collections

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Caroline (Carrie) Parris, M.A., Ph.D.

Title/Position
Research Collections Director
As Research Collections Director, Carrie Parris manages the collections held at the OSA, including those in the State Archaeological Repository of Iowa and various collections of comparative materials. Carrie also oversees the daily operations in the OSA lab such as artifact analysis, preparing collections for curation, and soil sample flotation. 

Contact her regarding artifact curation and donation, loans of artifacts and other materials for research or display, research inquiries, and volunteering or interning opportunities.
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Seraphina Carey

Title/Position
Senior Collections Assistant
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Teresa Rucker

Title/Position
Archivist
Administrative Services
As OSA's archivist, Teresa Rucker maintains the iArc archival research database; processes print and digital archaeological reports, publications, and photographs; creates accessible electronic research records; and assists students, consultants, and other researchers with research and report questions. She also assists the office with general administration services.