David Frederick Grose, professor of classics and archeology at the University of Massachusetts was born in Faribault, Minnesota. He was educated at Saint Olaf College, where he studied classics and history. He received his Ph.D. in history and archeology from Harvard University in 1975. He was the assistant professor of classical archeology at the University of Missouri (1975-1976) and curator of ancient glass at The Toledo Museum of Art (1976-1977). He joined the Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts in 1977, and he was chair of the department for eight years. During his career he served as consultant to major museums in the United States and abroad such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the British Museum. He also worked on numerous excavations at sites in Britain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Tunisia, Egypt and Israel. His awards include a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship (1966-1967) and the Rakow Award for Excellence in the History of Glass (1984), he was also elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1991. David Grose was an internationally renowned archaeologist and one of the world's leading authorities on the history of glass with research interests in ancient, medieval, and Islamic glass. He is author of “Early Ancient Glass” (1989), “The Pre-Hellenistic, Hellenistic, Roman and Islamic Glass from Tel Anafa” (2003), as well as many articles, book chapters, and excavation reports.
This archive comprises of research files, correspondence, his journal publications, lectures, notebooks, articles, photographs, slides, transparencies, negatives and drawings.