Jonas Lehrman:

An Inventory of His Photographs, Negatives, Slides at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Brian Hubner
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(1952-96)

Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (February 2004)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - Mss 179, PC 173 (A.96-67; A.03-25) converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
Jonas Lehrman

Title:
Jonas-Lehrman Architecture fonds

Dates:
1952-1996, predominant 1974-78

Quantity:
900 black and white negatives; 76 enlarged mounted photographs; 1458 photographs mounted in albums; 1440 slides; 1 video recording and 30 cm of textual material.

Identification:
Mss 179, PC 173 (A.96-67, A.03-25)

Language
English.

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Biography of Jonas Lehrman

Jonas Lehrman joined the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Architecture in 1966. A graduate of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, he studied planning at London University, followed by a stint at McGill University studying housing. After receiving his M. Arch at McGill, he held the position of assistant professor in McGill's School of Architecture from 1961-1966. He then accepted a position of associate professor in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, and became a full professor in 1975. He retired from the University in 1996. He held a joint appointment at the University of British Columbia's School of Community and Regional Planning, and the School of Architecture, in 1971-1972, and then returned to the University of Manitoba, where he became president of the Faculty Association. During his presidency, the University of Manitoba became the first major English-speaking university in Canada with a unionized faculty, setting an example that was eventually followed throughout the country. Lehrman held the position of associate dean of the Faculty of Architecture, 1984-1989. He also served as assessor and as a committee member on the University's Board of Governors and Senate. Lehrman was president of the Manitoba Association of Architects, chairman of the Manitoba Association of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and a member of the Board of Governors of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Within the Department of Architecture, involvement in design studio consistently remained Jonas' prime interest and concern, and his students won several national competitions. Lehrman published many articles and papers in the fields of urban design, planning and housing, design aspects in general, and Islamic and Indian studies. He contributed to several books, and authored Earthly Paradise: Garden and Courtyard in Islam . Lehrman practiced in private and public offices in both the United Kingdon and Canada during the course of his career.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The fonds consists mainly of photographs and slides related to Lehrman’s research on Islamic courtyards and gardens in the Middle and Near East. Many of these photographs were used in the publication of Earthly Paradise: Garden and Courtyard in Islam, by J. Lehrman, 1980.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into three series

  • 1. Negatives - PC 173 (A.96-67)
  • 2. Photographs, Slides, Video - PC 173 (A.03-25)
  • 3. Publications - Mss 179 (A. 03-25)

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions apply. Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Restrictions on Use

No restrictions apply. Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Custodial History

The collection was transferred to the Archives & Special Collections by Dr. Jonas Lehrman in 1996 and 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

PC 173 (A.96-67) - Negatives

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1 Islam Gardens Photographs

900 black and white negatives of his Islam Gardens Photographs. These were assembled over several years of his visits to India, Pakistan, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Italy, Iran, Egypt and S. Russia. Some, but not all, were printed in his book Earthly Paradise - Garden and Courtyard in the World of Islam (London: Thames and Hudson, 1980)

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PC 173 (A.03-25) - Photographs, Slides, Video 1952-1996
Photographic Prints Mounted in Cardboard Frames
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1 Mughal and Rajput Architecture -

9 colour prints, 11 ½” x 13", 13 colour prints, 11 ½” x 7 ½”

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2 Rajasthan Architecture -

19 black and white prints, 10 ½" x 6 3/4 "

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3 Islamic Architecture -

33 black and white prints, average 9 ½ x 7", 2 black and white prints, 19 ½ x 15 ½”

Photographic Black and White Prints Mounted in Albums

Box 4:

Album/Date Title: Size: 3 x 4 1/4 Size: 8 x 10
Iran, Sept. '74 Istahan 52 9
India, Oct. '74 Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Udaipur 41 6
India, Oct. '74 Chandigath, Agra 62 4
India, Summer '76 Delhi (strip prints excluded) 23 7
India, Summer '76 Agra (strip prints excluded) 42 8
India, Summer '76 Fatehpur Sikri, Sikandra, Pinjore 15 3
India, Summer '76 Kashmir 1 (strip prints excluded) 30 5
India, Summer '76 Kashmir 1 (strip prints excluded) 13 5
Spain, Summer '78 Gordoba, Seville 63 0

