The Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering
Record (HABS/HAER) Collections comprise a database of over 32,000 records
of historically significant structures and sites. These records provide
researchers with the quantity and type of documentation (measured drawings,
photographs, written data, and photo captions) available for each site.
This information can be obtained directly from the HABS/HAER web site (http://www.cr.nps.gov/habshaer/database.htm),
and the listings for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties are
Detailed catalogs of the HABS records can also be found in book form. For specific listings of Philadelphia sites, see Webster R.J., Philadelphia Preserved. Philadelphia: 1976.
The national list is found in: The Historic American Buidings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, America Preserved: A Checklist of Historic Buildings, Structures, and Sites. Washington, D.C.:1995. HABS/HAER has also produced a complete list of their publications in Massey J.C., Schwartz N.B., Maxwell S, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record: An Annotated Bibliography. Washington, D.C.:1992.
The general format of each record is:
The documents are arranged alphabetically.