BROWSE RESOURCES ABOUT ‘Military History’

  • Military history is an important subset of the history field. The AASLH Military History Committee provides advice and direction for the development of programs and services that benefit U.S. history institutions with a military focus as well as museums/historic sites with military items in their collections.

  • This two-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on the care, conservation, and exhibition of military artifacts in museum collections. Spend time working with conservators and curators to learn how to be better stewards of your military history collection. As a result of this workshop, participants should: Have a general knowledge of the basic types of military artifacts […]

  • The single most comprehensive source for the US Army from weapons, uniforms and equipment from 1775 to 2000 is free on the Internet. The Survey of U.S. Army Uniforms, Weapons, and Accoutrements by David Cole, was compiled as a classroom reference for the Army Museum System’s Basic Curatorial Methods Training Courses. This document may be used as […]

  • C-SPAN recording of Jon Meacham’s address on how presidents look to their predecessors for their own political inspirations. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. Mr. Meacham is the author of several presidential biographies, including American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.  The fifth Presidential Sites and Libraries Conference, Renewing Ideals and Engaging the […]

  • C-SPAN recording of Chip Colwell-Chathaphonh speaking about his book Massacre at Camp Grant: Forgetting and Remembering Apache History (University of Arizona Press; May 17, 2007). In his book he discusses a forgotten massacre on April 30, 1871, of more than a hundred Apache men, women, and children who had surrendered to the U.S. Army at […]

  • A summary of the conversations regarding the upcoming Civil War Sesquicentennial anniversary at the 2007 AASLH Annual Meeting. This piece reflects on the remarks and addresses given throughout the meeting. It also notes on the dialogue between session leaders and audience members which provided a number of observations and suggestions to guide AASLH and its […]

  • LISTEN: Download audio Museums may receive military related donations from veterans or their descendants that include items that are illegal, controversial, or are health or safety hazards. This session sponsored by AASLH’s Military History Affinity Group provides an overview of these problems, suggests solutions, and addresses how current military war trophy policies will affect future […]

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is most widely known today for the attempted slave revolt led by John Brown in 1859, the nucleus for the interpretation of the current national park. In The Making of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park: A Devil, Two Rivers, and a Dream, Moyer, and Shackel tell the behind-the-scenes story of […]

  • 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 […]

  • In recent years, historical organizations sought to chip away at the silence that long enveloped those involved in the Vietnam War. Their efforts to bring forward the stories of Vietnam veterans resulted in highly successful exhibitions, oral history collections, and public programs. Two of these efforts are the Senator John Heinz History Center’s exhibition Soul […]