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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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Photographic prints
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1826-1995
(Bulk: 1898-1960)
Extent: 16 linear feet
The American Section was one of the first to evolve during the early development of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The University Archaeological Association established in 1887 and later, the American Exploration Society, established in 1892, exhibited several small collections in College Hall before the building campaign for the museum began. Charles Abbott was the first curator of the section succeeded by Henry C. Mercer and then Stewart Culin who was also named Director in 1899. Each succeeding curator was responsible for adding collections, many of them representing their own expeditions in the United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America. Records in the files are dated from 1826 through the 1980s. The transfer of materials to the Archives took place piecemeal and without a central organization. The current re-processing placed the files into three series, Deaccessions and Loans, Collectors and Collections and Exhibits.
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American Section
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PU-Mu. 0044
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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16 linear feet
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1826-1995
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1898-1960
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The American Section was one of the first to evolve during the early development of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The University Archaeological Association established in 1887 and later, the American Exploration Society, established in 1892, exhibited several small collections in College Hall before the building campaign for the museum began. Charles Abbott was the first curator of the section succeeded by Henry C. Mercer and then Stewart Culin who was also named Director in 1899. Each succeeding curator was responsible for adding collections, many of them representing their own expeditions in the United States, Alaska, Mexico, Central America and South America. Records in the files are dated from 1826 through the 1980s. The transfer of materials to the Archives took place piecemeal and without a central organization. The current re-processing placed the files into three series, Deaccessions and Loans, Collectors and Collections and Exhibits.
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Abbott, Charles C., 1843-1919 Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899 Bruckner, Geraldine M., b. 1901-d. 1982 Coe, William R. , 1926-2009 Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 Dyson, Robert H., 1927- Eyman, Frances, 1921-1949 Farabee, William Curtis, b. 1865-d. 1925 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963 King, Mary Elizabeth, b. 1929 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Mercer, Henry C., 1856-1930 Pepper, William, 1843-1898 Possehl, , Gregory L., Dr., b. 1941 Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 Shotridge, Louis Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1930-1950
Creator:
Howard, Edgar Billings, 1887-1943
Extent: 0.3 linear foot
From 1929 to 1936, Howard conducted field expeditions in Texas and New Mexico in the quest of finding links to early man. His investigations included Burnet cave in the Guadelupe Mountains and sites along the Blackwater Draw between Clovis and Portales in eastern New Mexico. His discoveries added to the knowledge of the "Folsom Complex" and included the Folsom flints, mammoth and sloth bones and early fauna. The Early Man Project records consist of five folders of correspondence, some financial records and the original research proposal.
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American Section Early Man Project
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Howard, Edgar Billings, 1887-1943
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PU-Mu. 1089
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.3 linear foot
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1930-1950
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From 1929 to 1936, Howard conducted field expeditions in Texas and New Mexico in the quest of finding links to early man. His investigations included Burnet cave in the Guadelupe Mountains and sites along the Blackwater Draw between Clovis and Portales in eastern New Mexico. His discoveries added to the knowledge of the "Folsom Complex" and included the Folsom flints, mammoth and sloth bones and early fauna. The Early Man Project records consist of five folders of correspondence, some financial records and the original research proposal.
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Howard, Edgar Billings, 1887-1943 Cotter, John L., 1911-1999 Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977 Howard, Edgar Billings, 1887-1943 Jepsen, Glenn L., 1904-1974 Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1883-2014
(Bulk: 1920-1936)
Creator:
Scott, Alexander
Extent: 0.2 linear foot
Alexander Scott was born in 1854 in Camberwell, Surrey, the son of the famed British portrait painter for the Illustrated London News, Thomas Dewel Scott. He became known as a world traveler, landscape painter and collector of Asian antiquities. This collection was donated to the Penn Museum in 2011 by Anne Bowbeer, the wife of Alexander Scott's nephew, following the death of Mabel Scott Hall, Alexander Scott's widow
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Anne Bowbeer Alexander Scott Collection
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Scott, Alexander
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PU-Mu.1061
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.2 linear foot
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1883-2014
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1920-1936
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Alexander Scott was born in 1854 in Camberwell, Surrey, the son of the famed British portrait painter for the Illustrated London News, Thomas Dewel Scott. He became known as a world traveler, landscape painter and collector of Asian antiquities. This collection was donated to the Penn Museum in 2011 by Anne Bowbeer, the wife of Alexander Scott's nephew, following the death of Mabel Scott Hall, Alexander Scott's widow
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1920s 1930s
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English
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Scott, Alexander Bowbeer, Anne Scott Hall, Mabel Scott, Alexander
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Photographs
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1930-1964
Creator:
Dohan, Edith Hall, 1877-1943
Sheftel, Phoebe
Extent: 1 cubic feet
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Archaeological Institute of America Philadelphia Society
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Dohan, Edith Hall, 1877-1943 Sheftel, Phoebe
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PU-Mu. 0035
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1 cubic feet
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1930-1964
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Dohan, Edith Hall, 1877-1943 Sheftel, Phoebe Dohan, Edith Hall, 1877-1943 Sheftel, Phoebe
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Correspondence
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1890-1969
Creator:
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929
Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
Extent: 1.6 linear feet
The Asian Section collection includes correspondence and receipts all dealing with the donation or sale of artifacts to the Penn Museum from 1890 to 1969. Artifacts are mostly from China, Korea, and Japan. Notable donors include Stewart Culin, William Pepper, Phoebe Hearst, and Worch of Paris, C.T. Loo, and Yamanaka and Co.
