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The authors of this report are S. Terry Childs, an archeologist in the Archeology Program, National Park Service, and Seth Kagan, a student at the University of Maryland and intern with the Archeology Program, NPS.

This report may be cited as:
Childs, S. Terry and Seth Kagan
2008 A Decade of Study into Repository Fees for Archeological Curation. <www.nps.gov/archeology/ pubs/studies/study06a.htm> Studies in Archeology and Ethnography #6. Washington, DC: Archeology Program, National Park Service.


Emily Palus, Francis McManamon, Julia King, Ronald Wilson, Theresa Langford, and Karen Mudar provided valuable comments on earlier drafts of this report.

This site was produced and is maintained in cooperation with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO).

Listed alphabetically below are the names of the repositories that responded to the informal questionnaire in 2007/08 in each state, although not all were used in the final compilation of data. Each institution listed below provided useful information and deserves our great thanks.


Alabama A&M University
Alabama Department of Archives and History
University of Alabama, Office of Archaeological Research
University of Southern Alabama


Alaska State Museum
Alutiiq Museum and Repository
Baranov Museum, Kodiak Historical Society
Museum of the Aleutians in Unalaska
University of Alaska Museum, Archaeology Department


Amerind Foundation, Inc.
Arizona State University, Archaeological Research Institute
Museum of Northern Arizona
Pueblo Grande Museum
University of Arizona, Arizona State Museum


Arkansas State University Museum
University of Arkansas Collections Facility


Adan E. Treganza Anthropology Museum, San Francisco State University
California State Archaeological Collections Research Facility
California State University, Chico, Archaeology Laboratory
California State University, Sacramento
Fresno City College, Department of Anthropology
Maturango Museum
San Bernardino County Museum
San Diego Archaeological Center
San Diego State University
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Sherman Indian Museum
Sonoma State University, Archaeological Collections Facility
University of California, Berkeley, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles, Fowler Museum of Cultural History
University of California, Riverside, Archaeological Curation Unit
University of California, Santa Barbara, Repository of Archaeological and Ethnographic Collections


Anasazi Heritage Museum
Colorado State University, Laboratory of Public Archaeology
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Museum Of Western Colorado
University of Colorado Museum
University of Denver, Museum of Anthropology


University of Connecticut, Archives and Special Collections, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut, Connecticut State Museum of Natural History


Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Office of Planning and Historic Preservation Office
George Washington University Archaeology Laboratory
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History


Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Florida Division of Historical Resources
University of Florida, Museum of Natural History
University of West Florida, Archaeology Institute


Columbus Museum
State University of West Georgia, Antonio J. Waring, Jr. Archaeological Laboratory
University of Georgia Museum of Natural History, Archaeological Laboratory


Bishop Museum, The State Museum of Natural and Cultural History
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Archaeology Laboratory


Idaho State Historical Society, Western Repository
Idaho State University, Idaho Museum of Natural History, Eastern Repository
University of Idaho, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, Northern Repository


Aurora University, Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures
Illinois State Museum
Northern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University, Center for Archaeological Investigations
University of Illinois, Illinois Transportation Archaeology Program


Indiana University, Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Archaeology Survey


Sanford Museum and Planetarium
University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist


Fort Hays State University
Kansas State Historical Society, Cultural Resources Division, Archaeology
University of Kansas, Museum of Anthropology
Wichita State University


Northern Kentucky University, Museum of Anthropology
University of Kentucky, William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology
University of Louisville, Program in Archaeology


Louisiana Division of Archaeology


Abbe Museum
Maine State Museum
University of Maine at Farmington, Archaeology Research Center
University of Maine at Orono


Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab


Massachusetts Commonwealth Museum
Harvard University, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography
Philips Academy at Andover, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology
University of Massachusetts Museum of Natural History


Michigan Historical Center
Northwestern Michigan College, Dennos Museum Center
University of Michigan
Western Michigan University


Minnesota Historical Society


Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Mississippi State University, Cobb Institute of Archaeology
University of Southern Mississippi, Anthropology Laboratory


Southwest Missouri State University, Center for Archaeological Research
University of Missouri, Columbia, Museum of Anthropology
Washington University in St. Louis


Billings Curation Center
Montana Historical Society
Montana State University, Museum of the Rockies


Nebraska State Historical Society, Archaeology Division
University of Nebraska State Museum


Desert Research Institute
Lost City Museum, Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs
Nevada State Museum
Northeastern Nevada Museum
University of Nevada, Department of Anthropology, Stead Storage Facility
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Harry Reid Center

New Hampshire

Mount Kearsage Indian Museum
New Hampshire Archaeological Society
New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, Department of Cultural Resources
New Hampshire Historical Society
Sargent Museum

New Jersey

New Jersey Bureau of Archaeology and Ethnology, New Jersey State Museum

New Mexico

Eastern New Mexico University, Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology
New Mexico Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Laboratory of Anthropology
New Mexico State University, Museum of Anthropology
San Juan County Museum Association Salmon Ruins Museum and Research Lab
University of New Mexico, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology

New York

American Museum of Natural History
Iroquois Indian Museum
New York State Museum
New York University
State University of New York, Binghamton, Public Archaeology Facility
State University of New York, Brockport
State University of New York, Buffalo

North Carolina

North Carolina Office of State Archaeology
University of North Carolina, Research Laboratories of Archaeology
Wake Forest University, Museum of Anthropology

North Dakota

North Dakota State University
State Historical Society of North Dakota
University of North Dakota


Cincinnati Museum Center
Cleveland Museum of Natural History


Museum of the Great Plains
University of Oklahoma, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History


Oregon State University
South Oregon University
University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, State Museum of Anthropology


Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
State Museum of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Rhode Island

Haffenreffer Museum at Brown University
Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc.
Rhode Island Department of Transportation

South Carolina

University of South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology

South Dakota

South Dakota State Historical Society Archaeological Research Center


University of Memphis, C. H. Nash Museum
University of Tennessee, Anthropology Collections Facility
University of Tennessee, Frank H. McClung Museum


Houston Museum of Natural Science
Southern Methodist University
Texas A&M University, Center for Ecological Archaeology
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Archaeological Research Center
University of Texas at San Antonio, Center for Archaeological Research


College of Eastern Utah, Prehistoric Museum
Edge of the Cedars Museum
Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Brigham Young University
Southern Utah University, Archaeology Repository
University of Utah Museum of Natural History
Utah Fieldhouse of Natural History and State Park
Weber State University


University of Vermont, Consulting Archaeology Program
Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center


Alexandria Archaeology Museum and Storage Facility
Regional Archaeological Curation Facility at Fort Lee, Virginia
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Virginia Museum of Natural History
Washington and Lee University, Archaeology Program
William and Mary University, Center for Archaeological Research


Eastern Washington University, Archaeological and Historical Services
University of Washington, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Wanapum Heritage Center
Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology
Yakima Valley Museum

West Virginia

West Virginia Division of Culture and History


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Archaeological Research Laboratory
Wisconsin Historical Society


Buffalo Bill Historical Center
University of Wyoming
Wyoming State Museum




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