Finding Aid, Rockport Site N.D.

Part of the Rockport Site N.D. project

Author(s): Sean Box

Year: 2011


This collection referred to as "Rockport Site N.D.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders and the box labels. The extent of this collection is a quarter of a linear inch. The Rockport Site N.D. came in an acidic box along with several acidic brown accordion folders that contained documentation from other Rockport Generating Station archaeological

investigations. The Rockport Site N.D. consisted of one report record, entitled Test Excavation at the Probable Archaeological Site at Bore Stations N130-E925, E925, N155, E925, N180 Indiana-Michigan Electric Company Rockport Plant Rockport, Indiana. The final report record consisted of one map of the Rockport Plant Site, site drawings of trenches, and a final report by Robin Johnson and John T. Dorwin. The report had a few dirt smudges that required minor cleaning, but the overall condition was good. The report housing consisted of plastic binding and a clear, plastic cover. The accession number, 1420, was written on the front cover in black USACE- Louisville District Rockport Site

No Date John T Dorwin and Robin Johnson, Principal Investigators 4 permanent marker. The report cover was cleaned and most of the dirt smudges were removed from the report document using an eraser. The report was placed into an acid-free folder, scanned, and re-boxed with other documentation from Rockport Generating Station archaeological investigations. There were no photographic or oversized materials present. The date of the collection was not indicated, but it is believed by the processing archivist that it dates prior to 1980. The processing archivist also curated the Rockport Site 1980, which included a report entitled Archaeological Testing at a Probable Archaeological Site (12SP42), Rockport Generating Station, Spencer County, Indiana. This report lists the Rockport Site N.D. report in the references cited section, and it attributed the date of 1979 to the report. Therefore, it can be assumed that the report, Test Excavation at the Probable Archaeological Site at Bore Stations N130-E925, E925, N155, E925, N180 Indiana-Michigan Electric Company Rockport Plant Rockport, Indiana, dates to 1979, but the archivist did not assign this date to the collection, because it was not recorded on any of the original documentation.

For further research or more information about archaeological investigations at the Rockport Generating Station, please refer to the document collections entitled Grandview Area 1978 (Accession Number 1407/1407A), Honey Creek Area 1978 (Accession Number 1409/1409A), Rockport Site N.D. (Accession Number 140), Rockport Site 1980 (Accession Number 1445), and Rockport Site 1984 (Accession Number 1563).

Cite this Record

Finding Aid, Rockport Site N.D.. Sean Box. 2011 ( tDAR id: 425823) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8Q52RN7

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections

Spatial Coverage

min long: -87.514; min lat: 37.226 ; max long: -86.086; max lat: 38.479 ;

Record Identifiers

Contract No. (s): C-4715


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, scanned asset key, select artifact photographs, and test excavations report. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include an additional artifact photographs, box inventories, card stock inserts, document folder listing, and initial data collection. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

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