The Amana Colonies, was produced by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with the Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Amana Heritage Society, the Iowa State Historic Preservation Office, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), and the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC). It was created under the direction of Carol D. Shull, Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, Patrick Andrus, Heritage Tourism Director, and Beth L. Savage, Publications Director. The Amana Colonies is based on information in the files of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmark collections. These materials are kept at 800 N. Capitol Street, NW, in Washington, open from 8:00am to 12:00pm and from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
The Amana Colonies Convention and Visitors Bureau conceptualized and compiled photographic and written materials for the itinerary, guided by Lisa McGrath. Contextual essays were written by Lanny Haldy of the Amana Heritage Society, with the exception of "Utopias in America," written by Rustin Quaide (of NCSHPO). Shannon Bell coordinated project production for the National Register Travel Itinerary team, assisted by Jeff Joeckel and Rustin Quaide (all of NCSHPO). The itinerary was designed by Shannon Bell and Jeff Joeckel, descriptions were edited by Rustin Quaide and Kristen Carsto (Catholic University intern), who additionally assisted with preparation of the photographs for the web. Nathan Poe designed the itinerary map. Heather Cushman (NCSHPO) provided editorial assistance. A special thank you to the Amana Heritage Society for providing invaluable historical photographs, and Catherine Guerra and Lanny Haldy with that organization for their assistance.