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Åke Åkerström papers, 1853-1991 (bulk 1927-1987)

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Finding aid for the Åke Åkerström papers, 1853-1991
Series IV. Axel W. Persson papers, 1853-1941, undated 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Axel W. Persson (1888-1951) was a pioneering Swedish classical archaeologist. Serving as Professor of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University from 1924-1951, after a mid-career shift from Greek philology, Persson trained a generation of Swedish archaeologists, including Einar Gjerstad and Åke Åkerström. Persson excavated at Asine, Dendra, Midea and Berbati in Greece and at Milas and Labraunda in Turkey.
This series contains a small collection of Axel W. Persson's papers, which had come into the possession of Åke Åkerström. Included here are several manuscripts and typescripts, as well as photographic documentation of Persson's excavations at Dendra and Berbati. The manuscripts and typescripts, which are arranged chronologically, appear to represent both lectures delivered by Persson and published articles. The bracketed English translations of titles are taken from the dealer's inventory.
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15-16 Publications and writings, 1853-1857, 1903-1941, undated
Box Folder
15 1 "Inscriptions de Carie," circa 1903-1922 80 leaves
Drafts of sections of text, as well as notes and research, for article on the inscriptions from Mylasa, published in BCH 46 (1922): 394-426. Also includes brief manuscript on cults of Mylasa, as well as two signatures removed from A. Hellwig, Das Asylrecht der Naturvölker (Berlin, 1903) and annotated.
15 2 "Stat och industri i Egypten," 1923 Oct 30 1 clipping
Article published in Svenska Dagbladet no. 295.
15 3 "Industria i det romerska riket," circa 1923 20 leaves
Manuscript of lecture or article, possibly published as "Stat och industri i det romerska riket" in Svenska Dagbladet Oct 31, 192, no. 296.
15 4 Ur antikens liv och kultur, circa 1927 72 leaves
Paste-ups of the figures and captions for Ur antikens liv och kultur (Stockholm, 1927).
15 5 "Grekiska sagor i belysning av fynd från Dendra" [Greek sagas and myths reflected in finds at Dendra], circa 1928 26 leaves
Manuscript of lecture or early draft of article published as "Grekiska sagor och myter i belysning av fynd från Dendrá, " Rig 11 (1928): 59-76.
15 6 "Kostis Palamás," 1929 16 leaves
Typescript of unpublished (?) article.
15 7 Hantverk och industri under antiken, 1929 20 leaves
Incomplete set of corrected proofs and one page of notes.
15 8 "Die spätmykenische Inschrift aus Asine," 1932 2 items
Set of proofs and photograph of inscription with transliteration; for article published in Corolla archaeologica principi heredetario regni Sueciae Gustavo Adolfo dedicata (Lund, 1932): 208-215.
15 9 "En bestigning av Parnassen [The ascent of Parnassus], 1932 7 leaves
Typescript of article published in Jorden Runt 4 (1932): 218-224.
15 10 "Bild, liknelse och legend i det förhistoriska Grekland" [Image, metaphor and myth in prehistoric Greece], 1934 Jan 29 25 leaves
Manuscript of a lecture (?).
15 11 "Grekisk helg" [Greek holidays], 1934 6 leaves
Typescript of article published in Julafton 1934: 17-22.
15 12-13 Med hacka och med spade, 1853-1857, 1929-1934
15 12 Plates, circa 1934 23 leaves
Paste-ups with captions for Plates 1-22 and 25-48.
15 13 Research on Johan Hedenborg, 1853-1857, 1929 80 leaves
Research conducted circa 1929 on Johan Hedenborg, the Swedish naturalist, traveller and antiquarian; includes notes and photocopies of Hedenborg's correspondence.
15 14 Asine, 1938 Jan 31 leaves
Untitled typescript of a lecture.
15 15 Asine: results of the Swedish excavations 1922-1930, circa 1938 54 items
Figure proofs of finds from the excavation.
15 16 "Iatros och medicus," circa 1940 12 items
Figure proofs for article published in Lychnos 1940: 166-199.
15 17 "Mythology and archaeological discoveries," circa 1941 3 leaves
Manuscript describing course taught by Åkerström at Berkeley during his year as the Sather Professor.
15 18 "Asine," undated 13 leaves
Manuscript of unidentified article (?).
15 19 "Tre veckor i Asien, ett litet resebrev" [Three weeks in Asia], undated 95 leaves
Three drafts of typescript of unpublished (?) article.
15 20 "Grekisk sång och saga som historisk källa" [Greek song and saga as historical sources], undated 17 leaves
Manuscript of lecture (?).
15 21 "Griechische Sagen im Licht der Geschichte," undated 10 leaves
Manuscript of a lecture (?).
15 22 "Greklands förhistoriska kulturer i belysning av de stora utgrävningarna" [Prehistoric Greek cultures reflected in the great excavations], undated 23 leaves
Manuscript of lecture.
15 23 "Den kretisk-mykenska kulturen" [Cretan-Mycenaean culture], undated 8 leaves
Manuscript.
15 24 "Det antika ödesdramat," undated 8 leaves
Typescript.
15 25 "Frammende religioner i det romerska riket," undated 17 leaves
Manuscript.
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16 1 Survey of ancient art in Italy, undated 188 leaves
Untitled manuscript.
16 2 Dendra, undated 7 leaves
Untitled typescript.
16 3 Miscellaneous untitled manuscripts, undated 45 leaves
16 4 Miscellaneous untitled typescripts and proofs, undated 61 leaves
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16, 18, 19 Photographic documentation of excavations and artifacts, 1927-1935, undated
16, 18, 19 Dendra, 1927
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16 5 Photographs, 50 items
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18 3 Glass negatives, 11 items
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19 Damaged glass negatives, 4 items
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16 6 Berbati, 1935 4 photographs
16 7 Miscellaneous photographs of antiquities, undated 17 items
16 8 Miscellaneous material, 1927-1934, undated 7 items
Includes a lecture attendance list and clippings, as well as unidentified notes and images.


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