Excavation and Other Field Records

This section provides information about field projects (excavations, surveys, and various studies) undertaken or supported by the ASCSA. It should be noted that the majority of the records from the excavations at the Athenian Agora and Corinth are stored in the Stoa of Attalos and the Corinth Museum respectively.

The sites have been arranged alphabetically. 

Amphipolis
Argive Heraeum
Argolid (Mycenae and Myloi Blockhouses)
Argolid Exploration Project
Armatova (Elean Pylos)
Artemision
Assos
Atalante (see Kyparissi)
Athens (Agora of Athens)
Athens (North Slope of the Acropolis)
Colophon
Corinth
Delphi
Elateia
Elis
Eretria
Eutresis
Franchthi
Gonia (Corinthia)
Hagiorgitika (Arcadia)
Halae or Halai
Halieis
Herakleion (St Peter)
Hymettus or Hymettos
Ikarion or Icarion (Attica, Sanctuary of Dionysos)
Kavousi
Keos or Kea
Kephalari (see Argolid: Mycenae and Myloi Blockhouses)
Kenchreai
Kommos
Korakou
Koroni (see Porto Raphthi)
Koukounari (near Ikarion in Attika)
Kyparissi / Atalante
Lerna
Lesbos or Lesvos
Loutsa (Attika)
Lygourio (see Argolid: Mycenae and Myloi Blockhouses)
Minnesota Messenia Expedition
Myloi (see Argolid: Mycenae and Myloi Blockhouses)
Nea Nikomedeia
Nemea
Nichoria
Oeniadae or Oeniadai
Olynthus or Olynthos
Patroclus Island or Patroklos Island
Peiraeus or Piraeus
Phlious or Phlius
Plataea or Plataia
Porto Raphti (Koroni)
Prosymna
Pylos
Pylos MARWP
Samothrace
Sikinos
Sicyon or Sikyon
Sounion or Sounium
Syme
Thera
Tegea
Thoricus or Thorikos
Vari Cave (Attika)
Zygouries


AMPHIPOLIS

See Oscar Broneer Papers; ASCSA Administrative Records (Box 204/1); and the ASCSA Archaeological Photographic Collection

ARGIVE HERAEUM

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 003
Name of Creator(s): Charles Waldstein (1856-1927), Pierre Amandry and John Caskey (1909-1981)
Date(s): 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1949
Title: Argive Heraeum Excavation Records
Language(s): English
Summary: Charles Waldstein with the assistance of Richard Norton and of H.S. Washington and two students of the School, J.C. Hoppin and J. Alden, excavated at the site of the Argive Heraeum. John Caskey and Pierre Amandry of the French School cleared a 7th-6th cent. B.C. deposit in 1949. The collection consists of a photocopy of Charles Waldstein’s notebook (1897, original in King’s College Library); 23 prints from Waldstein’s excavations (1925) bought from Cambridge University Library, excavation notebooks, plans and drawings.
Quantity: 0.90 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Information about Access: The collection is catalogued and available for research.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Argive Heraeum Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Ηραίου του Άργους)
Notes: Plans and drawings are kept in Flat Storage, drawer #15.
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ARGOLID (Mycenae and Myloi Blockhouses)

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 031
Creator(s): Louis E. Lord, Alison Frantz, Carl Roebuck
Title: Argolid (Mycenae and Myloi Blockhouses) Records
Date(s): 1939
Language(s): English
Summary: The collection consists of three excavation notebooks which carry the following titles: 1. Blockhouse at Kephalaria, August 7-11, 1939 (M.A. Frantz); 2. Mykenai and Myloi Blockhouses (Carl Roebuck); and 3. [Kephalari Pyramid, Block Housr above Phychtia). In addition, nine film negatives depicting pottery (and used for publication in Hesperia 1938); three ink drawings of plans and sections. For administrative information see AdmRec Box 204/1, folder 9.
Quantity: 0.30 linear meters 
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Information about Access: The collection is available for research
Cite As: American School of lassical Studies at Athens, Excavation Records, Argolid (Mycenae and Myloi Blockhouses)

Argolid Exploration Project

Collection Number: (in process)
Creator(s): Michael H. Jameson, Thomas W. Jacobsen and James A. Dengate, Tjeerd H. van Andel, and Curtis N. Runnels 
Title: Argolid Exploration Project
Dates: 1970-1972, 1979-1983
Summary: geological and topographical maps
Quantity:
Information about Access: Not processed; please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.

