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HP224 Preservation Research Fall 2002 >
Please be advised that, due to the involvement of practitioners
and visits to archives and other sites, this schedule is subject
to change. Always refer to the web-posted schedule before preparing
for, and coming to, each week's class. As you know: this page is
updated frequently throughout the semester.
23 October, hand in papers for review; they will be returned
in your HP mailbox the same day.
|Evaluate Two Papers
Select about four papers, on four different subjects, from
four different peer-review, professional, scholarly journals/publications.
These will be narrowed down to two papers after class
review (hand in papers on 10 September).
With reference to methods described by Marius and Page (in A
Short Guide to Writing About History) and, optionally, Rampolla
(A Pocket Guide to Writing in History), evaluate the
way the author(s) of each paper have apprached writing about
history (or your related subject).
Also, use Turabian (A Manual for Writers) to assess the
writing style (in general).
Mark up ("make it bleed")
a photocopy (try making one on 11"x17" stock) of the
papers, indicating what principles described by Marius and Page
(and others) apply. Test out Marius and Page's checklists to
see how they help.
For each paper, write a two-page (double spaced) analysis and
evaluation. Hand in your papers on each paper, and the marked-up
copy of the papers.
10 September, for starters
Archival Standards and Practices
Record (with annotations indicating what information the
resource provides) references researchers employ to find and
assses these three, separate resources.
- Annotated resources (five good ones) that define the nature,
standards, and practices of historical, archival, and preservation-oriented
research, those professionals who work in the field, and
the archives themselves. This research should answer these
"What is an archive?"
"What professionals works in archives, and what do
they do (for the archives, and for the users: you)?"
"What do I need to know about conducting research in
- An annotated list (five important resources, including
contact information and a brief description) of archives
in the region (that you have been assigned).
- An annotated list of Internet resources (five, or more)
of digital archives (e.g. Library of Congress, but others).
Note if the archive maintaining the Web site owns or otherwise
indicates the location of the original, documentary sources
of these images or this text.
||Archives: Site Visit and Evaluation
The class will collectively develop methods for evaluating
the resources of archives.
Public Records: Deed Search
Undertake the following:
- Physical description and analysis of your building. Place
the building within a context as much as possible, noting
the site, style, construction, materials, size, etc., noting
evidence of changes. You may submit photos, but do not reference
them: and do not presume the picture replaces the written
description. One to two pages.
- An executive summary that includes statement of your methodology,
archives and sources used, suggestions for additional research,
etc. One to two pages.
- Narrative history of your property (no more than 2-3 pages)
that indicates who built it, owned it, lived there; reflected
changes to the building; and any other information you deem
necessary to tell the story.
- National Register form - from the Web: http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/publications/forms.htm
- Completed "Summary of Ownership" sheet and all
copies (neat and legible) of completed deed/will forms,
any maps/plats of your property, and any other references
used in your research. Include sheets for each transaction.
- Sheet with any tax or other information.
- Attachments: Completed "Chronology Sheet" and
legible forms for each transaction.
- A physical inventory form.
- Copies of maps or other graphics
National Register Nomination
National Register Assignment
Research Paper and Annotated
Marius and Page. A Short Guide to Writing About History
Annotated Bibliography Assignment