Information Pursuant to Responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior Section 3, Executive Order 11593
(excerpted from the Pilot issue of 11593, June 1976)
The Office of Archeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) is pleased to present ... 11593, a bulletin designed to provide technical and other program-related information as required by Section 3 of Executive Order 11593 (reprinted below).
Earlier this year, as a means, of complying with the Executive Order, OAHP-through its Interagency Historic Architectural Services program-began publishing a series of technical papers titled "Preservation Briefs." The first two papers in this series are The Cleaning and Waterproof Coating of Masonry Buildings and Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Brick Buildings. From time to time other OAHP programs will also produce issues of "Briefs." To supplement these more formal descriptions of preservation techniques, we have created 11593 as a vehicle for disseminating a greater variety of information of interest to everyone involved in historic preservation programs.
We see 11593 as a means of not only making our program information available, but as an opportunity for you to share your ideas and methods with us and with each other. Articles on Massachusetts' local historical commissions and Oregon's special tax assessment law for historic properties are included in this issue in the hope that they will stimulate contributions from all State Historic Preservation Offices, as well as from other members of the preservation profession.
The need for exchange of ideas and experiences is present not only in this country but throughout the world. The importance of international cooperation in the conservation of cultural resources has been recognized for a number of years and, as is the case with our domestic preservation programs, the plans and accomplishments of the past decade are of particular interest and significance today. We have included a report on international preservation activities in this issue and expect to cover in greater detail the results of the various activities as time goes on.
We look forward to sharing with you, through "Preservation Briefs" and issues of 11593, technical information derived from the programs of OAHP, the states, the National Trust, and Federal Representatives, as well as from conferences, training programs, and cultural exchange missions with which we are involved. ...
JERRY L. ROGERS
Last Updated: 20-May-2011