Gurney, O.R. MSS.

Griffith Institute Archive

Description of material

This description is based on the General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G)

1. Identity statement

Reference code n/a

Title Gurney MSS.

Dates of creation of the material 1940s to 1990s.

Extent 42 folders and some loose papers.

2. Context

Name of creator Gurney, Oliver Robert (1911-2001)

Administrative and biographical history
British Assyriologist. Shillito Reader in Assyriology, Oxford University, 1945-78. Made Professor in 1965. Scholar of both Akkadian and Hittite. Editor of Anatolian Studies for almost 45 years.

Custodial history Not known.

Immediate source of acquisition Dr J. A. Black, Oriental Institute, Oxford.

3. Content and structure

Scope and content Correspondence and notes relating to the geography of the Hittite Empire, Babylonian music, decipherment and various other topics.

System of arrangement Kept as received.

4. Access and use

Legal status Property of the Griffith Institute.

Access conditions Access subject to prior approval by the Keeper of the Archive.

Copyright conditions Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material English.

Physical characteristics No problems.

Finding aids None.

5. Allied materials area

Location of originals These are originals.

Existence of copies None.

Related units of description None.

Associated material Not known.

Publications Not established.

Notes None.

(March 26, 2003)

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