Guide to the J. Louis Giddings Collection, 1937-1967

(bulk 1956-1964)


Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Brown University
300 Tower Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Tel: (401) 863-5700
email: haffenreffermuseum@brown.edu

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Collection Overview

Title: J. Louis Giddings Collection
Date range: 1937-1967, (bulk 1956-1964)
Creator: Giddings, James Louis
Extent: 19 linear feet
Abstract: The collection encompasses the years 1937-1967 and consists primarily of a single series of ten boxes of subject files. Additional material includes numerous newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material, press releases, photographs, slides, glass plate negatives and films.
Language of materials: English
Repository: Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Collection number: JLG

Scope & content

A pioneer of dendrochronology and a preeminent Arctic archaeologist, J. Louis Giddings was a prolific writer, publishing over 70 articles in academic journals and several seminal books on Arctic cultures and archaeology in his nearly 30 year career. The collection encompasses the years from 1937 until 1967, with the bulk of the material ranging from 1956 to 1964. It includes materials such as business records related to his numerous archaeological expeditions to Alaska, expense reports, invoices purchase orders, field notes, grant applications, biographical notes, book review manuscripts, conference proceedings and early business records of the Haffenreffer Museum of the American Indian. Also included in this collection are correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed material, photographs and slides, and films. Additional materials were collected by his wife, Ruth (Bets) Warner Giddings and represent continued work on Giddings’ archaeological sites in Alaska by his colleagues after his untimely death in December 1964.

Arrangement

Series arranged alphabetically, chronologically, by collection number and type of materials. Collection is arranged into six series and one subseries:
  • Series 1. Subject Files
  • Series 2. Newspaper Clippings
  • Series 3. Correspondence
  • Series 4. Printed Material Subseries 4. Press Releases
  • Series 5. Photographs, Slides and Glass Negatives
  • Series 6 Films

Biographical Note

J. Louis Giddings (1909-1964)

James Louis Giddings, Jr., a prominent Arctic archaeologist and pioneer of dendrochronology was born in Caldwell, Texas on April 10, 1909 to James Louis Giddings (1879-1955) and Maude Matthews (1881-1962). From 1927 until 1930, Giddings attended Rice University in Houston, Texas where he studied English and Biology. After enrolling in a summer course at University of Colorado and inspired by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains, he moved to Colorado for a year before deciding to relocate to Alaska and enrolling at Alaska College (now University of Alaska, Fairbanks). In 1932, Giddings received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and was then employed as an assistant thawing engineer with the Fairbanks Exploration Department for the U.S. Smelting, Refining and Mining Company from 1932 until 1937. As he observed the mining equipment excavating silt, he became curious as to whether or not it would be possible to date the frozen spruce trees that came from the soil. This curiosity ultimately led him to the University of Arizona and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, which was established by the astronomer, A.E. Douglass.

In 1938, Giddings was hired as a Research Associate studying tree-ring dating at the University of Alaska and the same year published his first paper in the Tree-Ring Bulletin. Tree-Ring dating, or dendrochronology, examines patterns of yearly tree ring growth to establish datable sequences of tree rings which can then be correlated to remains of ancient wood found in archaeological sites, providing a firm and reliable dating technique. An interest in Kobuk River cultures began in the winter of 1934-1935, when he used his last amount of savings to live in an Inupiat village. It wasn’t until Giddings began studying dendrochronology that he was provided with the opportunity to participate in his first archaeological excavation in 1939, at Point Hope, Alaska, a small peninsula in the Chukchi Sea. Two Arctic archaeologists, Froelich Rainey and Helge Larsen who were investigating the origins of the Ipiutak culture, invited him to join the expedition to Point Hope. It was during this time that Giddings realized dendrochronology could be applied to dating early Alaskan archaeological sites. In 1940, using wooden artifacts from Kobuk River sites, he became the first ever to use this new dating technique in the Arctic.

Giddings continued to explore the Kobuk River region near Kotzebue Sound with Rainey and Larsen in 1940 and 1941, as well as St. Lawrence Island on his own. Also in 1940, Giddings was promoted to Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Alaska. Recognizing the potential of applying tree-ring dating techniques to archaeological sites, and drawn to the field of archaeology by Rainey and Larsen, Giddings pursued his Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Arizona, which he received in 1941. During World War II, Giddings served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve in the South Pacific from June 15, 1943 until January 1, 1946. Upon returning from wartime duty, Giddings took the summer of 1946 to canoe down the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territory of Canada with his wife, Ruth Warner Giddings (m. 1943) to collect samples from the subarctic tree line. He resumed excavations in 1947 at Cape Denbigh in Norton Sound where he first identified a previously unknown Paleo-Eskimo culture in Alaska, which he named the Denbigh Flint Complex. These types of artifacts are part of a broader Arctic Tool Tradition that is found throughout Paleolithic arctic cultures from Russia to Alaska, Canada and Greenland. Giddings continued to work in Cape Denbigh until 1952.

In 1949, he left his position at University of Alaska and was hired as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and assistant curator of the American section at the University of Pennsylvania museum. He completed his PhD in 1951, and his dissertation was entitled, “The Arctic Woodland Culture of the Kobuk River” which was published as a monograph in 1952. In 1953, Giddings spent the field season investigating the limits of the arctic coniferous tree line in the western part of Hudson Bay, Canada beginning in northeastern Manitoba, and continuing into the Northwest Territories. (part of which is now the territory of Nunavut).

In 1956, Giddings left the University of Pennsylvania and was named assistant professor of sociology and the first director of the Haffenreffer Museum of the American Indian at Brown University. Giddings established the newly named Haffenreffer Museum, as a teaching and research center and a museum for the public. The same year, Giddings began investigating a geological formation known as beach ridges in Kotzebue Sound at Cape Prince of Wales, Cape Espenberg and most notably, Cape Krusenstern. This beach ridge archaeology provided a horizontal stratigraphy of past geologic beach lines extending back thousands of years. Giddings identified 114 such beach ridges extending miles inland at Cape Krusenstern. These ancient beach ridges provided a backward timeline; each successive beach ridge excavation uncovered representations of all known prehistoric arctic cultures in Northern Alaska.

In 1959, Giddings was promoted to full professor of anthropology at Brown, formally establishing the anthropology department at the university. In 1960, Giddings excavated the Battle Rock site, near Cape Krusenstern in the Middle Kobuk River Region. In 1961, he returned to the Onion Portage on the Kobuk River, an inlet river site which is a seasonal caribou crossing. Giddings wished to investigate whether or not the microblade and cores he had excavated from House 1 in 1941 belonged to the Denbigh Flint Complex of the Small Arctic Tool Tradition. What he ultimately discovered beneath the last sterile layer of that house confirmed his suspicion that the Denbigh Flint Complex culture did indeed exist there.

