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Wesley E. Needham Papers

 Collection
Call Number: Tibet MSS 64
Overview: Correspondence with Tibetan language scholars, Tibetan religious and government officials, and others, 1937-1988; and related materials, 1950s-1980s, including research materials, notes, writings, and translations by Needham; subject files about Diluv Khutagt, Anzhai Li, Edna Bryner, and Tibetan materials in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library; clippings, other printed materials; photographs; and artifacts relating to Tibet, Tibetan literature and art, and Needham's curatorship of the...
Dates: 1937-1988, bulk 1950-1988

Tanka collection

 Collection
Call Number: Tibet MSS 62
Overview: The collection consists of tankas, which are Buddhist scrolls or fabric temple banners, chiefly Tibetan, but also Nepalese, Bhutanese, Indian and Chinese, which bear religious images, circa 1600-circa 1950. Some tankas also bear inscriptions on their versos.
Dates: [circa 1600]-[circa 1950]

Collection of Artwork from Thailand

 Collection
Call Number: AOB 69
Overview: The collection contains tissue paper cut-outs and tracings of architectural elements from Thai Buddhist temples and wooden structures mounted on heavy colored paper; Thai mural tracings from the Ramayana Hindu epic; batik prints on paper (not identifiable as necessarily of Thai origin); and South Asian temple flags with inscriptions in Nepali or possibly Tibetan.
Dates: circa 20th century