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Events in the history of the Pitt Rivers Museum that took place in 1934.

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Go to 1933

Note: From 1933-34 Annual Reports for the Museum changed from being reports for single years (albeit written in the succeeding year, and often with references to events within that following year) to annual reports for a split year, that is to say some of the events listed below come from the Annual Report for 1933-34 as well as that for 1934-35. Because most events listed in the annual reports (which are written as narrative prose rather than in tabular format) are undated, it is not easy to be sure if things happened later in 1933 or early in 1934, or late 1934 and early 1935. For that reason for this date on all events should be presumed to probably have happened in either (whichever year they are recorded in) UNLESS they are specifically dated.

Month Day Event Source of Information Notes
January No day  Balfour gives series of lectures to Tropical African Service students and to the Malay Civil Service students (the first time the later have been mentioned) in Hilary Term Annual Report 1933-34
June No day  University Council rejects application made for more funds through the 'Memorandum on the position and prospects of anthropological studies at Oxford' drafted by Myres, Marett and Balfour et al Frances Larson pers comm
July No day  Blackwood's report on the Solomon Islands fieldwork is ready for publication University Gazette, 5 December 1934, p202 
August No day  Visit by the First Congress of Anthropology after meeting in London Annual Reports 1934-35
November [early] Le Gros Clark negotiates with Herschel Margoliouth, Secretary of Faculties, about restructuring Physical Anthropology Dept and Blackwood's position as University Demonstrator, he thought she should move to the Geography Dept Frances Larson pers comm
December No day Balfour suffers problems with one of his feet Balfour RGS correspondence Balfour to Hinks 9 December 1934
Unspecified Balfour complained at lack of space, specifically storage space, in Museum in annual report Relational Museum timelines/ Annual Report 1933-34
Unspecified New cases are added to Court and Upper gallery, more security is added to cases in the Lower Gallery Relational Museum timelines/ Annual Reports 1933-34, 1934-35
Unspecified E.S. Thomas continues to work on the card catalogues, who also worked on his 'special lists of specimens' Annual Reports 1933-34, 1934-35
Unspecified F.H.S. Knowles and Antoinette Powell-Cotton continue to volunteer working on the card catalogues Relational Museum timelines/ Annual Report 1934-35
Unspecified Displays worked on during the year: Peruvian textiles Relational Museum timelines/ Annual Report 1934-35
Unspecified Balfour publishes account of the Tandu Industry Annual Report 1934-35
Unspecified Arthur Thomson leaves post as Dr Lees Professor of Anatomy and is replaced by Wilfred Edward Le Gros Clark Frances Larson pers comm.


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