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Asian Section
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Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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PU-Mu. 0543
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.6 linear feet
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1890-1969
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The Asian Section collection includes correspondence and receipts all dealing with the donation or sale of artifacts to the Penn Museum from 1890 to 1969. Artifacts are mostly from China, Korea, and Japan. Notable donors include Stewart Culin, William Pepper, Phoebe Hearst, and Worch of Paris, C.T. Loo, and Yamanaka and Co.
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Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Bishop, Carl Whiting, b. 1881-d.1942 Fernald, Helen Elizabeth, b. 1921-d. 1937 Getz, John, b. 1853? Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919 Johnson, Eldridge Reeves, b. 1867-d. 1945 Loo, C.T., b.1880-d.1957 Lyons, Elizabeth, b. 1912-d. 1989 McCartee, Divie Bethune, Dr., b. 1820-d.1900 Pepper, William, 1843-1898 Scott, Alexander Scott, Hugh, Senator, b. 1900-D.1994 Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921 Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922 Worch of Paris . Yamanaka and Co..
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1890-1969
Creator:
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929
Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
Extent: 1.6 linear feet
The Asian Section collection includes correspondence and receipts all dealing with the donation or sale of artifacts to the Penn Museum from 1890 to 1969. Artifacts are mostly from China, Korea, and Japan. Notable donors include Stewart Culin, William Pepper, Phoebe Hearst, and Worch of Paris, C.T. Loo, and Yamanaka and Co.
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Asian Section
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Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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PU-Mu. 0052
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.6 linear feet
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1890-1969
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The Asian Section collection includes correspondence and receipts all dealing with the donation or sale of artifacts to the Penn Museum from 1890 to 1969. Artifacts are mostly from China, Korea, and Japan. Notable donors include Stewart Culin, William Pepper, Phoebe Hearst, and Worch of Paris, C.T. Loo, and Yamanaka and Co.
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Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Bishop, Carl Whiting, b. 1881-d.1942 Fernald, Helen Elizabeth, b. 1921-d. 1937 Getz, John, b. 1853? Hearst, Phoebe Apperson, 1842-1919 Johnson, Eldridge Reeves, b. 1867-d. 1945 Loo, C.T., b.1880-d.1957 Lyons, Elizabeth, b. 1912-d. 1989 McCartee, Divie Bethune, Dr., b. 1820-d.1900 Pepper, William, 1843-1898 Scott, Alexander Scott, Hugh, Senator, b. 1900-D.1994 Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921 Wanamaker, John, 1838-1922 Worch of Paris . Yamanaka and Co..
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1876-1964
(Bulk: 1891-1916)
Creator:
Stephens, Charles H., 1864-1940
Extent: 2.8 linear feet
Charles Hallowell Stephens (1855-1931), followed several careers; illustrator, art teacher, collector of American Indian artifacts, and amateur anthropologist. Born and raised in Philadelphia he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts studying under the tutelage of Thomas Eakins. The importance of Stephens for the Penn Museum resides in his extensive collection of Native American artifacts that was estimated to have about 2000 items, about 1700 of which were acquired by the Penn Museum in 1945. The collection is divided into eight series: Correspondence, Blackfoot, Sioux, Collection Materials, Correspondence on Data, Visual Material, American Pageant Association, and Photographs.
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Charles H. Stephens Papers
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Stephens, Charles H., 1864-1940
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PU-Mu. 1081
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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2.8 linear feet
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1876-1964
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1891-1916
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Charles Hallowell Stephens (1855-1931), followed several careers; illustrator, art teacher, collector of American Indian artifacts, and amateur anthropologist. Born and raised in Philadelphia he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts studying under the tutelage of Thomas Eakins. The importance of Stephens for the Penn Museum resides in his extensive collection of Native American artifacts that was estimated to have about 2000 items, about 1700 of which were acquired by the Penn Museum in 1945. The collection is divided into eight series: Correspondence, Blackfoot, Sioux, Collection Materials, Correspondence on Data, Visual Material, American Pageant Association, and Photographs.
