INVENTORY OF THE EINAR GJERSTAD RESEARCH PAPERS, 1806-1984

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INVENTORY OF THE EINAR GJERSTAD RESEARCH PAPERS 1806-1984

Accession no. 900228

Finding Aid prepared by Ann Harrison
Getty Research Institute

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Einar Gjerstad research papers
Dates: 1806-1984
Date (bulk): 1925-1980
Collection Number: Accession no. 900228
Creator: Gjerstad, Einar, b. 1897
Extent: 11.4 linear ft. (20 boxes)
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Library
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
Abstract: The Einar Gjerstad research papers document the long and prolific scholarly career of this Swedish classical archaeologist. The archive includes research notes, photographs, drawings, typescripts and publication production materials for Gjerstad's extensive studies of the archaeology of Cyprus and early Rome.
Language: Collection material is in English and Swedish

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Einar Gjerstad research papers, 1806-1984 (bulk 1925-1980). Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 900228

Acquisition Information

Einar Gjerstad's research papers were acquired with his library in 1988.

Processing History

The archive was initially processed by Teresa Morales and Lynn Tapia in 1995. Ann Harrison did further processing and created the series arrangement and finding aid in 2008.

Separated Material

The Einar Gjerstad research papers were separated from his library when both were acquired by the Getty Research Institute. A search using the phrase "Einar Gjerstad" while selecting the index "Provenance" from the pull-down menu in the online library catalog will retrieve a list of the books and periodicals from Gjerstad's library.

Biographical/Historical Note

Einar Nilson Gjerstad was born October 30, 1897 in Örebro, Sweden, where his father, Erik Nilson, was a merchant and local politician. As Nilson’s career advanced during World War I, the family moved to Stockholm, and shortly after this, in 1917, Gjerstad left home to enroll in Uppsala University. At Uppsala, Gjerstad studied under Axel Persson, and eventually became his assistant when the Swedish excavations at Asine in Greece began in 1922. This connection with Persson set the foundation for Gjerstad’s archaeological career.
A chance encounter on a train in the Balkans in the summer of 1922 between Axel Persson and a stranger, who asked to borrow money, led to Persson receiving an invitation to excavate in Cyprus under very favorable conditions. Persson, being too busy himself, offered this opportunity to Gjerstad. Thus in 1923, Gjerstad went off to Cyprus for initial investigations and negotiations. He spent the next sixteen months on the island studying previously excavated material and conducting his own limited excavations, work for which he received his doctorate from Uppsala in 1926. Having done this initial reconnaisance, Gjerstad returned to Cyprus in 1927 as the director of a large-scale project, the Swedish Cyprus Expedition (SCE). Gjerstad and his team spent the years from 1927-1931 in the field, then returned to Sweden for the task of interpreting and publishing the results of those excavations. During this period of excavation and study, from 1926-1935, Gjerstad also held the position of Docent in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University.
Although he would continue the publication of his work on Cyprus for many years to come, 1935 marked a new phase in Gjerstad’s career. From 1935-1940 Gjerstad served as the director of the Swedish Institute for Classical Studies in Rome, where he showed great skill at administration. He initiated and implemented the creation of a new Institute building in Rome, and he worked to establish a Swedish Institute in Athens. On leaving Rome in 1940, Gjerstad became Professor of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Lund University.
After World War II, Gjerstad’s research interests shifted. Having spent 25 years focused almost exclusively on the archaeology of Cyprus, Gjerstad turned to Rome. His tenure in Rome had sparked an interest in early Roman history and archaeology, and Gjerstad entered a new phase of research and excavation. In 1949, Gjerstad presented the first in what became a long series of articles and books in which he put forward a radical redating of the early history of the city of Rome. In 1957, he left his chair at Lund and was awarded a personal professorship which would allow him to concentrate fully on his Rome research. Gjerstad did just that, publishing extensively on Roman questions until he retired from the position in 1972.
In his retirement, he continued his research and publications on Rome, as well as returning to his original interest, Cyprus. Einar Gjerstad died in Lund on January 8, 1988.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Einar Gjerstad research papers document the scholarly career of this Swedish classical archaeologist. Gjerstad was a prolific scholar with over 160 publications to his credit. His work can be divided into two main phases of research. Gjerstad devoted the first 25 years of his career to the archaeology of Cyprus, a field he would return to again at the end of his life. He then spent the next 25 years focusing on the archaeology of early Rome.
A selection of materials related to Gjerstad's research and publications in Cypriot archaeology comprises the first series of his papers. A limited amount of correspondence and publication production elements derive directly from his work with the Swedish Cyprus Expedition. The bulk of the series, however, consists of research notes, photographs, manuscripts and offprints deriving from Gjerstad's subsequent work on a wide variety of topics in Cypriot archaeology, especially pottery studies.
Documentation of Gjerstad's work on early Rome forms the bulk of the archive. In his Early Rome series of books and in numerous articles Gjerstad presents a radical redating of the foundation of Rome, lowering the date from 753 B.C. to circa 575 B.C. Gjerstad's research papers contain data from his own excavations, as well as those of earlier excavators, especially Giacomo Boni, in various areas of the city of Rome, including the Roman Forum, the Capitoline, Esquiline and Palatine hills and the Forum Boarium. These research materials include notes, drawings and stratigraphic sections, but of particular interest is the extensive photographic documentation of the pottery excavated from early levels in Rome, as well as the comparative material from other sites used for chronological correlations. Gjerstad's many publications detailing his revised chronology are represented here by manuscripts, typescripts, offprints, proofs and mechanicals.
The third series of Gjerstad's papers is comprised of archaeological research and publications dealing with a variety of areas, both those closely linked to his major research interests, like Greece, and further removed, like Sweden. The research materials include notes, photographs, postcards and offprints. A small selection of miscellaneous professional papers completes the archive.
The bulk of Einar Gjerstad's research papers dates from 1925 to 1980, the period of his active research. The broader range of dates for the archive reflects the dates of publications and photographs used by Gjerstad for his research.

