PDF of: Guidelines for Local Surveys: A Basis for Preservation Planning bulletin (28 MB)
H. Ward Jandl
Carol D. Shull
1985, by Patricia L. Parker
Photo credit: view of
Tacoma, Washington, published by J.J. Stoner, Madison, Wisconsin, 1884. (Library
of Congress, Map Division, Washington, DC)
to use this publication ?
What is a survey?
What is a historic resource?
Why undertake a historic resource survey?
What should you know about the National
Register before undertaking a survey?
Who is the State Historic Preservation
What assistance can the SHPO provide?
What is a certified
local government preservation program and how can survey contribute to certifications?
What is the value of a historic resource survey and inventory?
sponsor a survey?
I: Planning the Survey
kinds of resources should the survey seek?
What kinds of information should
What different kinds of surveys are commonly used?
an area should be included in a survey?
How long should a survey take?
of Survey Planning
How is the purpose of the survey established?
What are historic contexts?
How are survey goals and priorities established?
How should the storage and use of survey data be considered during survey planning?
How can a community involve the public in planning a survey?
What form should
a survey design take?
Mobilizing Resources for the Survey
qualifications should those supervising a survey have?
Where can qualified
professionals be located?
How is a professional consultant selected?
What fees do historic resources consultants charge?
How do non-professionals
fit into a survey?
What kind of training will ensure a consistent and high-quality
How much should a survey cost?
Where can funding for surveys be
II: Conducting the Survey
should archival research be organized?
What sources of information should
Where may primary and secondary information be found?
How is a reconnaissance of above-ground properties
How is a reconnaissance of archeological sites carried out?
How is an intensive survey of above-ground properties carried out?
an intensive survey of archeological sites carried out?
How can oral history
or ethnography contribute to the survey?
What kinds of data will be needed
to evaluate historic resources?
What additional planning information may be
gathered in the survey process?
Forms, maps, photographs: How should survey
data be recorded?
What equipment will be needed for survey work?
III: Review and Organization of Survey Data
are survey data reviewed during fieldwork?
How and why are resources evaluated?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using numerical and categorical evaluation
What kinds of due process considerations may be required in evaluating
What kind of documentation should be included in the inventory
How can information be stored to permit efficient retrieval at a later
Use of Survey Data in Planning
What are the major
components of preservation planning?
How are survey data used in ongoing identifications?
How are survey data used in making evaluation decisions?
How can survey data
contribute to strategies for the preservation and enhancement of historic resources?
How can survey data be used in community development planning?
What should be published once a
survey is completed?
What are some considerations in production and distribution
of survey publication?
What are some alternatives to traditional publication?
I: Archeological Surveys
II: Federal Legislation Affecting Historic Preservation
III: Legal and Financial Tools Used to Preserve and Enhance Historic Resources
Appendix IV: Bibliography
Appendix V: Contacts