Box 5:

Album/Date Title: Size: 3 x 4 1/4 Size: 8 x 10
Spain, Summer '78 Grananda 132 -
Morocco, Summer '78 Mekners, Marrakesh, Fez, Qasvin 110 -
Algiers, Summer '78 Alger, Sicily 61 -
Iran, Summer '78 Shiraz 87 -
Iran, Summer '78 Istahan 87 -
Iran, Summer '78 Teheran, Tabriz, Mahua, Kashau, Qasyin 81 -
Turkey, Egypt, Indian, Summer '78 Istanbul, Cairo, Delhi, Agra 68 -
India, April '83 Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Deeg 33 -

Box 6:

Album/Date Title: Size: 3 x 4 /14 Size: 8 x 10
India, April '83 Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaipur, Deeg 33 -
India, April '83 Jaisalmes 90 -
India, Jan.&Feb. '96 Agra, Deeg, Juipur, Ooty 46 -
Nepal Newar Architecture 71 17
Pakistan Lahore 12 4
New England U.S.A. - -

Black and white prints in two albums grouped by design elements and characteristics.

Album/Date Title: Size: 3 x 4 1/4 Size: 8 x 10
Volume 1 - Mughal Gardens Movement, Space, Shape 91 12
Volume 2 - Mughal Gardens Texture, Pattern, Light 70 13

Slides

This series includes 2" x 2" colour slides mounted in a 3-ring binder, the pages are 9 1/2 x 11 with 20 slides per page.

Box (Binder) 7:

Water in the Gardens and Courtyards of Islam- slides from India, Pakistan, Iran, Spain, Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria of gardens and courtyard plans.

Country/Locale Title: no. of Slides
1. Iran: Kashan, Linjan, Mashad Bagh-i Fin, Pir-i Bkram 17
2. Iran, Mashad Gowarshad, Masjid-i Shah 20
3. Iran, Mahan Nematollhah Valli Tomb 20
4. Iran, Mahan Shiraz 20
5. Iran, Isfahan Masjid-i Jami 20
6. Iran, Isfahan Shanjkh LutfAllah, Ali Qapu 20
7. Iran, Isfahan Masjid-i Shah 20
8. Iran, Isfahan Masjid-i Shah, Marydan 19
9. Iran, Isfahan various 19
10. Iran, Isfahan various 15
11. Iran, Shiraz various 20
12. Iran, Tabriz, Kerman, Qum various 20
13. Iran, Yazd Masjid-i, Jami 10
14. Morocco, Meknes, Rabat, Marrakesh, Fez various 20
15. Russia, Bokhara various 20
16. Russia, Bokhara, Samarkand various 20
17. Samarkand Shir Dar Madrassah, Reghistan, 20
18. Samarkand Shah-i, Zinda (and Crur Emir?) 20
19. Spain, Granada: Gemeralife, Alhambra 20
20. Spain, Cordoba Alcazar, Patio de los Naranjos 8
21. Turkey, Istanbul Topkapi Saray 12
22. Islamic Calligraphy 20
Total: 400

Box (Binder) 8: Mughal and Rajput Architecture and Decoration - slides from India and Pakistan

