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Historic Preservation Research

Shannon Robinson            Need research assistance? If you are getting started searching for information, wanting to organize and manage your research, or just can't find the full-text of a source, I'm here to help. 

Shannon Robinson, Assistant Director, Fisher Fine Arts Library

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Navigating the National Trust

National Register of Historic Places Focus Database Find records from 1966-2012.

National Register of Historic Places Weekly Lists Fine records from 1966-present.

National Register of Historic Places Map Search for unrestricted historic places on a map.

National Register of Historic Places, GIS Data Download spatial data.

Publications of the National Register of Historic Places Read white papers, bulletins, and more.

CRGIS The Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) undertakes projects designed to show how GIS and GPS technologies work in the preservation environment.

Laws

National Historic Preservation Act Enacted in 1966; last amended in 2016. This link is to a PDF of the latest version.