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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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1920s 1930s
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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]
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
creator
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
id
PU-Mu. 1009
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
1.6 linear foot
inclusive date
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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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]
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
creator
Grant, Elihu, 1873-1942
id
PU-Mu. 1032
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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 )
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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