Preservation guides, manuals, and briefs.
Planning a preservation project can be a daunting task. In order to help demystify the process, we have compiled a handy guide to many of the reference materials to which our preservation experts commonly refer. These documents provide the best practices for the preservation of everything from historic properties to museum collections, as well as historic construction manuals.
The documents in this section represent the gold standard for the preservation of Historic Structures as put forth by the Secretary of the Interior and National Park Service. If you’re looking for information on Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, Federal Tax Credit Program, or other resources, please reference the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office.
Construction Manuals & Technical Specification References
This is a list of publications commonly referenced by preservationists when working with historic materials and structures. These manuals cover structures built from the 1840s to 1950s.
Historic Cemetery Preservation
Historic cemeteries present a particular challenge for preservationists. These resources provide practical and inventive means to combat the constant exposure to the elements, vandalism, and general neglect.
Museum Management and Collection Care
These are resources for managing both museum and private collections, as well as the proper treatment and care of collected items.
Archaeology is a sensitive discipline in that archaeological collections are considered part of our national heritage and therefore subject to very stringent regulation. Please consult these regulations and proper governing bodies before embarking on any project of archaeological significance.