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Historic Preservation: A Guide to Resources: Home

Historic Preservation is a guide to strategies and resources for students beginning research on the conservation, preservation or restoration of historic buildings, landscapes or cities, with an emphasis on California and the Bay Area.

Browser's Guide to Historic Preservation

The following guide will assist the student who wishes to browse the Environmental Design Library's historic preservation collection. Note that browsing a collection as large as the Environmental Design Library has considerable limitations: users will miss volumes checked out, in remote storage, in other libraries on campus, on the Internet, and in other classifications. Historic preservation materials fall into many classifications, and classifications change over the years, so a thorough search of your subject will require checking the Library catalogs.

If you need help, please be sure to consult an Environmental Design Library reference librarian, 210 Bauer Wurster Hall.

Historic Preservation by Broad Subject

LC Classification

Archaeology, historic sites CC77
Architectural landmarks NA105-NA106; NA111-NA112
By region, state HE356
California, Bay Area F868-F869
Cities and districts HT119; HT167
Economic aspects HT175-HT176
General, historic monuments, handbooks, manuals E159; NA705
General works: Preservation, restoration, conservation of historic & artistic monuments, landmarks, etc. CC135
Historic monuments, illustrative materials F169
Houses--Restoration NA7200-NA7300s
Landscapes, gardens SB457-SB467; SB472.8
Laws--California KFC 610; KFC813-KFC814
Laws--US KF4310
Monuments of specific regions, countries DA-F
Political aspects--US HT167
Standards CC136; NA105-NA106
Technical & structural aspects TH3351-TH4800s

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Finding Images & Plans

Two excellent guides to locating images, maps and plans related to the built environment.