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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1919-1984
(Bulk: 1921-1933)
Creator:
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
FitzGerald, Gerald Milnes, 1882-1978
Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968
Extent: 40 linear feet
From 1921 to 1933, the Palestine Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted excavations at Bet Sh'ean, a site located 12 miles south of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The expedition was intended to be an extensive research effort in Syria-Palestine, but this goal was never fully achieved due to financial stringencies imposed during the Depression of the 1930s. Clarence S. Fisher, Curator of the Egyptian Section of the University Museum, directed the first three seasons of work at Bet Sh'ean. Alan Rowe and Gerald M. FitzGerald directed the subsequent seven field seasons. Nine major occupation levels were described, the earliest dating to the Late Neolithic, and the latest from the Arab/Crusader periods. Records describing the excavations at Bet Sh'ean consist of forty linear feet of records, including diaries, a card catalog, plans, photographic material, field notes, correspondence, financial records, notes, and publication drafts, as well as dozens of maps, drawings, and paintings.
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Bet Sh'ean, Israel expedition records
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 FitzGerald, Gerald Milnes, 1882-1978 Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968
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PU-Mu. 1031
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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40 linear feet
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1919-1984
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1921-1933
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From 1921 to 1933, the Palestine Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted excavations at Bet Sh'ean, a site located 12 miles south of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The expedition was intended to be an extensive research effort in Syria-Palestine, but this goal was never fully achieved due to financial stringencies imposed during the Depression of the 1930s. Clarence S. Fisher, Curator of the Egyptian Section of the University Museum, directed the first three seasons of work at Bet Sh'ean. Alan Rowe and Gerald M. FitzGerald directed the subsequent seven field seasons. Nine major occupation levels were described, the earliest dating to the Late Neolithic, and the latest from the Arab/Crusader periods. Records describing the excavations at Bet Sh'ean consist of forty linear feet of records, including diaries, a card catalog, plans, photographic material, field notes, correspondence, financial records, notes, and publication drafts, as well as dozens of maps, drawings, and paintings.
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 FitzGerald, Gerald Milnes, 1882-1978 Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 FitzGerald, Gerald Milnes, 1882-1978 Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Field notes
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1915-1949
(Bulk: 1915-1918)
Creator:
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
Extent: 7.7 linear foot (the clarence s. fisher dedereh expedition records consist of seven archival boxes, three card file boxes and two object register boxes which hold correspondence, diaries, notebooks, field notes, manuscript notes, post excavation notes, object cards and photographs. the oversized materials consist of object registers, floor plans, maps, plans, receipts and expenditures)
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 (the clarence s. fisher dedereh expedition records consist of seven archival boxes, three card file boxes and two object register boxes which hold correspondence, diaries, notebooks, field notes, manuscript notes, post excavation notes, object cards and photographs. the oversized materials consist of object registers, floor plans, maps, plans, receipts and expenditures)
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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 1920s 1930s 1940s
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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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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
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
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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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English
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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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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1915-1969
(Bulk: 1915-1923)
Creator:
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
Extent: 7 linear foot (the clarence s. fisher memphis expedition records consist of four archival boxes of correspondence, diaries, plans and drawings, notes, an object register and catalogue and a smaller card file box containing field notes. the boxes are numbered one through five. two additional archival boxes, numbered 245 and 246, hold the photographs. oversize items include maps and drawings, plans, account ledgers and financial records)
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 gained experience 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. The Clarence S. Fisher Memphis excavation records consist of six archival boxes of correspondence, notes, field cards, diaries, catalogues and photographs. In addition there is a card file with object notes. Oversize drawings, maps, plans, watercolors and financial records complete the collection.
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Clarence S. Fisher Memphis expedition records
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
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PU-Mu. 1010
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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7 linear foot (the clarence s. fisher memphis expedition records consist of four archival boxes of correspondence, diaries, plans and drawings, notes, an object register and catalogue and a smaller card file box containing field notes. the boxes are numbered one through five. two additional archival boxes, numbered 245 and 246, hold the photographs. oversize items include maps and drawings, plans, account ledgers and financial records)
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1915-1969
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1915-1923
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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 gained experience 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. The Clarence S. Fisher Memphis excavation records consist of six archival boxes of correspondence, notes, field cards, diaries, catalogues and photographs. In addition there is a card file with object notes. Oversize drawings, maps, plans, watercolors and financial records complete the collection.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1910s 1920s
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English
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Coxe, Eckley B., 1839-1895 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1928-1964
(Bulk: 1928-1933)
Creator:
Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942
Extent: 5.2 linear feet (the elihu grant beth shemesh excavation records are composed of eight archival boxes of correspondence, notes, notebooks, object and field notes and drawings along with one archival box of mounted photographs, a small file box of object field register cards, a larger flat box with registers from 1928 to 1933 and oversized items stored in the print case and map case )
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, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence relating to these finds were also acquired.
