Institute Museum Teacher's Kit: Advanced Level: Recommended for Use with High School Students in Conjunction with a Visit to the Egyptian and Mesopotamian Galleries. Chicago: Oriental Institute Museum; 1981. looseleaf; 195 pages + folding map.

Barghusen, Joan D.; Hives, Joan. Art Projects from The Oriental Institute Museum. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago; 1984. vi + 86.

Base Map of the Near East and Neighboring Areas. Aerial Survey Expedition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press; 1945. 1 sheet; 36 x 58 inches; 1:4,000,000.

Base Map of the Near East and Neighboring Areas. Aerial Survey Expedition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press; 1945. 4 sheets; 36 x 58 inches; 1:2,000,000.

Blomstrom, Anne S., editor and compiler. Feasts for Pharaohs & Kings: A Cookbook by the Oriental Institute Museum, The University of Chicago: Chicago; The Oriental Institute Museum, The University of Chicago; c1983.

Canaanite Statuette: Megiddo, Palestine 1350-1170 B.C. [Postcard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1954.

Catalogue of Ancient Lamps from the Near East Exhibited at the Oriental Institute Museum, the University of Chicago. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1955. 23 pages.
Note: Catalogue of the exhibition held at The Oriental Institute, June - October 1955.

Coming to Grips with an Ancient City: A Hundred Years of Excavation at Nippur (1888-1988). Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; [1988]. 2 pages.
Note: Brochure issued with the exhibition held at the Oriental Institute, opening May 17, 1988.

Corcoran, Lorelei H. Gilded Funerary Mask (Oriental Institute 18194). Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1988. 4 pages. (Oriental Institute Museum Featured Object; v. 7).

A Demotic Marriage Contract... [Poster]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; [1979].
Note: Produced in conjunction with the Member's Dinner to benefit the Demotic Dictionary Project, May, 1979.

Digging the Ancient Near East. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; [1988]. 2 pages.
Note: Brochure issued with the exhibition held at the Oriental Institute, October 24, 1988 - January 3l 1989.

Egyptology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1983. 31 pages.

El-Qitar. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1988.
Note: Brochure issued with the exhibition mounted at the Oriental Institute,1988.

Full-Scale Reconstruction of a Prehistoric House Excavated at Jarmo (Iraq)... [Postcard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1982.

Gelb, Ignace J. Standard Operating Procedure for the Assyrian Dictionary. Chicago: The Assyrian Dictionary Project at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago; 1954. 1 volume (129 pages).

Gorny, Ronald L. Lydian Coin (Oriental Institute A23052). Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1987. 4 pages. (Oriental Institute Museum Featured Object; v. 6).

Greene, Joseph. The Sacred Tree. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum; 1984. 6 pages.
Note: Brochure issued in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Oriental Institute Museum, November 30, 1983 - January 5, 1984.

A Group of Sumerian Votive Statues from Temples Excavated by The Oriental Institute in the Diyala Region... [Postcard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1988.

Guide to the Ancient Near Eastern Collection of the Oriental Institute Museum. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; [1970].

Guide to the Near Eastern Collection of the Oriental Institute Museum. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; n.d.

Head of a Bearded Man from Bismaya (Iraq) [Postcard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1988.

The Human Adventure [sound film]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute; 1934. ca. 70 mins.

Images of Power: Iconography of Kingship in the Ancient Near East. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1989.
Note: Materials issued to participants in the symposium held at the Oriental Institute, November 11, 1989.

Introduction to the Oriental Institute Museum. Chicago: Oriental Institute Museum Education Office; 1987. 2 pages.

Iranian Art at the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1951. 24 pages.

Islamic Bindings and Bookmaking [Poster]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
Note: Issued to promote the Exhibition "Islamic Bindings and Bookmaking". See Bosch, Carswell and Petherbridge.

James Henry Breasted: August 27, 1865 - December 2, 1935. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1985. 4 pages.
Note: Brochure issued in conjunction with the exhibition at The Oriental Institute, December 1985.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Centenary Exhibition: A Productive Collaboration 1919-1935. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1974. 24 pages.
Note: Catalogue of the exhibition held at The Oriental Institute, December 1974.

Kantor, Helene J. Stone Bull Head from Persepolis (Oriental Institute A24065). Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1985. 4 pages. (Oriental Institute Museum Featured Object; v. 3).

Larson, John. The Tut-ankh-amun Astronomical Instrument (Oriental Institute 12144). Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1985. 4 pages. (Oriental Institute Museum Featured Object; v. 1).

The Magic of Egyptian Art [Poster]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1977.
Note: Poster issued to promote the exhibition held at The Oriental Institute, opening April 15, 1977 in conjunction with the Treasures of Tutankhamun [at the Field Museum].