The Onion Portage site was a remarkable discovery in the understanding of the entire prehistory of the arctic region, eventually revealing more than 30 stratigraphic layers and 7 distinctive cultural bands, at a depth of nearly five and one half meters. The site, which is considered the most important archaeological site in the arctic, was declared a National Historic Landmark in June 1978, as The Onion Portage Archaeological District. After taking a sabbatical in Denmark at the National Museum of Copenhagen, in 1962 and half of 1963, working with specialists on Arctic sites such as Sarqaq in Greenland, Giddings then returned to continue to excavate Onion Portage in the summers of 1963 and 1964. In 1964, Giddings published a seminal monograph on Arctic archaeology, titled, “The Archaeology of Cape Denbigh.”

On November 3, 1964, Giddings was involved in a multiple car accident traveling from Bristol, Rhode Island to Providence which resulted in serious, but not life threatening injuries. Unfortunately while recuperating, Giddings suffered from thrombosis and died on December 9, 1964 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. In 1966, the Department of the Interior honored Giddings, “the leading Alaskan archaeologist at the time of his death” by a naming a 10,180-foot Alaskan peak, Mount Giddings. In 1972, the Brown University anthropology department parted amicably from the sociology department and the building was named Giddings House. Giddings' memoir, Ancient Men of the Arctic was published posthumously in 1967.

References:

Collins, H. B. “James Louis Giddings (1909-1964).” Arctic 18.1 (1965): 66-67.

Giddings, J. Louis. Ancient Men of the Arctic. New York: Knopf, 1967.

Larsen, H. “James Louis Giddings, Jr.” American Antiquity. 31.3 Part 1 (1965): 398-401.

Mitchell, M. “Giddings, James Louis.” Encyclopedia Brunoniana. Providence, RI: Brown University Library, 1993.

Rainey, F. G. “J. Louis Giddings (1909-1964).” American Anthropologist, New Series. 67.6, Part 1. (1965): 1503-1507.

(10 December 1964). Dr. Giddings dies at 55 after crash. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.

(10 December 1964). Dr. Giddings, anthropology professor at Brown, dies. Providence Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 28.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: All responsible investigators shall have access to the collection for legitimate research and study, subject to procedures necessary to safeguard the objects and to restrictions required by limitations of normal operating hours, exhibition requirements, available study space and facilities, and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology staff time.
Use of the materials: Costs of reproducing documentary materials and photographs may be charged to investigators. No distinctions in such charges shall be made on the basis of the value or rarity of the original materials. Methods of reproduction may be limited if necessary to protect the originals from possible damage.
Alternate form: Series II through IVb are available as Portable Document Format (.pdf) files. Series V is partially digitized as Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpeg) files
Preferred citation: J. Louis Giddings Collection. Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University. Bristol, Rhode Island.
Contact information: Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Brown University
300 Tower Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Tel: (401) 863-5700
email: haffenreffermuseum@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: Materials prior to 1964 were collected by J. Louis Giddings and retained by the Haffenreffer Museum of the American Indian upon his death in December 1964. Materials dated 1965 and later were collected by Ruth Warner Giddings who was named curator of the museum after her husband’s death.
Processing information:
  • Series I, Subject Files inventory described and created by Ann McMullen, March 1990.
  • Series II through IVb were digitized by Rodney Gerry, August-October 2013.
  • Series VI inventory created by Rodney Gerry, June 2014
  • Collection arranged and described by Anthony M. Belz, February 2014; revised June 2014.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Anthony M. Belz.
Encoding: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
Descriptive rules: Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)

