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1928-1947
Creator:
Boyer, Marian Angell Godfrey
Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945
Extent: 2 linear feet
George Clapp Vaillant was born in Boston, Massachusetts and educated at Noble and Greenough School and Phillips Academy. Vaillant attended Harvard University where he was a lackluster student until he discovered archaeology. Vaillant worked on the cliff-houses in northeastern Arizona and dug at Pecos, New Mexico while an undergraduate. In graduate school, Vaillant worked with George A. Reisner in Egypt. Under the direction of the Carnegie Foundation and Sylvanus Morley, he dug at Chichen Itza in 1926. Following his time in Mexico with Morley, Vaillant was appointed assistant curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, in charge of archaeological activities in Mexico. This employment lasted until 1941 when he was appointed Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The George C. Vaillant Administrative records are contained in five archival boxes and consist mostly of correspondence with some administrative records and personal files.
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George C. Vaillant Director's Office Records
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Boyer, Marian Angell Godfrey Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945
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PU-Mu. 0001.05
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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2 linear feet
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1928-1947
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George Clapp Vaillant was born in Boston, Massachusetts and educated at Noble and Greenough School and Phillips Academy. Vaillant attended Harvard University where he was a lackluster student until he discovered archaeology. Vaillant worked on the cliff-houses in northeastern Arizona and dug at Pecos, New Mexico while an undergraduate. In graduate school, Vaillant worked with George A. Reisner in Egypt. Under the direction of the Carnegie Foundation and Sylvanus Morley, he dug at Chichen Itza in 1926. Following his time in Mexico with Morley, Vaillant was appointed assistant curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, in charge of archaeological activities in Mexico. This employment lasted until 1941 when he was appointed Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. The George C. Vaillant Administrative records are contained in five archival boxes and consist mostly of correspondence with some administrative records and personal files.
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Boyer, Marian Angell Godfrey Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945 D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968 Johnson, Eldridge Reeves, b. 1867-d. 1945 Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963 Loo, C.T., b.1880-d.1957 Madeira, Percy C., Jr., 1889-1967 Morley, Sylvanus Griswold, 1883-1948 Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945
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