• Annotated Bibliography Audience Research and Evaluation in History Museums and Related Institutions   Getting Started with Evaluation Diamond, Judy, Michael Horn, and David H. Uttal. 2016. Practical Evaluation Guide: Tools for Museums and Other Settings, third edition. Rowman & Littlefield/AASLH. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide to conducting evaluation provides museum practitioners with basic concepts and tools needed […]

  • Fred Wilson’s innovative exhibits at the Maryland Historical Society in 1992 and Haas-Lilienthal House in 1993 did not dramatically transform the interpretation of African American history and culture at museums and historic sites as some had hoped (or perhaps feared), however, much has happened in the last twenty years as demonstrated by this bibliography of theses, dissertations, official […]

  • This highly selective bibliography compiles resources for archives and archival management. It is broken into six categories: general references, basic functions, special records types, specific repositories, archival administration and its relationship to other professions, and the development, present state, and future directions of the archival profession. Each resource includes a concise description of its usefulness […]

  • This leaflet is meant to guide professionals who are not well-versed in caring for archival materials but find their positions require knowledge of caring for historic documents and manuscripts. Sources are organized by general references that are broad in scope by the topics covered, references on basic techniques, manuals on special record types, and readings […]

  • Historical research requires a strong grounding in secondary sources. This is true for local history as well but finding secondary sources for local topics can prove challenging. Richard J. Cox explains the need and value for local history bibliographies and encourages professionals working in local history institutions, such as historic structures, local libraries, manuscript collections, […]