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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1966-1978
Creator:
Redford, Donald B.
Smith, Ray Winfield
Extent: 2 linear feet
The Akhenaten Temple Project was the first computer project assumed by the University of Pennsylvania Museum. It was proposed in 1965 by Ray Winfeild 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 five series: Financial; Correspondence and Reports; Project Negatives; Photographs; 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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2 linear feet
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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 Winfeild 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 five series: Financial; Correspondence and Reports; Project Negatives; Photographs; 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]
1929-1933
Creator:
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, drawings, photographs, and correspondence relating to these finds were also acquired.
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Bet Shemesh, Israel 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
inclusive date
1929-1933
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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, drawings, photographs, and correspondence relating to these finds were also acquired.
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1920s 1930s
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English
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Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 Haverford College.
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Card catalogs Correspondence Field notes
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
id
PU-Mu.1109
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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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
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Correspondence Field notes Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1954-1970
Creator:
Coe, William R., 1926-, Creator
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-, Creator Sharer, Robert J., 1940-
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PU-Mu.1111
repository
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- Coe, William R., 1926- Sharer, Robert J., 1940- University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Manuscripts for publication Photographs
Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1925-1988
Creator:
Blum, Charles William, Jr., 1925-1991
Extent: 1.1 linear feet (4 boxes)
Charles William Blum, Jr. (1925-1991), an artist known for magical realism, lived and worked in New York; San Miguel, Mexico; and Spain. His papers, dating from 1925 to 1988, document his personal life through letters, journals, photographs and memorabilia. In particular, Blum's papers cover numerous topics including his work as an artist; his relationships with Robert Davison and Salvatore Saraceno; his opinions on love, romance and homosexuality; expatriate life in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico; and his opinions on the literary, theatrical, and modern dance scenes of the 1950s.
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Charles Blum, Jr. papers
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Blum, Charles William, Jr., 1925-1991
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 936
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University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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1.1 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1925-1988
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Charles William Blum, Jr. (1925-1991), an artist known for magical realism, lived and worked in New York; San Miguel, Mexico; and Spain. His papers, dating from 1925 to 1988, document his personal life through letters, journals, photographs and memorabilia. In particular, Blum's papers cover numerous topics including his work as an artist; his relationships with Robert Davison and Salvatore Saraceno; his opinions on love, romance and homosexuality; expatriate life in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico; and his opinions on the literary, theatrical, and modern dance scenes of the 1950s.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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English
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Blum, Charles William, Jr., 1925-1991 Blum, Charles William, Jr., 1925-1991 Davison, Robert, b. 1922 Saraceno, Salvatore, b. circa 1931
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Correspondence Journals (accounts) Negatives (photographic) Photographs
Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1956-2008
Creator:
Samitz, Doris, 1923-2008
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Doris Samitz (1923-2008), an art enthusiast, was involved in the Philadelphia art scene. This collection documents her involvement with the Arts Council of the Broad Street "Y" and the Barnes Foundation from the 1950s until her death, but particularly during the 1960s and the 1970s.
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Doris Samitz papers
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Samitz, Doris, 1923-2008
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 933
repository
University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1956-2008
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Doris Samitz (1923-2008), an art enthusiast, was involved in the Philadelphia art scene. This collection documents her involvement with the Arts Council of the Broad Street "Y" and the Barnes Foundation from the 1950s until her death, but particularly during the 1960s and the 1970s.
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1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Samitz, Doris, 1923-2008 Barnes Foundation. Art Department. De Mazia, Violette, 1899-1988
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Brochures Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Newsletters Works of art
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1929-1944
(Bulk: 1931-1932)
Creator:
Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
Extent: 25 linear feet
From 1931-1933, The University Museum sponsored Erich Schmidt's excavations and survey at Tepe Hissar and sites around the city Damghan, both in Northwestern Iran, near the Caspian sea. These sites were unique because they were the first American excavations in Iran, but more particuarly because of the long time span represented in the archaeological record. Remains from the Bronze Age to the Islamic era were collected, but Schmidt focused his investigation on the Bronze Age and Sassanian eras.
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Erich F. Schmidt excavation records from Tepe Hissar, Iran
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Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
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PU-Mu.1026
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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25 linear feet
inclusive date
1929-1944
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1931-1932
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From 1931-1933, The University Museum sponsored Erich Schmidt's excavations and survey at Tepe Hissar and sites around the city Damghan, both in Northwestern Iran, near the Caspian sea. These sites were unique because they were the first American excavations in Iran, but more particuarly because of the long time span represented in the archaeological record. Remains from the Bronze Age to the Islamic era were collected, but Schmidt focused his investigation on the Bronze Age and Sassanian eras.
