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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1966-1978
Creator:
Redford, Donald B.
Smith, Ray Winfield
Extent: 10 linear feet (the akhenaten temple project records are contained in ten archival boxes of correspondence, reports, financial records, publicity and publication material, and contact sheets. drawings and negatives are housed separately)
The Akhenaten Temple Project was the first computer project assumed by the University of Pennsylvania Museum. It was proposed in 1965 by Ray Winfield Smith, and in 1966 he began the project with the aid of IBM’s nascent computer technology. The IBM computer was abandoned in 1976. This collection spans Ray Winfield Smith’s entire involvement as director of the project 1968-1971, and begins the career of Dr. Donald B. Redford who acted as a consultant in 1971 and has been director since 1972. The records contain papers and photographs relating to the foundation of the Akhenaten Temple Project, and are divided into seven series: Financial; Correspondence and Reports; Publications and Publicity; Project Negatives; Photographs; Drawings; Misc.
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Akhenaten Temple Project records
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Redford, Donald B. Smith, Ray Winfield
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PU-Mu. 1015
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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10 linear feet (the akhenaten temple project records are contained in ten archival boxes of correspondence, reports, financial records, publicity and publication material, and contact sheets. drawings and negatives are housed separately)
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1966-1978
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The Akhenaten Temple Project was the first computer project assumed by the University of Pennsylvania Museum. It was proposed in 1965 by Ray Winfield Smith, and in 1966 he began the project with the aid of IBM’s nascent computer technology. The IBM computer was abandoned in 1976. This collection spans Ray Winfield Smith’s entire involvement as director of the project 1968-1971, and begins the career of Dr. Donald B. Redford who acted as a consultant in 1971 and has been director since 1972. The records contain papers and photographs relating to the foundation of the Akhenaten Temple Project, and are divided into seven series: Financial; Correspondence and Reports; Publications and Publicity; Project Negatives; Photographs; Drawings; Misc.
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1960s 1970s
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English
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Redford, Donald B. Smith, Ray Winfield Redford, Donald B. Smith, Ray Winfield University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Negatives (photographic) Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1948-1973
(Bulk: 1950-1953)
Creator:
Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
Extent: 8 linear feet (the records are contained in sixteen archival boxes, six of which contain photographs, three small file boxes of card records, and some oversized drawings)
Linton Satterthwaite, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and Curator of the American Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, conducted three trips to Caracol, Belize in the 1950s to investigate a previously unknown site of Maya culture. While his primary interest was in Maya inscriptions and chronology, his journeys to Caracol yielded artifacts for the Museum, including twenty-six vessels of the early classic period, nine vessels of the late period, Stela 11, a new "giant glyph" altar, and the bottom portion of Stela 3. The Caracol expedition collection consists of 16 boxes of correspondence, field notes and notes on individual stela, altars, and stones, glyph decipherment and chronology data, information for publication, and photographs and drawings including contact sheets and photographs from Caracol, Benque Viejo, and Cayo X. Satterthwaite organized and catalogued the photographs according to the type of film used, field numbers, and monument number. The collection also contains three file boxes of card notes to the photographs and a few pieces of oversized material. Satterthwaite's "The Monuments and Inscriptions of Caracol, Belize" with co-author Carl Beetz, was published after his death. The publication materials relate to his instructions and notes for publication and Beetz' collection of Satterthwaite's monument notes for the book.
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Caracol, Belize expedition records
creator
Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
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PU-Mu. 1109
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
8 linear feet (the records are contained in sixteen archival boxes, six of which contain photographs, three small file boxes of card records, and some oversized drawings)
inclusive date
1948-1973
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1950-1953
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Linton Satterthwaite, a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and Curator of the American Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, conducted three trips to Caracol, Belize in the 1950s to investigate a previously unknown site of Maya culture. While his primary interest was in Maya inscriptions and chronology, his journeys to Caracol yielded artifacts for the Museum, including twenty-six vessels of the early classic period, nine vessels of the late period, Stela 11, a new "giant glyph" altar, and the bottom portion of Stela 3. The Caracol expedition collection consists of 16 boxes of correspondence, field notes and notes on individual stela, altars, and stones, glyph decipherment and chronology data, information for publication, and photographs and drawings including contact sheets and photographs from Caracol, Benque Viejo, and Cayo X. Satterthwaite organized and catalogued the photographs according to the type of film used, field numbers, and monument number. The collection also contains three file boxes of card notes to the photographs and a few pieces of oversized material. Satterthwaite's "The Monuments and Inscriptions of Caracol, Belize" with co-author Carl Beetz, was published after his death. The publication materials relate to his instructions and notes for publication and Beetz' collection of Satterthwaite's monument notes for the book.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1950s
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English
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Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 Goldberg, Reuben, 1937-1960 Proskouriakoff, Tatiana, 1909-1985 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 Wilcox, Horace B.
