The University of Arizona recognizes that historical, archaeological, cultural, and architectural resources must be considered in the planning for land and facility use and development. The purpose of this policy is to express the University's stewardship role and responsibilities regarding the preservation of these resources within the University Planning Area and at other locations owned by or under the control of the University (e.g., Campus Agriculture Center, Tumamoc).
“Adaptive Use” refers to a rehabilitative process of returning a property (building) to a state of utility through repair or alteration, which makes possible an efficient contemporary (institutional) use while preserving those portions and features of the property which are significant to its historic, architectural, and cultural values.
“Archaeological Discovery” is any previously unknown historic or prehistoric ruin, burial ground, or site including fossilized footprints, inscriptions made by human agency, or any other archaeological, paleontological, or historical feature.
“Historic Resource” is any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in, or eligible for inclusion in, the National or State Register of Historic Places. This term includes artifacts, records, and remains that are related to and located within such properties. The term "eligible for inclusion in the National or State Register" includes properties determined as such by the Secretary of the Interior or the State Historic Preservation Office and all other properties that meet National or State Register listing criteria.
“Preservation” refers not only to the preservation in place of a building or other cultural resources, but also to the preservation of information about that resource.
“State Historic Preservation Act of 1982” contains regulations designed to identify and protect significant resources on property owned or controlled by the state.
“Arizona Antiquities Act of 1960 (as amended)” contains regulations designed to identify and protect significant archaeological resources on property owned or controlled by the state.
“State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)” is the state office designated by the governor to administer the state historic preservation program pursuant to state legislation.
University of Arizona, Comprehensive Campus Plan, Adopted 2003
City of Tucson, University Area Plan, adopted 1989
City of Tucson, Historic District and Landmark Ordinance 1989
State Historic Preservation Act of 1982
Arizona Antiquities Act of 1960, as amended
Arizona Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Secretary of the Interior "Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings” (rev 1983)