National Historic Preservation Program Oral Histories,1986-1987

Collection Number: 4327

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
National Historic Preservation Program oral histories, 1986-1987.
Collection Number:
4327
Creator:
James A. Glass
Quantity:
168 tape recordings.
Forms of Material:
Cassette tapes.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Interviews (59) by James A. Glass on the subject of the development of the National Historic Preservation Program between 1957 and 1980. Interviewees include Lawrence E. Aten, Edwin C. Bearss, Martha M. Bigelow, Tersh Boasberg, J.O. Brew, Helen D. Bullock, John A. Burns, James H. Charleton, S. Allen Chambers, Jr., Ernest Allen Connally, Chris T. Delaporte, Eric N. DeLony, Antoinette F. Downing, Carl Feiss, Robert G. Ferris, John Fowler, Russell W. Fridley, Robert R. Garvey, Jr., George B. Hartzog, Jr., Gary L. Hume, Casey and Lucille Ireland, H. Ward Jandl, George A. Karas, Russell V. Keune, Thomas F. King, Bennie C. Keel, Lawson B. Knott, Jr., James M. Lambe, Ben Levy, Nellie L. Longworth, Elizabeth A. Lyon, James C. Massey, John D. McDermott, Lee McElvain, Terry B. Morton, William Penn Mott, Jr., William J. Murtagh, Lee H. Nelson, Loretta Neumann, Stephen D. Newman, Sally G. Oldham, Mary Carolyn Pitts, Constance Werner Ramirez, Dwight F. Rettie, Jerry L. Rogers, Douglas H. Scovill, Horace J. Sheely, Jr., Carol D. Shull, Ann Webster Smith, Larry E. Tise, Merle Wells, Thomas B. Williams, Frederick C. Williamson, and Alfred B. Wolfe.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Oral history tapes were compiled as research for a Ph.D. dissertation.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Interviews (59) by James A. Glass on the subject of the development of the National Historic Preservation Program between 1957 and 1980. Interviewees include Lawrence E. Aten, Edwin C. Bearss, Martha M. Bigelow, Tersh Boasberg, J.O. Brew, Helen D. Bullock, John A. Burns, James H. Charleton, S. Allen Chambers, Jr., Ernest Allen Connally, Chris T. Delaporte, Eric N. DeLony, Antoinette F. Downing, Carl Feiss, Robert G. Ferris, John Fowler, Russell W. Fridley, Robert R. Garvey, Jr., George B. Hartzog, Jr., Gary L. Hume, Casey and Lucille Ireland, H. Ward Jandl, George A. Karas, Russell V. Keune, Thomas F. King, Bennie C. Keel, Lawson B. Knott, Jr., James M. Lambe, Ben Levy, Nellie L. Longworth, Elizabeth A. Lyon, James C. Massey, John D. McDermott, Lee McElvain, Terry B. Morton, William Penn Mott, Jr., William J. Murtagh, Lee H. Nelson, Loretta Neumann, Stephen D. Newman, Sally G. Oldham, Mary Carolyn Pitts, Constance Werner Ramirez, Dwight F. Rettie, Jerry L. Rogers, Douglas H. Scovill, Horace J. Sheely, Jr., Carol D. Shull, Ann Webster Smith, Larry E. Tise, Merle Wells, Thomas B. Williams, Frederick C. Williamson, and Alfred B. Wolfe.
Subjects include the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, the Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation of the National Park Service, the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, Preservation Action, Inc., the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Special Committee on Historic Preservation (Rains Committee), the Tax Reform Act of 1976, Executive Order 11593 of 1971, and the 1980 amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Glass, James A.
Aten, Lawrence E.
Bearss, Edwin C.
Bigelow, Martha M.
Boasberg, Tersh.
Brew, J. O.
Bullock, Helen Claire Duprey, 1904-
Burns, John A.
Chambers, S. Allen.
Charleton, James H.
Connally, Ernest Allen
Delaporte, Chris T.
DeLony, Eric.
Downing, Antoinette Forrester.
Feiss, Carl.
Ferris, Robert G.
Fowler, John.
Fridley, Russell W.
Garvey, Robert R.
Hartzog, George B.
Hume, Gary L.
Ireland, Casey.
Ireland, Lucille.
