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National Register of Historic Places Program: Books and Videos

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

 

[Photo] African American Historic Places, a National Register book

[Photo] American Legacy, one of the National Register videos

Books

Bulletins and Brochures / NR Forms / Policy clarification and Guidance / Books and Videos

National Landmarks, America's Treasures: The National Park Foundation's Complete Guide to National Historic Landmarks is the ultimate catalog of the nation's treasures. Covering all 50 states, it provides locations, descriptions, and some photographs for more than 2,200 nationally significant historic places. Ordering information can be obtained from the National Park Foundation or by calling the Preservation Press, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1-800-225-5945 (Reference ISBN# 0-471-19764-5).

Building the National Parks: Historic Landscape Design and Construction is a comprehensive history of the policy, principles, and practices of landscape design through which the natural parks of the National Park System became accessible to ever-increasing numbers of visitors. Available from Johns Hopkins University Press, 1-800-537-5487 (Reference ISBN # 0-801805582-9 for hardbound and ISBN# 0-89133-253-7 for paperback)

Presenting Nature: The Historic Landscape Design of the National Park Service 1916 to 1942 is a study of naturalistic landscape design in the national parks, reveals how the National Park Service met the dual challenge of developing parks for visitor appreciation and enjoyment while ensuring the preservation of scenic resources. Available online or from Superintendant of Documents, Government Printing Office, 202-512-1800, fax 202-512-2250, PO Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954

• African American Historic Places describes more than 800 National Register properties in 42 States and 2 U.S. Territories that have played a role in African American history. Also included are 8 essays on the African American experience. Available from the Preservation Press, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1-800-225-5945 (Reference ISBN# 978-0471-143-451)

    Videos

    American Legacy: The Work of the National Register of Historic Places : please e-mail us for copies of this video. It was produced around 1994.


[graphic] Multiple Property Approach video

The Multiple Property Approach

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[graphic] Traditional Cultural Properties video

Through the Generations: Identifying and Protecting Traditional Cultural Places

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