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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1930s
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English
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Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964 Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
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Correspondence Field notes Manuscripts for publication Maps Photographic prints Site plans
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1930-1972
(Bulk: 1930-1931)
Creator:
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
creator
Schmidt, Erich Friedrich, 1897-1964
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PU-Mu.1020
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
1.95 linear feet
inclusive date
1930-1972
bulk date
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 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1930s
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English
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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
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1895-1904
Creator:
Furness, William H., III
Harrison, Alfred Craven, Jr., 1869-1925
Hiller, Hiram Milliken, 1867-1921
Extent: 4.4 linear feet
Between 1895 and 1901, William Furness, III., Alfred C. Harrison, Jr., and Hiram M. Hiller made a series of extended trips to Oceania, South and Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Furness, Harrison, and Hiller all donated or sold substantial collections of ethnographic, archaeological, and skeletal material acquired on the voyages to the Penn Museum. The Furness, Harrison, and Hiller collections, particularly those from Oceania, are extensive and reasonably well-documented for their time.
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Furness, Harrison and Hiller expedition records
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Furness, William H., III Harrison, Alfred Craven, Jr., 1869-1925 Hiller, Hiram Milliken, 1867-1921
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PU-Mu.1060
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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4.4 linear feet
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1895-1904
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Between 1895 and 1901, William Furness, III., Alfred C. Harrison, Jr., and Hiram M. Hiller made a series of extended trips to Oceania, South and Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Furness, Harrison, and Hiller all donated or sold substantial collections of ethnographic, archaeological, and skeletal material acquired on the voyages to the Penn Museum. The Furness, Harrison, and Hiller collections, particularly those from Oceania, are extensive and reasonably well-documented for their time.
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1890s 1900s
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English
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Furness, William H., III Harrison, Alfred Craven, Jr., 1869-1925 Hiller, Hiram Milliken, 1867-1921 Furness, William H., III Harrison, Alfred Craven, Jr., 1869-1925 Hiller, Hiram Milliken, 1867-1921
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Correspondence Field notes Manuscripts for publication Maps Photographic prints Site plans Travelogs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1956-1964
(Bulk: 1956-1962)
Creator:
Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
Extent: 6 linear feet
James Pritchard, first Curator of Biblical Archaeology, Professor of Religious Thought, Associate Director (1967-1976), and Director (1976-1977) at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, conducted his primary fieldwork in three sites in the Near East Of these, locating the site of Ancient Gibeon (El-Jib) in Jordan was perhaps Pritchard’s most notable accomplishment. He and his team conducted five seasons of fieldwork here, discovering three prominent architectural features: a tunnel, pool, and the city wall. The archival records for these excavations consist six linear feet of field notes, reports, a field diary, correspondence, object catalogues, drawings, photographs and a photographic catalogue, an annotated map, publication notes, and financial records.
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Gibeon expedition records
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Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
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PU-Mu.1033
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
6 linear feet
inclusive date
1956-1964
bulk date
1956-1962
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James Pritchard, first Curator of Biblical Archaeology, Professor of Religious Thought, Associate Director (1967-1976), and Director (1976-1977) at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, conducted his primary fieldwork in three sites in the Near East Of these, locating the site of Ancient Gibeon (El-Jib) in Jordan was perhaps Pritchard’s most notable accomplishment. He and his team conducted five seasons of fieldwork here, discovering three prominent architectural features: a tunnel, pool, and the city wall. The archival records for these excavations consist six linear feet of field notes, reports, a field diary, correspondence, object catalogues, drawings, photographs and a photographic catalogue, an annotated map, publication notes, and financial records.
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1950s 1960s
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1950s 1960s
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English
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Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Card catalogs Correspondence Field notes Photographic prints
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1900-1933
(Bulk: 1900-1917)
Creator:
Dohan, Edith Hall, 1877-1943
Hawkes, Harriet B.
Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921
Extent: 1 linear feet
The textual records from the excavations of Gournia and the papers of Harriet Boyd Hawes consist of one linear foot of correspondence, financial records, field notes and drawings, drafts of lectures and materials for publication, and research notes. The records have been compiled from several sources, none of which contributed a significant original order. Sources of the records include the files of the American Exploration Society, the records of University of Pennsylvania Museum Mediterranean Section Curator Sara Yorke Stevenson, and the papers of Harriet Boyd Hawes, contributed to the Archives on two occasions (in 1973, by her son Alexander Hawes, and in 1993 by her daughter Mrs. Mary Allsebrook via researcher Dr. Vasso Fotou.
