Scope and Content of Collection
The Navy Legacy Resource Management Program collection consists of reference copies of files documenting Navy-related activities in the Legacy Resource Management Program between 1990 and 1998. Some of the material originated in other branches of the armed forces and a small portion consists of historical background information about individual projects from the 1970s and 1980s.
Since the Legacy program's objective was to support preservation projects, proposals for support and project updates comprise an important part of the collection. The proposals address a wide range of resource protection efforts including preservation and identification of important archaeological sites, environmentally threatened wetlands, Native American burial grounds, nineteenth-century base buildings, historic shipwrecks, and material evidence from the Cold War.
Other types of documents in the Legacy collection include preservation training materials, minutes from meetings and workshops, general correspondence, and records documenting administrative and financial oversight of the Legacy program.
The collection also includes slides, photographs, videotapes and audio material, which focus on training and the preservation of specific resources on military installations. There is also a small collection of brochures and historical pamphlets produced with Legacy support. Published reports have been transferred to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection.