The Glenn A. Black Laboratory curates and maintains nearly 12,000 individual collections that amount to several million archaeological specimens. These are primarily from archaeological sites in Indiana, although there are also a number of collections from many other areas of the United States. The collections at the Glenn A Black Laboratory are derived from many sources including sponsored field research, the Indiana University archaeological field school, projects funded by the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology in Indianapolis, as well as curation arrangements made with outside Cultural Resources Managementorganizations,branches of the federal government andprivatedonations. Thecurationofcollections and associate records is the basic treatment of documentary materials to prepare them for long-term storage and analysis by students and scholars.Accession and catalog numbers are assigned to collections ofartifacts and thesebecome the primary tracing and inventory devices for retrievingand using thecollections. The records from archaeological site excavations include field notes,forms, photographic documentation, maps and log books. These are assembled, organized, labeled and stored for long-term care and ready access to researchers. Professional and students are encouraged to contact the Glenn A Black Laboratory if interested in undertaking research on our collections.