Archaeological Repository

Arizona State Museum oversees the nation’s largest and busiest state-operated archaeological repository. The repository curates archaeological collections from state, federal, and private lands under repository service agreements.

Among its responsibilities, the archaeological repository oversees:

  • Issuance of ASM repository agreements.
  • Management, intake, and in-perpetuity curation for artifacts, cataloged objects, digital images, and project materials from monitoring, testing, and data recovery projects on state land in Arizona.

All requests for curation services from the ASM Repository start by using the ASM Request Quote for Services website found at: https://uavpr.arizona.edu/ASM/quoterequest. Please note that in addition to filling out the form on the quote request website, forms and additional backup documentation are required for all services. Links to forms, form instructions, and other guidance documents may be found here

  • Request curation services by also completing and submitting the Request for Repository Services Agreement. Collections must meet the requirements outlined in ASM's Repository Manual. 
  • Repository collections are available for research Monday through Friday by appointment. Complete and submit the Request for Access to Collections form.