ARMATOVA (Elean Pylos)

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 034
Name of Creator(s): John Coleman (1940-)
Date(s): 1967-1971, 1976-1977
Title: Armatova (Elean Pylos) Excavation Records
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavation at Armatova headed by J. Coleman of the University of Colorado was part of a larger collaboration between the Greek Archaeological Service and the foreign schools in the area of the upper Peneios valley in Elis. The collection contains duplicate inventory cards, photocopies of topographical plans, plans and drawings. See also, ASCSA Administrative Records Box 204/4, folder 3.
Quantity: 0.10 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Armatova (Elean Pylos) Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Αρμάτοβας (Ηλειακής Πύλου).
Notes: Plans and drawings kept separately in Flat Storage, drawer #25.
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ASSOS

See Francis H. Bacon Papers.

ATHENS (ATHENIAN AGORA)

See Athenian Agora; and for records concerning the history of the Agora Excavations including the recontruction of the Stoa of Attalos, see ASCSA Administrative Records.


Athens (Acropolis)

Date: 1903?-1928, 1938
Involved: B.H.Hill, W.B. Dinsmoor, et al.
Records: Gorham P. Stevens Papers (Erechtheum or Erechtheion)
Bert H. Hill Papers (Erechtheum and Parthenon)
Manuscript by W. B. Dinsmoor (Monument of Nikias)
Field notebook by W.B. Dinsmoor (Parthenon)-1928
Restoration of Parthenon by N. Balanos (Adm Rec 203)

ATHENS (NORTH SLOPE OF THE AKROPOLIS)

See Oscar Broneer Papers and ASCSA Archaeological Photographic Collection

COLOPHON

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 005
Creator: Hetty Goldman
Date(s): 1922, 1925
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavation at Colophon was headed by Hetty Goldman and sponsored by ASCSA and the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard College (1922 and 1925). The first expedition in 1922 was directed by H. Goldman and Carl W. Blegen and was conducted while the area was under Greek administration. In 2015 new material was donated to the ASCSA Archives from the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. The collection contains excavation notebooks and inventories, black and white photographs and negatives, architectural drawings and plans, lantern slides, research notes and later correspondence.
Quantity: 0.70 linear meters of physical space and about 1GB of digital content
Immediate Source of Acquisition: In 2015 new material was donated to the ASCSA Archives from the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College.
Information about Access: The collection is catalogued and available for research.
Notes: The catalog was prepared by Leda Costaki in 2016.
Finding Aid's Permanent URL: http://colophon-excavations-archive

Corinth

Date(s): 1896-1916, 1925-1939, 1946-1948, 1950, 1953-1954, 1959-1979
Involved: R. B. Richardson, B. H. Hill, T.L. Shear
Records: Excavation permits[1896-1921] (Administrative Records)
Excavation reports (Administrative Records)
Corinth Museum (Administrative Records)
Theodore W. Heermance Papers
Bert H. Hill Papers
Carl W. Blegen Papers (letters of B.H.Hill)
Richard H. Howland Papers (for photos)
Original drawings of the Odeum by Y. de Fomine (stored in Corinth )
Photos (GenPh)
Plans
Note: The majority of the records from the Corinth excavations are housed at Ancient Corinth

Delphi

Date: 1891
Involved:
Records: Black and white photos (14)

ELATEIA

See Saul and Gladys Weinberg Papers, Series II, Box 2.

