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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2017-03-01
1915-1949
(Bulk: 1915-1918)
Creator:
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
Extent: 7.7 linear foot
Clarence S. Fisher was born in Philadelphia in 1876 and attended the University of Pennsylvania, attaining a degree in architecture in 1897 but devoting his entire life to archaeology. His first archaeology field experience was as the architect for the initial Babylonian expedition to Nippur from 1898 to 1900. This was followed by a research fellowship in Babylonian archaeology at the University Museum. Fisher also worked as an assistant to Harvard Archaeologist, George Andrew Reisner in Egypt and Samaria. From Reisner, Fisher learned archaeological techniques and the methods of meticulous record keeping he would use in his later work. Fisher was appointed a curator of the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum by George B. Gordon in 1914. He spent the next nine years in the field collecting data in Dendereh, Giza, Memphis, and Dra Abu el-Naga. Fisher's expedition to the cemetery at Dendereh re-worked a site that had been explored by Charles S. Rosher and W.M. Flinders Petrie, producing more precise data and a wealth of objects from the burial sites. The Clarence S. Fisher Dendereh expedition records consist of seven archival boxes of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, plans, post-excavation notes and photographs. Additional material includes three card files with tomb notecards and object cards. In addition, there are seven large object register books stored in two boxes and oversize materials stored in the map case.
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Clarence S. Fisher Dendereh Expedition records
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
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PU-Mu. 1011
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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7.7 linear foot
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1915-1949
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1915-1918
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Clarence S. Fisher was born in Philadelphia in 1876 and attended the University of Pennsylvania, attaining a degree in architecture in 1897 but devoting his entire life to archaeology. His first archaeology field experience was as the architect for the initial Babylonian expedition to Nippur from 1898 to 1900. This was followed by a research fellowship in Babylonian archaeology at the University Museum. Fisher also worked as an assistant to Harvard Archaeologist, George Andrew Reisner in Egypt and Samaria. From Reisner, Fisher learned archaeological techniques and the methods of meticulous record keeping he would use in his later work. Fisher was appointed a curator of the Egyptian section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum by George B. Gordon in 1914. He spent the next nine years in the field collecting data in Dendereh, Giza, Memphis, and Dra Abu el-Naga. Fisher's expedition to the cemetery at Dendereh re-worked a site that had been explored by Charles S. Rosher and W.M. Flinders Petrie, producing more precise data and a wealth of objects from the burial sites. The Clarence S. Fisher Dendereh expedition records consist of seven archival boxes of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, plans, post-excavation notes and photographs. Additional material includes three card files with tomb notecards and object cards. In addition, there are seven large object register books stored in two boxes and oversize materials stored in the map case.
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1910s
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Coxe, Eckley B., 1839-1895 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Flinders Petrie, William M. Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Reisner, George Andrew, 1867-1942
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Card catalogs Field notes Maps Site plans
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2017-03-01
1914-1920
Creator:
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
Extent: 1.6 linear foot
From January 28 to March 9, 1915 Clarence Stanley Fisher (1876-1941) conducted excavations at Giza, assisted mainly by Ashton Sanborn, but also by H. Lyman Story and Alan Rowe. Bechari Mahfud was the field photographer. Fisher had worked as expedition architect at Giza with George Andrew Reisner in 1908-1910. A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Architecture, Fisher began his career as an archaeologist during the University Museum’s Fourth Expedition at Nippur (modern Iraq) in 1899-1900. The Records of the Clarence S. Fisher Giza Expedition are housed in two archival boxes of field notes and publication materials, one box of photographs and maps and drawings filed in the manuscript case.
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Clarence S. Fisher Giza Expedition records
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
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PU-Mu. 1009
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.6 linear foot
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1914-1920
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From January 28 to March 9, 1915 Clarence Stanley Fisher (1876-1941) conducted excavations at Giza, assisted mainly by Ashton Sanborn, but also by H. Lyman Story and Alan Rowe. Bechari Mahfud was the field photographer. Fisher had worked as expedition architect at Giza with George Andrew Reisner in 1908-1910. A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Architecture, Fisher began his career as an archaeologist during the University Museum’s Fourth Expedition at Nippur (modern Iraq) in 1899-1900. The Records of the Clarence S. Fisher Giza Expedition are housed in two archival boxes of field notes and publication materials, one box of photographs and maps and drawings filed in the manuscript case.
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1910s 1920s
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Mahfud, Bechari Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968 Sanborn, C. Ashton, b. 1882 Story, H. Lyman
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Field notes Manuscripts for publication Maps Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
Date added: 2017-03-02
1881-1900
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
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1881-1900
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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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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