The recent past : how can I miss you if you won't go away?
Stanton, Kay Suzanne
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How can the importance of preserving resources from a more recent era than those typically protected be determined? The field of historic preservation must confront these resources regularly, and as time passes, will do so more frequently due to the large number of buildings that were constructed immediately after World War Two. The research methodology for this thesis includes archival research, review of articles and papers pertaining to the subject, including current debates and case studies/issues as well as two case studies in the state of Georgia. In conclusion, preservationists must learn to regard recent past resources more objectively by learning to notice ‘invisible’ resources. They should also look beyond unfamiliar materials and construction methods, generate positive attitudes about these resources, use the newness to an advantage, and take an active role in preserving the recent past.