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Schedule
   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. Class meets Tuesday and Friday 2:00 to 3:30 PM; field dates for sites visits are scheduled for Wednesday 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Date Subject / Readings / Assignment

3 September

"What?" is Research
Introduction; Defining Preservation Research Methodology and Resources; Sources; Research and the Preservation Process; Examples
6 September

Discusion, with Examples
Read Marius and Page, chapters 1-3, and be prepared to discuss specific aspects in class. Bring articles/papers you are considering for the "Two Papers" assignment.

10 September Information Literacy
Meet: RWU Architecture Libnrary
Guest Lecturer: Betsy Peck Learned, Professor, Architecture Librarian, SAAHP, Roger Williams University, elearned@rwu.edu
Read: RWU Libraries;
13 September

Research Resources and Metholology; Project-Driven Examples
Meet: RWU Main Library
Guest Lecturer: Susan McMullen, Information Resources Librarian, Main Library, Roger Williams University, Email smcmullen@rwu.edu
Read: RWU Libraries; Marius and Page, chapters 4-5; O'Donnell, National Register Bulletin #39: General Guide to Sources

17 + 20 September Sources (primary, secondary), White Papers, Position Papers, and Gray Literature
Information and knowledge, technical writing, unbiased information, critical thinking, and research-based compliance reports.
Review "Two Papers" assignment.
Read: Marius and Page, chapters 6-8; http://www.whitepapercompany.com/; Protecting Historic Properties, and Project Review Regulations, RIHPHC; National Register Evaluation Criteria
25 September
Site

Public Records: Title Search and Probate — I
Site Visit and Host: Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, 48 Court Street
Bristol, RI 02809, Tel 401.253.7223, Fax 401.253.5705
Start reading: Light, pages 106-169 (chapter — The Deed: The Basic Document; chapter 9 — The Deed Search; chapter 10 — Mortgages, Wills and Letters of Administration; chapter 11 — Genealogy; chapter 12 — Reading Old Handwriting; chapter 13 — Secondary Sources and Other Places to Find Answers). And read: Howe, et.al., pp. 39-75 (chapter 4 — Written Records; chapter 5 — Oral and Visual Sources).

2 October
Site
Public Records: Title Search and Probate— II
Site Visit and Host: Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, 48 Court Street
Bristol, RI 02809, Tel 401.253.7223, Fax 401.253.5705
Finsh reading noted above.
9 October
Site

Researching Industrial Sites
Site Visit and Host: Ned Connors, Research Director, Grow Smart Rhode Island , 345 South Main Street, Providence RI 02903, Tel 401.273.5711, Fax 401.331.1659 , Email nconnors@growsmartri.com

18 October
(No class 10/15)
Research Paper and Annotated Bibliography - I
Process and practices in developing your work.
23 October
Site
Graphic Records: Mapping Rhode Island
Site Visit and Host: Ned Connors, Research Director, Grow Smart Rhode Island , 345 South Main Street, Providence RI 02903, Tel 401.273.5711, Fax 401.331.1659 , Email nconnors@growsmartri.com
30 October
Site

Public Records: Title Search and Probate — III
Site Visit and Host: Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, 48 Court Street
Bristol, RI 02809, Tel 401.253.7223, Fax 401.253.5705

5 + 8 November
Research in Action: Interpretation
Review of work to date. Preface to following week.
13 November Research, Education, and Interpretation at the Preservation Society of Newport County
Site Visit and Host: John Tschirch, Director of Academic Programs / Architectural Historian and Holly Collins, Research Fellow; Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island, 20840. Tel 401.847.1000 x123, Fax 401.847.136, Email jtschirch@newportmansions.org, Web http://www.newportmansions.org/
19 + 22 November

Research Paper and Annotated Bibliography - II
Progress reports.

26 November
Site
Geneaology
Site visit and host: Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, 48 Court Street
Bristol, RI 02809, Tel 401.253.7223, Fax 401.253.5705
Reading: Geneaology, US National Archives & Records Administration
4 December
Site
Site Visit
Subject and location to be announced.
10 + 13 December Archival Treatment of Documents
Read: Preservation, US National Archives & Records Administration; Northeast Document Conservation Center
17 - 20 December Exam Period
Exam to be scheduled.