Additional Information

Location/Existence of copies: Series II through IVb are available as Portable Document Format (.pdf) files. Series V is partially digitized as Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpeg) files
Alternative guide: University of Alaska. Elmer E. Rasmuson Library Alaska & Polar Regions Collections. Typescript carbon copy of Giddings Dissertation, The Arctic Woodland Culture of the Kobuk River w/photographs.
Bibliography:
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Buried wood from Fairbanks, Alaska." Tree-Ring Bulletin 4 (1938): 3-5.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Recent tree-ring work in Alaska." Tree-Ring Bulletin 5 (1938): 16.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "The Application of Tree-Ring Dates to Arctic Sites." Tree-Ring Bulletin 7.2 (1940): 10-14.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Dendrochronology in Northern Alaska." University of Alaska Bulletin 12.1 (1941): 4.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Rock paintings in Central Alaska." American Antiquity 7 (1941): 69-70.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Ethnographic notes, Kobuk River Region, Alaska." The Kiva 6 (1941): 25-28.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Dated sites on the Kobuk River." Tree-Ring Bulletin 9 (1942): 1.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "A plan for mapping Arctic Sea currents." The Geographic Review 33 (1943): 326.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Some climatic aspects of tree growth in Alaska." Tree-Ring Bulletin 9 (1943): 4.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Dated Eskimo Ruins of an Inland Zone." American Antiquity 10.2 (1944): 113-134.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Mackenzie River Delta chronology." Tree-Ring Bulletin 13 (1947): 26-29.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Chronology of the Kobuk-Kotzebue Sites." Tree-Ring Bulletin 14.4 (1948): n.p..
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Diagonal flaking from Kotzebue, Alaska." American Antiquity 14 (1948): 127.
    Giddings, J. Louis, and Ivar Skarland. "Flint stations in Central Alaska." American Antiquity 14.2 (1948): 116-120.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Early flint horizons on the North Bering sea coast." Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, Series II 39 (1949): 85-90.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Early Man on the Bering Sea coast." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Series II. 13.1 (1950): 18-21.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "New light on Early Man in Alaska." Bulletin of Philadelphia Anthropological Society 3.2 (1950): 2-4.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Traces of Early Man on the North Bering Sea coast." Bulletin, University Museum. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1950. 3-13.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "The Denbigh Flint Complex." American Antiquity 16.3 (1951): 193-203.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "(review) Larsen & Rainey's ‘Ipiutak and the Arctic Whale Hunting Culture’." American Antiquity 17.2 (1951): 158-60.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Problems of Early Man in Alaska." National Research Council Bulletin. 122 (1951): 50.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "The forest edge of Norton Bay, Alaska." Tree-Ring Bulletin 18.1 (1951): 2-6.
    Giddings, J. Louis. “The Museum of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.” Museum. 4.2 (1951): 115-117.
    Giddings, J. Louis. The Arctic woodland culture of the Kobuk River. Philadelphia: University Museum, University of Pennsylvania Museum Monograph no. 8, 1952.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Ancient Bering Strait and population spread." Science in Alaska. Washington, D.C.: Arctic Institute of North America, 1952. 85.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Driftwood and Problems of Arctic Sea Currents." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 96.2 (1952): 129-142.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Observations on the "Eskimo Type" of kinship and social structure." Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska. Fairbanks: University of Alaska, 1952. 5-10.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Chairman's Remarks Papers of the 1st Alaskan Science Conference, Science in Alaska 1950." National Research Council Bulletin 122 (1952): 42-43.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "A holiday with the Padlimiut." Bulletin of the Philadelphia Anthropological Society 7 (1953): 1.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Yukon River spruce growth." Tree-Ring Bulletin 20.1 (1953): 2-5.
    Giddings, J. Louis, and David M. Hopkins. "Geological background of the Iyaltayet archaeological site, Cape Denbigh, Alaska." Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 121.11 (1953): n.p..
    Giddings, J. Louis. "(review of) T.L. Smiley's ‘A summary of tree-ring dates from some South-western archaeological sites’." American Antiquity 18 (1953): 282.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Early Man in the Arctic." Scientific American 190.6 (1954): 82-88.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Tree-Ring Dating in the American Arctic." Tree-Ring Bulletin 20.3 & 4 (1954): 23-25.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "The Denbigh Flint complex is not yet dated." American Antiquity 20.4 (1955): 375-376.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "The Burin Spall Artifact." Arctic 9.4 (1956): 229-237.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "A Flint Site in Northernmost Manitoba." American Antiquity 11.3 (1956): 255-268.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Pillows" and other rare flints." Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska 4.2 (1956): 117-120.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Forest eskimos: an ethnographic sketch of the Kobuk River People in the 1880's." University Museum Bulletin XX Number 2. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania , 1956. 1-61.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "(review of) R. Heizer's ‘Archaeology of the Uyak site, Kodiak Island’." American Anthropologist 59.2 (1957): 371-372.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "The tenuous Beaufort Sea archaeology." The Proceedings of the Fifth Alaskan Science Conference. Fairbanks: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Alaska Division, 1957. 94-99.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Round houses in the Western Arctic." American Antiquity 23.2 (1957): 121-135.
    Giddings, J. Louis . The results of a field trip to Eschscholtz Bay, Alaska. Montreal, Quebec : Arctic Institute of North America, 1957.
    Giddings, J. Louis. The Indian and Roger Williams. Providence, Rhode Island: Typescript Manuscript (Carbon Copy), 1957.
    Giddings, J. Louis. Archaeological and physiographic investigations in the Kotzebue Sound. Providence, R.I.: Brown University, 1958.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Archaeological studies of Kotzebue Sound, Alaska." Year Book of the American Philosophical Society, 1959. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1959. 513-514.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "The Archaeology of the Bering Strait." Current Anthropology 1.2 (1960): 121-138.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "A view of archaeology about Bering Strait." Acta Arctica 12 (1960): 27-33.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "The archaeology of Bering Strait." Bobbs-Merril Reprint Series in the Social Sciences, A297. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1960. 121-138.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "First traces of man in the Arctic." Natural History 60.9 (1960): 10-19.
    Giddings, J. Louis. Kobuk River people. Fairbanks: Studies of Northern People: Dept. of Anthropology and Geography, University of Alaska, 1961.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Archaeology at Cape Krusenstern." Science in Alaska 12 (1961): 6.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Cultural continuities of Eskimos." American Antiquity 27.2 (1961): 155-173.
    Giddings, J. Louis . "(review of) W.A. Davis ‘Archaeological investigations of inland and coastal sites of the Katmai Monument, Alaska’." American Antiquity 27.1 (1961): 126.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Development of tree-ring dating as an archaeological aid." Tree Growth. New York: Ronald Press, 1962. 119.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Seven Discoveries of the Bering Strait." Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 106.2 (1962): 89-93.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Side-Notched Points Near Bering Strait." Prehistoric Cultural Relations Between the Arctic and Temperate Zones of North America 11. Arctic Institute of North America Technical Paper (1962): 35-38.
    Giddings, J. Louis, and Hans-Georg Bandi. "Eskimo-archaologische Strandwalluntersuchungen auf Kap Krusenstern Nordwest-Alaska." Germania 40.1 (1962): 1-21.
    Giddings, J. Louis. Alaska Aboriginal Culture. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1962.
    Giddings, J. Louis, and G.W. Moore. "Record of 5000 years of arctic wind direction recorded by Alaskan beach ridges." Geological Society of America Special Paper 68 (1962): 232.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "(review of) S.I. Rudenko's "The ancient culture of the Bering Sea and the Eskimo problem"." Ethnohistory 9 (1962): 209.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Eskimos and old shorelines." American Scholar 31.4 (1962): 585-594.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Onion Portage and Other Flint Sites of the Kobuk River." Arctic Anthropology 1.1 (1962): 6-27.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Some Arctic spear points and their counterparts." Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska 10.2 (1963): 1-12.
    Giddings, J. Louis. The archaeology of Cape Denbigh. Providence: Brown University Press, 1964.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "A Long Record of Eskimos and Indians at the Forest Edge." Context and Meaning in Cultural Anthropology. New York: Free Press, 1965. 189-205.
    Giddings, J. Louis. "Cross-Dating the archaeology of Northwestern Alaska." Science, New Series 153.3732 (1966): 127-135.
    Giddings, J. Louis. Ancient men of the Arctic. New York: Knopf, 1967.
    Giddings, J. Louis. 10,000 ans d'histoire arctique. Paris, France: Fayard, 1973.
    Giddings, J. Louis, and Douglas D. Anderson. Beach ridge archeology of Cape Krusenstern: Eskimo and pre-Eskimo settlements around Kotzebue Sound, Alaska. Washington DC: National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1986.
Other information:
    Articles found in New York Times Article Archives, Pembroke College Record and the Brown University Daily Herald, digitized and downloaded; not in our collections. Available upon request in electronic format (.pdf).
    (1956, April 22). Museum head named at Brown. Special to the New York Times. New York. n.p.
    (1961, October 30). A grim fight for life is shown in old ruins. New York Times. New York. n.p.
    Fenton, John H. (1967, January 7). 800 B.C. Artifact find in Alaska aids theory of 2-Continent link. New York Times. New York. n.p.
    (1956, January 10). Brown receives historical home site of Indian king, Philip. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 3.
    (1956, April 13). Official notes. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 3.
    (1956, April 20). Brown adds anthropology curriculum. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1956, October 2). Museum of Indian relics opens weekly. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 3.
    Larsen, Inger. (1956, October 19). Discovery of ancient house changes migration theories. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1956, December 7). Club notes. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 4.
    (1957, March 15). Professors, Anglican monk are guests at coffee hour. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1957, April 30). Giddings, Creed, Dillon teach graduate courses. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 4.
    (1957, September 20). Woolley, West house capture prizes at freshman outing with originality, spirit. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 3.
    (1957, December 10). Question club holds third coffee hour. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    Conner, Carol. (1958, January 10). Students hear chapel, paint Indian exhibit. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 2,4.
    (1958, April 29). Prof. J.L. Giddings represents U.S. at circum-polar conference. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 4.
    (1958, September 19). Freshman class enjoys good weather; houses compete at annual A.A. picnic. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 2.
    (1959, December 11). Question club sponsors coffee hour with faculty. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 2.
    (1960, January 13). Brown faculty members attend Chicago meetings. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 6.
    (1960, March 8). Sleepy Pembrokers escape Haffenreffer estate’s cabin fire. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 4.
    MacIntosh, Judy. (1960, September 23). Excursion taken by adventurous frosh results in honors, but strictly for fun. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 2.
    (1961, March 3). Luders, Feldman, Giddings star on television show. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 3.
    (1961, October 27). Brown professor Louis Giddings makes vital archaeological discovery in Arctic. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1961, October 31). Dr. Louis Giddings makes new discoveries; sheds light on origin of man in America. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p.3.
    (1962, April 24). Giddings, Heath, and Kopytoff give Brown faculty lectures. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 4.
    (1963, February 12). Recent research of Brown anthropologists stimulates interest in a growing department. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1963, March 22). Dugdale will supervise Brown University press. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1963, October 11). Publishing program heralds Brown’s bicentennial year. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 2.
    (1963, October 24.) Parents day will feature concert, lectures, buffet. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1964, December 11). Dr. J. Louis Giddings dies; auto accident proves fatal. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1965, January 15). Giddings projects will be continued by Penn’s Rainey. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.
    (1966, February 4). Alaskan peak named for Brown professor. Pembroke Record. Pembroke College. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 1.