Elis

Date: Oct.- Nov. 1967
Involved: J. R. Wiseman
Records: Field notebook
Photos and negatives (GenPh N-11—0067-0073)

ERETRIA

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 008
Creator(s): Charles Waldstein, Rufus B. Richardson
Date(s): 1891-1892, 1894-1895
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavations at Eretria began in 1891 under the direction of ASCSA Director Charles Waldstein and during the latter's absences under Rufus B. Richardson (Annual Professor in 1890-1891, later ASCSA Director 1893-1903). Three sites were explored, the acropolis, the theater, and the graves. During the first season (1891) Waldstein thought he had discovered the "tomb of Aristotle." In 1892 the eastern half of the theater's orchestra was cleared and its correct diameter was established. In 1894, Richardson uncovered the foundations of a temple, several water conduits, bases of dedicatory plaques, as well as part of the gymnasium. The collection contains excavation notebooks, drawings, and photos.
Quantity: 0.30 linear meters and about 1 GB of digital content
Immediate Source of Acquisition: (ASCSA Excavation Records)
Information about Access: The collection is available for research
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Eretria Excavations Archive (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Ερέτριας)
Finding Aid's Permanent URL: http://eretria-excavations-archive

EUTRESIS

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 009
Name of Creator(s): Hetty Goldman (1881-1972), John Caskey (1909-1981)
Title: Eutresis Excavation Records
Date(s): 1924-1927, 1958
Language(s): English
Summary: Excavations at the site of Eutresis were originally conducted by Hetty Goldman (1924-1927), and later re-examined by John L. Caskey (1958, University of Cincinnati). Although Goldman had noticed the mound of Eutresis already in 1911, she was not able to excavate the site until 1924 after her major undertakings at Halae and Colophon. Eutresis was the only of Goldman’s major excavations not to be interrupted by war. The Eutresis Excavation Records contain architectural plans, 2 field notebooks, a pottery notebook (1958), notebook on miscellaneous objects (1958), photos and negatives (Archaeological Photographic Collection, N 94-103).
Quantity:  0.18 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Hetty Goldman, John Caskey
Information about Access: Not processed; please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Eutresis Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Εύτρησης)
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Notes: For additional information about the Eutresis excavations, see also the collections in the Archives and Special Collections of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati: https://classics.uc.edu/images/archives/eutresisfinding-aidweb.pdf

Franchthi

Collection Number: (in process)
Name of Creator(s): Thomas W. Jacobsen
Title: Franchthi Excavation Records
Dates: 1967-1976
Language(s):
Summary: Copies of notebooks (originals at University of Indiana in Indianapolis), object records, residue records, pottery records and Index, bone records, charts and plans, carbon samples
Quantity:
Information about Access: Not processed; please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.  
Notes: See also Adm Rec 206

GONIA (Corinthia)

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 012
Name of Creator(s): Carl W. Blegen (1887-1971)
Title: Gonia Excavation Records
Date(s): 1916
Language(s): English
Summary: Excavations at the site of Gonia were conducted by Carl Blegen (1924-27). The Gonia Excavation Records contain Blegen’s manuscript (see Carl W. Blegen Papers), photos and negatives (ASCSA Archaeological Photographic Collection, M 3-8).
Quantity:  0.02 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Carl W. Blegen
Information about Access: Please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Gonia Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Γωνιάς)
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Notes: For additional information about the Gonia excavations, see also the collections in the Archives and Special Collections of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, https://classics.uc.edu/images/archives/goniafinding-aidweb.pdf

HAGIORGITIKA (Arcadia)

Date: 1928, 1963-1964
Involved: C. W. Blegen
Records: 3 field notebooks (by C.W.Blegen and D. Cox)
Inventory of Pottery and Terracotta Figurines [1964] (Administrative Records)
Photos and negatives (GenPh N-11—0107; CN-11—0023-0026)

