Marshall McKusick Papers
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.
- McKusick, Marshall (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
Biographical or Historical Information
Marshall Bassford McKusick was born January 13, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. McKusick earned his B.A. (1952) and M.A. (1954) at the University of Minnesota and 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, succeeding Dr. Reynold J. Rupp, who held that position from 1959 to 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 Charity Koeper in 1954 and later married Joye Davis in January 1982. Their children are Blaine, Lucy, Martin, Karen, and Debra. Marshall McKusick died May 2, 2013.
Denise Anderson, April 2007
2.00 Linear Feet
Professor, University of Iowa Department of Sociology and Anthropology, from 1960 until 1996. State Archeologist from 1960 until 1975. Researched prehistoric Native American Indian cultures. Publications.
Physical Access Requirements
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Method of Acquisition
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.
- Archives (groupings)
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Drafts (documents)
- Elephants, tablets, and mound builders
- Iowa City (Iowa)
- Iowa. State Archaeologist
- Research notes
- Technical reports
- University of Iowa -- Publishing
- University of Iowa. Department of Anthropology
- McKusick, Marshall (Person)
- Denise Anderson, April 2007
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Part of the University of Iowa Archives Repository
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242