Inventory


Series I: Subject Files
10.0 Linear feet
These papers include files and correspondence of J.L. Giddings, including those from his early work in Arctic archaeology in the 1930s, post-war employment a the University of Pennsylvania and its University Museum, appointment as Director/Curator of the Haffenreffer Museum of the American Indian on its donation to Brown in 1955, employment at Brown University in the Sociology/Anthropology department, professional and personal correspondence 1956-1964, Museum records of the same period, administrative and academic files relating to Brown University and its Anthropology Department, correspondence and clippings relating to his death.

Arrangement: Colleagues' correspondence are filed under their names. However, additional correspondence with those individuals may be found in the alphabetical files, for example letters to/from J. Van Stone also occur in the "V" file. Other correspondence has been maintained in the files and file headings that Giddings maintained, such as "Expeditions" or "Danish Year Correspondence."

Box 1 A
35.0 folders

Container Description Date
File A (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1956-1965
A (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Ackerman, Robert
1.0 folder
1954-1966
Alaska Correspondence
2.0 folders
1966-1967
Alaska Grocery Orders (and Supplies)
1.0 folder
1965
Alaska Personnel
1.0 folder
1965
Alaska Expenses
1.0 folder
1964
Research Annual Reports to C.E. Bunnell (then president, University of Alaska)
1.0 folder
1938-1946
1948-50 & 1955 Progress Report Cape Denbigh
1.0 folder
1948-1955
Field Trip
1.0 folder
1949
Receipts, etc. Field trip
1.0 folder
1952
Alaska trip
1.0 folder
1958
Alaska trip
1.0 folder
1959
Alaska trip
1.0 folder
1960
Alaska trip
1.0 folder
1961
Alaska trip, expenses
1.0 folder
1963
Alaska Expedition Budget 3824-4 (NSF GS 447)
1.0 folder
1964-1965
Alaska Expenditures
1.0 folder
1965
Expedition Purchase Requisitions and Invoices
1.0 folder
1967
Expedition Purchase Orders, completed Alaska Grant
1.0 folder
1966-1968
AAA
1.0 folder
American Antiquity correspondence
1.0 folder
American Philosophical Society--JLG
1.0 folder
American Philosophical Society-- RWG
1.0 folder
AAM
1.0 folder
Ancient Men of the Arctic, Orders
1.0 folder
Anderson, Douglas (JLG, RWG to DDA)
1.0 folder
1959-1965
Applications for Field Work
1.0 folder
Archaeological Societies
1.0 folder
Arctic Institute of North America
1.0 folder
1948-1956
Arctic Institute of North America
1.0 folder
1957-1963
Arctic Research Laboratory
1.0 folder
Arizona Trip--Tree Ring Conference
1.0 folder
1960
Art Services
1.0 folder

Box 1 B
33.0 folders

Container Description Date
File B (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1965
B (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Bandi, Hans George
1.0 folder
1959-1965
Bank, Theodore P.
1.0 folder
1952-1964
Beaver, Master
1.0 folder
Bibliography
1.0 folder
Biographical Notes JLG
1.0 folder
Bobbs-Merrill Index
1.0 folder
Bone Sheets
1.0 folder
Book Review Manuscripts
1.0 folder
Brew, J.O. (PM/H)
1.0 folder
1960-1962
Brown, Jerry (CRREL)
1.0 folder
1960-1966
Brown University Anthropology Department Applicants
1.0 folder
Brown University Anthropology Department Correspondence
1.0 folder
Brown University Anthropology Department Courses, Grades, Students
1.0 folder
Brown University Anthropology Department Examinations
1.0 folder
Brown University Anthropology Department Matters
1.0 folder
Brown University Anthropology Department Syllabuses, JL Giddings
1.0 folder
Brown University Anthropology Department Syllabuses, General
1.0 folder
Brown University Anthropology Department Curriculum, Classes, Grades, etc.
1.0 folder
Brown University Anthropology Department Ethnohistory (1961 meeting at JCB and HMA)
1.0 folder
Brown Examination
1.0 folder
Brown Faculty Bulletins, Memos, Information
1.0 folder
Brown Interdepartmental Correspondence
1.0 folder
Brown Lectures
1.0 folder
Brown Library Books, etc.
1.0 folder
Brown University Budget 1960-61
1.0 folder
1960-1961
Brown University Budget 1962-63
1.0 folder
1962-1963
Brown University Budget 1963-64
1.0 folder
1963-1964
Brown Budget, Research E859
1.0 folder
1963-1964
Brown Budget NSF G 17473
1.0 folder
Brown Budget Insurance Fund
1.0 folder
Brown Human Biology
1.0 folder

