Currently Underway

African-American Historic Resources Study 2017-19
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service

  • Historic Resource Study focused on African-American history at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock, NC.
  • Two-year contract with the National Park Service and the Organization of American Historians.

Portsmouth Village National Register Documentation 2017-19
Cape Lookout National Seashore, National Park Service

  • Project to enhance documentation of African-American history in the Portsmouth Village National Register nomination (originally listed 1978). Anne Whisnant is Principal Investigator. Co-investigators are Dr. Lynn Harris (East Carolina University) and Dr. Kristen Baldwin Deathridge (Appalachian State University).
  • Two-year contract with the National Park Service via the Piedmont South Atlantic CESU and East Carolina University.

 

Completed

Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service (Anne Mitchell Whisnant with Marla R. Miller, Gary Nash, and David Thelen), Organization of American Historians/National Park Service, 2011.

 

Shenandoah National Park visitor handbook (cultural history sections). Project dates: October 2009 – September 2010. Contracted with Donning Company Publishers for the Shenandoah National Park Association. Honorable mention, 2012 Association of Partners for Public Lands Media & Partnership Award, Non-Partner Published Work.

 

Cape Lookout National Seashore Historic Resource Study “Gateway to the Atlantic World: Cape Lookout National Seashore Historic Resource Study“), under contract with the National Park Service through the Organization of American Historians. Project dates: January 2008 – February 2010. Published 2015.

 

DeSoto National Memorial administrative history (“Small Park, Large Issues: De Soto National Memorial and the Commemoration of a Difficult History,”) under contract with the National Park Service through the Organization of American Historians. Project dates: May 2006 – December 2007.

 

Peer reviews of three NPS administrative histories contracted by the Organization of American Historians, 2013, 2007 and 2004.

Peer review of draft Historic Resource Study, Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall 2006.

First new history of the Blue Ridge Parkway to be published in more than thirty years: Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History (University of North Carolina Press, 2006).