HALAE or HALAI

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 011
Name of Creator(s): Hetty Goldman (1881-1972); Alice L. Walker-Kosmopoulos (1885-1954)
Title: Halae Excavations Records
Date(s): 1911-1931
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavations at the site of Halae in Lokris were conducted by Hetty Goldman and Alice L. Walker (Kosmopoulos) from 1911-1914 and in 1921, 1923, 1931. In 1921 Piet de Jong made the drawings of architectural details and the general plan, while in 1931 Goldman and Walker were assisted by Virginia Grace. Renewed excavations took place in the 1990s as part of the Cornell Halai and East Lokris Project (CHELP) under the direction of John E. Coleman. The Halae Excavations Archive contains excavation notebooks, reports, plans and drawings, photographs/lantern slides & negatives, correspondence and records associated with the study and publication of the material, such as inventory cards and manuscripts of publications.
Quantity: 2.55 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: ASCSA Excavation Records; Bryn Mawr College (2007, 2015);  and John Coleman (2017)
Information about Access: The collection has been catalogued and is available for research
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Halae Excavations Archive (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Αλών)
Finding Aid's Permanent URL: http://halae-excavations-archive

Halieis

Collection Number: (in process)
Names of Creator(s): Michael H. Jameson, John H. Young, Charles K. Williams, and Wolf W. Rudolph
Title: Halieis Excavations Records
Date(s): 1962, 1965-1979
Summary: General correspondence, expropriation records, and excavation permits (see AdmRec), plan of excavation (1965), fathometer survey (1970), survey sites C-14 / C-12 (1972), plans of sanctuary and temple of Apollo (1973), state plan (1974), plan of city walls, topographical map.
Quantity:
Information about Access: Not processed; please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information. 

Herakleion (Agios Petros Church)

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 030
Name of Creator(s): George C. Miles
Date: 1967
Summary: General Correspondence (see Adm Rec); excavation notebooks; photos and drawings; and pottery notes.
Information about Access: Please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.

HYMETTUS

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 013
Name of Creator(s): Carl W. Blegen (1887-1971) and Rodney Young (1907-1974)
Title: Hymettus Excavation Records
Date(s): 1923-24; 1939
Language(s): English
Summary: Excavations on Hymettus were conducted by Carl Blegen (1923-1924) and Rodney Young (1939). The Hymettus Excavation Records contain 2 field notebooks (1924, 1939), the excavation report (see Carl W. Blegen Papers) and photos (PhA).
Quantity:  0.02 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Carl W. Blegen
Information about Access: Please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Hymettus Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Υμηττού).
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Notes: For additional information about the Hymettos excavations, see also the collections in the Archives and Special Collections of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, https://classics.uc.edu/images/archives/hymettosfinding-aidweb.pdf
 

IKARION or ICARION (Attica, Sanctuary of Dionysos)

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 014
Name of Creator(s): Carl D. Buck (1866-1955), William Biers (1938-2018), Thomas Boyd
Date(s): Jan. 30-March 19, 1888; Nov. 13, 1888-Jan. 14, 1889; May-June 1981 (clean-up)
Title: Ikarion Excavation Records
Language(s): English
Summary: Ikarion, an Attic deme on the northern slopes of Mt Pentele was excavated by Carl D. Buck in 1888 (the inscriptions were published by A.C. Merriam, who first located the site on the directions given by A. Milchhoefer). W. Biers and T. Boyd returned to the site in 1981 for cleaning operations on the occasion of the celebration of the ASCSA centennial. The collection contains excavation notebooks and inventories, black and white photographs and negatives (ASCSA Archaeological Photographic Collection AT 15-56, 69-71), architectural drawings and plans, lantern slides, research notes and later correspondence. For excavation permit and photos, see ASCSA Administrative Records Box 204/5, folders 15 and 16.
Quantity: 0.05 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Ikarion (Attica) Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών στο Ικάριο Αττικής)
Notes: Drawings and plans are kept in Flat Storage, drawer #25.
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Kavousi

Date: 1900
Involved: Hariett A. Boyd
Records: Plans of Kastro and Azoria
Ink Drawings (5) by A. Moffat
Photos and negatives (GenPh)

KEOS or KEA

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 001
Name of Creator(s): John L. Caskey (1909-1981); Elizabeth Schofield (1935-2005)
Title: Kea Excavations Archive
Date(s): 1960-1989
Language(s): English
Summary: Excavations on the island of Keos (Kea) at the sites of Ayia Irini and Kephala were conducted by the University of Cincinnati from 1960-1965, 1966-1968 and 1969-1970 under the direction of John L. Caskey. Work continued under the direction of Elizabeth Schofield until the late 1980s. The Kea Archive contains excavation notebooks, reports, drawings, photographs, correspondence, administrative records, and accounts.
Quantity: 9 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Elizabeth Schofield
Information about Access: Restricted access. Please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Kea Excavations Archive (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Κέας)
Notes:The catalogue was prepared by Leda Costaki in 2014.
Finding Aid's Permanent URL:http://kea-excavations-catalog

