Resources by Year


Roofing for Historic Buildings

The resource discusses the benefits of regular inspections, monitoring, and seasonal maintenance work; provides general guidance on maintenance treatments fo...



Community Tool Box

The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change.



Building Technology Heritage Library

The Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) is primarily a collection of American and Canadian, pre-1964 architectural trade catalogs, house plan books a...


Place Matters Toolkit

The Place Matters Toolkit is a guidebook to help you identify, promote, and protect places that you care about. The toolkit was originally created and publis...

Historic Neighborhoods 101

The guide defines a step-by-step process for looking at your neighborhood by completing a series of exercises, each of which are described and then illustrat...



Explore Baltimore Heritage 101

This course provides a beginner-friendly introduction on how to use archival sources to learn more about the history of Baltimore houses, buildings, and neig...

The American Yawp

The American Yawp is a free and online, collaboratively built, open American history textbook designed for college-level history courses.

Syllabus Directory

This directory collects syllabi related to historic preservation and public history from a variety of related syllabus collections including the Vernacular A...

Environmental Design Guides

Over fifty subject guides, prepared by librarians at the UC Berkeley Environmental Design Library on topics including architecture, city and regional plannin...


Online Communities for Preservation

Communities of preservation professionals and volunteers advocates are actively organizing online through social media. Browse and join an online community t...

Culture in Transit Toolkit

The Culture in Transit Toolkit is a resource for libraries and small cultural heritage institutions interested in initiating mobile digitization services.

Rural Design Guide

The Small Town and Rural Design Guide is an online design resource and idea book, intended to help small towns and rural communities support safe, comfortabl...


Caring for Heritage

If you are involved in caring for a place of worship, such as a church or a synagogue, are responsible for looking after a war memorial or you want to find o...