David H. Conwell Papers


Collection Number: GR ASCSA DHC 125
Name(s) of Creator(s): David Hulburt Conwell
Title: David Conwell Papers
Date [bulk]: 1980-2000
Date [inclusive]:
Languages: English
Quantity: 0.16 linear meters
Summary: The collection includes field notes, photographs and negatives related to Conwell’s research on the Long Walls of Athens for his dissertation (The Athenian long walls: chronology, topography and remains, University of Pennsylvania, 1992), while he was an ASCSA Associate Member (1990-1991), and subsequent monograph (Connecting a city to the sea: the history of the Athenian Long Walls, Mnemosyne, Supplementum 293, Leiden/Boston, 2008). The material dates to the late 1980s and early 1990s and includes photographs of fortification walls in Athens, Piraeus, Phaleron, and Attica (Eleusis, Phyle, Dema Wall, Oinoe etc). The photos are mounted and accompanied by detailed annotations.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: David Conwell, 2022.
Information about Access: The collection has been catalogued and is available for research. 
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, David Conwell Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Τμήμα Αρχείων, Αρχείο David Conwell)


Born and raised in Swarthmore, PA, David Conwell graduated from Trinity College (Hartford) with a B.A. in art history in 1982 and received a Ph.D. in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He was an ASCSA Associate Member in 1990-1991. After living and teaching in Germany for several years, David returned to the U.S., where he taught Latin and history courses at Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN) for 25 years. David now lives in Brunswick, Maine, where he is sorting through his options before committing to a new direction.


Box 1

Folders 1-5
Field notes: notes and measurements, sketches, newspaper clippings, xeroxes of plans, all related to the study of the Long Walls (Athens, Phaleron, Piraeus).

Folder 6
Field notes on fortifications in Attica (Eleusis, Phyle, Dema Wall, Oinoe etc).

Box 2

Folders 1-2
Athens Photos: 84 sheets with black & white and color photos and contact prints of remains of the walls and general views of Athens and surroundings, including photos of maps and plans

Folders 3-4
Attica Photos: 76 sheets with black & white and color photos and contact prints of remains of the walls and general views of various sites in Attica, including Piraeus.

Folder 5
Negatives: 45 sheets with negatives of the photographs in folders 1-4.