Box 1 C
24.0 folders

Container Description Date
Brown Interdepartmental Correspondence
1.0 folder
1957-1965
Brown Keeney
1.0 folder
1957-1966
Brown Memos and Directives
1.0 folder
Brown Pembroke
1.0 folder
Brown Smiley (director of Observatory)
1.0 folder
Brown Sociology Department
1.0 folder
Brown Sociology Department
1.0 folder
E-873 (documents related to shipment of artifacts from Thailand DDA)
1.0 folder
1963-1964
Budgets Misc. 1-259 etc.
1.0 folder
Bunnell, C.E.
1.0 folder
1940-1950
Business Services
1.0 folder
Byers, Douglas S.
1.0 folder
1943-1960
File C (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Cameron, Angus (Knopf)--about Ancient Men...
1.0 folder
Cameron--Knopf
1.0 folder
Canadian Correspondence
1.0 folder
1946-1954
Chard, Chester (Arctic Anthropology)
1.0 folder
1958-1965
Clippings, General
1.0 folder
1953-1965
Clippings, General
1.0 folder
Colinvaux, Paul
1.0 folder
1962-1965
Collins, Henry B.
1.0 folder
1946-1966
Corbett, John M.
1.0 folder
1957-1964
Committee on the Recovery of Archaeological Remains
1.0 folder
Committee on Archaeological Terminology
1.0 folder
1950-1956

Box 1 D
31.0 folders

Container Description Date
Cotter, John L.
1.0 folder
1959-1962
Crackpots
1.0 folder
Current Anthropology, Sol Tax. ed.
1.0 folder
File D (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1961
D (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Denbigh Report Correspondence
1.0 folder
Dighton Rock
1.0 folder
Douglas, A. E.
1.0 folder
1938-1962
Duplicating Requisitions
1.0 folder
1957-1965
Duplicating Requisitions
1.0 folder
1966
File E (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1958-1966
E (Miscellaneous)
Eiseley Publications
1.0 folder
Employment
1.0 folder
1957-1962
English Correspondents
1.0 folder
Epstein, Jeremiah
1.0 folder
1958-1962
Eskimos, Correspondence, etc.
1.0 folder
File F (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1958-1965
F (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Flora
1.0 folder
Florin, Sten
1.0 folder
1964-1967
Ford, James A.
1.0 folder
1949-1964
Frick, Childs
1.0 folder
1937-1964
File G (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1966
G (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Geist, Otto Wm.
1.0 folder
1938
JLG Personal Correspondence
1.0 folder
1951-1954
Personal JLG
1.0 folder
1956-1962
Travel--Denmark
1.0 folder
Giddings (death) --newspaper accts of accident, etc.
1.0 folder
L, B Giddings Assorted Correspondence
1.0 folder

Box 1 E
46.0 folders

Container Description Date
Grants and Fellowships: General
1.0 folder
Grants, Fellowships etc.
1.0 folder
Grants, Fellowships etc. JLG
1.0 folder
$3000 Purchase and Requisitions 3912-4 (NSF GU 976)
1.0 folder
$1500 Research Budget 3940-4 (NSF GU 468)
1.0 folder
$1050 Phosphate Analysis, etc. 3947-4 (NSF GU 468) Florin
1.0 folder
E-3896 Budget ($700) GU-448 3904-4 1964-65
1.0 folder
Budget NSF E-167
1.0 folder
$2000 Purchase and Requisitions 3964-4 (NSF GU 1934)
1.0 folder
Griffin, James B.
1.0 folder
1949-1966
Guarantees and Instructions
1.0 folder
Guthe, Alfred K.
1.0 folder
1948-1966
File H (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1965
H (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Haffenreffer Family Correspondence
1.0 folder
1956-1966
Haffs wanted HMA to publish a journal/publication, also brochure/leaflet
1.0 folder
Haffenreffer Family Correspondence--Bets
1.0 folder
1967
Haley, J. W.
1.0 folder
Harp, Elmer
1.0 folder
1951-1966
Haury, Emil W.
1.0 folder
1938-1966
History, local
1.0 folder
Hoffman, Hans
1.0 folder
1954-1962
Holtved, Erik
1.0 folder
1948-1964
Hopkins, David
1.0 folder
1950-1966
Huntsman, Judith Misc. Notes
1.0 folder
File I (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1966
I (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
INQUA
1.0 folder
Interior Dept. (and National Park Service)
1.0 folder
Interior Dept. US
1.0 folder
Interior Dept. (Ms Alaska Aboriginal Culture)
1.0 folder
Irving, William (see also I file)
1.0 folder
1950-1966
File J (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1964
J (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Japanese letters
1.0 folder
1960
Johnson, Fred
1.0 folder
1949-1958
Journal of a Bidarka Expedition 1838
1.0 folder
File K (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1966
K (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Kevhok--a departmental newsletter of the 1960s
1.0 folder
Keys
1.0 folder
Knuth, Count Eigil
1.0 folder
1964-1966
Koehler, Arthur--Forest Products Lab
1.0 folder
Krusenstern marker
1.0 folder
File L (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1958-1966
L (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder

Box 1 F
34.0 folders

Container Description Date
deLaguna, Frederica
1.0 folder
1942-1965
Larsen, Helge
1.0 folder
1939-1966
Laughlin, William
1.0 folder
1950-1966
Lectures
1.0 folder
Libby, W.F.
1.0 folder
1953-1962
Livingstone, D.A.
1.0 folder
1957-1960
Lowther, Gordon
1.0 folder
1959-1962
File M (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1966
M (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
MacNeish, Richard S.
1.0 folder
1952-1961
MSS--abstracts etc. JLG
1.0 folder
Maps
1.0 folder
MAT Program (Summer School Indian Course for teachers)
1.0 folder
Meldgaard, Jorgen
1.0 folder
1951-1964
Mexico (notes, exhibit materials)
1.0 folder
Michael, H.N.
1.0 folder
1958-1964
Miscellaneous (includes an acct book: DDA ?)
1.0 folder
Moore, George W.
1.0 folder
1959-1962
Moore, Terris
1.0 folder
1949-1964
Murray, Fr. R.W.
1.0 folder
1949
Museum. Acquisitions, Property, Inventory
1.0 folder
Applications for jobs (museum)
2.0 folders
Museum Budget
1.0 folder
1956-1957
Museum Budget
1.0 folder
1957-1958
Museum Budget
1.0 folder
1958-1959
Museum Budget
1.0 folder
1961-1962
Museum Budget
1.0 folder
1964-1965
Museum Budget
1.0 folder
1965-1966
Museum Budget
1.0 folder
1966-1967
Museum Publicity, Clippings
1.0 folder
1955-1965
Museum Displays and Labels
1.0 folder

