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Finding Aid to the Irene S. Vickrey Papers IT2002.210
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Box 1: Besh-Ba-Gowah Project Records

Scope and contents

  1. Field Notebook no. 1, [1935-1940] Numbered list of objects found at the excavation site and their locations.
  2. Field Notebook no. 2, [1935-1940] Numbered list of objects found at the excavation site and their locations.
  3. Field Notebook no. 3, [1935-1940] Numbered list of objects found at the excavation site and their locations.
  4. Field Notebook no. 4, [1935-1940] Pocket-size notebook with miscellaneous information about pottery and other materials found at the excavation site, and burial data.
  5. Grave Record binder Three-ring binder that housed the Grave Record.
  6. Miscellaneous Excavation Notes, [1935-1940] Notes containing information on room excavations and pottery.
  7. Room Excavation and Ceramic Analysis Notes, [1935-1940] Detailed information on pottery types found at the excavation site and excavated rooms (such as room dimensions, height of walls, wall construction, floor and floor perforations and fire pits).
  8. Room Excavation binder Three-ring binder that housed the Room Excavation and Ceramic Analysis notes.
  9. WPA Project Proposal, July 22, 1936 Project proposal submitted to the Works Progress Administration by Dr. Byron Cummings to continue to fund the project.

Box 2: Personal Papers and Photographs

Scope and contents

  1. Personal Papers, [1937-1941] Undated registration card for a correspondence course at Indiana University, undated newspaper clipping about archaeological findings in Mexico, a letter dated April 8, 1937, from the National Rifle Association attempting to identify a gun owned by the Gila County Museum (?), and a May, 1941 copy of "The Mountain Canary"- a newsletter published by the Globe Business and Professional Women's Club (of which Vickrey was a member).
  2. Photographs: Besh-Ba-Gowah Excavation Site, [1935-1940] Thirteen photographs of the excavation site. Three are numbered "Picture #4, W.P. 516," "Picture #5, W.P. 516," and "Picture #6, W.P. 516."
  3. Photographs: Besh-Ba-Gowah Room Excavations, [1935-1940] 32 photographs of room excavations. Many are numbered according to room (nos. 4, 5, 16, 18, 20, 21, 51, 56, 65, 95, 121, 123, 130, 144 are represented) and have descriptive information about the type and location of walls. Two photographs are labeled "Picture #1, W.P. 516" and "Picture #2, W.P. 516"; one is simply labeled "Room A." There are also eight unnumbered photographs.
  4. Photographs: Landscapes, [1935-1940] 15 photographs of landscapes. Six are of a decrepit log cabin. None of the photos appear to be of the Besh-Ba-Gowah site.
  5. Photographs: Ceramics and Implements Display - Gila County Museum, [1938?] 29 photographs, mainly of whole pots and pottery shards. It is not clear if any of the pottery or implements photographed are from the Besh-Ba-Gowah site. Only one photograph is labeled: "Gila Co. Museum, Gila Arizona. Showing archaeological, geological and historical displays." A second is labeled "Picture #8 W.P. 516." Several are stamped with the number 21.
  6. Photographs: Ceramics Processing - Gila County Museum, [1938?] 24 photographs showing women working with ceramics. Only one photograph is clearly labeled with a Works Progress Administration stamp that indicates date photo was taken (11/9/38), project number (1102), city (Globe, Arizona), county (Gila), title (Gila County Museum), and descriptive caption ("Pottery being reconstructed and mended. The completed olla at right is one of the largest found at Besh-Ba-Gowah.").
  7. Photographs: Vickrey (?) at Excavation Site, [1935-1940]