Bushnell, David Ives, Jr. (1875 - 1941) Collection Records,
- Bushnell, David I. (David Ives) (Person)
2.25 linear feet
Source: PM Photographic Archives Bushnell Collection Finding Aid
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Until recently, the manuscript and photographic material were stored together and were largely uncatalogued and underutilized. The artifact material was inventoried by Collections Department Assistant Dr. Penny Drooker in 1995. In the fall of 1996, Ellie Swain, Research Assistant in the PM, began working on the Bushnell Collection under the guidance of Maranne McDade, Curatorial Associate in the Photographic Archives.
The project involved the separation of the photographic material from the manuscript material for cataloguing and preservation purposes. As the collection covered all aspects of Bushnell's professional and personal interests, extensive research of Bushnell's published material and archaeological field notes, as well as comprehensive review of the photographic holdings was required. In addition, careful attention was paid to maintaining the relationship between the photographs and the written material. Much of the manuscript material was described at the item level to enable curators to identify all the artifacts during cataloguing.
Once the photographic materials were catalogued, the manuscript and publication materials were transferred to the Archives.
- Bushnell, David Ives, Jr. (1875-1941) Collection Records, 1845-1942: A Finding Aid
- Peabody Museum Archives
- EAD ID
Part of the Peabody Museum Archives Repository
The Peabody Museum Archives contains primary source materials that reflect the Museum’s archaeological and ethnographic research and fieldwork since its founding in 1866. Archival collections contain photographs, documents, papers, and records of enduring value that were created or collected by the Museum, its individual affiliates, or other related entities. The collections also document the history or provenience, as well as the creation of many of the Museum’s artifact collections. To learn more about research visits at the Peabody Museum, please see https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/research-visits.
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