Archeological Curation Fees Table (as of December 2002)  
[Long description]

Key
cf = cubic foot
li = linear inch
lf = linear foot
fpd = field person days
* see report for discussion of "Included in artifacts fee"

Repository Location 1997/98 Artifact Fee / Structure 2002 Artifact Fee 2002 Fee Structure 1997/98 Associated Documents 2002 Document Fee / Structure Fees Instituted
Alabama $150 / cf / 1-time
$5.36 / cf / annual
$400 / cf / rehab
-$175 / cf
-$90 / cf
-$6.21 / cf
-Maintenance / 1-time
-Processing / 1-time
-Annual / Increase 5% yearly
$150 / cf / 1-time -$175 / cf / 1-time 1993
Alaska $45 / box / 1-time
$20 / box / processing
$145 / box / annual
-$450 / cf
-$10 / cf
-$20 / hr
-Curation / 1-time
-Temporary / monthly
-Processing if not shelf-ready / 1-time
$10 / li / annual -$450 / cf / 1-time 2002
Arizona Not contacted -No fees N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Not contacted -$155 / cf -1-time Unknown -$155cf / 1-time 1980s
$200 / cf / 1-time
$15 / individual artifacts
-$250 / lot / bag
-$25
-Bulk cataloged / 1-time
-Individual cataloged artifact
Unknown -$3 / image / 1-time processing 1990-91
$8.50 / fpd plus $140; $33.75 / fpd plus $260 / 1-time 8% increase assessed every year after 2 years. -$27 / fpd plus $280;
-$200 / cf
-$10 / individual artifact
-Fpd plus registration / 1-time
-Federal agencies rate
-"Collected locus" / processing & cataloging
$8.50 / fpd / 1-time -$17 / fpd / 1-time
-$50 / minimum
1970s
Arkansas $98 / box (21"x16"x3") / 1-time $20 / hr reprocessing N/A - Merged w/ another repository in 1997 N/A $10 / li / 1st li, $5 / half-inch thereafter; $10 / minimum N/A 1986
$185 / cf / 1-time -$250 / cf
-$125 / cf
-1-time
- Minimum / 1-time
$12.50 / li / 1-time $15 / li / minimum -$15 / li / 1-time
-$20 / li / minimum
1980
California No dollar amount given. Vague guidelines. Couldn't ask for fees. -$250 / box
-$750 / box
-$200 / box
-$1000 / cf
-Processing new collections / 1-time
-Curation of new & currently accessioned collections / 1-time
-Revitalization / 1-time
-Processing and curation of oversized materials / 1-time
Unknown -$250 / box processing / 1-time 1994
Not contacted -$400 / cf -Processing & curation / 1-time Unknown -$400 / cf processing & curation / 1-time 1990s
$500 / box / 1-time -$500 / box -1-time $500 / box / 1-time -$500 / box / 1-time 1982
$600 / box / 1-time $150 / box / 1st year of 5 year contract & $50 / annual thereafter $250 / box / revitalization $150 / box / NAGPRA -$600 / box
-$150 / box & $50 / box
-$250 / box
-$150 / box
-1-time
-5-year renewable contract/annual
-Revitalization
-NAGPRA
$600 / box / 1-time $150 / box / 1st year of 5 year contract & $50 / annual thereafter $250 / box / revitalization $150 / box / NAGPRA -$600 / box / 1-time
-$150 / box / 5 year contract and $50/box/annual
-$250 / box / revitaliz.
-$150 / box / NAGPRA
1998
$500 / box / 1-time -$750 / box -1-time $500 / box -$750 / box / 1-time 1983
$1000 / box first 5 boxes, decreases w/ increased number of boxes -$1000 / box - $500 / box -1-time for 1st 5 boxes w/ descending rate $1000 / box first 5 boxes, decreases w/ increased number of boxes -$1000 / box - $500 / box / 1-time for 1st 5 boxes w/ descending rate 1995
$750 / box / 1-time -$1500 / cf
-$1000 / cf
-1-time
-oversized / 1-time
$750 / box / 1-time -$1500 / cf / 1-time 1988
Colorado $125 / box / 1-time $10 / isolated find $20 / hr to bring up to standards $10 / cf temporary curation -$125 / box
-$10 / isolated find
-$20 / hr
-$10 / cf
-1-time
-Isolated find
-Bring up to standards
-Temporary curation
$125 / cf / 1-time -$125 / cf / 1-time 1996
$275 / box / 1-time; $175 / half-box / 1-time; $100 / quarter-box / 1-time; $50 / less than quarter-box / 1-time -$275 / box
-$175 / half-box
-$100 / qtr-box
-$50 / less than qtr-box
-1-time
-1-time
-1-time
-1-time
-Oversized items are billed based on actual space taken.