Arrangement

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Boni, Giacomo, 1859-1925
Svenska Cypernexpeditionen (1927-1931)

Subjects - Topics

Excavations (Archaeology) — Cyprus
Excavations (Archaeology) — Italy — Rome
Pottery, Ancient — Cyprus
Pottery, Ancient — Italy — Rome

Subjects - Places

Capitoline Hill (Italy) — Antiquities
Cyprus — Antiquities
Esquiline (Italy) — Antiquities
Forum Boarium (Rome, Italy)
Palatine Hill (Italy)
Roman Forum (Rome, Italy)
Rome — Antiquities
Rome — History—To 510 B.C.

Genres and Forms of Material

Correspondence
Drawings
Manuscripts
Mechanicals (camera-ready copy)
Offprints
Photographic prints
Postcards
Proofs
Research notes
Typescripts

Titles

Early Rome


 

Series I.  Archaeology of Cyprus, 1910-1984

Physical Description: 3.3 linear feet 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Einar Gjerstad’s scholarly reputation was formed by his work on Cyprus as the director of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition. The Swedish Cyprus Expedition, in the field from 1927 to 1931, was an exceptional excavation. The scope of the endeavor was enormous. In those four years, the team excavated approximately twenty sites covering the range of Cypriot civilization from pre-pottery Neolithic to the Late Roman period, including settlements, cemeteries and sanctuaries. The publication of the expedition was also a model, in both the relative speed with which it was produced and in the intellectual caliber of the work.
Gjerstad’s research materials and publications on the archaeology of Cyprus constitute this series, with his publications forming the initial element. Manuscripts of several of Gjerstad’s published articles are included here, along with relevant notes and photographs, as well as Gjerstad's own offprint copies of a small number of his publications. Although the official archive of the Swedish Cyprus Expedition is held by the Medelhavsmuseet in Stockholm, this collection includes a small amount of material directly related to the Expedition. These are primarily materials such as typescripts by various authors, proofs, and other production materials relating to Gjerstad's role in overseeing the publication of the nine-volume excavation report. A small quantity of correspondence follows, also primarily concerned with Swedish Cyprus Expedition publications. The bulk of the material in this series, however, pertains to Gjerstad’s research. Photographic documentation of artifacts, especially pottery, is included, as well as a collection of offprints relating to various aspects of Cypriot archaeology.
Box 1, 18*

Publications and lectures, 1925-1980, undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes material related to Gjerstad's own writings, both articles and lectures, as well as production materials connected with Gjerstad's role overseeing the publication of the entire Swedish Cyprus Expedition excavation report.
Box 1, Folder 1-14

Articles written by Gjerstad, 1925-1980

Box 1, Folder 1

"Stenålder på Cypern," 1925

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Published in Svenska Orientällskapets årsbok 3 (1925): 5-12.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Summary of Swedish excavations in Cyprus," 1931

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Published in Syria 12 (1931): 58-66; extensively annotated.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Cypriskt Klosterliv," 1931

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Published in Risebergaboken (Stockholm, 1931): 333-[336].
Box 1, Folder 4

"Brief report on the Swedish excavations in Cyprus," 1933

Physical Description: 1 fascicle

Scope and Content Note

Published in Bollettino dell' Associazione internazionale degli studi mediterranei 4 (1933): 1-4.
Box 1, Folder 5

"Cyprisk och etruskisk skulptur," 1933

Physical Description: 1 fascicle

Scope and Content Note

Published in Konsthistorisk tidskrift 2 (1933): 51-64.
Box 1, Folder 6

"Die Entwicklung der kyprischen Skulptur von der archaischen bis zur hellenistischen Zeit," 1936

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Published in Archäologischer Anzeiger 1936: 561-586.
Box 1, Folder 7

"Cypriote Syllabary Inscriptions," 1937

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Published in The Swedish Cyprus expedition : finds and results of the excavations in Cyprus, 1927-1931, Vol. III, Appendix IV: 633-638.
Box 1, Folder 8

"Supplementary Notes on Finds from Ajia Irini in Cyprus," 1963

Physical Description: 3 offprints, 23 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Published in Medelhavsmuseet Bulletin 3 (1963): 3-40; includes incomplete set of photographs used for the figures in the article.
Box 1, Folder 9

"O Thesauros tou Bouniou," 1965

Physical Description: 1 fascicle, 1 leaf, 1 card

Scope and Content Note

Published in Pneumatike Kypros 52 (1965): 102-104; includes business card and letter from Antonis Mystakidis.
Box 1, Folder 10

