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Studies in Archeology and Ethnography 1 Costs of Curating Archeological Collections: A Study of Repository Fees in 2002 and 1997/98

Archeological Curation Fees Table Long Description

Figure 1 is a table designed to show the results of the informal Repository Fees study last compiled in the fall of 2002 from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. The table also provides comparative information from the repository fee study conducted in 1997/98. The table is composed of seven columns, each with a descriptive heading, and approximately 110 rows that correspond to the individual repositories that responded. From left to right the column headers are Repository Location, 1997/98 Artifact Fee/Structure, 2002 Artifact Fee, 2002 Fee Structure, 1997/98 Associated Documents, 2002 Document Fee/Structure, and Fee Instituted. The Repository Location column is an alphabetical listing of all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Within each state are rows for repositories that responded to the survey. The repositories are not identified to provide anonymity, but the full list of respondents is provided on the Credits & Acknowledgements page. The 1997/98 Artifact Fee/Structure column provides the fee and fee type collected for each repository in 1997/98 (usually per box or cubic foot). The 2002 Artifact Fee column provides the fee(s) charged by a repository and the 2002 Fee Structure column provides the corresponding fee type, such as one-time (in perpetuity or a set number of years) or annual. The 1997/98 Associated Documents column provides the fee and fee type for associated documents in 1997/98. It indicates if no fees were charged or if data was not collected and is therefore unknown. The 2002 Document Fee/Structure column provides the fees and fee types charged for associated documents in 2002. Finally, the Fees Instituted column shows what year the repository began charging fees or, in several instances, N/A is used to since no fee is charged. The table is significant in showing a range of repository curation fees across the United States. For a more detailed discussion of the table refer back to the text.

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