$275-$50 / Descending box size / 1-time -$275-$50 / Descending box size / 1-time 1997
$230 / cf - $60 / quarter-box / 1-time -$300 / cf -1-time $230-$60 / descending box size / 1-time -$300 / cf / 1-time 1970s
Connecticut $200 / cf / 1-time -$200 / cf -1-time $200 / cf / 1-time -$200 / cf / 1-time 1989
Delaware No fees -No fees -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
District of Columbia Contacted, no response -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Florida Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -N/A N/A
$150 / cf / 1-time Increase 10% annually -$200 / cf
-Increased 5% / year
-1-time
-Museum approximates how much cf the collection will need and charges by cf
$150 / cf / 1-time -$200 / cf / 1-time 1980s
Georgia Not contacted -No fees -N/A N/A -No fees N/A
$200 / cf / 1-time -$175 / cf
-$25 / cf
-1-time
-Processing
$200 / cf / 1-time -$175 / cf / 1-time
-No additional processing fee
1988
$200 / box / 10-year contract, 2-box minimum -$250 / box w/ 2 box minimum
-$20 / cf per year w/ 2-box minimum
-1-time
-Negotiated for a period up to 10 years total of $200 / cf
-The term contract is renewable
$200 / box / 10-year contract -$250 / box / 1-time
-Negotiated for a period up to 10 years total of $200 / cf
1989
Hawaii $65 / box, but never imposed. -No established fee -$1000 / small collection / 6 months
-Accepted, but no written agreement
$65 / box, but never imposed -No fees / No consistent fee structure N/A
Idaho Not contacted -$30.55 / hr
-$30.55 / hr
-Hourly 1-time w/ 8 artifacts / hr
-Hourly processing w/ 4 artifacts / hr
-1-time fee / annual fee in discussion
Unknown -$30.55 / hr / 1-time
-Fee for documents has increased ~$.75 / hr
1980s
No fees -$96 / 100 bags - 1-time processing and/or entry, plus maintenance. No fees -$96 / 100 bags / 1-time 2000
$367 / cf / 1-time processing -$498 / cf
-$2.32 / object
-1-time
-1-time
-Will negotiate if guidelines met & Access catalog disk submitted.
Included in artifacts fee* ($367 / cf) -Included in artifacts fee* ($498 / cf) 1987
Illinois Not contacted -No fees -N/A N/A -No fees N/A
Contacted, no response -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
$250 / cf / 1-time -$250 / box -1-time No fees -No fees 1980s
Indiana Not contacted -$200 / cf -1-time
-Processing negotiable
Unknown -Included in artifacts fee* ($200 / cf) 1991
$175 / cf / 10-year periods -$300 / box w/ 1 exception -1-time
-Fees increase $25 / year except for one 10-year contract remaining at $125 / box.
Included in artifacts fee* ($175 / cf / 10-year periods) -Included in artifacts fee* ($300 / box) Considered part of entire collection and measured by box not linear feet. 1979
Iowa Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
$250 / cf / 1-time processing -$300 / cf
-$20
-$25 / hr
-1-time
-Per Accession / Site
-Preparation fee if not curation ready.
Included in artifacts fee* ($250 / cf) -Included in artifacts fee* ($300 / cf) 1986
Kansas No fees. Considering term or one-time. -Contacted, no response -Unknown No fees. Considering same fee structure as artifacts. -Unknown 1998?
$75 / box up to 3 boxes $20 / box for 4 or more. -$75 / box -1-time No fees No fees 1982
$200 / cf / 1-time -$200 / cf
-$30 / hr
-$7.30 / cf
-One-time
-Processing (if materials not "shelf-ready." Charge includes staff time and archival supplies.)
-Annual maintenance.
