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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1983-2003
Creator:
White, Donald, 1935-
Extent: 4.2 linear feet
Marsa Matruh, on the northwest coast of Egypt, has been the site of trade and commerce among ancient seafarers since the late Bronze Age. The records here represent three seasons of excavation undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, 1987, and 1989 under the directorship of Dr. Donald White, as well as several subsequent surveys and study seasons in 1990, 1995, and 1996. The initial excavations centered on an island in a lagoon to the east of the city known locally as Island of the Jew, or Desert Island, since known to archaeologists as Bates’s Island (Area I), in honor of archaeologist Oric Bates, who first excavated here in 1913-1914. The focus of these excavations has been the Bronze Age artifacts, although many finds from later periods were documented during analysis. Additional excavation was also conducted on the nearby shore at eight locations (Areas II-IX). The 1990 to 1996 surveys included analysis of locations along the adjacent coast to determine possible sites for further study. Excavation monographs were published in 2002. Collection content extends from 1983 to 2003, including correspondence, planning, field reports and analysis, including significant graphic documentation, fundraising and publication records.
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Marsa Matruh, Egypt excavation records
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White, Donald, 1935-
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PU-Mu. 1053
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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4.2 linear feet
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1983-2003
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Marsa Matruh, on the northwest coast of Egypt, has been the site of trade and commerce among ancient seafarers since the late Bronze Age. The records here represent three seasons of excavation undertaken by the University of Pennsylvania in 1985, 1987, and 1989 under the directorship of Dr. Donald White, as well as several subsequent surveys and study seasons in 1990, 1995, and 1996. The initial excavations centered on an island in a lagoon to the east of the city known locally as Island of the Jew, or Desert Island, since known to archaeologists as Bates’s Island (Area I), in honor of archaeologist Oric Bates, who first excavated here in 1913-1914. The focus of these excavations has been the Bronze Age artifacts, although many finds from later periods were documented during analysis. Additional excavation was also conducted on the nearby shore at eight locations (Areas II-IX). The 1990 to 1996 surveys included analysis of locations along the adjacent coast to determine possible sites for further study. Excavation monographs were published in 2002. Collection content extends from 1983 to 2003, including correspondence, planning, field reports and analysis, including significant graphic documentation, fundraising and publication records.
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1980s 1990s 2000s
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White, Donald, 1935- Bailey, Donald M. Conwell, David H. Gardner, Rita Gieringer, David H. Green, Roy Hadidi, M. Nabil , 1934- Hulin, Linda McClellan, Murray C. Reese, David S., 1954- Russell, Pamela Schaar, Kenneth W., 1939- Simpson, Fiona White, Donald, 1935-
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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1935-1943
Creator:
Butler, Mary, 1903-1970, Creator
Fewkes, Vladimir, Creator
Extent: 2.5 linear feet
During the Great Depression President Franklin D. Roosevelt developed New Deal programs to return the country to work through relief projects. The most popular of these was the Works Progress Administration because it provided work for so many Americans. Large numbers were put to work building bridges, roads, public buildings, public parks and airports with nominal salaries subsidized by the federal government. In addition, tens of thousands of artists were funded to create murals and sculpture for public buildings, write plays and music and perform their work for an arts-hungry public. Between 1935 and 1942, the University Museum co-sponsored(with institutions such as the Fairmount Park Commission and the Pennsylvania Commission for the Fine Arts) at least eight Works Progress Administration projects as part of the State-wide Museum Assistance Program. Employee salaries for the WPA/University Museum projects were paid by the WPA; equipment, space, supplies, technical aid, and specimens were provided by the University Museum.
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Works Progress Administration Records
creator
Butler, Mary, 1903-1970, Creator Fewkes, Vladimir, Creator
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PU-Mu. 0040
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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2.5 linear feet
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1935-1943
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During the Great Depression President Franklin D. Roosevelt developed New Deal programs to return the country to work through relief projects. The most popular of these was the Works Progress Administration because it provided work for so many Americans. Large numbers were put to work building bridges, roads, public buildings, public parks and airports with nominal salaries subsidized by the federal government. In addition, tens of thousands of artists were funded to create murals and sculpture for public buildings, write plays and music and perform their work for an arts-hungry public. Between 1935 and 1942, the University Museum co-sponsored(with institutions such as the Fairmount Park Commission and the Pennsylvania Commission for the Fine Arts) at least eight Works Progress Administration projects as part of the State-wide Museum Assistance Program. Employee salaries for the WPA/University Museum projects were paid by the WPA; equipment, space, supplies, technical aid, and specimens were provided by the University Museum.
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1930s 1940s
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Butler, Mary, 1903-1970 Fewkes, Vladimir Fairmount Park Commission (Philadelphia, Pa.). Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Johnson, Eldridge Reeves, b. 1867-d. 1945 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vaillant, George C., b.1901-d.1945
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