We have three required texts (monographs) for this class, plus two briefs/guidelines that are available online. The three monographs are on reserve in the Architecture Library.
- Howell, Martha, and Walter Prevenier. From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.
- Kyvig, David E., and Myron A. Marty. Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You. 2nd ed. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, 2000.
- LeCompte, Margaret D., and Jean J. Schensul. Designing and Conducting Ethnographic Research. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, 1999.
Recommended Texts (for further background reading):
- Burns, John A., and the staff of the Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, and Historic American Landscape Survey, eds. Recording Historic Structures. 2nd ed. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
- Howe, Barbara J., et al. Houses and Homes: Exploring their History. The Nearby History series. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, 1997.
- Schlereth, Thomas J. Artifacts and the American Past. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, 1996
Background Reading on Historic Hyattsville:
- HISP 650 Fall 2009 Studio Report: Hyattsville Historic District Style Guide: A Resource for Homeowners.
- Damron, Andra, on behalf of the Hyattsville Preservation Association. Hyattsville. Images of America series. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2008.
- Hyattsville, Our Hometown: 100 Years of Life, Growth and Service in Prince George’s County, Maryland. City of Hyattsville