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Amos R. Green Papers, 1932-1967

2.2 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Amateur archeologist and historian from Niles (Berrien County), Michigan. Biographical and personal material; correspondence; publications; talks, radio interviews and other public presentations; archeological site notes and reports; research sources and notes; maps; photographs; and files relating to his activities with the southwest chapter, Michigan Archeological Society; contain materials relating to his interest in the archaeology, Indian anthropology, and history of the area around Berrien and Cass Counties; also papers documenting his relationship with professionals in various disciplines at the University of Michigan Museums and elsewhere.

The collection touches on most aspects of Green's life from 1940 to 1967. Material on his business activities is, however, minimal. It is his archeological and historical work that the collection documents most thoroughly. Green's correspondence is full of reports, inquiries, and discussions about the theoretical and practical facets of archaeology, focusing largely upon fossil and artifact finds in southwestern Michigan; the letters also illuminate the occasionally trying relationship between professionals and amateurs in the field. The practical aspect of archaeology is documented, too, in an incomplete assortment of Green's site notes. Green's historical research interests are well represented in his correspondence, as well as in some interesting source material and notes on Ft. St. Joseph and on Jesuit missions in Berrien County. Most of Green's writings on both archaeology and history--in the guise of formal papers and informal presentations--are included. A large number of newspaper clippings provide an overview of the activities and achievements of both Green and the Southwest Chapter of MAS. Chapter activities are also documented in its newsletter, its annual reports, and its miscellaneous mailings.

The collection contains virtually nothing on Green's life to 1932, thus omitting his work on the Franz Green Mound. From 1932 through 1939 only scattered portions of correspondence exist. Documentation is substantial, though still not complete, for the years 1940 through 1967; in places letters are obviously missing from the correspondence file, no draft exists of Green's 1961 paper, "An Adena-type Gorget in Michigan," and neither his filmstrip nor a final draft of the narrative for it is extant. Neither Green's large artifact collection nor his library is represented. The collection contains virtually nothing about his farming activities or his family.

The Amos Green Papers have been arranged into nine series: Biographical and Personal, Correspondence, Publications and Presentations, Archeological Fieldwork: Site Notes and Reports, Research, Maps, MAS Southwest Chapter, and Photographs.


Campbell Bonner papers, 1886-1954 (majority within 1918-1954)

1.5 linear feet

Professor of Greek language and literature at the University of Michigan. Family and professional correspondence, diaries, notebooks discussing travels and readings, manuscripts of articles, and miscellanea; miscellaneous papers of his wife, Ethel Bonner, and assorted diaries of family members; and photographs.

The Bonner collection consists of correspondence, subject files, writings, professional papers, and photographs. There are also diaries and other papers of his wife Ethel Bonner.


Carl Eugen Guthe Papers, 1905-1974 (majority within 1920-1929)

7 linear feet

The Carl E. Guthe collection contains the papers and photographs of a noted professor of anthropology and director of the Museum of Anthropology and University Museum of the University of Michigan, primarily concerning expedition to the Philippines, 1923-1925.

The collection, which was received in two accessions, contains papers and photographs documenting Guthe's work at the University of Michigan, including the 1922 expedition to the Philippines and other expeditions and materials relating to his teaching and administrative activities. The collection is organized into eight series: Philippine Expedition Papers, University Files, Philippine Expediting Photographs, Journals, Writings, Clippings, Other, and Correspondence. The 1944 accession includes the series Philippine Expedition Papers, University Files, Philippine Expedition Photographs, and Correspondence. The 2006 addition includes the series Journals, Correspondence, Writings, Clippings, Other, and Photographs. .


Emerson Frank Greenman Papers, 1888-1984 (majority within 1924-1972)

7 linear feet (in 8 boxes)

Emerson Frank Greenman was a prominent Michigan archaeologist who served as Curator of the Great Lakes Division of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of Michigan from 1945 to 1965. The Greenman papers include correspondence, administrative materials related to the Camp Killarney field school in Ontario, Canada, site files for archaeological sites in Canada, research and topical files, scrapbooks and photographs.

The Emerson Frank Greenman Papers are comprised of six series: Correspondence, Camp Killarney, Research and Miscellaneous Files, Photographs, Scrapbooks, and Canadian Site Files.


