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Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1931-1950
(Bulk: 1932-1938)
Creator:
Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965
Extent: 6.25 linear foot
Tepe Gawra is an ancient Mesopotamian settlement in northern Iraq, near the ancient site of Nineveh and fifteen miles northeast of the modern city of Mosul. It was excavated by archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania, led by E.A. Speiser, who first discovered the site in 1927, and later, C. Bache. The excavations showed that the Tepe Gawra site was occupied from approximately 5000 B.C. to 1500 B.C. The textual records from Tepe Gawra consist of 11.85 linear feet of General Correspondence, Field Notes, Indexes and Catalogues, Field Registers, and Publications, plus Maps and Drawings. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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Tepe Gawra, Iraq expedition records
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Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965
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PU-Mu. 1021
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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6.25 linear foot
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1931-1950
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1932-1938
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Tepe Gawra is an ancient Mesopotamian settlement in northern Iraq, near the ancient site of Nineveh and fifteen miles northeast of the modern city of Mosul. It was excavated by archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania, led by E.A. Speiser, who first discovered the site in 1927, and later, C. Bache. The excavations showed that the Tepe Gawra site was occupied from approximately 5000 B.C. to 1500 B.C. The textual records from Tepe Gawra consist of 11.85 linear feet of General Correspondence, Field Notes, Indexes and Catalogues, Field Registers, and Publications, plus Maps and Drawings. Where possible, a chronological order was imposed on the Near East records.
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1930s 1940s 1950s
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1930s
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Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Speiser, E. A. (Ephraim Avigdor), 1902-1965 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Photographs Site plans
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1929-1970
(Bulk: 1939-1942)
Creator:
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
At the turn of the century, the Río Grande de Coclé changed course, revealing the site of a pre-Columbian cemetery when pottery and gold ornaments were washed out of the river banks. In 1940 the University of Pennsylvania Museum began to excavate Sitio Conte, which belonged to a private landowner, located in the province of Coclé. A very small portion of the pre-Columbian cemetery, estimated to cover four or five acres in its entirety, was selected for excavation. The expedition yielded 6,600 pounds of pottery and stone. The textual records consist of 1.5 linear feet of field notes, diaries, and object cards; correspondence; administrative records concerning contracts, expenses, transportation, and equipment; and unpublished and published reports and articles concerning findings. The arrangement of the records became apparent after some research, for the original order had been lost. Most of the original folder titles, however, have been maintained.
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Sitio Conte, Panama expedition records
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
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PU-Mu. 1108
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.5 linear feet
inclusive date
1929-1970
bulk date
1939-1942
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At the turn of the century, the Río Grande de Coclé changed course, revealing the site of a pre-Columbian cemetery when pottery and gold ornaments were washed out of the river banks. In 1940 the University of Pennsylvania Museum began to excavate Sitio Conte, which belonged to a private landowner, located in the province of Coclé. A very small portion of the pre-Columbian cemetery, estimated to cover four or five acres in its entirety, was selected for excavation. The expedition yielded 6,600 pounds of pottery and stone. The textual records consist of 1.5 linear feet of field notes, diaries, and object cards; correspondence; administrative records concerning contracts, expenses, transportation, and equipment; and unpublished and published reports and articles concerning findings. The arrangement of the records became apparent after some research, for the original order had been lost. Most of the original folder titles, however, have been maintained.
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1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1930s 1940s
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English
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Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Kidder, Alfred Vincent, 1885-1963 Madeira, Percy C., Jr., 1889-1967 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1903-1939
(Bulk: 1913-1930)
Creator:
Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945
Extent: 1.4 linear feet ( )
Robert Burkitt lived and worked in Guatemala for most of his life. A graduate of Harvard University, he first traveled to Central America in 1894 with George Gordon as Gordon's assistant on the Fourth Coban Expedition. Burkitt became enamored with the culture and language of the Maya and never returned to North America. He traveled the countryside, corresponding with Gordon, and collecting items for the Museum under a loosely binding agreement with Gordon and later Horace Jayne. Burkitt's letters and catalogues are rich documents depicting the cultural, linguistic, topological, and historical features of the Guatemala Highlands. Burkitt wrote and worked from the areas of Chama, Chipal, Coban, Senahu, Chiantla, Chocola, and other areas of the Alta Verapaz region. He produced a detailed catalogue of his discoveries accompanied by photgraphs and drawings. Among Burkitt's discoveries is the Ratinixul Vase unearthed in 1923. His work was published in the Museum Journal in 1924 and 1930. Burkitt also wrote about the languages of the Maya, leaving an unfinished grammar and dictionary of the Kekchi language at his death in 1945.
