Indiana Jones Gets Mail at University of Chicago

Much like Santa, just because Indiana Jones is a fictional person doesn’t mean he can’t get real correspondence.

Chicagoist reports that someone has sent the University of Chicago a package addressed to Dr. Jones:

On the surface, the package addressed to “Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr.” seemed innocuous enough until a student mail worker asked who Dr. Jones was. That’s when they realized the package was addressed to none other than Indiana Jones.

Further inspection of the packages contents revealed they contained a detailed replica of Dr. Abner Ravenwood’s journal from Raiders of the Lost Ark, photos of Marion Ravenwood and replica money, most of it made by hand. Rosenwald Hall, which houses U of C’s Admission’s Department, also used to be home to the university’s geography and geology departments.

As most fans know, Jones earned his PhD from Chicago. He actually taught archeology (mostly) at Marshall College, a fictional institution of higher learning in Connecticut.

One wonders how often Marshall University, a very really public college in West Virginia, gets mail addressed to Jones.

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(h/t Adam Weinstein)

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer