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The National Archives: Accessing Historical Resources for the Archaeologist

Author(s): Monica Oyola-Coeur, RPA

Year: 2016

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The National Archives is best known as a repository of the Charters of Freedom and less known for the wealth of historical resources from the vaults, many accessible digitally. This paper discusses how U.S. government records of historical value such as documents, maps and early photographs are organized to facilitate search of archival resources available for archaeological research. An overview of the National Archives collections, databases, and digital information from selected federal agencies records is presented to assist the cultural heritage preservation professional as well as the scholar researcher on preliminary ethno-historical or historical archaeology investigation.


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The National Archives: Accessing Historical Resources for the Archaeologist. Monica Oyola-Coeur, RPA. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403003)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America