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Arizona State Museum

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Arizona State Museum


Title: Arizona State Museum
Date: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed Sundays; federal and state holidays.
Price: Adults 18 years + $5.00 Children free
Address: 1013 E University Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85721
From Interstate-10, take Speedway Blvd. east to Euclid Ave., turn south (right) on
Euclid and proceed to the parking structures
Highlights: The Arizona State Museum, founded in 1893, was originally a repository for the
collection and protection of archaeological resources. Today, however, ASM stores artifacts,
exhibits them and provides education and research opportunities.
Description: Arizona State Museum…is the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the
Southwest, established in 1893 by the Arizona Territorial Legislature.
is the state's official permitting agency for archaeological and paleontological projects across the
-is the state’s official archaeological repository and is the largest/busiest non-federal intake
facility in the country.
-administers the Arizona Antiquities Act; assists state and federal agencies in enforcing related
legislationOpens in a new window and repatriation.
-is the University of Arizona’s anthropology museum and is one of the oldest research units on
the campus.
-hosts researchers from around the world who use the collections to expand the frontiers of
knowledge in archaeology, ethnology, and ethnohistory.
-accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
-is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
The ASM Library is a non-circulating research facility specializing in the archaeology
and anthropology of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Because the library's
collection development policy supports the mission of the museum, the collections are particularly
rich in resources on southwestern indigenous cultures. Students and the public are welcomed.
The Library's holdings are web-accessible through its online catalog.
The ASM Archives collects manuscripts and archival materials, including maps and sound
recordings related to the archaeology and ethnology of the southwestern United States and
northwestern Mexico. This includes original research data and manuscripts produced by museum
staff, the faculty of the University of Arizona’s School of Anthropology, and others involved in
southwestern anthropology. The Arizona State Museum Archives currently cares for more than
1,500 linear feet of paper documents, more than 6,000 maps, and more than 1000 original
sound recordings.

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