Accession Number : ADA288473

Title :   Design and Test of Prototype Curation Facilities at Fort Drum, New York: The Fort Drum Repository Curation Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Rush, Laurie

PDF Url : ADA288473

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : Federal regulations require the U.S. Army to investigate, evaluate, and recover data and material from historic properties that could be affected by Civil Works undertakings. The historic preservation process does not end with the recovery and interpretation of archeological and historical data, but includes long-term curation and management of collections and associated documentation. This study was commissioned by the Fort Drum Directorate of Public Works (DPW) to help its Environmental Division curate the Fort's extensive archeological collection. The study included a literature review, interviews and consultation, visits to other collections, a survey of the Fort Drum collection, and testing of solutions to curation challenges found at Fort Drum. This study provided the Fort's Natural and Cultural Resources Branch with the technical information to transform a World War II (B-74) barracks building into a curation facility and to develop a collections management plan for the archeological collections at Fort Drum to serve as a model for other federal collections.

Descriptors :   *DATA MANAGEMENT, *ARCHEOLOGY, *ARCHIVES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LITERATURE SURVEYS, ARMY FACILITIES, STORAGE, HISTORIC SITES, CULTURAL RESOURCES, PRESERVATION, ARTIFACTS, CATALOGS, COMPUTER FILES.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE