Built in America : Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, 1933 - Present
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, contains the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). These three collections include measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites in the United States dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. The buildings, landscape design and engineering technologies in the collections range from windmills and one-room schoolhouses to the Golden Gate Bridge and buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
- Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
Related Collections and Exhibits
- American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920
- Gottscho-Schleisner Collection
- Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932
- Panoramic Maps
- Small Town America: Stereoscopic Views from the Robert Dennis Collection, 1850-1920
- Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation
- Detroit Publishing Company
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For help with general search strategies, see Finding Items in American Memory.