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Catalog Number 101.03
Title Phillips Academy Department of Archaeology Advisory Committee records
Date 1911-1925
Collection size .5 linear feet
Creator Phillips Academy Department of Archaeology Advisory Committee
Administrative/Biographical History The Special Committee of the Trustees of Phillips Academy on the Department of Archaeology (Alfred Stearns, Charles Peabody, James Ropes and A.L. Ripley) formed an advisory committee to the department in 1913, to consult on the best use of the department's endowment. The Trustees invited five eminent archaeologists to serve on it, all of whom appear to have accepted: Frederic Ward Putnam (Harvard University), Franz Boas (Columbia University), William H. Holmes (Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.), Hiram Bingham (Yale University), and Roland B. Dixon (Harvard University). Frederick Ward Putnam served as chairman of the committee, at least through 1914.
Scope & Content These records document the forming of the Advisory Committee by the Phillips Academy Trustees, its proceedings, correspondence among its members, correspondence between the Committee and Warren Moorehead, correspondence between the Committee and others involved with the department, such as Alfred Kidder. Generally, these records document the activities and administration of the department during this time.

The collection has been arranged into two series: Series I. Frederic Ward Putnam Advisory Committee records; Series II. James Ropes Advisory Committee records.
Conditions Governing Access This collection is open for research.
Language of Material English