Collection O'Connor MSS - David B. O'Connor Collection

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O'Connor MSS


David B. O'Connor Collection


  • 1966 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 folder

Context area

Name of creator

(Born 1938)

Biographical history

Australian Egyptologist. B.A. Sydney, 1958. Postgraduate Diploma, London, 1962 Ph.D. Cambridge, 1969. William Fox Albright Lecturer, 1993; Guggenheim Fellowship,1982-1983. Currently Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Ancient Egyptian Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York. Specialist on Ancient Egyptian art history and archaeology. Published books on Ancient Egyptian kingship and Nubia.

Archival history

Presented to the Griffith Institute by Dr D. O'Connor in 1966.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Dr D. O'Connor.

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Scope and content

Notes on some objects in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford. Permission must also be sought from Dr D. O'Connor.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

Duplicate notes presumably with Dr D. O'Connor.

Related units of description

Griffith Institute Archive:

  • Notes on Australian Museums made by Dr I. E. S. Edwards in 1964 (located together).

Publication note

Not published.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0317A