• Table of Contents: On Doing Local History: One Saturday: Two Takes by Carol Kammen History Bytes: Looking Forward by Tim Grove It Goes On by Garrison Keillor Reflections on the Journey by Marilyn Carlson Nelson Sharing Human Experience: The Story of Hole in the Day by Anton Treuer It’s About the Story! A Revolution in […]

  • Noted author and local historian Carol Kammen spoke at the 2015 Leadership in History Awards banquet. Since 1995, Carol’s column, “On Doing Local History,” has appeared regularly in our magazine, History News. Her books include On Doing Local History, The Pursuit of Local History: Readings on Theory and Practice, the Encyclopedia of Local History, and Zen and the Art […]

  • Dr. Treuer is the Executive Director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University and author of thirteen books. He has a B.A. from Princeton University and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is editor of the Oshkaabewis Native Journal, the only academic journal of the Ojibwe language. Dr. […]

  • Have you always wondered what the AASLH awards program is? Do you feel that your organization is too small to win a national award? AASLH knows that organizations across the country do amazing work in the field of state and local history and want to recognize your efforts. Join this free informational webinar to learn […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Edwin C. Bridges graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. He taught history in high school in Greenville and also taught at Georgia Tech before joining the staff of the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1976. […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Jim Loewen’s address at the 2010 Leadership in History Awards Banquet. Loewen speaks of the misconceptions commonly pervaded throughout history classes in America. He first speaks of the minimal history classes that an average museum visitor takes, and the diluted quality of the classes themselves. He then breaks down some sites that make historic […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio In his Awards Banquet address at the 2011 Annual Meeting, Ed Ayers discusses the subject of memory by recounting his experience with the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War. He speaks of the hurtful emotions that can be conjured up by these types of anniversaries that are charged with our country’s painful […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Excerpts from historian James H. Madison’s address at the Leadership in History Awards banquet at the 2009 AASLH Annual Meeting. Madison laments the state of interest in history in his home state of Illinois. He equates this lack of pride in the past to an American populace that is more interested in the […]

  • In his remarks upon receiving the AASLH Award of Distinction, Charles F. Bryan, Jr. speaks of the recent project Turning Points and its parallel to his, and many other history professionals’, career path. Bryan says that most of them have experienced that moment in their life that put them on the path to their history profession. […]