Historic Preservation Project Files, 1912-2022

Scope and content:

This series documents Diamonstein-Spielvogel's long-standing interest and efforts in historic preservation and the built environment, almost exclusively in the United States. Files chiefly contain organizational records such as meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, notes, official applications and forms, accompanied by photographs, clippings, and printed materials.

Of particular interest are materials regarding landmarks laws and regulations assembled by Diamonstein-Spielvogel from 1972-1987 during her lengthy term as Landmarks Preservation Commissioner. Also of significance are the materials pertaining to the ongoing Cultural Medallions Program begun by Diamonstein-Spielvogel.

Related audiovisual recordings - chiefly publicity, speeches, and celebrations - are located in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection.


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Collection restrictions:

Access restricted. Access to this collection requires the written permission of the donor. Please contact Research Services for information about how to request permission.

Original audiovisual and electronic media are closed to use; use copies are available unless noted otherwise in the collection guide. All researchers requesting copies of audiovisual materials from the collection for purposes other than private study and research are required to present written permission from the donor approving the request.

Due to size and complexity, all audiovisual materials are described in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection, a separate collection guide.

Digital use copies and files in this collection have been migrated to a library server unless otherwise noted, and can be accessed on-site in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. To request access, please contact Research Services prior to visiting the library.

Use & permissions:

All distribution, publication, and other commercial use requests require the prior written permission of the donor.

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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