Staff Use of Collections

  1. The collections of the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) contain material recovered from archaeological projects located in the state of Illinois. These projects were conducted with the oversight of Charles J. Bareis, the Illinois Archaeological Survey (IAS), the Resource Investigation Program (RIP), the Historic Sites Survey (HSS), and ISAS. 

  2. The collections are securely housed in two buildings on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  3. ISAS staff may access the collections via the Curator Monday through Friday during the hours of 8:30 am–3:30 pm. If the curator is unavailable, requests may be made to the Collections Specialist or the Lab Director.

  4. If needed, collections may be removed to a staff person's work area. They will be checked out under that person's responsibility until they are returned to their long-term storage location. 

  5. Care should be taken when handling artifacts. Do not handle artifacts with wet or dirty hands.

  6. If an artifact or document becomes broken or damaged, please notify the curator immediately.

  7. Please return the collection to the curator when use is completed. Please maintain the collection in the same form received, i.e., same box, tray, etc. Any alterations to the collection will need to be agreed upon beforehand with the curator and may entail additional work upon the part of the staff person using the collection. It is important to ensure that these important collections are maintained and preserved. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

revised 02/10