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Gournia, Crete expedition records
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Dohan, Edith Hall, 1877-1943 Hawkes, Harriet B. Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921
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PU-Mu.1038
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1 linear feet
inclusive date
1900-1933
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1900-1917
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The textual records from the excavations of Gournia and the papers of Harriet Boyd Hawes consist of one linear foot of correspondence, financial records, field notes and drawings, drafts of lectures and materials for publication, and research notes. The records have been compiled from several sources, none of which contributed a significant original order. Sources of the records include the files of the American Exploration Society, the records of University of Pennsylvania Museum Mediterranean Section Curator Sara Yorke Stevenson, and the papers of Harriet Boyd Hawes, contributed to the Archives on two occasions (in 1973, by her son Alexander Hawes, and in 1993 by her daughter Mrs. Mary Allsebrook via researcher Dr. Vasso Fotou.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1900s 1910s
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English
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Dohan, Edith Hall, 1877-1943 Hawkes, Harriet B. Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921
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Correspondence Field notes
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1906-1945
(Bulk: 1906-1907)
Creator:
Le Plongeon, Augustus, 1826-1908
Smith, Henry L.
Extent: 05 linear foot (the collection consists of one folder of material; thirteen letters, an article, a program, and the signature of henry l. smith)
The Henry L. Smith collection of Augustus Le Plongeon correspondence documents the letters received by Henry L. Smith from the photographer, antiquarian, and amateur archaeologist, Augustus Le Plongeon in 1906 and 1907. Le Plongeon is most noted for his photographs in the Northern Yucatan during travels with his wife, Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, during a thirteen year period from 1873 to 1885. These photographs depict ancient ruins and inscriptions some of which were later damaged or destroyed. The collection consists of one folder of thirteen letters from Le Plongeon, and two additional pieces of information sent to Henry L. Smith, an article from Appleton's Booklovers Magazine and a brochure from the Lowell Institute. H. L. Smith's signature is found on a label for the letters.
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Henry L. Smith collection of Augustus Le Plongeon correspondence
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Le Plongeon, Augustus, 1826-1908 Smith, Henry L.
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PU-Mu.1099
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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05 linear foot (the collection consists of one folder of material; thirteen letters, an article, a program, and the signature of henry l. smith)
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1906-1945
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1906-1907
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The Henry L. Smith collection of Augustus Le Plongeon correspondence documents the letters received by Henry L. Smith from the photographer, antiquarian, and amateur archaeologist, Augustus Le Plongeon in 1906 and 1907. Le Plongeon is most noted for his photographs in the Northern Yucatan during travels with his wife, Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, during a thirteen year period from 1873 to 1885. These photographs depict ancient ruins and inscriptions some of which were later damaged or destroyed. The collection consists of one folder of thirteen letters from Le Plongeon, and two additional pieces of information sent to Henry L. Smith, an article from Appleton's Booklovers Magazine and a brochure from the Lowell Institute. H. L. Smith's signature is found on a label for the letters.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s
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1900s
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English
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Le Plongeon, Augustus, 1826-1908 Smith, Henry L. Colvin, Verplanck, 1847-1920 Gates, William E., 1863-1940 Le Plongeon, Augustus, 1826-1908
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Correspondence
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1914-1960
(Bulk: 1914-1915)
Creator:
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Extent: 0.3 linear foot (15 folders in manuscript box)
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
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.3 linear foot (15 folders in manuscript box)
inclusive date
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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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1910s
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English
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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Correspondence Field notes Manuscripts for publication
Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1912-2012
Creator:
Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
John "Jack" Borland Thayer (1894-1945) and his mother, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer (circa 1872-1944), survived the sinking of the Titanic along with only 705 other people. His father, John Borland Thayer (1862-1912) died during the only voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. The John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic, contains first-hand accounts of the sinking, Thayer family material, and more recent material documenting the continued interest in and efforts to memorialize the tragedy.
