Tomorrow's Legacy: Oklahoma's Statewide Preservation Plan - The State Plan is the result of a year and a half long collaborative effort among the SHPO, other government agency representatives, preservation professionals, and concerned citizens to identify the goals and priorities for the state's historic preservation programs over the next five years. In addition to the goals and objectives, it contains discussions of Oklahoma's archeological and historic resources and threats to them, suggested ways for the state's preservation community to meet the State Plan's goals, a detailed glossary, extensive contact information for preservation agencies and organizations, and much more. For more information, contact Melvena Heisch at 405/522-4484.
The Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory is the collection of information the SHPO has compiled on thousands of individual properties throughout the state. Data is collected through various sources, including the SHPO's comprehensive survey program, the federal Section 106 review process, or information submitted by individuals. The level of documentation for each property varies, but provides a baseline for researchers.
Survey and Inventory
Through systematic field investigations and archival research, archeological and architectural/historic resources are identified, recorded, and evaluated for National Register eligibility. The SHPO accomplishes most of this work through cooperative arrangements with universities, nonprofit organizations, and local governments. The information collected on archeological resources is maintained by the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, University of Oklahoma, and the SHPO houses the architectural/historic survey data in the Oklahoma Landmarks Inventory. For detailed information about archeological surveys contact Catharine Wood at 405/521-6381, and about architectural/historic surveys contact Lynda Ozan at 405/522-4478.