NPS-28: CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINE
National Register Bulletins
National Register bulletins provide guidance on a variety of topics related to the survey, evaluation, registration, and listing of historic properties in the National Register of Historic Places. They are available from the National Register, History, and Education Program (2280), National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Those applicable to park cultural resource management follow.
Bulletin 2: Nomination of Deteriorated Buildings to the National Register. Rev. 1982. Describes instances in which the National Register will list vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated buildings.
Bulletin 4: Contribution of Moved Buildings to Historic Districts. Rev. 1987. Guidelines for determining when a moved building can contribute to a National Register or certified local district.
Bulletin 6: Nomination of Property Significant for Association with Living Persons. Rev. 1982. Discusses when it is appropriate to nominate properties whose historical associations are with living persons.
Bulletin 7: Definition of Boundaries for Historic Units of the National Park System. Rev. 1982. Explains how National Register boundaries are defined.
Bulletin 12: Definition of National Register Boundaries for Archeological Properties. 1985. Using case studies, recommends approaches for delineating boundaries for commonly encountered archeological properties.
Bulletin 14: Guidelines for Counting Contributing and Noncontributing Resources for National Register Documentation. Rev. 1986. Provides guidance for distinguishing and counting contributing and noncontributing resources composing a documented property, regardless of size or complexity.
Bulletin 15: How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation. Rev. 1991. Explains how the NPS applies the criteria used to determine the eligibility of properties for listing in the National Register.
Bulletin 16: Guidelines for Completing National Register of Historic Places Forms. Rev. 1990. Part A provides information on completing the National Register Registration Form; Part B provides information on completing the Multiple Property Documentation Form.
Bulletin 18: How to Evaluate and Nominate Designed Historic Landscapes. 1987. Explains the process by which designed historic landscapes are documented, evaluated, and nominated to the National Register.
Bulletin 19: Policies and Procedures for Processing National Register Nominations. 1987. Explains procedures for processing nominations; describes common documentation problems and how they are addressed.
Bulletin 20: Nominating Historic Vessels and Shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places. 1987. Guidelines for identifying, evaluating, and documenting a variety of historic vessels as well as shipwrecks.
Bulletin 21: How to Establish Boundaries for National Register Properties. Guidelines and examples of how to determine National Register boundaries.
Bulletin 22: Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties that Have Achieved Significance Within the Last Fifty Years. Rev. 1989. Guidance for evaluating the "exceptional importance" required for listing properties that have achieved significance within the last fifty years.
Bulletin 23: How to Improve the Quality of Photos for National Register Nominations. 1979. Suggestions to help photographers achieve better quality photographic documentation of buildings and architectural details.
Bulletin 24: Guidelines for Local Surveys: A Basis for Preservation Planning. Rev. 1985. Guidance for undertaking surveys of historic resources.
Bulletin 28: Using the UTM Grid System to Record Historic Sites. Rev. 1977. Introduces the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid System and its application to mapping historic and archeological sites.
Bulletin 29: Guidelines for Restricting Information About Historic and Prehistoric Resources. 1990. Guidance on which historic resources should be protected by restricting information about their location and character.
Bulletin 30: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes. 1990. Includes definition of rural landscape, description of characteristics, practical methods for survey and research, application of National Register criteria, and registration requirements.
Bulletin 32: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Properties Associated with Significant Persons. 1989. Updated information on interpreting Criterion B.
Bulletin 33: National Register Information System Manual for State and Federal Users. 1987. Designed for users of the National Register Information System (NRIS), the database of properties listed in, determined eligible for, or pending listing in the National Register.
Bulletin 34: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aids to Navigation. 1990. Guidance on evaluating the significance and integrity of historic lighthouses, daymarks, and sound signals, as well as preparing National Register and other preservation planning documentation.
Bulletin 35: National Register Casebook: Examples of Documentation. 198889. Examples of multiple property case studies, maritime nominations, and concise nominations.
Bulletin 38: Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties. 1990. Guidance in determining whether properties of traditional and religious cultural significance are eligible for inclusion in the National Register.
Bulletin 39: Researching a Historic Property. 1990. Provides basic information on methods of researching an individual building for listing in the National Register.
Bulletin 40: Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating, and Registering America's Historic Battlefields. 1992.
Bulletin 41: Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places. 1992.
The following is available from John Wiley and Sons, 1 Wiley Drive, Somerset, NJ 08875:
The National Register of Historic Places, 1966 to 1994. The latest publication of the more than 62,000 listings in the National Register. $98.00 plus $2.50 handling prepaid.
The following are available from the Archeology and Ethnography Program (2275), National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240:
Grumet, Robert S. Technical Brief No. 3: Archeology in the National Historic Landmarks Program. 1988.
________. Technical Brief No. 10: The National Historic Landmarks Program Theme Study as a Preservation Planning Tool. 1990.