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Historic Preservation: Reference

Key databases and links for doing research in historic preservation

Reference Resources

Not sure how to start? Looking for reliable information about your topic? Not sure about the architect, style, period, or that architectural term? Check out these resources below!

  • If you are looking for one of the books, be sure to note location information as some of these are in AFA, West, or AFA Reference. 
  • Beware of the date of publication, especially if you are looking for a contemporary architect.

Building Encyclopedias and Documentation

Also check out SAH's Buildings of the United States series for information about American architecture. The works are arranged geographically by cities, regions, or states. For example:

Architecture Dictionaries

Not sure what a rib vault or stupa is? Look it up one of our dictionaries!

An Overview

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Membership Directories and Information on Architects

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