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  • Technical Leaflet 196: A Guide to Resource Organizations

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    A Guide to Resource Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #196 by AASLH is a list of resource organizations representing 13 areas within the field, based on the most frequent questions that come across the desks of AASLH staff.

    A Guide to Resource Organizations is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #196 by AASLH is a list of resource organizations representing 13 areas within the field, based on the most frequent questions that come across the desks of AASLH staff. Organizations are listed in categories based on the types of services offered. Categories include computers, conservation, ethnic studies, folklore/folk life, genealogy, grants, historic preservation, history/American studies, library/archives, museums, and research.

  • Technical Leaflet 199: Historic Landscapes and Gardens: Procedures for Restoration

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    Historic Landscapes and Gardens: Procedures for Restoration is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #199 by John Jay Stewart, 1974; Revised By Deanna J. Kerrigan, 1997 tackles John Jay Stewart's original primer on restoration procedures for historic landscapes and gardens to reflect new techniques and resources.

    Historic Landscapes and Gardens: Procedures for Restoration is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #199 by John Jay Stewart, 1974; Revised By Deanna J. Kerrigan, 1997 tackles John Jay Stewart's original primer on restoration procedures for historic landscapes and gardens to reflect new techniques and resources. In this leaflet, readers find a step-by-step plan for carrying out the restoration process beginning with surveying existing conditions to continued maintenance of the landscape. Kerrigan takes into account practical concerns such as cost and resources available. She also provides solutions such as phased programming and substitutes for plants that may not be available. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 9, Historic House Restoration: Inside and Outside.

  • Technical Leaflet 200: Fancy Fonts, Border, and Boxes: Ten Tips to Better Newsletter Design

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    Fancy Fonts, Border, and Boxes: Ten Tips to Better Newsletter Design is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #200 by Rebecca Jacobsen Hagen provides tips for creating a newsletter or reviving an old design.

    Fancy Fonts, Border, and Boxes: Ten Tips to Better Newsletter Design is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #200 by Rebecca Jacobsen Hagen  provides tips for creating a newsletter or reviving an old design. Numerous organizations produce newsletters. Hagen shows how to plan the content and design of the newsletter with questions to ask before setting to work. Also included are design tips for each part of the newsletter with particular emphasis on low-cost options. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 13, Reaching Out to Your Audience.

  • Technical Leaflet 201: Explosive Ordnance Safety

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    Explosive Ordnance Safety is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #201 by Barbara Windle Moe provides a primer on dealing with obviously, and sometimes inconspicuously, dangerous explosive artifacts such as flares, Civil War cannonballs, and mines.

    Explosive Ordnance Safety is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #201 by Barbara Windle Moe provides a primer on dealing with obviously, and sometimes inconspicuously, dangerous explosive artifacts such as flares, Civil War cannonballs, and mines. Numerous seemingly unsuspicious ordnances find their way into museum collections. She explains the dangers of artifacts that have not been examined and provides steps for examining potentially explosive objects. Guidelines cover how to address official inspections from professionals who can claim objects inert or dispose of them properly, how to inventory potentially dangerous objects, and the need for regular re-inspections and tracking tools.

  • Technical Leaflet 202: Developing Effective Educational Programs

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    Developing Effective Educational Programs is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #202 by Deanna J. Kerrigan provides tips for developing educational programs that create meaningful and engaging experiences for visitors.

    Developing Effective Educational Programs is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #202 by Deanna J. Kerrigan provides tips for developing educational programs that create meaningful and engaging experiences for visitors. Museums and historical organizations realize the necessity to focus on the needs of their respective audiences. Deanna Kerrigan overviews learning theories and the different types of learning styles visitors have to guide teaching in museums. Kerrigan also addresses the issue of funding educational programs with tips for fundraising and the different types of funders that typically sponsor programs. A list of needs for specific audience segments and a checklist for programming are included to guide thinking about the needs of an audience when developing programming. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundles 3 and 24, Twenty-first Century Top Five.

  • Technical Leaflet 203: New Director! New Directions?

