Context Studies

General Information

Historic Contexts Catalog (PDF)

Fact Sheets

Blueprints for the Citizen Soldier: A Nationwide Historic Context Study of United States Army Reserve Centers (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 06-295) (PDF)

This one page summary describes a project created provide the USAR with a baseline of knowledge and research that can be utilized extensively throughout USAR. The context study will provide improved uniformity in National Register determinations and enhance the potential for integration of cultural and natural resources programs. As a primary source of information and guidance for future Section 106 and Section 110 compliance, the context study will encourage higher standards of historic property stewardship. A nationwide context will draw upon existing research and combine it into a cohesive document that can be used to facilitate future compliance documentation.
 

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations (PDF), Fact Sheet (Legacy 07-357) (PDF)

Nationwide Historic Context Study: The Role of the National Guard in the Civil Rights Movement (07-366) (PDF)

A National Historic Context for Hush Houses and Test Cells on DoD Installations (Legacy 07-342) (PDF)

Documents

Military Historic Context Emphasizing the Cold War Including the Identification and Evaluation of Above-Ground Cultural Resources for Thirteen Department of Defense Installations in the State of Georgia (PDF), Report (Legacy 03-175) (PDF)

This report develops a statewide and regional historic context for existing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps installations in Georgia. This includes all Reserve Centers and National Guard units where applicable. The focus shall be mission and infrastructure oriented, with emphasis on the period from World War II (WWII) to the end of the Cold War.
 

Installations in Guam During the Cold War (Legacy 09-454) (PDF)

National Register of Historic Places Historic Context and Evaluation for Kirtland AFB (PDf), K. Van Citters, 2003 (PDF)

The Complete Evaluation of the Historic Facilities at Kirtland AFB. This Context covers the History of Kirtland AFB from the early 1880s through the end of the Cold War. It discusses the methodology used to determine the significant historic resources at Kirtland AFB.
 

07-357 Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 1 of 8 (PDF)

07-357 Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 2 of 8 (PDF)

07-357 Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 3 of 8 (PDF)

07-357 Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 4 of 8 (PDF)

07-357 Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 5 of 8 (PDF)

07-357 Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 6 of 8 (PDF)

07-357 Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 7 of 8 (PDF)

07-357 Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 8 of 8 (PDF)

Reports

A National Historic Context for Hush Houses and Test Cells on DoD Installations (Legacy 07-342) (PDF)

Historical and Architectural Overview of Aircraft Hangars of the Reserves and National Guard Installations from World War I through the Cold War, Report (Legacy 09-431) (PDF)

Published in 2011, this report comprises a historic context that explores the history of aviation and hangar development in the Reserves and National Guard. This historic context provides a framework and apparatus that the National Guard and Reserves can utilize in the National Register of Historic Places eligibility process.
 

Context Study of Quartermaster General Standardized Plans 1866-1942 (PDF), USACE, 1997 (PDF)

A Historic Context Statement for A World War II Era Black Officers' Club at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri (Legacy 93-0945) (PDF)

Regional Cold War History for Department of Defense Installations in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, Report (Legacy 09-454) (PDF)

Published in 2011, this Regional Cold War History for Guam and the CNMI presents a framework for determining National Register of Historic Places eligibility within a definitive context. This history is a means to more evenly and expediently evaluate resources from the U.S. military response during the Cold War period of significance.
 

Architecture and Engineering Firms of the Cold War Era, Report (Legacy 09-434) (PDF)

Published in 2010, this report is intended for use as a reference guide. Information in the report can be accessed by A/E firms or by military project location. The purpose of the reference guide is to provide biographical and historical information concerning A/E firms and associated principal architects and engineers, as well as identifying military buildings designed by these firms. As a result, historians and DoD cultural resource management personnel can associate the design of a particular building with a greater contextual understanding of A/E firms and military architecture in the Cold War era.
 

Historic Context for the Rural Industries of the Sand Hills of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina, Report (Legacy 09-436) (PDF)

Published in 2009, this context identifies the rural industry property types associated with the Sand Hills region, reviews the attributes associated with each, considers each property type or class as identified at the various DoD installations and reviews the significant studies of each, reviews their physiographic distribution, and considers the research attributes of each class of properties. Recommendations for the future management, interpretation, and NRHP evaluation of rural industry properties are provided in the concluding chapter.
 

DoD Installation Support Facilities Historic Context- Hospitals Section, Report (Legacy 06-296) (PDF)

Published in 2008, provides a DoD-wide context and history of necessary installation support facilities, including hospitals, exchanges, commissaries, post offices, service clubs, theaters, chapels, physical fitness centers, and libraries. This report focuses on three main topic areas: hospitals, chapels, and theaters. The chapels and theaters products of the study are in flash media. The hospitals portion is a text-based product and covers the development of military hospitals from the Revolutionary War to present.
 

