What are National Historic Landmark theme studies?
National Historic Landmarks are often identified through theme studies. Theme studies are an effective way of identifying and nominating properties because they provide a comparative analysis of properties associated with a specific area of American history, such as the fur trade, earliest Americans, women's history, Greek Revival architecture, Man in Space, or labor history. Theme studies provide a national historic context for specific topics in American history or prehistory. In order to make the case for national significance, a theme study must provide that necessary national historic context so that national significance may be judged for a number of related properties.
Theme studies related to the theme 'Arts, Culture and Education':
Recreation in the United States This theme study identifies a broad range of places associated with recreation, such as historic baseball parks, carousels, speedways, public gardens and much more.
Mission 66 Visitors Centers: The History of a Building Type: This theme study looks at the development of Park Service Modern during the Mission 66 era. Mission 66 visitor centers had a profound impact as the planning ideas and architectural styles were used in the development and redevelopment of state parks across the United States. This development and impact is extensively explored through a number of examples.