Letter from Secretary of the Interior Hebert Work to Jesse L. Nusbaum

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Author(s): Hubert Work

Year: 1927


This short document is a copy of the Secretarial Order with which the Secretary of the Interior designated Jesse Nusbaum as official archaeological expert for the Department of the Interior. The position became known as the Departmental Consulting Archeologist, a position and function that continues to provide overarching advice to the Department on archaeological policies, procedures, regulations, and other archaeology-related topics. The text of the Order follows:

United States Department of the Interior Washington

July 9, 1927

Order No. 229

Mr. Jesse L Nusbaum, Archaeologist of the National Park Service and Superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park, Mancos, Colorado, has been designated as Archaeologist for the Department of the Interior, and those bureaus handling archaeological matters will refer them to Mr. Nusbaum for his recommendation.

Hebert Work Secretary

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Letter from Secretary of the Interior Hebert Work to Jesse L. Nusbaum. Hubert Work. 1927 ( tDAR id: 374203) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8RB7340

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