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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]
1966-1974
(Bulk: 1966-1968)
Creator:
Dyson, Robert H., 1927-
Extent: 2.66 linear feet
Dr. Robert H. Dyson, Jr., Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum 1982-1994, directed excavations in 1966 and 1968 at Dinkha Tepe in the Ushnu Valley, west Azerbaijan, northwestern Iran. This expedition formed part of the Hasanlu Project. The papers documenting these excavations are for the most part primary reference materials and were deposited as a closed collection in The University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives for safekeeping until publication research begins within the next several years. Records were kept in their original order. The textual records of Dinkha Tepe consist of 2.66 linear feet of excavation notebooks, indexes and catalogues, photographic material, manuscripts, and drawings, maps and plans.
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Dinkha Tepe expedition records
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Dyson, Robert H., 1927-
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PU-Mu. 1030
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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2.66 linear feet
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1966-1974
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1966-1968
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Dr. Robert H. Dyson, Jr., Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum 1982-1994, directed excavations in 1966 and 1968 at Dinkha Tepe in the Ushnu Valley, west Azerbaijan, northwestern Iran. This expedition formed part of the Hasanlu Project. The papers documenting these excavations are for the most part primary reference materials and were deposited as a closed collection in The University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives for safekeeping until publication research begins within the next several years. Records were kept in their original order. The textual records of Dinkha Tepe consist of 2.66 linear feet of excavation notebooks, indexes and catalogues, photographic material, manuscripts, and drawings, maps and plans.
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1960s 1970s
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1960s
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English
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Dyson, Robert H., 1927- Dyson, Robert H., 1927- University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Card catalogs Field notes Inventories Manuscripts for publication Maps Photographic prints Photographs Site plans
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1947-2008
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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
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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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1982-1994
Creator:
Dyson, Robert H., 1927-
Extent: 15.2 linear feet
Robert H. Dyson, a native of York, PA waa educated in the public schools of Forrest Hills, N.Y. and the Collegiate Institute in Ontario, Canada before enrolling at Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard Magna cum laude with a B.A. in 1950 and completed his Ph.D. there in 1966, specializing in Near Eastern Archaeology. Dyson came to the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 as an Associate in the Anthropology Department and an Assistant in the Near East Section of the University Museum. In 1982, Dyson succeeded Martin Biddle as Director of the Penn Museum. He maintained this position until 1994. The Robert H. Dyson Administrative Records consist of thirty-eight archival boxes of material organized into four series, Alphabetical Correspondence, Chronological Records, Personnel Records and Allocation Records.
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Robert H. Dyson Director's Office records
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Dyson, Robert H., 1927-
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PU-Mu. 0001.09
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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15.2 linear feet
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1982-1994
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Robert H. Dyson, a native of York, PA waa educated in the public schools of Forrest Hills, N.Y. and the Collegiate Institute in Ontario, Canada before enrolling at Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard Magna cum laude with a B.A. in 1950 and completed his Ph.D. there in 1966, specializing in Near Eastern Archaeology. Dyson came to the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 as an Associate in the Anthropology Department and an Assistant in the Near East Section of the University Museum. In 1982, Dyson succeeded Martin Biddle as Director of the Penn Museum. He maintained this position until 1994. The Robert H. Dyson Administrative Records consist of thirty-eight archival boxes of material organized into four series, Alphabetical Correspondence, Chronological Records, Personnel Records and Allocation Records.
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1980s 1990s
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English
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Dyson, Robert H., 1927- Dyson, Robert H., 1927- Lyons, Elizabeth, b. 1912-d. 1989 Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Thatcher, Margaret, 1925-2013
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1954-2003
(Bulk: 1960-1965)
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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
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1954-2003
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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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Reina, Ruben E., 1924- Broman de Morales, Vivian Dyson, Robert H., 1927- Reina, Ruben E., 1924-
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Manuscripts for publication Photographs
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