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A marriage out West : Theresa and Frank Russell's explorations in Arizona, 1900-1903 / Theresa Russell, Nancy J. Parezo, and Don D. Fowler.

By: Parezo, Nancy J [author.]Contributor(s): Fowler, Don D, 1936- [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2020Description: xi, 455 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cmISBN: 9780816542093; 9780816540716Contained works: Russell, Frances Theresa, 1873-1936. In pursuit of a graveyardSubject(s): Russell, Frank, 1868-1903 | Russell, Frances Theresa, 1873-1936 | Archaeologists -- Biography | Archaeology -- Arizona -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 979.1/0530922 | B LOC classification: F811 | .P24 2020Summary: "A Marriage Out West is an intimate biographical account of two fascinating figures of twentieth-century archaeology, Theresa and Frank Russell. During their three-year marriage, the Russells surveyed almost all of Arizona Territory, traveling by horseback over rugged terrain and camping in the back of a wagon in harsh environmental conditions.Nancy Parezo and Don D. Fowler detail the grit and determination of the Russell's unique collaboration over the course of three field seasons. Delivering the first biographical sketches of Frank Russell's life, this book brings detail to his life and work from childhood to his death from tuberculosis in 1903. Parezo and Fowler bring to light the important contributions Theresa made to the bourgeoning field of archaeology, and they offer never-before-published information on her life after Frank's death and her subsequent career as a professor of English literature and philosophy at Stanford University. The book also includes Theresa's 1906 In Pursuit of a Graveyard: Being the Trail of an Archaeological Wedding Journey, a twelve part serial in Out West Magazine. Theresa's articles constituted an experiential narrative based on field journals and remembrances of life in the Southwest. The work offers both a biography and a seasonal field narrative, which emphasized personal experiences rather than traditional field notes"--
List(s) this item appears in: New Arrivals - 2021
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-440) and index.

"A Marriage Out West is an intimate biographical account of two fascinating figures of twentieth-century archaeology, Theresa and Frank Russell. During their three-year marriage, the Russells surveyed almost all of Arizona Territory, traveling by horseback over rugged terrain and camping in the back of a wagon in harsh environmental conditions.Nancy Parezo and Don D. Fowler detail the grit and determination of the Russell's unique collaboration over the course of three field seasons. Delivering the first biographical sketches of Frank Russell's life, this book brings detail to his life and work from childhood to his death from tuberculosis in 1903. Parezo and Fowler bring to light the important contributions Theresa made to the bourgeoning field of archaeology, and they offer never-before-published information on her life after Frank's death and her subsequent career as a professor of English literature and philosophy at Stanford University. The book also includes Theresa's 1906 In Pursuit of a Graveyard: Being the Trail of an Archaeological Wedding Journey, a twelve part serial in Out West Magazine. Theresa's articles constituted an experiential narrative based on field journals and remembrances of life in the Southwest. The work offers both a biography and a seasonal field narrative, which emphasized personal experiences rather than traditional field notes"--

Author Nancy Parezo is a Weatherhead Fellowship alumna of the School for Advanced Research (SAR)

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