American Cultural Landscapes: A Brief Guide to Research
American Cultural Landscapes is a research and bibliographic guide to UC Berkeley resources for the study of the American cultural and built environment. This guide will be of particular interest to students in Environmental Design 169. For additional assistance consult the Environmental Design Library reference staff.
UC Berkeley faculty, registered students, and staff who are off campus may use items marked UCB Only or UC Only by using the Library's proxy
service or the Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Content reviewed: February 2011. Compiled by Elizabeth Douthitt Byrne, Environmental Design Library.
Remember to start early. Allow time to recall books checked out or stored off-campus, and to borrow from other libraries' materials not here at UC Berkeley.
Be sure to configure your
home computer so you can access UC Only or UCB Only licensed resources
remotely. For instructions on how to do this, see Connecting
from Off Campus.
Below are guides to writing
research papers, and style manuals that help you properly cite and organize
your information sources.
Chicago manual of style. 15th ed. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago
your sources (UC Berkeley, Library)
Includes a short bibliography
of style manuals, and examples of citations for both print and electronic
- MLA handbook for writers
of research papers, Joseph Gibaldi. 6th ed. New York: Modern Language
Association of America, 2003.
Educ/Psych LB2369.G53 latest
ed. Reference, Doe Reference, Moffitt
- Research and Documentation Online, by Diana Hacker. Bedford St. Martin's, . http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/
- How to Cite Film, Video, and Online Media (UCB Library) A slightly adapted version of the MLA style sheet http://www.mla.org/.
bibliographic citations is a necessary and sometimes tedious aspect of
written research. Use RefWorks, a web-based bibliographic management program
to manage citations, format papers, and create bibliographies efficiently
and quickly in a variety of styles. It allows you to download citation
information directly from selected online databases into your own bibliographic
- RefWorks UCB Only
RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic management service licensed by The Library for use by all current UCB faculty, staff and students. It allows you to create your own personal database by importing references from online databases, and use these references in writing papers and automatically formatting the paper and bibliography in seconds. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix, etc. Although it lacks the power of EndNote, its ease of use makes it attractive. RefWorks also serves as a complement to EndNote, since citations saved to RefWorks can later be exported to EndNote. To sign up for an individual account, use the RefWorks New User form.
tutorials (UC Berkeley, Library)
Directory of online tutorials for using Refworks, EndNote, Zotero and other bibliographic management software.
Research & Methodology
Be sure to check Library
catalogs for additional and newer titles using the subject headings
See also the Environmental
Design Library guide, Designing
a Research Strategy.
- The Craft of research,
by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
EnvDesign, Engineering, Main Stacks, Optometry, Bus & Econ: Q180.55.M4.B66 2008
Art/Classics Q180.55.M4.B66 2008 Room 308J - Reference
evaluation of resources, UCB Library guide to making sense
of what is out there and evaluating its authority and appropriateness
for your research. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/evaluation.html
- The Investigative reporter's
handbook: a guide to documents, databases and techniques, by Brant
Houston, Len Bruzzese, Steve Weinberg. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St.
Martin's, 2002. Useful for locating "grey literature"
- unpublished but important information.
EnvDesign PN4781 I578 2002
- Finding Historical Primary Sources. (UC Berkeley, Teaching Library) http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/instruct/guides/primarysources.html
- A Manual for writers
of research papers, theses, and dissertations, Chicago style
for students and researchers. 7th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago
Press, 2007. Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
EnvDesign, BIOS, PubHlth
- Paper trails, a guide
to public records in California, by Stephen Levine and Barbara
T. Newcombe. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Center for Investigative Reporting;
Sacramento: California Newspaper Publishers Association, 1996.
EnvDesign CD3111.N48 1996
Reference Desk, PubHealth, Doe Reference
- Researching and writing
in the humanities and arts, by Christine A. Hult. Boston: Allyn
and Bacon, 1996.
- Short guide to writing about art, by Sylvan Barnet. 10th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011. Short guide series. [Great chapter on researching and writing about architecture and the built environment.]
