Finding Aid, Honey Creek Area 1978

Part of the Honey Creek Area 1978 project

Author(s): Walter John Sinnott IV

Year: 2011


This collection is referred to as “Honey Creek Area 1978.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The associated report title is Intensive Subsurface Survey for Buried Cultural Resources at The Indiana and Michigan Electric Company Rockport Plant, Rockport, Indiana. The extent of this collection is 7.5 linear inches. The collection was housed in one acidic box and inside of three acidic accordion files along with several other acidic brown accordion folders that contained documentation from other Rockport Generating Station archaeological investigations. The different document collections were kept separate according to the original housing. No deliberate original order was discerned for the materials. The collection was in good condition although a few holes and tears were repaired. Approximately 600 boring holes were drilled over a 1.5-mile stretch, and these findings were recorded on Archaeological Boring Forms. Each boring form was marked in the upper left hand corner with pencil throughout the collection for unknown reasons. Due to the extent of the marks and because they appeared to be purposefully drawn, the marks were not erased. The Archaeological Boring Forms were organized according to the north coordinate and then by the east and west coordinates of the bore holes. One photograph and five slides were removed from this collection to a photography storage folder. The photograph contains a black and white image of site 12SP2896. The images on the sides were of the boring rig and the bore holes. Descriptions were written in pen on each of the negatives, which aided in writing the scanned asset description.

This collection included a number of oversized materials. These materials include maps of the Honey Creek Area, with the bore holes indicated. There were multiple copies of each oversized map; therefore, the best copy was selected and scanned using an oversized scanner. For more information about the Honey Creek Area 1978 (Accession Number 1409/1409A) document collection, please refer to the document collections entitled Grandview Area 1978 (Accession Number 1407/1407A), Rockport Site N.D. (Accession Number 1420), and Rockport 1980 (Accession Number 1445), and Rockport Site 1984 (Accession Number 1563).

Cite this Record

Finding Aid, Honey Creek Area 1978. Walter John Sinnott IV. 2011 ( tDAR id: 405658) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Z03B57

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.169; min lat: 37.762 ; max long: -86.956; max lat: 37.956 ;

Record Identifiers

Contract No. (s): C-4715

Project No. (s): ESI-1409/1409A


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include the artifact database, artifact report, finding aid, oversized material database, scanned asset key, and select artifact photographs. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include additional artifact photographs, box inventory, card stock inserts, contract correspondence, correspondence, document folder listing, initial data collection, oversized material labels, photographic material database, progress report, records removal sheet, report notes, and work proposals. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

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