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Robert Burkitt expedition records
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Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945
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PU-Mu. 1102
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.4 linear feet ( )
inclusive date
1903-1939
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1913-1930
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Robert Burkitt lived and worked in Guatemala for most of his life. A graduate of Harvard University, he first traveled to Central America in 1894 with George Gordon as Gordon's assistant on the Fourth Coban Expedition. Burkitt became enamored with the culture and language of the Maya and never returned to North America. He traveled the countryside, corresponding with Gordon, and collecting items for the Museum under a loosely binding agreement with Gordon and later Horace Jayne. Burkitt's letters and catalogues are rich documents depicting the cultural, linguistic, topological, and historical features of the Guatemala Highlands. Burkitt wrote and worked from the areas of Chama, Chipal, Coban, Senahu, Chiantla, Chocola, and other areas of the Alta Verapaz region. He produced a detailed catalogue of his discoveries accompanied by photgraphs and drawings. Among Burkitt's discoveries is the Ratinixul Vase unearthed in 1923. His work was published in the Museum Journal in 1924 and 1930. Burkitt also wrote about the languages of the Maya, leaving an unfinished grammar and dictionary of the Kekchi language at his death in 1945.
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1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s
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1910s 1920s 1930s
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English
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Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945 Burkitt, Robert James, 1869-1945 Butler, Mary, 1903-1970 Gordon, G. B. (George Byron), 1870-1927 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
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Card catalogs Correspondence Photographic prints Photographs
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1930-1973
(Bulk: 1931-1939)
Creator:
Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975
Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967
Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
Extent: 10 linear feet
Piedras Negras is a Maya site in Guatemala particularly noted for the beautifully sculpted stelae and hieroglyphic inscriptions it has yielded. Between 1931 and 1939 the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted extensive excavations at this site. John Allen Mason led the first two seasons of work at the site (1931–1932), and Linton Satterthwaite directed the remaining six seasons (1933–1939, excluding 1938). Most of the monuments at the Museum borrowed from Guatemala were returned in 1947; only Stela 14 and one leg from Altar 4 remain on display in the Museum today. The textual records from the excavations of Piedras Negras consist of 11 linear feet of correspondence, financial records, field notes and diaries, catalogs, and reports and publication materials. The arrangement of the records reflects the original order insofar as could be detected, and portions that had been separated over time were re-integrated into this scheme.
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Piedras Negras, Guatemala expedition records
creator
Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978
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PU-Mu. 1105
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
10 linear feet
inclusive date
1930-1973
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1931-1939
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Piedras Negras is a Maya site in Guatemala particularly noted for the beautifully sculpted stelae and hieroglyphic inscriptions it has yielded. Between 1931 and 1939 the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted extensive excavations at this site. John Allen Mason led the first two seasons of work at the site (1931–1932), and Linton Satterthwaite directed the remaining six seasons (1933–1939, excluding 1938). Most of the monuments at the Museum borrowed from Guatemala were returned in 1947; only Stela 14 and one leg from Altar 4 remain on display in the Museum today. The textual records from the excavations of Piedras Negras consist of 11 linear feet of correspondence, financial records, field notes and diaries, catalogs, and reports and publication materials. The arrangement of the records reflects the original order insofar as could be detected, and portions that had been separated over time were re-integrated into this scheme.
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1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s
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1930s
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English
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Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 Jayne, Horace Howard Furness, 1898-1975 Mason, John Alden, 1885-1967 Proskouriakoff, Tatiana, 1909-1985 Satterthwaite, Linton, 1897-1978 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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Correspondence Field notes Photographic prints Photographs
Penn Museum Archives [Contact Us]
1919-1959
(Bulk: 1927-1930)
Creator:
Newman, Margaret Matches, 1898-1986
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
The Margaret Matches Newman collection documents Newman's travels to Papua New Guinea and her subsequent career as an author, most notably of the book . Materials include some correspondence, a diary, personal snapshots, and memorabilia.
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Margaret Matches Newman papers
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Newman, Margaret Matches, 1898-1986
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PU-Mu. 1072.1986.33
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University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
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1.25 linear feet
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1919-1959
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1927-1930
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The Margaret Matches Newman collection documents Newman's travels to Papua New Guinea and her subsequent career as an author, most notably of the book . Materials include some correspondence, a diary, personal snapshots, and memorabilia.
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1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
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1920s 1930s
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English
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Newman, Margaret Matches, 1898-1986 Merrow, Wolcott Newman, Margaret Matches, 1898-1986
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Correspondence Diaries Photographs
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