Kenchreai

Date: 1961-1984
Involved: Robert L. Scranton
Records: Expropriation records (Administrative Records)
Inventory Cards
Photos
Video-tape recording the excavation of the glass panels (John Hawthorne Papers)
Drawings

KOMMOS

See Joseph W. Shaw Papers and ASCSA Administrative Records (Box 204/16).

KORAKOU

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 015
Name of Creator(s): Carl W. Blegen (1887-1971)
Title: Korakou Excavation Records
Date(s): 1915-1916
Language(s): English
Summary: Excavations at the site of Korakou were conducted by Carl W. Blegen (1915-1916). The Korakou Excavation Records contain 1 field notebook, Blegen’s manuscript (see Carl W. Blegen Papers), photos of pottery and watercolors (7) of pottery by Emile Gillieron fils (1915-16).
Quantity: 0.02 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Carl W. Blegen
Information about Access: Not processed; please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Korakou Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Κοράκου)
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Notes: For additional information about the Korakou excavations, see also the collections in the Archives and Special Collections of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, https://classics.uc.edu/images/archives/korakoufinding-aidweb.pdf

KOUKOUNARI (near Ikarion in Attica)

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 043
Name of Creator(s): Rufus B. Richardson (1845-1914)
Date(s): Feb. 1895 (4 days)
Title: Koukounari Excavation Records
Language(s): English
Summary: The site of Koukounari near Ikarion in Attica was to be excavated by A. C. Merriam, but he died in 1895 and R. Richardson, Director of the ASCSA, headed the project. Among the finds, there was an important sacrificial calendar. The collection contains Richardson’s field notebook and notes on inscriptions, photos and negatives (ASCSA Archaeological Photographic Collection AT 72-78). There is also a letter to R. Richardson by the general secretary of the Committee on the Olympic Games (25/1/189?) about his participation on the committee for the restoration of the Stadium.
Quantity: 0.05 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Koukounari (Attica) Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών στο Κουκουνάρι Αττικής)
Notes:
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KYPARISSI / ATALANTE

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 018
Name(s) of Creator(s): Carl W. Blegen (1887-1971), C. D. Buck, C. A. R. Sanborn
Title: Kyparissi / Atalante Excavations Records
Date(s): 1911
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavations at the sites of Kyparissi and Atalante in East Lokris were conducted by the American School of Classical Studies under the direction of Carl W. Blegen and C. D. Buck of the University of Chicago in a brief campaign in the spring of 1911 hoping to identify ancient Opous. The records contain 4 field notebooks on work in Kyparissi, Atalante, and Chiliadou, a journal of excavations in Eastern Lokris, a report by C. A. R. Sanborn, a manuscript by Carl W. Blegen (see Carl W. Blegen Papers, Box 1, folder 1), correspondence (including a proposal by C.A.R. Sanborn and A. C. Johnson), financial accounts, photos and negatives (ASCSA Archaeological Photographic Collection N 9-20; N 64-93) and plans and blueprints by C.A. R. Sanborn (with additions by W. B. Dinsmoor in 1916).
Quantity: 0.10 linear meters; see also flat storage for plans (Basement -1, drawer 16).
Immediate Source of Acquisition: ASCSA
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Kyparissi / Atalante Excavations Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Κυπαρισσίου / Αταλάντης).
Notes:
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LERNA

