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Contains 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cuneiform clay tablet collection of Lena C. Van Bibber

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS-0016
Overview Lena C. Van Bibber was a graduate of State Teachers College who later taught history at Towson University from 1916 until her retirement in 1940. The collection consists of three cuneiform clay tablets from the ancient sites of Drehem and Umma in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), dating to about 2400-2100 BCE, purchased by Bibber from Edgar J. Banks, an antiquities dealer.
Dates: circa 2400-2100 BCE; 1939

Cuneiform clay tablets (3), circa 2400-2100 BCE

 File — Box: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of three cuneiform clay tablets from the ancient sites of Drehem and Umma in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), dating to about 2400-2100 BCE. The cuneiform script on the tablets relates to administrative and economic transactions, including the receipt for the delivery of oxen, sheep, and goats to a temple; a sales receipt for the killing of an ox; and records of the temple transactions. Two of the three tablets have been marked by the seller with the numbers one and four....
Dates: circa 2400-2100 BCE

Letters and index cards, 1939

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of three cuneiform clay tablets from the ancient sites of Drehem and Umma in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), dating to about 2400-2100 BCE. The cuneiform script on the tablets relates to administrative and economic transactions, including the receipt for the delivery of oxen, sheep, and goats to a temple; a sales receipt for the killing of an ox; and records of the temple transactions. Two of the three tablets have been marked by the seller with the numbers one and four....
Dates: 1939