> HP 406 Preservation Project Studio
Assignment 1: Preliminary assessment of preservation issues
Develop an outline, including a matrix or chart, assessing
what you believe are the issues, resources, and initiatives,
- discussion during week one;
- any references you choose to use (these must be cited);
and your work to date.
- Preview the National
Preservation Conference 2001 offerings (in the flyer,
too) and the 2001 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference,
sessions (also provided as a flyer).
Such conferences will place priorities in a national, state
and local context and help define what you think are the critical
Assignment 2: States (Sept 21 - throughout semester)
For week two and three (and for the entire Studio) you will
each be assigned several states.
Assess resources, work, and special initiatives of both:
- the State Historic Preservation Office and
- the "Statewide not-for-profit"
Visit ePreservation's list of Programs
Visit ePreservation's list of State
Relate to what is available for HDCs.
Proceed as such:
- For the SHPOs,
- review the National
Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (16 USC 470), as
amended (and the Advisory
Council for Historic Preservation)
- Assess the role of the State Historic Preservation Offices
as defined by the NHPA section
- Assess the SHPO initiatives (mandated, and others) by
carefully assessing their Web sites listed at NCSHPO.
- Assess the specific legislative initiatives developed
by the states employing State
Historic Preservation Legislation Database, National
Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and checking
the SHPO web site for information that may not be on the
- For an overview on each state's future, reference State
and Territorial [Preservation] Plan Profiles under
the NPS Historic Preservation Planning Program. As most
of the plans are from circa 1995, you can assess how much
of the "implementation" has been... implemented.
Print out all your plans to mark up. Distinguish "mandated/compliance"
from "special/elective" programs, indicated
- and list (with brief description) the SHPO work that
- as mandated/compliance work to meet the intent of
the Act and
- as "special/elective" programs that go
- Once we review the mandated scope of work we will spend
time on these special initiatives.
- For the statewide not-for-profit organizations (the "Statewides"),
obtain the name of each under each state under State
Profiles or under Organization
Profiles click on "Find Statewide Non-profits.".
- Read assigned chapters (1-4) in Constance Beaumont's Better
- Review Organizations
to better understand the role of the not-for-profit statewides.
- Develop a "matrix" or chart of your states and:
- the SHPO mandated activities and special activities;
- Statewide programs (with home page URL); including reference
to specific Web sites for each, when possible.
- Provide a disk copy of your report; hard copy organized
by state with printouts from the Web sites. This will be compiled
in binders, by state.
Assignment 3: National Preservation Conference
The class will address "national" issues, resources,
and initiatives, with reference to the sessions that will
be presented at the National
Preservation Conference 2004. Based on class discussion,
you will be asked to:
- research specific initiatives in advance of the NPC;
- (for those of you going) attend sessions on the subject(s)
at the NPC;
- and develop a written report on the subject, the sessions,
and your assessment , including a "prognosis."
Assignment 4: National Issue - In depth (Nov 7 - throughout
Research one national preservation issue (which you will
select, and present for discussion and consideration on November
7, in class). This issue may, or may not, pertain to the states
that you have been investigating. More likely, the issue should
be one that interests you, which you may have investigated during
the National Preservation Conference, and which may pertain
to an aspect of the field you are considering for work. During
class (December 5) you will present your "issue,"
with reference to examples of its importance.
Consider the following categories, which will vary depending
on the nature of your issue:
For a list of national issues and initiatives, consider
the list at Programs
- Definition and summary; importance
- History ("background") and cause
- References: legislation, standards, funding, citations,
- National resources (government, organization, education,
- Exemplary state initiatives
- Exemplary city and/or community initiatives
- Future directions and needs