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Antioch Excavation Financial Records

AC260

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsSeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.Princeton University Archives.65 Olden StreetPrinceton, New Jersey 08540 USA. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsSeeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library.Princeton University Archives.65 Olden StreetPrinceton, New Jersey 08540 USA
Creator:
Committee for the Excavation of Antioch and its Vicinity.
Title:
Antioch Excavation Financial Records
Date [inclusive]:
1935-1938
Call Number:
AC260
Extent:
0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Location:
mudd
Language:
English
Abstract:
Formed in 1932, the Committee for the Excavation of Antioch and its Vicinity was chaired by Princeton University's Charles Rufus Morey and included representatives from the Louvre, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, and Dumbarton Oaks. Consists of detailed expense vouchers from the second half of the excavation of Antioch.
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Biography/History

Formed in 1932, the Committee for the Excavation of Antioch and its Vicinity was chaired by Princeton University's Charles Rufus Morey and included representatives from the Louvre, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, and Dumbarton Oaks. Princeton's involvement with the excavation of Antioch begins in 1927 when the French Antiquities Service asked if Princeton would be interested in excavating the ancient city of the Roman Empire. A year later Charles Rufus Morey made a formal proposal and a six-year term was granted starting in 1931. When the initial term expired a second six-year excavation term was agreed to, however by late 1939 the effects of the Depression as well as political changes in the region which hampered the export of antiquities had slowed the expedition. Work on the project was suspended at the outbreak of the Second World War.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.,  2007

Revision Description

Run through PULFA 2.0 normalization routines. 2012-05-02T15:32:10.402-04:00

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[Digital Version]

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Princeton University. Dept. of Art and Archaeology.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Vouchers.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Antioch (Turkey) -- Antiquities.
Subject(s)
  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- Turkey -- Antioch.
  • Princeton University

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Antioch Excavation Financial Records, 1935-1998. 0.5 Linear feet (2 boxes).

Scope and Contents

Series 1: Antioch Excavation Financial Records, 1935-1938 consists of detailed expense vouchers from the second half of the excavation of Antioch. Each voucher lists a single expense, its cost, and its purpose. Also included as expenses are purchases of antiquities found during the excavation.

Arrangement

The materials in Series 1: Antioch Excavation Financial Records, 1935-1998 are arranged chronologically.

Selected Expense Vouchers, 1935 March-1937 June. 1 box.

Selected Expense Vouchers, 1937 July-1938 December. 1 box.