March 03, 2015

If Women Have Courage … Among Shepherds, Sheiks, and Scientists in Algeria

By Dorothy L. Pond
(Forward by Chomingwen Pond’50)
Africa Magna Verlag, 2014

If Women Have Courage… Among Shepherds, Sheiks, and Scientists in Algeria by Dorothy L. Pond with... In the 1920s, Dorothy Pond (1900-1987) was a woman operating in a man’s world. The wife of Alonzo Pond (1918), the Logan Museum of Anthropology’s assistant curator, she joined her husband in Algeria during the Logan’s noted field expeditions to North Africa.

From 1925 through 1930 Beloiters excavated dozens of archaeological sites throughout Algeria and recovered more than 100,000 ancient artifacts. Pond’s memoir details these earliest American forays into North African archaeology from the rare perspective of a woman taking part in expeditions during that era.

Dorothy Pond’s daughter, Chomingwen, is donating the book’s royalties to the Logan Museum’s Alonzo and Dorothy Pond Memorial Fund to promote the care and preservation of the museum’s French Paleolithic and Algerian Neolithic collections.

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    Revised Powerhouse Plans Unveiled

  • Illustration showing an exchange of ideas and language between Beloit, WI and Belize in Central America.

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  • Ray K. Metzker’53 shot this photo at Beloit in the early 1950s. “He showed us that the world, as it is, is stranger then anything we could possibly imagine,” writes Jim Schaefer’70 below.

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  • Sustainability Tree illustration.

    Sustainability Plan Released


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