Argive Heraeum Excavation Records


Collection Number: GR ASCSA ExcRec 003
Name of Creator(s): Charles Waldstein (1856-1927), Pierre Amandry (1912-2006) and John Caskey (1909-1981)
Date(s): 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1949
Title: Argive Heraeum Excavation Records
Language(s): English
Summary: Charles Waldstein, Director of the American School and Professor of Art, excavated at the site of the Argive Heraeum with the assistance of Richard Norton, H.S. Washington and two students of the School, J.C. Hoppin and J. Alden from 1892-1895. John Caskey and Pierre Amandry of the French School cleared a 7th-6th cent. B.C. deposit in 1949. The collection consists of Caskey’s excavation notebook, plans and drawings, photos and negatives, notes, sketches. Also, a photocopy of three of Charles Waldstein’s notebooks (1893, 1894, 1897, originals in King’s College Library) and 23 prints from Waldstein’s excavations bought from Cambridge University Library. Included is a set of copy prints of sculpture published by Rebecca Wood [Robinson] as a School paper in 1952.
Quantity: 0.35 linear meters
Immediate Source of Acquisition: John L. Caskey
Information about Access: The collection is catalogued and available for research.
Cite As: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Archives, Argive Heraeum Excavation Records (Αμερικανική Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών στην Αθήνα, Αρχείο Ανασκαφών Ηραίου του Άργους)
Notes: Plans and drawings are kept in Flat Storage, drawer #15.


Box 1

Folder 1
John Caskey’s 1949 notebook, with notes and sketches in back pocket (microfilmed; microfilm kept in Prosymna Excavations Records, Box 1).
Notes and sketches on lots and finds by J. Caskey, drawings of pottery, notes on pottery shapes, inventory of photographed pottery (see folder 2).

Folder 2
Photos of finds (pottery) glued on cardboard.

Folder 3
Plates (with photos) for Hesperia 1952 article (J. Caskey & P. Amandry, “Investigations at the Heraion of Argos, 1949”, Hesperia 21 (1952), pp. 165-221).

Folder 4
Photos and negatives (of views, finds, Waldstein’s plans).

Folder 5
[kept separately in Flat Storage, drawer #15]
Plans, including plan of excavations, drawings of architectural members and site plan (of analemmata) published in Caskey & Amandry’s Hesperia 1952 articles (J. Caskey & P. Amandry, “Investigations at the Heraion of Argos, 1949”, Hesperia 21 (1952), pp. 165-221 and P. Amandry, “Observations sur les Monuments de L'Héraion d'Argos,” Hesperia 21 (1952), pp. 222-274).

Box 2
Photographs of sculpture by Rebecca Wood [Robinson] for an ASCSA paper written in 1952 with addenda in 1953 (Wood, R.C. "Argive Heraion Sculpture," 1952; Wood, R.C. "Notes of Argive Heraeum November 1953" and Wood, R.C. "The Sima of the New Temple of the Argive Heraion," 1953).
[total ca 450 black and white photos, Acc# 2003_02].
Index cards box with prints from Rebecca Wood’s negatives (architectural fragments and sculpture).

Box 3

Folder 1
A photocopy of Ch. Waldstein’s three notebooks (nos. 14, 24, 39) related to the excavations at the Argive Heraeum [original in King’s College Library]:
- 1893

Folder 2
- 1894
- 1897

Folder 3
23 prints from Ch. Waldstein’s excavations [bought from Cambridge University Library].