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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

  • Technical Leaflet 191: Using Oral History in Museums

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    Using Oral History in Museums is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #191 by Barbara Allen Bogart explains what oral history is while suggesting ways museums can incorporate oral histories into the documentation of collections' provenance, programming, and exhibitions.

    Using Oral History in Museums is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #191 by Barbara Allen Bogart explains what oral history is while suggesting ways museums can incorporate oral histories into the documentation of collections' provenance, programming, and exhibitions. Also included are examples of historical societies and museums running continuous collection programs of oral histories to better document the history of a locale. Bogart primarily focuses on the historical and programmatic uses of oral histories but she also briefly addresses effective ways of conducting oral history interviews. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 23, Interpreting History, and Technical Leaflet Bundle 12, Using Oral History.

  • Technical Leaflet 192: Effective Internship Programs

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    Effective Internship Programs is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #192 by T. Allan Comp, with Alex Rogers tackles the components necessary for successful internship programs and how any organization can implement one.

    Effective Internship Programs is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #192 by T. Allan Comp, with Alex Rogers tackles the components necessary for successful internship programs and how any organization can implement one. Internships can provide valuable experiences for institutions hosting students and the students who provide fresh ideas. Some historical organizations hesitate to provide internship opportunities because of the amount of time it takes to manage interns and to create meaningful projects that benefit all parties involved. Topics cover creating meaningful tasks, proper compensation, marketing, recruitment, and selection of interns. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 11, Not Just Warm Bodies.

  • Technical Leaflet 193: Draperies for American Windows

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    Draperies for American Windows is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #193 by Beverly Hafemeister provides tips for researching the original drapery in historic homes.

    Draperies for American Windows is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #193 by Beverly Hafemeister provides tips for researching the original drapery in historic homes. Determining the correct window dressings in a historic home can be a big challenge. Selecting proper draperies often requires an educated guess and Hafemeister guides historic house managers pulling gathered information from records and physical clues of the structure to make the best decision. Hafemeister also includes information on replacement strategies with practical tips about budgeting and communicating with the companies completing custom fabrication.For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 17, Historic House Care and Presentation.

  • Technical Leaflet 195: Bringing up Boomer: Archival Care of Mid-Twentieth Century Media

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    Bringing up Boomer: Archival Care of Mid-Twentieth Century Media is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #195 by Bruce Macleish and Greg Harris covers basic tips of how to properly mark and store photographs, photo albums, sound recordings, and film and video recordings.

    Bringing up Boomer: Archival Care of Mid-Twentieth Century Media is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #195 by Bruce Macleish and Greg Harris covers basic tips of how to properly mark and store photographs, photo albums, sound recordings, and film and video recordings. Since the end of the nineteenth century, more people have had access to photography and other forms of media. This access has led to an increase in the amount of material produced, leaving museums, archives, libraries, and historical institutions with a healthy historical record but also facing challenges of how to care for this mass of information. Bruce Macleish and Greg Harris explain what type of archival materials to use when storing these objects and how to handle objects properly to expand their lifespan for the historical record. For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 14, Conservation: Some Basics.