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Historic Preservation Guide | Special Collections and University Archives

Historic Preservation

Special Collections is the home of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection. The largest and most comprehensive concentration  of preservation materials in the United States, the collection covers subjects related to historic preservation such as archaeology, law, public policy, education, planning, landscape architecture, and more. In addition to almost 20,000 books the collection contains postcards, archival and manuscripts collections, periodicals, photographs, audio-visual materials, and vertical files.

Library of Congress StairwayGeneral Subject Guides 

Historic Preservation--Archival Materials

Historic Preservation--General Research


Postcard Collections

National Trust for Historic Preservation Postcard Collection

Institute for American Deltiology Postcard Collection


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Preserving Historic Theaters

Researching Historic Houses

Kit Houses

Planned Communities

Sanborn Maps

Pompeii Resources


 Principle Partners

Entrance to Luna Park on Coney Island, New York, Circa 1907-1908

These collections were formed in large part due to generous donations from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Institute of American Deltiology.