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ID: 500205379
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500205379

 

Record Type: Corporate Body
Historic American Buildings Survey (American governmental program, Washington, DC, contemporary)

Note: The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) is the nation's first federal preservation program, begun in 1933 to document America's architectural heritage. Creation of the program was motivated primarily by the perceived need to mitigate the negative effects upon U.S. history and culture of rapidly vanishing architectural resources. At the same time, important early preservation initiatives were just getting underway, such as restoration of the colonial capital at Williamsburg and the development within the National Park Service (NPS) of historical parks and National Historic Sites. Architects interested in the colonial era had previously produced drawings and photographs of historic architecture, but only on a limited, local, or regional basis. A source was needed to assist with the documentation of our architectural heritage, as well as with design and interpretation of historic resources, that was national in scope. As it was stated in the tripartite agreement between the American Institute of Architects, the Library of Congress, and the NPS that formed HABS, "A comprehensive and continuous national survey is the logical concern of the Federal Government." As a national survey, the HABS collection is intended to represent "a complete resume of the builder's art." Thus, the building selection ranges in type and style from the monumental and architect-designed to the utilitarian and vernacular, including a sampling of our nation's vast array of regionally and ethnically derived building traditions.

Names:
Historic American Buildings Survey (preferred,V)
United States. National Park Service. Historic American
    Buildings Survey
(V)
HABS (V)
Library of Congress. Historic American Buildings Survey (V)
American Institute of Architects. Historic American
    Buildings Survey
(V)
United States. Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation.
    Division of Historic Architecture. Historic American Buildings Survey
(V)
American Buildings Survey (V)
Historic American Building Survey (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
program (preferred)
governmental body

Gender: not applicable

Events:
location:   Washington (DC, United States) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Corporate Bodies
 ........  United States. National Park Service (I,U)
 ............  Historic American Buildings Survey (P,U)

Biographies:
(American governmental program, Washington, DC, contemporary) ..... [AVERY Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
American Buildings Survey ........ [AVERY]
...................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
American Institute of Architects. Historic American 
    Buildings Survey ........ [AVERY]
...................................................................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
HABS ........ [AVERY]
..............  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Historic American Buildings Survey ........ [AVERY Preferred, VP Preferred]
....................................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Historic American Building Survey ........ [AVERY]
..................................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Library of Congress. Historic American Buildings Survey ........ [AVERY, VP]
..........................................................................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
United States. National Park Service. Historic American 
    Buildings Survey ........ [AVERY, VP]
...........................................................................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
United States. Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation. 
    Division of Historic Architecture. Historic American Buildings Survey ........ [AVERY]
......................................................................................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n86135201
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n86135201
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... National Park Service [online] (2009-) accessed 20 October 2010
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