"A Late Protocorinthian Aryballos in Cypriote Find-context," 1970

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Published in RDAC 1970: 86-91.
Box 1, Folder 11

"The Cypro-Archaic Life-Size Terracotta Statue found in Old Smyrna," 1958-1978

Physical Description: 30 leaves, 53 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript of paper delivered at the Xth International Congress of Classical Archaeology in Ankara and Izmir in September 1973, published version of the paper is pages 709-713 in the Proceedings (Ankara, 1978), as well as being published in Acta Archaeologica 49 (1978): 191-196. Also includes notes, draft of footnotes for the publication, plate layout, earlier correspondence regarding the statue and photographs of pottery from the Alyattan destruction level at Smyrna.
Box 1, Folder 12

"A Cypro-Greek Royal Marriage in the 8th Cent. B.C.?," 1978-1979

Physical Description: 15 leaves, 3 offprints

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript of paper delivered in March 1978 and published in the conference proceedings Salamine de Chypre, histoire et archéologie (Paris, 1980): 141-146, as well as in Studies Presented in Memory of Porphyrios Dikaios (Nicosia, 1979): 89-93.
Box 1, Folder 13

"The Phoenician Colonization and Expansion in Cyprus," 1979

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Published in RDAC 1979: 230-254.
Box 1, Folder 14

"The Origin and Chronology of the Early Bronze Age in Cyprus," 1980

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Published in RDAC 1980: 1-16.
Box 1, 18*

Production materials from Swedish Cyprus Expedition publications overseen by Gjerstad, 1959-1971

Box 1, 18*

The Stone Age and the Early Bronze Age in Cyprus (Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. IV, part 1A), circa 1959-1962

Box 1, Folder 15

Materials relating to the production of the volume, 1959-1960

Physical Description: 16 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Primarily regarding plate production, includes lists of images, notes, correspondence and billing statement from John Kroon.
Box 1, 18*

"The Stone Age" section by Porphyrios Dikaios, circa 1959-1962

Box 1, Folder 16

Corrected proofs of text, 1959

Physical Description: 7 signatures, 12 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Also includes typescript of title page and list of figures, proofs of footnotes, notes.
Box 18*, Folder 1

Typeset copy for plate layout, circa 1959-1962

Physical Description: 5 leaves
Box 18*, Folder 2

Table of cultural sequence and chronology, 1959-1960

Physical Description: 25 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript copy and corrected proof of table, sections of annotated chronology text and correspondence regarding C-14 testing.
Box 1, Folder 17

"The Early Cypriote Bronze Age" section by James R. Stewart, circa 1959-1962

Physical Description: 42 items

Scope and Content Note

Inked drawings, paste-ups or mechanicals, copy and proofs of selected figures.
Box 1, Folder 18

The Late Cypriote Bronze Age: Architecture and Pottery (Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. IV, part 1C) by Paul Aström, circa 1971

Physical Description: 50 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript draft of "Architecture" section, as well as mechanicals and proofs of figures with pottery.
Box 1, Folder 19

"Archaic Cyprus," undated

Physical Description: 22 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript of a lecture (?).
Box 1, Folder 20

Correspondence, 1958-1981

Physical Description: 11 items

Scope and Content Note

Primarily business correspondence regarding orders for Swedish Cyprus Expedition volumes and publication production. Also includes two letters from Vassos Karageorghis regarding the excavations at Salamis and Kokkinokremos.
Box 2-4

Archaeological research materials, 1910-1984

Box 2, Folder 1-5

Pottery, 1947-1975, undated

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Line drawings of pottery, circa 1947

Physical Description: 106 items

Scope and Content Note

Contains reprographic copies of most of the figure plates from The Cypro-Geometric, Cypro-Archaic and Cypro-Classical Periods (Swedish Cyprus Expedition, Vol. IV, part 2) by Gjerstad, with some images cut out, as well as individual images of vases cut from the volume.
Box 2, Folder 3

Scientific analysis of pottery, 1972-1975, undated

Physical Description: 5 leaves, 6 staple-bound typescripts

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to the studies conducted by Isadore Perlman, Michal Artzy and Frank Asaro of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory involving neutron activation analysis of pottery from Cyprus. Includes "preprints" of articles submitted for publication with a letter thanking Gjerstad for his support, as well as a telegram from Perlman to Gjerstad and a computer printout of data.
Box 2, Folder 4

Mycenaean pottery from tombs at Enkomi, undated

Physical Description: 65 items

Scope and Content Note

Photographs and inked drawings on vellum, as well as paste-ups for illustrations in unidentified publication.
Box 2, Folder 5

Various material relating to Cypriot pottery, undated

Physical Description: 25 leaves, 24 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of pottery from Amathus, Pyrgos, Kalopsida, and Dhenia, as well as notes. See also Box 14, f. 1 for pottery from Lefkandi.
Box 2, Folder 6

Sculpture, undated

Physical Description: 8 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Primarily terracotta figures.
Box 2, Folder 7

Phoenician bowls, 1965, undated

Physical Description: 21 photographs, 3 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of two electrum bowls from Idalion and and one bronze bowl probably from Sparta, now in the Louvre (AO 20134, AO 21035, AO 4702); connected with Gjerstad's article "Decorated Metal Bowls from Cyprus," Opuscula Archaeologica 4 (1946): 1-18. Also includes letter from Anthony Snodgrass regarding culture and date of bowl from Amathus.
Box 2, Folder 8

