The National Register of Historic Places has released several publications ranging from the basics to the National Register program, to defining property types, to providing technical assistance for the preparation of NR nominations. Following is a list of publication titles.  To access a particular publication, please visit this website.

National Register Brochure:

  • National Register of Historic Places Overview (in both English and Español)
  • My Property is Important to America’s Heritage, What Does that Mean: Answers to questions for Owners of Historic Properties
  • 25 Simple Things You can do to Promote the Public Benefits of Archeology

National Register Bulletins

Basics:

  • How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation (#15)
  • How to Complete the National Register Registration Form (#16A)
  • How to Complete the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form (#16B)
  • How to Prepare National Historic Landmark Nominations (#–)
  • Researching a Historic Property (#39)

Property Types:

  • Historic Residential Suburbs: Guidelines for Evaluation and Documentation for the National Register of Historic Places (#–)
  • Guidelines for Evaluating ad Registering Archeological Properties (#36)
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aviation Properties (#–)
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Aids to Navigation (#34)
  • Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating, and Registering America’s Historic Battlefields (#40)
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places (#41)
  • How to Evaluate and Nominate Designed Historic Landscapes (#18)
  • Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating, and Registering Historic Mining Properties (#42)
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties that Have Achieved Significance within the Past 50 years (#22)
  • How to Apply National Register Criteria to Post Offices (#13)
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes (#30)
  • Guidelines for Evaluating ad Documenting Properties Associated with Significant Persons (#32)
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties (#38)
  • Nominating Historic Vessels and Shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places (#20)

Technical Assistance for Preparing Nominations:

  • Defining Boundaries for National Register Properties (with Appendix, Definition of National Register Boundaries for Archeological Properties) (#21 and 12)
  • How to Improve the Quality of Photographs for National Register Nominations (#23)
  • Telling the Stories: Planning Effective Interpretive Programs for Places Listed in the National Register of Historic Places (#–)
  • Using the UTM Grid System to Record Historic Sites (#28)
  • Draft GIS Map Guidance (#–)

General Guidance:

  • Guidelines for Local Surveys: A Basis for Preservation Planning (#24)
  • Code of Regulations: 36 CFR Part 60 National Register of Historic Places

 

 

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