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Collection of Manuscripts from the Archaeological Archives of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Introduction
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Manuscripts from the Archaeological Archives of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology
    Creator: Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology
    Repository: The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology.
    Berkeley, California 94720-3712
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Funding

    Partial funding for the digitization of the manuscripts was provided by a grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). In 1997 the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley received an Information Management grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training entitled, "Digitization of Primary Documents Pertaining to the Archaeological Collections from California and Nevada in the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology." The purpose of this grant was both preservation of fragile archival documents and sustained research access to these documents.
    NCPTT promotes and enhances the preservation of prehistoric and historic resources in the United States for present and future generations through the advancement and dissemination of preservation. NCPTT's Preservation, Technology and Training Grants program develops partners in non-profit organizations, universities and government agencies throughout the United States to complete critical preservation work and lends significant support to developments in the conservation and preservation field.

    Restrictions

    Original manuscripts are restricted and may not be viewed unless permission is granted by the museum's Director. Digital copies are available for viewing by appointment through the museum's Registrar. While the manuscripts contain material from the early part of the twentieth century to the present, they have only been in the museum's possession since 1990. Those manuscripts flagged with a single asterisk (*) are missing from the collection. We would be grateful to hear from anyone who can provide us with information about missing manuscripts. Please direct any information to the museum's Registrar. Materials designated as published or otherwise duplicated are flagged with double asterisks (**), and are not available through the Archaeological Archive. Researchers consulting manuscripts in the Archaeological Archives must adhere to restrictions cited in the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Protection Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Archaeological Resource Protection Act.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in this collection are subject to copyright and may not be published or reproduced without permission. All requests for permission to quote must be submitted in writing to the museum's Director. If granted, permission for publication will be given on behalf of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology as the owner of the physical items. The researcher is still responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions of the copyright holder(s).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Manuscripts from the Archaeological Archives of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley.

    Introduction

    The Archaeological Archives contain documentary materials from 1900 to the present for many sites and regions in California and other areas of western North America. Many of the documents resulted from projects carried out between 1948 and 1971 by the University of California Archaeological Survey (later the Archaeological Research Facility) organized and directed by Professor Robert Heizer.

    Scope and Content

    The Archaeological Archives include documentation from each of the 58 counties in California, and from 16 counties in Nevada. Manuscripts consist of field survey and excavation records comprising typed or handwritten notes, photographs, sketch maps, drawings, permits, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from 1900 to the present. These are informal or unpublished University of California Archaeological Survey (UCAS) reports, Contributions of the Archaeological Research Facility, or other publications of the University of California, although many of these site reports and manuscripts formed the core for published documents through the university and elsewhere.