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Record Group: 6 C
Record Sub-Group: 55
Records Title: UMC; College of Arts and Science; Department of Art History and Archaeology; Faculty Papers
Dates: ca. 1906-1990
Volume: 1 and 1/3 cubic feet, 1.67 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

This Record Sub-Group contains the professional and personal papers of faculty members in the Department of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. The papers include research, publication, and photographic material.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1. - C:6/15/1 (A08-73)
This Series contains professional and personal papers, (ca. 1906-1990), of Homer Leonard Thomas, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri. The papers consist of manuscript pages and research notes for some of Professor Thomas's publications, including Near Eastern, Mediterranean and European chronology : the historical, archaeological, radiocarbon, pollenanalytical and geochronological evidence, (1967). The remainder of this Series contains photographs, postcards (some inscribed), and a few newspaper clippings. These items pertain to Thomas's family and relatives, friends, students, and his travels throughout Europe and the Middle East.
(1 c.f., B3A, 8, 4; 1/3 c.f., B3A, 8, 3)
Note to Researcher: Homer Leonard Thomas was born 29 December, 1913 in Kansas City, Missouri, and died 28 May, 2003 in Poolesville, Maryland. Thomas married Winifred Isobel Gray Smeaton in Chicago in 1939. He began his teaching and research career at the University of Missouri in 1950 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art. Thomas became Associate Professor in 1954 and Professor in 1960. When the Department of Art History and Archaeology became a separate department in 1960, Thomas served as Professor of Art History and ultimately as Professor of Art History and Archaeology. He retired from the University in 1984. Additional information on Professor Thomas is available at the following URL:
http://library.missouri.edu/about/homerthomas/.
Note to Researcher: Some of the photographs in this Series were taken by Winifred Thomas.
Note to Archivist: The materials in Series 1 were received via the Department of Art History and Archaeology in June and July of 2008. They were sent to the Department of Art History and Archaeology through the diligence, concern, and care of Viviana Warren and Thomas L. Macy.
Note to Archivist: The box lists for this Series are available online. They can be accessed by following this link.

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