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 002
Name(s) of Creator(s): John L. Caskey (1908-1981)
Title: Lerna Excavations Archive
Date [bulk]: 1952-1957
Date [inclusive]: 1952-1997
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavations at the site of Lerna in the Argolid were conducted by the American School of Classical Studies under the direction of J. L. Caskey 1952-1957. The Lerna Excavations Archive contains excavation notebooks, correspondence, annual excavation reports, material from post-excavation study seasons, drafts of publications, drawings and photographs.
Quantity: 13.5 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: ASCSA
Information about Access: The collection has been catalogued and is available for research after consultation with the ASCSA Archivist and the Director of the Lerna Excavations Records
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Lerna Excavations Archive (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Λέρνας)
Notes: The preliminary catalogue was prepared by Evi Sikla (April 2005) and revised by Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan (September/October 2006)
Finding Aid's Permanent URL:http://lerna-excavations-catalog

Loutsa (Attika)

Name of Creator(s): John Young
Title: Administrative Records, Loutsa Investigation
Date: 1940-1941
Language(s): English
Quantity: 0.20 linear meters
Information about Access: The collection has been catalogued and is available for research after consultation with the ASCSA Archivist.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Administrative Records Box 204/18

Minnesota Messenia Expedition (Nichoria)

Date: 1969-1985
Involved: William A. McDonald et al.
Records: Administrative Records
Field notebooks
Records of pottery, small finds, and bones
Photos and drawings. See Box Index.

NEA NIKOMEDEIA

See Administrative Records

NEMEA

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 040
Name of Creator(s): Bert H. Hill (1874-1958), Lewey T. Lands, Charles K. Williams
Title: Nemea, Architectural Drawings
Date(s): 1924-1926, 1927, 1935, 1936, 1946-1954, 1962-1964
Language(s): English
Summary: Excavations at the site of Nemea were conducted by Bert H. Hill and Carl W. Blegen in 1924 and for three seasons with funds provided through the University of Cincinnati. Work continued in 1927 by Benjamin D. Meritt, while Charles K. Williams undertook the final publication of the temple and further exploration of the site in 1964. In 1974 excavations at the site were renewed under the direction of Stephen G. Miller (University of California at Berkeley). The collection consists of more than 200 architectural drawings by Lewey T. Lands for B. H. Hill’s study of the temple of Zeus at Nemea (1930s-1940s) with Charles K. Williams’ notes (1963-1964), reviewed plans, and new drawings made in the 1960s. There are also army maps, aerial photos, topographical drawings as well as drawings related to land expropriation. Very few profiles of pottery and photos.
Quantity: 0.20 linear meters [flat storage]
Immediate Source of Acquisition: ASCSA
Information about Access: The collection has been catalogued and is available for research after consultation with the ASCSA Archivist.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Nemea, Architectural Drawings (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Σχεδίων Νεμέας)
Notes (1): The catalogue was prepared by Leda Costaki in 2017.
Notes (2): For additional information about the Nemea excavations (correspondence,expropriation records, army maps, etc.), see Administrative Records, Series 200, Box 204/20, folder 23.
Notes (3): Photos (Archaeological Photographic Collection P 6-11, P 28-30); Myers Collection
Finding Aid's Permanent URL: http://nemea-architectural-drawings

Nichoria (see Minnesota Messenia Expedition)

Oeniadae or Oeniadai

Date:1900-1
Involved: Benjamin Powell
Records: Excavation permit (Administrative Records)
Original plans
Photos (ASCSA P 31-41, 134-138)

Olynthus or Olynthos

Date: 1928-1938, 1971
Involved: David M. Robinson
Records: General correspondence (Administrative Records)
Development of Olynthus as a tourist site
Photos (see Saul and Gladys Weinberg Papers)

Patroclus Island or Patroklos Island

Date: 1972
Involved: James R. McCredie, Eugene Vanderpool
Records: Administrative Records

Peiraeus

Date: 1930
Involved:
Records: Pencil drawings of Philo’s Arsenal by H.A. Thompson, L.T.Shoe, G. Matz, R. Young, A. Franz, C. Bishop, and E. Vanderpool

