Additional Resources

Further Research Links


Use these online resources to aid in researching historic barns, locating financial assistance, repairing a historic barn and all things agriculture!





Educational Resources

Great historical data on the nation’s agricultural past!


Agricultural Census Data from the USDA

Cornell University’s Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) – an “electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century” from the Albert R. Mann Library

National Agricultural Library of the USDA – Variety of resources regarding agriculture in America

Pennsylvania Agricultural History Project

Wessel’s Living History Farm – primary source materials, including interviews and videos that depict historic methods of farming

USDA Agriculture in the Classroom, Timeline


Craftspeople and Skilled Labor

Timber Framers Guild

Preservation Trade Network


Barn and Historic Building Preservation Organizations

Dutch Barn Preservation Society and Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Rural Living and Heritage Organizations

USDA Rural Information Center


Additional Links to Agricultural Resources on the Web (PA SHPO)

Do a Google search for “Farm Buildings” and find many free ebooks!

The Barn Pages – A networking site that facilitates the sale and reclamation of barns


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