Texas Archeological Research Laboratory

Curation Packet

Curation Packet

Below is the information needed to curate materials at TARL. The necessary forms can be downloaded as PDF documents.  If desired, TARL staff can send any requestor a set of Word forms.  All forms and documents submitted to TARL for curation must be on acid-free paper.

TARL Collections Management Policy (download PDF file)

Clarification of Held-in-Trust Status and Paperwork (download PDF file)


Written Curation Policies and Procedures

Curation Forms to be Used

Ownership Documentation

  • Letter of Transfer/Ownership (Form 6) (download PDF file)
    Transfer form for a Private Sponsor and the Submitting Archeologist.
  • Governmental Agency Curation Agreement (Form 7) (download PDF file)
    Transfer form for a Public Agency and the Submitting Archeologist.
  • Deed of Gift (Form 8) (download PDF file)
    This form is to be signed by private landowners affected by CRM projects and is to be submitted to TARL along with the appropriate Letter of Transfer cited above. The Deed of Gift is also used in non-CRM situations to document the formal transfer of materials to TARL. This would be the form for an individual or an institution, agency, or company to use if a tax credit for a donation to a non-profit entity (The University of Texas at Austin) was desired.

Marybeth Tomka, Head of Collections | marybeth.tomka@austin.utexas.edu | 512/475-6853

Rosario Casarez, Registrar | rcasarez@mail.utexas.edu | 512/232-1806