EnvDesign N7476.B37 2011 Reference & Art History/Classics; Other editions circulate
- Writing about art , by Marjorie Munsterberg. [New York]: c2009. Online edition available at http://www.writingaboutart.org/. Includes a step-by-step guide to researching art historical topics.
Art History/Classics N7467 M867 2009 Library Use Only
Reading the Physical Environment
How to interpret and write about the built environment. See also related sections in our guides Finding Local Information, Vernacular Architecture, and History of Architecture.
- Architecture everywhere:
investigating the built environment of your community, by Joseph
A. Weber. Tucson, AZ: Zephyr Pr., 2000.
- Close-up, how to read
the American city, Grady Clay Phoenix, ed. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago
EnvDesign HT153 C585 1980
your neighborhood history (PDF), Waverly Lowell. Sacramento:Society of California Archivists, Preserving your history brochure
series, n.d. (visited 9/12/05) http://www.calarchivists.org/Resources/Documents/Brochure_Series/Neighborhood-History_in-English.pdf
- Everyday architecture
of the Mid-Atlantic, looking at buildings and landscapes, Gabrielle
M. Lanier and Bernard L. Herman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University
Creating the North American
Information on Buildings and Places. Environmental Design
- Getting to know your
20th-century neighborhood, by Greta Terrell. Washington, DC: National
Trust for Historic Preservation, 1996. Historic Preservation Information
Booklet. Focuses on American neighborhoods developed from 1900-1950;
identifies architectural styles and landscaping trends.
- EnvDesign NA7208
- The Hieroglyphics of
space: reading and experiencing the modern metropolis, Neil Leach,
ed. London: Routledge, 2002.
- EnvDesign HT111 H45
- Identifying American
architecture: a pictorial guide to styles and terms, 1600-1945,
by James J.-G. Blumenson. 2d ed., rev. and enl. Nashville: American
Association for State and Local History, 1981.
Easy-to-use guide to
identifying the most common American building styles.
- EnvDesign NA705 B55
1981 Reference & circulating
- Interpretation of historic
sites, William T. Alderson, Shirley Payne Low. Nashville : American
Association for State and Local History, 1976.
- EnvDesign E159.A361
- "Interpretation of vernacular
architecture," by Roderick J. Lawrence in Vernacular Architecture,
vol. 14, 1983, p. 19-28. A critical review.
- EnvDesign NA1.A1V4,
vol. 14, bound periodical stacks
- Invitation to vernacular
architecture: a guide to the study of ordinary buildings and landscapes,
by Thomas Carter and Elizabeth Collins Cromley. Knoxville : University
of Tennessee Press, c2005. Vernacular architecture studies series.
- Table of contents http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip052/2004024528.html
- EnvDesign NA705.C38
- Landscape in sight, looking
at America, by John Brinckerhoff Jackson; edited by Helen Lefkowitz
Horowitz. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
- EnvDesign GF91.U6.J317
- Looking at cities,
by Allan B. Jacobs, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1985.
See especially Chapter 3, "Clues,"
pp. 30-83. Very useful presentation of the physical indicators that
help the observer interpret an urban environment.
- EnvDesign HT166 J262
1985 Reserve & circulating
- Nearby history, exploring
the past around you, David E. Kyvig and Myron A. Marty. 2nd ed.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, c2000. American Association for State
and Local History book series.
- EnvDesign E180.5.N98
- Public places, exploring
their history, Gerald A. Danzer. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press,
published in cooperation with the American Association for State and
Local History, c1997. American Association for State
and Local History book series. Nearby history series.
- EnvDesign E180.D36
- Real places: an unconventional
guide to America's generic landscape, by Grady Clay. Chicago:
Univ. of Chicago Press, 1994. Includes 124 common places, for
example, bypass, district, hangout, lovers leap, parade route, porno
district, shortcut, and skyline.
- EnvDesign E169 04 C57
- Right before your eyes,
penetrating the urban environment, by Grady Clay. Washington,
D.C.: American Planning Association; Chicago, Ill.: Planners Press,
- EnvDesign HT153.C58571
- A Short guide to writing
about art, by Sylvan Barnet. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2008.
Excellent section on architecture, p. 75-84.
