Finding Aid, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979


This collection is referred to as "Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is three quarters (0.75) of a linear inch.

This collection includes correspondence for the request, reply, and authorization of an archaeological reconnaissance for the Unit 29 area of the Salamonie Reservoir for the proposed construction of seven wildlife ponds. Handwritten projects notes with project numbers, hours, and mileage are also included. In the upper right corner of the correspondence requesting an archaeological reconnaissance and cost quote, “79FR13, Wabash/Huntington Co. Salamonie Wildlife Ponds” is handwritten, which suggests that Ball State University’s designated project code for this investigation is 79FR13.

Other Ball State University projects are also mentioned on handwritten notes. One note dated from June 1979 includes project 79FR11 on the front and notes about Dora, Wildlife Ponds, and Francis Slocum on the reverse side. Handwritten notes on the reverse side of the records checklist sheet for project 78RC72 include notes about multiple project areas, as well as hours and mileage from June 14-26, 1979 for project 79FR13.

The Report Records series includes two oversize maps. The oversized documents include drafts of Figure 3 from the report, which is a map that shows the location of the proposed wildlife ponds with new ponds circled, and Figure 6, which presents a portion of the atlas of Wabash County with the project location. Also included are three copies of the final report entitled “Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds.” Two original copies are on acidic paper, and a third copy is printed on acid-free paper. The accession number 92.8 with the initials “DGC” were handwritten in the upper right corner on one of the original copies. There was no other reference to an accession number within this collection so it is unclear if this number is actually associated with this investigation. The project numbers 78FR21 and 79FR5 were handwritten in blue ink on the last page of the final report acidic copy binder holes. There was no other reference to these project numbers within the collection.

Most of the documents within this collection were in good condition with some exceptions. All metal contaminants were removed from the Administrative and Report Records documents, and the documents were cleaned with Absorene and vulcanized rubber. Acidic pressure sensitive tape was removed from the draft for Figure 3 map, and archival mending tissue was used to mend the tattered side of the map. Archival mending tissue was also applied to the edges of the cost quote correspondence document, as well as the handwritten project notes on the backside of the records check checklist sheet for 78RC72.

Cite this Record

Finding Aid, Archaeological Field Reconnaissance Salamonie Reservoir Wildlife Ponds 1979. Crystal Soto. Norcross, GA: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2012 ( tDAR id: 394679) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8SQ924B

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -85.642; min lat: 40.753 ; max long: -85.181; max lat: 40.933 ;


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the finding aid, investigation report, oversized material database and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include correspondence, interdepartmental communication, notes, removal records and statements of account. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

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