Excavations at Salamis, undated

Physical Description: 2 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Bundle of twelve iron skewers (obeloi) from Tomb 79; cenotaph of Nicocreon.
Box 3-4

Offprints on Cypriot topics, 1910-1984

Physical Description: 131 offprints

Scope and Content Note

Offprints covering a broad range of topics relating to both the prehistoric and historic eras. Some offprints have been annotated by Gjerstad. Also includes a small number of fascicles or articles removed from journals. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 2, 18*

Miscellaneous material related to Cyprus, 1946-1977, undated

Box 2, Folder 9

General material, 1946-1977, undated

Physical Description: 2 staple-bound typescripts, 1 booklet, 2 postcards, 9 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Includes unpublished (?) typescript by Martin Gjerstad, Einar's son, on the economic geography of Cyprus in the early twentieth century and a typescript by Arne Furumark reporting on the excavations at Sinda, as well as materials relating to the 1974 partition of Cyprus and miscellaneous notes.
Box 18*, Folder 3

Oversize map of Nicosia, 1966

Physical Description: 1 leaf
 

Series II.  Archaeology of early Rome, 1806, 1898-1983, undated

Physical Description: 6. 6 linear feet 11 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Rome was founded in 753 B.C. This date, derived from the ancient Romans’ own written tradition of their history, has long been accepted by historians. In the volumes of his Early Rome series and in many related articles, however, Einar Gjerstad refuted this established date for the foundation of Rome. Arguing from archaeological evidence as opposed to the literary sources, Gjerstad proposed a radical shift of Rome’s foundation to circa 575 B.C. and the establishment of the Republic from 509 B.C. to circa 450 B.C. Gjerstad's research and publication materials relating to his redating of the early history of Rome comprise this series.
Gjerstad’s work on early Rome had two aspects, the collection of archaeological data and the interpretation of that data, and these two aspects have met with different receptions among scholars. The research materials assembled by Gjerstad for his study of early Rome form the first section of this series. These materials are primarily archaeological with only limited references to the purely historical and cultural aspects of the early city. Gjerstad gathered data from all the pertinent earlier excavations in the Forum Romanum and the surrounding areas, and combined them with the finds from his own excavations. This earlier data had been held by different entities and was often difficult to access. Of particular interest in this regard is the work of Giacomo Boni, who did extensive stratigraphical excavations in the Forum at the turn of the twentieth century. Boni had carefully documented his work through notes, drawings, stratigraphic sections and photographs, but this material had never been fully published. Gjerstad’s compilation of all that scattered data has generally been deemed an important scholarly contribution and is represented here in his research materials, especially in the extensive photographic documentation of the early Roman pottery sequence. As for the conclusions Gjerstad drew from this data, that is, his revision of the chronology of early Rome, these were for the most part vigorously opposed in his lifetime and find only occasional adherents today.
These conclusions, as well as a thorough presentation of his data, are to be found in Gjerstad's many publications on early Rome. The archive includes materials related to many of these publications. The bulk is production materials, especially plate and figure mechanicals for the Early Rome series, but there are also a small number of manuscripts, typescripts and offprints relating to his other publications on Rome.
Box 5-9

Research on the archaeology and history of early Rome, 1806, 1898-1983, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also in Boxes 17*, 18*, 19, 20.
Box 5-6

Archaeological research on early Rome, 1898-1966, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also in Boxes 17*, 18*, 19, 20.
Box 5-6

City of Rome, by area, 1898-1966, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also in Boxes 17*, 18*, 20.
Box 5-6

Roman Forum, 1898-1966, undated

Scope and Content Note

Archaeological material from excavations and soundings in the Roman forum. Gjerstad includes data from his own excavations, as well as compiling the data from earlier, often poorly published excavations, especially the extensive work of Giacomo Boni at the turn of the twentieth century. Also included here is research and preliminary material for Gjerstad's Early Rome volumes. The material is arranged geographically, from west to east, from the Capitoline to the Palatine.
Also in Boxes 17*, 18*, 20.
Box 5, Folder 1

Area of the Comitium, 1899-1960

Physical Description: 42 photographs, 3 leaves, 1 plan, 2 staple-bound typescripts

Scope and Content Note

Includes photographic documentation of pottery and terracottas excavated by Boni in 1899-1900 and by Gjerstad in 1939, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome III. Also includes a typescript titled "Sepulcrum Romuli."
Box 5-6

Area southwest of the so-called Equus Domitiani, 1903-1953, undated

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of excavations conducted in October and November 1949 by Gjerstad, re-examining the area excavated by Boni in 1903-1904, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome I.
Also in Boxes 18* and 20.
Box 5, Folder 2-3

Notes and photographs, 1903-1953

Physical Description: 68 leaves, 47 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Extensive documentation of the stratigraphy and the pottery.
Box 18*, Folder 4

Drawings of pottery from the travertine block, undated

Physical Description: 5 inked drawings
Box 20, Folder 1

Negatives, undated

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Stratigraphic section.
Box 6, Folder 11

Charcoal sample, undated

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Labeled "Strata 26"; in envelope sent to Gjerstad from the Botaniska Laboratoriet, Lunds Universitet, Feb. 1952.
Box 5, Folder 4

