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Eichenberger Cast Collection Records 1965-1981

Summary Information

Records Title: Eichenberger Cast Collection Records
Dates: 1965-1981
Volume: 1 Box (1 cubic ft; 1.25 linear ft)
Location: Museum of Anthropology Archives

Historical/Biographical Information

J. Allen Eichenberger (1905-1988) was a banker from Saverton, Missouri, and a long-time member of the Missouri Archaeological Society. Eichenberger's greatest achievements in archaeology were in the field of artifact casting, producing an estimated 700 copies of many of the world's renowned archaeological finds. His process in duplicating colors was unmatched in the field. Eichenberger performed his casting duties while a research associate for the American Archaeology Division at the University of Missouri, during which time he copied most of the known Paleoindian material from the western United States, examples of most Archaic-period types from the Midwest, numerous catlinite pipes and tablets, several pieces of engraved shell, and a number of specimens from Europe, Africa, and South America. In 1983 the Smithsonian Institution recognized Eichenberger for his achievements, presenting him with a certificate of recognition and receiving in return master copies of 650 of his pieces. Molds and copies of each artifact are housed at the Museum of Anthropology.

Scope and Content

The Eichenberger Cast Collection Records contain forms, reports, and correspondence detailing Eichenberger's casting work while working for the University of Missouri. Included is information about the process used to create each piece, formulas and materials, and details about the original artifacts.

Container List

Box 1 Casting Reports, Collection & Recording Forms, Correspondence, Indexes, Misc.

FF1 Pre-1966 Casting Records
FF2 Casting Reports, 1966-72
FF3 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1966
FF4 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1967
FF5 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1968
FF6 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1969
FF7 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1970
FF8 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1971
FF9 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1972
FF10 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1973
FF11 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1974
FF12 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence,1975
FF13 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1976
FF14 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1977-78
FF15 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1979-80
FF16 Cast Collection Forms & Correspondence, 1981
FF17 Cast Collection Forms - Study Kits
FF18 Commercial Casts
FF19 Misc. Correspondence, 1965-80
FF20 Indexes
FF21 Maps, photos & miscellaneous
FF22 Recording Forms, 1966
FF23 Recording Forms, 1967
FF24 Recording Forms, 1968
FF25 Recording Forms, 1969
FF26 Recording Forms, 1970
FF27 Recording Forms, 1971
FF28 Recording Forms, 1972
FF29 Recording Forms, 1973-74


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Cast of Dalton Point
Sloan Site
Arkansas
cast number 74-23


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