Tag: research

Lemars Pictorial History (Lemars)

2020 Preservation at Its Best: Special Project The Le Mars Historic Preservation Commission used a variety of approaches to enhance awareness of local history in the years leading up to the city’s 150th anniversary in 2019. The focus was the publication of a hard cover pictorial history of Le Mars containing over 1800 images and… Read more »

Section 5.2: People in Preservation

Find Your Preservation Story – Who can I talk to if I need information as I begin my preservation project? For many preservation questions, especially those related to Iowa History Day (National History Day), archaeological sites, listing on the National Register of Historic Places, tax credits for preservation projects, and use of State of Iowa… Read more »

Section 5.1: Print and Online Resources

Find Your Preservation Story – Researching Preservation Stories Like any archaeologist or newspaper reporter, you’ve got to do some digging to uncover a story. While it’s possible that you might get your hands dirty in the process, you might also start with what’s readily available in special collections, on the internet, or even by oral… Read more »

Section 4.5: Letters to Parents and Admins

Find Your Preservation Story – Communicating to Parents and Administrators The following letters may be distributed to parents, principals, and administrators as you plan your Historic Preservation curriculum. Letter to Principals and Admin (Download PDF) Thank you for your interest and support of our historic preservation curriculum. We’re delighted you want your students to learn… Read more »

Section 4.4: Research Guide

Find Your Preservation Story – “Tracing the Clues” Workbook Like any detective, to uncover a story you’ve got to search for clues.  A good place to start is with what you can see and know on the surface. Trace your first clues by filling in the blanks below and consult the Glossary or Resources Guides… Read more »

Section 4.1: Archive Guide

Find your Preservation Story – Researching in an Archive Words to Know Archivist—The researcher or librarian who can assist you in your research Census (both Iowa, which occurred every decade ending in 5, and federal, every decade ending in 0)—The official count of population, including some details about individuals Citation (record the source document and… Read more »

Section 3: 101 Ideas for Preservation Education

Finding Your Preservation Story – Engaging Ideas Incorporate these ideas into your classroom, home, and daily life to encourage a lifelong love of historic preservation. Visit a local archive or history center by scheduling a class field trip. Ask librarians the best way to get started with research and ask them to share their favorite… Read more »