Keeper of the Register

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The Keeper of the Register (more formally known as the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places) is a National Park Service (NPS) official, responsible for deciding on the eligibility of historic properties for inclusion on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). [1] [2] The first to hold the office was William J. Murtagh, whose term ran from 1967 through 1979. The Keeper's authority may be delegated as they see fit. [2] The State Historic Preservation Officer for each state submits nominations to the Keeper. Upon receipt, the Keeper has 45 days to decide whether to add the property to the NRHP. [2] [3] [4]

The Keeper of the Register role is supported by several regional reviewers, who review submissions for inclusion on the NHRP. [5] This team also is supported by several archaeologists, archivists, and historians. [5]

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References

  1. Historic Preservation in Juneau - Community Development Department, City and Borough of Juneau
  2. 1 2 3 Code of Federal Regulations: 36 CFR Part 60 National Register of Historic Places
  3. 36 CFR 63 - Eligibility for Inclusion in the National Register
  4. "SHPO Fact Sheet #1: National Register of Historic Places - January 1996, Oklahoma's State Historic Preservation Office". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-12.
  5. 1 2 "Contact Us - National Register of Historic Places (U.S. National Park Service)". www.nps.gov. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  6. "William J. Murtagh papers > ArchivesUM". Digital.lib.umd.edu. 1923-05-02. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  7. personal correspondence from Keeper Shull