Catalog Advanced Search

Search by Categories
Search in Packages
Search by Format
Search by Type
Search by Date Range
Products are filtered by different dates, depending on the combination of live and on-demand components that they contain, and on whether any live components are over or not.
Start
End
Search by Keyword
Sort By
  • Technical Leaflet 181: Wood Floor Management

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Wood Floor Management is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #181 by Michael W. Purser tackles a primer on how to create a management plan for caring for this commonly used material.

    Wood Floor Management is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #181 by Michael W. Purser tackles a primer on how to create a management plan for caring for this commonly used material. He provides step-by-step guidelines for planning, including inventorying all areas, identifying the problems with the floor, determining the project objective, stabilizing the interior environment, and evaluating the economics of options. Also included is an overview of the potential courses of actions. Each course of action is defined and described with a discussion of its advantages and disadvantages. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 17, Historic House Care and Presentation.

  • Technical Leaflet 182: The Time Capsule: Repository of the Past or Romantic Notion?

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The Time Capsule: Repository of the Past or Romantic Notion? is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #182 by Helen Fraser tackles the dangers of storing historic objects in containers underground and advises what containers and methods are best for protecting objects in time capsules.

    The Time Capsule: Repository of the Past or Romantic Notion? is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #182 by Helen Fraser tackles the dangers of storing historic objects in containers underground and advises what containers and methods are best for protecting objects in time capsules. She also overviews how to select items to place in the capsule. Fraser's leaflet explains the many cons of creating a time capsule and provides cautionary tales for continuing with the process but also attempts to provide practical solutions for meeting a community's needs.

  • Technical Leaflet 183: Disaster Planning for Cultural Institutions

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Disaster Planning for Cultural Institutions is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #183 by Beth C. Lindblom and Karen Motylewski provides a guide of how to create a disaster plan with helpful insights as to who should write it and its format.

    Disaster Planning for Cultural Institutions is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #183 by Beth C. Lindblom and Karen Motylewski provides a guide of how to create a disaster plan with helpful insights as to who should write it and its format. Disaster planning can help institutions sustain minimal damage in the wake of natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, fire, and other unfortunate crises. Lindblom and Motylewski overview steps for emergency preparation including how to identify risks, take measures to decrease those risks, write a plan that is integrated into the institution's daily operations, and collect the resources necessary to carry out the plan. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 4, Risk Management, and Technical Leaflet Bundle 21, May Day: Planning for Disaster.

  • Technical Leaflet 184: Student Projects and Internships in a Museum Setting

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Student Projects and Internships in a Museum Setting is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #184 by Mary Ellen Conaway outlines the planning necessary on both the part of the museum and the student.

     Student Projects and Internships in a Museum Setting is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #184 by Mary Ellen Conaway outlines the planning necessary on both the part of the museum and the student. Working with students to create meaningful projects and internships that meet the museum's needs requires proper planning and commitment of staff. Mary Ellen Conaway explains the hiring or acceptance process for interns, proper management practices, and tips for developing an internship program within a museum or historical institution. Also included are sample internship agreement forms and list of potential student projects and internships. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 11, Not Just Warm Bodies.

  • Technical Leaflet 185: The New Hampshire Project: A Cultural Resource Database

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    The New Hampshire Project: A Cultural Resource Database is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #185 by Linda Betts Burdick tackles explains how the New Hampshire Project formed, beginning with feasibility studies.

    The New Hampshire Project: A Cultural Resource Database is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #185 by Linda Betts Burdick tackles explains how the New Hampshire Project formed, beginning with feasibility studies. The New Hampshire Project is a statewide cultural database formed in the early 1990s that contains information about the cultural resources of New Hampshire. The project surveyed institutions across the state to determine their most significant collections. After receiving feedback, a follow-up survey asked for a description of the collection using the Collection Scope Form included in the leaflet. Once information was collected and entered in a database, a collections guide was printed and distributed to historical societies around the country. This case study shows how New Hampshire created a database of the state's collections and the benefits gained from it.

  • Technical Leaflet 186: Reaching Teachers: Helping Them Teach State and Local History

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Reaching Teachers: Helping Them Teach State and Local History is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #186 by Elise Schebler Dawson explains how the State Historical Society of Iowa reaches out to teachers and meets their curriculum needs.

