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  1. 1. Documentation and Master Plans
  2. 2. Cemetery Preservation Master Plans <ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Condition Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Conservation Treatment Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Emergency Preparedness Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Surveys <ul><li>Historical Documentation (primary resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of Safety Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Record of Cemetery Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Source of information for developing work specifications </li></ul><ul><li>Source of information for developing cost estimates </li></ul>
  4. 4. Importance of Cemetery Documentation
  5. 5. Documentation <ul><li>First Phase of Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Documentation (primary resources) </li></ul><ul><li>Historic / Community Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Oral interviews </li></ul>
  6. 6. First Step: Documentation <ul><li>Why is this important? </li></ul><ul><li>Account of the current condition. </li></ul><ul><li>Record of existing materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to establish preservation priorities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Locate or Create a Site Map <ul><li>Can be a simple location map </li></ul><ul><li>Several electronic programs available </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive GIS / GPS data base </li></ul>
  8. 8. Locate or Create a Site Map American Cemetery, Natchitoches, LA
  9. 9. Create a Plan of attack! Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
  10. 11. Photodocument Grave Markers
  11. 12. Involve the Community.
  12. 13. Survey Forms / Written Documentation <ul><li>Several forms available </li></ul><ul><li>Not all forms serve all needs </li></ul><ul><li>Develop need specific and site specific forms </li></ul>
  13. 14. Accurately Record Descriptions
  14. 15. Document conditions
  15. 16. Written Documentation Identify Materials marble limestone concrete zinc
  16. 17. Documentation <ul><li>LEWIS H HAMILTON/ </li></ul><ul><li>BORN FEB. 2, 1922 / </li></ul><ul><li>DIED JAN. 20, 1978 / </li></ul><ul><li>BECAME A / </li></ul><ul><li>MEMBER OF ST / </li></ul><ul><li>JOHN BAPTIST / </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH / </li></ul><ul><li>IN HIS EARLY DAY </li></ul>Lewis H. Hamilton b. 2-2-1922 d. 1-20-1978
  17. 18. Documentation
  18. 19. Documentation Plants as Grave Markers
  19. 20. Documentation “ Unconventional” Grave Markers
  20. 22. Conservation Plan <ul><li>Involve Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Identify conservation needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency stabilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape stabilization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Establish Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Undertake field work </li></ul>D/2 BioWash 2% CaCl 2 O 2 3% H 2 O 2 H 2 O
  21. 23. Seek Additional Professional Assistance
  22. 24. Identify Conservation Needs
  23. 25. Establish Priorities
  24. 26. Undertake Field Work
  25. 27. Other Plans
  26. 28. Maintenance Plan <ul><li>Day-to-Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weed Removal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Periodic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fertilizers and Biocides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Long-term </li></ul><ul><li>Regular inspection </li></ul><ul><li>Education /Training </li></ul>
  27. 29. Emergency Preparedness Plan <ul><li>Personal Safety First </li></ul><ul><li>Step-by-step process </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation: record the full extent of damage </li></ul><ul><li>Structural Stabilization </li></ul><ul><li>Initial Cleaning and Repair </li></ul>http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/ http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/nps/npsafter.html http://www.ncptt.nps.gov/Hurricane-Recovery/Damage-Assessment-Tools.aspx/
  28. 30. Where to Get More Information <ul><li>Texas Historical Commission </li></ul><ul><li>www.thc.state.tx.us/ </li></ul><ul><li>National Center for Preservation Technology and Training </li></ul><ul><li>www.ncptt.nps.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Association for Gravestone Studies </li></ul><ul><li>www.gravestonestudies.org </li></ul><ul><li>Chicora Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>www.chicora.org </li></ul><ul><li>Harpers Ferry Center, NPS </li></ul><ul><li>www.nps.gov/hfc/ </li></ul>

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