Finding Aid, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Quakertown Recreation Area 1980


This collection is referred to as “Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Quakertown Recreation Area 1980.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is one half (0.5) of a linear inch.

This collection was acquired in generally good condition and contained only paper records. One oversized item was also included that was humidified, flattened, and then placed in oversized storage. Tape removal and mending was needed for two of the records in this collection. The first record contained two small maps, spliced together, to form one larger draft map for Figure 1 of the final report. The second record is a sheet of thin paper used to create Figure 4, a map of the final report. Tape adhering to these records was replaced with mending tape. Also, any folds or bends in the paper were smoothed out.

Special interest should be noted for the presence of two reports within this collection. One report is a final report for the current project, while the other is a background report concerning Whitewater State Park. It was determined that this background report shares citations in the bibliography of the current project’s final report. This background report, typed on onionskin paper, is about Union County having 131 prehistoric sites in an associated area of the proposed Recreation Center Parking and Service Area. Two surveys were located less than 4750 feet from the proposed project area (DeRegnaucourt 1977). This seems to provide justification for the need to do a reconnaissance of the Quakertown Recreational Area before construction began for the proposed project. Also of note are the inclusive dates of this collection, which span from 1977 to 1980. Although the project was conducted in 1980, the inclusion of the background report from 1977 expands the document collection’s date range.

Cite this Record

Finding Aid, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Quakertown Recreation Area 1980. Jorge I. Carrion. 2012 ( tDAR id: 394639) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88G8NGP

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.336; min lat: 41.377 ; max long: -86.844; max lat: 41.632 ;

Record Identifiers

Department of Natural Resources Project(s): E15-703; E3-604A; E1-26B


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the finding aid, investigation report, investigation reports for E-26B and E3-604A, oversized material database, and a scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include correspondence, field notes, folder listings, interdepartmental communication, invoices, maps, a progress report and site forms. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

File Information

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