Compilation of detailed historical data on known cultural resources in a project area.
Archival research involves an examination of records on file at the various state agency offices, including the State Historic Preservation Offices, Archives and History, Offices of State Archaeology, and others. Historic data is reviewed at a wide variety of repositories, such as libraries, museums, and local historical societies. Sources reviewed include historic accounts, maps, census data, and deeds of title. This information allows us to put a project area into a temporal and cultural context.