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Posted: 08/30/2017

Employer
Ohio History Connection


Position
RFP Multiple Property Documentation Team
Type
professional Opportunity
Location
Columbus, OH
Details
 

Description:

The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the Ohio History Connection (OHC) seeks professional services of a diverse team to prepare a Multiple Property Documentation (MPD) Cover Document for ďAfrican American Civil Rights Movement in Ohio, 1900-1970,Ē and prepare one (1) individual National Register of Historic Places nomination for a Civil Rights-associated property using the MPD.

The MPD will include a Statement of Historic Contexts, Associated Property Types, Registration Requirements, Bibliography, and Additional Documentation explaining the broad themes, specific events, and important individuals and groups defining the civil rights movement in Ohio. Historic property types and places associated with the civil rights movement in Ohio will include churches, social/fraternal halls, entertainment venues, individual houses, commercial properties, residential neighborhoods, and other property types identified through the project. Additionally, subdivisions reflecting housing segregation and fair housing efforts and schools and other properties associated with desegregation will be evaluated as property types within the Multiple Property Documentation form. The MPD will provide information to evaluate historic properties associated with 20th century African American Civil Rights Movement to assist in decision-making regarding National Register eligibility and facilitate the nomination of qualifying properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

Through the development of the Multiple Property Documentation Cover and with the assistance of the State Historic Preservation Office an individual property will be selected for nomination to the National Register. The nomination will document the propertyís significance and how it meets National Register criteria, using the Multiple Property Document to evaluate the property within the historic context and assess its historic integrity with the registration requirements outlined in the cover document. The individual nomination will demonstrate how to nominate a significant civil rights property to the National Register using the MPD cover document and will serve as an example for future nominations.

This project is to research and prepare the statewide MPD cover document and one individual National Register of Historic Places nomination for a Civil Rights-associated property. Additionally, the selected historic preservation team will be required to participate with SHPO staff in a one-hour session about the project for the Heritage Ohio Annual Conference on October 17 or 18, 2017 and attend the Information-Gathering Symposium on Saturday, October 21, 2017, 1-5 pm. Both of these mandatory events will be in Columbus, OH. The available funding for this project is up to $47,500.00. Funding for the project is through the FY 2016 African American Civil Rights Grant Program (CFDA #15.904) administered by the National Park Service.

Project Overview: The African American Civil Rights Movement in Ohio, 1900-1970 Multiple Property Document will establish the significant themes, identify important property types, and provide registration requirements to aid in the evaluation and nomination of significant buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts associated with African Americanís efforts to gain equal rights in Ohio during the period of 1900-1970 through:

  • Completion of a Multiple Property Document that provides:
    • Statement of Historic Context discussing the broad themes and trends associated with the 20th century African American Civil Rights Movement in Ohio.
    • Description of the property types associated with the historic themes within the context and time period including representative and distinctive examples associated with specific cities and neighborhoods highlighted in the MPD.
    • Registration Requirements assessing the significance and integrity of the property types and a detailed analysis of how each property type may meet the National Register Criteria for Evaluation.
    • Additional Documentation including current and historic photographs and other images as determined necessary to help document important themes and the role of specific individuals and groups in the civil rights movement.
    • Bibliography.
  • Completion of a National Register of Historic Places nomination form, additional documentation, locational mapping, digital images, and owner notification form for one individual property associated with 20th Century African American Civil Rights Movement in Ohio.

Scope of Work: The African American Civil Rights Movement in Ohio, 1900-1970 Multiple Property Document Cover and the related National Register nomination will be completed using relevant guidance provided in the National Register Bulletins, How to Complete the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Form, How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation, How to Complete the National Register Registration Form, and State Historic Preservation Office National Register guidance at www.ohiohistory.org/nrpacket. Additional National Park Service resources may include National Historic Landmark Theme Studies, Civil Rights in America: Racial Desegregation of Public Accommodations, Civil Rights in America: Racial Voting Rights, and Racial Desegregation in Public Education in the United States.

