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How can I find field record materials (original field notes and related material made by USGS geologists) and mapping notes?

The USGS Field Records Library in Denver, Colorado, has an extensive collection of materials. Many of the field records are online at http://www.cr.usgs.gov/. You may contact them at:


USGS Field Records Library
Box 25046, MS 914
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0046
Telephone: 303-236-1000
FAX: 303-236-0015
TDD: 303-236-0998
E-mail: den_lib@usgs.gov

To find field record materials related to Alaska, contact:


Jill Schneider
USGS Mineral Resources Surveys
Alaska Section
4200 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508-4667
Telephone: 907-786-7457 (Office) and 907-786-7007 (Library)
FAX: 907-786-7401
E-mail: jschnidr@usgs.gov


Two other sources of field records are:



1. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland, which keeps field record materials in their Archives II facility. Refer to the Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States (Washington, D.C.: NARA, 1995).



Inventory of the Records of the United States Geological Survey, Record Group 57, in the National Archives, part of USGS Circular 1179 (2000, CD-ROM): Records and History of the United States Geological Survey, contains information on USGS and related records accessioned
by NARA through 1997 and held at NARA-II. Appendices in this inventory list field records held at NARA-II and by
the USGS Field Records Library at Denver.


National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
 
Telephone: 301-713-6800 (General Reference Information)
Telephone: 1-866-272-6272 (Toll Free)
E-mail: inquire@nara.gov
URL: http://www.archives.gov/index.html


2. Smithsonian Institution Archives includes papers of individuals with close ties to both the USGS and the
Smithsonian. Other materials related with the activities of the Smithsonian Institution and the USGS are available
there as well. Refer to the Guide to the Smithsonian Archives (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996)
or contact them at the following address:


The Smithsonian Institution Archives
Arts and Industries Building, Room 2135
900 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20560
 
Telephone: 202-357-1420
E-mail: mailto:osiaref@si.edu


 The notes made by USGS map surveyors are available in two locations. For
topographic mapping notes pertaining to areas of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and states west,
including Alaska, contact:


Rocky Mountain Mapping Center
USGS National Mapping Division
Box 25046, MS 506, Federal Center
Denver, CO 80225-0046
 
Telephone: 303-202-4394

For topographic mapping notes pertaining to other geographic areas in the United States, contact:
Mid-Continent Mapping Center
USGS National Mapping Division
MS 309
1400 Independence Road
Rolla, MO 65401
 
Telephone: 573-308-3663

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