Esther Boise Van Deman papers, ca. 1870-1936

1 volume — 3 envelopes

Esther Boise Van Deman was an archaeologist, University of Michigan graduate (B.A. 1891, M.A. 1892) and archaeology faculty (1925-1930). Van Deman's main focus of work was the analysis of Ancient Roman building materials to establish chronologies of construction sites. Notes on lectures; photographs include portraits and images from archaeological excavations and travels, as well as personal photos.

This collection consists of notes on lectures of Herbert F. DeCou in classical archaeology given in Rome, 1901-1902. It also contains various portraits and snapshots, including photos from archaeological excavations and travels; and photos of homes and activities in Michigan and Ohio.


Francis Willey Kelsey papers, 1891-1953

5 linear feet

Professor of Latin and classical studies at the University of Michigan, 1889-1927, led several archaeological expeditions to Antioch, Carthage and Karanis; papers include correspondence, diaries, photographs and other material relating to his career at Michigan and the expeditions.

The Kelsey papers consist of Correspondence, Papers, Diaries, and Photographs relating to his career at the University of Michigan. There is also a small amount of material on Archaeological Forgeries found in Michigan and photographs and other materials of his son, Easton Kelsey. Subjects include the papyri acquisition of the University library, archeological expeditions to the Near East, and the University Musical Society. In his correspondence written while abroad, Kelsey frequently comments on the world scene with mention, for example, of political conditions in Turkey and the controversy surrounding the Lausanne Treaty.


Fred Dustin papers, 1884-1975

4.5 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

Fred Dustin was a Saginaw, Michigan, building contractor, deputy state oil inspector, 1903-1905, and archaeological surveyor and writer on Michigan archaeology and history. The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, sketches, diaries, and record books concerning his interest in the archaeology of Michigan, including the archaeological survey of Isle Royale, 1929-1930, and the survey and mapping of the Ogemaw County Earthworks in 1931; also material relating to the history of Saginaw and to Dustin's interest in the archaeology of the Michigan Indian; and photographs. Correspondents include Wilber M. Brucker, Fred L. Crawford, Woodbridge N. Ferris, William B. Mershon, William A. Smith, Albert W. Tausend, Charles E. Townsend, Arthur J. Tuttle, Arthur H. Vandenberg, and Murray D. Van Wagoner.

The Fred Dustin Papers contain correspondence, diaries, record books, writings, field notes, photographs, and other materials that document Dustin's life and interests in Michigan archaeology and history. The papers consist of seven series: Autobiographical and Biographical, Correspondence, Archaeology, Papers and Miscellaneous, Diaries, Record Books and Ledgers, and Photographs and Scrapbook.


Freedman, David Noel (1922-2008), 1932-1983

10 linear feet

Biblical scholar, professor of Near Eastern Studies, and director of the Program on Studies in Religion at the University of Michigan. Subject files relating to his scholarly and organizational activities, notably with the American Schools of Oriental Research and as editor of the journal Biblical Archeologist; class notes from courses at Johns Hopkins, including courses taught by William F. Albright; and material concerning his personal and professional relationship with Albright (and Albright's literary estate).

Freedman's papers document his research and professional activities, most notably editing the journal Biblical Archeologist, and graduate studies under noted biblical scholar F.W. Albright. The papers have been divided into ten series: Subject Files, the Anchor Bible, the Genesis Project, the Religious Films Development Project, the Task Force on Biblical Authority, Class Notes, William F. Albright, Topical File, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Correspondence.


George G. Cameron papers, 1906-1978

1 linear foot

Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literature at the University of Michigan; personal and professional correspondence relating to archeological expeditions and discoveries in Iran and the Near East.

The George Cameron papers consist of personal and professional correspondence mainly in the 1960s and 1970s. Very little of the materials relates to his work as founder and professor of the U-M Department of Near Eastern Studies. The bulk relates to his interaction and communication with other scholars in the field. The collection has been arranged into three series: Biographical, Correspondence, and Other materials.


George R. Fox papers, 1915-1973, undated

1.5 linear feet

George R. Fox was an amateur Michigan archaeologist and author. His papers include writings about Cass County, Michigan, manuscripts related to archaeology and history, a small amount of correspondence, and photographs.

The George R. Fox Papers are arranged in four series: Cass County, Archaeology and History Manuscripts, Correspondence, and Photographs. Many of the materials in the papers are undated.