Archaeological Repository

Mandated Programs Holiday Season Scheduling Information

  • Mandated Program Offices will be closed 12/21/2020 through 1/1/2021.
  • Expedited ASM services are generally unavailable between 12/7/2020 and 1/1/2021. Expedited service availability starts again on 1/4/2020.
  • Please see the Arizona Antiquities Act (AAA) Permits Office webpage for information regarding holiday scheduling for AAA Permits and Cultural Resources Summary Letters for Non-archaeologists during this period.
  • With the exception of Records Research for Archaeologists, Document Requests, and Permits, any ASM services for which the intent is to receive key deliverables by 12/18/2020 must be requested through the ASM Request Quote for Services Website no later than close of business day (4 pm) on 12/4/2020. See the Archaeological Records Office webpage for information regarding delivery of Records Research for Archaeologists and Document Requests during this period.
  • Quotes must be approved, invoices paid, and key forms received before 12/4/2020 to ensure processing happens before 12/18/2020. • Routine service schedules resume on 1/4/2021.

Please also note:

  • Continue to report disturbances of human remains or intent to disturb human remains to the Repatriation Office by email ( or by phone at 520-626-0320. For all other non-urgent questions or guidance about state repatriation, please contact Cristin Lucas by email ( or by phone 520-626-2950.
  • Continue to report archaeological and paleontological discoveries to Shannon Twilling by email ( or by phone at 520-621-4795.

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: 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.


Kathryn MacFarland, Ph.D., RPA
Manager, Archaeological Repository

Arizona State Museum / University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210026
Tucson, AZ  85721-0026