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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]
1967-2005
(Bulk: 1968-1975)
Creator:
Wailes, Bernard, 1934-
Extent: 3 linear feet
The Dun Ailinne, Ireland Excavation Records are housed in 5 boxes, plus oversized material in Print Cabinet P-11 and Map Case M-10. It includes correspondence, financial records, field notes, maps and drawings, artifact drawings, information regarding artifact analysis, progress reports and publications, artifact inventories, photographic prints and negatives and 35 mm slides from years ranging from 1968 to 2005 (Bulk 1968-1975).
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Dún Ailinne, Ireland Excavation Records
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Wailes, Bernard, 1934-
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PU-Mu. 1137.2008
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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3 linear feet
inclusive date
1967-2005
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1968-1975
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The Dun Ailinne, Ireland Excavation Records are housed in 5 boxes, plus oversized material in Print Cabinet P-11 and Map Case M-10. It includes correspondence, financial records, field notes, maps and drawings, artifact drawings, information regarding artifact analysis, progress reports and publications, artifact inventories, photographic prints and negatives and 35 mm slides from years ranging from 1968 to 2005 (Bulk 1968-1975).
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s
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English
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Wailes, Bernard, 1934- Johnston, Susan A. Ryan, Kathleen Wailes, Bernard, 1934-
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Correspondence Field notes Inventories Maps Negatives (photographic) Photographic prints Site plans Travel photography
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1949-2003
(Bulk: 1962-1965)
Creator:
Elder, Jacob D., 1913-2003
Extent: 5 linear feet
Born in Trinidad in 1913, Jacob Elder was a primary school tescher and community development officer before attending Penn to study for his doctorate in folklore. Elder specialized in the traditional music of Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to his scholarly studies, Elder worked to develop the Steel Band and song competitions in his native land to encourage the restless youth to find purpose and fulfillment. Manuscript holdings include approximately two linear feet of cultural material, research, working manuscript and disertation, song, lyric and interview transcriptions, folktales, stories and scripts. The West Indies Recordings contain approximately 160 hours of recorded sound collected in Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, and St. Vincent between 1959-1965, during Elder’s dissertation fieldwork.
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Jacob D. Elder Papers, Folklore Archives
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Elder, Jacob D., 1913-2003
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PU-Mu.4006
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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5 linear feet
inclusive date
1949-2003
bulk date
1962-1965
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Born in Trinidad in 1913, Jacob Elder was a primary school tescher and community development officer before attending Penn to study for his doctorate in folklore. Elder specialized in the traditional music of Trinidad and Tobago. In addition to his scholarly studies, Elder worked to develop the Steel Band and song competitions in his native land to encourage the restless youth to find purpose and fulfillment. Manuscript holdings include approximately two linear feet of cultural material, research, working manuscript and disertation, song, lyric and interview transcriptions, folktales, stories and scripts. The West Indies Recordings contain approximately 160 hours of recorded sound collected in Trinidad, Tobago, Grenada, and St. Vincent between 1959-1965, during Elder’s dissertation fieldwork.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s
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English
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Elder, Jacob D., 1913-2003 Cloak, F. Theodore, 1938-1998 Elder, Jacob D., 1913-2003 Hill, Errol, 1921-2003 Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002
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Dissertations
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1956-2003
(Bulk: 1960-1989)
Creator:
Bordaz, Jacques, 1926-2000
Bordaz, Louise Alpers, b. 1941
Extent: 13.8 linear feet
Jacques Bordaz (1926-2000) was a French-born anthropologist and archaeologist who conducted field work and research at Native-American sites from 1949-1963, and at Neanderthal and Neolithic sites in Iraq and Turkey since 1960. Along with his wife, fellow archaeologist Louise Alpers Bordaz (1941-2002), he excavated and studied the Neolithic sites of Suberde and Erbaba in southwestern Turkey between 1964 and 1978. A major focus of both of these projects was the study of the manufacture and use of stone tools. The Suberde project included an analysis of animal bone remains to determine patterns of hunting and stock-raising, and the Erbaba project included analysis of Neolithic pottery. Jacques and Louise Bordaz subsequently undertook a joint study of the traditional crafts of Turkey. The Jacques Bordaz papers consist of 13.8 linear feet of textual documents from 1958 to 2003 (bulk 1960-1989) and photographs from 1956 to 1977. The greater part of the collection (7.5 linear feet, including card indexes) relates to the Suberde and Erbaba projects. There are a few files related to the Neanderthal site of Shanidar Cave in northern Iraq, excavated under the direction of Robert Solecki (1960-1961), a survey of the Dandalas Valley in southwestern Turkey (1962), and a curious collection of Termatrex data sheets intended for analysis and interpretation of a number of sites in Turkey and the Middle East. The collection includes records pertaining to the early teaching careers of both Jacques and Louise Bordaz, but there is virtually no record of Bordaz’ Native-American research except for a small file from the Mott’s Point site in New York, and some photographic prints from the Penitas project in Mexico. Text files concerning traditional crafts of Turkey are not well represented. About 30% of the files in this collection are in French. A collection of slides documenting the Karatas, Suberde and Erbaba sites, as well as a significant collection of slides pertaining to the traditional crafts of Turkey, is filed separately.
