National Park Service Clearinghouse Classifieds

The National Park Service posts notices of proposed deaccessions and museum items available for deaccession at this site. Notices are posted for 45 days.

The museum items posted at this site may be deaccessioned outside the Federal government only by exchange or conveyance (donation). The NPS does not deaccession museum items by sale.

The NPS may only convey museum items to institutions that are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of natural or cultural heritage and qualified to manage museum collections. Private institutions must be exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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1935 Ford panel truck, altered to prison van appearance.

Yosemite National Park – Objects Available

The following vehicle is outside the Scope of Collection. The vehicle (YOSE 250022) was transferred to the park from Golden Gate National Recreation area in 1981. It was donated to the National Park Service by the original owner. The vehicle is a 1935 Ford panel truck, altered to prison van appearance. The truck was used in a production of "The Rock and Clarence Carnes." Following research of the item it was determined that it was outside of the Scope of Collection Statement because of its known association with Alcatraz and no known association with Yosemite.

Please contact the park for further information:
Laura Bender
Museum Registrar
Yosemite National Park
PO Box 577
Yosemite NP, CA 95389

Published on March 15, 2023

Dark stained desk
Light wood, dark stain. Four 42 cm turned legs support kneehole desk. Small drawer on either side of kneehole and single drawer along length above kneehole. Rectangular brass mount bail handle with keyhole on front of each drawer. Flat, over-hanging top, felt writing pad in recessed area.

FODA 5183

Fort Davis National Historic Site – Objects Available

The following objects are outside the Scope of Collection Statement for the park and are available for transfer to another park and federal agencies, or conveyance to non-federal institutions. The objects have been reviewed by the park CAC.

Please contact park for further information:

Jennifer Stafford
Museum Specialist
Fort Davis National Historic Site
101 Lt. Flipper Dr Fort Davis, TX 79734

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Published on March 7, 2023

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield – Notice of Intent to Convey

A bench clamp (WICR 347) has been determined to be outside the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield’s scope of collection. The bench clamp has been dated to the 19th century and is made of wood. The object is in good condition. “Bench Screw Used 1828 by Martin Ingram” is painted on the surface. The bench clamp measures 58.4 cm long, 44.4 cm wide, and 10.1 cm high.

The park intends to convey the bench clamp to the History Museum on the Square in Springfield, Missouri.

Please contact the park for further information:

Jeffrey Patrick
Museum Curator
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
5242 S State Hwy ZZ
Republic, MO 65738

Posted on February 28, 2023
Bench Clamp

Last updated: March 15, 2023