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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


The authors of this report are S. Terry Childs an archeologist with the Archeology Program (formerly the Archeology and Ethnography Program), National Park Service, and Karolyn Kinsey, an archeologist and contractor, also with the Archeology Program, NPS.

This report may be cited as:

Childs, S. Terry and Karolyn Kinsey
2003 Costs of Curating Archeological Collections: A Study of Repository Fees in 2002 and 1997/98 (https://www.nps.gov/archeology/tools/feesstud.htm). Washington, DC: Archeology and Ethnography Program, National Park Service.


Robert Sonderman, Kent Bush, David Lacy, and Ronald C. Wilson provided important advice on the curation fee questionnaire and/or names of potential institutions to contact. Ronald C. Wilson and Veletta Canouts provided valuable comments on an early draft of this report in 1997.

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 institutions that responded to our questionnaire in each state, although not all were used in the final compilation of data. Each repository and institution listed below provided useful information and deserves our great thanks.

Center for Archaeological Research, University of South Alabama, Mobile
University of Alabama Office of Archaeological Research, Moundville

Kodiak Historical Society, Kodiak
Sheldon Museum, Haines
University of Alaska, Anchorage
University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks

Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson
Arizona State University, Tempe
Desert Archeology, Inc., Tucson
Heard Museum, Phoenix
Mesa Southwest Museum, Mesa
Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff

Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville
University of Arkansas Museum, Fayetteville

Adan E. Treganza Anthropology Museum, San Francisco State University, San Francisco
California State University, Bakersfield
California State University Archaeology Laboratory, Chico
Clarke Memorial Museum, Eureka
Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley
San Diego Archaeological Center, Escondido
San Diego State University, San Diego
Sonoma State University Archaeological Collections Facility, Rohnert Park
University of California Archaeological Research Unit, Riverside

Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cortez
Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver
Museum of Western Colorado, Grand Junction
University of Colorado Museum, Boulder
Western State College, Gunnison

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven

Delaware Department of Natural Resources Curation Center, Delaware City
Delaware State Museum, Dover

District of Columbia
George Washington University Archaeology Laboratory
Potomac River Archeology Survey, American University

Florida Division of Historical Resources, Bureau of Archaeological Research, Tallahassee
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville
Florida State Park Service, Crystal River State Archaeological Site, Crystal River

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

Bishop Museum, The State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Honolulu

Idaho Museum of Natural History, Idaho State University, Pocatello
Idaho State Historical Society, Boise
University of Idaho Laboratory of Anthropology, Moscow

Field Museum, Chicago
Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Northern Illinois University Anthropology Museum, DeKalb

Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology, Indiana University, Bloomington
Indiana University-Purdue University Archaeological Survey, Fort Wayne
William Hammond Mathers Museum, Indiana University, Bloomington

Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Sanford Museum and Planetarium, Cherokee
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines

Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka
Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology, Wichita State University, Wichita
Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Fort Hays State University, Hays
University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology, Lawrence

Northern Kentucky University Museum of Anthropology, Highland Heights
University of Louisville Program of Archaeology, Louisville
William S. Webb Museum of Anthropology, University of Kentucky, Lexington

Louisiana Division of Archaeology, Baton Rouge
Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe
R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates Inc., New Orleans

Hudson Museum, University of Maine, Orono
Maine State Museum, Augusta
University of Maine, Farmington Archaeology Research Center, Farmington

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard

Massachusetts Commonwealth Museum, Boston
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Harvard University, Cambridge
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover
University of Massachusetts Museum of Natural History, Amherst

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Michigan Historical Center, Lansing
University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology, Ann Arbor

Minnesota Historical Society, Saint Paul

Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Starkville
Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson
University of Mississippi Center for Archaeological Research, University
University of Southern Mississippi Anthropology Laboratory, Hattiesburg

Missouri Historical Society, Saint Louis
Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield
University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology and Support Center, Columbia

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

Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln
University of Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln

Nevada State Museum, Carson City
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Harry Reid Center, Las Vegas

New Hampshire
Franklin Pierce College, Rindge
New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, Concord
New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord
Sargent Museum, Concord

New Jersey
Louis Berger International, Inc., East Orange
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton

New Mexico
Museum of New Mexico, Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe
New Mexico State University Museum of Anthropology, Las Cruces

New York
American Museum of Natural History, Columbia University (**??), New York City
Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave
New York State Museum, Albany
Public Archaeology Facility Binghamton University (SUNY), Binghamton
Rochester Museum & Science Center, Rochester

North Carolina
North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, Raleigh
Research Laboratories of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology, Winston-Salem

North Dakota
North Dakota State University, Fargo
State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland
Dayton Society of Natural History, Dayton

Oklahoma Archeological Survey, Norman
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, The University of Oklahoma, Norman

University of Oregon Museum of Natural History/State Museum of Anthropology, Eugene
Yamhill Valley Museum of Anthropology, Grand Ronde

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh
State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

Rhode Island
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University, Providence
Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., Pawtucket

South Carolina
South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia

South Dakota
South Dakota State Historical Society Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City
W. H. Over Museum, University of South Dakota, Vermillion

C.H. Nash Museum, University of Memphis, Chucalissa
Frank H. McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
University of Tennessee Anthropological Collections Facility, Knoxville

Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Texas A&M University Center for Ecological Archaeology, College Station
Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, The University of Texas, Austin

College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum, Price
Edge of the Cedars Museum, Blanding
Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Brigham Young University, Provo
Utah Field House of Natural History & State Park, Vernal
Utah Museum of Natural History, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington
University of Vermont Consulting Archaeology Program, Burlington

Alexandria Archaeology Museum-Collections Storage Facility, Alexandria
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg
Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond
Washington and Lee University Archaeology Program, Lexington
William and Mary Center for Archaeological Research, Williamsburg

Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture, University of Washington, Seattle
Eastern Washington University Archaeological and Historical Services, Cheney
Washington State University Museum of Anthropology, Pullman

West Virginia
Moundsville Archaeological Collections Facility, Moundsville
West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Charleston

Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Archaeological Laboratory, Milwaukee
Wisconsin State Historical Society, Madison

Wyoming State Museum, Cheyenne
University of Wyoming Archaeological Repository and Curation Facility, Laramie