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Inventory of the California State Heritage Task Force Records
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ID R294.1, Box 1, Folders 1-14

Series 1 Out-of-State Historic Preservation Office Files 1982

Physical Description: 14 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by state.

Scope and Content Note

The State Historic Preservation Office Material Files contain information sent to the HTF from out-of-state Historic Preservation Offices regarding their own heritage programs or plans in response to a HTF request. Some states also sent information from their state tourism departments or commissions. The material retained in these files represents established or proposed programs in other states to attract interest in heritage sites as part of a tourist experience. Hawaii, Nevada, and Pennsylvania offered established and thorough examples of cultural resource and tourism studies. Louisiana and Oregon also submitted substantial examples of legislative work to protect heritage sites.
ID R294.2, Box 2, Folders 1-7

Series 2 Organizational Committee Files 1981-1984

Physical Description: 7 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The organizational files contain detailed information on the establishment of the HTF, their purpose, their working structure, and their main issues of study. The Organizational Committee's Analysis provides a concise overview of most of these functions. One point of interest in these files is the official federal and state requests for California to conduct a formal investigation into the status of heritage sites. The large volume of responses to questionnaires sent by the HTF confirmed that there were many issues that needed attention.
ID R294.3, Box 2, Folders 8-15

Series 3 State and Local Policy Committee Files 1981-1984

Physical Description: 8 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The State and Local Policy Committee files contain correspondence, reports, and background information used to assist the HTF with their legal recommendations to encourage preservation. Files that may be of interest refer to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Historic Building Code, and Redevelopment Law as well as the Legislative files represents legislation introduced. This committee also proposed policy that affected underwater archeology as well as reclassifying cultural resource management positions within the State Personnel Board.
ID R294.4, Box 2, Folders 16-20

Series 4 Financial Incentives Committee Files 1980-1984

Physical Description: 5 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The Financial Incentive Committee files contain information on the legality of financial incentives the HTF proposed to encourage preservation of historic structures. Some background information on the Marks Historical Rehabilitation Act and the Mills Act is also included. Information on funding the task force from a combination of public/private sources such as grants and donations is also included.
ID R294.5, Box 2, Folders 21-24

Series 5 Press and Publications 1979-1984

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The Press and Publication files include information received by the HTF from local governments regarding their preservation concerns, numerous press-clippings, and publications. Some of the publications received are newsletters from affiliated preservation groups or professional organizations. The press clippings include newspaper articles related to preservation, cultural resources, and government action. Also included in the press-clipping file are press statements made by Senator Marks office or the Task Force.
ID R294.6, Box 3, Folders 1-15

Series 6 Reports 1979-1984

Physical Description: 15 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Content Note

The Report files include draft and final reports of the four official reports produced by the HTF. These include: Heritage Task Force Final Report; California Historical and Cultural Resource Report; Heritage and Tourism in California Report; and Executive Summary. Other files include the numerous public comments to the proposed issues for study and subsequent drafts of the report.