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1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1890s 1900s 1910s
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Stephens, Charles H., 1864-1940 Eyman, Frances, 1921-1949 Steele, George, Major, 1837-1916 Stephens, Alice Barber, 1858-1932 Stephens, Charles H., 1864-1940
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Drawings (visual works) Photographs
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1915-1969
(Bulk: 1915-1923)
Creator:
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
Extent: 7 linear foot
Clarence S. Fisher was born in Philadelphia in 1876 and attended the University of Pennsylvania, attaining a degree in architecture in 1897 but devoting his entire life to archaeology. His first archaeology field experience was as the architect for the initial Babylonian expedition to Nippur from 1898 to 1900. This was followed by a research fellowship in Babylonian archaeology at the University Museum. Fisher also gained experience as an assistant to Harvard Archaeologist, George Andrew Reisner in Egypt and Samaria. From Reisner, Fisher learned archaeological techniques and the methods of meticulous record keeping he would use in his later work. Fisher was appointed a curator of the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum by George B. Gordon in 1914. He spent the next nine years in the field collecting data in Dendereh, Giza, Memphis, and Dra Abu el-Naga. The Clarence S. Fisher Memphis excavation records consist of six archival boxes of correspondence, notes, field cards, diaries, catalogues and photographs. In addition there is a card file with object notes. Oversize drawings, maps, plans, watercolors and financial records complete the collection.
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Clarence S. Fisher Memphis Expedition records
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
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PU-Mu. 1010
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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7 linear foot
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1915-1969
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1915-1923
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Clarence S. Fisher was born in Philadelphia in 1876 and attended the University of Pennsylvania, attaining a degree in architecture in 1897 but devoting his entire life to archaeology. His first archaeology field experience was as the architect for the initial Babylonian expedition to Nippur from 1898 to 1900. This was followed by a research fellowship in Babylonian archaeology at the University Museum. Fisher also gained experience as an assistant to Harvard Archaeologist, George Andrew Reisner in Egypt and Samaria. From Reisner, Fisher learned archaeological techniques and the methods of meticulous record keeping he would use in his later work. Fisher was appointed a curator of the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum by George B. Gordon in 1914. He spent the next nine years in the field collecting data in Dendereh, Giza, Memphis, and Dra Abu el-Naga. The Clarence S. Fisher Memphis excavation records consist of six archival boxes of correspondence, notes, field cards, diaries, catalogues and photographs. In addition there is a card file with object notes. Oversize drawings, maps, plans, watercolors and financial records complete the collection.
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Coxe, Eckley B., 1839-1895 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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Card catalogs Photographs
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1868-1956
Creator:
Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Extent: 1.2 linear foot (the collection consists of thirteen folders housed in two archival boxes)
Daniel Garrison Brinton is considered one of the founders of modern American Anthropology. He was also the first to hold a professorship in Archaeology in the United States. His library, which includes the Carl Hermann Berendt collection of manuscripts in the indigenous languages of Mexico and Central America, is considered the core of the University of Pennsylvania Anthropology Library. Among the collection are 4515 items; rare illustrations, contemporary photographs, portraits of individual authors, and texts in Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Brinton gathered his information from archival and library studies and did not participate in any archaeological expeditions. This small collection, attributed to Brinton by J. Alden Mason of the University Museum, consists of thirteen folders. Two contain linguistic notes on the Maya languages and another two contain drawings of pottery, objects, sites, and maps of Maya regions, primarily in Mexico. Some of the drawings are believed to be those of Carl Hermann Berendt, purchased by Daniel Brinton for the library at the University. The collection also has four scrapbooks and a book of poems written by Dr. Brinton. The collection is in fragile condition and many of the items are in need of conservation assessment, particularly the Berendt drawings.
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Daniel Garrison Brinton Collection
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Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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PU-Mu. 1098
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.2 linear foot (the collection consists of thirteen folders housed in two archival boxes)
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1868-1956
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Daniel Garrison Brinton is considered one of the founders of modern American Anthropology. He was also the first to hold a professorship in Archaeology in the United States. His library, which includes the Carl Hermann Berendt collection of manuscripts in the indigenous languages of Mexico and Central America, is considered the core of the University of Pennsylvania Anthropology Library. Among the collection are 4515 items; rare illustrations, contemporary photographs, portraits of individual authors, and texts in Spanish, French, Italian, and German. Brinton gathered his information from archival and library studies and did not participate in any archaeological expeditions. This small collection, attributed to Brinton by J. Alden Mason of the University Museum, consists of thirteen folders. Two contain linguistic notes on the Maya languages and another two contain drawings of pottery, objects, sites, and maps of Maya regions, primarily in Mexico. Some of the drawings are believed to be those of Carl Hermann Berendt, purchased by Daniel Brinton for the library at the University. The collection also has four scrapbooks and a book of poems written by Dr. Brinton. The collection is in fragile condition and many of the items are in need of conservation assessment, particularly the Berendt drawings.
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Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Berendt, Carl Hermann, 1817-1878 Brinton, Daniel Garrison, 1837-1899 Guzman, Panteleon de, 1652-1708
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Drawings (visual works) Faculty papers
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1919-2002
Creator:
Dam, Cornelia, d. 1983
Deshmukh, Prema
Gonzalez, Lupe
Kenyon, Jeff, 1948-
Matthews, Kenneth D., Jr., 1924-2007
Minott, Joseph A., Jr., 1922-2009
Moore, Eleanor M., b. 1899
Ray, Jeffrey R., 1949-
University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Wakely, Gillian
Extent: 23 cubic feet (20 records cartons, 8 index card boxes, 4 archival boxes, 10 oversize folders)
The Education Department was responsible for organizing and administering many of the Penn Museum's public outreach and educational programs between 1921 and 2010. The department was also responsible for maintaining the Penn Museum's film collection from the 1920s to 1987 and for administering the sale of books and objects for children between 1930 and 1972. Holdings span from 1919 to 2002 and include a wide variety of materials created by the department's staff including, but not limited to: administrative reports, correspondence, inventories, press clippings, press releases, information packets, teaching aids, and radio scripts.
