Built in America


Preparing the on-line presentation of two collections as complex and as large as Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey required contributions from staff at both the Library of Congress and the HABS/HAER/HALS Division of the National Park Service (NPS). Historical background texts and many Image Gallery captions were developed by NPS HABS/HAER/HALS and Prints & Photographs staff. The logistics of displaying both the records in the National Park Service Catalog and the digital images of documentation from the Library were developed through a collaborative effort of staff from the Library's Information Technology Services and Prints & Photographs Division. Web page design and layout was created by National Digital Library Program staff. Other tasks incorporating collections' maintenance, copyright assessment, and overall production logistics were coordinated between Prints & Photographs Division, National Digital Library Program, and NPS staff.

The first phase of digitization of the Historic American Engineering Record Collection was made possible by the generous support of the Shell Oil Company Foundation.

In the many steps whose final result is the on-line presentation, the following people were instrumental in the processing, cataloging, digitization, and online presentation of the Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record and Historic American Landscapes Survey Collections:

Prints & Photographs Division:
Gay Colyer, Marilyn Ibach, Mary Ison, Thadas Jeffers, Megan Keister, Jane Makich, Gregory Marcangelo, Philip Michel, Barbara Natanson, C. Ford Peatross, Kit A. Peterson, Pete Richey, Timberly Wuester, Helena Zinkham.
National Digital Library Program:
Jeff Finlay, Carl Fleischhauer, Melissa Levine, Dominique Pickett, Tracey Salley, Deborah Thomas.
HABS/HAER/HALS, National Park Service:
John Burns, Brian Cary, Monica Murphy, David Woodworth.
Information Technology Services:
Mary Ambrosio, Stanley Lerner, David Woodward.

Library staff lending additional expertise and support include:

Prints & Photographs Division:
Brett Carnell, Donna Collins, Lisa Lee, John Minichino.
Information Technology Services:
Miller Allen, III, Thomas McGettrick, Ann Slaughter.
Conservation Division:
Carol Crawford, Alan Haley, Andrew Robb, Ann Seibert.
Contracts & Logistics Services:
Helen Mathura.
Geography and Map Division:
Richard Antonisse, Gary Fitzpatrick, Gene Roberts, Lynn Wojcik.

Special thanks to: Dan Pence, Cereta Davis, Angela Hackey, and the staff of Systems Integration Group, Inc., who created the digital images and re-keyed captions of the data and photo caption pages.

John R. Stokes, Angela Bukowy, and the staff of JJT, Inc., who created the digital images of the photographs.

Pamela Scott, Architectural Historian, who created the parenthetical descriptions for the Image Gallery sites.