University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: J. Alden Mason

Louis Shotridge

By: J. Alden Mason

Formerly the Museum made a practice of having an American Indian as Assistant in the American Section. Dressed in his native costume, he appealed greatly to the school classes–especially to the younger grades, who listened to his talks on Indian life and customs more avidly than they would to any white teacher. At various times […]


H. Newell Wardle, 1875-1964

By: J. Alden Mason

With the death of Harriet Newell Wardle in the Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, on May 20th, at the age of eighty-nine, one of the links with the past was broken. She is affectionately remembered by the older members of the Museum staff, but was only slightly known to the newer ones, for she retired on […]