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Robert Chadwick Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 101

Scope and Contents

1964-1979.  Unpublished articles by archaeologist Chadwick on pre-Columbian culture, including the catalog of a collection of Costa Rican artifacts, a report on excavations at Teotihuacan with illustrations and photographs, and a notebook of articles assembled under the title, "El fin del Mundo Clásico en el México Central." 33 pieces.


  • 1964-1979


Conditions Governing Access

Open to the public. No known restrictions.

Biographical or Historical Information

Robert Chadwick obtained his Ph.D. in anthropology from Tulane University in 1974. His dissertation, directed by Professor Wauchope, was titled "The Archaeology of a New World Merchant Culture". The collection consists of a number of his unpublished works on pre-Columbian culture with relevant correspondence, illustrations, photographs of excavations at Teotihuacan, and three published articles. At one time or another Chadwick gave a number of his papers to Donald Robertson. They were subsequently saved by Martha Robertson, who recognized their value. She then turned most of them over the Latin American Library to form the Chadwick Papers, and the rest of the papers arrived following her death. Robert Chadwick provided the Resume of his academic career that appears in the Appendix (see printed Collection Guide). It contains additional lists of his published and unpublished works.

Note written by


33.00 Pieces

Arrangement Note

2 Hollinger boxes
Archon Finding Aid Title
Ruth Olivera (January 1993, July 1996, and February 1997) Expanded by David Dressing (October 2002)
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Other Unmapped
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Repository Details

Part of the The Latin American Library at Tulane Repository

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