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Diskin Clay papers, 1962-2014 18 Linear Feet — 14 boxes

Diskin Clay was on the Classics faculty at Duke University from 1990 to 2008. This collection of his professional papers includes correspondence, writings, teaching files, and research materials. Topics include Greek literature, especially poetry; Greek philosophy; and archaeology in Greece; specific topics relate to Oenanda, an ancient Greek city in Turkey, to the writings of Xenophon, Diogenes, and the poetry of Archilocus. There are also many slides of Greece, as well as from Italy and Paris, France, taken during research and archaeology trips.

The professional papers of classics professor Diskin Clay include correspondence, writings, teaching files, and research materials. Topics include Greek literature, especially poetry; Greek philosophy; and archaeology in Greece; specific topics relate to Oenanda, an ancient Greek city in Turkey, to the writings of Xenophon, Diogenes, and the poetry of Archilocus.

Also included in the collection are many slides of Greece, as well as from Italy and Paris, France, taken during research and archaeology trips. Clay's writings are also present in the form of short papers and drafts of longer works. There is one CD-ROM.

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Collection of color slides and black-and-white negatives with images taken by an unidentified photographer during travels in Europe and the United States, with a focus on cities and historical sites in Greece, London, Paris, and Italy. Almost all the slides are of landscapes or tourist sites, but there are a few images with people in them. The black-and-white nitrate negatives contain many images of individuals, both adults and children, perhaps family members, chiefly taken in the United States in the 1930s; there are also shots taken in Florence, Torcello, and Venice, Italy. Original captions are in German.

Collection chiefly comprises color slides with images taken by an unidentified photographer during travels in Europe chiefly in the 1960s, with a focus on cities and historical sites in Greece such as Athens, Sparta, Mystras, Meteora, and Perachora. There are also many shots of Portovenere (Italy), and some images taken in London, Switzerland, and Paris. Almost all the slides are of landscapes or tourist sites, but there are a few with people in them. One series is from a helicopter ride over an unidentified European locality. There are also several slides of art work photographed during museums visits.

Also included in the collection are 68 black-and-white nitrate negative strips and frames containing many informal shots of adults and children, perhaps family members, chiefly taken in the United States in the 1930s. Among the negatives are also images taken in Florence, Torcello, and Venice. One shot appears to have been taken in North Carolina, possibly at Duke University.

German captions were taken from original folders. Access to original negatives requires permission of Rubenstein curator.

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Collection is a set of postcards (including photograph postcards) from late 19th and 20th century Turkey, depicting scenes and people in İzmir (Smyrna), Turkey. Materials have been individually numbered and described in English, French, and Turkish.

Collection consists of individual postcards and photographs of İzmir (Smyrna), dating from the late 1800s through the 1950s. Some postcards are blank; others have been mailed and contain correspondence most often in French, Greek, or Ottoman-Turkish. Images depicted vary but include markets, mosques, streets and houses, harbor scenes, piers, the clock tower. A subset of images depicts the Great Fire of 1922 from the Greco-Turkish War, Greek refugees fleeing by boat, and a floating corpse. There are images of both people and methods of transportation.