Cultural Resources

Historic Contexts & Histories Catalog for DoDs Historic Built Environment - Catalog pdf [568 KB]

This catalog provides a bibliography and brief description of Legacy projects on the DoD’s historic built environment from 1993-2011.

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 1 of 8 - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [5.44 MB]

This report is a national historic context for Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects related to military installations. Susan Goodfellow, Marjorie Nowick, Chad Blackwell, Dan Hart, and Kathryn Plimpton.

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 2 of 8 - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [13.98 MB]
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 3 of 8 - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [2.54 MB]
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 4 of 8 - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [2.60 MB]
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 5 of 8 - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [11.85 MB]
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 6 of 8 - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [11.56 MB]
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 7 of 8 - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [13.39 MB]
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Part 8 of 8 - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [17.10 MB]
Built by WPA-CCC, 1933-1943 New Deal Historic Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Booklet, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [13.65 MB]
Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations - Fact Sheet, 2009 (Legacy 07-357) pdf [175 KB]
National Historic Context for Hush Houses and Test Cells on DoD Installations - Report, 2009 (Legacy 07-342) pdf [15.20 MB]

The report describes the evolution, development, and use of military hush houses and test cells from WWII through the Cold War, documenting different kinds of noise-attenuating technology from propeller engine testing rigs to jet engine development and maintenance. It provides a context, methodology, and examples for a building type, applicable throughout the U.S. Jayne Aaron.

National Historic Context for Hush Houses and Test Cells on DoD Installations - Fact Sheet, 2009 (Legacy 07-342) pdf [104 KB]
DoD Installation Support Facilities Historic Context - Hospitals Section - Report, 2008 (Legacy 06-296) pdf [78.08 MB]

This report provides a DoD-wide context and history of installation hospitals, covering the development of military hospitals from the Revolutionary War to present. Sunny Stone and Adam Smith.

Safeguard Missile Training Program, Fort Bliss, Texas - Brochure, 2008 pdf [3.94 MB]

This public brochure discusses the training that occurred on Fort Bliss under the Safeguard Missile Program, which was at the forefront of the U.S. nuclear strategy. Russell Sackett.

Tularosa Basin and Coe Ranch, Ft. Bliss, TX - Brochure, 2008 pdf [15.15 MB]

This public brochure is a historic context including Coe family history, military expansion/acquisition, and the development of Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss Publication.

Blueprints for the Citizen Soldier: A National Historic Context Study of United States Army Reserve Centers - Report, 2008 (Legacy 06-295) pdf [45.36 MB]

This report examines the history and development of the U.S. Army Reserve by telling the story of the Army Reserve through the buildings and facilities associated with training activities at Army Reserve Centers throughout the nation. David W. Moore, Jr., Justin B. Eddington, and Deborah K. Cannan.

Blueprints for the Citizen Soldier: A National Historic Context Study of United States Army Reserve Centers - Fact Sheet, 2008 (Legacy 06-295) pdf [60 KB]
Nationwide Historic Context Study: the Role of the National Guard in the Civil Rights Movement - Fact Sheet, 2008 (Legacy 07-366) pdf [92 KB]

This one-page fact sheet summarizes the report of a project that examined the role of the National Guard in the civil rights movement and provided a process by which to survey, interpret, and evaluate related National Guard properties for historic significance within that context. Stacey L. Giffen and Heather R. Puckett.

A Historic Context and Database for the Military-Industrial Complex in the State of Texas - Fact Sheet, 2008 (Legacy 06-231) pdf [202 KB]

This one-page summary describes a project that developed a historic context and database intended to provide tools for understanding and appreciating the complexities of Texas's military past and to assist with managing military cultural resources. Duane E. Peter.

National Register of Historic Places Historic Context and Evaluation for Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM - Report, 2008 pdf [10.63 MB]

This report is a complete evaluation of the historic facilities at Kirtland Air Force Base (AFB). The context covers the history of Kirtland AFB from the early 1880s through the end of the Cold War and discusses the methodology used to determine the significant historic resources at Kirtland AFB. Karn Van Citters and Kristen Bisson.

Historic Context: World War II Prisoner-of-War Camps on Department of Defense Installations - Report, 2007 (Legacy 05-256) pdf [86.80 MB]

This report provides a streamlined, comprehensive approach to the inventory and evaluation of WWII POW camps and features on DoD installations. John Listman, Christopher Baker, and Susan Goodfellow.

Context, Inventory, and Heritage Tourism Assessment of World War II Prisoner-of-War Camps on DoD Installations - Fact Sheet (Legacy 05-256) pdf [70 KB]
The Military Heritage Guidebook - Guide (Legacy 03-196) pdf [4.24 MB]

This guidebook describes historic sites important to American military heritage.  Its accompanying military heritage maps highlight historic sites associated with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force. 

Preserving American Heritage - Poster (Legacy 03-196) pdf [11.11 MB]
Military Heritage National Historic Landmarks - Bookmarks (Legacy 03-196) pdf [2.10 MB]
Military Heritage Map: Central Region - Map (Legacy 03-196) pdf [4.79 MB]
Military Heritage Map: Northeast/Mid-Atlantic and Washington, D.C. Region - Map (Legacy 03-196) pdf [3.86 MB]
Military Heritage Map: Southern Region - Map (Legacy 03-196) pdf [4.42 MB]
Military Heritage Map: Western Region - Map (Legacy 03-196) pdf [4.96 MB]
Military Heritage Map: National - Map (Legacy 03-196) pdf [4.77 MB]
Historic Context Study: Historic Military Family Housing in Hawaii - Report, 2003 (Legacy 00-137) pdf [17.57 MB]

This document contains an overview of military housing including references to national trends in military housing; a statement of significance; history; landscape features description; and types, floor plans, materials, details, and character-defining features. Mason Architects, Inc.

Study of Antiterrorism/Force Protection (ATFP) Base Entrance Improvements in a Historic District - Report, 2003 pdf [3.98 MB]

This report contains recommendations and cost estimates for the improvement of installation entrances, specific to locations, and provides general information for use by other bases considering such upgrades. Hardlines Design Company.

California Historic Military Buildings and Structures Inventory - Volume I: Inventories of Historic Buildings and Structures on California Military Installations - Report, 2000 pdf [11.76 MB]

This report contains inventories and histories of historic structures on military installations in California. Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.

California Historic Military Buildings and Structures Inventory - Volume II: The History and Historic Resources of the Military in California, 1769-1989 - Report, 2000 pdf [14.36 MB]
California Historic Military Buildings and Structures Inventory - Volume III: Historic Context: Themes, Property Types, and Registration Requirements - Report, 2000 pdf [22.38 MB]
California Historic Military Buildings and Structures Inventory - Volume IV: Appendices - Report, 2000 pdf [17.06 MB]
Still Serving: Reusing Historic National Guard Armories (Legacy 93-0483) - Report, 2000 pdf [5.36 MB]

Historic armories, located in central cities, retain the ability to meet the needs of their communities; the adaptability of drill spaces and offices lends itself to conversion to school buildings, apartments, libraries, museums, and community centers. This report highlights successful projects from around the country. National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District - Form, 2000 pdf [4.26 MB]

This is the National Register of Historic Places nomination form for the Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District, Ft. Bliss, TX. Sheila A. Ellsworth, Susan I. Enscore, Patrick M. Nowlan, and Amy J. Woods.

Historic Landscape Inventory for U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York - Report, 2000 (Legacy 94-210) pdf [8.34 MB]

This historic context of West Point emphasizes changes in its landscape and identifies the different stages of landscape change as defined by military mission and historical process, enabling the establishment of accurate historic district boundaries. The document provides guidance on the development of a historic landscape management plan. Diane Timlin and Suzanne Keith Loechl.

A Good Home for a Poor Man: Fort Polk and Vernon Parish, 1800-1940 - Report, 1999 (Legacy 94-0754) pdf [5.30 MB]

This historic context focuses on the iterative transformations of the landscapes of Vernon Parish and Fort Polk, which influenced the region's settlement, culture, wealth, poverty, and industry. Steven D. Smith.

A Good Home for a Poor Man: Fort Polk and Vernon Parish, 1800-1940 - Fact Sheet, 1999 (Legacy 94-0754) pdf [434 KB]
Historic Context for the African American Military Experience - Report, 1998 (Legacy 98-1762) pdf [22.15 MB]

This report describes 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. Steven D. Smith and James A. Zeidler.

A Historic Context Statement for a World War II Era Black Officers' Club at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri - Report, 1998 (Legacy 93-0945) pdf [9.67 MB]

This context is the first effort at evaluating a WWII period building at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, for nomination to the National Register. The building was used as the Black Officers' Club in the time before integration of the forces. The document includes an appendix discussion of German POW stonework at Fort Leonard Wood. Steven D. Smith.

Context Study of Quartermaster General Standardized Plans 1866-1942 - Report, 1997 pdf [20.36 MB]

This document provides a historic context statement for use in inventorying and evaluating as cultural resources thousands of standardized buildings constructed from nearly identical plans at installations throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and Panama. It discusses shared characteristics, history of the Quatermaster Corps, and building types. Paul Chattey, Horace Foxall, Flossie McQueen, Cynthia Nielson, Mary Shipe, Terri Taylor, Jamie Tippett.

Patriotic Legacy: The Navajo Code Talkers and the Use of Native American Languages in Defense of America - Report, 1995 (Legacy 94-0311) pdf [873 KB]

This report provides a history on the use of Native American languages in U.S. military services. The New Mexico Department of Military Affairs.

A History of Fort Amador and Fort Grant - The Former Panama Canal Zone, Republic of Panama - Report, 1993 (Legacy 93-1326) pdf [5.36 MB]

Forts Amador and Grant were constructed to guard the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, which reverted to the Republic of Panama at the end of 1999, concluding a unique period in both countries' histories. The forts remain as a physical legacy of the U.S. contribution to the cultural heritage of Panama. Suzanne P. Johnson.

Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are: An Ethnohistorical Study of the African-American Community on the Lands of Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, 1865-1918 - Report, 1992 (Legacy 92-0067) pdf [15.26 MB]

This document is a study of an African American community established in the Virginia Tidewater after the Civil War on land that is now the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, 1865-1919. This study of the "Emancipation" period discusses how African Americans adjusted to and lived with their new freedom (economic and social development, family life, education, religion, and interracial relations). Bradley M. McDonald, Kenneth E. Stuck, and Kathleen J. Bragdon.

Reveille to Taps: Camp Forrest, TN 1940-1946 (Legacy 92-0442) - Report (Legacy 92-0442) pdf [6.87 MB]

This document is a history of Camp Forrest in Tennessee. Michael R. Bradley.