U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
RECOMMENDED READING AND SOURCES
Books and Articles
Alanen, Arnold R. "Grounded in Reality: The Importance of Vernacular Landscapes." Courier 34 (August 1989): 10-13.
-----., and William H. Tishler. "Finnish Farmstead Organization in Old and New World Settings." Journal of Cultural Geography 1 (Fall/Winter 1980): 66-81.
Allen, Barbara. Homesteading in the High Desert. Salt Lake City: University or Utah Press, 1987.
Appleton, Jay. The Experience of Landscape. New York: John Wiley, 1975.
Austin, Richard, and Suzanne Turner, Robert Z. Melnick, and Thomas J. Kane, eds. Yearbook of Landscape Architecture: Historic Preservation. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1983.
Bidwell, Percy W. and John 1. Falconer. History of Agriculture in the Northern United States, 1620-1860. Clifton, NJ: A.M. Kelley, 1973.
Brockway, Lucinda. "Nominating New Hampshire Rural Districts to the National Register: A Professional Handbook." Concord, NH: State of New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, 1987.
Carter, Thomas, and Carl Fleischhauer. The Grouse Creek Cultural Survey: Integrating Folklife and Historic Preservation Field Research. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1988.
Cochrane, Willard W. The Development of American Agriculture: A Historical Analysis. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1979.
Cronon, William. Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England. New York: Hill and Wang, 1984.
Cutler, Phoebe. The Public Landscape Of the New Deal. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1985.
Danhof, Clarence H. Change in Agriculture: The Northern United States, 1820-1870. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1969.
Daniel, Pete. Breaking the Land: The Transformation of Cotton, Tobacco, and Rice Cultures since 1880. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.
Ebeling, Walter. The Fruited Plain: The Story of American Agriculture. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California, 1979.
Edwards, David A., and E. Randolph Turner. "Burke's Garden: Discovering Our Rural Heritage." Notes on Virginia 28 (Spring 1986): 15-19.
Eiseley, Jane, and William H. Tishler. "The Honey Creek Swiss Settlement in Sack County: An Expression of Cultural Norms in Rural Wisconsin." Wisconsin Magazine of History 73 (Autumn 1989): 3-20.
Firth, Ian. Biotic Cultural Resources: Management Considerations for Historic Districts in the National Park System, Southeast Region. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1985.
Fly, Everett L., and La Barbara Wigfall Fly. "Ethnic Landscapes Come to Light." Landscape Architecture 77 (July/August 1987): 34-39.
Gates, Paul. The Farmer's Age: Agriculture, 1815-1860. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1960.
-----. Landlords and Tenants on the Prairie Frontier: Studies in American Land Policy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1973.
Hagood, Margaret Jarman. Mothers of the South: Portraiture of the White Tenant Farm Woman. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1939.
Hart, John Fraser. The Look of the Land. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1983.
Jackson, John Brinckerhoff. Discovering the Vernacular Landscape. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1984.
Johnson, Hildegard Binder. Order upon the Land: The U.S. Rectangular Land Survey and the Upper Mississippi Country. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976.
Leighly, John B., ed. Land and Life: A Selection of Writings of Carl Ortwin Sauer. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963.
Lowenthal, David. "The American Scene." Geographical Review 58 (1968): 61-88.
-----. "Finding Valued Landscapes." Progress in Human Geography 2 (1978): 374-418.
Lynch, Kevin. Managing the Sense of a Region. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1976.
Mather, Eugene C. and John Fraser Hart. "Fences and Farms." Geographical Review (April 1954): 201-223.
McHarg, Ian L. Design with Nature. Garden City, NY: Natural History Press, Doubleday & Company, 1969.
Meinig, D. W., ed. The Interpretation of Ordinary Landscapes: Geographical Essays. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.
Melnick, Robert Z. "Capturing the Cultural Landscape." Landscape Architecture 71 (January 1981): 56-60.
-----. Cultural and Historic Landscapes: A Selected Bibliography. Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, 1980.
-----. "Landscape Thinking." CRM 8, no. 1 (1985): 1-2.
-----. "Preserving Cultural and Historic Landscapes: Developing Standards." CRM 3, no. 1 (1980): 1-7.
-----. "Protecting Rural Cultural Landscapes: Finding Value in the Countryside." Landscape Journal 2, no. 2 (1983).
-----. "Rural Surveys: Tools and Techniques." The Public Historian 9 (Winter 1987).
-----, and J. Timothy Keller. "Containing Tourism in Historic Hawaii." Landscape Architecture 77 (July/August 1987): 46-51.
-----., with Daniel Sponn and Emma Jane Saxe. Cultural Landscapes: Rural Historic Districts in the National Park System. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1984.
Miller, Hugh C. "Rural Landscapes." CRM 10, no. 6 (1987).
National Trust for Historic Preservation. Rural Conservation. Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1984. Information Sheet Number 19.
-----. The Development of Rural Conservation Programs: A Case Study of Loudon County, Virginia. Washington, DC: The Preservation Press. Information Sheet Number 29.