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Jacques Bordaz papers
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Bordaz, Jacques, 1926-2000 Bordaz, Louise Alpers, b. 1941
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PU-Mu. 1167
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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13.8 linear feet
inclusive date
1956-2003
bulk date
1960-1989
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Jacques Bordaz (1926-2000) was a French-born anthropologist and archaeologist who conducted field work and research at Native-American sites from 1949-1963, and at Neanderthal and Neolithic sites in Iraq and Turkey since 1960. Along with his wife, fellow archaeologist Louise Alpers Bordaz (1941-2002), he excavated and studied the Neolithic sites of Suberde and Erbaba in southwestern Turkey between 1964 and 1978. A major focus of both of these projects was the study of the manufacture and use of stone tools. The Suberde project included an analysis of animal bone remains to determine patterns of hunting and stock-raising, and the Erbaba project included analysis of Neolithic pottery. Jacques and Louise Bordaz subsequently undertook a joint study of the traditional crafts of Turkey. The Jacques Bordaz papers consist of 13.8 linear feet of textual documents from 1958 to 2003 (bulk 1960-1989) and photographs from 1956 to 1977. The greater part of the collection (7.5 linear feet, including card indexes) relates to the Suberde and Erbaba projects. There are a few files related to the Neanderthal site of Shanidar Cave in northern Iraq, excavated under the direction of Robert Solecki (1960-1961), a survey of the Dandalas Valley in southwestern Turkey (1962), and a curious collection of Termatrex data sheets intended for analysis and interpretation of a number of sites in Turkey and the Middle East. The collection includes records pertaining to the early teaching careers of both Jacques and Louise Bordaz, but there is virtually no record of Bordaz’ Native-American research except for a small file from the Mott’s Point site in New York, and some photographic prints from the Penitas project in Mexico. Text files concerning traditional crafts of Turkey are not well represented. About 30% of the files in this collection are in French. A collection of slides documenting the Karatas, Suberde and Erbaba sites, as well as a significant collection of slides pertaining to the traditional crafts of Turkey, is filed separately.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Bordaz, Jacques, 1926-2000 Bordaz, Louise Alpers, b. 1941 Solecki, Ralph S. , b. 1917
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1954-2003
(Bulk: 1960-1965)
Creator:
Reina, Ruben E., 1924-
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
Ruben Reina was born in 1924 in Argentina and educated at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His first appointment was as an Instructor of Anthropology and Sociology at Women's College at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Reina followed this teaching experience with an Assistant Professorship in Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico for the academic year 1956-1957 and then assumed an Assistant Professorship in the Anthropology Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Ruben E. Reina's fieldwork began while he was an undergraduate with expeditions in the Guatemalan Highlands, Mexico, and a mountain community in North Carolina. Subsequent trips took him to Puerto Rico; Peten, Guatemala; British Honduras; the Yucatan; Argentina; Spain; Brazil; British Guiana; Turkey; Iran(Hasanlu expedition); and Antigua, Zunil, and Coban, Guatemala. Dr. Reina also did extensive ethnohistoric research at the Archivo General de Indias in Seville Spain. The Ruben E. Reina papers consist of two archival boxes of correspondence, field notes, writings, Penn Museum exhibits, photographs and films.
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Ruben E. Reina Papers
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Reina, Ruben E., 1924-
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PU-Mu. 1156
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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2.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1954-2003
bulk date
1960-1965
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Ruben Reina was born in 1924 in Argentina and educated at the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His first appointment was as an Instructor of Anthropology and Sociology at Women's College at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Reina followed this teaching experience with an Assistant Professorship in Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico for the academic year 1956-1957 and then assumed an Assistant Professorship in the Anthropology Department of the University of Pennsylvania. Ruben E. Reina's fieldwork began while he was an undergraduate with expeditions in the Guatemalan Highlands, Mexico, and a mountain community in North Carolina. Subsequent trips took him to Puerto Rico; Peten, Guatemala; British Honduras; the Yucatan; Argentina; Spain; Brazil; British Guiana; Turkey; Iran(Hasanlu expedition); and Antigua, Zunil, and Coban, Guatemala. Dr. Reina also did extensive ethnohistoric research at the Archivo General de Indias in Seville Spain. The Ruben E. Reina papers consist of two archival boxes of correspondence, field notes, writings, Penn Museum exhibits, photographs and films.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s
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English
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Reina, Ruben E., 1924- Broman de Morales, Vivian Dyson, Robert H., 1927- Reina, Ruben E., 1924-
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Manuscripts for publication Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1938-2005
(Bulk: 1963-1992)
Creator:
Davenport, William H., 1922-2004
Extent: 10 linear feet
The William H. Davenport collection includes records from field research in the Santa Cruz Islands, Guadalcanal and San Cristobal Islands, and other Solomon Islands; the Moluccas and Sulawesi in Indonesia; and Sarawak in Malaysia, among other locations. Materials span the period from 1952-2002 and contain records primarily related to Davenport's field research, professional activities, student mentoring, and articles and publications.
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William H. Davenport papers
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Davenport, William H., 1922-2004
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PU-Mu. 1133.2005.20
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
10 linear feet
inclusive date
1938-2005
bulk date
1963-1992
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The William H. Davenport collection includes records from field research in the Santa Cruz Islands, Guadalcanal and San Cristobal Islands, and other Solomon Islands; the Moluccas and Sulawesi in Indonesia; and Sarawak in Malaysia, among other locations. Materials span the period from 1952-2002 and contain records primarily related to Davenport's field research, professional activities, student mentoring, and articles and publications.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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English
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Davenport, William H., 1922-2004 Davenport, Nancy Davenport, William H., 1922-2004 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Birth certificates Correspondence Faculty papers Field notes Maps Military records Scrapbooks Syllabi
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