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National Register Bulletins

All available National Register Bulletins can be obtained in either HTML or PDF at http://www.nps.gov/nr/publications/. A list of all bulletins available on the NPS site are listed below.

The Basics

  • How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation
  • How to Complete the National Register Registration Form
  • How to Complete the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form
  • How to Prepare National Historic Landmark Nominations
  • Researching a Historic Property

Property Types

  • Historic Residential Suburbs: Guidelines for Evaluation and Documentation for the National Register of Historic Places
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Archeological Properties
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Historic Aviation Properties
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Aids to Navigation
  • Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating, and Registering America's Historic Battlefields
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Places
  • How to Evaluate and Nominate Designed Historic Landscapes
  • Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating and Registering Historic Mining Properties
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Nominating Properties That Have Achieved Significance Within the Past Fifty Years
  • How to Apply the National Register Criteria to Post Offices
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Rural Historic Landscapes
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Properties Associated with Significant Persons
  • Guidelines for Evaluating and Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties
  • Nominating Historic Vessels and Shipwrecks to the National Register of Historic Places

Technical Assistance for Preparing Nominations

  • Defining Boundaries for National Register Properties (with Appendix, Definition of National Register Boundaries for Archeological Properties)
  • How to Improve the Quality of Photographs for National Register Nominations (and Photo Policy Update)
  • Telling the Stories: Planning Effective Interpretive Programs for Places Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Using the UTM Grid System to Record Historic Sites

General Guidance

  • Guidelines for Local Surveys: A Basis for Preservation Planning
  • Code of Federal Regulations: 36 CFR Part 60 National Register of Historic Places