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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1947-1977
Creator:
Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum
Extent: 25.6 linear feet
Rainey was appointed Director of the University Museum in 1947 and maintained the position until his retirement in 1976. He also served as a Professor of Anthropology at the University. Among his many accomplishments as Director, Rainey is responsible for the institution of Expedition Magazine. He developed and hosted the television show "What in the World?" which ran either locally or nationally for a total of fifteen years. In 1964, he served as a contributor to the show "Sunday" on NBC reporting the "archaeology news." The Froelich Rainey Administrative records consist of sixty-four archival boxes of correspondence divided into two series; alphabetical and chronological. The majority of the letters are in the alphabetical files with the chronological files reflecting the time from February 1968 to November 1969.
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Froelich Rainey Director's Office records
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Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum
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PU-Mu. 0001.07
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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25.6 linear feet
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1947-1977
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Rainey was appointed Director of the University Museum in 1947 and maintained the position until his retirement in 1976. He also served as a Professor of Anthropology at the University. Among his many accomplishments as Director, Rainey is responsible for the institution of Expedition Magazine. He developed and hosted the television show "What in the World?" which ran either locally or nationally for a total of fifteen years. In 1964, he served as a contributor to the show "Sunday" on NBC reporting the "archaeology news." The Froelich Rainey Administrative records consist of sixty-four archival boxes of correspondence divided into two series; alphabetical and chronological. The majority of the letters are in the alphabetical files with the chronological files reflecting the time from February 1968 to November 1969.
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1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Johnson, Eldridge Reeves, b. 1867-d. 1945 Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963 Kissinger, Henry, b. 1923- Madeira, Percy C., Jr., 1889-1967 Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Trik, Aubrey, 1910-1968 Tuthill, John W., 1910-1996 Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945 Wooley, C. Leonard, Sir, b. 1880-d.1960
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1956-1964
Creator:
Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
Extent: 6 linear feet
James Pritchard, first Curator of Biblical Archaeology, Professor of Religious Thought, Associate Director (1967-1976), and Director (1976-1977) at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, conducted his primary fieldwork in three sites in the Near East. Of these, locating the site of Ancient Gibeon (El-Jib) in Jordan was perhaps Pritchard’s most notable accomplishment. He and his team conducted five seasons of fieldwork here, discovering three prominent architectural features: a tunnel, pool, and the city wall. The archival records for these excavations consist six linear feet of field notes, reports, a field diary, correspondence, object catalogues, drawings, photographs and a photographic catalogue, an annotated map, publication notes, and financial records.
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Gibeon expedition records
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Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
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PU-Mu. 1033
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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6 linear feet
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1956-1964
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James Pritchard, first Curator of Biblical Archaeology, Professor of Religious Thought, Associate Director (1967-1976), and Director (1976-1977) at the University of Pennsylvania Museum, conducted his primary fieldwork in three sites in the Near East. Of these, locating the site of Ancient Gibeon (El-Jib) in Jordan was perhaps Pritchard’s most notable accomplishment. He and his team conducted five seasons of fieldwork here, discovering three prominent architectural features: a tunnel, pool, and the city wall. The archival records for these excavations consist six linear feet of field notes, reports, a field diary, correspondence, object catalogues, drawings, photographs and a photographic catalogue, an annotated map, publication notes, and financial records.
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1950s 1960s
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Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Card catalogs Correspondence Field notes Photographic prints
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1971-1992
Creator:
DeVries, Keith, 1937-2006
Extent: 0.4 linear foot
In 1948, the Council of the Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania approved the establishment of a Group Committee in Classical Archaeology. It was discovered years later that this committee had never been approved formally by the Board of the Trustees of the University. But a de facto graduate program had been established, and in 1975 the "Pritchard Committee" recommended to Dean Gregorian that Classical Archaeology be recognized as a graduate group, to consist of the four classical archaeologists already on staff, plus additional members from other groups. The records of the Mediterranean Section, Classical Archaeology Department (CLARC)consist of one archival box of twelve folders. The material is divided into two series, Correspondence and Administration.
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Mediterranean Section-Classical Archaeology Department (CLARC)
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DeVries, Keith, 1937-2006
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PU-Mu. 0074
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.4 linear foot
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1971-1992
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In 1948, the Council of the Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania approved the establishment of a Group Committee in Classical Archaeology. It was discovered years later that this committee had never been approved formally by the Board of the Trustees of the University. But a de facto graduate program had been established, and in 1975 the "Pritchard Committee" recommended to Dean Gregorian that Classical Archaeology be recognized as a graduate group, to consist of the four classical archaeologists already on staff, plus additional members from other groups. The records of the Mediterranean Section, Classical Archaeology Department (CLARC)consist of one archival box of twelve folders. The material is divided into two series, Correspondence and Administration.
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1970s 1980s 1990s
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DeVries, Keith, 1937-2006 DeVries, Keith, 1937-2006 Iakovidis, Spyros, b. 1923-d. 2013 Kohler, Ellen L., 1916-2008 Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 Wailes, Bernard, 1934- Young, Rodney S. (Rodney Stuart), 1907-1974
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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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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]
1964-1968
Creator:
Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
Extent: 5 linear feet
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Tell es-Sa'Idiyeh, Jordan excavation records
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Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
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PU-Mu. 1034
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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5 linear feet
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1964-1968
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1960s
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Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997 Pritchard, James B. (James Bennett), 1909-1997
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