Temple of Castor, undated

Physical Description: 4 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Notes on architecture.
Box 5, Folder 5

Temple of Caesar/Arch of Augustus, 1904-1960

Physical Description: 12 photographs, 1 chart, 25 leaves, 1 envelope

Scope and Content Note

Material from excavations conducted by Gamberini Mongenet with collaboration by Gjerstad from 1950-1953 and documentation of Boni's work in the upper strata in 1904, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome III.
Box 5, Folder 6

Regia, 1966, undated

Physical Description: 4 photographs, 14 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of material from Boni's 1899 soundings, as well as renewed excavations in the 1960s by Frank Brown. Includes text of 1965 lecture by Frank Brown, "Nuovi sondaggi nella Regia."
Box 5, 20

Temple of Vesta, 1898-1960, undated

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of material from Boni's 1898 excavations at the Temple of Vesta and two pozzi near the temple excavated by A. Bartoli in 1930, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome III.
Box 5, Folder 7

Notes and photographs, 1898-1960

Physical Description: 6 photographs, 1 drawing, 3 leaves
Box 20, Folder 2

Negatives, undated

Physical Description: 6 negatives
Box 5

Via Sacra between Regia and Temple of Vesta, 1957-1960, undated

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of excavations by Gjerstad in April and May 1957, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome III.
Also in Boxes 17* and 20.
Box 5, Folder 8

Photographs and notes, 1957-1960

Physical Description: 29 photographs, 41 leaves
Box 17*, Folder 1

Stratigraphic sections, 1957-1960

Physical Description: 3 pencil drawings on vellum

Scope and Content Note

East, north and west sections.
Box 20, Folder 3

Negatives, undated

Physical Description: 4 frames
Box 5, Folder 9-10

Sepulcretum, 1902-1956

Physical Description: 74 photographs, 5 inked drawings, 4 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of Boni's 1902-1911 excavations of the archaic cemetery on the Sacra Via, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome II.
Box 5, 20

Habitation levels above the Sepulcretum, 1902-1953, undated

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of Boni's excavations, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome I.
Box 5, Folder 11

Notes and photographs, 1902-1953

Physical Description: 7 leaves, 25 photographs
Box 20, Folder 4

Negatives, undated

Physical Description: 2 negatives
Box 5, 20

General Forum, undated

Box 5, Folder 12

Notes and photographs, undated

Physical Description: 17 photographs, 9 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Mostly photographs of imported pottery found in the Forum.
Box 20, Folder 5

Negatives, undated

Physical Description: 3 negatives
Box 6, 20

Capitoline, 1925-1960, undated

Scope and Content Note

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of A. M. Colini's excavations at various points on the Capitoline from the mid 1920s to the early 1940s, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome III.
Box 6, Folder 1

Photographs and notes, 1925-1960

Physical Description: 32 leaves, 15 photographs
Box 20, Folder 6

Negatives, undated

Physical Description: 4 frames
Box 6, Folder 2

Palatine and Velia, circa 1910-1960

Physical Description: 23 leaves, 22 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of multiple excavations of both habitation sites and tombs on the Palatine and Velia, beginning with Boni's excavations in the 1910s, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome II and III.
Box 6, Folder 3-4

Esquiline, circa 1960, undated

Physical Description: 7 leaves, 59 photographs, 5 inked drawings

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of material from the Esquiline necropolis. For remains of fortifications on the Esquiline, see also Box 6, folder 9.
Box 6, Folder 5

Cispius, undated

Physical Description: 5 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of terracottas from a votive deposit excavated in 1877.
Box 6, 17*

Quirinal, 1960, undated

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of material from votive deposits on the Quirinal excavated in the 1870s and 1880s and from the necropolis, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome III. For remains of fortifications on the Quirinal, see also Box 6, folder 9.
Box 6, Folder 6

Notes and photographs, 1960, undated

Physical Description: 15 photographs, 11 leaves, 1 inked drawing
Box 17*, Folder 2

Pottery collage, undated

Physical Description: 1 item
Box 6, Folder 7-8

Forum Boarium, 1938-1961, undated

Physical Description: 56 photographs, 4 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Documentation of excavations in the Forum Boarium by A. Colini in 1938 and by Gjerstad from February to May 1959, as well as notes and images related to Early Rome III.
Box 6, Folder 9

Fortifications of Rome, circa 1960

Physical Description: 22 leaves, 2 photographs, 1 inked drawing

Scope and Content Note

Notes and images related to Early Rome III.
Box 6, Folder 10

Faunal and floral analysis, 1959-1960

Physical Description: 3 leaves
Box 7, 17*

Comparanda, 1964-1966, undated

Scope and Content Note

Comparative material for finds from the city of Rome, primarily pottery, arranged by area and site.
Box 7, 17*

Etruria, undated

Box 7, Folder 1-4

Standard photographs,

Physical Description: 126 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Includes material from Cerveteri, Tarquinia, especially the Bocchoris tomb, Veii, Vetulonia, Poggio Buco, Bisenzio, Falerii, Siena, Narce.
Box 17*, Folder 3

Oversize pottery assemblage,

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Pottery from Populonia.
Box 7, Folder 5-6