Petulla, Joseph M. American Environmental History: The Exploitation and Conservation of Natural Resources. San Francisco: Boyd and Fraser Publishing Company, 1977.
Potteiger, Matthew. "Preserving the Experience of Landscape: The Pinelands Folklife Project." Landscape Architecture 77 (July/August 1987): 40-45.
Preservation League of New York State. Farmsteads and Market Towns: A Handbook for Preserving the Cultural Landscape. Albany, NY: Preservation League of New York State, 1982.
Robbins, Roy M. Our Landed Heritage: The Public Domain, 1776-1970. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1976.
Rohrbough, Malcolm J. The Trans-Appalachian Frontier: People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
Sauer, Carl O. "The Morphology of Landscape." University of California Publications in Geography 2, no. 2 (1925): 19-53.
Schlebecker, John T. Whereby We Thrive: A History of American Farming, 1607-1972. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1975.
Shannon, Fred A. The Farmer's Last Frontier: Agriculture, 1860-1897. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1961.
Stegner, Wallace Earle. Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1954.
Stein, Pat H. "Homesteading in Arizona, 1862-1940: A Guide to Studying, Evaluating, and Preserving Historic Homesteads (draft)." Phoenix, AZ: Arizona State Parks, November 1989.
Stilgoe, John R. Common Landscape of America, 1580 to 1845. New Haven, CT: Yale University, 1982.
Stipe, Robert E., ed. New Directions in Rural Preservation. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1980.
Stokes, Samuel N., A. Elizabeth Watson, Genevieve P. Keller, and J. Timothy Keller. Saving America's Countryside--A Guide to Rural Conservation. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.
Stovall, Allen D. The Sautee and Nacoochee Valleys: A Preservation Study. Sautee-Nacoochee, GA: Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association, 1982.
Trewartha, Glenn T. "Some Regional Characteristics of American Farmsteads." Annals of the Association of American Geographers 38 (1948): 169-225.
Turner, Suzanne. "Time Goes On--Of Sugar Cane, Soybeans, and Standard Oil." Courier 34 (August 1989): 6-10.
Upton, Dell. America's Architectural Roots: Ethnic Groups That Built America. Washington, DC: Preservation Press, 1986.
-----, and John Vlach, eds. Common Places: Readings in American Vernacular Architecture. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1980.
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Building and Landscape Inventory: Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. Seattle, WA: Pacific Northwest Region, 1983. ----- . Cultural Landscape Inventory: Buckner Homestead. Seattle, WA: Pacific Northwest National Parks and Forests Association, 1985.
Waldbauer, Richard C. "Material Culture and Agricultural History." Historic New Hampshire 40 (Spring/Summer 1985): 61-71.
Ward, David, ed. Geographic Perspectives on America's Past: Readings on the Historical Geography of the United States. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.
Webb, Melody. "Cultural Landscapes in the National Park Service." The Public Historian 9 (Spring 1987): 77-89.
White, Richard. Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County, Washington. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980.
Worster, Donald. Rivers of Empire: Water, Aridity, and the Growth of the American West. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985.
Yaro, Robert D., Randall G. Arendt, Harry L. Dodson, and Elizabeth A. Brabec. Change in the Connecticut River Valley: A Design Manual for Conservation and Development. Amherst: Center for Rural Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts, January 1988.
Zelinsky, Wilbur. The Cultural Geography of the United States. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1973.
Zube, E. H., and M. Zube, eds. Changing Rural Landscapes. Amherst:
University of Massachusetts Press, 1977.
Sources of Census Data
U.S. Census data are on microfilm. Copies may be viewed in local libraries and historical societies, college and university libraries, and the National Archives in Washington, DC, and its regional branches. Microfilm copies and the following catalogs may be purchased from the National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives, Washington, DC 20408.
Federal Population Censuses, 1790-1890: A Catalog of Microfilm Copies of the Schedules. 1978.
1900 Federal Population Census: A Catalog of Microfilm Copies of the Schedules. 1979.
1910 Federal Population Census: A Catalog of Microfilm Copies of
the Schedules. 1982.
Sources of Aerial Photographs
Aerial Photography Division (East)
Aerial Photography Division (West)
Aerial Photography Field Office
Cartographic Archives Division
National Archives contains federal aerial surveys conducted, between 1935 and 1942, by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Soil Conservation Service, Forest Service, Geological Survey, and Bureau of Reclamation. The following guide is available from the National Archives:
Aerial Photographs in the National Archives. Washington, DC: National Archives, 1973. (Special list No. 25)
EROS Data Center
Eros Data Center makes available transparencies and photographic reproductions
of aerial photographs taken by the fourteen Federal agencies (including
the Soil Conservation and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation
Services) participating in the National High Altitude Photography (NHAP)
program. The center will also provide a free computerized search of
all black and white and color infrared imagery in their collection for
a location identified on a USGS map or by UTM references or coordinates
of longitude and latitude.
For homesteading records:
Suitland Reference Branch
For agricultural research:
National Agricultural Library
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