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Collection Overview

Creator:
Committee for the Excavation of Antioch and its Vicinity.
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Antioch Excavation Financial Records
Repository:
Princeton University Archives
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v979v309c
Dates:
1935-1938
Size:
2 boxes
Storage Note:
Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-2
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.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

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.

Collection Creator Biography:

Committee for the Excavation of Antioch and its Vicinity.

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.

Collection History

Processing Information:

Container list added by Christie Peterson in February 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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Credit this material:

Antioch Excavation Financial Records; Princeton University Archives, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/v979v309c
Location:
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
(609) 258-6345

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Related Material:

Related information about the Antioch Excavation can be found in the Committee's General Report (P19.263). Additionally, the Dept. of Art and Archaeology records (AC140) contain photographs of the excavation.

Subject Terms:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Turkey -- Antioch.
Genre Terms:
Vouchers.
Names:
Princeton university. Department of art and archaeology
Places:
Antioch (Turkey) -- Antiquities.