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Historic Preservation in America

Historic Preservation in America

"Front cover: This mural, titled “An Incident in Contemporary American Life,” was painted in the Stuart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building in 1942 by American artist Mitchell Jamieson. The image depicts a crowd gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 to see a concert by the singer Marion Anderson, who had been denied the opportunity to perform at a private venue in DC months earlier based on her race. Photograph courtesy of the Carol M. Highsmith collection, attained through the Library of Congress digital photo archive."  Federal Historic Preservation Laws. The Official Compilation of U.S. Cultural Heritage Statutes, 5th edition, 2018, revised by Jessica Goodman. State, Tribal, Local, Plans & Grants Division, Cultural Resources, Partnerships and Science Directorate, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.

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Resources listed in this guide support Boston University's Preservation Studies Program offered in the American & New England Studies Program (AMNESP).  Click the images for sources and additional information.