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Creator:
Quimby, George I. (George Irving), 1913-2003  Search this
Extent:
0.21 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1935-circa 1978
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists entirely of Quimby's correspondence. Correspondents include: Glenn A. Black, Douglas S. Byers, Henry B. Collins, Jr., Fay-Cooper Cole, Claude Desgoffe, Frederick H. Douglas, Gordon F. Ekholm, Charles H. Fairbanks, R. A. Gibson, Gutorm Gjessing, John M. Goggin, E. M. Greenman, Carl E. Guthe, A. Irving Hallowell, Robert F. Heizer, Diamond Jenness, Volney H. Jones, Alfred L. Kroeber, Frederica de Laguna, Ralph Linton, J. Alden Mason, Richard G. Morgan, Robert Stuart Neitzel, Robert E. Ritzenthaler, Carl P. Russell, Carl Schuster, Cahrles E. Snow, William Snyder Webb, Ernest W. Young, and George Zak.
Arrangement:
Arranged by correspondent.
Biographical Note:
George Irving Quimby, Jr., a North American archaeologist and museum director, conducted fieldwork in Michigan (1935-63), Wisconsin (1936), Hudson Bay (1939), Louisiana (1940-41), New Mexico (1947), and Lake Superior (1956-61). Chronology: 1913 -- Born May 4th in Grand Rapids, Michigan 1936 -- B.A., University of Michigan 1937 -- M.A., University of Michigan 1938-1939 -- Graduate studies, University of Chicago 1940 -- Married October 13th to Helen M. Ziehm 1939-1941 -- State supervisor, Louisiana State Archaeological Survey, Louisiana State University 1941-1942 -- Director, Muskegon County Museum, Muskegon, Michigan 1942-1943 -- Assistant Curator of North American Archaeology and Ethnology, Field Museum of Natural History 1943-1954 -- Curator of Exhibits, Anthropology, Chicago Museum of Natural History 1952 -- Fulbright Visiting Professor, University of Oslo, Norway 1954-1965 -- Curator of North American Archaeology and Ethnology, Chicago Museum of Natural History 1965-? -- Research Associate, Chicago Museum of Natural History Professor of Anthropology, Washington State University Curator of Anthropology, Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington 1968-1978 -- Director, Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum
Restrictions:
The George Irving Quimby, Jr. papers are open for research. Access to the George Irving Quimby, Jr. papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
George Irving Quimby, Jr. papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1988-13
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-1988-13