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Series III: Chaco Research Files , 1901-1993 (bulk dates 1962-1986)

Identifier: Series 3

Scope and Content

Contains material on BC Sites (mostly BC 59), Dendrochronology, Gwinn Vivian's involvement with the Bureau of Land Management, Research and Reference materials and correspondence.


  • Other: 1901-1993 (bulk dates 1962-1986)


In the area of historic preservation, Gwinn's work in Chaco Canyon is of particular note, where his fieldwork centered on water control systems and roads, which he believes were critical aspects of Chaco culture growth in the 11th century. In 1981 he was retained as a consultant to the BLM survey team due to his fieldwork on the elaborate Chacoan road and water control systems. Gwinn Vivian has devoted much of his time to writing and since his retirement, has been heavily involved in public outreach, both as a lecturer and popular tour guide of the Chaco Canyon region. In addition to writing numerous chapters in edited books, he is the author of The Chacoan Prehistory of the San Juan Basin and The Chaco Handbook: An Encyclopedia Guide.


From the Collection: 4.7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Organized into 5 subseries:001 - BC Sites002 - Dendrochronology003 - Correspondence004 - Bureau of Land Management005 - Research / Reference Documentation


Repository Details

Part of the NPS Chaco Culture National Historical Park Repository

Chaco Culture NHP & Aztec Ruins NM Museum & Archives Program
Hibben Center Rm 307 - MSC01 1050
450 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87106 USA