- EnvDesign N7476.B37
2008 Reference and Circulation
- Understanding architectural
drawings: a guide for non-architects, by John J. Cullinane. Washington,
D.C. : Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation,
- EnvDesign fT353.C95
- Understanding ordinary
landscapes, edited by Paul Groth and Todd W. Bressi. New Haven:
Yale University Press, 1997.
- EnvDesign GF90.U53
- Creative interviewing:
the writer's guide to gathering information by asking questions,
by Ken Metzler. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1997.
EnvDesign, Moffitt PN4784.I6.M4
- Interviewing for social
scientists: an introductory resource with examples, by Hilary
Arksey and Peter Knight. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1999.
- Interviews: an introduction
to qualitative research interviewing, by Steinar Kvale. Thousand
Oaks: Sage Publications, 1996.
- EnvDesign HM48.9 K9
- Learning from strangers:
the art and method of qualitative interview studies, by Robert
S. Weiss. NY: Free Pr., 1995.
- EnvDesign HN29 W42
- Reflective interviewing : a guide to theory and practice, Kathryn Roulston. Los Angeles: SAGE, 2010.
- Main Stacks HM526.R68 2010
in Architectural History
a Research Strategy
in Vernacular Architecture
Research Strategy Worksheet
Use this search strategy worksheet to develop a plan for your information search.
Once you have planned your search, use these keywords, subject words and
concepts to search the basic resources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies,
periodical indexes, etc.) in this guide.
Another good method to plan your research strategy is by "concept mapping." See the Rhode Island School of Design's short visual tutorial on Concept Mapping.
- Use the truncation symbols
in electronic resources to find variations in spelling or singular/plural
of words. Consult the help screens of the catalog
or index you are using to find their truncation or wildcard symbols.
- Although not all databases
use the same symbols, many use * or ?. Look
for different wildcard symbols which can be used in the middle
of a word, e.g. wom#n to retrieve woman or women.
- In Melvyl
or OskiCat use * at the end of the root of a word, e.g.,
Grocer* to retrieve Grocer, Grocers,
Looking for Books
An easy way to begin is to
use the keyword approach in the OskiCat
catalogs, which allow you to search key words from titles or subject
headings of books. (You may want to initially limit your search to the
most recent ten years.)
- If you are not an expert
user of the Library catalogs, take a drop-in class to improve your
efficiency and save time. Check the Library workshops and tours schedule.
- Search using keywords
and combine them with AND, OR, or
NOT to narrow or broaden your results. Identify keywords
Name (City, State, Neighborhood)
of Building or Project
for Whom Built
of Building or Site
Builder or Creator
Bibliographies & Guides
See also the bibliographies
in encyclopedias and articles you find helpful. Use the keywords and
subject headings you identified in the Research Strategy Worksheet
to search in bibliographies.
architecture, a guide to information sources, Environmental
Design Library, 2005.
communities, Environmental Design Library, 2006.
and landscape types, a guide to information sources,
Environmental Design Library, 2005.
- Consolidated bibliography
of urban history, by Richard Rodger. Brookfield, VT: Scolar Press,
- EnvDesign HT111.A12.R62
- Cultural landscape bibliography:
an annotated bibliography on resources in the National Park System,
by Ahern, Katherine, ed by Leslie H. Blythe and Robert R. Page. [Washington,
D.C.?]: Cultural Landscape Program,1992.
- EnvDesign E160.A12
A35 1992 Reference
- Encyclopedia of vernacular
architecture of the world, edited by Paul Oliver. Cambridge, U.K.;
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 3 vol. Excellent bibliographies.
- EnvDesign NA208.E53
information on buildings and places, Environmental Design
local information, Environmental Design Library, 2007.
- Popular American housing:
a reference guide, edited by Ruth Brent and Benyamin Schwarz.
Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1995. American popular culture.
- EnvDesign HD7293.A3.P66
- Social and Cultural Factors in Environmental Design,
Environmental Design Library, 2004.
- Urban America: a historical
bibliography, ed. by Neil L. Shumsky & Timothy Crimmins. Santa
Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio Information Services, 1983. Clio bibliography
series, no. 11.
- EnvDesign HT123.U725
architecure & landscape architecture resource guide,
Environmental Design Library, 2007.
