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Subject: Historic preservation professional qualification standards

Historic preservation professional qualification standards

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Friday, December 23, 1994
A proposed draft revision of the Secretary of the Interior's "Historic
Preservation Professional Qualification Standards." has been mounted in
Conservation OnLine (CoOL). Comments on the proposed standards are
sought and are due February 14, 1995.

    **** Moderator's comments: I would also strongly urge discussion of
    this on the DistList. I'll forward all discussions to the National
    Park Service.

The document is available in two forms.  Use a World Wide Web client
such as Mosaic or Lynx to connect to URL

or Gopher to and select
  Browse by subject
    Historic preservation

The disciplines covered in the draft are:

    Architectural History
    Cultural Anthropology
    Historic Preservation
    Historical Archaeology
    Landscape Architecture
    Land Use/Community Planning
    Prehistoric Archaeology
    Traditional Cultural Property Expertise

>From the text:

    The Secretary of the Interior is charged with developing standards
    and guidance for the practice of historic preservation under the
    National Historic Preservation Act.  The Secretary has delegated
    this responsibility to the National Park Service.  The "Professional
    Qualification Standards" are one part of the Secretary's "Standards
    and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation."
    The Secretary of the Interior's "Professional Qualification
    Standards" describe in terms of academic attainment, training, and
    experience minimum professional standards for a number of
    professional disciplines routinely practicing in historic
    preservation today. These Standards are neither "entry-level" nor do
    they describe qualifications for pre-eminent master professionals in
    the field. Rather, they describe the minimum education and
    experience which, in the opinion of the Secretary of the Interior,
    qualifies select individuals to produce professionally credible and
    competent work within both the historic preservation arena and in
    the larger public arena nationwide.

    Please provide your comments by February 15, 1995 to the

        Preservation Planning Branch
        Attention: Susan L. Henry
        Interagency Resources Division
        National Park Service
        PO Box 37127
        Washington, DC 20013-7127

        Comments may also be sent by fax (202-343-1836) or Internet
        (sue_henry [at] nps__gov).  If you have any questions, please contact
        Sue Henry at 202-343-9514.

Walter Henry

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:48
                 Distributed: Friday, December 23, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-8-48-001
Received on Friday, 23 December, 1994

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