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Education Department records, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Dam, Cornelia, d. 1983 Deshmukh, Prema Gonzalez, Lupe Kenyon, Jeff, 1948- Matthews, Kenneth D., Jr., 1924-2007 Minott, Joseph A., Jr., 1922-2009 Moore, Eleanor M., b. 1899 Ray, Jeffrey R., 1949- University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Wakely, Gillian
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PU-Mu. 0005
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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23 cubic feet (20 records cartons, 8 index card boxes, 4 archival boxes, 10 oversize folders)
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1919-2002
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The Education Department was responsible for organizing and administering many of the Penn Museum's public outreach and educational programs between 1921 and 2010. The department was also responsible for maintaining the Penn Museum's film collection from the 1920s to 1987 and for administering the sale of books and objects for children between 1930 and 1972. Holdings span from 1919 to 2002 and include a wide variety of materials created by the department's staff including, but not limited to: administrative reports, correspondence, inventories, press clippings, press releases, information packets, teaching aids, and radio scripts.
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Dam, Cornelia, d. 1983 Deshmukh, Prema Gonzalez, Lupe Kenyon, Jeff, 1948- Matthews, Kenneth D., Jr., 1924-2007 Minott, Joseph A., Jr., 1922-2009 Moore, Eleanor M., b. 1899 Ray, Jeffrey R., 1949- University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Wakely, Gillian
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Correspondence Inventories Photographs Scrapbooks
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1928-1964
(Bulk: 1928-1933)
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Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942
Extent: 5.2 linear feet ( )
Located approximately 12 miles west of Jerusalem, this site was originally excavated in 1911 and 1912 by Duncan Mackenzie for the Palestine Exploration Fund. Under the sponsorship of Haverford College, Haverford professor Elihu Grant undertook excavation at this mound from 1928 to 1931 and again in 1933. When the Bet Shemesh (Ain Shems) artifacts, known as the Haverford Collection, were purchased by the University Museum in 1962, the field notes, notes on pottery, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence relating to these finds were also acquired.
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Elihu Grant Beth-Shemesh excavation records
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Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942
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PU-Mu. 1032
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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5.2 linear feet ( )
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1928-1964
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1928-1933
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Located approximately 12 miles west of Jerusalem, this site was originally excavated in 1911 and 1912 by Duncan Mackenzie for the Palestine Exploration Fund. Under the sponsorship of Haverford College, Haverford professor Elihu Grant undertook excavation at this mound from 1928 to 1931 and again in 1933. When the Bet Shemesh (Ain Shems) artifacts, known as the Haverford Collection, were purchased by the University Museum in 1962, the field notes, notes on pottery, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence relating to these finds were also acquired.
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1920s 1930s
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Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 Haverford College. Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968
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Card catalogs Correspondence Field notes
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1930-1989
Creator:
Lyons, Elizabeth, b. 1912-d. 1989
Extent: 4 linear foot
Elizabeth Lyons was a native of Michigan who received her B.A. at the University of Michigan and M.A. at Michigan State University. She studied Fine Arts at the Fine Arts Institute at N.Y.U., the Musee Anquantenaire, Brussels andthe Ecole du Louvre, Paris. He rtenure with the University of Pennsylvania Museum began in 1968 following a term as lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. While working in the Asian section of the museum, Ms Lyons took a leave to work for the FOrd Foundation in their program of assistance to Southeast Asia art and archaeology. she returned to the Museum as Keeper of the Asian Section. The Elizabeth Lyons papers are four archival boxes of materials related to her professional career, personal writings, research, and photographs. A large amount of correspondence is filed with the correspondeing series.
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Elizabeth Lyons papers
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Lyons, Elizabeth, b. 1912-d. 1989
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PU-Mu. 1132
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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4 linear foot
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1930-1989
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Elizabeth Lyons was a native of Michigan who received her B.A. at the University of Michigan and M.A. at Michigan State University. She studied Fine Arts at the Fine Arts Institute at N.Y.U., the Musee Anquantenaire, Brussels andthe Ecole du Louvre, Paris. He rtenure with the University of Pennsylvania Museum began in 1968 following a term as lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. While working in the Asian section of the museum, Ms Lyons took a leave to work for the FOrd Foundation in their program of assistance to Southeast Asia art and archaeology. she returned to the Museum as Keeper of the Asian Section. The Elizabeth Lyons papers are four archival boxes of materials related to her professional career, personal writings, research, and photographs. A large amount of correspondence is filed with the correspondeing series.
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Lyons, Elizabeth, b. 1912-d. 1989 Lert, Richard, b. 1885-d. 1980 Lyons, Elizabeth, b. 1912-d. 1989 Thompson, Jim, b. 1906-d. 1967?
