Newby Collection on the Arkansas Calendar Stone
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Brief Description: The Newby Collection on the Arkansas Calendar Stone (circa 1950s-1970s; 4 cubic feet) documents research conducted by members of the Newby family on the Arkansas Calendar Stone. It features sketches and photographs of the Arkansas Calendar Stone, including some photographic prints by Dr. Alexander Marshack, an archaeology scholar. It also includes star maps which compare the drawings on the Arkansas Calendar Stone with the constellations of various cultures, including Hindu, Aztec, Mayan, Persian, and Greek. Several charts in the collection also show similar comparisons. Many charts, sketches, and star maps are not dated. Types of materials include sketches, black-and-white photographs, and astronomical charts. The Collection is organized by size and chronologically.
Held at:
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
504 W. State St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-6414
Fax: 765-494-2810
Email: archives [at] purdue.edu
Created by: Newby Family
Volume: 4.0 Cubic feet
Acquired: 02/12/1981. 15 volumes also given at same time as papers.
More information is available at http://collections.lib.purdue.edu/fa/pdf/newby_b.pdf (pdf)
Biographical Note for Newby Family : Burrel Wiselogel Newby was a Purdue alumna from Lafayette, IN who earned her B.S. in 1924. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta, Omicron Nu, Kappa Delta Pi, Theta Chi Gamma, Philalethian, Purdue Girls’ Club, and the YWCA (McAllister). After graduation, she likely married C.J. Newby, a farmer from Carmel, IN (Newby). Burrel later moved to Houston, TX (“Gifts to the Building Fund”). She and C.J. researched the Arkansas Calendar Stone in the 1950s-1970s.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Dorothy N. McCaw, 512 Lingle Ave., Lafayette, IN 47901  Donation