Included in artifacts fee* ($200 / cf) -$200 / cf / 1-time
-$30 / hr processing if not "shelf-ready"
-$7.30 / cf / annual maintenance
1991-92
Kentucky Contacted, no response -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
$125 / cf / 1-time Processing fee not a set flat fee, based on students time & materials expense. -$125 / cf -1-time $125 / cf / 1-time -$125 / cf / 1-time 1980s
$125 / cf / 1-time Plan to switch to a multi-year fee schedule -$125 / cf
-$25 / < 1cf
-1-time $125/cf / 1-time -Included in artifacts fee* ($125 / cf) 1989
Louisiana $200 / cf long-term ($65 / cf processing & $135 / cf long-term) -$200 / cf
-$200 / oversized
-$40 / cf
-1-time (Initial processing fee of $65 plus long-term storage of $135)
-Oversized objects fee for every 30 lbs
-Annual fee (COE [long-term fee waived])
Included in artifacts fee* ($200 / cf) -$200 / cf / 1-time processing and long-term storage 1994
Maine Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
$100 / box processing
-$10 / annual (can negotiate lump sum)
-$350 / 1.16 cf
-$75 / < 1.16cf
-$25 / hr
-Varies
-1-time
-Minimum
-Preparation
-Conservation (fee is negotiated prior to acceptance)
Included in artifacts fee* ($100 / box) -$20 / li / 1-time 1998
Maryland $150 / box / 1-time (12 years term) Undetermined fee for short-term loans (less than 10 years). -$150 / box
-Unknown fee for federal agencies
-1-time (12 year loan after which time the state assumes cost)
-Annual fee based on processing up to standards, full physical inventories, database entry, write reports, conservation upon request.
$150 / box / 1-time (12 year term) -$150 / box / 1-time 1996
Massachusetts No facility -No fees -N/A N/A -No fees N/A
No fees -No fees, except on case-by-case basis. -1-time N/A -No fees, except on case-by-case basis. N/A
No fees -No fees -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
No fees -No fees -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
Michigan No fees. A state agency which needs state legislation to charge fees. -No fees -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
Contacted, no response -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Minnesota No fees. Thinking about it. -No fees Will review possibility. -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
Mississippi Not contacted -No fees for 106 collections
-Unknown what was charged, if anything, for non-106 collections.
-N/A
-1-time possibly for non-106 collections
Unknown -No fees N/A
Not contacted -$160 / 3/4 cf
-$20 / hr
-$100 / box
-1-time fee if shelf-ready (CRM)
-Hourly fee if not shelf-ready
-Annual fee for federal agencies
Unknown -$15 / 1/2 lf / minimum (has never been charged) 1994
Contacted, no response -$200 / box (~1.1cf), plus
-$22 / box
-1-time for small collections for private contractors
-1-time fee to put all materials received into Cobb's boxes (30-year COE contract, 10-year term limits for other agencies).
Unknown -$222 / box / 1-time 1984-85
Missouri No dollar amount provided (calculated on percentage of type of project). -No dollar amount since not calculated by box, cf, or hour of work. -1-time
-A % of each project. 3% - Phase I; 4% - Phase II; 5% - Phase III/Mitigation
No dollar amount provided (calculated on % of each type of project). -No dollar amount provided/ 1-time (calculated on % of each type of project) 1982
$360 / box shelf-ready $400/box not shelf-ready $35 shelf-ready (small box) $50 not shelf-ready (small box) -$340 / box
-$85 / qtr box
-$20 / site
-1-time (shelf-ready)
-Minimum
-To compensate for small collections.
Included in artifacts fee* ($35/small box-$400 / box) -Included in artifacts fee* ($85/qtr box-$340 / box) 1978
Montana No fees Considering possibility. Unable to contact Unknown No fees Unknown N/A
No fees -No fees -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
$150 / cf / 1-time -$250 / cf
-$20 / hr
-$10 / cf
-1-time
-Processing
-Temporary
No fees -$120 / lf / 1-time 1992
Nebraska $100 / box / 1-time -$100 / box -1-time No fees -No fees Unknown
No fees -$216 / box
-$6.75 / box
-$30
-$216 / box plus $6.75 / box
-1-time
-Annual
-Minimum
-Rehabilitation / 1-time fee of $216 / box & annual $6.75 / box
No fees -$216 / box/ 1-time -Subject to separate contracted agreement. -Labor fees include $30/hr (collections mgr) & $21/hr (preparator). 2000
Nevada Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
$1080 / cf / 1-time $540 / cf normal rate for CRM firms. Reduced rates for bulk samples/large groundstone. $50 / human remains (temporary curation). $11 / hr processing if needed. -$1080 / cf
-$540 / cf
-$50 / cf
-1-time
-Collection donated or >60/cf
-Human remains (temporary curation)
-No reduced rates for bulk samples / large groundstone. Revising fee structure.