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Elihu Grant Beth-Shemesh excavation records
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Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942
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PU-Mu. 1032
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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5.2 linear feet (the elihu grant beth shemesh excavation records are composed of eight archival boxes of correspondence, notes, notebooks, object and field notes and drawings along with one archival box of mounted photographs, a small file box of object field register cards, a larger flat box with registers from 1928 to 1933 and oversized items stored in the print case and map case )
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1928-1964
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1928-1933
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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, plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence relating to these finds were also acquired.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s
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1920s 1930s
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English
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Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942 Haverford College. Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968
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Card catalogs Correspondence Field notes
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1879-1955
Creator:
Baker, Mary Louise, b. 1872-d. 1962
Extent: 5 linear feet
Mary Louise Baker was born in 1872 in Alliance, Ohio the descendant of Pennsylvania Quaker families. In 1900, determined to follow a career in Art, she enrolled at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia, the precursor to the Philadelphia College of Art. Ms Baker worked as a freelance artist in the early twentieth century while teaching painting at The George School in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After making some drawings for Clarence B. Moore of the Academy of Natural Sciences and commercial illustrations, her versatility became known within the community. Beginning in 1908, Baker began a series of watercolor drawings of Mayan pottery which were published by the University Museum in 1925. She was commissioned in 1931 to make watercolor reproductions of some of the finest examples of Maya pottery which involved travel to New Orleans, Yucatan, Guatemala, Honduras and San Salvador. The M. Louise Baker papers consist of five boxes of personal documents, writings, news clippings, her career at the Penn Museum, drawings and photographs. The highlight are the 29 diaries that span the time from January 1889 to March 1919.
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M. Louise Baker papers
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Baker, Mary Louise, b. 1872-d. 1962
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PU-Mu. 1107
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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5 linear feet
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1879-1955
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Mary Louise Baker was born in 1872 in Alliance, Ohio the descendant of Pennsylvania Quaker families. In 1900, determined to follow a career in Art, she enrolled at the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia, the precursor to the Philadelphia College of Art. Ms Baker worked as a freelance artist in the early twentieth century while teaching painting at The George School in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. After making some drawings for Clarence B. Moore of the Academy of Natural Sciences and commercial illustrations, her versatility became known within the community. Beginning in 1908, Baker began a series of watercolor drawings of Mayan pottery which were published by the University Museum in 1925. She was commissioned in 1931 to make watercolor reproductions of some of the finest examples of Maya pottery which involved travel to New Orleans, Yucatan, Guatemala, Honduras and San Salvador. The M. Louise Baker papers consist of five boxes of personal documents, writings, news clippings, her career at the Penn Museum, drawings and photographs. The highlight are the 29 diaries that span the time from January 1889 to March 1919.
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Baker, Mary Louise, b. 1872-d. 1962 Allen, E. Constance Baker, Mary Louise, b. 1872-d. 1962 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Wooley, C. Leonard, Sir, b. 1880-d.1960
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
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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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
University Archives and Records Center [Contact Us]
1854-1943
(Bulk: 1891-1927)
Creator:
University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Provost.,
Extent: 5.5 cubic feet
Charles Custis Harrison was Provost at the University of Pennsylvania 1894-1910, a time of expansive growth for the University, especially in the number of buildings added to the campus. Using his extensive personal contacts from his business and political associates, Harrison raised funds (making large contributions himself) for dormitories as well as Houston Hall, the University Museum, the Medical Laboratory, the Law, Engineering, and Dental School buildings from the wealthy of Philadelphia society. The Charles Custis Harrison Files of the Office of the Provost Records document his activities as Provost of the University of Pennsylvania and as Vice President and President of the Board of Directors of the University Museum. This collection though part of the Office of the Provost Records, includes material from almost all aspects of Harrison's career with the University of Pennsylvania.
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Office of the Provost Records. Charles C. Harrison Administration
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University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Provost.,
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PU-Ar.UPA 6.2H
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University of Pennsylvania University Archives and Records Center
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5.5 cubic feet
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1854-1943
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1891-1927
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Charles Custis Harrison was Provost at the University of Pennsylvania 1894-1910, a time of expansive growth for the University, especially in the number of buildings added to the campus. Using his extensive personal contacts from his business and political associates, Harrison raised funds (making large contributions himself) for dormitories as well as Houston Hall, the University Museum, the Medical Laboratory, the Law, Engineering, and Dental School buildings from the wealthy of Philadelphia society. The Charles Custis Harrison Files of the Office of the Provost Records document his activities as Provost of the University of Pennsylvania and as Vice President and President of the Board of Directors of the University Museum. This collection though part of the Office of the Provost Records, includes material from almost all aspects of Harrison's career with the University of Pennsylvania.
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1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s
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University of Pennsylvania. Office of the Provost. Clark, Clarence H., (Clarence Howard), 1833-1906 Clark, Edward W., 1828-1904 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 Frazier, Charles H., (Charles Harrison), 1870-1936 Gordon, G. B., (George Byron), 1870-1927 Harrison, Charles Custis, 1844-1929 Harrison, Ellen N., (Ellen Nixon), 1846-1922 Haynes, John Henry, 1849-1910 Hilprecht, H. V., (Hermann Vollrat), 1859-1925 Hovenden, Thomas, 1840-1895 Jastrow, Morris, 1861-1921 Lewis, William Draper, 1867-1949 Merrick, J. Hartley, (James Hartley), 1869-1946 Miller, William Otto, 1877-1931 Mumford, Edward W., (Edward Warloch), 1868-1941 National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Penniman, Josiah Harmar, 1868-1941 Peters, John P., (John Punnett), 1851-1921 Stevenson, Sara Yorke, 1847-1921 University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Administration.; University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Buildings.; University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Curricula.; University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Faculty.; University of Pennsylvania. -- General subdivision--Finance.; University of Pennsylvania. University Museum. Washington Memorial Chapel (Valley Forge, Pa.).
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