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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George N. Olcott Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1620
Bib ID:9472267 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Olcott, George N., 1869-1912.
Title:George N. Olcott Papers.
Physical description:1 linear ft. (1 document box, 1 index card box)
Language(s): Material is in English
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

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Description

Scope and Content

This collection represents a partial set of the catalogs and records that Olcott used to organize and classify his collection of antiquities. He would assign each item acquired a catalog number and provide a description of the item and often a note of provenance or an indication of how much he paid for the item. Many of these records describe physical items held by the RBML as part of the Olcott coin, epigraphy, and Arrentine pottery collections.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George N. Olcott Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected related Material at Columbia

George N. Olcott Coin Collection Coin collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Libary

Arrentine Pottery fragments Rare Book & Manuscript Libary

Epigraphy collection Rare Book & Manuscript Libary

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 06/01/2012 Carrie Hintz

Finding aid written 06/01/2012 Carrie Hintz

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 2, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-06-02 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Card catalogs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Classical antiquities--Collectors and collecting.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coins, Ancient.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coins--Collectors and collecting.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Olcott, George N. 1869-1912.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

George N. Olcott was a Latin professor and Columbia University's first lecturer in Roman archaeology. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1869. He received his A.B. from the University in 1893 and his PhD in 1899 and began teaching Latin and Roman archaeology at Columbia immediately upon receiving his doctorate. As a professor, Olcott collected a large number of antiquities, in particular coins and epigraphy fragments, to use at teaching tools. Professor Olcott dies of pneumonia in 1912 while in sabbatical in Italy.

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