Box 1 G
34.0 folders

Container Description Date
Museum Employees
1.0 folder
Museum Equipment (Office Equipment)
1.0 folder
1966-1967
Museum Equipment: Inventory
1.0 folder
Typewriter IBM 3970-4
1.0 folder
Museum Exhibit Cases
1.0 folder
Exhibitions
1.0 folder
Exhibitions
1.0 folder
1956-1964
Exhibitions Expansion Plans
1.0 folder
Friends of the Museum
1.0 folder
Gifts to Museum (non-artifacts)
1.0 folder
Gifts for Photos Projects (from Moore, RWG, Memorial)
1.0 folder
(Notes on Exhibits, Ed Programs)
1.0 folder
Inquiries about Museum etc.
1.0 folder
Inquiries
1.0 folder
Museum Insurance Matters
1.0 folder
Museum Loans--Incoming (to Museum)
1.0 folder
Museum Maintenance and Procedures
1.0 folder
Brown Haffenreffer Mt. Hope Farm Motorized Patrol
1.0 folder
Petty Cash
1.0 folder
Museum Petty Cash
1.0 folder
Museum Plans and Ideas
1.0 folder
Museum Plans and Regulations
1.0 folder
Museum Property Junked or Sold
1.0 folder
Public Relations
1.0 folder
Publications to Order (Lists for Library)
1.0 folder
Museum Publicity etc.
1.0 folder
Public Relations
1.0 folder
1957-1960
Public Relations
1.0 folder
1961-1962
Public Relations
1.0 folder
1963-1966
Purchase Orders Completed
1.0 folder
Purchase Requisitions and Invoices Sales
1.0 folder
Purchase Requisitions and Invoices Museum
1.0 folder
Resources
1.0 folder
Museum Sales (University Museum Reproductions)
1.0 folder

Box 1 H
22.0 folders

Container Description Date
Sales Desk Bank Deposits
1.0 folder
Sales Desk Cost of Goods Sold
1.0 folder
Sales Desk Purchase
1.0 folder
Museum Sales Desk (University Museum Reproductions, Inventory Sheets)
1.0 folder
Smithsonian Institution Travelling Exhibition Service, etc.
1.0 folder
Bibliography SW Mexico
1.0 folder
Stock Issues Brown University
1.0 folder
Student payments
1.0 folder
Student payments Brown University
1.0 folder
Museum Summer Personnel and Procedures
1.0 folder
University Museum and University Pennsylvania
1.0 folder
Visitors--Group Appointments
2.0 folders
Visitors--Registered
1.0 folder
Wooden Indians
1.0 folder
Work Orders
1.0 folder
Work Orders Brown University
1.0 folder
Museums
1.0 folder
N file (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1958-1965
National Research Council (National Academy of Sciences)
1.0 folder
National Science Foundation
1.0 folder
National Science Foundation Brown Grants
1.0 folder

Box 1 I
44.0 folders

Container Description Date
National Science Foundation: Proposal Recommendations
1.0 folder
Natural History
1.0 folder
Office of Naval Research
1.0 folder
Newcomb, Simon J.
1.0 folder
1946-1948
New York Academy of Science
1.0 folder
Nike
1.0 folder
File O (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1958-1964
O (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Obsidian Dating
1.0 folder
Oschinsky, Lawrence
1.0 folder
1960-1962
File P (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1958-1966
P (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Park Service Publications
1.0 folder
Pewe, Troy L. (also Hopkins, David M.)
1.0 folder
1964
Photographs etc.
1.0 folder
Photos, Aerial, etc.
1.0 folder
1957-1960
Postage Rates
1.0 folder
Press Release
1.0 folder
Printing
1.0 folder
Project Eye Opener
1.0 folder
1968
Project Eye Opener
1.0 folder
Projectors
1.0 folder
1959
Q (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
File R (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1966
Rainey, Froelich
1.0 folder
1940-1966
Readers Digest
1.0 folder
Recommendations
1.0 folder
Recommendations
1.0 folder
1957-1958
References (Book Lists)
1.0 folder
Reference Materials
1.0 folder
Reprint Requests
2.0 folders
Rhode Island Historical Society
1.0 folder
Robbins, Maurice (Massachusetts Archaeological Society)
1.0 folder
Rouse, Irving
1.0 folder
1952-1965
File S (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1942-1966
S (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Schaefer, J. P.
1.0 folder
1957-1962
Schumacher, Paul J.P.
1.0 folder
1959-1966
Schulman, Edmund
1.0 folder
1941-1960
Schuster, Carl
1.0 folder
1962
Science and Science Service
1.0 folder
Science Information Exchange
1.0 folder
Simmons, William
1.0 folder
1960-1965

Box 1 J
39.0 folders

Container Description Date
Skarland, Ivar
1.0 folder
1940-1964
Slides, Kodachromes, etc.
1.0 folder
Smith, Arthur George
1.0 folder
1950-1960
Smith, Watson (see also S file)
1.0 folder
1960-1965
Society for American Archaeology
2.0 folders
SAA Abstracts
1.0 folder
Solecki, Ralph
1.0 folder
1949-1961
Staehle, Henry C.
1.0 folder
1958-1964
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
1.0 folder
1947-1960
Stephenson, R.L.
1.0 folder
1958-1962
Stovall, J. Willis (Univ. of Oklahoma)
1.0 folder
1948-1949
Subscriptions etc. and books
1.0 folder
Subscriptions and books
1.0 folder
Swindler, Daris
1.0 folder
1960-1962
File T (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1958-1966
T (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Talks, speeches
1.0 folder
Taylor, William
1.0 folder
1960-1966
Textbooks
1.0 folder
Thermofax 3M
1.0 folder
Travel
1.0 folder
Travel Payments Brown University
1.0 folder
Tree Ring Matters
1.0 folder
File 0 (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1966
UNESCO
1.0 folder
Unident
1.0 folder
University of Arizona
1.0 folder
File V (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1962-1966
V (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Van Stone, James W. (see also File V)
1.0 folder
1951-1962
File W (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1957-1966
W (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
Wenner-Gren
1.0 folder
West, Frederick-Hadleigh (see also File W)
1.0 folder
1958-1960
Wien, Alaska Airways
1.0 folder
Witthoft, John
1.0 folder
1954-1960
Wormington, H. M.
1.0 folder
1949-1966
File X,Y,Z (Miscellaneous)
1.0 folder
1948-1965

Series II: Newspaper Clippings
72.0 items
Contains newspaper clippings related to J. Louis Giddings’ professional work appearing in the press.

