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    Kobuk Valley

    National Park Alaska

Collections

The museum collection of Kobuk Valley National Park contains a range of natural history specimens and cultural artifacts representing several disciplines and specialties such as biology, paleontology, archeology, history and archives.

The vast majority of specimens and artifacts cataloged into the park collection are associated with scientific research activities. The archives are largely administrative records, reports and archeological field notes.

As of 2008, items in the collection include –

Archeological artifacts: 294
Historical items: 12
Archival items: 7,820
Biological specimens: 2,048
Paleontological specimens: 159

Total items: 10,333

View the collection catalog records online through the NPS WebCatalog.

Did You Know?

Image of the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes

The Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, located within Kobuk Valley National Park, currently cover 23.5 square miles, but were thought to be as large as 300 square miles at one time.