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John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic
creator
Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 968
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University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
extent
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1912-2012
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John "Jack" Borland Thayer (1894-1945) and his mother, Marian Longstreth Morris Thayer (circa 1872-1944), survived the sinking of the Titanic along with only 705 other people. His father, John Borland Thayer (1862-1912) died during the only voyage of the "unsinkable" ship. The John B. Thayer memorial collection of the sinking of the Titanic, contains first-hand accounts of the sinking, Thayer family material, and more recent material documenting the continued interest in and efforts to memorialize the tragedy.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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English
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Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1894-1945 Ismay, J. Bruce (Joseph Bruce), 1862-1937 Thayer, John B. (John Borland), 1862-1912 Thayer, Marian Longstreth Morris, 1873-1944 Titanic (Steamship).
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Memoirs Photographs Typescripts
Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Manuscripts [Contact Us]
1822-1853
Creator:
Williams, John W. (John Worthington), 1803-1837
Extent: 0.4 linear feet (1 box)
John W. Williams (1803-1837) served as one of the editors of the magazine American Quarterly Review and of the National Gazette. The John W. Williams correspondence dates from 1822 to 1853 and largely documents Williams' personal and business life until the time of his death through letters from family, friends, authors, and editors.
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John W. Williams correspondence
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Williams, John W. (John Worthington), 1803-1837
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 951
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University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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0.4 linear feet (1 box)
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1822-1853
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John W. Williams (1803-1837) served as one of the editors of the magazine American Quarterly Review and of the National Gazette. The John W. Williams correspondence dates from 1822 to 1853 and largely documents Williams' personal and business life until the time of his death through letters from family, friends, authors, and editors.
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1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s
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English
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Williams, John W. (John Worthington), 1803-1837 American quarterly review. National gazette and literary register (Philadelphia, Pa. : Semiweekly).
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Correspondence
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1983-2003
Creator:
Blumenreich, Julia
Extent: 1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
Julia Blumenreich is a Philadelphia-based poet and editor of the poetry journal 6ix. This collection documents her work as a poet as well as her editorship of 6ix from 1991 to 1998. To a lesser degree, the collection touches on her personal and family life with her husband Gilbert Ott (1950-2004) and her daughter Willa.
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Julia Blumenreich papers
creator
Blumenreich, Julia
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 928
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University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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1.6 linear feet (4 boxes)
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1983-2003
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Julia Blumenreich is a Philadelphia-based poet and editor of the poetry journal 6ix. This collection documents her work as a poet as well as her editorship of 6ix from 1991 to 1998. To a lesser degree, the collection touches on her personal and family life with her husband Gilbert Ott (1950-2004) and her daughter Willa.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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English
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Blumenreich, Julia Ott, Gil
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Correspondence Poems
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1936-1938
Creator:
Bache, Charles, 1902-1942
Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965
Extent: 0.32 linear feet
Excavation at Khafajah was initially directed by Henry Frankfurt and Pinhas Delougaz of the Oriental Institute; the Joint American Expedition, under the field direction of E. A. Speiser, continued excavation in conjunction with the work in progress since 1931 at Tepe Gawra (700 miles north of Khafajah). During the second season, 1937-1938, P. Delougaz was the field director. Excavation did not occur at Khafajah in 1938 because of political conditions. Karatepe is mentioned only briefly in the General Correspondence. The Penn Museum was involved with this site during the 1930s.
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Khafajah and Kara Tepe, Iraq expedition records
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Bache, Charles, 1902-1942 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965
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PU-Mu.1023
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.32 linear feet
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1936-1938
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Excavation at Khafajah was initially directed by Henry Frankfurt and Pinhas Delougaz of the Oriental Institute; the Joint American Expedition, under the field direction of E. A. Speiser, continued excavation in conjunction with the work in progress since 1931 at Tepe Gawra (700 miles north of Khafajah). During the second season, 1937-1938, P. Delougaz was the field director. Excavation did not occur at Khafajah in 1938 because of political conditions. Karatepe is mentioned only briefly in the General Correspondence. The Penn Museum was involved with this site during the 1930s.
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1930s
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English
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Bache, Charles, 1902-1942 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965 American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad. Bache, Charles, 1902-1942 Delougaz, Pinhas Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Card catalogs Correspondence
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1935-2008
Creator:
Meyer, Leonard B.
Extent: 7 linear feet (18 boxes)
Leonard B. Meyer (1918-2007) was a musicologist and composer who taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1988. The papers, dating from 1935 to 2008, consist of correspondence with Meyer, drafts and notes for many of his works, research and teaching materials, musical compositions, and memorabilia.
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Leonard B. Meyer papers
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Meyer, Leonard B.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 722
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University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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7 linear feet (18 boxes)
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1935-2008
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Leonard B. Meyer (1918-2007) was a musicologist and composer who taught at the University of Pennsylvania from 1975 to 1988. The papers, dating from 1935 to 2008, consist of correspondence with Meyer, drafts and notes for many of his works, research and teaching materials, musical compositions, and memorabilia.