- Vernacular architecture
in America: a selective bibliography, by John A. Cuthbert, Barry
Ward, Maggie Keeler. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1985.
- EnvDesign NA705.A12.C87
Sources on Ethnic Groups
If you are focusing
on a particular ethnic or cultural group, be sure to use the Main (Doe)
Library Reference collections on American cultures and ethnicity, which
include many titles. Other specialized resources are in the various ethnic
studies libraries listed at the end of this guide.
Your Ethnic Studies Researchhttp://www.lib.berkeley.edu/doemoff/ethn_stds/sources.html
& Cultural Factors in Environmental Designhttp://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/research_socialfactors.html
Specific Types of Buildings or Sites
Use subject or
title words describing your building type to search in
e.g. title words or keywords: "water towers"
e.g., title words or keywords: “rural schools”
- Additional sources are periodical indexes, such as
- See also our
and Landscape Types.
The books below are selected
examples of collected works on building types or sites.
- American common houses:
a selected bibliography of vernacular architecture, by John A.
Jakle. Monticello, Ill.: Vance bibliographies, 1981.Architecture series--bibliography
- EnvDesign NA200.A12.A7
- American folk architecture:
a selected bibliography, by Howard W. Marshall. [Washington, D.C.?]:
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1981. Publications
of the American Folklife Center, no. 8.
- EnvDesign NA705.A12.M46
- American house designs,
an index to popular and trade periodicals, 1850-1915, by Margaret
Culbertson. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994. Art reference
collection; no. 19.
- EnvDsgn NA7207.C85
1994 Reference Desk
- The buildings of main
street: a guide to American commercial architecture, by Richard
Longstreth. Updated ed. Walnut Creek, Calif.: AltaMira Press, 2000.
American Association for State and Local History book series.
- EnvDesign NA6212 .L66
- Built in the U.S.A.:
American buildings from airports to zoos, ed. by Diane Maddex
(National Trust for Historic Preservation). Washington, D.C.:Preservation
Press, 1985. Building watchers series.
- EnvDesign NA705.B76
1985 copy 1 ref desk, Moffitt NA705 .B76 1985
- Clues to American garden
styles, by David P. Fogle, Catherine Mahan, Christopher Weeks.
Rev. ed. Washington: Starrhill Press, 1988.
- EnvDesign SB457.53
F641 1988 Reference Desk & circulating
- Encyclopedia of rural
America: the land and people, by Gary A. Goreham, editor. Santa
Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1997. (Use index to locate articles on
specific types of buildings, e.g., barns, farmhouses, etc.)
- EnvDesign E169.12.E5
1997 v. 1-2, Reference
- Encyclopedia of urban
America: the cities and suburbs, edited by Neil Larry Shumsky.
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1998. (Use the index to locate excellent
articles on building types or sites, e.g., ballparks, hotels, housing,
lodging houses, parks, etc.)
- EnvDesign HT123 .E5
1998 v. 1-2, Reference
- Encyclopedia of the vernacular
architecture of the world, edited by Paul Oliver. Cambridge, U.K.;
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. (Excellent articles in
vol. 1, Principles and Theory, on building types, and in vols. 2-3,
by culture or group.)
- EnvDesign NA208 .E53
1997 Reference v.1-3 (1997)
- A field guide to American
architecture, by Carole Rifkind. New York: New American Library,
- EnvDesign NA705.R53
1980b Reference; Moffitt NA705.R53 1980b
- A field guide to American
houses, by Virginia and Lee McAlester; Mount Vernon, N.Y.: Consumers
- EnvDesign NA7205.M35
- History of building types,
by Nikolaus Pevsner. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press,
1976. A.W. Mellon lectures in the fine arts, 19. Bollingen series,
- EnvDesign NA4170 .P481
Reference; Main, Moffitt NA4170.P48
- Greenwood encyclopedia of homes through American history / Thomas W. Paradis, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008.
- EnvDesign Reference NA7205.G745 2008 vol. 1-4
- History of public works
in the United States, 1776-1976, by American Public Works Association;
editor, Ellis L. Armstrong; Chicago : The Association, 1976.
