The American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Lacey D. Caskey Papers

OVERVIEW

Collection Number: GR ASCSA LDC 022
Name (s) of Creator (s): Lacey D. Caskey (1880-1940)
Title: Lacey D. Caskey Papers
Date [bulk]: 1902-1908
Date [inclusive]: 1902-1926
Language(s): English
Summary: His papers at the Archives of the ASCSA consist of notes about various archaeological sites in Greece, as part of his preparation for the archaeological excursions of the Americam School, and a draft of a petition submitted to the Executive Committee of the American School about the procedures which led to the “resignation” of Director Bert Hodge Hill in 1926.
Quantity: 0.30 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Jack L. Caskey, 1962
Information about Access: The papers are available for research
Cite as: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Blegen Library Archives, Lacey D. Caskey Papers

 

SHORT NOTE

After graduating from Yale, Lacey D. Caskey (1880-1940) attended the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as student and fellow from 1902 to 1904, and served as Secretary between 1905 and 1908. During his time in Greece he worked on a dictionary of technical architectural terms and together with Gordon Allen investigated the East Stoa of the Asklepieion at Athens and published their work in the American Journal of Archaeology. According to Louis Lord’s History of the American School (1947, p. 113), “it was Caskey who in the absence of his chief [Director William Bates] bore the brunt of the unexpected visit to the School on April 18 [1906] of King Edward and Queen Alexandra, of Great Britain, accompanied by King George I and Queen Olga of Greece…”. After returning to the United States Caskey was appointed Assistant Curator of Classical Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He received his PhD from Yale University in 1912 and was immediately appointed Curator at the Boston Museum, a position he held until his death. Caskey was also one of the principal authors of the Erechtheum, Measured, Drawn and Restored (1927). He served at the ASCSA Managing Committee for twenty years (1920-1940).

His papers at the Archives of the ASCSA consist of notes about various archaeological sites in Greece, as part of his preparation for the archaeological excursions of the Americam School, a few letters about the publication of  Erechtheum, and a draft of a petition submitted to the Executive Committee of the American School about the procedures which led to the “resignation” of Director Bert Hodge Hill in 1926.




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