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The Sir Arthur Evans and Knossos Archives: Overview and Structure

Material from the Sir Arthur Evans Archive.

At present all archive collections held by the Department of Antiquities are housed off-site following the redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum. Information regarding making an appointment to consult archival material can be found at: Please note that most of the papers described in this overview are uncatalogued. Only catalogued archives can be made available for research.

Except as otherwise noted, all material listed below is from the Sir Arthur Evans archive

Reference: GB/1648/AJE.
Title: Sir Arthur Evans Archive.
Level: Fonds.
Dates: 1851-1941.
Creator: Evans, Sir Arthur John 08/07/1851-11/07/1941; Knight; Archaeologist; Keeper of the Ashmolean (1884-1908).

UPDATE: 01/09/2016. The Department of Antiquities is pleased to report that full cataloguing of the Sir Arthur Evans papers began this summer by Dr Senta German, Montclair State University, with Alison Roberts, Ashmolean Curator for European Prehistory Collections, and Alexandra Greathead, Ashmolean Paper Conservator. The cataloguing project builds on this overview and on other previous work and maintains a full concordance with earlier referencing systems for the papers.

Scope and Structure:

  1. Papers
  2. Notebooks, diaries, pocketbooks and sketchbooks
  3. Photographs
  4. Drawings
  5. Newspaper and press cuttings
  6. Scripta Minoa
  7. Other archives
  8. Major exhibitions
  9. Books and offprints
  10. Other Repositories

Languages: English; French; German; Italian; Greek; Latin; Swedish; Spanish; Ottoman Turkish; Serbo-Croat.

Material from the Sir Arthur Evans Archive.