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Photographs Travel photography
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1930-2006
Creator:
Kohler, Ellen L., 1916-2008
Extent: 1 linear foot
Ellen L. Kohler (1916-2008) taught classical archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania (Roman and Etruscan) from 1958 until 1980. Her early field work included excavations at Kourion, Cyprus (1949, 1951, 1955) and at Sybaris (1962), but her principal work was at Gordion, Turkey, where she assisted project director Rodney Young and later Keith DeVries during 18 seasons variously between 1950 and 1982, and in 1992. Her research interests included early Phrygian animal-style carvings in wood and ivory, but she later worked almost exclusively with the inventory of 6th to 7th century Gordion tumulus burial objects. Her principal report, The Lesser Phrygian Tumuli, Part 1, was published in 1995. Dr. Kohler also served as Assistant Curator of the Mediterranean Section of the University Museum from 1958 to 1965, Registrar from 1965 to 1977, and Research Associate from 1968 until her death in 2008. She also served as Executive Editor of Gordion Publications from 1977 to 1987, and as Archivist of the Gordion Project Archives at the University Museum from 1987 to 2005.
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Ellen L. Kohler papers
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Kohler, Ellen L., 1916-2008
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PU-Mu. 1159
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1930-2006
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Ellen L. Kohler (1916-2008) taught classical archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania (Roman and Etruscan) from 1958 until 1980. Her early field work included excavations at Kourion, Cyprus (1949, 1951, 1955) and at Sybaris (1962), but her principal work was at Gordion, Turkey, where she assisted project director Rodney Young and later Keith DeVries during 18 seasons variously between 1950 and 1982, and in 1992. Her research interests included early Phrygian animal-style carvings in wood and ivory, but she later worked almost exclusively with the inventory of 6th to 7th century Gordion tumulus burial objects. Her principal report, The Lesser Phrygian Tumuli, Part 1, was published in 1995. Dr. Kohler also served as Assistant Curator of the Mediterranean Section of the University Museum from 1958 to 1965, Registrar from 1965 to 1977, and Research Associate from 1968 until her death in 2008. She also served as Executive Editor of Gordion Publications from 1977 to 1987, and as Archivist of the Gordion Project Archives at the University Museum from 1987 to 2005.
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1930-1955
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Golomshtok, Eugene Alexandrovich, 1897-1950
Extent: 2.4 linear feet
Eugene Alexandrovich Golomshtok was an emigre from Russia who arrived in the U.S. in the wake of the revolution in Russia at the age of 20. He had been a student at Kazan University and graduated from the University of California. He became affiliated with the Penn Museum under the championship of Horace Jayne then the Director. Golomshtok opened doors to archaeology in Russia and participated in two expeditions before being refused a visa in 1934 for a third. The Golomshtok Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Horace H. F. Jayne (Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum) and Golomshtok, and between the University of Pennsylvania Museum (in the person of Golomshtok and/or Jayne) and Russian authorities and institutions concerning the expeditions (1931, 1933, "1934") and other related matters (1930-1944).
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Eugene Golomshtok Papers
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Golomshtok, Eugene Alexandrovich, 1897-1950
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PU-Mu. 1059
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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2.4 linear feet
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1930-1955
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Eugene Alexandrovich Golomshtok was an emigre from Russia who arrived in the U.S. in the wake of the revolution in Russia at the age of 20. He had been a student at Kazan University and graduated from the University of California. He became affiliated with the Penn Museum under the championship of Horace Jayne then the Director. Golomshtok opened doors to archaeology in Russia and participated in two expeditions before being refused a visa in 1934 for a third. The Golomshtok Papers consist primarily of correspondence between Horace H. F. Jayne (Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum) and Golomshtok, and between the University of Pennsylvania Museum (in the person of Golomshtok and/or Jayne) and Russian authorities and institutions concerning the expeditions (1931, 1933, "1934") and other related matters (1930-1944).
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Golomshtok, Eugene Alexandrovich, 1897-1950 Fewkes, Vladimir Golomshtok, Eugene Alexandrovich, 1897-1950 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
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1893-1984
Extent: 2.8 linear foot
The Museum collections, initially displayed in the University Library in the Furness Building, were transferred to the new building in 1898. In the years that followed, the collections and the space available continued to grow and the Museum prepared both permanent and loan exhibits. The earliest Museum exhibits can be found in the records of the individual sections. An exhibit staff member was appointed in 1940; the staff remaining relatively small. Although exhibit catalogs date from 1892, few files were kept, and the photographic collections are often helpful in documenting past exhibitions. The files are arranged chronologically. Exhibit catalogs are filed separately (see Special Collections— Publications).
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Exhibits Department records
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PU-Mu. 0006
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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2.8 linear foot
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1893-1984
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The Museum collections, initially displayed in the University Library in the Furness Building, were transferred to the new building in 1898. In the years that followed, the collections and the space available continued to grow and the Museum prepared both permanent and loan exhibits. The earliest Museum exhibits can be found in the records of the individual sections. An exhibit staff member was appointed in 1940; the staff remaining relatively small. Although exhibit catalogs date from 1892, few files were kept, and the photographic collections are often helpful in documenting past exhibitions. The files are arranged chronologically. Exhibit catalogs are filed separately (see Special Collections— Publications).