- EnvDesign, Moffitt
HD3885 .A631 1976
- Public buildings: a survey
of architecture of projects constructed by federal and other governmental
bodies between the years 1933 and 1939., by C. W. Short. [Washington,
U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] 1939
- EnvDesign NA4208.A4
- The public landscape
of the New Deal, by Phoebe Cutler. New Haven: Yale University
- EnvDesign, Moffitt
- Time-saver standards
for building types, ed. by Joseph De Chiara. 4th ed. NY:McGraw-Hill,
- EnvDesign NA2760 .D42
2001 Reference & Reserve
- Vernacular architecture
in America, a selective bibliography, by John A. Cuthbert.
Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1985.
- EnvDesign NA705.A12
C87 1985 Reference
- Search OskiCat
or periodical indexes, using subject headings such as those listed
below for your particular type of building or site.
- Search under title keywords if you don't find your topic under subject.
- Add name of city or state
to narrow your search.
- See also our
and Landscape Types.
This is a very selective list
of examples of specific building types or kinds of sites. Use these
and similar terms in your search for books and articles.
Day care centers
Fast food restaurants
Land use, Suburban
Medical office buildings
Mill and factory buildings
Journal Article Indexes
An enormous amount of specialized
information on the cultural environment can be found in journal (periodical
or magazine) articles.
- Articles are NOT included
in Library Catalogs (OskiCat and Melvyl).
- You must search periodical
indexes to locate articles on your subject.
- Few indexes for materials
prior to the mid-1980s are available in electronic format, so print
indexes may well be your only source for most older information. Print
periodical indexes in the Environmental
Design Library are located near the library catalogs and are arranged
in call number order on the Index Shelves.
of the interdisciplinary nature of your topic, remember to search
in both specialized indexes like the Avery
Index UC only (architecture, landscape architecture
and planning) and multi-disciplinary indexes like Academic Search Complete UC only.
- Be sure to check
the periodical indexes available through the UCB Library Homepage,
Resources, by Subject
make it easy to find the call number of print copies of articles,
or link you to electronic full-text. Simply click on the UC-eLinks
symbol, and automatically a Melvyl search is done for the journal
- It is important
to note the full citation to locate the actual article and for your
Trade and Popular Journals for more information.
ARTICLES: Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Planning
Architectural Periodicals Index UC only
More article indexes:
Information on Buildings and Places
Local Information Periodical Indexes
History Periodical Indexes
Architecture Periodical Indexes
Architecture Periodical Indexes
ARTICLES: Multi-Disciplinary, General, & Social Science
Be sure to consult the numerous
periodical indexes and abstracts available to UCB through the Library's Electronic
Indexes and Abstracts, especially by those listed under General,
and those by Subject.
These periodical indexes cover
journals in many disciplines, not just one subject.
History and Life UC Only
Indexes more than 2,000 journals
in humanities and social sciences, with excellent coverage of cultural
and social aspects of North American life.
- Academic Search Complete UC
Particularly useful because of
its breadth and inclusion of many full-text articles.
Social Sciences & Sociology Databases
A list of many indexes and abstracts
in sociology and the social sciences compiled by librarians in Doe Library.
- Geography UCB
Covers international literature
in physical and human geography, providing access to information from
over 2,000 journals, monographs, books, conference proceedings reports,
and theses. Coverage includes 1990 to the present.
- Readers Guide / Art Full Text / Art Retrospective UCB
Good coverage of cultural landscape topics. Open Database Selection Area to search all 3 databases at once.
ARTICLES: Ethnic & Cultural Information
In addition to the indexes
mentioned above, these indexes and abstracts below are particularly
helpful sources for finding articles which focus on specific ethnic
or cultural groups and their contributions to the built environment.
Databases for Ethnic Studies
Plus UC only
Indexes articles and essays worldwide in anthropology and
archaeology, including material culture, biological, cultural,
physical, and social anthropology, art history, ethnohistory,
geography, genetics, folklore, geology, history, linguistics,
music, and religion. Coverage is from the late 19th century
to the present.
Associations, Organizations, Archives & Historical Societies
- In addition to scholarly
journals and the indexes mentioned above, you may want to check for
trade or professional journals, e.g., if you are researching supermarkets,
you might find helpful information in a magazine published by people
in the business, such as Supermarket Business.
