William S. Webb photographs of excavations in Norris basin
Webb, William S. (William Snyder), 1882-1964 Search this
6 Prints (silver gelatin)
Tennessee -- Antiquities
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting temple and mound excavations in Norris basin, Tennessee.
William S. Webb (1882-1964) was Head of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology as well as the Department of Physics at the University of Kentucky. During the 1930s he coordinated archeological excavations in Tennessee, northern Alabama, and western Kentucky for the Tennessee Valley Authority. He documented these excavations in BAE Bulletins 118, 122, and 129.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-17
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Correspondence from Webb can be found in other collections within the National Anthropological Archives, including the records of the Bureau of Ethnology, the records of the River Basin Surveys, and collections of personal papers.
The National Anthropological Archives holds MS 3435-d, James Bennet Griffin and William Webb's manuscript on Tennessee Valley Archeology.
Additional photographs relating to Webb's archaeological work may be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24.
These papers consist of notes and collection information gathered about mosquitoes from all over the world, as well as field notebooks and data used for The Mosquitoes
of the South Pacific. Also included is the typed manuscript, illustrations, and galley proofs of The Mosquitoes of the South Pacific, Belkin's professional correspondence
documenting his career at UCLA, and photographs and slides taken at many different field locations.
John N. Belkin (1913-1980) was born in Petrograd, Russia, and became a naturalized United States citizen in 1938. That same year, he received his B.S. at Cornell University.
He continued at Cornell, first as Assistant Entomologist for two years and then as Entomology Instructor until 1942. Belkin accepted a position as Junior Entomologist for
the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1942, but soon afterward was commissioned in the United States Army Sanitary Corps.
Belkin was the Commanding Officer of the 420th Malaria Survey Detachment in the Solomon Islands from 1943 to 1945, where he conducted his extensive surveys and collecting
of specimens that would later serve as the basis of his two-volume The Mosquitoes of the South Pacific. Belkin returned to Cornell in 1946 and received a Ph.D. in medical
entomology. He then worked briefly at Rutgers University as an Assistant Specialist in Entomology, and from 1946 until 1949 was Associate Professor of Biology for the Associated
Colleges of Upper New York.
Belkin moved to California in 1949 to take a position as Assistant Professor of Entomology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He became an Associate Professor
in 1952 and a full Professor of Entomology in 1958. In 1962, Belkin became Professor of Zoology at UCLA, a position he held until his death in 1980.
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This collection consists of files on Aero Service Corp and Virgil Kauffman.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of correspondence, published materials, press clippings, photographs, and maps documenting Aero Service and its photogrammetrist work, as well as material on Virgil Kauffman in particular.
Arranged by the archivist in chronological order.
Virgil Kauffman (1898-1925) was a photographer and photogrammetrist. Kauffman was a unit photographer in the U.S. Army during World War I and was assigned to the Air Service for aerial reconnaissance. After the war Kauffman joined the Aero Service Corporation and eventually became President of the company. Aero Service was founded in 1919 to carry out a wide variety of projects, including aerial photography, photo mapping, and remote sensing. The company participated in several important projects, including work with the Tennessee Valley Authority, U.S. Geological Survey, and mapping work for the European and Pacific theaters during World War II.
Virgil Kauffman Estate and C. Eric Storms, gift, 1986, 1987-0146, unknown
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