Country/Locale Title: no. of Slides
1. India, Agra Arga Fort 20
2. India, Agra Taj Mahal 20
3. India, Agra L'tiuad-ud-daula 20
4. India, Deeg 20
5. India, Delhi Humayun's Tomb 18
6. India, Delhi Red Fort 20
7. India, Delhi Red Fort, Purana Qila 17
8. India, Delhi Chittorgarh various Fort 20
9. India, Fatehpur Sikri 20
10. India, Fatehpur Skiri, Sikandra Akbar's Tomb 17
11. India, ahmedabad, Hyderabad various 12
12. India, Jaisalmer various 20
13. India, Jaisalmer various 20
14. India, Jaisalmer various 20
15. India, Jaipur City Palace 20
16. India, Jaipur City Palace 19
17. India, Jaipur Amber Palace 20
18. India, Jaipur Amber Palace 13
19. India, Jaipur Jodhpur various, Meherangarh Fort (Mughal paintings 19
20. India, Jodhpur Meherangarh Fort 20
21. India, Kashmir Achabal, Verinag 20
22. India, Kashmir Shalama Bagh 20
23. India, Kashmir Shalama Bagh, Chashma Shahi 10
24. India, Kashmir Nishat Bagh 20
25. India, Kashmir Nishat Bagh 16
26. India, Udaipur City Palace 20
27. India, Udaipur City Palace, Soheliyon ki Bari 19
28. India, Udaipur Jag Mandir 10
29. Pakistan, Lahore Shalamar Bagh 20
30. Pakistan, Lahore Shalamar Bagh various 20
31. Pakistan, Lahore and Multan Rukn-i Alam Tomb, Ruku-i Alam 10
Total 560

Box (Binder) 9: Other Topics and Countries

Country/Locale Title: no. of Slides
1. Australia, Sydney, Adelaide Traditional Housing 18
2. Brazil, Ouro Preto Congonhas do Campo 17
3. Czech Republic, Prague Neo-Classical architecture 20
4. Czech Republic, Prague Neo-Classical architecture 20
5. Czech Republic Neo-Classical architecture 20
6. Egypt, Giza, Memphis, Saqqurah, Cairo Islamic architecture and details 20
7. India, Puri, Madras, Osian Hindu architecture 8
8. India, Mysore Hindu architecture 18
9. India, Mahabalipuram, Bhubaneswar Hindu architecture 20
11. India, Goa 16th Century ecckesiastical architecture 8
12. India, various Victorian/Raj architecture 19
13. Iran, Persepolis 19
14. Italy, nr. Palermo Verona Monreale Cathedral Castelvecchio Museum 19
15. Nepal, Kathmandu traditional architecture 20
16. Nepal, Kathmandu Pashupatinath traditional architecture 19
17. Nepal, bhadgaon, Shaktapur traditional architecture 19
18. Nepal, Patan traditional architecture 20
19. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, Kirthipur, Bothdnath 18
20. Peru, Cuzco, Lima 16
21. Peru, Macchu Pichu 20
22. Peru, Macchu Pichu 19
23. Russia, St. Petersburg Neo-Classical and Communist architecture 19
24. Spain, Barcelona architecture by Gaudi 20
25. Spain, Barcelona paviliou by Mies van der Rohe, Parc Joan Miro 19
26. Thailand, Bangkok Wat Arun 9
26. Thailand, Bangkok Grand palace Complex 16
Total 480

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10 Video: Turquoise, Gold, and White: Paradise on Earth (Islamic Architecture in West Asia, J. Lehrman/CHS (University of British Columbia Production), 1977,

3/4" video cassette (Sony U-Matic), running time 23 min. 10 sec.

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Mss 179 (A.03-25) - Publications
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10 Publications by Jonas Lehrman

1. Housing Criteria: an investigation into environmental qualities of housing, prepared for the Planning Division of the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg, by J. Lehrman and A. N. Sengupta, 1968.

2. Innovative Compaction in Canadian Housing, by J. Lehrman, 1987.

3. The Light Touch, by Jonas Lehrman, 1990.

4. Portage Place, Winnipeg, A Critique, by J. Lehrman, 1988.

5. Islamic and Indian Studies - Papers, articles and reviews, 1970s-1990s.

6. Aspects of Design - from a series of article published in the Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Free Press, c. 1980s

7. Heritage/Renewal - articles and reviews combined, c. 1980s.

8. Planning - papers and reviews, 1980s.

9. Planning and Housing - from a series of articles in the Winnipeg Tribune and the Winnipeg Free Press, 1980s.

10. Miscellaneous, c. 1990s

11. "Maritime Architecture of the 18th Century", by J. Lehrman, 1952.

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