Historic Structures Information for the American Battle Monuments Commission

Project Title Historic Structures Information for the American Battle Monuments Commission
Project Summary Established by Congress in 1923, the American Battle Monuments Commission commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces where they have served overseas. 5 researchers are needed to compile 5 baseline inventories each of historic buildings for ABMC's 25 cemeteries.
Country France
Agency American Battle Monuments Commission
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 5
Project Description

Established by Congress in 1923, the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) commemorates the service, achievements, and sacrifice of U.S. armed forces where they have served overseas. In performing its functions, ABMC administers, operates and maintains on foreign soil 25 permanent American burial grounds, and 27 separate memorials, monuments and markers, including three memorials in the United States.
In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), the Collections & Preservation Directorate is looking for 5 virtual interns to compile a baseline inventory of historic buildings for 5 cemeteries each through the use of archives, architectural drawings, and existing database information.
The final product of the report will be a cemetery-by-cemetery listing of all historic buildings managed by ABMC with baseline data for each following an ABMC developed template. The report will be used to inform ABMC management decisions and for educational purposes.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

Knowledge of the National Historic Preservation Act helpful. Familiarity with Microsoft Access a plus.

This project is an initiative of the Collections & Preservation Directorate of the Overseas Operations Office of the American Battle Monuments Commission. For more information about ABMC, please visit: www.abmc.gov.