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1964 | 112 pages | Cloth $79.95
Education | History | Archaeology | Anthropology
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Table of Contents
1. 1887-1901: A Lusty Infant
2. 1901-1910: Growing Pains
3. 1910-1916: A Taste of Opulence
4. 1916-1929: Conquest and Crises
5. 1929-1941: Stout Deeds on a Lean Budget
6. 1941-1947: Response to War
7. 1947-1962: A New Era
Supplements: Seventy-five Years, Expeditions of the University Museum · The Collections of the University Museum · Presidents and Chairmen of the University Museum · Directors of the University Museum · Officers, Curators, and Managers of the Department of Archaeology and Paleontology and the University Archaeological Association, 1893 · Officers and Managers of the University Museum · Staff Members of the University Museum · Consulting Fellows of the University Museum · The Women's Committee of the University Museum · Recipients of the Lucy Wharton Drexel Medal · Constitution of the University Museum, 1962 · By-Laws of the University Museum, 1962
Partial Chronology of the University Museum
1887: First expedition to Babylonia organized. Organization of the background of the University Museum.
1889: Arrival in Nippur, prebiblical city-state, of University Museum's expedition.
1892-94: University Museum awarded gold medal at Columbian Historical Exposition in Madrid. Awarded seven awards at World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
1895: Pennsylvania State Legislature appropriates $150,000 to be matched by private funds for construction of new building.
1899: Completion of new building christened Free Museum of Science and Art.
1903: 1Q-Excavations in Crete.
1905: Controversy involving Hermann Hilprecht's work at Nippur and his books on the subject.
1906: Beginning of expeditions to Egypt.
1913: University Museum expands its activities to include South America.
1916: Eckley Coxe bequeaths the Egyptian section $500,000.
1922-34: Expeditions to Ur of the Chaldees.
1930: Publication started of University Museum Bulletin and Discovery.
1931: University Museum begins expeditions to the Maya city of Piedras Negras. In the Mediterranean area, important work at ancient Greek city of Curium on Cyprus.
1937: Fiftieth anniversary observed.
1941-45: World War II.
1950: Television show "What in the World?" inaugurated by University Museum.
1956: Work begun to clear the jungle city of Tikal, Guatemala.
1957: Excavations at Gordian, Turkey, for the tomb of King Midas.
1962: Seventy-fifth anniversary observed.