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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1952-1955
Creator:
Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912
Coon, Carleton S., b. 1904-d. 1981
Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974
Extent: 0.4 linear feet
The University Museum Expedition to Afghanistan spent six months in 1953 excavating the Bactrian sites of Balkh and Kunduz. The expedition was helmed by Rodney S. Young (Curator of the Mediterranean Section), Schuyler Cammann (Associate Curator in the Oriental Section), and Dorothy Hannah Cox, with additional scouting and surveying work performed by Carlton Coon. Uncovering evidence of the area's pre-Buddhist historical record was this expedition's primary focus. The textual records of the expeditions to Balkh and Kunduz consist of .4 linear feet of correspondence, inventories, preliminary reports, published reports, excavation agreements, field notes, and images. The records have been compiled from two sources: the papers of Dr. Schuyler Cammann (contributed in 1992) and the records of the Asian Section Office at the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, an ongoing contribution of records to the Archives over time. Because very similar records were found in both sets of source materials (e.g., correspondence from the same exchange), the records were integrated and then divided into four series: Correspondence, Reports, Field Notes, and Images.
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University Museum Expedition to Afghanistan
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Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912 Coon, Carleton S., b. 1904-d. 1981 Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974
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PU-Mu. 1065
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.4 linear feet
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1952-1955
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The University Museum Expedition to Afghanistan spent six months in 1953 excavating the Bactrian sites of Balkh and Kunduz. The expedition was helmed by Rodney S. Young (Curator of the Mediterranean Section), Schuyler Cammann (Associate Curator in the Oriental Section), and Dorothy Hannah Cox, with additional scouting and surveying work performed by Carlton Coon. Uncovering evidence of the area's pre-Buddhist historical record was this expedition's primary focus. The textual records of the expeditions to Balkh and Kunduz consist of .4 linear feet of correspondence, inventories, preliminary reports, published reports, excavation agreements, field notes, and images. The records have been compiled from two sources: the papers of Dr. Schuyler Cammann (contributed in 1992) and the records of the Asian Section Office at the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, an ongoing contribution of records to the Archives over time. Because very similar records were found in both sets of source materials (e.g., correspondence from the same exchange), the records were integrated and then divided into four series: Correspondence, Reports, Field Notes, and Images.
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Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912 Coon, Carleton S., b. 1904-d. 1981 Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974 Cammann, Schuyler V. R. (Schuyler Van Rensselaer), b. 1912 Cox, Dorothy Hannah, b. 1893- Froelich Rainey, Director of the University Museum Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974
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