following publications and references provide useful information
related to preserving and revitalizing Route 66:
66 Economic Impact Study
better understand and quantify the positive effects of historic
preservation along Route 66 and related tourism activities, an
Economic Impact Study was undertaken by Rutgers, The State University
of New Jersey, in collaboration with the US National Park Service
and World Monuments Fund, with the support of American Express.
This volume, the Synthesis of Findings, summarizes the outcomes
of the study and identifies opportunities for the preservation
of Route 66 to enhance community revitalization, economic development,
and sustainable tourism along America’s iconic Mother Road.
Route 66: A Directory of Financial and Technical Assistance
resource guide produced by the Route 66 Corridor Preservation
Program, National Park Service. The directory provides listings
of organizations and programs that can provide financial, technical,
planning, research, and other assistance in the areas of historic
preservation, research, oral history, interpretation, education,
community and economic development, and advocacy.
of the Interior's Standards for Treatment
of Historic Properties
preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation projects funded
through the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program must conform
to the Secretary of Interior's Standards for the Treatment of
Historic Properties. The standards are intended to promote responsible
preservation practices that help protect our nation's irreplaceable
cultural resources. They are not, in and of themselves, to be
used to make essential decisions about which features of historic
buildings should be saved and which can be changed. Once a treatment
is selected, however, the standards provide philosophical consistency
to the work, including guidance in the use of appropriate materials,
and repair and replacement techniques.
Preservation Services Publications Catalog
Preservation Services in Heritage Preservation Services of the
National Park Service provides a publications catalog of over
100 publications that are readily available to public and private
individuals and organizations who are interested in the care and
rehabilitation of historic places. The catalog collection includes
standards and guidelines; public service leaflets and books on
using tax incentives; reports on conserving fragile historic building
materials; case studies on specific structures; and a wealth of
technical guidance on preserving historic buildings.
National Register of Historic Places Bulletins and Brochures
National Register of Historic Places provides a series of bulletins
and brochures to provide guidance to document, evaluate, and nominate
historically significant sites to the National Register. The series
is divided into four sections: the Basics, Property Types, Technical
Assistance, and General Guidance. There are also several brochures
that provide information on the programs of the National Register.
Register of Historic Places Bibliography of Articles
National Register of Historic places also provides a bibliography
of articles that have been written about the National Register
of Historic Places and the role it plays in preserving our nation's
historically significant cultural resources. These writings range
from general informational articles that explain what the National
Register is and how it works, to articles that present specific
community case studies.
National Center for Cultural Resources of the National Park Service
produces CRM, a technical periodical to promote and maintain high
standards for preserving and managing cultural resources.
Rural Heritage Program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation
provides a bibliography of valuable resources related to preserving
historic roads, rural landscapes, heritage tourism, and more.
66 Corridor Preservation Program, Library Holdings List
National Park Service, Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program
maintains a library of resources related to Route 66, preservation,
and transportation history. The library is located at the program
office in Santa Fe, New Mexico.