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    New Director! New Directions? is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #203 by Anne W. Ackerson provides tips for both job-seekers and the board selecting a new employee.

    New Director! New Directions? is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #203 by Anne W. Ackerson  provides tips for both job-seekers and the board selecting a new employee. Hiring a new director is a two-way street for the organization and the potential candidate. Ackerson provides guidance for boards assessing what they need in a candidate depending on the institution's development and also for potential employees determining the needs of the board. She breaks down three types of assessment that should occur between the candidate, board of directors, and institution -assessing where an institution is developmentally, assessing where the board is philosophically, and assessing where the director is professionally. Additionally, she provides a list of the roles a director plays that potential candidates and boards will find helpful as they look for a new position or director.

  • Technical Leaflet 204: Charting the Impact of Museum Exhibitions and Programs: Understanding the Public's Perspective

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    Charting the Impact of Museum Exhibitions and Programs: Understanding the Public's Perspective is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #204 by Gail Anderson and Adrienne Horn provides a comprehensive primer on evaluation, explaining what it is and its three common types, as well as practical guidelines for conducting an evaluation.

    Charting the Impact of Museum Exhibitions and Programs: Understanding the Public's Perspective is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #204 by Gail Anderson and Adrienne Horn provides a comprehensive primer on evaluation, explaining what it is and its three common types, as well as practical guidelines for conducting an evaluation. An overview of front-end evaluation, formative evaluation, and summative evaluation explains the difference between each type of assessment and what settings are most useful to employ them. This leaflet can be used to determine what type of evaluation to implement for a particular exhibition and the techniques used before, during, and after the evaluation. Also included are resources such as books, online sources, and organizations, to guide the evaluation process. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 6, Exhibit Planning, and Technical Leaflet Bundle 20, Self Assessment Toolkit.

  • Technical Leaflet 205: Selling History: A Practical Primer on Museum Product Development and Licensing

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    Selling History: A Practical Primer on Museum Product Development and Licensing is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #205 by Sandra L. Harris and Sandra M. Narva provide insights on how to find unique products that relate to the mission of the institution and its brand and how to market these items effectively.

    Selling History: A Practical Primer on Museum Product Development and Licensing is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #205 by Sandra L. Harris and Sandra M. Narva provide insights on how to find unique products that relate to the mission of the institution and its brand and how to market these items effectively. Stocking and marketing a museum gift shop can generate earned income for historical institutions. Educating store staff about the exhibits and history presented at an organization will help them successfully sell products related to that content. This leaflet shows how to train store staff properly and include them in the history a museum or organization interprets. Also included is a discussion on licensing products created by museums and its advantages. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 5, Funding Your Organization.

  • Technical Leaflet 206: Protecting Cultural Heritage Properties from Fire

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    Protecting Cultural Heritage Properties from Fire is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #206 by J. Andrew Wilson provides detailed, helpful tips for preventing fire, including controlling and safeguarding ignition and fuel sources.

    Protecting Cultural Heritage Properties from Fire is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #206 by J. Andrew Wilson provides detailed, helpful tips for preventing fire, including controlling and safeguarding ignition and fuel sources. Particularly important is the discussion of fire suppression systems as these are essential to the salvation of a historic property and collections once it catches on fire. 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 207: Glass Fibre-Optics Lighting for Historic Building

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    Glass Fibre-Optics Lighting for Historic Building is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #207 by Gersil N. Kay extols the benefits of using glass fibre-optics in museum settings, particularly historic buildings.

    Glass Fibre-Optics Lighting for Historic Building is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #207 by Gersil N. Kay extols the benefits of using glass fibre-optics in museum settings, particularly historic buildings. Lighting is necessary for seeing the objects that historical institutions hold but it also damages and ruins these objects. Kay explains the components of a glass fibre-optics lighting system and examples of museums that have opted for this type of lighting. Most useful is the set of guidelines and practical procedures for preparing and installing a glass fibre-optic system. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 9, Historic House Restoration: Inside and Outside.