Richard F. S. Starr

Fellow: Awarded 1940

Field of Study: Near Eastern Studies

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 03-01-1900

Died: 03-09-1994

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

STARR, RICHARD FRANCIS STRONG:  Appointed for a study of the art of the Ancient Near East, viewed as a whole and analyzed on the basis of style; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1940.

Born March 1, 1900, at Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Education:  Cornell University, B.S., 1924; Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D., 1938.

Archaeological Assistant, 1927–29, Director, 1929–31, Harvard-American School of Oriental Research Expedition at Nuzi; Research Fellow, 1931–35, Fogg Museum; Member, 1935–39, Institute for Advanced Study.

Publications:  Excavations and Protosinaitic Inscriptions of Serabit El-Khadem (with Roman Butin), 1936; Nuzi, 1937, 1939. Articles in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Fogg Museum Notes, Bulletin of the Fogg Art Museum, American Journal of Archaeology, Classical Weekly.