PHLIOUS or PHLIUS

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 019
Name of Creator(s): H.S. Washington, Carl W. Blegen (1887-1971), William R. Biers (1938-2018)
Date(s): 1892, 1924-1925, 1970, 1972-1973
Title: Phlious Excavations Records
Language(s): English
Summary: H.S. Washington excavated at his own expense under Waldstein's supervision on the acropolis of Phlious in 1892. In 1924 and 1925, the excavation was headed by C. Blegen. W.R. Biers (University of Missouri) published the results of the early excavations and conducted supplementary excavations in 1970 for three seasons. The collection contains transcriptions of field notebooks (1924), Phlious Notebook 17B (1976) on the Roman Aqueduct (workbook) [mostly measurements], original drawings (1924, 1972), photos and negatives [1924] (ASCSA P 12-27, P 68-87; GenPh N 0286-0320, CN 0027), photographic albums (1970, 1972-1973), field sketches (1970-72), season reports (1970-72), aerial photographs (1970-72), paper squeezes of inscriptions, copies of excavation permits. See also ASCSA Administrative Records Box 701/1, folder 1 and Box 204/24, folder 11-12.
Quantity: 0.25 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Phlious Excavations Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Φλυούντα)
Notes: Drawings and plans kept in Flat Storage, drawer #16.
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Plataea or Plataia

Date: 1889-1891
Involved: Charles Waldstein
Records: Map of Plataea and the Valley of Assopus showing excavations by ASCSA
Photos and negatives (ASCSA N 59-63)

PORTO RAPHTI (KORONI)

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 017
Name(s) of Creator(s): Eugene Vanderpool, James R. McCredie, Arthur Steinberg
Title: Porto Raphti (Koroni) Excavation Archive
Date [bulk]: 1959-1960
Date [inclusive]:
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavations at the site of Koroni or Prasiai (Porto Raphti) in Attica were conducted under the auspices of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens under the direction of Eugene Vanderpool with the assistance of James R. McCredie and Arthur Steinberg in 1960. In 1959 the visible remains on the peninsula were mapped. Cornelius Vermeule joined the expedition for a few days and made a study of the seated statue of Roman times on the Raphti Island published separately. The Porto Raphti (Koroni) Excavation Archive contains one field notebook (with couple of notes in back pocket), one notebook recording finds (with notes in back pocket), photographs (one photograph album and loose photographs), plates for Hesperia article, index cards with photos of coins and identifications, an offprint of the Hesperia article, the site-plan of Prasiai by architect Martin R. Jones (xerox) and pottery drawings. Jerry J. Pollitt drew the profiles of the bowls. The material was published in “Koroni: a Ptolemaic camp on the east coast of Attica”, Hesperia 31 (1962), 26-61.
Quantity: 0.25 linear meters + plans/drawings in flat storage (Drawer 15)
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Information about Access: The collection is available for research. Please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Porto Raphthi (Koroni) Excavation Archive (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Πόρτο-Ράφτη (Κορώνης)

PROSYMNA

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 025
Name of Creator(s): Carl W. Blegen (1887-1971)
Title: Prosymna Excavation Records
Date(s): 1925, 1927-28
Language(s): English
Summary: Excavations at the site of Prosymna [Argive Heraeum] were conducted by Carl Blegen (1924-27). Others involved include: Ch. Waldstein, John Caskey and Pierre Amandry (1949). The Prosymna Excavation Records contain a photocopy of Ch. Waldstein’s notebook (1897) [original in King’s College Library], 23 prints from Waldstein’s excavations (1925) [bought from Cambridge University Library], field notebooks kept by Apphia Hack, C. W. Blegen [microfilmed], M. Rawson, D. Burr, C. B. Spitzer, C. A. Robinson [microfilmed], D. Cox, and O. Broneer (1927-28), J. Caskey [microfilmed]. Also, prints and negatives (ASCSA AH series; also P 88-120), and plans (1949).
Quantity:  0.05 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: C.W. Blegen
Information about Access: Please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Prosymna Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Πρόσυμνας).
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Notes: For additional information about the Prosymna excavations, see also the collections in the Archives and Special Collections of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, https://classics.uc.edu/images/archives/prosymnafinding-aidweb.pdf