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Addams, Charles, 1912-1988 Crownover, David Crumbo, Woodrow Wilson (Woody), 1912-1989 Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 Davis, Griffin J. (Griff), 1923-1993 Evans, Merlyn, 1910-1973 Wenner-Gren Foundation.
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1930-1972
(Bulk: 1930-1931)
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Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
Extent: 1.95 linear feet
Excavation at Fara, initiated by German excavators between 1902 and 1903, was resumed in 1931 by Erich Schmidt, an archaeologist working under the aegis of the University Museum. Since the Museum’s participation was limited to one season which took place between February 15 and May 19, the records pertaining to this excavation are not numerous. The textual records at Fara include general correspondence, field notes, indexes and catalogues, and publications. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the records.
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Fara, Iraq expedition records
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Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
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PU-Mu. 1020
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.95 linear feet
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1930-1972
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1930-1931
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Excavation at Fara, initiated by German excavators between 1902 and 1903, was resumed in 1931 by Erich Schmidt, an archaeologist working under the aegis of the University Museum. Since the Museum’s participation was limited to one season which took place between February 15 and May 19, the records pertaining to this excavation are not numerous. The textual records at Fara include general correspondence, field notes, indexes and catalogues, and publications. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the records.
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1930s
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Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964 Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Card catalogs Correspondence Dissertations Field notes Inventories
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1930-1963
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de Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004
Extent: 0.6 linear foot
Frederica de Laguna was born in 1906 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Theodore and Grace de Laguna, both Professors of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. Dr. de Laguna graduated summa cum laude from Bryn Mawr in 1927, winning the pretigious European Fellowship. She spent the following year in Europe topping it off with a trip to Denmark where she met Dr. Therkel Mathiassen. She accompanied him as a volunteer assistant on his expedition to Greenland. de Laguna enrolled at Columbia University where she was a University Fellow in anthropology. She attained her Ph.D. in 1933. She is known for her ground-breaking work with the Athobaskan, Eyak, Chugach and Tlingit people of Alaska. The Frederica de Laguna Alaska expedition records consist of three archival boxes and two card catalogue boxes of material. The records were organized by de Laguna by site and date requiring just minor processing of the sequence within the folders. Most of the collection is correspondence and catalogues.
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Frederica de Laguna Alaska Expedition records
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de Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004
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PU-Mu. 1077
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.6 linear foot
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1930-1963
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Frederica de Laguna was born in 1906 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the daughter of Theodore and Grace de Laguna, both Professors of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. Dr. de Laguna graduated summa cum laude from Bryn Mawr in 1927, winning the pretigious European Fellowship. She spent the following year in Europe topping it off with a trip to Denmark where she met Dr. Therkel Mathiassen. She accompanied him as a volunteer assistant on his expedition to Greenland. de Laguna enrolled at Columbia University where she was a University Fellow in anthropology. She attained her Ph.D. in 1933. She is known for her ground-breaking work with the Athobaskan, Eyak, Chugach and Tlingit people of Alaska. The Frederica de Laguna Alaska expedition records consist of three archival boxes and two card catalogue boxes of material. The records were organized by de Laguna by site and date requiring just minor processing of the sequence within the folders. Most of the collection is correspondence and catalogues.
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de Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 de Laguna, Frederica, 1906-2004 Mathiassen, Therkel, 1892-1967 Oetteking, Bruno, 1871-1960 Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Riddell, F.A. Smith-Birket, Kaj, 1893-1977
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1893-1956
(Bulk: 1893-1924)
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Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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George Byron Gordon led expeditions to Copan at the end of the nineteenth century and, with his brother MacLaren Gordon, to Alaska in 1905 and 1907. As Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and as Director of the Museum, Gordon was first to conduct regular lectures to undergraduate and graduate students in Anthropology and oversaw one of the the largest periods of Museum growth. The G.B. Gordon Central America collection includes diaries, surveying notes, reports and stories from the Copan Expeditions and the Yucatan Expedition in 1910, original stories, articles, and book reviews written by Dr. Gordon, communication with The British Museum about Maya site excavation, Gordon's introductions composed for speakers for the Saturday Afternoon Lecture Series, speeches to professional organizations, and class lectures.
