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  • Willa Baum once again shares her enormous knowledge of oral history in her second AASLH book, focusing this time on what to do when ending interviews, how to decide whether or not to transcribe, how to process data, and how to transcribe. Also provided are detailed instructions on auditing tapes, editing, working with legal agreements, […]

  • Offering expert advice for every phase of museum store management, this volume is essential reading for anyone planning to open or manage a museum store. Mary Miley Theobald takes the guesswork out of planning and managing the museum store, informing the manager on all relevant topics such as sales tables, profits, licensing, training, product promotion, […]

  • Why does Digital Imaging start with a glossary?┬áSo that right from the beginning readers learn to ‘speak digital.” Koelling demystifies the process of planning and managing a digitizing project, including important issues of copyright and ethics, choosing equipment, weighing technical alternatives, and creating databases. These are not the trendy details that will be out of […]

  • The Oral History Manual is designed to help anyone interested in doing oral history research to think like an oral historian. Recognizing that oral history is a research methodology, the authors first define oral history and provide an overview of its various applications. They then examine in detail the processes of planning and doing oral […]

  • Book Two of the Small Museum Toolkit Set. Small museums must adopt policies of financial responsibility and stability if they are to last. Through an organized commitment to transparency and accountability, small museums can achieve sound financial management just like their larger counterparts. In Financial Resource Development and Management (Book 2 of the Small Museum […]

  • Writing Local History Today guides local historians through the process of researching, writing, and publishing their work. Mason and Calder present step-by-step advice to guide aspiring authors to a successful publication and focus not only on how to write well but also how to market and sell their work. The book also features: Discussion of […]

  • Public historians have numerous stakeholders in the history they present and interpret, all with set agendas and bias. Public historians working with corporate histories experience another layer of expectations of how history should be interpreted. Neil Dahlstrom of the Deere and Company Archives reflects on the unique challenges corporate historians face and provides his own […]

  • The Outagamie County Historical Society of Appleton, Wisconsin, once held a large collection of Houdini artifacts, drawing national attention to the regional museum. The museum signed a lease with Sidney H. Radner, an aggressive loaner with expensive demands. Radner soon forced control over the museum and its staff, moving the institution away from its mission. […]

  • Cecil Poole overcame many obstacles in his life to become a U.S. Circuit Judge. Upon his death, friends and those knowledgeable about his life’s work took it upon themselves to preserve some of Poole’s personal documents and thus created the Judge Cecil Poole Biography Project. They hoped that by preserving the papers and telling about […]

  • This article addresses the challenges that can come along with introducing GLBT history into already established museum exhibits and historic houses. The challenges include: Institutional policies against discussing sexuality Lack of documentary evidence Applying modern labels to historical figures Pressure from stakeholders to avoid controversial topics. Many examples come from the interpretation of residences of […]