PYLOS

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 026
Name(s) of Creator(s): Carl W. Blegen (1886-1971)
Title: Pylos Excavations Archive
Date [bulk]: 1939, 1952-1969
Date [inclusive]:
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavations at the site of Ano Englianos at Pylos were conducted by the University of Cincinnati under the direction of Carl W. Blegen, initially in 1939 (with K. Kourouniotis) and from 1952-1969 (with Spyridon Marinatos). The Pylos Excavations Archive contains excavation notebooks, reports, drawings and plans, photographs, correspondence, administrative records, accounts, and watercolors by Piet de Jong (see Series V).
Quantity: 3.9 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Carl W. Blegen, 1971
Information about Access: The collection has been catalogued and is available for research after consultation with the ASCSA Archivist and the Director of Record of the Pylos Excavations
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Pylos Excavations Archive (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Πύλου)
Notes(1): The catalog was prepared by Leda Costaki in 2016. The catalog of the Pylos frescoes (Series V) was prepared by Eileen Gantos in 1996.
Notes (2): For additional information about the Pylos' excavations, see William L. Taylor Papers and Carl W. Blegen Papers
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Pylos MARWP

See Frederick Cooper Papers

SAMOTHRACE

See Administrative Records; and Homer A. Thompson Papers (Series IB: Correspondence with K. Lehmann)

SIKINOS

See Administrative Records; and Homer A. Thompson Papers (Series IA and IB: Correspondence with Alison Frantz and John Travlos)

SICYON or SIKYON

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 027
Name of Creator(s): W.J. McMurtry, Augustus C. Merriam, Mortimer L. Earle, Carleton L. Brownson, Clarence H. Young.
Date(s): 1887, 1891
Title: Sikyon Excavation Records
Language(s): English
Summary: The excavation at Sikyon was headed by W.J. McMurtry and A.C. Merriam in the first year and M. L. Earle, C. L. Brownson and C. H. Young under the supervision of Ch. Waldstein in the second year. The excavation focused on the ancient theatre. The collection contains original drawings of the theater by A. Fossum, a watercolored plan of the theater by Trowbridge, a manuscript (16 pages) by A. Fossum and the excavation permits (ASCSA Administrative Records, Box 204/29, folder 3). The photos have been digitized and can be found at ASCSA Archaeological Photographic Collection P 121-123.
Quantity: 0.05 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Information about Access: The collection is available for research.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Sikyon Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Σικυώνας)
Notes: Plans and drawings are kept in Flat Storage, drawer #25 and oversize on top of drawer #1.
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Sounion or Sounium

Date: 1969
Involved: H. A. Thompson, W. B. Dinsmoor
Records: Cleaning and study permit (Administrative Records)

SYME

See Jerome W. Sperling Papers

Thera

Date: 1967
Involved: James Mavor Jr.
Records: Administrative Records concerning geophysical and geological underwater survey (Administrative Records)

TEGEA

See Bert Hodge Hill Papers

Thoricus or Thorikos

Date: 1886
Involved: W. Miller, W. Cushing
Records: Excavation permit (Administrative Records)

Vari Cave (Attika)

Date: 1901
Involved: Charles H. Weller
Records: see Charles H. Weller Papers; Ida Thallon Hill Papers
Photos and negatives (ASCSA Archaeological Photographic Collection AT57-68, AK 962)

ZYGOURIES

Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 041
Name of Creator(s): Carl W. Blegen (1887-1971)
Title: Zygouries Excavation Records
Date(s): 1921-22
Language(s): English
Summary: Excavations at the site of Zygouries were conducted by C.W. Blegen. Others involved include A. Wace (BSA), L.B. Holland, J.P. Harland, J. Donald Young. The Zygouries Excavation Records contain Blegen’s field report (see Carl W. Blegen Papers), ink drawings, a sketchbook, photos and negatives (GenPh N 0178-0193, ASCSA P 44-66).
Quantity:  0.05 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Carl W. Blegen
Information about Access: Please contact the ASCSA Archivist for information.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Zygouries Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Ζυγουριών)
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Notes: For additional information about the Zygouries excavations, see also the collections in the Archives and Special Collections of the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati: https://classics.uc.edu/images/archives/zygouriesfinding-aidweb.pdf