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, National Park 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, "Wallpapers in Historic Preservation," was written by Catherine Lynn Frangiamore, Curator of The Atlanta Historical Society, Georgia, formerly Assistant Curator of the Decorative Arts Department at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, New York.
Two staff members made substantial contributions toward the publication of this report as part of the Preservation Handbook series: Carole L. Perrault, Architectural Historian, who assisted in developing the initial subject outline and editing of the first draft; and Sarah M. Sweetser, Architectural Technician, who worked with Mrs. Frangiamore in the development of the manuscript into its published form. The final manuscript was copy 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, Preservation Handbook Editor, Technical Preservation Services Division, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.
W. BROWN MORTON III
Last Updated: 26-Apr-2007