Papers, mainly 1913-1986, of Alonzo W. Pond, an anthropologist/archaeologist, writer, and Wisconsin resort owner and his wife, Dorothy L. Pond, that document the full range of their joint and individual occupations and interests. Included are personal and professional correspondence; occupational records; many variant drafts of books and articles by the couple based on their experiences and acquaintances with people such as Halvor L. Skavlem and Dr. Kate Newcomb; diaries concerning service as an ambulance driver in World War I, travel, and other personal activities; and films and photographs.
Pond's archaeological work is represented by files on expeditions to Asia and Africa for the Logan Museum of Anthropology of Beloit College, 1924-1931; participation in the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition, 1933; and work at Mammoth Cave. Involvement in Wisconsin tourism is documented by files on his work as a travel writer and lecturer; publicity written for the Cave of the Mounds, 1939-1945; and alphabetical subject files, financial records, and microfilmed scrapbooks pertaining to management and development of Wisconsin Gardens, Minocqua, Wisconsin, 1958-1968. Family papers include Civil War letters of Charles L. Long of the Wisconsin 43rd Infantry, and Spanish-American War correspondence of Russell Moore.
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