HERITAGE DOCUMENTATION PROGRAMS (HDP) is a division of the U.S.
National Park Service
* 1 Historic American Buildings Survey
* 2 Historic American Engineering Record
* 3 Historic American Landscapes Survey
Library of Congress
HISTORIC AMERICAN BUILDINGS SURVEY
HABS photograph and drawing
First Bank of the United States
In 1933, NPS established the Historic American Buildings Survey
following a proposal by
Charles E. Peterson , a young landscape
architect in the agency. It was founded as a constructive make-work
program for architects, draftsmen and photographers left jobless by
Notable HABS photographers include
HISTORIC AMERICAN ENGINEERING RECORD
The Historic American Engineering Record program was founded on
January 10, 1969, by NPS and the
American Society of Civil Engineers
HISTORIC AMERICAN LANDSCAPES SURVEY
In October 2000, NPS and the American Society of Landscape Architects established a sister program, the Historic American Landscapes Survey, to systematically document historic American landscapes. A predecessor, the Historic American Landscape and Garden Project, recorded historic Massachusetts gardens between 1935 and 1940. That project was funded by the Works Progress Administration , but was administered by HABS, which supervised the collection of records.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
The permanent collection of HABS/HAER/HALS are housed at the Library
of Congress , which was established in 1790 (and reestablished after
the disastrous fire of 1814 in
* ^ HABS No. PA-1417, "First Bank of the United States", 7 photos, 3 color transparencies, 18 measured drawings, 3 photo caption pages * ^ "Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey". Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Retrieved 2012-03-07.
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* "HAER: 30 Years of Recording Our Technological Heritage". IA, The
Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology . 25 (1). 1999. JSTOR
* "Documenting Complexity: The Historic American Engineering Record
and America's Technological History". IA, The Journal of the Society
for Industrial Archeology . 23 (1). 1997.