Jandl, H. Ward.
Karas, George A.
Keel, Bennie C., 1934-
Keune, Russell V.
King, Thomas F.
Knott, Lawson B.
Lambe, James M.
Levy, Ben.
Longworth, Nellie L.
Lyon, Elizabeth A.
Massey, James C.
McDermott, John D.
McElvain, Lee.
Morton, Terry B.
Mott, William Penn.
Murtagh, William J.
Nelson, Lee H.
Neumann, Loretta.
Newman, Stephen D.
Oldham, Sally G.
Pitts, Mary Carolyn.
Ramirez, Constance Werner.
Rettie, Dwight Fay, 1930-
Rogers, Jerry L.
Scoville, Douglas H.
Sheely, Horace J.,
Shull, Carol D.
Smith, Ann Webster.
Tise, Larry E.
Wells, Merle W.
Williams, Thomas B.
Williamson, Frederick B.
Wolfe, Albert B.
National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.
National Historic Preservation Program
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States.
Preservation Action.
United States Conference of Mayors.Special Committee on Historic Preservation.
United States.National Park Service.
United States.Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
United States.Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation.
United States.Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service.
United States.National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
United States.National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1980.
United States.Tax Reform Act of 1976.

Subjects:
Historic buildings--United States--Conservation and restoration.
Historic sites--Law and legislation--United States.
Architecture--United States--Conservation and restoration.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Individual interviews may have specific restrictions.
Ben Levy interview:closed until permission is granted to open.
William J. Murtagh interview:closed during lifetime of interviewee except with his written permission.
Restrictions on use:
Tersh Boasberg interview:citations and quotations require written permission until 2004 or during lifetime of interviewee.
Helen D. Bullock interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Russell V. Keune interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Nellie L. Longworth interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Elizabeth A. Lyon interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Lee McElvain interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Terry B. Morton interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
William Penn Mott, Jr. interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Sally G. Oldham interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Constance Werner Ramirez interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Carol D. Shull interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Ann Webster Smith interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Larry E. Tise interview:citations and quotations require written permission during lifetime of interviewee.
Thomas B. Williams interview:citations and quotation require written permission during lifetime of interview.
Albert B. Wolfe interview: citations and quotations require written permission of interviewee.
Cite As:
National Historic Preservation Program oral histories, #4327. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Series I. Transcripts and Computer Disks
Box 1
Carl Feiss
NTHP Trustee, 1959-1971; Consultant, Rains Committee, 1965
Box 1
Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
Executive Director, Old Salem, Inc., 1951-1960; Executive Director, NTHP, 1960-1967;Executive Secretary/Director, ACHP, 1967-1986
Box 1
George B. Hartzog, Jr.
Director, National Park Service (NPS), 1964-1972
Box 1
Jerry L. Rogers
Fourth Chief, OAHP, 1967-1967; Deputy Associate Director, HCRS, 1979-1981
Box 1
Russell W. Fridley
Director, Minnesota Historical Society, 1955-1986
Box 1
Robert M. Utley
Acting Chief, OAHP, 1967-1967; Second Chief, OAHP, 1972-1973; Assistant Director, NPS, 1973-1976; Deputy Executive Director, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), 1976-1980
Box 1
Russell V. Keune
Assitant Keeper, National Register, 1967-1969; Senior Vice President, National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), 1970-1983
Box 1
Merle W. Wells
Box 1
Ernest Allen Connally
First Chief, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) NPS, 1967-1972; Associate Director, NPS, HCRS, 1972-1979
Box 1
S. Allen Chambers, Jr.
Architectural Historian, National Register, 1969-1972; Architectural Historian, HABS, 1972-1986
Box 1
Casey and Lucille Ireland
Minority Staff Member, Housing Subcommittee, US House of Representatives, 1965-1966; Staff Person to Rains Committee, 1965 (Casey); Member, ACHP,1970-1979 (Lucille)
Box 1
William J. Murtagh
Keeper, National Register of Historic Places, OAHP, 1967-1979
Box 1
William Penn Mott, Jr.
California SHPO, 1967-1974
Series II. Tapes Awaiting Transcription
Box 2 Tape #1-2
George B. Hartzog, Jr.
Director, National Park Service (NPS), 1964-1972
This interview has been digitized.
