OIC 1.

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: A Beginning and a Program
James Henry Breasted

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A brief announcement of the organization of the Oriental Institute in 1919, made possible by the generosity of Mr. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., had already been published by the writer in the pages of the American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures (1919). The subsequent development of the work of the Institute, a large increase in its resources likewise due to Mr. Rockefeller, and the resulting expansion of its activities, made necessary a further account of what had already been accomplished and of the program contemplated. This account was not intended to be a technical statement of results or plans, but a purely popular and preliminary presentation that would be intelligible to readers quite outside the ranks of professional Orientalists. [From OIC 1, p. 1, by Breasted]

  • Oriental Institute Communications 1
  • Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1922
  • Pp. 96; 74 figures
  • 7.00 x 9.75 in.
  • Out of Print