The consultant will be required to:

  • Meet with the project manager in advance of work to:
    • Discuss session presentation for the Heritage Ohio Annual Conference on October 17 or 18, 2017 and consultant teamís attendance at the Information-Gathering Symposium on October 21, 2017, 1-5 pm. Both events will be in Columbus, OH.
    • Review consultantís proposed methodology, historic themes and anticipated property types and sub-types.
    • Develop and discuss specific research questions to be addressed in the historic context.
  • October 17 or 18, 2017, Columbus, OH -- participate with SHPO staff in a one-hour session about the project for the Heritage Ohio Annual Conference.
  • October 21, 2017, 1-5 pm, Shiloh Baptist Church, Columbus, OH -- attend the Information-Gathering Symposium. The symposium will be an afternoon gathering of scholars, community/neighborhood leaders, elders/church leaders, local historians, historical societies, historic preservation organizations, local governments, and others to discuss the history and significance of the civil rights movement in Ohio. Two speakers with expertise in the civil rights movement will discuss the history and significance of the civil rights movement and identify broad sub-themes and important individuals and groups along with communities, properties, and neighborhoods associated with the themes in Ohio. The symposiumís agenda and format will encourage audience discussion focusing upon the historic background, research resources, key individuals/groups, and likely properties/places associated with civil rights history.
  • Conduct primary and secondary source research, including but not limited to, city directories, newspapers, government studies and reports, publications such as the Green Book series, city planning documents, mapping, and National Register nominations, Ohio Historic Inventory forms and survey reports. The consultant team will use information and contacts presented during the symposium and meet with local historians, historical societies, and other organizations and experts to prepare the National Register MPD cover document and National Register nomination.
  • Provide periodic updates on progress of the project.

Deliverables: Statewide historic context document for ďAfrican American Civil Rights Movement in Ohio, 1900-1970Ē meeting requirements for the National Register Multiple Property Documentation Cover document.

One individual National Register of Historic Places nomination, additional documentation, and digital images for a Civil Rights-associated property meeting National Register of Historic Places requirements sufficient to achieve approval by SHPO staff and the Ohio Historic Site Preservation Advisory Board.

Three printed copies and .pdf of final MPD and nomination (3 CDs with final TIFF images for each printed copy of nomination) required.

Timeline and Schedule: The timeframe for the project is approximately fifteen months. The project start date is October 10, 2017 and the end date is December 31, 2018.

Selection: Selection will be made by September 30, 2017. The State Historic Preservation Office is looking for a diverse team with demonstrated expertise in African American history and experience in preparing National Register nominations for the completion of this project. The project principal(s) must meet federal professional qualification standards as published in the Secretary of the Interiorís Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation, 48 FR 44716, in the areas of History or Architectural History. Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Qualifications of team and project principals
  • Diversity of project team and expertise in African American history
  • Relevance of prior experience, especially in conducting large-scale research projects and in successfully preparing National Register nominations
  • Degree to which proposal addresses Scope of Work
  • Ability to complete project in a timely manner
  • Cost to complete project inclusive of all fees

Submittals: Interested parties must submit the following by September 20, 2017:

  • Qualifications of all individuals who will be directly involved in completing the project and their specific responsibilities associated with the project.
  • Narrative discussing project methodology. Present research methodology and research questions that address the needs of the project. Include outline of potential themes to be addressed in historic context document and anticipated research sources.
  • Estimated schedule for completion of project with an anticipated review of the MPD cover and National Register nomination by the Ohio Historic Preservation Advisory Board at their September meeting in 2018. Schedule must include research methodology tasks and a timeline with milestones identified. Milestones must include: estimated date of completion of first draft of MPD document, estimated date of completion of second draft of MPD document, estimated date of completion of the first submission of the National Register nomination, estimated date of completion of revised National Register nomination, and date of completion of final MPD document and nomination.
  • Demonstration of prior relevant experience of the team members and the specific individuals completing the project.
  • Cost to complete the project inclusive of all fees.
OPen until
09/20/2017

How to apply
Submittals must be received in State Historic Preservation Office by 5:00 p.m. on September 20, 2017. Address to: Barbara Powers, Department Head Inventory and Registration State Historic Preservation Office Ohio History Connection 800 E. 17th Avenue Columbus, OH 43211-2497
Barbara Powers
Phone: 614-298-2000
ADDRESS
800 E. 17th St
Columbus, OH 43211

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