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Correspondence Field notes Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1954-1970
Creator:
Coe, William R., 1926-
Sharer, Robert J., 1940-
Extent: 5 linear feet
The records of the excavations at Chalchuapa, El Salvador include correspondence, administrative records, field notes, photographs, manuscripts and reports. The bulk of these materials originate from the 1954 excavation by William R. Coe and the 1966 analysis by Robert J. Sharer, as well as the 1969-1970 re-excavations.
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Chalchuapa, El Salvador excavation records
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Coe, William R., 1926- Sharer, Robert J., 1940-
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PU-Mu. 1111
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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5 linear feet
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1954-1970
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The records of the excavations at Chalchuapa, El Salvador include correspondence, administrative records, field notes, photographs, manuscripts and reports. The bulk of these materials originate from the 1954 excavation by William R. Coe and the 1966 analysis by Robert J. Sharer, as well as the 1969-1970 re-excavations.
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1950s 1960s 1970s
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English
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Coe, William R., 1926- Sharer, Robert J., 1940- Anderson, Bruce Coe, William R., 1926- Kirkpatrick, Muriel Sharer, Robert J., 1940- University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Manuscripts for publication Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
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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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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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
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1960-1972
Creator:
Dales, George F.
Extent: 5.5 linear feet
George Franklin Dales was born in Akron, Ohio in 1927. He received his Ph.D. at Penn in 1960 studying the history, art and archaeology of the Middle East. Dales lectured at the University of Toronto from 1961 to 1963. He returned to Penn and was appointed both assistant and then Associate Curator of the South Asian Collection at the Penn Museum and moved from Assistant to Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Regional Studies. Dales left Penn in 1972 to work at the University of California, Berkeley. The George F. Dales Papers consist of seven archival boxes of data and one card file box. The records are arranged by site-Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ceylon, Thailand and Indonesia.
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George F. Dales Papers
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Dales, George F.
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PU-Mu. 1066
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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5.5 linear feet
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1960-1972
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George Franklin Dales was born in Akron, Ohio in 1927. He received his Ph.D. at Penn in 1960 studying the history, art and archaeology of the Middle East. Dales lectured at the University of Toronto from 1961 to 1963. He returned to Penn and was appointed both assistant and then Associate Curator of the South Asian Collection at the Penn Museum and moved from Assistant to Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Regional Studies. Dales left Penn in 1972 to work at the University of California, Berkeley. The George F. Dales Papers consist of seven archival boxes of data and one card file box. The records are arranged by site-Pakistan, Afghanistan, Ceylon, Thailand and Indonesia.
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1960s 1970s
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English
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Dales, George F. Dales, George F. Kenoyer, Jonathan M.
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Card catalogs Correspondence Field notes Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1947-2008
Creator:
DeVries, Keith, 1937-2006
Kohler, Ellen L., 1916-2008
Sams, G. Kenneth (Gilbert Kenneth)
Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974
Extent: 7 linear feet
The Gordion Project collection documents the University of Pennsylvania survey and excavation of the ancient site of Gordion in central Turkey from 1947 until 2008. Collection series include excavation and conservation records under the authority of project directors Rodney S. Young (1950-1974), Keith R. DeVries (1975-1987) and G. Kenneth Sams (1988-2008) as well as fundraising and publication records during this period. Significant gaps and omissions in documentation occur after about 1990. The textual records are followed by photographs from the excavation site taken mostly between 1950 and 1975. Additional graphic material and field notebooks remain to be added to this collection.
