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Catalog Number 101.07
Title Northeastern Archaeological Survey records
Date 1950-1973
Collection size 7 linear feet
Creator Northeastern Archaeological Survey
Other Creators Stoddard, Theodore
Sargent, Howard
Administrative/Biographical History This Robert S. Peabody Foundation of Archaeology (Phillips Academy Department of Archaeology; Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) survey of Indian occupation in the Northeastern United States was carried out over several years, from 1949 until about 1954, in order to identify promising excavation sites and study local collections. It was, initially in 1949 at least, conducted under the leadership of Robert H. Dyson, Jr., with Theodore and Natalie Stoddard accompanying him. The Stoddards then appear to have mostly worked on their own, focusing on Passamaquoddy and Cobscook Bays in Maine, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In 1953, Theodore became a research fellow at the Peabody to conclude his study of the Passamaquoddy Bay. Howard Sargent was tasked with surveying New Hampshire in 1951 and 1952.
Scope & Content These records consist of field notes, correspondence, reports, publications, newspaper clippings, maps, artifact catalogs, and photographic material. Theodore Stoddard's records represent the bulk of the collection, and refer to sites in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Maine, in particular Passamaquoddy and Cobscook Bays. The documents include information about Issac W. Kingsbury and John Knapton who both worked with Stoddard on the Passamaquoddy Survey. There is also material relating to the Massachusetts Archaeological Society. Howard Sargent's records mostly (or all) document Moll's Rock Site, NH.

The records have been organized into two series:

Series I. Theodore Stoddard records (1950-1973)
Series II. Howard Sargent records (1951-1952)

Conditions Governing Access This collection is open for research.
Language of Material English