Container Description Date
(1948, May 9). Arctic expeditions set for summer. New York Times. n.p.
1.0 page
1948
(1955, December 21). Brown gets 350 acres of Haffenreffer estate. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. pp. 1, 30.
1955
(1956, September 18). Warns of museum removal. Bristol Phoenix. Bristol, Rhode Island. p. 1-2.
1956
(1956, October 8). Indians still produce shiny new arrowheads. Bristol Evening Bulletin. Bristol, Rhode Island. n.p.
1956
(1956, October 16). Museum future outlined by director. Bristol Phoenix. Bristol, Rhode Island. p. 1.
1956
(1956, October 19). Giddings discovers ancient Eskimo dwellings in Alaska. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. pp. 1, 6.
1956
(1956, October 21). Ancient ‘house’ found in Arctic. New York Times. n.p.
1956
(1956, October 21). Lost Alaskan culture found by Brown anthropologist. Sunday Standard-Times. New Bedford, Massachusetts. n.p.
1956
(1956, October 25). Headless hunters. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1956
(1956, October 30). Rare find in the Arctic circle. Bristol Phoenix. Bristol, Rhode Island. n.p.
1956
(1957, February 10). New bank quarters to show sand murals. Providence Sunday Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1957
(1957, May 26). Pines may be older than redwoods. Providence Sunday Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1957
Troy, G. (1957, June 9). Mt. Hope’s tribal treasures. Providence Sunday Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. Section 6. n.p.
1957
(1957, August 23). List of Indian books compiled. Bristol Phoenix. Bristol, Rhode Island. p. 10.
1957
(1957, September 18). Portsmouth school pupils visit Indian museum. Herald News. Fall River, Massachusetts. n.p.
1957
(1957, September 18). Portsmouth students tour Indian museum. The News. Newport, Rhode Island. n.p.
1957
(1957, October 11). 7,000 have visited museum in year. Bristol Phoenix. Bristol, Rhode Island. n.p.
1957
(1957, December 17). Brown gets land. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1957
(1958, February 16). Massasoit: First politician in Warren? Providence Sunday Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
(1958, April 25). Bristol planning board gets Brown request. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 27.
1958
(1958, April 29). Prof. J.L. Giddings represents U.S. at Circum-Polar conference. Pembroke Record. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. p. 4.
1958
(1958, May 12). Brown professor to address conference. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 2.
1958
(1958, September 19). Brown sociologist heard news late. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 20.
1958
(1958, September 23). Giddings announces lectures on early American Indians. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1958
(1958, September 23). Brown to offer public courses at museum. Bristol Phoenix. Bristol, Rhode Island. n.p.
1958
(1958, October n.d.). Museum starts Indian lectures. Unknown Newspaper. n.p.
1958
(1958, October 26). New archeological dating plan. Providence Sunday Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1958
Charney, L. (1958, December 11). Concept of race is topic for panelists. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. pp. 1, 4.
1958
(1959, February 22). Brown to offer more courses in anthropology. Providence Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1959
Allen, I. (1959, March 10). Haffenreffer estate lacks development plans. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. pp. 1-2.
1959
(1959, May 5). Professor plans new Alaskan study. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 23.
1959
(1959, May 29). Three to comb Alaska ‘ridge beaches.’ Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 14.
1959
McLaughlin, G. (1959, June 14). Eskimo exhibit new collection at Bristol museum. Providence Sunday Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
Opper, S. (1960, April 29). Anthropology division adds new courses; Heath to study Brown drinking habits. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 10.
1960
(1960, December) Urheimat der Indianer. Zurich, Switzerland. n.p.
December 1960
(1961, October 28). Migration theory hit: Alaska findings cited. Seattle Post Intelligencer. Seattle, Washington. n.p.
1961
Sullivan, W. (1961, October 30). Ancient culture traced in Alaska. New York Times. p. 31.
1961
(1961, October 30). Arctic area migration theory is challenged. Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. n.p.
1961
(1961, October 31). Dr. Louis Giddings makes new discoveries; sheds light on origin of man in America. Pembroke Record. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 3.
1961
(1961, October 31). Anthropologist wins support for theory. Providence Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1961
(1961, October 31). People and places. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 2.
1961
Born, M. (1961, November 7). Indian culture on record. Special to the Christian Science Monitor. n.p.
1961
(1961, November 12). Prehistoric shelters. New York Herald Tribune. New York, New York. n.p.
1961
(1961, November 29). Russerne opdagede Amerika pastar professor i USA. Kristeligt Dagblad. n.p.
1961
(1962, February 16). Giddings investigates relics of Eskimo, Am. Indian. Brown Daily Herald. Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1962
(1962, December 2) A neighborly view. Providence Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1962
Kaull, J.T. (1963, April 8). After 7 years, Brown still seeks to sell Bristol tract. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 39.
1963
Hodge, C. (1964, August 11). Giddings sifting soil in Alaska. Arizona Daily Star. Tucson, Arizona. p. 1.
1964
(1964, November 4). Brown professor badly hurt in Seekonk highway crash. Providence Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1964
(1964, December 10). Dr. Giddings dies at 55 after crash. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1964
(1964, December 10). Dr. Giddings, Anthropology professor at Brown, dies. Providence Journal. Providence, Rhode Island. p. 28.
1964
(1964, December 10). J. Louis Giddings, Anthropologist. Special to the New York Times. n.p.
1964
Sullivan, L.O. (1965, June n.d.) …Journey of mixed emotions. Unknown Newspaper. p. 1-2.
1965
(1965, October 14). Ancient houses uncovered by expedition in arctic Alaska. Anchorage Daily Times. n.p.
1965
(1965, October 14). Brown unit uncovers 4,000-year-old house. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. p.1, 28.
1965
(1965, October 15). Archaeologists Find Remains in Alaska. Unknown Newspaper. Seattle, Washington. n.p.
1965
(1965, October 15). Ancient houses are discovered on Alaska Site. Register. New Haven, Connecticut. n.p.
(1965, October 15). Brown’s Alaskan diggings uncover earliest houses. Berkshire Eagle. Pittsfield, Massachusetts. n.p.
(1965, October 15). Ancient houses in Alaska discovered. Sun. Westerly, Rhode Island. n.p.
(1965, October 15). Ancient Alaska houses found by Brown group. Call. Woonsocket, Rhode Island. n.p.
(1965, October 22). Blades are 4000 years old. News. Springfield, Massachusetts.
1965
Aarons, R.F. (1965, October 28). Both Lief, Chris are latecomers. Washington Post. Washington, D.C. n.p.
1965
(1966, May 13). Family outing. Providence Evening Bulletin. Providence, Rhode Island. n.p.
1966
Undated Newspaper Clippings
6.0 items
Born, M. Arctic trek questioned. Special to the Christian Science Monitor. n.p.
Famed Scientist Museum Head.
ca. 1956
Giddings off to Alaska again. Providence Journal Bulletin.
Historical Soc. Annual Outing at Mount Hope.
Indian Museum in Bristol Will Expand Exhibits. Providence Evening Bulletin.
October 16
Museum Seeks Statue’s Origin. New London, Connecticut. November 11, no year.
Photograph from the Providence Evening Bulletin of the museum and buildings.
1955 or 1956
Prehistoric
Travel Editors Tour

