Penn Museum Archives

The Penn Museum Archives is the institutional repository of the Penn Museum and the work of its archaeologists and anthropologists. Our collections include 2,500 feet of records; these records document the Museum’s archaeological expeditions to every inhabited continent, the history of the Penn Museum, and the history of the practices of archaeology and anthropology. Further, we hold three-quarters of a million images and nearly one thousand reels of film.

Excavation in front of Temple I at Tikal, Guatemala, 1958. Photograph by William R. Coe Penn Museum image no. 58-4-170


Alessandro Pezzati, Senior Archivist, 215-898-8304,
Evan Peugh, Assistant Archivist, 215-898-8304,
Kate Pourshariati, Film and Media Archivist, 215-898-8304,

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