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 [graphic] National Register Bulletin Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Archeological Properties

U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

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In the bibliography, or reference section, include all primary and secondary sources that were used in documenting and evaluating the property and in preparing the National Register nomination. All references cited in the text must be listed in the bibliography. Established historic context reports or multiple property nominations that were used to evaluate the property also should be cited.

There is no mandatory bibliographic style. The National Register does require, however, that a standard style be used and only one style be used for any given nomination. Standard bibliographic styles are found in A Manual of Style and A Manual for Writers, both published by the University of Chicago Press. Archeologists may choose to use the bibliographic styles endorsed by the primary professional journals-American Antiquity and Historical Archaeology.

If an archeological property is in a national park and has standing structures or buildings, then the "List of Classified Structures" (LCS) should be consulted and cited. Each park maintains a list of properties within its boundaries, and each National Park Service Regional Office has a LCS Coordinator who maintains the files for the park units within the region.


Although the nominating official (i.e., the SHPO, THO, or FPO) is responsible for completing this section of the nomination, the preparer of the nomination should know whether or not the property has been:

. listed in the National Register, or determined eligible by the National Register for listing in the National Register (DOE);
. designated as a National Historic Landmark (NHL);
. recorded by Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS);
. recorded by Historic American Engineering Record (HAER); or
. preliminarily determined to be eligible as an individual listing under 36 CFR 67, that are rules and regulations regarding the certification of historic properties for rehabilitation tax benefits.

Files are maintained by the National Park Service for all of the above kinds of evaluated historic properties. The National Register, History and Education program of the National Park Service, which is located in Washington D.C., maintains the National Register and official DOE files and the National Historic Landmark files. Records of many other properties determined eligible are found in files maintained by SHPO, THPO and FPO. Historic American Buildings Survey and Historic American Engineering Record files are prepared by the National Park Service's HABS/HAER division, which also maintains a comprehensive listing of all HABS/HAER documented properties. Most HABS/HAER files and accompanying photographs are available through the Library of Congress. These files, some dating back to the 1930s, typically include detailed architectural drawings and excellent black-and-white photographs. State Historic Preservation Offices maintain files on the properties listed or determined to be eligible for listing in the National Register and on the properties certified for tax purposes under 36 CFR 67.



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