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Gordion Project records
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DeVries, Keith, 1937-2006 Kohler, Ellen L., 1916-2008 Sams, G. Kenneth (Gilbert Kenneth) Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974
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PU-Mu. 1163
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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7 linear feet
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1947-2008
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The Gordion Project collection documents the University of Pennsylvania survey and excavation of the ancient site of Gordion in central Turkey from 1947 until 2008. Collection series include excavation and conservation records under the authority of project directors Rodney S. Young (1950-1974), Keith R. DeVries (1975-1987) and G. Kenneth Sams (1988-2008) as well as fundraising and publication records during this period. Significant gaps and omissions in documentation occur after about 1990. The textual records are followed by photographs from the excavation site taken mostly between 1950 and 1975. Additional graphic material and field notebooks remain to be added to this collection.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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DeVries, Keith, 1937-2006 Kohler, Ellen L., 1916-2008 Sams, G. Kenneth (Gilbert Kenneth) Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974 Brixhe, Claude Daniel, J. F. (John Franklin), 1910-1948 DeVries, Keith, 1937-2006 Dyson, Robert H., 1927- Edwards, G. Roger, 1914-2009 Kohler, Ellen L., 1916-2008 Kuniholm, Peter I. Payne, Sebastian, b. 1945 Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Ralph, Elizabeth K., 1911-2000 Sams, G. Kenneth (Gilbert Kenneth) Simpson, Elizabeth, b.1947 Voigt, Mary M., b.1939 Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974
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Card catalogs Correspondence Faculty papers Field notes Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1965-2005
(Bulk: 1980-1996)
Creator:
Possehl, , Gregory L., Dr., b. 1941
Extent: 54 cubic feet (the collection consists of twelve records storage containers of correspondence, thirty-seven records storage containers of original notes and data, plus two file boxes of bibliographic cards and note cards )
Gregory L. Possehl, known for his discoveries in India and Pakistan, was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1941 and studied at the University of Washington and the University of Chicago attaining his Ph.D.in anthropology from the latter in 1974. Possehl's field work in Pakistan and India explored the Harappan civilization who populated the Gujarat region of India including the sites of Rojdi, Oriyo Timbo, and Babar Kot from 2500 BC to 2000 BC. Possehl was funded for his work from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Possehl is also a noted professor at Penn in the Departments of Anthropology and Oriental Studies and a curator in the Asian section of the Penn Museum. He published award-winning books on the Harappan civilization and trained many future scholars in the field. The Gregory L. Possehl Indus Civilization papers are composed of twelve boxes of correspondence, a seven box visual archive of negatives, slides, photographs and drawings and twenty-three boxes of field data, notebooks, field cards, analysis, professional and publication material and correspondence related to the individual sites and years of the expeditions. There are two small file boxes of notes and a bibliography. Oversize maps, drawings and photographs are placed in eight drawers in the map case.
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Gregory L. Possehl Indus Civilization papers
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Possehl, , Gregory L., Dr., b. 1941
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PU-Mu. 1067
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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54 cubic feet (the collection consists of twelve records storage containers of correspondence, thirty-seven records storage containers of original notes and data, plus two file boxes of bibliographic cards and note cards )
inclusive date
1965-2005
bulk date
1980-1996
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Gregory L. Possehl, known for his discoveries in India and Pakistan, was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1941 and studied at the University of Washington and the University of Chicago attaining his Ph.D.in anthropology from the latter in 1974. Possehl's field work in Pakistan and India explored the Harappan civilization who populated the Gujarat region of India including the sites of Rojdi, Oriyo Timbo, and Babar Kot from 2500 BC to 2000 BC. Possehl was funded for his work from the late 1970s to the mid 1990s by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Possehl is also a noted professor at Penn in the Departments of Anthropology and Oriental Studies and a curator in the Asian section of the Penn Museum. He published award-winning books on the Harappan civilization and trained many future scholars in the field. The Gregory L. Possehl Indus Civilization papers are composed of twelve boxes of correspondence, a seven box visual archive of negatives, slides, photographs and drawings and twenty-three boxes of field data, notebooks, field cards, analysis, professional and publication material and correspondence related to the individual sites and years of the expeditions. There are two small file boxes of notes and a bibliography. Oversize maps, drawings and photographs are placed in eight drawers in the map case.
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Possehl, , Gregory L., Dr., b. 1941 Fairservis,, Walter A., 1921-1994 Possehl, , Gregory L., Dr., b. 1941
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Card catalogs Correspondence Field notes Maps Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1934-1997
Creator:
Cotter, John L., 1911-1999
Extent: 10.4 linear feet
John Lambert Cotter is widely considered to have been a pioneer in American historical archaeology in a career. He began his career, that spanned some sixty-five years, studying and working in traditional prehistoric archaeology, earnestly beginning his explorations in historical archaeology in the 1950s. The textual records from Dr. John L. Cotter consist of 26 boxes of correspondence, teaching materials, archaeological field notes, reports, and publications.
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John L. Cotter papers
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Cotter, John L., 1911-1999
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PU-Mu. 1096
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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10.4 linear feet
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1934-1997
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John Lambert Cotter is widely considered to have been a pioneer in American historical archaeology in a career. He began his career, that spanned some sixty-five years, studying and working in traditional prehistoric archaeology, earnestly beginning his explorations in historical archaeology in the 1950s. The textual records from Dr. John L. Cotter consist of 26 boxes of correspondence, teaching materials, archaeological field notes, reports, and publications.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Cotter, John L., 1911-1999 Cotter, John L., 1911-1999
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Correspondence Photographs
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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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1946-1991
Creator:
Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912
Extent: 13 linear feet
The collection of Schuyler Van Rensselaer Cammann’s papers, member of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania 1948-1982 and Associate Curator of the East Asian Collections 1948-1955, consist of 13 linear feet of correspondence; published and unpublished papers and book reviews; lectures; research notes; unpublished fiction; photographs; drawings; employment history at the University of Pennsylvania; teaching materials; and travels and tours. Professor Cammann wrote, lectured, taught, and consulted in several geographic areas (including China, Tibet, Mongolia, Japan) on such topics as textiles, carpets, art, ivory, snuff bottles, Magic Squares, and symbolism. He authored four books and hundreds of articles and reviews, and presented considerable number of lectures to various meetings, organizations and conferences.
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Schuyler V. R. Cammann papers
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Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912
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PU-Mu. 1146
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
13 linear feet
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1946-1991
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The collection of Schuyler Van Rensselaer Cammann’s papers, member of the Department of Oriental Studies at the University of Pennsylvania 1948-1982 and Associate Curator of the East Asian Collections 1948-1955, consist of 13 linear feet of correspondence; published and unpublished papers and book reviews; lectures; research notes; unpublished fiction; photographs; drawings; employment history at the University of Pennsylvania; teaching materials; and travels and tours. Professor Cammann wrote, lectured, taught, and consulted in several geographic areas (including China, Tibet, Mongolia, Japan) on such topics as textiles, carpets, art, ivory, snuff bottles, Magic Squares, and symbolism. He authored four books and hundreds of articles and reviews, and presented considerable number of lectures to various meetings, organizations and conferences.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912 Bodde, Derk, b. 1909-d. 2003 Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1929-1970
(Bulk: 1939-1942)
Creator:
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
At the turn of the century, the Río Grande de Coclé changed course, revealing the site of a pre-Columbian cemetery when pottery and gold ornaments were washed out of the river banks. In 1940 the University of Pennsylvania Museum began to excavate Sitio Conte, which belonged to a private landowner, located in the province of Coclé. A very small portion of the pre-Columbian cemetery, estimated to cover four or five acres in its entirety, was selected for excavation. The expedition yielded 6,600 pounds of pottery and stone. The textual records consist of 1.5 linear feet of field notes, diaries, and object cards; correspondence; administrative records concerning contracts, expenses, transportation, and equipment; and unpublished and published reports and articles concerning findings. The arrangement of the records became apparent after some research, for the original order had been lost. Most of the original folder titles, however, have been maintained.
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Sitio Conte, Panama expedition records
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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PU-Mu. 1108
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.5 linear feet
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1929-1970
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1939-1942
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At the turn of the century, the Río Grande de Coclé changed course, revealing the site of a pre-Columbian cemetery when pottery and gold ornaments were washed out of the river banks. In 1940 the University of Pennsylvania Museum began to excavate Sitio Conte, which belonged to a private landowner, located in the province of Coclé. A very small portion of the pre-Columbian cemetery, estimated to cover four or five acres in its entirety, was selected for excavation. The expedition yielded 6,600 pounds of pottery and stone. The textual records consist of 1.5 linear feet of field notes, diaries, and object cards; correspondence; administrative records concerning contracts, expenses, transportation, and equipment; and unpublished and published reports and articles concerning findings. The arrangement of the records became apparent after some research, for the original order had been lost. Most of the original folder titles, however, have been maintained.
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1930s 1940s
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English
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963 Madeira, Percy C., Jr., 1889-1967 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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