Latium, 1966, undated

Physical Description: 120 leaves, 4 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Set of corrected proofs for The Iron Age Culture of Latium by Pär Göran Gierow (Lund: C.W.K. Gleerup, 1966); also includes pottery and architectural terracottas from Satricum and Velletri.
Box 7, Folder 7

Bologna region, undated

Physical Description: 7 photographs
Box 7, Folder 8

Picenum, 1964, undated

Physical Description: 1 leaf, 5 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of material from Novilara, Tomb 62 and letter regarding amber beads in the Museo di Ancona.
Box 7, Folder 9

Campania, undated

Physical Description: 8 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Pottery from Ischia and Cumae.
Box 7, Folder 10

Lipari, undated

Physical Description: 37 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Ausonian pottery.
Box 7, Folder 11

Novo Mesto, Slovenia, undated

Physical Description: 12 postcards, 1 envelope

Scope and Content Note

Pottery and metalwork in the Dolenjski Musej.
Box 7, Folder 12

General pottery research, undated

Physical Description: 81 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes, concordances, figure lists and profiles of pottery forms.
Box 8

Miscellaneous archaeological research materials, 1950-1965, undated

Scope and Content Note

Also in Boxes 18*, 19 and 20.
Box 8, Folder 1-2

Notes, 1950-1965, undated

Physical Description: 141 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Also includes permissions and limited correspondence regarding comparanda, as well as bibliographic references.
Box 8, Folder 3-4

Photographs and drawings, undated

Physical Description: 101 photographs, 3 inked drawings

Scope and Content Note

Primarily unidentified pottery, either from Rome or comparative areas, but also includes unidentified excavation photographs, maps of Rome and supplementary images of Roman sculpture and other objects.
Box 18*, Folder 5

Oversize images, undated

Physical Description: 2 items
Box 20, Folder 7

Acetate negative, undated

Physical Description: 1 negative

Scope and Content Note

Map of Rome.
Box 19

Glass negatives, undated

Physical Description: 3 negatives

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of pottery (negative damaged); plan and elevation of structure.
Box 8, Folder 5-8

Research on historical and cultural aspects of early Rome, 1806, 1951-1972, undated

Box 8, Folder 5

Pre-Latin linguistic and religious survivals, undated

Physical Description: 36 leaves
Box 8, Folder 6

Early Roman calendar, 1951-1959, undated

Physical Description: 98 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Notes, includes two letters with bibliographic references sent to Gjerstad by Christian Callmer.
Box 8, Folder 7

Roman religion, 1806, 1972

Physical Description: 28 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of two corrected typescripts by A. Brelich: "Iuppiter e le idus," published in Ex orbe religionum: Studia G. Widengren oblata (Leiden, 1972): 299-306 and "Appunti sul flamen Dialis" published in Acta Classica Universitatis Scientiarum Debreceniensis 8 (1972): 17-21. Also photocopy of B. Thorlacius, "De Latinorum Vejove" (Copenhagen, 1806).
Box 8, Folder 8

Miscellaneous research notes, undated

Physical Description: 23 leaves
Box 9, Folder 1-3

Offprints relating to Gjerstad's research on early Rome, 1939-1983

Physical Description: 36 offprints

Scope and Content Note

Offprints relevant to the early history and culture of Rome, chronology and comparative material. Many annotated by Gjerstad.
Box 10-12

Publications and lectures, 1941-1973, undated

Scope and Content Note

Gjerstad's scholarly output on Rome, both publications and lectures, comprises this section of the archive. Included here are offprints of several of Gjerstad's articles, as well as drafts and production materials related to the Early Rome series.
Also in Boxes 17*, 18* and 20.
Box 10, Folder 1

"Hur Rom byggdes under antiken," 1941

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Offprint from Ord och bild 50 (1941): 145-152.
Box 10, Folder 2

"Roma (Via Merulana)," 1948

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Offprint from NSA, Ser. 8, 2 (1949/50): 321-325.
Box 10, Folder 3

"Per strata ad data," 1952

Physical Description: 2 offprints

Scope and Content Note

Offprint from Arkeologiska forskningar och fynd (Stockholm, 1952): 108-117.
Box 10, Folder 4

Early Rome I. Stratigraphical researches in the Forum romanum and along the Sacra via, 1953

Physical Description: 34 items

Scope and Content Note

Plate and figure mechanicals.
Box 10, Folder 5

"La stratigrafia e i più antichi materiali archeologici nella zona dell'Arco di Augusto," 1954

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Offprint from Bullettino di paletnologia italiana 9 (1954/55): 277-297.
Box 17*, Folder 4

Early Rome II. The Tombs, 1956

Physical Description: 7 items

Scope and Content Note

Oversize plate and figure mechanicals.
Box 11, 18*

Early Rome III. Fortifications, domestic architecture, sanctuaries, stratigraphic excavations, 1960-1971

Physical Description: 34 items
Box 11, Folder 1-4

Standard figure and plate mechanicals, circa 1960

Physical Description: 91 items
Box 18*, Folder 6

Oversize figure and plate mechanicals, circa 1960

Physical Description: 5 items
Box 11, Folder 5

Preface, circa 1960

Physical Description: 6 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Hand-written manuscript.
Box 11, Folder 6

