0034The Papers of George Langford, 1876-1964Katherine E. Caiazza 02/2004
American Museum of Natural History
Division of Anthropology Archives
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New York, New York 10024
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The Papers of George Langford, 1876-1964
Descriptive Overview
Index Terms
Scope and Content Note
Container Listing
Descriptive Overview
Creator: Langford, George
Dates: c. 1920
Catalog Number: .L3644
Size: 1 folder
American Museum of Natural History, Division of Anthropology Archives
Research associate, University of Chicago. Manuscripts regarding archaeological sites in northeastern Illinois.
Index Terms
Names in bold indicate those individuals whose collections are housed in the Division of Anthropology Archives.
Langford, George
University of Chicago
Wissler, Clark
Geographic Locations
Des Plaines River
Kankakee River
North America
Associated Object Collections
George Langford was a research associate in Anthropology at the University of Chicago.
Scope and Content Note
Found here are several manuscripts written by George Langford regarding numerous sites found at the confluence of the Kankakee and Des Plaines Rivers in Northeastern Illinois. At least one of the manuscripts included was written at the request of Dr. Clark Wissler for possible publication in American Anthropologist. The collections from these sites, considered some of the oldest in the region, were given to the American Museum.
Separated Material
Photographs from the sites can be found in the Division's photograph collections.
Container Listing
• Folder 1Manuscript - "Indian Mound Work in Northeastern Illinois: Illustrating a Succession of Races and Cultures" (2 copies)
• Folder 2Manuscript - "'The Kankakee Refuse Heap'" (Original and typescript)
• Folder 3Manuscript - "Indian Camp Sites, etc. Along the Du Page, Des Plaines, Kankakee and Illinois Rivers, Will Co., Illinois"
Additional Langford papers can be found at:
Minnesota Historical Society
Related Material
See also, the papers of Nels C. Nelson, box 26, folder 15 for notes for a paper on the archaeology of Illinois.
Preferred Citation
.L3644, The Papers of George Langford, 1876-1964, American Museum of Natural History, Division of Anthropology Archives.