Finding Aid, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011

Author(s): Veterans Curation Program

Year: 2015


This collection is referred to as "Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is half (0.5) of a linear inch.

The documents from this project were received from the investigation’s principal investigator, John Peterson, through e-mail correspondence. The files included four PDF documents and 41 JPEG digital photographic files. The PDF files were printed on acid-free paper and integrated into the collection. These documents were designated within the Field, Analysis, and Electronic Records series. Although no associated final report is present with this collection, the site form for 23JA1703 provides a summary of the work completed. The digital photographic files were maintained as Electronic Records, but converted to the TIFF format to conform to VCP standards.

Within the printed documents, there was one page of handwritten notes with no associated provenience information that was located behind the Test Unit 3 Excavation level form. It is unclear which test unit or level this page applied to, but it likely pertains to Test Unit 1, 2, or 3. There was also one hand drawn planview map and one computer-generated planview map within the collection. They were placed in the Analysis Record series because it appeared they were drafted after the site 23JA1703 fieldwork and before the final 23JA1703 site form completion.

In an e-mail correspondence with John Peterson, he stated, concerning the digital photographs, “the first several are low quality shots of the workshop class at the site…the first USACE- Kansas City District Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011 John Peterson, Principal Investigator 3 two days at the site were part of a Project Archaeology workshop with school teachers…they also washed the artifacts as part of the class.” (Personal communication 2012). In regard to the organization of these Electronic Records, the majority of the digital photographs had “July 2011” designations within their original titles. However, four of the digital photographs did not have a date within their title. It is possible that these photographs were all taken at the same time in July 2011. The original order was maintained, nonetheless, with all files without a date following the files labeled as July 2011.

Cite this Record

Finding Aid, Red Letter Shelter (23JA1703) 2011. Veterans Curation Program. 2015 ( tDAR id: 426415) ; doi:10.6067/XCV80004P4

Spatial Coverage

min long: -94.406; min lat: 38.974 ; max long: -94.244; max lat: 39.07 ;


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, photographic material spreadsheet, scanned asset key, and select archival and artifact photographs. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include the archives database, additional archival and artifact photographs, box labels, document folder listing, field notes, initial data collection, and records removal sheets. For additional information on these materials, refer to the Finding Aid.

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
FindingAid.pdf 57.44kb Nov 29, 2016 11:40:53 AM Public