James Henry Oliver Papers
Collection Number: GR ASCSA JHO 038
Name(s) of Creator(s): James Henry Oliver (1905-1981)
Title: James Henry Oliver Papers
Date [bulk]: 1929
Summary: This small collection contains 39 photos taken in Greece by James H. Oliver during a trip of the American Academy in Rome in 1929. There are photos of Mycenae, Bassae, Olympia, and other sites in the Peloponnese.
Quantity: 0.20 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Unknown (?)
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, James H. Oliver Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο James H. Oliver)
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James Henry Oliver (1905-1981), professor of Classics at Johns Hopkins University from 1946 to 1970, received his B.A. and Ph.D from Yale University (1926, 1931). At Yale he studied under George L. Hendrickson and Michael I. Rostovtzeff. He attended the University of Bonn in 1927-1928 and the American Academy in Rome in 1928-1930. From 1932 until 1936 he excavated at the Athenian Agora and served as the epigraphist of the excavations. His main interest and subject of many publications was the Roman government of the provinces. (Source of biographical note: W. D. Briggs, Jr. (ed.), Biographical Dictionary of American Classicists, Westport, Connecticut, 1994, pp. 461-462.)
39 photos of Mycenae, Bassae, Olympia, and other sites in the Peloponnese, taken in 1929 during a trip of the American Academy in Rome to Greece.