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RG 002/004. Museums

 Record Group Term
Identifier: RG 002/004

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Amherst College Assyrian Reliefs Collection

Identifier: RG 002-004-003
Abstract In a letter of 1856, Amherst President Edward Hitchcock noted that the recently-purchased “sculpted slabs” from ancient Nineveh, then on view in the College’s library, were attracting “more attention than any other specimens in our collection.” Acquired for $250 with the assistance of the Reverend Henry Lobdell (AC 1849) a missionary stationed in Mosul, the group of ancient Assyrian reliefs included this depiction of a winged mythological creature shown in the ritual act of pollinating the...
Dates: 1855 - 1946

Amherst College Mead Art Museum Records

Identifier: RG 002-004-001

Correspondence, research notes, news clippings, guest books, exhibition catalogues, monographs, press releases, and photographs relating to Amherst College's Mead Art Museum. The records include significant documentation of the museum's first major exhibition, the Armory Show Retrospective of 1958.

Dates: 1874-present; Majority of material found within 1946-present

Catalogue of the Gilbert Museum of Indian Relics

Identifier: RG 002-004-002

Bound manuscript volumes, loose manuscript notes, and published material describing specimens of Native American relics that once formed the Gilbert Museum of Indian Relics at Amherst College. Includes the original collection descriptions of Dr. Edward Hitchcock (AC 1849) and later additions from other sources, including the collection of D. S. Kellogg. Supplementary materials include two printed catalogs of the museum, 1903-1904, articles by F. B. Loomis.

Dates: 1903-2015

Pratt Museum of Natural History Records

Identifier: RG 002-004-004

Reports, correspondence, clippings, photographs, field notebooks and catalogues related to the natural history collections formerly held in the Pratt Museum, as well as expeditionary field work undertaken to develop those collections. Also includes some records of the Amherst College department of Geology.

Dates: 1866-2000