The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) is the professional association of the state government officials who carry out the national historic preservation program as delegates of the Secretary of the Interior. The records of the NCSHPO consist of federal agency files, individual state files which contain state surveys and need assessments, congressional testimony, annual meeting minutes, conference related material, publications, and oral history recordings.
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58.75 Linear Feet (39 records storage boxes and 1 half-hollinger box)
The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) records date from 1976-2018 and consist of federal agency files, individual state files which contain state surveys and need assessments, legislation, congressional reports, congressional testimony, annual meeting minutes, conference related material, publications, and correspondence. Publications include tourist pamphlets and brochures, books, newsletters, calendars, maps, and informational booklets about state office programming and resources. Electronic records consist of audio files for oral history interviews with NCSHPO personnel conducted by Dr. James Glass, former Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Indiana, for the 50th Anniversary of the NCSHPO National Historic Preservation Program.
The National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers began donating their records to the University of Maryland in March, 2008. There has been one subsequent textual records donation in 2019. There have been serveral subsequent donations of electronic oral history materials in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
The majority of textual records remain in their original order and original containers. The electronic oral history records have been rehoused in a half-hollinger box.