Collection Number: GR ASCSA JWS 020
Name(s) of Creator(s): Jerome W. Sperling (1908-1997)
Title: Jerome W. Sperling Papers
Date [bulk]: 1981-1982
Summary: This small collection of papers contains Sperling's "Notes on Sites in the Island of Symi and the Nearby Small Islands," from September 1981 and October 1982, forty-seven slides (digitized) of Symi, and a photocopy of an interview with Sperling.
Quantity: 0.20 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Jerome W. Sperling, 1983; Miriam Caskey 2008.
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Jerome W. Sperling Papers (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Jerome W. Sperling)
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Jerome W. Sperling (1908-1997) studied classics and archaeology at the University of Wisconsin (B.A. 1930, M.A. 1931) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati (1937). He worked as a member of John Caskey’s excavation and publication team at Troy, where he dug and published Kum Tepe. During WW II he served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) together with Caskey. Sperling also conducted a surface survey in Elis. In the 1980s, Sperling became interested in surveying the island of Syme (Dodecanese). Other publications include Thera and Therasia (published by the Athens Center of Ekistics in 1973).
"Notes on Sites in the Island of Symi and the Nearby Small Islands," from September 1981 and October 1982
Forty-seven slides (digitized) of Symi
Photocopy of an interview with Sperling