Reviews, 1970-1971

Physical Description: 3 offprints

Scope and Content Note

Extensive two-part review by Hans Riemann from Göttingischen gelehrten Anzeigen 222 (1970): 25-66 and 223 (1971): 33-86.
Box 11, Folder 7

"Etruskerna och Rom," 1960

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Offprint from San Giovenale. Etruskerna — landet och folket (Malmö, 1960): 131-151.
Box 12, Folder 1

Legends and facts of early Roman history, 1962

Physical Description: 1 book, 6 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Author's copy of the publication with extensive annotations and additions. Also includes manuscript entitled "Tradition."
Box 12, Folder 2

"The Etruscans and Rome in Archaic times," 1962

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Offprint from Etruscan Culture. Land and People (Malmö, 1962): 147-161.
Box 12, Folder 3

"Discussions concerning Early Rome 2," 1965

Physical Description: 12 items

Scope and Content Note

Mechanicals and figure proofs for article published in Opuscula Romana 5 (1965): 1-74.
Box 12, Folder 4

"Cultural history of Early Rome. Summary of archaeological evidence," 1965

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Article published in Acta Archaeologica 36 (1965): 1-41.
Box 12, 20

Early Rome IV. Synthesis of archaeological evidence, 1963-1966

Box 12, Folder 5-7

Mechanicals for figures, undated

Physical Description: 89 items
Box 12, Folder 8

Section of typescript with comments, 1963

Physical Description: 4 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Cover letter from A.W. Van Buren, who is sending back Gjerstad's typescript with comments; includes only three pages of typescript.
Box 12, Folder 9

Figure proofs (?), circa 1966

Physical Description: 29 items
Box 20, Folder 8

Transparencies for color plate production, circa 1966

Physical Description: 12 transparencies
Box 12, Folder 10

"The Aventine Sanctuary of Diana," 1970

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Article published in Acta Archaeologica 41 (1970): 99-107.
Box 10, Folder 6-13

Early Rome V. The written sources, 1973, undated

Scope and Content Note

The short sections of manuscript and typescript text presented here are very close, but not identical to, the text published in Early Rome V. This difference probably reflects an earlier draft, but they may be from a different publication, since Gjerstad often presented similar content in multiple publications.
Box 10, Folder 6

Mediterranean survivals, undated

Physical Description: 25 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Sections of typescript and notes relating to pre-Latin linguistic and religious survivals.
Box 10, Folder 7

Tribus and the curiate, undated

Physical Description: 26 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of text and separate set of footnotes.
Box 10, Folder 8

Centuriate, undated

Physical Description: 17 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and notes.
Box 10, Folder 9

Social structure, undated

Physical Description: 7 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Typescript.
Box 10, Folder 10

Kings, undated

Physical Description: 24 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and manuscript.
Box 10, Folder 11

The Curiate, Centuriate and tribal assemblies, undated

Physical Description: 20 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and typescript pages.
Box 10, Folder 12

Foreign politics, undated

Physical Description: 26 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Manuscript and typescript.
Box 10, Folder 13

Roman religion, undated

Physical Description: 9 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Typecript.
Box 10, Folder 14

Figure and plate mechanicals from unidentified publications, undated

Physical Description: 18 items
Box 10, Folder 15

"The Foundation of Rome and the Initial Date of the Roman Republic," undated

Physical Description: 13 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of a lecture.
Box 10, Folder 16

Unidentified typescripts, undated

Physical Description: 3 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Sections of unidentified typescripts dealing with Cloelia and Tarquinius Priscus.
Box 10, Folder 17

Correspondence, 1955-1969

Physical Description: 7 leaves

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence relating to Gjerstad's work on Rome, including questions about publications and loans of illustrations.
 

Series III.  Archaeology of other areas, 1926-1983

Physical Description: 1.3 linear feet 3 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Although highly focused on the archaeology of Cyprus and early Rome, Gjerstad's research interests also extended into other areas of archaeology. Because Cyprus played the role of cultural intermediary in the eastern Mediterranean, this holds particularly true with regard to Cyprus' neighbors, such as Greece, Turkey and Egypt. This series is comprised of research materials and a small number of publications by Gjerstad relating to these neighboring cultures, as well as more distant ones. Also included here are unidentified archaeological notes, drawings and photographs.
Box 13-14

Greece, 1926-1982, undated

Box 14, Folder 1

Pottery from Lefkandi, 1965, undated

Physical Description: 2 photographs, 1 leaf

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of imported Cypriot flask from Tomb 22 in the Palia Perivolia cemetery and an imported Italic cup from the LH IIIC settlement at Xeropolis. Also includes letter from Mervyn Popham regarding the Italic cup.
Box 14, Folder 2

Images of Greek art, undated

Physical Description: 1 photograph, 1 inked drawing

Scope and Content Note

Photograph of bronze statuette of a horse in the museum in Vasiliko, found near Malthi in Messenia, published in Natan Valmin, "Spätmykenische Steinreliefs aus Messenien." OpAth 2 (1955): 66-74. Photograph mounted for printing with figure number and printing scale indicated. Also a drawing of an unidentified Geometric vase.
Box 14, Folder 3

Typescripts relating to the archaeology of Greece, 1956, undated

Physical Description: 3 items

Scope and Content Note

Copies of works by Arne Furumark on Linear A and by Vladimir Georgiev on Greece and the Indo-Europeans.
Box 14, Folder 4-6

