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New York State Museum Manuscripts and Museum Director's Correspondence Files Concerning Archeological Work of Max Schrabisch

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of two versions of a manuscript on the archeology of prehistoric rock shelter and camp sites in southeastern New York, plus correspondence concerning the State Museum's acquisition of the manuscripts, authored by Max Schrabisch. The 1936 manuscript includes numbered illustrations ("figures") consisting of photographs of rock shelters, maps showing site locations, and diagrams or "ground plans" of rock shelters.
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0.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1918-1938
Series Number:
B0580

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of two versions of a manuscript on the archeology of prehistoric rock shelter and camp sites, plus correspondence concerning the acquisition of the manuscripts. The manuscripts were authored by Max Schrabisch and are the result of his investigations of rock shelters in southeastern New York during the early twentieth century.

The 1936 manuscript includes numbered illustrations ("figures") consisting of photographs of rock shelters, maps showing site locations, and diagrams or "ground plans" of rock shelters.

Correspondence in this accretion is among the State Museum Director and Max Schrabisch, State Archeologist Noah Clarke, and Director of the Rochester Municipal Museum Arthur Parker. This correspondence concerns the progress of Schrabisch's work, and the contents and sale of his manuscripts to the State Museum.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted to protect sensitive archeological site data, pursuant to Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation Law Sect. 14.07.1(d) and 9 NYCRR Sect. 427.8.

Custodial History

The two manuscripts were sold to the New York State Museum in circa 1918 and 1936.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Folder

Accretion: B0850-86
1936 Manuscript: pg. 1-101 1 1
1918 Manuscript: pg. 1-55 1 2
1918 Manuscript: pg. 56-101 & Appendix 1 3
1936 Manuscript: pg. 102-Appendix 1 4
Illustrations: Figures 1-10 2 1
Illustrations: Figures 11-20 2 2
Illustrations: Figures 21-30 2 3
Illustrations: Figures 31-41 2 4
Illustrations: Figures 42-51 2 5
Illustrations: Figures 52-62 2 6
Illustrations: Figures 63-72 2 7
Illustrations: Figures 73-82 2 8
Illustrations: Figures 83-92 2 9
Illustrations: Figures 93-102 2 10
Illustrations: Figures 103-111 2 11
Photographs 1-26 & Figures 1-8 3 1
Correspondence 3 2
Acidic File Folders 3 3

Accretion: B0580-86
Preservation Photocopy; "Indian Rock Shelters of Southern New York(1918)" & "Archaeology of Southeastern N. Y(1936)" -Max Schrabisch 4