A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
The Department of the Interior museum collections, a subset of the larger personal property category, are managed and preserved under policy set in the Departmental Manual Part 411. The DOI Museum Property Directives are associated policy and procedure for all bureaus and offices of the Department. Other guidance is also provided.
Departmental Manual Part 411
Departmental Manual Part 411, "Identifying and Managing Museum Property," sets the policy for the management and preservation of museum property at the Department of the Interior. 411 DM was revised in September 2012.
DOI Museum Property Directives
The DOI Museum Property Directivesare policy and procedure documents that pertain to specific aspects of the management, preservation, and documentation of DOI museum collections. These documents are in various stages of preparation. Those that are approved by the Director, Office of Acquisition and Property Management, are available for download.
DOI Museum Property Handbooks
The DOI Museum Property Handbookswere written in the 1990s to provide guidance on meeting the policy set forth in Departmental Manual Part 411. They are fully available here until superseded by the DOI Museum Property Directives.
DOI Museum Property Guidance
DOI Museum Property Guidanceare documents that may be used by DOI curators, museum property management staff, and many others to assist with managing, preserving, and documenting DOI museum collections.