Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment for Army National Guard Collections in the Western United States
Federal archaeological collections are a non-renewable national resource, a legacy to the prehistoric and historic events that have shaped the nation. The American public is the owner of these materials and documentation, and as such, it is incumbent upon the National Guard Bureau to uphold the laws and regulations set forth by Congress for their proper use and care in perpetuity.
Unfortunately, for the last 50 or more years, curation of these materials has been insufficient and/or ignored. Many collections have been lost or destroyed, and many have been damaged. They are often not stored in repositories equipped and staffed for the purpose of archaeological curation, but instead are stored in closets, basements, storage sheds; very few repositories meet the requirements outlined in 36 CFR Part 79, Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Archeological Collections (1991). The improper care and subsequent deterioration of many of these collections not only violates the laws under which they were recovered but also prevents educational and scientific use. Valuable portions of our irreplaceable national heritage have been lost, and our financial investment in archaeological recovery has been often compromised.
Cite this Record
Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessment for Army National Guard Collections in the Western United States. Kristen L. Marino, Michael K. Trimble, Christopher B. Pulliam. Archaeological Curation-Needs Assessments Technical Report ,No. 24. St. Louis, MO: US Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections, St. Louis District. 2000 ( tDAR id: 413610) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8DF6TCR
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
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Individual & Institutional Roles
Landowner(s): US Army National Guard
Repository(s): Air Force Plant 44, Tucson Arizona; Camp Navajo Bellemont, Arizona; Florence Military Reservation Florence, Arizona; Silver Bell Army Heliport Maraña, Arizona; Environmental Office Building - Camp Roberts Training Site Paso Robles, California; Camp Roberts Museum - Camp Roberts Training Site Paso Robles, California; Camp San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, California; Cultural Resources office, Environmental Division, Building 196 - Fort Hunter Liggett Fort Hunter Liggett, California; March Air Reserve Base Riverside, California; Cultural Resources Office - Parks Reserve Forces Training Area Dublin, California; Buckley Air National Guard Base Aurora, Colorado; Camp George West Golden, Colorado; Kanaio Training Area Ulupalakua, Maui, Hawaii; Keaukaha Military Reservation Hilo, Hawaii; Smoky Hill Range (Nickell Barracks) Salina, Kansas; Camp Beauregard Pineville, Louisiana; Building T-15 - Fort William Henry Harrison Montana Military Museum Helena, Montana; Limestone Hills Army National Guard Training Site Townsend, Montana; Camel Tracks Training Area Santa Fe, New Mexico; HAWK Battalion Bernallilo, New Mexico; Camp Grafton and Camp Grafton South Devils Lake, North Dakota; Garrison Local Training Area Garrison, North Dakota; Camp Gruber Braggs, Oklahoma; Redmond Training Area/Central Oregon Training Site Redmond, Oregon; Bivouac/Annual Training Areas South Dakota; West Camp Rapid Rapid City, South Dakota; Bradley Fighting Vehicle Driver Training Site Lubbock County, Texas; Camp Barkeley Abilene, Texas; Camp Bowie Brownwood, Texas; Cultural Resources Office - Camp Mabry Austin, Texas; Camp Maxey Paris, Texas; Camp Swift Bastrop, Texas; Fort Wolters Mineral Wells, Texas; L-7 Ranch Crosby County, Texas; Camp W. G. Williams Riverton, Utah; Richfield Organizational Maintenance Shop Richfield, Utah; Camp Guernsey Guernsey, Wyoming; Lander Local Training Area Lander, Wyoming; Lovell Local Training Area Lovell, Wyoming; Sheridan Local Training Area Sheridan, Wyoming; Archaeological Research Services Tempe, Arizona; Arizona State Museum University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona; SWCA, Inc. Flagstaff, Arizona; Statistical Research, Inc. Tucson, Arizona; Applied Earthworks Fresno, California; North American Van Lines warehouse - Archaeological Curation Unit University of California Riverside, California; Archaeological Resource Service Petaluma, California; Hershey Hall - Fowler Museum of Cultural History University of California Los Angeles, California; University Building Office - Isera Group Santa Barbara, California; Annex - Jones and Stokes Associates Sacramento, California; Hearst Gymnasium for Women - Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology University of California Berkeley, California; San Luis Obispo County Archaeological Society, San Luis Obispo, California; Collections and Research Center building - Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Santa Barbara, California; Niwot Archaeological Consultants, Sterling, Colorado; Central Place 1 office building - Powers Elevation Company Aurora, Colorado; University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, Colorado; Pioneer Hall - University of Denver Museum of Anthropology Denver, Colorado; Cultural Surveys Hawaii, Kailua, Hawaii; Garcia and Associates, Honolulu, Hawaii; Ogden Environmental and Energy Services, Honolulu, Hawaii; Cultural Resources Division - Kansas State Historical Society Topeka, Kansas; Kyser Hall - Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Conservation Facility - Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana; Billings Curation Center, Billings, Montana; Milwaukee Road Terminal Building - GCM Services Butte, Montana; Museum of the Rockies Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana; Archaeological Records Management Section Laboratory of Anthropology, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Maxwell Museum of Anthropology University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Office of Contract Archeology University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Metcalf Archaeological Consultants, Bismarck, North Dakota; State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, North Dakota; Nursing Building - University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota; Babcock Hall - University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota; Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; Repatriation Laboratory - US Army Engineer District, Tulsa, Oklahoma; University of Oklahoma, Department of Anthropology, Archeology Laboratory, Vehik and Vehik Consulting, Norman, Oklahoma; Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District, Prineville, Oregon; Waldo Hall - Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon; South Dakota Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, South Dakota; Anthropology Building - Center for Ecological Archaeology, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas; Hancock Building - Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, Texas; The Ferguson Building - Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas; Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas Austin, Texas; Baseline Data, Inc., Orem, Utah; Allen Hall - Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; South Hall - Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah; Hayden-Wing - Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist Laramie, Wyoming; University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository, Laramie, Wyoming
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