Historic Preservation



National Park Service Programs and Publications


Other Interesting Resources

  • AATA Online

    AATA Online is a comprehensive database of over one hundred thousand abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage. Free access, but requires registration.
  • America's Eleven Most Endangered Historic Places

    Selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with the History Channel
  • Building Technology Heritage Library

    Created by the Association for Preservation Technology International to provide access to period documents on building construction. It's primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books and technical building guides.

  • CAMEO: Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online

    Produced by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Conservation and Art Materials Encyclopedia Online (CAMEO) compiles, defines, and provides technical information on terms, materials, and techniques used in the fields of art conservation and historic preservation.

  • National Building Museum

    Washington DC museum dedicated to architecture and preservation
  • SAH Archipedia

    SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the U.S. built environment organized by the Society of Architectural Historians and the University of Virginia Press. It contains histories, photographs, and maps for over 20,000 structures and places.

  • The Whole Building Design Guide: Historic Preservation

    Created by a collaboration of several federal agencies, the guide encourages an integrated and team design approach to the creation of high performance buildings. National Park Service staff participate in the WBDG Historic Preservation Subcommittee.

  • World Heritage

    World Heritage is the online presence of the World Heritage Committee of Unesco, which attempts to promote the mission of the World Heritage Convention. Parties to the Convention to nominate sites within their national territory for inclusion on the World Heritage List, thereby preserving the cultural and natural heritage of Earth for future generations.


Private Organizations


Updated October 2022

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