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Daniel F. McCarthy Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Physical and Intellectual Arrangement
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Daniel F. McCarthy Collection
    Dates: 1970-1990
    Accession number: 2007.074
    Creator: McCarthy, Daniel F.
    Collection Size: 15 linear feet Online items
    Repository: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
    Palm Springs, California 92262
    Abstract: Photographic media and associated site data recording Native American rock art sites throughout southern California and the western United States. Photographed and recorded during the years 1970-1991 by Daniel F. McCarthy.
    Physical location: Stored off site. Advance notice required for access.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Available digitized images from this collection.


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Ownership of the physical collection and copyright belongs to the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Additional rights may be claimed by Indigenous groups associated with rock art sites.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Daniel F. McCarthy Collection, 2007.074, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum.

    Acquisition Information


    Physical and Intellectual Arrangement

    Physical arrangement of the color slides portion is by box, sub-box, and section. Catalog numbers reflect physical arrangement by forming composite catalog numbers (for example A1-001-1-1) showing original housing location / sub-section (A1), current housing location (001), sub-box location (1) and item number (1). Up to ten fields of descriptive metadata are embedded within each image; these fields are trinomial site designation (state/county/site number), location description, date, type, rock # (1-2), panel #(1-3), and note. Images are accessible by searching for trinomials (for example CA-RIV-117), state-county abbreviations (CA-RIV), state abbreviations (CA), unabbreviated county names ("Riverside County"), or unabbreviated state names ("California").

    Biography / Administrative History

    The photographic media and associated site data in this collection was recorded between the years 1970-1991 by Daniel F. McCarthy. Daniel F. McCarthy, currently archaeologist and Tribal Relations Program Manager for the San Bernardino National Forest, is known as an expert in Native American plant uses, prehistoric aboriginal trails, and rock art. He is a founding member and past Vice President of the American Rock Art Research Association (ARARA).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A collection of photographic media and site data recording Native American rock art sites throughout southern California and the western United States. Media includes color slides and black and white negatives. Created and recorded between the years 1970-1991.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.
    McCarthy, Daniel F.
    United States
    Native American
    Rock Art