Under Executive Order 11593 signed May 13, 1971, the Secretary of the Interior was given the responsibility for developing and disseminating "to Federal agencies and State and local governments information concerning professional methods and techniques for preserving, improving, restoring and maintaining historic properties." To meet the Secretary's responsibilities, the Technical Preservation Services Division, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, is preparing a series of publications on the technical aspects of historic preservation for use by administrators, architects, and others at the Federal, State, and local levels involved with the preservation and maintenance of cultural resources.
This preliminary report "Gaslighting in America: A Guide for Historic Preservation" was prepared under contract by Denys Peter Myers, Architectural Historian, Alexandria, Virginia. Three staff members made substantial contributions toward the publication of this report as part of the Preservation Handbook series: Carole L. Perrault, Architectural Historian, and Elizabeth Temkin, Summer Intern, who assisted in creating the initial subject outline and compiling the illustrations; and Sarah M. Sweetser, Architectural Historian, who edited and worked with the author to develop the manuscript into its present published form. The final draft was edited by Betty J. Berry, Writer/Editor, National Register Division.
Comments and suggestions regarding additions or changes prior to final publication are encouraged and should be sent to Lee H. Nelson, A.I.A., Preservation Handbook Editor, Technical Preservation Services Division, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.
W. Brown Morton III
Last Updated: 30-Nov-2007