Finding Aid, Archaeological Survey of Beech Fork Lake 1973-1975


This collection is referred to as "Archaeological Survey of Beech Fork Lake 1973-1975.” This name is consistent throughout the finding aid, the file folders, and the box labels. The extent of this collection is six (6) linear inches.

The documents date from 1973-1975. The documents were originally lacking a clear discernible order. The documents were originally housed in an acidic folder within an acid-free box with various document collections from the Huntington District. Various documents relating to the Price Creek Rockshelter investigation dating to 2000 were also originally housed with the investigation. However, after further review, the decision was made to remove the documents, as it was clearly a separate document collection. The materials were removed, assigned an investigation name of “Price Creek Rockshelter (46WA22) Revisited 2000,” and processed separately.

The documents were generally in good condition, though metal contaminants, tears, acidic pressure sensitive tape, and folds were found throughout the documents. The metal contaminants were removed using a microspatula. Acidic pressure sensitive tape was removed with a hot tool, and tears were mended with acid-free tissue mending tape. Folds and creases were smoothed using a bone tool. Any dirt or marks found on the records were erased using a vulcanized rubber eraser.

Multiple copies of original notes were pulled from Box 3 of the associated artifact collection, sorted by catalog number, and placed within the analysis records (Folder 4/1). Two photographs were found in Box 3 of the associated artifact collection. The photographs were assigned scanned asset descriptions (2074_0032 and 2074_0033), were assigned to the analysis records (Folder 4/1,) scanned, and removed to photographic storage.

The final report was placed first in the report record series due to its importance, regardless of the fact that the date was slightly later than some of the drafts. The report record folders containing report drafts, figure drafts, and notes (Folders 7/1 and 8/1) were generally organized by figure numbers. Many figure drafts contained multiple copies of the same figure, and all versions of the draft were scanned. The final two assets in these folders, 2074_0100 and 2074_0101, did not appear to be associated with the final report’s version of Figure 2, so these were placed at the end of the folder.

Photographic prints that were adhered to paper were present throughout the report drafts. These photographic materials could not be removed without causing damage to the document, so the decision was made to leave them adhered to the paper. The photographic materials were scanned as PDFs, placed in archival plastic sleeves to protect them from damaging other records, and the materials were stored in their original locations within the report record folders (Folders 5/1 and 7/1).

An oversized print of Figure 4 was included in the report records (Folder 7/1.) The oversized print was assigned a scanned asset number (2074_0062), scanned, and removed to oversized storage.

Cite this Record

Finding Aid, Archaeological Survey of Beech Fork Lake 1973-1975. Jacob Chase, Michael Rosario-Figueroa. 2019 ( tDAR id: 448001) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8448001

Spatial Coverage

min long: -82.577; min lat: 38.194 ; max long: -82.248; max lat: 38.385 ;

Record Identifiers

Contract Number(s): PX-4000-4-0802


General Note: The digital materials in this collection were processed by the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), and include archival photographs, artifact catalog, artifact photographs, artifact report, finding aid, original investigation report, oversized material spreadsheet, photographic material spreadsheet, and scanned asset key. Additional digital materials held by the VCP include document listing folder, initial data collection, oversized material labels, photographic material labels, records removal sheet. For additional information on these materials, refer to the finding aid.

File Information

  Name Size Creation Date Date Uploaded Access
FindingAid_OCR_PDFA.pdf 191.04kb Jan 23, 2019 5:01:20 PM Public