- Search in the library catalogs
- (Name of industry)--United
- or Grocery trade--United
- Use Ulrich's
Periodicals Directory UCB
Only to identify journals by subject. Indexes thousands of journals worldwide
by title, keyword and broad subject categories. Includes address,
brief description, where indexed.
- For more information, see
Trade and Popular Journals
- See also the UCB Business
to researching companies.
The directories below will also
help you locate organizations or historical societies, and their publications,
concerned with your topic or location.
- Archives Finder UCB
Only integrated collection and repository information. Alexandria,
Va: Chadwyck-Healey Inc. http://archives.chadwyck.com/
on the Net, Internet Public Library lists over a thousand professional and trade associations. http://www.ipl.org/div/aon/
- Business & Industry
Database UCB Only Indexes, abstracts, and provides
partial full-text coverage of almost 1000 major U.S. and international
trade journals. Coverage: 1991--
Historical Society - Cultural Directory by County. California
Historical Society. http://www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/research/pdf/California_Cultural_Directory.pdf
- Directory of historical
organizations in the United States and Canada. Nashville, Tenn.:
AASLH Press, American Association for State and Local History, 1990--
- Doe Reference E172.A562 Directories
- Gale directory of publications
and broadcast media. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research, 1990--. Includes
index of trade and professional association journals.
- Doe Reference AP1.31.A9,
- National trade and professional
associations of the United States. Washington, D.C., Columbia
Books Inc. 1989- has companion publication: State and regional associations
of the United States.
- Main Stacks HD2425.D5 2004
Archive of California. Finding aids to major archival collections
related to California. Includes papers of major companies and organizations,
e.g., Sierra Club, etc. Includes Environmental
Design Archives and the Bancroft
international periodicals directory. UCB Only NY: Bowker. Indexes thousands of
journals worldwide by title, keyword and broad subject categories.
Includes address, brief description, where indexed.
- Print: Doe Reference
Local newspapers are vital sources
of information on their communities. Increasingly, recent issues are available
in full text through the Web or other databases. Several databases have
historical indexes and/or full-text for newspapers.
For additional newspaper indexes
and databases useful in researching the built and cultural environment
see our guides:
Maps & Plans
- The Earth Sciences and Map Library collection and the Bancroft
Library have outstanding
collections of maps, especially for California and the Bay Area.
- Maps are listed in the library catalogs. To search only for maps, use Melvyl
or OskiCat and select
format maps, then search by subject/location, or search by subject/location
and format maps, e.g.: subject orinda california and format maps at
- See also Finding
Maps and Atlaseshttp://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/subjhdg.html.
- To find additional books
that feature plans or drawings of a specific building or site, search
OskiCat or Melvyl
by subject under architect/designer or building/site name.
- To find journal articles
that include plans and images, search in the indexes listed in Architecture
- Atlas of Historical County Boundarieshttp://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/index.html
- Checklists and catalogs
of map and print collections containing North American town plans
and views: a bibliography of guides to the location of graphic records
of urban development prior to 1900, by John William Reps. Ithaca,
N.Y., Dept. of City and Regional Planning, College of Architecture,
Art, and Planning, Cornell University, 1970.
- EnvDesign NA9103.A12
R46 1970 Reference
and Buildings Database, University of Washington. http://content.lib.washington.edu/cities/
- Cities of the American
West: a history of frontier urban planning. Princeton, N.J., Princeton
University Press, 1979.
- EnvDesign & Moffitt
HT123.5.A17 .R46; Bancroft F591.6.C5 .R4
Rumsey Collection. More than 10,000 maps online. The collection
focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps
and other cartographic materials. Includes many illustrated California
- Fire insurance maps from
the Sanborn Map Company Archives, late 19th century to 1990. California.
Bethesda, Md, University Publications of America, 1995. Research collections
in urban history and urban studies.
- Eart/Map MICROFILM.77648
- Historic American Buildings.
California. NY, Garland, 1980. Reproductions of photographs and
drawings of the Historic American Buildings Survey for the state of
California. Also available on microfiche 5224.