Box 2 Tape #3-4
Chris Therral Delaporte
Director, Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service (HCRS), 1978-1981
Box 2 Tape #5-11
Ernest Allen Connally
First Chief, Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) NPS, 1967-1972; Associate Director, NPS, HCRS, 1972-1979
Box 2 Tape #12-14
Robert M. Utley
Acting Chief, OAHP, 1967-1967; Second Chief, OAHP, 1972-1973; Assistant Director, NPS, 1973-1976; Deputy Executive Director, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), 1976-1980
Box 2 Tape #15-22
Jerry L. Rogers
Fourth Chief, OAHP, 1967-1967; Deputy Associate Director, HCRS, 1979-1981
This interview has been digitized.
Box 2 Tape #23-26
William J. Murtagh
Keeper, National Register of Historic Places, OAHP, 1967-1979
Box 2 Tape #27-29
Russell V. Keune
Assitant Keeper, National Register, 1967-1969; Senior Vice President, National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP), 1970-1983
Box 2 Tape #30-31
Carol D. Shull
Historian, National Register, 1970-1979
Box 2 Tape #32-33
Stephen D. Newman
Chief, Grants Administration Division, OAHP, 1977-1980
Box 2 Tape #34-35
W. Brown Morton, III
Chief, Technical Preservation Services (TPS) Division, OAHP, 1975-1978
Box 2 Tape #36-40
Lee H. Nelson
Restoration Authority, NPS, 1960-1979; Chief, TPS Division, OAHP, 1978-1983
Box 2 Tape #41-42
Gary L. Hume
Head, Historic Preservation SEction Texas Historical Commission (SHPO), 1967-1974; Chief, Grants Review Branch, TPS, late 1970s
Box 2 Tape #43-45
H. Ward Jandl
ARchitectural Historian, National Register, 1974-1977; Co-Author, Tax Reform Act of 1976 Regulations, TPS, late 1970s
Box 2 Tape #46-47
Sally G. Oldham
Architectural Historian, National Register, 1976-1982; Co-Author, Tax Reform Act of 1976 Regulations, late 1970s
Box 2 Tape #48-50
Edwin C. Bearss
Chief Historian, NPS
Box 2 Tape #51-53
Horace J. Sheely, Jr.
Chief, Historic Sites Survey Branch, OAHP, 1967-1980
Box 2 Tape #54-55
Carolyn Pitts
Architectural Historian, Historic Sites Survey, OAHP, 1974-1979
Box 2 Tape #56-58
Robert G. Ferris
Editor, National Historic Lnadmark (NHL) Book Series, OAHP, 1964-1979
Box 2 Tape #59-61
James H. Charleton
Historian, NHL Book Series, OAHP, late 1960s-1979
Box 3 Tape #62-63
James C. Massey
Chief, Historic American Bulidings Survey (HABS), NPS, 1962-1972
Box 3 Tape #64-65
John Poppeliers
Chief, HABS Division, OAHP, 1972-1980
Box 3 Tape #66-67
S. Allen Chambers, Jr.
Architectural Historian, National Register, 1969-1972; Architectural Historian, HABS, 1972-1986
Box 3 Tape #68-69
Kenneth Anderson
Architect, HABS, 1972-1980
Box 3 Tape #70-71
John Burns
Architect, HABS, 1972-1986
Box 3 Tape #72-73
Eric DeLony
Principal Architect, Historic American Engineering Report (HAER), OAHP, 1973-1986
Box 3 Tape #74-76
Bennie C. Keel
Chief, Southeast Field Office, Interagency Archeological Services (IAS) Division, OAHP, 1976-1979; Chief, IAS Division, 1979-1983
Box 3 Tape #77-80
Lawrence E. Aten
Executive Order 11593 Consultant, NPS, 1972-1976; Deputy Chief, IAS Division, OAHP, 1976-1979; Chief, State Plans and Grants Division, HCRS, 1979-1982
Box 3 Tape #81-82
Douglas H. Scoville
Chief, Southwest Archeological Center, NPS, 1969-1974
Box 3 Tape #83-84
Thomas F. King
Archeological Consultant to NPS, 1970-1979
Box 3 Tape #85
James M. Lambe
Legislative Counsel, NPS, 1962-1986
Box 3 Tape #86-95
Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
Executive Director, Old Salem, Inc., 1951-1960; Executive Director, NTHP, 1960-1967; Executive Secretary/Director, ACHP, 1967-1986
Box 3 Tape #96-97
John D. McDermott
Historian, Historic Sites Survey, NPS, 1960-1969; Professional Staff Member, ACHP, 1969=1986
Box 3 Tape #98-100
John M. Fowler
General Counsel, ACHP, 1972-1989
Box 3 Tape #101-104
Benjamin Levy
Professional Staff Member, ACHP, 1970-1973; Historian, Historic Sites Survey, OAHP, 1973-1977
Box 3 Tape #105-107
Charles E. Lee
South Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), 1967-1986
Box 3 Tape #108
William Penn Mott, Jr.
