Report of Archaeological Curation Services and Finding Aid for Archaeological Collections, Joint Base-McGuire Dix Lakehurst Environmental Division-Historic Preservation Office

Author(s): Adrienne Lazazzera

Year: 2010

Summary

Services began after initial inspection of artifact collections and cultural resource documentation housed at the Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst Environmental Division Historic Preservation Office in Fort Dix, New Jersey. The agreed upon scope of work consisted of curating artifacts and organizing collections information. Artifact collections were inspected, labeled, compared with survey documentation, inventoried and curated at the Fort Dix Environmental Division Historic Preservation Office (FDHPO) at 5317 Snyder Lane, Fort Dix, New Jersey following the National Park Service guidelines for the curation of federally-owned and administered archaeological collections (36 CFR Part 79; (www.nps.gov/archeologv/tools/36CFR79.htm). The United State Department of Defense guidelines for curating archaeological collections from federal institutions (Griset and Kodack 1999) as well as New Jersey State Museum regulations (Gregory Lattanzi personal communication, 2010) were also consulted.

Upon merging the former individual military installations at McGuire, Fort Dix and the Lakehurst Naval Air Station (Lakehurst), archaeological collections were deposited at the FDHPO. A total of 20 single and 9 double boxes of artifacts from archaeological surveys of McGuire Air Force Base (McGuire) and Fort Dix were observed prior to providing curation services. The artifacts were housed in a secure (but unlocked) fireproof museum cabinet within the FDHPO building. Additional boxes of artifacts were obtained from both McGuire and Fort Dix. Corresponding archaeological survey reports and artifact inventories were also observed in various states of organization and completeness. No collections were observed from Lakehurst, and none were presumed to exist at the time of this report (Roger Smith personal communication, 2010).

According to a report of those services (Argonne 2000), artifacts were washed, labeled, re-bagged and placed in acidfree archival boxes along a list of box contents. A finding aid was also produced that included a brief summary of archaeological surveys conducted at McGuire as well as copies of survey reports, artifact inventories, photographs and collections correspondence. A total of 4 1/2 boxes of artifacts were observed in the FDHPO collections. One archival box containing the finding aid and corresponding documentation was also obtained from McGuire and placed with the FDHPO collections.

This report's table of contents list to page 11 and appendices but this version of the report stops at page 9.

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Report of Archaeological Curation Services and Finding Aid for Archaeological Collections, Joint Base-McGuire Dix Lakehurst Environmental Division-Historic Preservation Office. Adrienne Lazazzera. 2010 ( tDAR id: 438011) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8438011

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