$1080 / cf / 1-time No fee for small reports / catalogs -$1080 / cf / 1-time
-No fee for small reports / catalogs
1979
New Hampshire Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Not contacted -No fees -N/A
-Considering possibility of a 1-time processing fee and an annual fee.
No fees -No fees
-Working on the assumption that archives fees will be less to reflect simpler curation needs.
N/A
No fees -No fees -N/A
-Accepts contributions to cover any necessary conservation cost for isolated finds.
No fees -No fees N/A
New Jersey No fees -No fees -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
New Mexico Not contacted -$250 / 0.6 cf or 1 oversize object
-No dollar amount provided
-1-time
-Annual from COE
Unknown -$250 / 250 pages of documents, slides/photos, or 1 bundle oversize maps / 1-time 1980s
Contacted, no response -$325 / cf
-$100 / cf
-$50
-$30/ cf (Increased 700% since 1970s)
-Unprocessed entry fee
-Processed entry fee
-Annual
-Exit fee for deaccessioned collections.
Unknown -$325 / cf / unprocessed entry
-$100 / cf / processed entry
-$50/ annual
-$30 / cf / exit
1970s
$225 / cf / 1-time entry $21 / cf / annual maintenance (increased to $25 / cf annual in 1999) $12.80 / hr processing fee. -$400 / cf
-$44 / cf
-$25 / cf
-$225 / cf
-1-time entry fee (Increase 10% biennually)
-Processing fee (case by case basis)
-Annual fee (not charged until collection has been housed a full calendar year.)
-Fees for 2 federal agencies until 2004.
$225 / cf / 1-time entry $21 / cf / annual maintenance (if applicable) -$400 / lf / 1-time entry
-Rates will increase 10% biennually
1984; 1994
New York Not contacted -No fees. In-house collections only. -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Not contacted -$200/cf -1-time Unknown -$200/cf/ 1-time 1990
North Carolina No fees -No fees -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Not contacted -$200 / cf
-No dollar amount provided.
-No dollar amount provided.
-1-time
-Processing fees optional at request of submitting agency, keyed to labor & direct costs to rehab collections / records.
-Annual fee possible for certain state or federal agencies.
No fees -$200 / cf / 1-time 2001
North Dakota No fees -No fees -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
Not contacted -No fees. In-house collections only. -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
No fees. Plan to in the future. -No fees Considering possibility. -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
Ohio Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Not contacted -$130 / cf
-Additional fees for data entry so average cost is $150 / cf
-1-time
-Data entry fee
-Included in artifacts fee* ($150 / cf) 1991
Oklahoma $60 / cf processing $35 / minimum -$60 / cf
-$35 / minimum
-1-time
-Currently working on revising (increasing) fees. Fee structure will likely be changed from one-time to an annual fee & may differ between agencies. Federal agencies with housed collections have not been charged any fees to date.
$45 / letter-size file $10 / minimum -$45 / letter-size file & $10 / minimum / 1-time
-Fees will increase and fee structure will change when adopted to annual fee.
1980s
Oregon $250 / cf / 1-time Additional hourly fee to bring collection up to standards. -$350 / cf -1-time Included in artifacts fee* ($250 / cf) -Included in artifacts fee* ($350 / cf) 1980
Pennsylvania Not contacted -$250 / cf -1-time Unknown -$250 / cf / 1-time 1990
$250 / cf / 1-time -$250 / cf Discussing raising fees. -1-time
-$250 / minimum
$250 / cf / 1-time -$250 / cf / 1-time 1991
Rhode Island $50 / box / 1-time -$75 / box -1-time No fees -No fees 1988-89
South Carolina $68 / cf / 1-time -$68 / cf -1-time $68 / cf / 1-time -$68 / cf / 1-time 1986
South Dakota $24 - $180 / box / 1-time -$30 - $225 / box (depends on box size)
-$30 / minimum
-1-time
-Processing fee w/ $25 for each hour after first hour.
$15 / hr processing records & artifacts -Included in the processing fee* ($30 / box) 1970s
Tennessee Contacted, no response -No fees Examining possibility. -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
No fees (at capacity) -$150 / cf -1-time No fees -$150 / cf / 1-time 1996
Separated from another repository in 1998. -$150 / cf
-Varies
-1-time fee for shelf-ready
-Costs for preparation / remediation on case-by-case.
