A foremost scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879–1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. Housed in the F|S Archives, the Ernst Herzfeld papers document his archaeological activities in such sites as Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, Paikuli, and Aleppo and include correspondence, field notebooks, drawings, sketchbooks, inventories of objects, photographs, and squeezes of architectural inscriptions and details.
Cataloging of the Ernst Herzfeld papers commenced in September 2009 and will continue through summer 2011. Click the links below to access different areas of the collection. Please be advised that some of the series may not yet have records or images; we are in the process of making them available.Preservation, digitization, and cataloging have been made possible by the Leon Levy Foundation. Original cataloging and organization of the collection was undertaken by Joseph Upton.