California SHPO, 1967-1974
Box 3 Tape #109-111
Martha M. Bigelow
Michigan SHPO, 1974-1986
Box 3 Tape #112-115
Robert E. Stipe
North Carolina SHPO, 1974-1975; Preservation Law and Planning Authority; NTHP Trustee, 1971-1980
Box 3 Tape #116-117
Elizabeth A. Lyon
Georgia SHPO, 1976-1986
Box 3 Tape #118-121
Ann Webster Smith
Staff Member, US Department of Transportation, 1960-1979; Professional Staff Member, ACHP, mid 1970s; Deputy SHPO, New York State, late 1970s to early 1980s
Box 3 Tape #122-124
Helen Claire Duprey Bullock
Editor, NTHP, 1940-1972; Co-Author and Editor, With Heritage So Rich, 1965
Box 3 Tape #125-129
Carl Feiss
NTHP Trustee, 1959-1971; Consultant, Rains Committee, 1965
Box 3 Tape #130-131
Casey and Lucille Ireland
Minority Staff Member, Housing Subcommittee, US House of Representatives, 1965-1966; Staff Person to Rains Committee, 1965 (Casey); Member, ACHP, 1970-1979 (Lucille)
Box 3 Tape #132-133
Terry B. Morton
Editor, Publisher, NTHP, 1956-1982
Box 3 Tape #134-136
Lawson B. Knott, Jr.
Administrator, General Services Administration, 1964-1969; Executive Vice President, NTHP, 1974-1977; NTHP Trustee, 1969-1974, 1977-1984
Box 4 Tape #137-138
Dwight Fay Rettie
Administrator, Historic Preservation Grants Program, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 1967-1972
Box 4 Tape #139-140
George A. Karas
Environmental Official, HUD, 1960-1986
This interview has been digitized.
Box 4 Tape #141-143
Constance Werner Ramirez
Preservation Planner, HUD, 1960-1969; Historic Preservation Officer, Department of the Army, 1976-1986
Box 4 Tape #144-145
Loretta Neumann
Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Public Lands, House of Representatives, 1970-1986
Box 4 Tape #146
Lee McElvain
General Counsel, Committe on Interior anad Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, early 1960s - 1986
Box 4 Tape #147-148
Thomas B. Williams
Professional Staff Member, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, US Senate, 1976-1986
Box 4 Tape #149-150
Tersh Boasberg
Co-Founder, Preservation Action
Box 4 Tape #151-152
Nellie L. Longsworth
President, Preservation Action, 1975-1986
Box 4 Tape #157-158
Russell W. Fridley
Director, Minnesota Historical Society, 1955-1986
Box 4 Tape #159-161
Larry E. Tise
Director, Department of Archives and History, North Carolina, 1975-1980; Executive Director, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1980-1986
Box 4 Tape #162-163
Merle W. Wells
Box 4 Tape #164-166
Frederick C. Williamson
State Historic Preservation Officer, Rhode Island, 1969-1986
Box 4 Tape #167-168
Antoinette Forrester Downing
Chairman, Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission, 1968-1986
Box 4 Tape #153-154
J. O. Brew
Chairman, Committee for the Recovery of Archeological Remains, 1946-1979; Member, Lee-Bree-Connally Committee, NPS, 1966-1967. Transcribed
Box 4 Tape #155-156
Albert B. Wolfe
Preservation Law Authority; Member, Massachusetts Historical Commission (state review board), 1963-1974; NTHP Trustee, 1971-1980. Transcribed