To supplement our suggested list of questions you should be prepared to answer prior to preserving a site, following is a list of individuals and organizations both at the local and state levels that you should contact. Select those individuals and organizations that are most applicable to the particular needs of the artist and the site. Contact with the first group listed should be initiated immediately. Above all, do not be overwhelmed. Retain your sense of humor and perseverance. Letters of support from any of these individuals and organizations will help obtain recognition for the artist and promote preservation of the site:
1. Local Service Organizations and Resources – contact immediately
2. State and Federal Government The support of these politically powerful individuals can only help hasten the restoration and preservation of an environment: the Governor; Secretary of State; State Senators; and local Congresspersons.
3. State Government Offices and Arts Agencies These offices and agencies could help pinpoint individuals and/or documentation assisting preservation efforts: the State Chamber of Commerce; Department of Tourism; Library and Archives; Department of Parks and Recreation; Museums; Historical Preservation organizations; Architectural associations; and Folklore/Folklife Departments.
4. Other In the longer term you may want to contact local and county libraries that may serve as resources for, or repositories of a site archive; museums/galleries/art centers; and individuals with site documentation (slides; photographs; tapes; and other unpublished material).