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  • Technical Leaflet 278: Cleaning House: A Guide to Deaccessioning and Abandoned Property

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    Cleaning House: A Guide to Deaccessioning and Abandoned Property is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #278 by Alli Rico tackles discusses the needs and concerns associated with deaccessioning items from a museum.

    Cleaning House: A Guide to Deaccessioning and Abandoned Property is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #278 by Alli Rico tackles discusses the needs and concerns associated with deaccessioning items from a museum. Museum collections must be constantly re-evaluated to make sure they are supporting the institution's mission and interpretive goals, as well as meeting the needs of dynamic audiences. Removing objects from collections can involve issues of ownership, provenance, and property law, and should be undertaken thoughtfully and methodically with plenty of supporting documentation.

  • Technical Leaflet 279: Students and Community Organizations: Creating Productive Partnerships

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    Students and Community Organizations: Creating Productive Partnerships is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #279 by Anne Lindsay tackles how institutions can prepare for partnerships with students to get the maximum benefits out of the relationship for both sides.

    Students and Community Organizations: Creating Productive Partnerships is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #279 by Anne Lindsay tackles how institutions can prepare for partnerships with students to get the maximum benefits out of the relationship for both sides.  Partnerships with community organizations and local stakeholders are extremely beneficial for students is undergraduate and graduate programs. These partnerships can take a number of forms, from volunteering to class projects to internships and more intensive thesis opportunities.

  • Technical Leaflet 280: Environment and the Care of Prints and Drawings

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    Environment and the Care of Prints and Drawings is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #280 by Margaret Holben Ellis explains how to determine what conditions are best from a preservation point of view and how to objectively examine those that are also achievable and sustainable for historical organizations.

    Environment and the Care of Prints and Drawings is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #280 by Margaret Holben Ellis explains how to determine what conditions are best from a preservation point of view and how to objectively examine those that are also achievable and sustainable for historical organizations. Every institution wants to give its collection of prints and drawings the best possible protection from poor environmental conditions resulting from air pollution, temperature, humidity, and light. Without being a heating and cooling engineer, you can determine what environmental conditions are best for your collection and learn how to measure and monitor them.

  • Technical Leaflet 281: Get to Work: Crafting Cover Letters and Resumes for Emerging Professionals

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    Crafting Cover Letters and Resumes for Emerging Professionals is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #281 by Michael Dove and Krista McCracken tackles best practices in the public history field for resume and cover letter creation to better enable you to reach the interviewing stage.

    Crafting Cover Letters and Resumes for Emerging Professionals is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #281 by Michael Dove and Krista McCracken tackles best practices in the public history field for resume and cover letter creation to better enable you to reach the interviewing stage. It offers practical advice relating to formatting resumes, tailoring cover letters, highlighting one's strengths, building and maintaining an online presence, and successfully plying the application process. 

  • Technical Leaflet 282: Inclusive Interpretation Tips

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    Inclusive Interpretation Tips is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #282 by Seema Rao tackles a concrete method to develop diverse interpretation.

    Inclusive Interpretation Tips is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #282 by Seema Rao tackles a concrete method to develop diverse interpretation. How can you expand and diversify museum visitors? Consider what you are offering. Are you inviting them to find something relevant to what you are offering? Are you offering something that feels relevant? The former question characterizes a museum-centered approach. Visitor-centered interpretation, on the other hand, is about developing ideas that feel relevant to diverse audiences. Seema Rao of Brilliant Idea Studio presents a step-by-step approach to assessing your museum's interpretation with respect to inclusion and provides practical tips for creating experiences and exhibits that amplify diverse voices and invite participation and reflection by all types of visitors.

  • Technical Leaflet 283: Fundraising Basics for Local History Organizations

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    Fundraising Basics for Local History Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #283 by Jamie Simek tackles fundraising strategies for small and local history organizations.

    Fundraising Basics for Local History Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #283 by Jamie Simek tackles fundraising strategies for small and local history organizations. By understanding what potential donors want from your site, you can better align their goals with your own and foster meaningful relationships that benefit both parties. Understanding fundraising is essential for every type of site.

  • Technical Leaflet 284: 101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations

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    101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #284 offers a wide range of fundraising ideas for small and local history organizations.

    101 Ideas for New Revenue at History Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #284 offers a wide range of fundraising ideas for small and local history organizations in six categories: programs and tours, facilities and policies, partnerships, reevaluating existing offerings, community relations, and products.

  • Technical Leaflet 285: Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices

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    Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #285 contains a rubric developed by the National Summit on Teaching Slavery to provide institutions with guidance in the meaningful and ethical interpretation of the topic of slavery.

    Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #285 contains a rubric developed by the National Summit on Teaching Slavery to provide institutions with guidance in the meaningful and ethical interpretation of the topic of slavery. 

  • Technical Leaflet 286: Choosing a Collections Management System

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    Choosing a Collections Management System is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #286, developed by the AASLH Collections Management Systems Task Force, outlines best practices in selecting a collections management system for your institution.

    Choosing a Collections Management System is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #286, developed by the AASLH Collections Management Systems Task Force, outlines best practices in selecting a collections management system for your institution. 

  • Technical Leaflet 287: Care and Management of Vehicle Macro-Artifacts

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    Care and Management of Vehicle Macro-Artifacts is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #287, written by Marc Sammis and Kurt R. Bell, provides guidance and well-tested recommendations for the care of vehicle-type macro-artifacts in order to ensure the long-term preservation and interpretive value of these unique pieces.

    Macro-artifacts such as cars, airplanes, locomotives, and other large vehicles are often the stars of their collections, but have specific and numerous care needs that may intimidate museums and curators. Care and maintenance of macro-artifacts is both costly and constant if you want to keep them in good condition and available for public viewing. Macro-artifacts that are not well-maintained will suffer, and visitors will notice if these impressive items are left to deteriorate. 

    Care and Management of Vehicle Macro-Artifacts is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #287, written by Marc Sammis and Kurt R. Bell, provides guidance and well-tested recommendations for the care of vehicle-type macro-artifacts in order to ensure the long-term preservation and interpretive value of these unique pieces.

    Marc Sammis has been the Curator of the U.S. Army Transportation Museum in Fort Eustis, Virginia, since 2005, and previously worked at the U.S. Army Center of Military History and the National Museum of the United States Army. A member of the Company of Military Historians, Marc also hosted the 2018 AASLH Military Collections Camp workshop. 

    Kurt R. Bell is Railroad Archivist for the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission at the Pennsylvania State Archives. He has worked on and operated historic steam locomotives and railcars across the country, and is the author of two books and over sixty articles on railroad history, technology, and preservation.