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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1931-1934
Creator:
Gunn, Battiscombe G., 1883-1950
Extent: 0.1 linear foot
Gunn moved to the University of Pennsylvaniz Museum in 1931 as curator of the Egyptian section. His time there was short. In 1934, Gunn was given an honorary M.A. degree from the University of Oxford, opening the way for an appointment as Professor of Egyptology there, a position he held until his death in 1950. The Battiscombe Gunn Egyptian Section records consist of one folder of correspondence dating from 1931 to 1934.
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Battiscombe Gunn Egyptian Section records
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Gunn, Battiscombe G., 1883-1950
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PU-Mu.0081
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1931-1934
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Gunn moved to the University of Pennsylvaniz Museum in 1931 as curator of the Egyptian section. His time there was short. In 1934, Gunn was given an honorary M.A. degree from the University of Oxford, opening the way for an appointment as Professor of Egyptology there, a position he held until his death in 1950. The Battiscombe Gunn Egyptian Section records consist of one folder of correspondence dating from 1931 to 1934.
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1930s
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Gunn, Battiscombe G., 1883-1950 Flinders-Petrie, W.M., Sir, 1853-1942 Gunn, Battiscombe G., 1883-1950 Pinero, Arthur Wing, 1855-1934 Woolley, C. Leonard, Sir, 1880-1960
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1957-1974
Creator:
Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum
Extent: 1.6 linear feet
Froelich G. Rainey was born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin in 1907 and raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. He spent time as a cowboy in his youth and attended the local schools. For his college experience he chose the University of Chicago, graduating in 1929 with a B.A. in English. Rainey spent the next year at the American School in France studying Pre-Historic Archaeology. He completed his graduate wotk at Yale University attaining a Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1935. Rainey taught for a year at the University of Puerto Rico and in 1935 began a six year teaching stay at University of Alaska. While in Alaska, he conducted research which resulted in evidence that humans had migrated from Russia to Alaska centuries ago. Rainey gained museum experience as an Assistant in Archaeology at the Peabody Museum at Harvard and as a representative for Financial Grants in Archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. 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 G. Rainey Egypt records reflect his close association with the expeditions sponsored by the University in Egypt. They consist of correspondence related to the Yale-Penn Expedition, the relocation of the Abu Sindel/Nubian sites at the time of the Aswan Dam construction and the American Research Center in Egypt (A.R.C.E.).
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Froehlich G. Rainey Egypt
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Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum
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PU-Mu. 1169
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.6 linear feet
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1957-1974
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Froelich G. Rainey was born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin in 1907 and raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. He spent time as a cowboy in his youth and attended the local schools. For his college experience he chose the University of Chicago, graduating in 1929 with a B.A. in English. Rainey spent the next year at the American School in France studying Pre-Historic Archaeology. He completed his graduate wotk at Yale University attaining a Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1935. Rainey taught for a year at the University of Puerto Rico and in 1935 began a six year teaching stay at University of Alaska. While in Alaska, he conducted research which resulted in evidence that humans had migrated from Russia to Alaska centuries ago. Rainey gained museum experience as an Assistant in Archaeology at the Peabody Museum at Harvard and as a representative for Financial Grants in Archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. 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 G. Rainey Egypt records reflect his close association with the expeditions sponsored by the University in Egypt. They consist of correspondence related to the Yale-Penn Expedition, the relocation of the Abu Sindel/Nubian sites at the time of the Aswan Dam construction and the American Research Center in Egypt (A.R.C.E.).
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1950s 1960s 1970s
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Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Bothmer, Bernard V., 1912-1993 Brinton, Jasper Y., 1878-1973 Fulbright, J. William, Senator, 1905-1995 Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum Ripley, S. Dillon, 1913-2001 Rainey, Froelich, Director of the University Museum
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Correspondence
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1934-1949
Creator:
Ranke, Hermann, 1878-1953
Extent: 0.3 linear foot
Ranke attained his Ph.D. in Egyptology in Munich. He joined his friend H.V. Hilprecht at the University Museum in 1904 as an assistant. Ranke returned to the University Museum, in 1948 as visiting professor and curator. The Hermann Ranke Egyptian section records fill one half of an archival box. Correspondence comprises almost all of the records with the exception of one file of section reports.
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Hermann Ranke Egyptian Section records
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Ranke, Hermann, 1878-1953
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PU-Mu. 0082
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.3 linear foot
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1934-1949
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Ranke attained his Ph.D. in Egyptology in Munich. He joined his friend H.V. Hilprecht at the University Museum in 1904 as an assistant. Ranke returned to the University Museum, in 1948 as visiting professor and curator. The Hermann Ranke Egyptian section records fill one half of an archival box. Correspondence comprises almost all of the records with the exception of one file of section reports.
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1930s 1940s
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Ranke, Hermann, 1878-1953 Ranke, Hermann, 1878-1953 Shadwell, Gilbert C.
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1949-1962
Creator:
Anthes, Rudolf, 1896-1985
Extent: 0.6 linear foot
Rudolf Anthes, born in Hamburg, Germany in 1896, was a famed Egyptologist and Philologist who initially studied theology and oriental languages in his college and early graduate school programs. After serving in the German army in WWI, Anthes completed his Ph.D. in Egyptology and Philology at the University of Berlin. After WWII, Anthes was working as the Director of the Berlin Museum. However he was not happy with the policies of the new German Democratic Republic and the Penn Museum came to his rescue. Froelich Rainey and Ephraim Speiser asked Anthes to rejoin the staff as the Curator of the Egyptian section. The Rudolf Anthes Egyptian section records consist of one and one-half archival boxes of correspondence and administrative records.
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Rudolf Anthes Egyptian Section records
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Anthes, Rudolf, 1896-1985
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PU-Mu. 0083
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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0.6 linear foot
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1949-1962
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Rudolf Anthes, born in Hamburg, Germany in 1896, was a famed Egyptologist and Philologist who initially studied theology and oriental languages in his college and early graduate school programs. After serving in the German army in WWI, Anthes completed his Ph.D. in Egyptology and Philology at the University of Berlin. After WWII, Anthes was working as the Director of the Berlin Museum. However he was not happy with the policies of the new German Democratic Republic and the Penn Museum came to his rescue. Froelich Rainey and Ephraim Speiser asked Anthes to rejoin the staff as the Curator of the Egyptian section. The Rudolf Anthes Egyptian section records consist of one and one-half archival boxes of correspondence and administrative records.
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1940s 1950s 1960s
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English
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Anthes, Rudolf, 1896-1985 Anthes, Rudolf, 1896-1985 Fischer, Henry G. Matthews, Kenneth D. Shadwell, Gilbert C. Young, Carroll R.
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Correspondence
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