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Guide to the George Ellis Burcaw Papers ; Burcaw (George Ellis) Papers

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Guide to the George Ellis Burcaw Papers 1948-1986

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Papers
Creator: George Ellis Burcaw, 1921-
Dates: 1948-1986
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract:Student papers, reprints, and correspondence relating to museology and the writings of G. Ellis Burcaw.
Identification: MG340
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Scope and Content

The papers of G. Ellis Burcaw span the years 1948 to 1986, with the bulk of the material covering the years 1977 to 1981. Included are student papers, reprints of articles on the various components of museology, and a collection of post cards of both European and American architectural sites. The student papers were removed from three ring binders, but many of the articles were left in paper binders. Because of the limited amount of material in this collection no series designations were made.


Administrative/Biographical History

George Ellis Burcaw was born July 13, 1921 in Houston, Texas, to George Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Ellis) Burcaw. He received his BA from Maryville College, Tennessee, in 1943 and his MA from the University of Idaho in 1973. From 1946 to 1956 he did post graduate work at the University of Chicago, 1946-1948; the University of Arizona, 1949-1950; the University of Paris, 1951-1952; the University of Wisconsin, 1956, and the University of Pennsylvania, 1960.

He was museum director of the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin from 1952-1958, chief curator of the Commercial Museum, Philadelphia, 1958-1962, and curator of state museums in Colorado, 1962-1966. In 1966 he came to the University of Idaho where he was director of the museum and professor of museology and anthropology until his retirement in 1988 to Tucson, Arizona. His publications include Introduction to Museology, 1972; Introduction to Museum Work, 1975; Museum Training Courses in the United States and Canada, 1971; and The Saxon House: a Cultural Index in European Ethnography, 1973, 1979.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Colleges and Universities
Idaho

Burcaw, George Ellis, 1921- --Archives.

Museum techniques -- Study and teaching (Higher)

Administrative Information

Source

The papers of George Ellis Burcaw were donated the University of Idaho library in August 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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1/11/1Museology student papers, index 1978 1 item
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1/21/2Volume I 1977-1978 4 items
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1/3-41/3-4Volume II 1977-1978 10 items
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1/51/5Museology 402 student papers, index to volume I: Conservation 1979 1 item
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1/61/6Textiles, Ceramics 1977-1979 4 items
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1/71/7Animals/Animal products, Paper, Paintings 1977-1979 6 items
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1/81/8Wood, Iron 1977-1979 5 items
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1/91/9Photographs/Photography, Miscellaneous 1977-1979 5 items
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1/101/10Museology 402 student papers, index to volume II 1981 1 item
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1/111/11Cataloging/Registration, Collections, Fraud 1977-1981 6 items
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1/121/12Security 1977-1981 3 items
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1/131/13Burcaw, G. Ellis. "The designing of a building to house a museum" 1948 1 item
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1/14-151/14-15Reprints and photocopies of articles on museology 1968-1974 48 items
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1/161/16Articles on preservation materials ca. 1972 4 items
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1/171/17Articles on the preservation of basketry, leather, metals, pottery, wood, textiles 1951-1981 19 items
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1/181/18Articles on general conservation, examination, and supplies 1967-1974 26 items
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1/191/19Articles on photography 1967-1981 21 items
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1/201/20Articles on the restoration and preservation of leather 1969 1 item
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1/211/21Articles on exhibits 1964-1973 1 item
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1/221/22Museum News: Technical supplements 1964-1969 1 item
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1/231/23Correspondence 1962-1986 20 items
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1/241/24The J. Paul Getty Museum 1974-1978 1 item
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1/251/25Northwest coast Indian masks 1974 1 item
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1/261/26Post cards undated 22 items
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1/271/27Other material 1965-1981 25 items

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Language: Finding aid is in English

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