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Catalog Number 101.13
Title Eugene Winter papers
Date circa 1956-2014
Collection size 36 linear feet
Creator Winter, Eugene
Administrative/Biographical History Eugene Chester "Gene" Winter Jr. (1927-2014) was born in Lowell, MA, to Eugene C. Sr. and Jesse Lennox Normandie. He earned a degree in Music Education at Lowell State Teachers' College, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, 1952-1954. Upon his return from the military service, Winter began a long career in public school teaching and administration, also completing a Masters of Education degree from Boston University.

Winter had been interested in archaeology since stumbling upon the Robert S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology (Phillips Academy Department of Archaeology; Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) as a boy. He would go on to be become the museum's longest-serving volunteer, receiving the inaugural Eugene C. Winter Award in 2010 to honor his sixty years of service. Working in tandem with nearly all of the Peabody's directors and curators (from Douglas Byers through Ryan Wheeler), he was involved in numerous aspects of the Peabody's activities, from collections cataloging to archaeological fieldwork with students. He also helped lead the museum during its time without a director, 1983-1990, and was named Honorary Curator in 1990. Winter was very involved with regional archaeological associations such as the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, and received the Society for American Archaeology's Crabtree Award in 2005 for his service to the profession of archaeology.
Scope & Content Eugene Winter's subject files make up a large part of this collection. These files have as their subject matter regional archaeological associations such as the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, national archaeological associations such as the Society of American Archaeology, local towns and their respective historical societies, museums and specific topics and individuals of interest. The types of material Winter kept in his files include newsletters and other publications, notes, meeting minutes and correspondence. His papers also include site files, notably for the Call site and the Johnson Spring site (both in Massachusetts), correspondence, Peabody museum records, binders of slides and photographs depicting archaeological expeditions, often with students, small card catalogs, personal photographs, several awards given to Winter, postcards, VHS and cassette tapes, and oversize maps and posters.
Conditions Governing Access This collection is open for research.
Language of Material English