Porticello shipwreck expedition records
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Funding and support for the excavation was supplied by the University of Pennsylvania Museum, The Geographical Society of Philadelphia, and Dr.and Mrs. Oliver C. Colburn. The Ford Foundation and a L’Aquila Exchange, University of Pennsylvania grant in 1982 provided funds for Eiseman’s trips to Italy.
The Porticello Shipwreck spans the period from 1969-88 and primarily contains letters, field notes, object descriptions, drawings and photographs (prints, slides, and negatives) of objects and under water excavations relating to the project. The collection is divided into six series: Correspondence; Field Notes; Catalogues; Publications; Drawings; Photographs.
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- Finding aid prepared by Lawrence Rosen
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Consists of one folder of general correspondence pertaining primarily to the project. All other folders refer to specific topics, many of which are concerned with the artifacts.
Survey of excavation site, and study of objects. Not included are detailed notes of the excavation. (See chapter 1 of the Eiseman and Ridgway monograph for an account of the excavation.)
[Folder title for material in oversize box at end. See: Box 3, folder 17]
Description of objects completed in 1970, 1971 photo list of objects and descriptions of some specific artifacts.
Primarily publications in sources that were deemed more difficult to access.
Renderings of artifacts by Jane Cook and Susan Katzev.
Numerous prints of objects taken at various points in time, plus two folders of the excavation site and the excavation. The majority of the photographs are attributed to Donald A. Frey Other photographers were David Owen, Robin Piercy and Susan Katzev. Sequencing of the folders, when possible, followed the ordering of the chapters in the Eiseman and Ridgway monograph.