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George Byron Gordon Central America expedition records
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Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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PU-Mu. 1100
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.35 linear foot
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1893-1956
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1893-1924
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George Byron Gordon led expeditions to Copan at the end of the nineteenth century and, with his brother MacLaren Gordon, to Alaska in 1905 and 1907. As Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and as Director of the Museum, Gordon was first to conduct regular lectures to undergraduate and graduate students in Anthropology and oversaw one of the the largest periods of Museum growth. The G.B. Gordon Central America collection includes diaries, surveying notes, reports and stories from the Copan Expeditions and the Yucatan Expedition in 1910, original stories, articles, and book reviews written by Dr. Gordon, communication with The British Museum about Maya site excavation, Gordon's introductions composed for speakers for the Saturday Afternoon Lecture Series, speeches to professional organizations, and class lectures.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Bowditch, Charles P., 1842-1921 Cavell, Edith, 1865-1915 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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1929-1955
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Wardle, Harriet Newell (H.N.), 1875-1964
Extent: 1.2 linear feet
Harriet Newell Wardle came to the University Museum as a volunteer after resigning her position at the Academy of Natural Sciences. She was named assistant curator in the American Section in 1931. Wardle’s work at the Museum centered on the material culture of the South American Indian tribes particularly the double cloth weaving technique and square pile hats of Peru and textiles from the Uhle expedition. The Wardle curatorial papers consist of three boxes of records. Much of the collection is devoted to correspondence, filed in several categories, alphabetically, by area of the American Section, specific object related and those letters pertaining to textiles. Numerous notes taken as a part of her extensive research on Peruvian textiles are a large portion of the research section along with general research notes. Wardle's research notes include texts for 1940s era radio broadcasts on American Indian tribes. Several of Wardle's research papers, mostly unpublished outside of the Museum Bulletin, are a part of the "publications" series.
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Harriet Newell Wardle American Section records
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Wardle, Harriet Newell (H.N.), 1875-1964
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PU-Mu. 0050
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.2 linear feet
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1929-1955
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Harriet Newell Wardle came to the University Museum as a volunteer after resigning her position at the Academy of Natural Sciences. She was named assistant curator in the American Section in 1931. Wardle’s work at the Museum centered on the material culture of the South American Indian tribes particularly the double cloth weaving technique and square pile hats of Peru and textiles from the Uhle expedition. The Wardle curatorial papers consist of three boxes of records. Much of the collection is devoted to correspondence, filed in several categories, alphabetically, by area of the American Section, specific object related and those letters pertaining to textiles. Numerous notes taken as a part of her extensive research on Peruvian textiles are a large portion of the research section along with general research notes. Wardle's research notes include texts for 1940s era radio broadcasts on American Indian tribes. Several of Wardle's research papers, mostly unpublished outside of the Museum Bulletin, are a part of the "publications" series.
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Wardle, Harriet Newell (H.N.), 1875-1964 Butler, Mary, 1903-1970 Heye, George Gustav, 1874-1957 Kelemen, Pal, 1894-1993 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Means, Philip Ainsworth, 1892-1944 Moore, Clarence B., 1852-1936 Stephens, Charles H., 1864-1940 Wardle, Harriet Newell (H.N.), 1875-1964 Wieder-Singer, Ernestine, 1910-1937 Willoughby, Charles Clark, 1857-1943
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1891-1956
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Henry C. Mercer papers
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PU-Mu. 1161
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.3 linear feet
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1891-1956
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1938-2004
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Michael, Henry N. , PhD, 1913-2006
Extent: 6 cubic feet (4 records storage cartons of papers, 1 records storage carton of index cards and 1 records storage carton of visual materials)
Henry N. Michael was an anthropologist and geographer whose research on growth rings in ancient bristlecone pine trees allowed him to develop Carbon 14 calibration, or “correcting scale.” This scale helped to resolve problems in radiocarbon dating in archaeology. Dr. Michael also published a number of works translated from Russian on various aspects of Arctic archaeology and ethnography, along with folklore of Arctic people. Holdings include research and field notes on his trips to the White Mountains in California to collect bristlecone pine samples, testing of wood samples at the Penn Museum Radiocarbon Lab, and notes and drafts of publications and translations.
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Henry N. Michael papers
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Michael, Henry N. , PhD, 1913-2006
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PU-Mu. 0069
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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6 cubic feet (4 records storage cartons of papers, 1 records storage carton of index cards and 1 records storage carton of visual materials)
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1938-2004
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Henry N. Michael was an anthropologist and geographer whose research on growth rings in ancient bristlecone pine trees allowed him to develop Carbon 14 calibration, or “correcting scale.” This scale helped to resolve problems in radiocarbon dating in archaeology. Dr. Michael also published a number of works translated from Russian on various aspects of Arctic archaeology and ethnography, along with folklore of Arctic people. Holdings include research and field notes on his trips to the White Mountains in California to collect bristlecone pine samples, testing of wood samples at the Penn Museum Radiocarbon Lab, and notes and drafts of publications and translations.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael, Henry N. , PhD, 1913-2006 Michael, Henry N. , PhD, 1913-2006 Ralph, Elizabeth K., 1911-2000 University of Pennsylvania. Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology.
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1898-1968
(Bulk: 1924-1964)
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Extent: 1.2 linear feet
J. Alden Mason, noted archaeological anthropologist and linguist, was born in Orland, Indiana and attended school in Philadelphia attaining his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. He pursued his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley completing his dissertation on the ethnography of the Salinan Indians of California. Mason was influenced by Alfred J. Kroeber while at Berkeley and Edward Sapir of the University of Pennsylvania. The J. Alden Mason curatorial years (1922-1967) produced three archival boxes of correspondence and in-house memos, along with Section reports, research notes and articles and notes for publication. This material, in addition to personal records of Dr. Mason and evidence of his scholarship were arranged into series and placed in chronological order.
