National Anthropological Archives

Guide to the Gus Van Beek papers regarding the Tel Jemmeh Expedition

Collection ID:
Van Beek, Gus W. (Gus Willard), 1922-
bulk 1969-2006
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
38.4 Linear feet
32 records storage boxes
11 Folders
Map Folders

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection is mainly comprised of the professional papers of Dr. Gus Van Beek, archaeologist, and relate to the Tell Jemmeh site in Isreal. Included are published and unpublished manuscripts of writings, research materials including field notebooks, volunteer information, accounting, photographs, drawings, and printed materials, including scholarly papers and publications of other scholars and clippings from newspapers and periodicals as well as a number of detailed site maps.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Benjamin Z. Brown
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by the Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
Processing Information
The collection is unprocessed. Contact the respository for more information.
The papers of Dr. Gus Van Beek were received partially organized. The processing archivist kept existing groupings. Original folder titles were retained. An artificial separation was created by Ron Gardiner to facilitate research on Tell Jemmeh site material.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to the Gus Van Beek papers regarding the Tel Jemmeh expedition requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.

Related Materials
Other materials relating to Gus Van Beek and Tell Jemmeh at the National Anthropological Archives include:
Video at Human Studies Film Archives
ME-90.14.1: [Smithsonian Institution Excavations at Tel Jemmeh, Israel, 1970-1973]
1970-1973; 3,000 ft (2 hrs) silent color; video

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746