    Reaching Teachers: Helping Them Teach State and Local History is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #186 by Elise Schebler Dawson explains how the State Historical Society of Iowa reaches out to teachers and meets their curriculum needs. She overviews the marketing tools employed by the society, such as a school tour brochure and teacher newsletter. The society connects with local and state education offices and professional education organizations in order to network with teachers and determine their needs. After conducting surveys with teachers, the society examined the curriculum of schools in Iowa and built programs around the state standards by creating pre-visit materials, a bibliography of materials related to local history, traveling artifact trunks, and in-service day programs focused on teaching with artifacts. Dawson shows how these efforts improved programming at the society for both teachers and students. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 8, Programs for Teachers and Students.

  • Technical Leaflet 187: Exhibit Mounts on a Budget

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Exhibit Mounts on a Budget is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #187 by Paula C. Doe, Curtis A. Peacock, and R. Eli Paul tackles methods for creating custom exhibit mounts that are professional but are relatively affordable for smaller museums and historical institutions.

    Exhibit Mounts on a Budget is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #187 by Paula C. Doe, Curtis A. Peacock, and R. Eli Paul tackles methods for creating custom exhibit mounts that are professional but are relatively affordable for smaller museums and historical institutions. Included is a discussion of the different types of mounts, their materials, and how to choose the proper mount for an object. Detailed instructions for creating mounts show small museum professionals how to create mounts in-house through images and diagrams. Also included are a list of resources that include institutions focused on conservation and ones that sell archival and exhibition materials.

  • Technical Leaflet 188: Storage Solutions for Oversized Paper Artifacts

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Storage Solutions for Oversized Paper Artifacts is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #188 by Mary Todd Glaser explains the best ways to store larger paper documents such as maps, posters, and large prints.

    Storage Solutions for Oversized Paper Artifacts is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #188 by Mary Todd Glaser explains the best ways to store larger paper documents such as maps, posters, and large prints. A guide for the ideal storage pieces and an explanation of why this type of furniture is best will help curators adapt storage for their collections, regardless of budget. Also included is a discussion of what materials to use when storing objects within flat files and boxes, such as folders and polyester film and window mats. Glaser addresses more specific problems such as storage of extremely large paper artifacts and relaxing brittle materials using humidification. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 1, Archive Basics.

  • Technical Leaflet 189: Building Ideas Together: A Process for Effective Idea Development

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Building Ideas Together: A Process for Effective Idea Development is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #189 by Vincent A. Ciulla, Jr. tackles how to build an effective team and advisory group for idea development.

    Building Ideas Together: A Process for Effective Idea Development is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #189 by Vincent A. Ciulla, Jr. tackles how to build an effective team and advisory group for idea development. Ciulla emphasizes the importance of drafting a mission statement and a set of intentions that set the precedent for how the creative process will operate. He provides a list of intentions that create an open and sharing atmosphere such as no editing and debating. Ciulla discusses the pros and cons of having a designated leader and provides insight for how to successfully facilitate the process. Finally, an outline of the idea building process is included with different methods for building ideas such as the brain bump, card sorting, clustering, titling, and bubble diagramming.

  • Technical Leaflet 190: How (& Why) to Form a Purchasing Cooperative

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    How (& Why) to Form a Purchasing Cooperative is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #190 by Lynn Swain and Duffy Keller, CPPO ses the Colorado/Wyoming Association of Museums' purchasing cooperative as an example and highlights its success in providing its members with knowledge about museum vendors and reduced prices on supplies.

    How (& Why) to Form a Purchasing Cooperative is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #190 by Lynn Swain and Duffy Keller, CPPO ses the Colorado/Wyoming Association of Museums' purchasing cooperative as an example and highlights its success in providing its members with knowledge about museum vendors and reduced prices on supplies. Lynn Swain and Duffy Keller explain how to create a purchasing cooperative with step-by-step instructions, beginning with forming a purchasing committee and ending with the bidding process for supplies. Also included are examples of forms the Colorado/Wyoming Association of Museums committee drafted for purchasing and bidding on products. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 22, Help in a Tough Economy.