Manuscript Collections

Arkell Papers

Papers of Anthony John ARKELL (1898-1980), colonial administrator and archaeologist

  • two boxes of material, relating to Arkell’s research on beads and the bead trade,
    especially in North Africa
  • the material includes correspondence, notes, draft manuscripts and typescripts,
    and miscellaneous ephemera
  • the papers have been catalogued and arranged into the following sections: (i.) glass beads and general; (ii.) Cambay, carnelian and agate beads; (iii.) Tuareg ornament; (iv.) miscellaneous

Related Resources

Collections of papers: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Durham University Library

Collections of objects, photographs, etc.: Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford; Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London; Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

National Register of Archives: Arkell, Anthony John (1898-1980) Colonial Administrator and Archaeologist Link to record (external site)

Enquiries:  ms-photo.colls@prm.ox.ac.uk