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Boxes and boxes, missing context, and an avocational archaeologist : making sense of the Frank Watt collection at the Mayborn Museum Complex.

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dc.contributor.advisor Holcomb, Julie.
dc.contributor.author Bischof, Robin E.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Museum Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2011-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8120
dc.description.abstract Museums often find themselves with more collection than they are capable of properly inventorying, documenting and cataloguing. The Mayborn Museum Complex at Baylor University has one such collection of Native American artifacts and documents collected by Frank H. Watt, a local archaeologist. The late Watt worked many years as an avocational archaeologist in Texas. Examination of both his collection of papers and Native American artifacts led to the discovery that some of the documents corresponded with particular objects. By matching the two collections, Frank Watt's papers are linked to actual specimens, and the objects are united with their history, giving them context in a written record. This project combined both collections and archival work in addition to research regarding the life and writings of Frank Watt and a brief review of Texas pre-history and early history. en
dc.rights Baylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Frank H. Watt. en
dc.subject Archaeology. en
dc.subject Mayborn Museum Complex. en
dc.subject Texas Collection. en
dc.subject Museums collections. en
dc.subject Archives. en
dc.title Boxes and boxes, missing context, and an avocational archaeologist : making sense of the Frank Watt collection at the Mayborn Museum Complex. en
dc.type Project en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Museum Studies en


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