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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1939-1964
Creator:
Frantz, Alison, b. 1903-d.1995
Extent: 1 linear feet
Alison Frantz, born in 1903, was a classicist and photographer. She attended Smith College and Columbia University. She first went to Greece in 1929 as a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 1934 she joined the staff of the newly begun excavations of the Athenian agora. Frantz became the official photographer for the excavations there in 1939 and remained in that position until 1964. During her time as official photographer, Frantz also served as a Cultural Attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Athens from 1946 to 1949.
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Alison Frantz photographs
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Frantz, Alison, b. 1903-d.1995
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PU-Mu. 2051
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1 linear feet
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1939-1964
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Alison Frantz, born in 1903, was a classicist and photographer. She attended Smith College and Columbia University. She first went to Greece in 1929 as a member of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 1934 she joined the staff of the newly begun excavations of the Athenian agora. Frantz became the official photographer for the excavations there in 1939 and remained in that position until 1964. During her time as official photographer, Frantz also served as a Cultural Attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Athens from 1946 to 1949.
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Frantz, Alison, b. 1903-d.1995 Frantz, Alison, b. 1903-d.1995
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Photographic prints
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1929-1944
(Bulk: 1931-1932)
Creator:
Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
Extent: 25 linear feet
From 1931-1933, The University Museum sponsored Erich Schmidt's excavations and survey at Tepe Hissar and sites around the city Damghan, both in Northwestern Iran, near the Caspian sea. These sites were unique because they were the first American excavations in Iran, but more particuarly because of the long time span represented in the archaeological record. Remains from the Bronze Age to the Islamic era were collected, but Schmidt focused his investigation on the Bronze Age and Sassanian eras.
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Erich F. Schmidt excavation records from Tepe Hissar, Iran
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Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
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PU-Mu. 1026
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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25 linear feet
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1929-1944
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1931-1932
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From 1931-1933, The University Museum sponsored Erich Schmidt's excavations and survey at Tepe Hissar and sites around the city Damghan, both in Northwestern Iran, near the Caspian sea. These sites were unique because they were the first American excavations in Iran, but more particuarly because of the long time span represented in the archaeological record. Remains from the Bronze Age to the Islamic era were collected, but Schmidt focused his investigation on the Bronze Age and Sassanian eras.
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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1930s
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English
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Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964 Kimball, Fiske, b. 1888-d. 1955 Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
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Correspondence Field notes Manuscripts for publication Maps Photographic prints Site plans
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1905-1937
Creator:
Shotridge, Louis
Extent: 1 linear foot
The papers of Louis Shotridge are one of the most extensive groups in the Arctic research collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives. Shotridge, a Tlingit Indian, was intermittently employed by the museum to make ethnographic collections of Northwest Coast materials between 1903 and 1912. The archives has papers concerning his original research, arranged topically, manuscripts for articles published in The Museum Journal, oral histories, Tlingit language notes, and general ethnographic notes on the Tlingit and other Northwest Coast groups.
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Louis Shotridge Collection
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Shotridge, Louis
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PU-Mu. 0047
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1 linear foot
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1905-1937
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The papers of Louis Shotridge are one of the most extensive groups in the Arctic research collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives. Shotridge, a Tlingit Indian, was intermittently employed by the museum to make ethnographic collections of Northwest Coast materials between 1903 and 1912. The archives has papers concerning his original research, arranged topically, manuscripts for articles published in The Museum Journal, oral histories, Tlingit language notes, and general ethnographic notes on the Tlingit and other Northwest Coast groups.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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Shotridge, Louis Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Sapir, Edward, 1889-1939 Shotridge, Louis Speck, Frank G., 1881-1950 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Manuscripts for publication Maps Negatives (photographic) Photographic prints Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1925-1942
(Bulk: 1929-1940)
Extent: 0.28 linear feet
The Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (American Schools of Oriental Research, A.S.O.R) was sent to Excavate Nuzi near Kirkuk in Iraq. The expedition members consisted of staff from the Fogg Museum of Art, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and A.S.O.R., Baghad. Excavations commenced in 1927-1928. From 1929 to 1931, the University Museum extended financial aid and the services of a helper, C.Bache, in return for his field training. Very few records pertaining to this excavation are available in the Museum’s Archives, probably reflecting the Museum’s limited participation. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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Nuzi, Iraq expedition records
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PU-Mu. 1019
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.28 linear feet
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1925-1942
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1929-1940
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The Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (American Schools of Oriental Research, A.S.O.R) was sent to Excavate Nuzi near Kirkuk in Iraq. The expedition members consisted of staff from the Fogg Museum of Art, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and A.S.O.R., Baghad. Excavations commenced in 1927-1928. From 1929 to 1931, the University Museum extended financial aid and the services of a helper, C.Bache, in return for his field training. Very few records pertaining to this excavation are available in the Museum’s Archives, probably reflecting the Museum’s limited participation. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad. Bache, Charles, 1902-1942 Chiera, Edward, 1885-1933 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Photographic prints
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1930-1973
(Bulk: 1931-1939)
Creator:
Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
Extent: 10 linear feet
Piedras Negras is a Maya site in Guatemala particularly noted for the beautifully sculpted stelae and hieroglyphic inscriptions it has yielded. Between 1931 and 1939 the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted extensive excavations at this site. John Allen Mason led the first two seasons of work at the site (1931–1932), and Linton Satterthwaite directed the remaining six seasons (1933–1939, excluding 1938). Most of the monuments at the Museum borrowed from Guatemala were returned in 1947; only Stela 14 and one leg from Altar 4 remain on display in the Museum today. The textual records from the excavations of Piedras Negras consist of 11 linear feet of correspondence, financial records, field notes and diaries, catalogs, and reports and publication materials. The arrangement of the records reflects the original order insofar as could be detected, and portions that had been separated over time were re-integrated into this scheme.