Series III: Correspondence, 1956-1957
11.0 items
Contains various types of correspondence addressed to Giddings.

Container Description Date
from Howard S. Curtis
1.0 letter
April 21, 1956
from C. Schaefer
1.0 letter
April 27, 1956
from Anne V. Seymour
1.0 letter
September 28, 1956
from Juan Lopez-Morillas
1.0 letter
November 28, 1956
from Gail S. Farago
1.0 letter
December 7, 1956
from Richard E. Hale
1.0 letter
December 12, 1956
from Clifford P. Monahon
1.0 letter
June 5, 1957
from Mrs. Paul C. Rogers
1.0 letter
January 8, 1957
addressed to Mr. F. Hartwell Swaffield of the Brown Club of Boston.
1.0 postcard
December 4, 1956
from Roger Williams Park Museum and Planetarium.
1.0 postcard
February 8, 1957
from the Bristol Historical Society Meeting.
1.0 postcard
May 21, 1957

Series IV: Printed Material
7.0 items
Miscellaneous printed material relating to professional conferences, lectures and news.

Container Description Date
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Program for Section H
1.0 pamphlet/1 page
1957
Brown Varsity Football Schedule
1.0 card
1956
Invitation for Lecture entitled ‘Museum Trails: An Illustrated Lecture on Eskimo Origins with a preamble on the Study of Anthropology at Brown’
1.0 item
December 10, 1956
Invitation for the Newport Historical Society Quarterly Meeting
1.0 item
March 5, 1957
The Brown University Weekly Bulletin
1.0 page with envelope
October 8-October 13, 1956
The Brown University Weekly Bulletin
1.0 page
January 27-February 3, 1957
The Brown University Weekly Bulletin
1.0 page
October 5-October 11, 1958
Press Release - University of Pennsylvania News Bureau
1.0 page
October 1953
Press Release - Brown University
1.0 page
February 1960
Press Release - Brown University
1.0 page
April 22, 1961
Press Release - Brown University
1.0 page
April 30, 1961
Press Release - New York Times
1.0 page
October 30, 1961
Press Release - U.S. Information Agency Broadcasting Service
1.0 page
November 20, 1961

Series V: Photographs, Slides and Glass Negatives
3.0 Linear feet
Collection of numerous photographs, slides and glass negatives taken during excavations in Alaska from 1941-1964.

Container Description Date
Uncataloged Color Slides
400.0 slides
41-1 thru 41-15, 41-17
1941
48-1 thru 48-46
1948
49-1 thru 40-23
1949
50-1, 50-2
1950
51-1 thru 4b
1951
52-1 thru 52-38 & 52-AR-1 thru 52-AR-25
1952
EB-1 thru EB-44
1956
AL-58-1 thru AL-58-118
1958
AL59-1 thru AL59-66 & 59-HS-67 thru 59-HS-99
1959
AL-60-1 thru AL-60-258
1960
AL-61-1 thru AL-61-63 & 61-PD-87 thru 61-PD-151 & 61-DA-66 thru 61-DA-150 & 61-JLG-152 thru 61-JLG-177
1961
63-JLG-1 thru 63-JLG-13
1963
64-1 thru 64-321 & Expedition 1964 64-1 thru 64-321
1964
Boxes of glass negatives
1.6 Linear feet

Series VI: Films
16.0 reels
Collection of films taken during archaeological excavations in the Arctic.

Container Description Date
Untitled
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-7 ¼”
labeled “O.P. ORIG” “37’” A note inside the can “O.P. orig. Tom H. of A. G5-66 reel 2” is written on an appointment calendar page (Feb. 6+7 1970)
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-7 ¼”
labeled “F-7028 O.P. 1967 ORIG ” on top, “10-1” on bottom, “F 7028 BROWN UNIV.IR.ORIG EKTA” on side
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-7 ¼”
labeled “REJECTS–Mr. Giddings I”
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-9 ½”
labeled “O.P. orig.”
1.0 reellabeled “O.P. orig.”
Dimensions: Diameter-10 ½”
labeled “WORK PRINT REEL 1, pt. 1 65-66”
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-10 ¾”
1965-1966
labeled “WORK PRINT REEL 1, pt. 2 65-66” “O.P. work print” on side
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-10 ¾”
1965-1966
labeled “O.P. work print” & “B-W work Print”
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-10 ¾“
“ORIGINAL COLOR Photo-Lab Brown University Providence, R.I.” on top, “K-4175–BROWN UNIVERSITY–PHOTO LAB–ATT. P.J. LAGOY–IR–KODA-MASTER”, on edge
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-10 ¾”
labeled “Black +White Work Print” on top, “O.P. Work Print” on edge
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-11 ¼”
labeled “Mr. Giddings June, 1963” Note inside “Mr. Giddings Film” is taped to the reel with “June, 1963” imprinted on the tape “End of first part” written on the reel
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-12 ¼”
1963
labeled “Films for Mrs. Giddings Original Films” on note taped to top
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-12 ¼”
Labeled “O.P. Reel 2 1965-6 WORK PRINT 65-66 REEL 2”
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-12 ½”
1965-1966
labeled “Mr. Giddings film Time 38 min – silent”
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-14”
labeled “F5668–BROWN UNIV. (REEL 1-PT-1) (REEL 1–PT2) 2-16 ORIG KODA”
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-15”
labeled “2 x 750” Taped to lid inside: “Precision Film Labs, Inc. Subject: Brown University 2 reels” “O.P.originals”
1.0 reel
Dimensions: Diameter-15”