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Finding aid to the Ruth DeEtte Simpson Archaeological Research Papers and Notes MS.1312
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Description
Ruth DeEtte “Dee” Simpson (1919-2000) was an archaeologist and curator for the Southwest Museum from the 1940s to the 1960s. She conducted excavations in Arizona and California’s Mojave Desert and was the director of the Calico Early Man Archaeological Site. From 1964-1982, Simpson was the curator for the San Bernardino County Museum located in Redlands, California. The collections consists of research materials Simpson created or gathered regarding archaeology in California and the Southwest. The bulk of material is from 1942-1996 and includes archaeological reports, maps, tourist brochures, manuscripts, and published articles written by Simpson or other authors. The collection also consists of 6 spiral notebooks and photographs.
Background
Ruth DeEtte “Dee” Simpson (1919-2000) was an archaeologist and curator for the Southwest Museum from the 1940s to the 1960s. She conducted excavations in Arizona and California’s Mojave Desert and was the director of the Calico Early Man Archaeological Site. She also worked with Mark Raymond Harrington at the Tule Springs and Gypsum Cave sites in Nevada and Borax Lake and Little Lake in California.
Extent
1.25 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An folder level inventory is available from library staff.