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A graveyard preservation primer

Author: Lynette Strangstad; Association for Gravestone Studies.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : American Association for State and Local History in cooperation with Association for Gravestone Studies, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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"Strangstad's A Graveyard Perservation Primer" set the standard for the field of cemetery studies twenty-five years ago. Her information about conservation techniques was essential for those of us who sought guidance in this new discipline. This second edition of the Primer provides material regarding preservation technologies that have been recently introduced and also addresses the myriad new methods of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conservation and restoration
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynette Strangstad; Association for Gravestone Studies.
ISBN: 9780759122420 0759122423
OCLC Number: 1007570142
Description: 126 pages : illustrations black and white
Contents: List of Figures Foreword PrefaceChapter 1Assessing the Problem The Importance of Early GraveyardsA Few DefinitionsChapter 2Organizational Concerns Developing a PlanWorking with VolunteersPublic AwarenessSecurityGraveyards as an Educational ToolA Word about FundingChapter 3Documentation and Research Documenting the GraveyardResearchSurveysSite Management PlanMapping the GraveyardArchaeologyChapter 4Conservation Issues Safety NoteCleaning and Maintaining the SiteLandscapingFinding a Gravemarker Conservation ProfessionalStone in GraveyardsBrick and Stone Box Tombs and VaultsMetalsChapter 5A Question of Ethics Observing RespectMaintaining Historic IntegrityGravestone RubbingRemoval of GravestonesAppendicesA. Sample Gravestone Rubbing Regulations B. Sample Cemetery Survey Forms C. S ample Individual Marker Assessment Form D. Sample Vegetation Survey Form E. Ironwork Assessment Worksheet F. Sample Cemetery Legislation G. Consultants, Conservators, and Carvers Glossary Sources of Additional Information Index About the Author
Responsibility: Lynette Strangstad.

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"Strangstad's A Graveyard Perservation Primer" set the standard for the field of cemetery studies twenty-five years ago. Her information about conservation techniques was essential for those of us who sought guidance in this new discipline. This second edition of the Primer provides material regarding preservation technologies that have been recently introduced and also addresses the myriad new methods of documentation of historic burial sites. The development of GPS, computer programs, and digital photography have all advanced the accuracy and efficiency of survey and recordation -- and, as usual, Strangstad leads the way in telling how to do it."--Sharyn Thompson, The Center for Historic Cemeteries Preservation.

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