Moreen O'Brien Maser Memorial Collection (Skidmore College)
The Visual Resources Collection, Lucy Scribner Library, Skidmore College has contributed approximately 850 images from the collection of alumna Moreen O’Brien Maser.
The selection in Artstor includes Pre-Columbian monuments and sites in the Americas, with additional views of ancient architecture in Europe and Egypt. These images were selected from a collection of over 8,000 slides created by Maser (Class of 1926). From 1938-1970, Maser traveled with her husband, Herman, to archaeological sites in the American Southwest, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Greece, Italy, and Egypt. Of particular note are the Mesoamerican images, which provide documentary evidence for sites that have been more fully excavated and/or damaged through environmental and human degradation since being photographed by the Masers more than 50 years ago. Skidmore College also maintains the Moreen O’Brien Maser Memorial Collection of Art, Pre-Columbian and Asian ethnographic objects at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery.
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