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Historic Background Research (Investigation Type)

These are investigations of the past using written records and other documents. Evidence from the records are compared, judged for veracity, placed in chronological or topical sequence, and interpreted in light of preceding, contemporary, and subsequent events.

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100 Years, 1819-1919: Supplement Commemorating the Founding of Arkansas' first Newspaper (1919)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 195874] Arkansas Gazette.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


101-105 San Ysidro Blvd. (2000)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 352251] Uploaded by: system user

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


11-SD-08 P. M. 8. 5 / 10. 4 11203-189821 Auxiliary Lanes & Sound Barriers (1980)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 352283] Harry Price.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


120th Avenue, Washington to York (M1754(3)) (1989)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 336997] Sally Pearce.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


1261 and 1263 Cave Street (1999)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 352246] Jerry Schaefer.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


1539 – Artifacts and Archaeology from Conquistador Hernando De Soto’s Potano Encampment (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 394333] Fred White.

Published by Academic Press Journal - Division of UK Scholarly Open Access The site identified in the Florida Master Site File as MR03538 was the location of one of Hernando de Soto’s early camps during the 1539 entrada and was in later use during the seventeenth century Spanish mission and ranching periods. This previously unknown First Spanish Cultural Period site is located between Ocala and Gainesville, Florida on the wetlands associated with Orange Lake. 1. A metadata survey we...


1735 Robinson Avenue (2000)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 352248] County Assessor.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


1820 Census of the Territory of Arkansas (Reconstructed) (1984)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 195655] James L. Morgan.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


The 1837 Ioway Indian Map Project

PROJECT [ID: 6309] Uploaded by: Mary Whelan

In 1837 the Ioway Indians drew a map to bring to treaty talks with the United States government. The 1837 Ioway Map project uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help extract cultural, archaeological, and historical information from this rare document. Centered on what is now the state of Iowa, the 1837 map shows 51 rivers, nine lakes, 23 villages, and over two dozen important Ioway Indian trails.


1850 Mortality Schedules of Arkansas (1968)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 195742] Bobbie J. McLane. Capitola H. Glazner.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


1864 Charles Poston, Description of Casa Grande (1963)

DOCUMENT [ID: 371564] Albert H. Schroeder.

This document is letter from Regional Archaeologist Albert Schroeder to the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument Superintendent. This 1864 letter portion is in regard to a communication from Charles Poston, who was the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Arizona at the time. The letter was sent to Wm. P. Dole who was then the Commissoner of Indian Affairs. It is a general review of the condition of the Great House and a request for funds for excavation.


1880 Mortality Schedules of Arkansas (1975)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 195489] Capitola H. Glazner. Bobbie J. McLane.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


1892-1992 Centennial, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

PROJECT [ID: 368334] Uploaded by: alycia hayes

This project contains documents relative to the 1892-1992 centennial of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument including a book and related documents and images from an administratve history of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument prepared by A. Berle Clemensen. Additional Documents include the scanned figures and images used in the publication. These documents were prepared for the National Park Service.


1900 Map of Location of Fort St. Joseph (1900)

IMAGE [ID: 374230] Uploaded by: Erin Claussen

Local-scale rendition of the location of Fort St. Joseph, creator unknown, believed to have been drawn around 1900.


1910 Descriptions of Enumeration Districts, Vol. 2 - Arkansas (1910)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 195490] United States Census Office.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


1917-1930 Administrative Records (2009)

DOCUMENT [ID: 369406] Uploaded by: Tol Cherry

These documents are a collection of administrative correspondence to and from Casa Grande Ruins National Monument between 1917 and 1930.


1926-1930 Pageant at Compound B, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

PROJECT [ID: 369355] Uploaded by: Tol Cherry

This project includes images, documents and maps regarding yearly pageants held at Compound B at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument between 1926 through 1930.


1928 Excavations at Casa Grande Ruins (1928)

DOCUMENT [ID: 367860] Harold S. Gladwin.

Harold Gladwin's 1928 Excavations at Grande Ruins includes Gladwins investigations in 1927 at Casa Grande Ruins, the Grewe site, and Adamsville. While still at the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, Gladwin conducted excavations at sites along the middle Gila River in an effort to create a ceramic typology for the area.


1930-1940 Ruminations of Frank Pinkley, Southwestern Monuments Reports

PROJECT [ID: 368335] Uploaded by: alycia hayes

This project includes compiled and scanned portions of reports from 1930-1940. Frank Pinkley, who was the superintendent of the Southwestern Monuments, frequently added a rumination portion to the Southwestern Monument reports. These ruminations provide a unique look into the personality, insight and sense of humor of Frank Pinkley


1931 Casa Grande Ruins National Monument topographic maps

PROJECT [ID: 368383] Uploaded by: alycia hayes

This project contains hand drawn topographic maps from 1931. Due to the sensitive nature of this data, permission is required to access this data.


1932 Ruins Shelter specifications (1981)

DOCUMENT [ID: 371568] Uploaded by: Tol Cherry

This document is a detailed sketch and description of the shelter built over the Great House at the Casa Grande National Monument. The sketch and description detail the dimensions of the shelter along with materials used and the engineering firm, Allen Bros. Inc., Los Angeles, CA, that installed the shelter. The document also discusses difficulties encountered and the danger of damage to the Great House during construction.


1939 Felton Water Tower Historic Structure Report (1997)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 208891] Edward F. Heite. Louise B. Heite.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


1948 Stabilization photos of Compound A (1948)

IMAGE [ID: 372135] Uploaded by: Tol Cherry

These images display the 1948 stabilization efforts on outer walls and buildings of Compound A at the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. Included are photographs of pre-stabilization, during stabilization and post stabilization. The photographs indicate the poor condition of structures prior to stabilization. The photographs also show the use and application of chicken wire to the structures.


1957 Gladwin, Harold Sterling, A History of the Ancient Southwest (1957)

Citation DOCUMENT [ID: 368789] Harold S. Gladwin.

This book regards the histories of the Southwest and its peoples from approximately 200 A.D. to 1450 A.D.


1960 Graffiti correspondence (1960)

DOCUMENT [ID: 371604] Natt Dodge.

This document is a memorandum from the Regional Archaeologist of Santa Fe to the Superintendent of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument. It regards the April 1876 historic graffiti of Sheldon Jackson located in the Great House. It mentions a biography of Mr. Jackson written by a Mrs. Dodge.

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