American Association for State & Local History

Nearby History
by David E. Kyvig ~ Paperback / softback

A comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches...

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$84.00
Archival Basics
by Charlie Arp ~ Hardback

Archival Basics for Historic Record Collections is an introduction to the concepts, policies, infrastructure and tasks needed to collect, preserve and make archival collections available to researchers. The book is based on content presented in workshops by the Council of State Archivists and presen...

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$171.00
Archival Basics
by Charlie Arp ~ Paperback / softback

Archival Basics for Historic Record Collections is an introduction to the concepts, policies, infrastructure and tasks needed to collect, preserve and make archival collections available to researchers. The book is based on content presented in workshops by the Council of State Archivists and presen...

Pre-order - out 15 May 2019
$93.00
Monument Culture
Hardback

Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World brings together a collection of essays from scholars and cultural critics working on the meanings of monuments and memorials in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a time of great social and politi...

Pre-order - out 15 May 2019
$155.00
Monument Culture
Paperback / softback

Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World brings together a collection of essays from scholars and cultural critics working on the meanings of monuments and memorials in the second decade of the twenty-first century, a time of great social and politi...

Pre-order - out 15 May 2019
$77.00
Private History in Public
by Tammy S. Gordon ~ Hardback

In small community museums, truck stops, restaurants, bars, barbershops, schools, and churches, people create displays to tell the histories that matter to them. Much of this history is personal: family history, community history, history of a trade, or the history of something considered less than ...

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$264.00
Nearby History
by David E. Kyvig ~ Hardback

A comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches...

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$302.00
The Promise of Cultural Institutions
by David Carr ~ Paperback / softback

This thought-provoking collection of essays is essential reading for anyone who cares about cultural institutions and their role in the community of learners. These institutions - often museums or libraries - have the power to profoundly alter our sense of ourselves and of the world around us, but t...

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$113.00
Local Schools
by Ronald E. Butchart ~ Paperback / softback

While exploring your nearby history, you will find that your community's schools have helped to shape its traditions and culture. Yet, how do you go about digging into your educational past? Fortunately, Local Schools provides this information, aiding you in your search. Prompting questions concerni...

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$97.00
Archives for the Lay Person
by Lois Hamill ~ Hardback

For volunteers or staff at small organizations, collections management can be a daunting task. Archives for the Lay Person is a guidebook for people who care for historical records, photographs, and collections but do not have the appropriate professional training. Lois Hamill provides practical, st...

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$238.00
A Graveyard Preservation Primer
by Lynette Strangstad ~ Hardback

A Graveyard Preservation Primer has proven itself to be a time-tested resource for those who are seeking information regarding the protection and preservation of historic graveyards. It was first written to help stewards of early burial grounds responsibly and effectively preserve their graveyards. ...

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$222.00
Free and Easy Website Design for Museums and Historic Sites
by Kelsey J. S. Ransick ~ Hardback

Alongside a general introduction to website development and design, this book features instructional guides for four of the most popular WYSIWYG editors. With an eye to the specific needs of museums and historic sites, Free and Easy Website Design for Museums and Historic Sites leads readers through...

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$171.00
Museum Administration 2.0
by Hugh H Genoways ~ Hardback

Wondering what a museum director actually does? About to start your first director's job? Looking for guidance in starting up a museum or working with a museum director? Hugh Genoways, Lynne Ireland, and Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko have taken the mystery out and replaced it with experience, wisdom, and ...

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$230.00
An American Association for State and Local History Guide to Making...
Paperback / softback

Gain insight into history organizations of all shapes and sizes in this book, which addresses the opportunities and challenges of public historians' work through the prism of the past, present, and future of our communities and institutions, as well as the public history field itself. Featuring essa...

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$106.00
Cemetery Tours and Programming
by Rachel Wolgemuth ~ Paperback / softback

Cemetery Tours and Programming: A Guide shows the range and opportunities of cemetery programming which go beyond the basic starting points like dog-walking or traditional historic walking tours. While most cemeteries do not have a large paid staff, the book is accessible to anyone (a paid staff, vo...

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$99.00
Folklife and Museums
Hardback

Much has changed in the fields of museology and folklife during the past 30 years, when Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings was first published by AASLH Press in 1987. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretica...

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$297.00
Exhibit Makeovers
by Alice Parman ~ Paperback / softback

Since its publication in 2008, Exhibit Makeovers has been a useful do-it-yourself handbook for museum staff and volunteers. Exhibit Makeovers is a workbook that provides grounding in interpretive principles, how-to-advice, step-by-step guidance, and moral support for in-house exhibit planning and de...

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$101.00
Marketing on a Shoestring Budget
by Deborah Pitel ~ Paperback / softback

Here's a one-stop marketing guide just for small museums and historic sites. In an age when many local historical associations and museums take money from their marketing budget because resources are tight, which can start a vicious cycle of reduced marketing reach, lower visitation, and then even...

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$100.00
Introduction to Public History
by Cherstin M. Lyon ~ Paperback / softback

Introduction to Public History: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences is a brief foundational textbook for public history. It is organized around the questions and ethical dilemmas that drive public history in a variety of settings, from local community-based projects to international case studi...

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$109.00
Museums in Motion
by Edward P. Alexander ~ Paperback / softback

Here is a complete introduction to the history of museums, types of museums, and the key roles that museums play in the twenty-first century. Following an introductory chapter looking at what a museum is today, Part I looks at the history and types of museums: art and design museums natural histo...

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$94.00
Programming for People with Special Needs
by Katie Stringer ~ Hardback

The book features the seven keys to creating effective programming for people with special needs, especially elementary and secondary students with intellectual disabilities: *Sensitivity and awareness training *Planning and communication *Timing *Engagement and social/life skills *Object-centered a...

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$197.00
The Care and Display of Historic Clothing
by Karen M. DePauw ~ Paperback / softback

Wearable textiles hold their own stories of trade, manufacture and regionalism, just to name a few; they also tell a personal tale of the individuals who created our history. When we look at a piece of clothing, a coat, a dress, an undergarment, we see an item that is more personal, more closely rel...

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$128.00
Leading Museums Today
by Martha Morris ~ Paperback / softback

In Leading Museums Today: Theory and Practice, readers learn about leadership theory in both for profit and nonprofit worlds and how to effectively master the role of both leader and follower. Literature from business and non-profit management as well as the insights of current thought leaders provi...

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$75.00
Folklife and Museums
Paperback / softback

Much has changed in the fields of museology and folklife during the past 30 years, when Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings was first published by AASLH Press in 1987. Folklife and Museums: Twenty-First Century Perspectives is a brand new collection of cutting-edge essays that combine theoretic...

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$114.00
Museum and Historic Site Management
by Samantha Chmelik ~ Hardback

Museum and Historic Site Management utilizes the classic business case study approach to help museum and public history professionals think through different scenarios and understand/anticipate different points of view in resolving issues. The thirty case study topics include board management, fundr...

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$185.00
Why Old Places Matter
by Thompson M. Mayes ~ Hardback

Why Old Places Matter is the only book that explores the reasons that old places matter to people. Although people often feel very deeply about the old places of their lives, they don't have the words to express why. This book brings these ideas together in evocative language and with illustrative i...

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$118.00
American Artifacts of Personal Adornment, 1680-1820
by Carolyn L. White ~ Hardback

The first comprehensive guide to identifying and interpreting items such as buttons, clasps, buckles, combs, and other items of personal adornment in early American museum collections and archaeological sites.Author BiographyCarolyn L. White is assistant professor of historical archaeology in the De...

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$345.00
Archives for the Lay Person
by Lois Hamill ~ Paperback / softback

For volunteers or staff at small organizations, collections management can be a daunting task. Archives for the Lay Person is a guidebook for people who care for historical records, photographs, and collections but do not have the appropriate professional training. Lois Hamill provides practical, st...

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$87.00
The Care of Prints and Drawings
by Margaret Holben Ellis ~ Paperback / softback

The 2nd edition of The Care of Prints and Drawings provides practical, straightforward advice to those responsible for the preservation of works on paper, ranging from curators, facility managers, conservators, registrars, collection care specialists, private collectors, artists, or students of muse...

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$92.00
Ideas and Images
Paperback / softback

Ideas and Images presents eleven case studies, walking you through the process of developing interpretive history exhibits. Learn how to identify and build new audiences, work with consultants and experts, cope with institutional change, present temporary and permanent exhibitions, and experiment wi...

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$119.00
New Solutions for House Museums
by Donna Ann Harris ~ Hardback

A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ...

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$269.00
Telling History
by Joyce M Thierer ~ Hardback

Telling History is a manual for creating well-researched and engaging historical presentations. As museums and other informal learning institutions work to create new and appealing programs, many are turning to dramatic impersonations accompanied by informed discussions to educate their audiences. T...

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$253.00
Adult Museum Programs
by Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer ~ Paperback / softback

Bonnie Sachatello-Sawyer and her co-authors have taken an important study and turned it into an intriguing, readable, and practical book. Adult learners provide a unique opportunity for museum educators, but what are adult learners looking for? What motivates them to take a class or attend a museum ...

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$119.00
Women and Museums
by Victor J Danilov ~ Paperback / softback

Women and Museums is a comprehensive directory of museums for, by, and about women, providing information about interpretive themes, historical significance of collections, and cultural and social relevance to women, along with programming events and facility information. Useful cross-reference guid...

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$200.00
The Small Museum Toolkit
Paperback

As a small museum staff person, you are responsible for a lot, including areas outside of your expertise or training. You need a quick reference that makes the process of becoming a sustainable, valued institution less overwhelming. The Small Museum Toolkit is a collection of six books that serves a...

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$480.00
Nomenclature 4.0 for Museum Cataloging
Hardback

Nomenclature 4.0 for Museum Cataloging is an updated and expanded edition of Robert G. Chenhall's system for classifying human-made objects, originally published in 1978. The Chenhall system is the standard cataloging tool for thousands of museums and historical organizations across the United State...

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$218.00
Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums
by Jane Merritt ~ Paperback / softback

Preventive Conservation for Historic House Museums is a primer on the preventive care practices that these unique sites need to slow the rate of deterioration and prevent damage and wear to the property and its collections. It proposes a collaborative approach to preservation planning that is based ...

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$167.00
Encyclopedia of Local History
Hardback

The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. This encyclopedia provides both the casual browser and the dedicated historian with adept commentary by bringing the voices of over one hundre...

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$367.00
Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning
by Gerald George ~ Hardback

Are you thinking of starting a museum? Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning uses straightforward, non-technical language to share the basics of museum planning in an evening's read. The third edition has been fully revised and updated to address the current issues facing new museums, inc...

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$247.00
A Place to Remember
by Robert R. Archibald ~ Paperback / softback

Well-known public historian Robert Archibald's personal exploration of the intersections of history, memory, and community reveals how we participate in the making and sustaining of community as well as how we remember the community that shaped us. Writing in a rich literary narrative, Archibald ble...

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$114.00