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Piedras Negras, Guatemala expedition records
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Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
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PU-Mu. 1105
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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10 linear feet
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1930-1973
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1931-1939
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Piedras Negras is a Maya site in Guatemala particularly noted for the beautifully sculpted stelae and hieroglyphic inscriptions it has yielded. Between 1931 and 1939 the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted extensive excavations at this site. John Allen Mason led the first two seasons of work at the site (1931–1932), and Linton Satterthwaite directed the remaining six seasons (1933–1939, excluding 1938). Most of the monuments at the Museum borrowed from Guatemala were returned in 1947; only Stela 14 and one leg from Altar 4 remain on display in the Museum today. The textual records from the excavations of Piedras Negras consist of 11 linear feet of correspondence, financial records, field notes and diaries, catalogs, and reports and publication materials. The arrangement of the records reflects the original order insofar as could be detected, and portions that had been separated over time were re-integrated into this scheme.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1930s
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English
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Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Proskouriakoff, Tatiana, 1909-1985 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Photographic prints Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1903-1939
(Bulk: 1913-1930)
Creator:
Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945
Extent: 1.4 linear feet ( )
Robert Burkitt lived and worked in Guatemala for most of his life. A graduate of Harvard University, he first traveled to Central America in 1894 with George Gordon as Gordon's assistant on the Fourth Coban Expedition. Burkitt became enamored with the culture and language of the Maya and never returned to North America. He traveled the countryside, corresponding with Gordon, and collecting items for the Museum under a loosely binding agreement with Gordon and later Horace Jayne. Burkitt's letters and catalogues are rich documents depicting the cultural, linguistic, topological, and historical features of the Guatemala Highlands. Burkitt wrote and worked from the areas of Chama, Chipal, Coban, Senahu, Chiantla, Chocola, and other areas of the Alta Verapaz region. He produced a detailed catalogue of his discoveries accompanied by photgraphs and drawings. Among Burkitt's discoveries is the Ratinixul Vase unearthed in 1923. His work was published in the Museum Journal in 1924 and 1930. Burkitt also wrote about the languages of the Maya, leaving an unfinished grammar and dictionary of the Kekchi language at his death in 1945.
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Robert Burkitt expedition records
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Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945
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PU-Mu. 1102
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.4 linear feet ( )
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1903-1939
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1913-1930
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Robert Burkitt lived and worked in Guatemala for most of his life. A graduate of Harvard University, he first traveled to Central America in 1894 with George Gordon as Gordon's assistant on the Fourth Coban Expedition. Burkitt became enamored with the culture and language of the Maya and never returned to North America. He traveled the countryside, corresponding with Gordon, and collecting items for the Museum under a loosely binding agreement with Gordon and later Horace Jayne. Burkitt's letters and catalogues are rich documents depicting the cultural, linguistic, topological, and historical features of the Guatemala Highlands. Burkitt wrote and worked from the areas of Chama, Chipal, Coban, Senahu, Chiantla, Chocola, and other areas of the Alta Verapaz region. He produced a detailed catalogue of his discoveries accompanied by photgraphs and drawings. Among Burkitt's discoveries is the Ratinixul Vase unearthed in 1923. His work was published in the Museum Journal in 1924 and 1930. Burkitt also wrote about the languages of the Maya, leaving an unfinished grammar and dictionary of the Kekchi language at his death in 1945.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945 Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945 Butler, Mary, 1903-1970 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
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Card catalogs Correspondence Photographic prints Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1933-1969
Creator:
Kintner, Watson
Extent: 3 linear feet
Watson Kintner, a University of Pennsylvania graduate and a man of means, traveled to more than 30 nations between 1933 until 1969. On his travels Kintner avoided tourist destinations, instead recording the daily life among the peoples visited, as well as sites of archaeological interest. Kintner took photography very seriously, and in the late 1960s and 1970s funded weekend seminars for University of Pennsylvania Museum graduate students. Upon his death, Kintner left an endowment towards various Museum activities and programs. Kintner’s travel records consist of three linear feet of journals, film notes, bills, correspondence, and preparatory notes on the culture, geography and history of the countries he visited (and some that he didn’t) between 1951 and 1969.
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Watson Kintner papers
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Kintner, Watson
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PU-Mu. 1147
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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3 linear feet
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1933-1969
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Watson Kintner, a University of Pennsylvania graduate and a man of means, traveled to more than 30 nations between 1933 until 1969. On his travels Kintner avoided tourist destinations, instead recording the daily life among the peoples visited, as well as sites of archaeological interest. Kintner took photography very seriously, and in the late 1960s and 1970s funded weekend seminars for University of Pennsylvania Museum graduate students. Upon his death, Kintner left an endowment towards various Museum activities and programs. Kintner’s travel records consist of three linear feet of journals, film notes, bills, correspondence, and preparatory notes on the culture, geography and history of the countries he visited (and some that he didn’t) between 1951 and 1969.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Kintner, Watson Kintner, Watson University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Photographic prints Photographs Travel photography Travelogs
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