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REPORTS AND POSITION PAPERS

  • Produced by AASLH's Public History Research Lab, this report assesses changes in in-person visitation from 2019 to 2020. It also describes the impact of COVID-19 on history organizations.

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  • PUBLISHED MARCH 2021

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  • PUBLISHED MAY 2020

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  • PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2019

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  • REVISED 2018

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Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinar: What is the History Leadership Institute? (October 2022)
RECORDED ON OCT. 19, 2022 | The History Leadership Institute is the best professional development opportunity for mid- and advanced-career professionals at history organizations of all types and sizes. Since 1959, HLI has provided people at all management levels the tools, ideas, and connections to enhance their ability to lead institutions and the field. Applications for History Leadership Institute Seminar will open October 17 are due December 31, 2022. Those interested in learning more are invited to join Dr. Ashley Bouknight-Claybrooks, Senior Manager of Professional Development, for an informational webinar about the program, application requirements, and scholarship opportunities.
Recorded Webinar: Managing Field Trips (Sponsored by Explorable Places)
RECORDED ON OCT. 6, 2022 | Managing Field Trips is an AASLH webinar sponsored and presented by Explorable Places.
Recorded Webinar: Intro to Tropy: Managing Archival Research Photos and Building Digital Collections
RECORDED ON JUN. 8, 2022 | Intro to Tropy: Managing Archival Research Photos and Building Digital Collections is an AASLH webinar. In this webinar, we will show you how to get started using Tropy to organize, label, and describe digital photos of archival material.

Technical Leaflets

  • 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.

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  • This multimedia bundle is a collection of AASLH Technical Leaflets and Recorded Webinars on topics of interest to students, academic programs, and emerging history professionals.

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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.

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  • Staying Connected: Developing/Maintaining Emergency Contact Lists is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #275 by Jessica Unger tackles emergency planning and disaster preparedness with helpful checklists and prioritization tips.

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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.

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