Newby Collection on the Arkansas Calendar Stone | Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Scope and Contents: 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.