Offprints relating to the archaeology of Greece, 1936-1982

Physical Description: 27 items
Box 13, Folder 1

Postcards of Greece, undated

Physical Description: 22 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Scenic views and Minoan, Classical and Byzantine monuments.
Box 13, Folder 4

Comments on the dissertation of Ernst Kjellberg, circa 1926

Physical Description: 1 item

Scope and Content Note

Copy of Studien zu den attischen Reliefs des V. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. (Uppsala, 1926) interleaved with extensive notes by Gjerstad.
Box 14, Folder 7

Miscellaneous material, undated

Physical Description: 14 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes and bibliographic references.
Box 14, Folder 8-11

Turkey, the Near East and Egypt, 1959-1978

Box 14, Folder 8-9

Articles by Gjerstad, 1959-1974

Box 14, Folder 8

"Naucratis again," 1959

Physical Description: 1 leaf, 14 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Images used to illustrate "Naukratis again," published in Acta Archaeologica 30 (1959): 147-165. Also includes reconstruction of the stratification of the site based on Flinders Petrie's diagram.
Box 14, Folder 9

"The stratification of Al Mina (Syria) and its chronological evidence," 1974

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Offprint from Acta Archaeologica 45 (1974): 107-123.
Box 14, Folder 10

Excavations at Labraunda, 1971, undated

Physical Description: 4 photographs
Box 14, Folder 11

Offprints, 1932-1978

Physical Description: 12 offprints
Box 13, 15

Later Rome and Italy, 1935-1976, undated

Box 15, Folder 1

Offprints of later Roman material, 1935-1976

Physical Description: 11 offprints

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript of an article translated from French into Swedish.
Box 13, Folder 2-3

Postcards of Italy, undated

Physical Description: 114 postcards

Scope and Content Note

Scenic views and works of art from antiquity through the Renaissance from sites including Taranto, Syracuse, Lecce, Taormina, Capena, Tarquinia, Bologna, Verona, Subiaco, Sienna, Ravenna and Sardinia.
Box 15, Folder 2

Carthage and Phoenicians in the West, 1955-1981

Physical Description: 6 offprints
Box 15, Folder 3

Sweden, 1965, undated

Physical Description: 2 leaves, 2 photographs, 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

Includes amphorae from Valdemarsvik; site with bones and flints in Lund.
Box 15, Folder 4

Scientific analysis, 1965-1973

Physical Description: 6 offprints, 2 fascicles
Box 15, Folder 5

Various archaeological topics, 1933-1983

Physical Description: 16 offprints
Box 15, Folder 6

Unidentified archaeological materials, undated

Physical Description: 5 leaves, 4 drawings, 4 photographs
Box 15, Folder 7

General bibliographic material, undated

Physical Description: 8 leaves
 

Series IV.  Miscellaneous professional papers, 1932-1977, undated

Physical Description: 0.2 linear feet 1 box

Scope and Content Note

A range of Gjerstad's miscellaneous professional papers comprise this series. Of particular interest are materials, both Gjerstad's publications and general offprints, relating to Gjerstad's interest in the role of Sweden and Swedish archaeologists in classical archaeology. Lists of colleagues to whom Gjerstad sent offprints, as well as a small amount of general professional correspondence are also included.
Box 16, Folder 1-3

Material relating to the role of Sweden in classical archaeology, 1932-1976

Box 16, Folder 1-2

Publications by Gjerstad, 1971-1976

Box 16, Folder 1

"Krister Hanell 8/8 1904 - 7/1 1970. Minnesord," 1971

Physical Description: 2 offprints

Scope and Content Note

Offprint from Kungl. humanistiska vetenskapssamfundet i Lund. Årsberättelse 1970/71: 18-27.
Box 16, Folder 2

"Institutets historia 1926-1940," 1976

Physical Description: 1 offprint

Scope and Content Note

From Svenska institutet i Rom 1926-1976 (Rome, 1976): 25-32.
Box 16, Folder 3

Offprints, 1932-1974

Physical Description: 8 offprints

Scope and Content Note

Includes material relating to Gustaf Adolf's interest in archaeology, the Swedish Institute in Athens and necrologies of colleagues.
Box 16, Folder 4

List of offprint recipients, undated

Physical Description: 47 leaves

Scope and Content Note

Lists of names and addresses of people to whom Gjerstad sent offprints.
Box 16, Folder 5

Book catalogs and publication announcements, 1963-1971, undated

Physical Description: 8 items
Box 16, Folder 6

Lists of French doctoral candidates in Classical studies, 1972-1973

Physical Description: 2 items

Scope and Content Note

Includes university, dissertation title and advisor.
Box 16, Folder 7

Correspondence, 1953-1977, undated

Physical Description: 3 leaves

Scope and Content Note

General correspondence, including draft of condolence letter sent by Gjerstad to a colleague on the death of his father and general greetings sent to Gjerstad by the former (?) librarian of the Swedish Institute in Rome.
Box 16, Folder 8

Various, 1955-1972, undated

Physical Description: 6 items

Scope and Content Note

Various material including pamphlets from the Linnean Society of London and the Walters Art Gallery, as well as a set of regulations for the Swedish Institute in Rome.