Marshall B. McKusick Papers
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Acquisition and Processing Information: These materials were donated to the University Archives by Marshall McKusick in November 1979. Guide created and posted to the Internet by Denise Anderson, April 2007.
Marshall McKusick, 1979
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the numerous publications by Marshall McKusick during his career as State Archaeologist, and University of Iowa professor of Sociology and Anthropology.
Marshall Bassford McKusick was born January 13, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Charity Koeper in 1954 and they had two children, Blaine and Lucy. Dr. McKusick earned his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Minnesota, 1952 and 1954. He took his Ph.D. at Yale University in 1960. He was a lecturer and researcher in anthropology and archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1958 to 1960.
Dr. McKusick joined the faculty of the University of Iowa Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 1960 as assistant professor, and was the second State Archaeologist for Iowa, serving 1960 to 1975. Dr. Reynold J. Ruppé was the first to hold that position (1959-1960). McKusick was promoted to associate professor in 1964. His area of research was prehistoric Native American Indian cultures, in particular the Woodland, Oneota, and Mill Creek cultures. McKusick retired from the University of Iowa in 1996. He married Joye Davis in January 1982.
[D. Anderson; 04/2007]
Biographical folder, "McKusick, Marshall," in Faculty and Staff Vertical Files collection (RG 01.15.03)
Records of the Department of Geoscience (RG 06.15)
Records of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology (RG 06.06.01)
Papers of June Helm (RG99.0018)
The following visual resources, VHS format, were produced by Marshall McKusick, and are available through Media Services Department, University of Iowa Libraries.
---. "Earth Lodge People"
---. "Late Woodland Village"
---. "Oneota Longhouse People"
---. "Fort Madison Archaeology"
---. "Mill Creek Village People"
---. "Visiting the Indians with George Catlin"
---. "Fort Atkinson"
The following books by Marshall McKusick are available at University Libraries or State Historical Society of Iowa.
---. The Benton Street Bridge : a Preliminary Assessment of its Engineering Significance
---. Ashton House and the Engineer Who Built it
---. The Davenport Conspiracy
---. The Davenport Conspiracy Revisited
---. "The Davenport Stone: a Hoax Unraveled" [pamphlet]
---. A Perspective of Iowa Prehistory 1841-1928
---. The Iowa Northern Border Brigade
---. Archaeological Explorations Along Iowa Highways
---. The Grant Oneota Village
---. Oneota Longhouses
---. Reconstructing the Longhouse Village Settlement Patterns
---. Prehistoric Investigations
---. Reminiscences of a Pioneer Boy
---. The Sioux Quartzite Formation in Gitchie Manitou State Preserve
---. Men of Ancient Iowa, as Revealed by Archeological Discoveries
---. Archeological Resources of Rathbun Reservoir Drainage, Iowa
---. Conserving Iowa’s Prehistoric Heritage
Box Contents List
Research information for Elephants, Tablets, and Mound Builders: a Nineteenth Century Fraud in American Archaeology
Draft of Elephants, Tablets, and Mound Builders: a Nineteenth Century Fraud in American Archaeology
Correspondence and clippings about publications
Expedition Reports, 1960. Archaeological Field School, UCLA