Finding Aid, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976

Author(s): Crystal Soto

Year: 2012


This collection is referred to as "Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is three and a quarter (3.25) linear inches. The collection was removed from its original acidic folders and rehoused in archival quality folders. Overall the collection was in good condition. Mending tape was applied to some documents after all metal staples were removed, as well as to the corners of a few documents that were torn. The collection included correspondence, Antiquities Act Permits issued by the Department of Interior (75-IN-073 and76-0IN-040), a progress report, site survey forms, unit excavation forms, stratigraphy record forms, site and unit sketches, laboratory record forms and catalog record forms. The collection also included an oversized Archaeological Survey Agreement between the Department of Natural Resources and Ball State University, which was removed from the Administrative Records and placed in oversized storage.

A final report was not located for this investigation; however, a Preliminary Report of Investigation was included that consisted of a progress report by B.K. Swartz, Jr., information on the Battle of Mississinewa by Elizabeth J. Glenn, a field log, battlefield diagram, Mississinewa Campaign report notes, and inventory and annuities lists from the Indiana Historical Society by David V. Ellis and Alan C. Tonetti. Information from the preliminary report can be found in Archaeological Reports 14.

It is interesting to note that the collection did not include field catalog records for 12G10 for the 1976 Field School, but field catalog records were recorded for site 12G9 for the 1975 and 1976 field schools. Also included in the 12G10 catalog records is one sheet from 1980 that had been given the accession number 123F (Scanned Asset #1039-0045). It is unknown how this is associated with these two particular field schools besides its focus on the Mississinewa Reservoir. Additionally, a photographic log from 1976 with accession number 87F is included, but no photographic material is present. Also of note are the inclusive dates of the investigation’s records which range from 1975 to 2006. This is due to administrative records dating prior to the 1975 field school and repository notes from 2006.

Cite this Record

Finding Aid, Field School at Sites 12G9 and 12G10 1975-1976. Crystal Soto. 2012 ( tDAR id: 398505) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80R9R56

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -86.052; min lat: 40.426 ; max long: -85.354; max lat: 40.835 ;


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP) and include the artifact database, select artifact photographs, the artifact report, the finding aid, investigation report, oversized material spreadsheet and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box labels, correspondence, excavation forms, the initial data sheet, folder listings, laboratory records, material labels, notes, photo records, records removal sheets and survey forms. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

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