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National Register and HABS/HAER/HALS Programs

Related assignment National Register and HABS/HAER/HALS Programs

Start with topic sentence describing scope of assignment, essay.

Sources: Cite specific subject, program (of similar, if needed) organization, and URL(Web address).

Do not describe that a Web site has about the subject or organization, rather describe the resources, and reference the Web.

Definitions (at beginning), citing published, 'peer-reviewed' source(s). Include statistics, as needed.

  • Define 'documentaion"
  • Define 'National Register", 1966
  • Define HABS/HAER/HALS [which started in 1933, 1960s, 1990s, respectively)
  • Define National Park Service

As with any subject, before addressing the 'how' (methods and product) address the 'why' and "what" questions.

Why were these programs created: impetus, legislation, greater context (see "who", below)?

What is their goal: specifics, greater context (see "who", below).

Then addreess "who":

  • decides to survey [NPS, ACHP, NHPS 106 mitigation; interpretation; planning]
  • conducts survey [NPS team; student interns, contractors (preservation consultants)
  • uses the survey [NPS, ACHP, SHPO, Owners, consultants}.

Then "how" is the survey conducted (with different levels)

  • Written
  • Graphic
  • Photographic
  • Additional information

Then illustrate with specific examples (surveys, nominations) to show quality (type) of work, and how it informs the why?, what?, and who? questions.