Local Links

Guam Historic Resources Division, Guam Department of Parks and Recreation

The Guam Historic Resources Division, also known as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).


Guampedia, Guam’s Online Encyclopedia, exists to inform a global audience of the unique history, culture, environment and present-day society of the Pacific Island of Guam. Guampedia provides a comprehensive, accessible, quality resource that increases opportunities for greater understanding and knowledge about Guam by people everywhere.

Micronesian Archaeological Research Services

Micronesian Archaeological Research Services (MARS) is a non-profit scientific and educational organization incorporated in Guam in 1992 and dedicated to the study of the indigenous island cultures of the western Pacific. The officers and members of the Board of Directors are Darlene Moore, President, Robin Olmo, Secretary, and Judith Amesbury, Treasurer. MARS maintains an office, laboratory and library on Farfan Street in Mangilao, Guam.

Pacific Island Heritage: Archaeology, Identity, and Community

Free download available. “This volume emerges from a ground-breaking conference held in the Republic of Palau on cultural heritage in the Pacific. It includes bold investigations of the role of cultural heritage in identity-making, and the ways in which community engagement informs heritage management practices.”


National Links

National Park Service

National Park Service cultural resource site. For information on National Park Service programs in historic preservation, including the National Register, preservation standards and guidelines, and the Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record. Access copies of various NPS publications, including National Register Bulletins, and various laws, regulations, standards and guidelines.

National Archives and Records Administration

Description – For information on and from the National Archives and Records Administration, and access to government documents, the Federal Register, Federal laws, the Code of Federal Regulations, and records management procedures.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities.” National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) also offers grant programs to help organizations working to preserve historic resources.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training

NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.

National Preservation Institute

National Preservation Institute site. For information on training in cultural resource management, on-line classes, links, NEPA instructional and reference tool, and standard language for Section 106 Agreements.


For a wide range of historic preservation laws, regulations, and related material, including legislation, court cases, and local historic district ordinances.

AASHTO Center for Environmental Excellence

The Center for Environmental Excellence by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has been developed in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration to promote environmental stewardship and to encourage innovative ways to streamline the transportation delivery process. The Center is designed to serve as a resource for transportation professionals seeking technical assistance, training, information exchange, partnership-building opportunities, and quick and easy access to environmental tools.

American Institute of Architects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession and improve its public image. The AIA also works with other members of the design and construction team to help coordinate the building industry.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

As the only national membership organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation of cultural material, the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works plays a crucial role in establishing and upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public.

U.S. Government Publishing Office

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.

Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record

The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.

Library of Congress is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Publishing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC’s Congressional Research Service.

National Association for Interpretation

The National Association for Interpretation (NAI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, currently serving about 5,000 members in the United States, Canada, and over thirty other nations. Individual members include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies, and theme parks. Commercial and institutional members include those who provide services to the heritage interpretation industry.

National Council for Preservation Education

The National Council for Preservation Education has over fifty member institutions located across the United States. These academic programs in historic preservation and allied fields have educated thousands of students, many of whom have developed professional careers as professional historic preservation leaders working for local, state, federal government agencies, non-governmental organizations and in the private sector in the US and elsewhere in the world.

National Council on Public History

The National Council on Public History (NCPH) is a membership association dedicated to making the past useful in the present and to encouraging collaboration between historians and their public. Our work begins in the belief that historical understanding is of essential value in society.

Preservation Directory

The goal of the Preservation Directory is to foster the preservation of historic buildings, historic downtowns and neighborhoods, cultural resources and to promote heritage tourism by facilitating communication among historic preservation professionals and the general public.

Society for American Archaeology

The Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas. With more than 7,000 members, the society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector.

Society for Commercial Archeology

Established in 1977, the SCA is the oldest national organization devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape.