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Catalog Number 101.19
Title Ross Moffett papers
Date circa 1950-1965
Collection size 2 linear feet + about 450 slides
Creator Moffett, Ross
Administrative/Biographical History Ross Moffett (1881-1971) was a professional artist who developed a strong interest in archaeology, circa 1930s-1940s. He was an early member of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society (founded in 1939) and, presumably around that time, began a long-term association with Robert S. Peabody Foundation for Archaeology (Phillips Academy Department of Archaeology; Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) Director Douglas S. Byers and Curator Frederick Johnson. Based in Provincetown, MA, Moffett was interested in the archaeology of Cape Cod, surveying and excavating local sites and amassing a collection of American Indian artifacts from that region.
Scope & Content This collection includes field notes, photographs, notebooks, a few artifacts, correspondence, copies of articles and 8 artifact catalog binders, with pictures of the objects and some excavation photographs as well. There are a significant amount of excavation slides, and a Frederick Johnson notebook.
Conditions Governing Access This collection is open for research.
Language of Material English