N/A -$150 / cf / 1-time 1998
Texas $301.80 / cf / 1-time $3-4.50 / cf annual (may be prepaid for 50 years to lock in rates) -No fees since 2001 because Administration not supporting repository. -N/A $301.80/cf / 1-time -No fees 1980s
$585 / cf / 1-time (50 years) -$585 / cf
-Unknown dollar amount
-1-time (Minimum initial processing fee w/ built-in long-term maintenance)
-Deaccessioning
$483 / drawer in a 5-drawer file cabinet -$483 / drawer in a 5-drawer file cabinet 1992
$560 / drawer increased to $700 / drawer -$1140 / drawer -1-time (Charges per drawer or per shelf [3 boxes]) No dollar amount provided/Per drawer fee and processing -$135.75 - $1086 / 1-time (Charges by drawer size increments) 1978
Utah $300 / box/ 1-time -Curation services suspended Jan. 2002, except for Office of Public Archaeology (OPA) and Dept. of Anthro Field School collections due to shortage of space. -N/A $300 / box / 1-time -No fees 1987
$250 / cf / 1-time $50 / curation agreement -No fees at present. In transition phase. -On hold $250 / cf / 1-time -No fees at present 1987
$295 / cf/ 1-time -$297 / box -1-time includes $70 processing; $200 long-term care; $27 overhead. Included in artifacts fee* ($295 / box) -Included in artifacts fee* ($297 / box) 1987
Not contacted -$350 / cf "shelf-ready"
-No dollar amount given
-1-time
-Estimated cost if not per guidelines / processing fee.
Unknown -$350 / cf Will change w/ new fee structure. 1991
Not contacted -$400 / cf
-$50
-$25 / cf
-$5,000
-1-time
-Annual curation agreement
-Annual
-Annual / BLM & USFS
Unknown -$400 / cf / 1-time 1987; 1994
Vermont $37.63 / box / 1-time -$162 / box -1-time. Figured at $100 / box + $30 / hr for two hours to inspect each box & $2 / box to cover transfer of box to a future facility. No fees mentioned -$162 / box / 1-time 1979
Virginia Not contacted -No fees -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
Not contacted -No fees. Examining possibility. In-house only at this time. -N/A Unknown -No fees N/A
$75 / box / 1-time -$150 / box -1-time Included in artifacts fee* ($75 / box) -Included in artifacts fee* ($150 / cf) 1993
$227 / box / 1-time -$227 / box -1-time Included in artifacts fee* ($227 / box) -Included in artifacts fee* ($227 / box) 1993
Washington Not contacted -No fees. In-house collections only. -N/A No fees -No fees N/A
Not contacted -$300 / cf
-$65 / cf
-$1500 / cf
-No dollar amount provided
-Incoming
-Annual fee
-1-time in perpetuity endowment
-Hourly rate to rehouse collection and long-term fee
Unknown -$50 / 5 li / 1-time (minimum 1 lf)
-No annual fee
1989
$300 / cf / 1-time (up to 25 / cf) $50 / accession fee (shelf-ready) $5 / cf / annual, long-term $5 / month, short-term -$300 / cf up to $25 / cf
-$50 / cf
-$5 / cf w/ minimum $25 / yr
-$5 / month
-1-time
-Accession for "shelf-ready"
-Annual for long-term curation
-Monthly fees for short-term curation
$300 / cf / 1-time -$5 / lf / 1-time w/ minimum 1 lf 1996
West Virginia No fees -No fees -N/A N/A -No fees N/A
Not contacted -No fees -To be determined. N/A -No fees. To be determined. N/A
Wisconsin $70 / cf / 1-time -$70 / cf -1-time
-No current standard fee structure as have not accepted any new curation agreements w/ federal agencies since 1997. Not accepting new materials for which it cannot gain title. If changes in the future will possibly be a renewable fee structure.
Included in artifacts fee* ($70 / cf) -Included in artifacts fee* ($70 / cf) 1980s
Not contacted -$300 / box, plus
-$54
-$10
-$25
-$179
-1-time, plus
-Labor
-Fringe benefits (personnel related expense)
-Supplies
-Indirect costs (physical plant maintenance & contract administration)
Unknown -$300 / box / 1-time plus labor, fringe benefits, supplies, & indirect costs. Unknown
Wyoming $50 / half-box - $150 / box / 1-time $20.326 / hr overhead -$1,000 / 0.35-1.08 cf
-$500 / box (0.35 cf) minimum
-1-time
-Minimum / 1-time
$50 / half-box - $150 / box / 1-time -Included in artifacts fee* ($500 - $1,000 / box) Fee may change when start charging for processing. 1989

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