Albright, William Foxwell, 1891-1971

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Orientalist, Professor of Semitic Languages, Johns Hopkins University, 1929-1958.

From the description of Papers, 1916-1972 (inclusive). (Harvard University, Divinity School Library). WorldCat record id: 181964363

William Foxwell Albright was an Orientalist, archaeologist, and linguist. He received his Ph.D. from John Hopkins in 1916 and then took a professorship there in 1927, and was the W. W. Spence Professor of Semitic Languages, 1930-1958. Albright was the Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, 1922-1929, 1933-1936. He did important archaeological work and excavated at such sites in Palestine as Gibeah (Tell el-Fûl, 1922) and Tell Beit Mirsim (1933-1936). He was also involved with interpretation of the Qumrân, or Dead Sea, scrolls.

Albright held many significant organizational positions, such as the presidency of: Palestinian Exploration Society (1921-1922, 1934-1935); American Oriental Society (1935-1936); Society of Biblical Literature (1938-1939) and the International Organization of Old Testament Scholars (1956-1957). He also served on various committees of the American Philosophical Society, in particular the Research Committee.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1920]-1971. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298006

William Foxwell Albright was an Orientalist, archaeologist, and linguist. After receiving his Ph.D. from John Hopkins in 1916, he took a professorship there in 1927, and then served as the W. W. Spence Professor of Semitic Languages, 1930-1958. As the Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, 1922-1929 and then 1933-1936, he accomplished important archaeological work and excavated at the, excavating, for example, at such significant sites in Palestine as Gibeah (Tell el-Fûl, 1922) and Tell Beit Mirsim (1933-1936). In addition, Albright contributed to the the interpretation of the Qumrân, or Dead Sea, scrolls.

Albright held many prestigious significant organizational positions, such as the presidency of: Palestinian Exploration Society (1921-1922, 1934-1935); American Oriental Society (1935-1936); Socierature (1938-39); and the International Organization of Old Testament Scholars (1956-1957). He also served on various committees of the American Philosophical Society, in particular the Research Committee.

From the guide to the William Foxwell Albright papers, [ca. 1920]-1971, [Circa 1920]-1971, (American Philosophical Society)

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referencedIn Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1911-1958. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Running, Leona Glidden, 1916-. Biographical records, 1910-1970. Andrews University, James White Library Information Gateway
referencedIn Pfeiffer, Robert Henry, 1892-1958. Papers, 1911-1958 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
creatorOf Albright, William Foxwell, 1891-1971. Papers, 1916-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1928-1957. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Freedman, David Noel, 1922-. David N. Freedman papers, 1945-1982. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Papers, 1924-1994. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
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creatorOf Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Records. 1939-1977. 1940-1968. Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
creatorOf Albright, William Foxwell, 1891-1971. Letter, 1961, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 The Bancroft Library.
referencedIn Freedman, David Noel (1922-2008), 1945-1983 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Skehan, Patrick W. (Patrick William), d. 1980. The Patrick W. Skehan papers. Catholic University of America
creatorOf McCasland, S. Vernon (Selby Vernon), 1896-1970. Papers of S. Vernon McCasland, 1938-1970. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Duell, Prentice, 1894-1960. Papers of Prentice Van Walbeck Duell, 1894-1960 (inclusive). Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
referencedIn Harry Meyer Orlinsky Papers, 1928-1991 The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
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referencedIn Collitz, Hermann, 1855-1935. Hermann Collitz papers, 1846-1935. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf William Foxwell Albright papers, [ca. 1920]-1971, [Circa 1920]-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIj, 1898-1988 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Götze, Albrecht, 1897-. Albrecht Goetze papers, 1923-1971 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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referencedIn Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. Arthur O. Lovejoy papers, 1872-1963. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Albright, William Foxwell, 1891-1971. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1971. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Institute for Religious and Social Studies. Records, 1938-1976. Ocean County College Library, OCC Library
referencedIn Albrecht Goetze papers, 1923-1971 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn O'Donnell, Jon Park, 1931-. Jon Park O'Donnell papers, 1956. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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associatedWith American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem. corporateBody
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associatedWith Conference on Science, Philosophy, and Religion. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Duncan, George S. (George Stewart), 1860-1946. person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Freedman, David Noel, 1922- person
associatedWith Geiser, Samuel, 1890- . person
associatedWith Götze, Albrecht, 1897- person
associatedWith International Organization of Old Testament Scholars. corporateBody
associatedWith Jewish Theological Seminary of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Jewish Theological Seminary of America. General Files. corporateBody
associatedWith Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Institute for Religious and Social Studies. corporateBody
associatedWith Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. person
associatedWith McCasland, S. Vernon (Selby Vernon), 1896-1970. person
associatedWith O'Donnell, Jon Park, 1931- person
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associatedWith Palestinian Exploration Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Pfeiffer, Robert Henry, 1892-1958. person
associatedWith Skehan, Patrick W. (Patrick William), d. 1980. person
associatedWith W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. corporateBody
associatedWith Wright, George Ernest, 1909-1974 person
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Yemen Arab Republic
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Qumran Site (West Bank)
Qumran Site (West Bank)
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Chiapas (Mexico)
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Excavations (Archaeology)--West Bank
Jews--Antiquities
Excavations (Archaeology)--Israel
Oriental antiquities
Archaeology
Dead Sea scrolls
Bible--Antiquities
Orientalists
Excavations (Archaeology)
Excavations (Archaeology)--Yemen
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Birth 1891-05-24

Death 1971-09-19

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