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Historic Preservation and Conservation

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Building Organizational Capacity For Preventive Conservation, Elizabeth C. Tumbull Jan 2018

Building Organizational Capacity For Preventive Conservation, Elizabeth C. Tumbull

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Despite a centuries-old call for the incremental care of historic sites, stewards remain challenged to embrace a proactive philosophy for building preservation. This philosophy, termed “preventive conservation,” is not only a technical strategy for enabling the long-term preservation of historic resources, but is also an effective approach to historic site management. Through semi-structured interviews with thirteen stewards of historic sites across the United States, this thesis addresses the question: how can organizations build sufficient capacity for successful implementation of preventive conservation? First, the pursuant analysis reveals that capacity for preventive conservation is limited by inconsistently applied terminology, both within and ...


Stewarding An Educational Legacy: Historic Preservation At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Katlyn E. Cotton Jan 2017

Stewarding An Educational Legacy: Historic Preservation At Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Katlyn E. Cotton

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The historic campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities inform a story that no other setting can tell. Since before the Civil War, through Reconstruction and the Civil Rights movement, and still today, these institutions have served as the backdrop for this country’s greatest social justice struggles. They have functioned as free spaces and safe havens—places of reprieve from discrimination and inequity—where young African Americans were given the confidence and support to become leaders, innovators, and history-makers. Throughout history, these incredible institutions have nurtured an environment of empowerment, cultural reinforcement, and acceptance that has had immeasurable impacts ...


A Seat At The Table: Integrating Historic Preservation Into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Sarah Elisabeth Vanlandingham Jan 2013

A Seat At The Table: Integrating Historic Preservation Into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Sarah Elisabeth Vanlandingham

Theses (Historic Preservation)

Historic preservation should be incorporated into comprehensive campus planning in such a way that it is always part of the discussion. Although many universities are effectively managing their historic resources, there are many that would benefit from clear guidance on how to approach these issues. The existing literature is insufficient to meet these needs. This thesis analyzes the tools suggested by the literature in light of a variety of types of institutions to determine which tools are most appropriate for which types of schools and how they should be applied, which ones have more general application, and, finally, what preservation ...