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Finding aid to the Ruth DeEtte Simpson Archaeological Research Papers and Notes MS.1312
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  • Use
  • Access
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Processing history
  • Related Publication note
  • Acquisition
  • Biographical/Historical note

  • Title: Ruth DeEtte Simpson Archaeological Research Papers and Notes
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.1312
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.25 Linear feet (3 boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1942-1996
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1996
    Abstract: 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.
    creator: Simpson, Ruth DeEtte

    Preferred citation

    Ruth Dee Simpson Archaeological Research Papers and Notes, 1906-1996, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1312; [folder number] [folder title][date].

    Use

    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.

    Access

    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.

    Scope and Contents note

    Collections consists of research materials Simpson created or gathered regarding archaeology in California and the Southwest. There are also notes and research material Simpson collected for her paper Archaeology of the Calico Early Man Site, 1964-1994: A Time of Change and Progress. The paper was published as Occasional Paper, number 16 in 1994 for the Friends of Calico.
    The date span of the material range from 1906-1998, although the bulk of material is from 1942-1996. Types of items in this collection 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.

    Processing history

    Finding aid created by Anna Liza Posas, 2011 and revised 2013. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Related Publication note

    Simpson, Ruth Dee. Archaeology of the Calico Early Man Site 1964-1994 : a time of change and progress. Yerma: Friends of Calico, 1994.

    Acquisition

    Donated by Ruth Dee Simpson to the Braun Research Library Collection, circa 1994.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.
    From 1964-1982, Simpson was the curator for the San Bernardino County Museum located in Redlands, California, where she continued to direct the dig at Calico.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Archaeological expeditions -- California
    Archaeologists
    Archaeology
    Articles
    Calico (Calif.)
    Indians of North America -- California
    Manuscripts
    Maps
    Notebooks
    Photographs
    Typescripts
    Women archaeologists