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Meyer, Leonard B. American Musicological Society. Barry, Barbara R. Butler, David, 1943- Cantrick, Robert Cumming, Naomi Eitan, Zohar, 1955- Frigyesi, Judit Knobloch, Ferdinand London, Justin Narmour, Eugene, 1939- Nattiez, Jean-Jacques, 1945- Rosner, Burton S. Skowron, Zbigniew‏ Swift, Richard, 1927-2003 Thomson, William, 1927-
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Articles Books Composition (artistic arrangement) Correspondence Interviews Lectures Memorabilia Photographs Research notes Scrapbooks Writings (document genre)
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1905-1937
Creator:
Shotridge, Louis
Extent: 1 linear foot
The papers of Louis Shotridge are one of the most extensive groups in the Arctic research collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives. Shotridge, a Tlingit Indian, was intermittently employed by the museum to make ethnographic collections of Northwest Coast materials between 1903 and 1912. The archives has papers concerning his original research, arranged topically, manuscripts for articles published in The Museum Journal, oral histories, Tlingit language notes, and general ethnographic notes on the Tlingit and other Northwest Coast groups.
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Louis Shotridge collection
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Shotridge, Louis
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Pu-MU.0047
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1 linear foot
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1905-1937
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The papers of Louis Shotridge are one of the most extensive groups in the Arctic research collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives. Shotridge, a Tlingit Indian, was intermittently employed by the museum to make ethnographic collections of Northwest Coast materials between 1903 and 1912. The archives has papers concerning his original research, arranged topically, manuscripts for articles published in The Museum Journal, oral histories, Tlingit language notes, and general ethnographic notes on the Tlingit and other Northwest Coast groups.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Shotridge, Louis Shotridge, Louis University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Manuscripts for publication Maps Negatives (photographic) Photographic prints Photographs
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1919-1959
(Bulk: 1927-1930)
Creator:
Newman, Margaret Matches, 1898-1986
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
The Margaret Matches Newman collection documents Newman's travels to Papua New Guinea and subsequent career as an author, most notably of the book . Materials include some correspondence, a diary, personal snapshots, and memorabilia.
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Margaret Matches Newman papers
creator
Newman, Margaret Matches, 1898-1986
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PU-Mu.1072.1986.33
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.25 linear feet
inclusive date
1919-1959
bulk date
1927-1930
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The Margaret Matches Newman collection documents Newman's travels to Papua New Guinea and subsequent career as an author, most notably of the book . Materials include some correspondence, a diary, personal snapshots, and memorabilia.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s
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English
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Newman, Margaret Matches, 1898-1986 Merrow, Wolcott Newman, Margaret Matches, 1898-1986
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Correspondence Diaries Photographs
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1881-1900
(Bulk: 1888-1900)
Creator:
Haynes, John Henry
Hilprecht, H. V. (Hermann Vollrat), 1859-1925
Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921
Extent: 20 linear feet
In 1887, the University of Pennsylvania agreed to sponsor an expedition to the Near East. The idea was conceived by Reverend John Punnett Peters, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Hebrew. Nippur was a pre-Biblical city-state located in the region between the Tigris and Euphrates, the area believed to be the "cradle of civilization." The museum conducted four expeditions between 1889 and 1898. The textual records for Nippur consist of 20 linear feet of files are arranged by Expedition (I, II, III, IV), as well as publications, maps and drawings. The documents for each expedition are separated according to type: Field Notes, Reports and Narratives, Correspondence, Financial Records.
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Nippur, Iraq expedition records
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Haynes, John Henry Hilprecht, H. V. (Hermann Vollrat), 1859-1925 Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921
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PU-Mu.1017
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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20 linear feet
inclusive date
1881-1900
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1888-1900
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In 1887, the University of Pennsylvania agreed to sponsor an expedition to the Near East. The idea was conceived by Reverend John Punnett Peters, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Hebrew. Nippur was a pre-Biblical city-state located in the region between the Tigris and Euphrates, the area believed to be the "cradle of civilization." The museum conducted four expeditions between 1889 and 1898. The textual records for Nippur consist of 20 linear feet of files are arranged by Expedition (I, II, III, IV), as well as publications, maps and drawings. The documents for each expedition are separated according to type: Field Notes, Reports and Narratives, Correspondence, Financial Records.