Martyl: Paintings and Drawings from Turkey and Iraq. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago; 1969. 4 pages.
Note: Brochure issued in conjunction with the exhibit held at The Oriental Institute October 15 to November 16 l969.

Murnane, William J. Colossal Statue of Tutankhamun from West Thebes (Oriental Institute 14088). Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1986. 4 pages. (Oriental Institute Museum Featured Object; v. 5).

A Neo-Assyrian Period (721-705 B.C.) Relief of a Median Groom from the Palace of Sargon II at Khorsabad [Notecard and Postcard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1987.

Oriental Institute Children's Adventure Sheet: Lost Objects. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum Education Office; 1987.

Oriental Institute Children's Adventure Sheet: Decorate Your Mummy Case. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum Education Office; 1987.

Oriental Institute Children's Adventure Sheet: Animal Hunt. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum Education Office; 1987. 2 pages.

Oriental Institute Children's Adventure Sheet: Egyptian Crossword Puzzle. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum Education Office; 1987. 2 pages.

Oriental Institute Children's Adventure Sheet: Find the Lost Animals. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum Education Office; 1987. 2 pages.

Oriental Institute Children's Adventure Sheet: Assyrian Crossword Puzzle. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum Education Office; 1989. 2 pages.

The Oriental Institute Museum: Highlights from the Collection. Chicago: The Oriental Institute; 1989. 20 pages; 2 folding color pages; 1 loose map.

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Docent Guide to the Museum. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1987. 55 pages.

Persian Lacquer Bookcover of a Calligraphic Manual Containing the Work of a 16th Century Master... Isfahan, Early 19th Century [Notecard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1981.

Publishing the Past: Oriental Institute Publications 1974-1982. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1982. 1 page.
Note: Checklist of items in the exhibition held at the Oriental Institute April - May 1982.

Quest for Prehistory [Poster]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
Note: Issued to promote the exhibition "The Quest for Prehistory".

Quest for Prehistory. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum Education; 1982. (A Children's Adventure Guide).
Note: Issued in conjunction with the exhibition "The Quest for Prehistory", 1982.

Reconstructed Line Drawing by Helene J. Kantor Based on Fragments of a Middle Assyrian (14-13 Century B.C.) Cylinder Seal Impression from Tell Fakhariyah, Syria [Notecard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; n.d.

Red Sandstone Colossus of Tutankhamun... [Postcard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1988.

Sacred Places: Sacred Rites: Temples and Temple Rituals in the Ancient Near East. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1988.
Note: Materials issued to participants in the symposium held at the Oriental Institute, November 5, 1988.

Site Drawings by Martyl: The Precinct of Mut at Luxor [Poster]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1987
Note: Issued to promote the exhibition organized by The Brooklyn Museum and shown at The Oriental Institute June 1 - July 26, l989.

Some Childhood Stories Remembered. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago; 1981. 4 pages.
Note: Brochure issued in conjunction with the exhibit "Near Eastern Costume: A Selection from the Klingeman Collection of Near Eastern Dresses, Accoutrements and Jewelry" held at The Oriental Institute, opening February 17 l981.

Special Loan Exhibit: Dead Sea Scrolls... [Poster]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of The University of Chicago; 1950.
Note: Poster issued to publicize the exhibit held at The Oriental Institute November 18-26, 1950.

Statues from Mesopotamia [Postcard]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1955.
Suq Color Slides of...Objects in the Oriental Institute Museum. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; n.d. collection of 82 slides [41 of Egypt; 28 of Mesopotamia; 14 miscellaneous].

Tindel, Raymond. Gilded Figure of Baal (Oriental Institute A18316). Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1986. 4 pages. (Oriental Institute Museum Featured Object; v. 4).

Travelers in Ancient Lands: Members' Photographs of the Middle East. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1988. 1 page.
Note: Brochure issued with the exhibition mounted at the Oriental Institute, November 15, 1988 - January 31, 1989.

Visit the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago... [Poster]. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1982.
Note: Reprint of a poster produced by The University of Chicago in 1932 intended to publicize the University at the 'Century of Progress' world's fair.

Welcome to the Oriental Institute Museum. Chicago: The Oriental Institute Museum, The University of Chicago; n.d. 2 pages.
Note: Selfguided tour: Highlights of the Oriental Institute Museum.

Zettler, Richard. Bronze Bands of Sargon II (Oriental Institute A12468). Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago; 1985. 4 pages. (Oriental Institute Museum Featured Object; v. 2).

The Internet Archive has been preserving snapshots of the Oriental Institute's web presence for roughly two thirds of the time it has been in existence.

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