Newby Collection on the Arkansas Calendar Stone
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 116
Scope and Contents
The Newby Collection on the Arkansas Calendar Stone (circa 1950s-1970s; 4 cubic feet) documents research conducted by members of the Newby family on the Arkansas Calendar Stone. It features sketches and photographs of the Arkansas Calendar Stone, including some photographic prints by Dr. Alexander Marshack, an archaeology scholar. It also includes star maps which compare the drawings on the Arkansas Calendar Stone with the constellations of various cultures, including Hindu, Aztec, Mayan, Persian, and Greek. Several charts in the collection also show similar comparisons. Many charts, sketches, and star maps are not dated. Types of materials include sketches, black-and-white photographs, and astronomical charts. The Collection is organized by size and chronologically.
- Other: Date acquired: 12/02/1981
- Newby Family (Family)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in English.
This collection is open for research.
Copyright and Use Information
Some material in this collection are in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.
Burrel Wiselogel Newby was a Purdue alumna from Lafayette, IN who earned her B.S. in 1924. She was a member of Alpha Xi Delta, Omicron Nu, Kappa Delta Pi, Theta Chi Gamma, Philalethian, Purdue Girls’ Club, and the YWCA (McAllister). After graduation, she likely married C.J. Newby, a farmer from Carmel, IN (Newby). Burrel later moved to Houston, TX (“Gifts to the Building Fund”). She and C.J. researched the Arkansas Calendar Stone in the 1950s-1970s.
4.00 Cubic Feet
Donated by Dorothy N. McCaw.
Accruals and Additions
15 volumes also given at same time as papers.
Eight mss boxes of materials were returned to the donors in 2003 per K. Markee and J. Schumaker. Volumes were cataloged at the time, two titles still can be located in the OPAC 5/28/2013.
Other Descriptive Information
See also paper finding aid in binder at reference desk.
- Newby Collection on the Arkansas Calendar Stone
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- Second Edition