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1880s 1890s 1900s
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1880s 1890s 1900s
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English
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Haynes, John Henry Hilprecht, H. V. (Hermann Vollrat), 1859-1925 Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Haynes, John Henry Hilprecht, H. V. (Hermann Vollrat), 1859-1925 Peters, John P. (John Punnett), 1852-1921 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Maps
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1925-1942
(Bulk: 1929-1940)
Extent: 0.28 linear feet
The Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (American Schools of Oriental Research, A.S.O.R) was sent to Excavate Nuzi near Kirkuk in Iraq. The expedition members consisted of staff from the Fogg Museum of Art, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and A.S.O.R., Baghad. Excavations commenced in 1927-1928. From 1929 to 1931, the University Museum extended financial aid and the services of a helper, C.Bache, in return for his field training. Very few records pertaining to this excavation are available in the Museum’s Archives, probably reflecting the Museum’s limited participation. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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Nuzi, Iraq expedition records
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PU-Mu.1019
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.28 linear feet
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1925-1942
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1929-1940
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The Harvard-Baghdad School Expedition (American Schools of Oriental Research, A.S.O.R) was sent to Excavate Nuzi near Kirkuk in Iraq. The expedition members consisted of staff from the Fogg Museum of Art, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and A.S.O.R., Baghad. Excavations commenced in 1927-1928. From 1929 to 1931, the University Museum extended financial aid and the services of a helper, C.Bache, in return for his field training. Very few records pertaining to this excavation are available in the Museum’s Archives, probably reflecting the Museum’s limited participation. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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1920s 1930s 1940s
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English
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American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad. Bache, Charles, 1902-1942 Chiera, Edward, 1885-1933 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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1961-1966
Creator:
Philadelphia Orchestra.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
In the 1960s, the Philadelphia Orchestra was led by music director Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985), who, with his predecessor, Leopold Stokowski, brought the Philadelphia Orchestra to international attention. The concert promoter, Oscar Humberto Alcazar Vega, determinedly spent five years planning for the Philadelphia Orchestra to tour Central and South America. This collection documents the Philadelphia Orchestra's 1966 Latin American Tour and includes material created and collected during the planning, from 1961 to 1966, as well as the tour which took place from May to June 1966.
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Philadelphia Orchestra 1966 Latin American Tour collection
creator
Philadelphia Orchestra.
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 929
repository
University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
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1961-1966
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In the 1960s, the Philadelphia Orchestra was led by music director Eugene Ormandy (1899-1985), who, with his predecessor, Leopold Stokowski, brought the Philadelphia Orchestra to international attention. The concert promoter, Oscar Humberto Alcazar Vega, determinedly spent five years planning for the Philadelphia Orchestra to tour Central and South America. This collection documents the Philadelphia Orchestra's 1966 Latin American Tour and includes material created and collected during the planning, from 1961 to 1966, as well as the tour which took place from May to June 1966.
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1960s
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English
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Philadelphia Orchestra. Alcazar Vega, Oscar Humberto Ormandy, Eugene, 1899-1985 Philadelphia Orchestra Association.
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Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Contracts Correspondence Photographs Promotional materials
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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
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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10 linear feet
inclusive date
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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1914-1968
Creator:
Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968
Extent: 3.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
Richard Norris Williams 2nd (1891-1968) served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d’Honneur. Later he became the President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. His collection, dating from 1914 to 1968, documents his personal experience in the War as well as a broad view of the entire conflict through collected letters, diary entries, clippings, newspapers, leaflets, photographs and memorabilia.
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R. Norris Williams collection of World War I material
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Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 956
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University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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3.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
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1914-1968
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Richard Norris Williams 2nd (1891-1968) served in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and was awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Légion d’Honneur. Later he became the President of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. His collection, dating from 1914 to 1968, documents his personal experience in the War as well as a broad view of the entire conflict through collected letters, diary entries, clippings, newspapers, leaflets, photographs and memorabilia.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Williams, Richard Norris, II, 1891-1968 Cavell, Edith, 1865-1915 Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 Harbord, James G., (James Guthrie), 1866-1947 Hindenburg, Paul von, 1847-1934 Kilmer, Joyce, 1886-1918 Lawrence, T.E., (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935 Percy of Newcastle, Eustace Percy, Baron, 1887-1958 Pershing, John J., (John Joseph), 1860-1948 Pétain, Philippe, 1856-1951
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Clippings (information artifacts) Correspondence Diaries Leaflets (printed works) Newspapers Photographs
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