Registry of Anthropological Data Wiki

  • Name of Archive: Arizona State Museum
  • Description of Archive: "Arizona State Museum…
    • holds a comprehensive collection of American Indian basketry, totalling 25,000+ woven pieces of rare and outstanding baskets, sandals, cradle boards, mats, cordage, and preserved fibers representing every indigenous basket-making culture in North America.
    • holds the world’s largest whole-vessel collection of Southwest Indian pottery (20,000+ specimens).
    • houses more than 175,000 catalogued archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, 350,000 photographic negatives and original prints, and 70,000 volumes including many rare and hard-to-find titles.
    • curates the artifacts used by pioneering archaeologists to define the Mogollon and Hohokam cultures, as well as the Salado phenomenon.
    • holds one of the nation’s top Navajo textile collections that includes some of the earliest and most rare examples of this type of weaving, including one of the largest Navajo rugs ever woven.
    • holds one of the largest collections of Casas Grandes pottery in any museum outside of Mexico.
    • holds one of the largest collections of Seri material in the U.S.
    • has more than 500 outstanding examples of Mexican folk masks from the renowned Cordry Collection.
    • holds the archives, papers and original field notes and drawings of SW anthropology giants such as Emil Haury, Grenville Goodwin, Edward Spicer, Clara Lee Tanner, and others.
    • has more than 3,500 comparative vertebrate skeletons in the Stanley J. Olsen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology." [Excerpt from the website's "About ASM" page]
  • Data and Document Types: artifacts, artwork, fieldnotes, manuscripts, papers, periodicals, site data
  • Location of Archive: University of Arizona
  • Notes: Also includes the ASM Library which also heavily focuses on the Southwest indigenous cultures.