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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
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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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s 1860s 1870s 1880s 1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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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]
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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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]
1977-1981
Creator:
Biddle, Martin, b. 1937
Extent: 16.4 linear feet
Martin Biddle was the Director of the University Museum from 1978 to 1981. In addition, he served as a Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. His administrative records consist of forty archival boxes of correspondence, administrative memos and reports and material related to exhibitions. The records are in two series; alphabetical and chronological.
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Martin Biddle Director's Office records
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Biddle, Martin, b. 1937
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PU-Mu. 0001.08
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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16.4 linear feet
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1977-1981
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Martin Biddle was the Director of the University Museum from 1978 to 1981. In addition, he served as a Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania. His administrative records consist of forty archival boxes of correspondence, administrative memos and reports and material related to exhibitions. The records are in two series; alphabetical and chronological.
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1970s 1980s
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English
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Biddle, Martin, b. 1937 Biddle, Martin, b. 1937 Bruckner, Geraldine M., b. 1901-d. 1982 Craig, Richard T. Dyson, Robert H., 1927- Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Ralph, Elizabeth K., 1911-2000
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