- EnvDesign MICROFICHE.5224
and EnvDesign NA730.C2.H54.1980 Reference
- San Francisco Maps, courtesy of San Francisco Genealogy. Guide and links to historic, street and other maps.
and Other Fire Insurance Maps, UCB Earth Sciences and Map
to Sanborn Maps. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/sanborn.html
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps UCB
Only Provides maps of cities and towns of California from the 1880s to
1950s. The maps are large-scale plans containing data used originally
to estimate the potential risk for urban structures, and include an
outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials,
heights, and function of structures, and location of windows and doors.
The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property
boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They are an
excellent source on the history, growth, and development of American
cities, towns, and neighborhoods. Earlier and later maps are available
on microfilm in the Earth Sciences and Maps Library.
- Sanborn fire insurance
maps: California, 1884-1950. Teaneck, N.J., Chadwyck-Healey, 1985.
- Eart/Map MICROFILM
31073 Reel 1-72
- Sanborn fire insurance
maps, California, 1950-1970. Alexandria, Va., Chadwyck-Healy,
- Eart/Map MICROFILM
31073 Reels 73-76
- Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, San Francisco, California, 1899/1900, courtesy of San Francisco Genealogy. The black and white maps presented here are from six volumes that covered San Francisco in 1899 and 1900. To locate a specific location, consult the various indexes to locate the correct Map Sheet. Then select the appropriate link.
UCB Architecture Visual Resource Center digital image database. Many images from SPIRO are now in ARTstor. http://www.mip.berkeley.edu/spiro/
- Town planning in frontier
America. Princeton, N.J., Princeton University Press, 1969.
- EnvDesign NA9105 .R46
- Views and plans of North
American cities: a bibliography of guides to the location of graphic
records of urban development prior to 1900. [3d ed.]. Ithaca,
N.Y, Department of City and Regional Planning, College of Architecture,
Art and Planning, Cornell University, 1978.
- EnvDesign Reference,
Eart/Maps Z6027.A5 .R4 1978
Multimedia Archive, UCB
electronic library containing the Associated Press's current photos
from their 50 million image print and negative library, as well as
charts, graphs, tables, and maps from the AP's graphics portfolio.
Memory, Organized by the Library of Congress, a gateway to rich primary source
materials relating to the history and culture of the US. More than
7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/
Only More than 500,000 digital images, including the Hartill Archive of
Architecture and Allied Arts.
on stone: nineteenth century lithograph images of the urban West:
accompanying exhibition presented at Amon Carter Museum of Western
Art, Fort Worth, August 27-October 10, 1976. Fort Worth [Tex.],
AmonCarter Museum, 1976.
California Heritage Collection, an online archive of more than 30,000 images illustrating California's history and culture, from the collections of the Bancroft Library. http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/calheritage.html
Buildings Collection, Artifice, Inc. http://www.greatbuildings.com/
American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record.
[link to ] Documents through measured drawings, plans and bibliographic
information important American buildings and structures, state by
state. Reproductions are available through the Library of Congress,
Prints and Photographs Division. http://www.nps.gov/hdp/
- Historic American Landscapes Surveyhttp://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/hh/
Movie DataBase, a searchable guide to thousands of movies.
Use their search feature, and go to More Searches. You can search
by location, subject, etc.http://www.imdb.com/search/
views of California towns, 1875-1889. San Francisco, Book
Club of California, 1985. Keepsake, Book Club of California.
NE2303.7 .L57 1985 v.1-10
Register of Historic Places documents more than 71,000
districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant
in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
Search their NRIS database by state
and county or city, theme, or names for information on buildings and
sites listed. http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/
Register of Historic Places, California. Rev. and enl.
ed. Teaneck, NJ, Chadwick-Healey, 1984. (arranged by county, then
city or nearest city, then by building name) http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/
Archive of California. Historical materials from a variety
of California institutions, including museums, historical societies,
and archives. Over 120,000 images. Select Images, then search.http://www.oac.cdlib.org/
- SPIRO. UCB Architecture Visual Resource Center digital image database. Many images from SPIRO are now in ARTstor.http://www.mip.berkeley.edu/spiro/
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