Grant Projects and Deputy Custodians
The Division of Archaeology is also responsible for monitoring the condition of collections generated by grants projects not conducted on state lands but administered by the Division. These collections may be housed at state-approved curatorial facilities. A facility that meets the criteria defined in L.A.C. 25:I is or can be formally designated by the Division as a Deputy Custodian.
In the event a collection will be curated by a Deputy Custodian, the depositor must submit a letter of agreement from the Deputy Custodian to the Division indicating the facility's willingness to assume full responsibility for curating the collection. This letter of agreement must accompany the proposal submitted to the Division in application for federal/state grant monies. The depositor must follow the cataloging and other guidelines provided by the facility with which they are depositing a collection. Once the collection has been transferred to the Deputy Custodian, a letter of receipt must be submitted from the curation facility to the Division listing the catalog numbers of the artifacts received. The Division must receive this letter before final payment will be issued to the grant recipient.
Although a collection derived from a grants project may be curated by a Deputy Custodian, the grant recipient must still submit the following associated records to the Division, after which final payment will be issued. These records consist of: