Collection ID: 2017.001
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology
Abstract:
Prior to the Glenn A. Black Lab of Archeology, the Indiana Historical Society was the only institution in Indiana assuming the responsibility for local prehistory including: an active program of site survey, excavation, preservation, basic research, publication, and student training. In the 1960s, the Indiana Historical Society proposed transferring their material holdings to Indiana University, which included a monetary grant to construct and equip an archeological laboratory on the Bloomington campus. Materials included in the transfer from the Indiana Historical Society to the Glenn A. Black Lab of Archeology included: state archeological survey files, the Society's artifact collection, library, physical equipment, and the Angel Mounds State Memorial. The archeological lab was named in honor of Indiana's Historical Society archeologist, Glenn A. Black and dedicated in 1971.
Extent:
2.5 linear feet
Language:
Materials are in English
Preferred citation:

[item],Institutional History Mss, Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Archives, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Background

Scope and Content:

This collection documents the planning of the Glenn A. Black Archeology Lab, including related documents to Angel Mounds, legislation, and publications. It also contains correspondence between Glenn A. and Ida Black, James H. Kellar, George and Francis Martin, and other individuals involved in the establishment of the lab.

Biographical / Historical:

Proposals, legislation, correspondence, and publications produced by the Glenn A. Black Lab, Indiana University, and the Indiana Historical Society.

Processing information:

Processing of the collection by Haley Suby, February 2017.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

This collection is open for research. Advanced notice is required.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[item],Institutional History Mss, Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Archives, Indiana University, Bloomington.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Reading Room and Archive
416 North Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408, United States
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
812-855-9544
gbl@indiana.edu