Nov. 4, 1999
Vol. 19 No. 4

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    [donation] by bruce powell

    Collection addition

    The Geographic Society of Chicago, which had been in possession of six, ancient, clay tablets from southern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), donated the tablets to the Oriental Institute. Accepting the tablets, which will be added to the institute’s encyclopedic collection of more than 7,000 other tablets, are (left to right) John Brinkman, the Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in the Oriental Institute and Curator of the Oriental Institute Tablet Collection; Gene Gragg, Director of the Oriental Institute; Carl Sholeen, president of the Geographic Society of Chicago; and Vincent Michael of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Zonia Baber, a Professor in Geography at the University, founded the Geographic Society of Chicago.