Blueprints for the Citizen Soldier: A Nationwide Historic Context Study of United States Army Reserve Centers (Legacy 06-295) (PDF)

Published 2008, this report examines the history and development of the U.S. Army Reserve. Rather than focusing on operational activities, this study tells the story of the Army Reserve through the buildings and facilities associated with training activities at Army Reserve Centers throughout the nation. Such information is important because it supports the Army Reserve's efforts to comply with the NHPA.
 

Historic Context: World War II Prisoner-of-War Camps on Department of Defense Installations, Report (Legacy 05-256) (PDF)

Published 2007, the report provides a streamlined, comprehensive approach to the inventory and evaluation of WWII POW camps and features on DoD installations. The products from this study can serve as the basis for a nationwide Programmatic Agreement for evaluation and management of POW camps on DoD installations.
 

The Built Environment of Cold War Era, Report (Legacy 05-194) (PDF)

Published in 2006, this project provides a service-wide historical context for how the accommodation of service women during the Cold War impacted the military built environment.
 

Military Training Lands Historic Context- Large Arms Ranges, Report (Legacy 05-265) (PDF)

Published in 2005, this report provides a historic context of military training lands, with a focus on the landscape outside the developed core of military installations. This report covers five types of military training sites: small arms ranges; large arms ranges; training villages and sites; bivouac areas; and large-scale operation areas across all military Services nationwide from pre-Civil War to 1989. The study outlines the historical context for military training, indentifies changes in history and use over time, notes important chronological periods, establishes a geographical context, and indentifies historical themes.
 

Military Training Lands Historic Context- Miscellaneous Training Sites, Report (Legacy 05-265) (PDF)

Published in 2005, this report provides a historic context of military training lands, with a focus on the landscape outside the developed core of military installations. This report covers five types of military training sites: small arms ranges; large arms ranges; training villages and sites; bivouac areas; and large-scale operation areas across all military Services nationwide from pre-Civil War to 1989. The study outlines the historical context for military training, indentifies changes in history and use over time, notes important chronological periods, establishes a geographical context, and indentifies historical themes.
 

Military Training Lands Historic Context- Small Arms Ranges, Report (Legacy 05-265) (PDF)

Published in 2005, this report provides a historic context of military training lands, with a focus on the landscape outside the developed core of military installations. This report covers five types of military training sites: small arms ranges; large arms ranges; training villages and sites; bivouac areas; and large-scale operation areas across all military Services nationwide from pre-Civil War to 1989. The study outlines the historical context for military training, indentifies changes in history and use over time, notes important chronological periods, establishes a geographical context, and indentifies historical themes.
 

Military Training Lands Historic Context- Training Village, Mock Sites, and Large Scale Operations Areas, Report (Legacy 05-265) (PDF)

Published in 2005, this report provides a historic context of military training lands, with a focus on the landscape outside the developed core of military installations. This report covers five types of military training sites: small arms ranges; large arms ranges; training villages and sites; bivouac areas; and large-scale operation areas across all military Services nationwide from pre-Civil War to 1989. The study outlines the historical context for military training, indentifies changes in history and use over time, notes important chronological periods, establishes a geographical context, and indentifies historical themes.
 

Historic Context Study, Historic Military Family Housing in Hawaii (Legacy 00-137) (PDF)

Historic Context for the African American Military Experience, Report (Legacy 98-1762) (PDF)

Published in 1998, this report studies the African American experience in military service from colonial times to the Korean War, focusing on segregated units and sites on DoD lands. This is a nationwide report covering an extensive timeframe, centering on the time period from 1783, following the American Revolution, to 1954, when troops were integrated.
 

Support and Utility Structures and Facilities (1917 - 1946) Overview, Inventory, and Treatment Plan, Report (Legacy 93-0900) (PDF)

Published in 1995, this report develops a classification system for support and utility structures, partially inventories 35,077 structures, provides a methodology for evaluating NRHP significance, and makes recommendations for treatment. Building types included are: general storage, ordnance storage, fuel storage, water supply systems, sewage disposal systems, power and heating systems, and refuse disposal. It covers the Military Services from 1917 to 1946 in a nationwide context.
 

Historic Context for Evaluating Mid-Century Modern Military Buildings, Report, LRMP 11-448 (PDF)

The project objective was to create a guide that would provide several resources useful for those responsible for evaluating or managing military buildings constructed from 1950-1975. These resources included a historic context for Modernism in the DoD, National Register eligibility guidance on evaluating military buildings associated with architectural Modernism, and lists of resources helpful for obtaining information on military buildings dating to the 1950-1975 years.
 

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