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J. Alden Mason American Section records
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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PU-Mu. 0048
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.2 linear feet
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1898-1968
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1924-1964
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J. Alden Mason, noted archaeological anthropologist and linguist, was born in Orland, Indiana and attended school in Philadelphia attaining his A.B. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1907. He pursued his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley completing his dissertation on the ethnography of the Salinan Indians of California. Mason was influenced by Alfred J. Kroeber while at Berkeley and Edward Sapir of the University of Pennsylvania. The J. Alden Mason curatorial years (1922-1967) produced three archival boxes of correspondence and in-house memos, along with Section reports, research notes and articles and notes for publication. This material, in addition to personal records of Dr. Mason and evidence of his scholarship were arranged into series and placed in chronological order.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Butler, Mary, 1903-1970 Fisher, George S. Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 McHugh, Jane Mercer, Henry C., 1856-1930 Shepard, Anna Osler, 1903-1973 Uhle, Max, 1856-1944 Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945
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1912-1954
(Bulk: 1912-1936)
Creator:
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Extent: 1.4 linear feet (the collection is contained in 20 folders housed in four archival boxes with oversized plates placed in drawer 47-49 of the map case. the first box contains ten folders from expedition i and iii. box two has the remaining folders from expedition iii, and all of expedition iv, the 1951 northern tepehuan linguistic expedition, and the expedition v materials. photographs from expedition ii are contained in 21 folders in boxes three and four. )
The J.Alden Mason Linguistic Expeditions to Mexico consist of six trips to study the languages of the Northern and Southern Tepehuan Indians of the region around Durango and the Nevome of the lower Pima Bajo area. From 1912 to 1954, Mason gathered information on the languages, ceremonial activities, prayers, and botany of the Piman tribes of northern and southern Mexico. Mason took numerous photographs and his second expedition, financed by Percy C. Madeira who accompanied Mason, consisted entirely of aerial photographs of the area. The 1936 Durango Expedition with Robert M. Merrill produced photographs, plates and objects from archaeological sites like Chalchihuites and Zape in the Durango region. The photographs and plates were reproduced in a 1937 article, "Late Archaeological Sites in Durango Mexico." During this trip, Mason shot unedited film showing the indigenous people and the countryside around Durango. Two additional expeditions in 1951 and 1954 resulted in reports of the Northern Tepehuan and Nevome languages and cultures.
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J. Alden Mason linguistic expeditions to Mexico records
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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PU-Mu. 1139
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.4 linear feet (the collection is contained in 20 folders housed in four archival boxes with oversized plates placed in drawer 47-49 of the map case. the first box contains ten folders from expedition i and iii. box two has the remaining folders from expedition iii, and all of expedition iv, the 1951 northern tepehuan linguistic expedition, and the expedition v materials. photographs from expedition ii are contained in 21 folders in boxes three and four. )
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The J.Alden Mason Linguistic Expeditions to Mexico consist of six trips to study the languages of the Northern and Southern Tepehuan Indians of the region around Durango and the Nevome of the lower Pima Bajo area. From 1912 to 1954, Mason gathered information on the languages, ceremonial activities, prayers, and botany of the Piman tribes of northern and southern Mexico. Mason took numerous photographs and his second expedition, financed by Percy C. Madeira who accompanied Mason, consisted entirely of aerial photographs of the area. The 1936 Durango Expedition with Robert M. Merrill produced photographs, plates and objects from archaeological sites like Chalchihuites and Zape in the Durango region. The photographs and plates were reproduced in a 1937 article, "Late Archaeological Sites in Durango Mexico." During this trip, Mason shot unedited film showing the indigenous people and the countryside around Durango. Two additional expeditions in 1951 and 1954 resulted in reports of the Northern Tepehuan and Nevome languages and cultures.
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Fogg, John M., 1898-1982 Madeira, Percy C., Jr., 1889-1967 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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1914-1960
(Bulk: 1914-1915)
Creator:
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Extent: 0.3 linear foot
J. Alden Mason, noted archaeological anthropologist and linguist and curator of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, conducted ethnographic and archaeological research in Puerto Rico from 1914 to 1915. Holdings include field notebooks, most notably phonetic recordings of Puerto Rican folklore from Utuado, San German, Loiza, Copa, and Coamo. Notable items include a draft of the manuscript "Painted Cave Petroglyphs in Puerto Rico" from 1939 and correspondence regarding wax cylinder recordings. Included also are letters from Mason to his daughter, Kathy, and several translated tales sent to her.
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J. Alden Mason Puerto Rican survey records
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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PU-Mu. 1103
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.3 linear foot
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1914-1960
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1914-1915
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J. Alden Mason, noted archaeological anthropologist and linguist and curator of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, conducted ethnographic and archaeological research in Puerto Rico from 1914 to 1915. Holdings include field notebooks, most notably phonetic recordings of Puerto Rican folklore from Utuado, San German, Loiza, Copa, and Coamo. Notable items include a draft of the manuscript "Painted Cave Petroglyphs in Puerto Rico" from 1939 and correspondence regarding wax cylinder recordings. Included also are letters from Mason to his daughter, Kathy, and several translated tales sent to her.
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