- 1931 - 2014
Language of Materials
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Extent39 linear feet
Biographical / Historical
Dr. Rattray focused her research and career on studying Teotihuacan, although she also worked in Honduras, Israel, and Southern Puebla. A few of her most influential projects include the Teotihuacan Mapping Project, the Thin Orange Project, the Merchants’ Barrio Project, and her Teotihuacan Chronology work.
In 2011, Dr. Rattray pledged her archive to the PMAE to complement a Pueblo Perdido Teotihuacan Ceramic Type Collection she donated in 1989.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Support for preparing and transferring the Evelyn Rattray papers to the Peabody Museum was provided by a grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s Historical Archives Program (HAP).
Most of the materials from this collection came from the residence of Alison Rattray, Evelyn Rattray's daughter, in Frederick, MD. A select portion was stored separately and came from Evelyn Rattray's home office in Plymouth, MA.
Rattray, Evelyn Childs, Jaime Litvak King, and Clara Luz Díaz Oyarzábal. 1981. Interacción cultural en México central. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
Rattray, Evelyn Childs. 1992. The Teotihuacan burials and offerings: a commentary and inventory. Nashville, Tenn: Vanderbilt University.
Rattray, Evelyn Childs. 1993. The Oaxaca barrio at Teotihuacan. Puebla: Instituto de Estudios Avanzados, Universidad de las Americas.
Rattray, Evelyn Childs. 1997. Entierros y ofrendas en Teotihuacan: excavaciones, inventario, patrones mortuorios. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas.
Coloquio Pedro Bosch-Gimpera, and Evelyn Childs Rattray. 1998. Rutas de intercambio en Mesoamérica: III Coloquio Pedro Bosch-Gimpera. México: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas.
Rattray, Evelyn Childs. 2001. Teotihuacan: ceramics, chronology, and cultural trends = Teotihuacan : cerámica, cronología y tendencias culturales. México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.
Barbara Fash (the Director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program and Mesoamerican Laboratory), Jennifer Carballo (Curatorial Assistant), Laura Lacombe (Curatorial Assistant), and Katherine Satriano (Associate Archivist), began processing the collection in Frederick, MD. They completed an initial inventory and conducted appraisal, with Fash and Carballo providing curatorial input and subject expertise. They prepared the materials for processing by the Archives Assistant.
- Copán Acropolis Archaeological Project
- Field notes
- Gezer Site (Israel)
- Indian pottery--Mexico--Puebla (State)
- Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (Mexico)
- Pottery, Prehistoric--Mexico
- Puebla (Mexico : State)--Antiquities.
- Teotihuacán Site (San Juan Teotihuacán, Mexico)
- Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
- Evelyn Childs Rattray papers
- Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
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- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English
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