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William Kelly Simpson Archives

Call Number: ANTAR.000011

Description of the Material

The archives of William Simpson, accumulated during his time at Yale relating to objects curated at the Peabody Museum.


  • 1958-1998


Language of Materials

In English.


15 Linear Feet (; 1 map case)

Persistent URL


The archives of William Simpson, accumulated during his time at Yale.

Biographical Sketch

Simpson, William Kelly (b.1928) was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1958. His interests embrace nearly every aspect of Egyptology, including history, literature, art, and archaeology. His numerous books include publications of the Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to Egypt, Giza mastabas, several volumes of papyri and other Egyptian writings, a standard history of Egypt, and an anthology of Egyptian literature in translation. He is author of nearly 150 articles in the field of Egyptology and serves as editor of the Yale Egyptological Studies. He also served as one of several co-directors of the University of Pennsylvania Museum-Yale University Expedition to Abydos, Egypt.


- B.A. Yale University, 1947

- M.A. Yale University, 1948

- Ph.D. Yale University, 1954

William Kelly Simpson Archives
Edited Full Draft
Nathan P. Utrup
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Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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