Collections recovered from professional archaeological fieldwork on state and private land are curated at the museum under the provisions of archaeological permits issued by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office. Collections from federal lands are held under cooperative agreements with numerous land-managing agencies.

Submitted collections must be prepared according to the museum's Curation Guidelines. This includes labeling all materials with an accession number assigned in advance by the museum. Collections must be accompanied by a completed Transmittal Form, and are assessed a standard one-time accessions fee if no additional processing is required.

For more information contact Pamela Endzweig, Director of Anthropological Collections, at 541-346-5120 or