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REPORTS AND POSITION PAPERS

  • Position Paper: What's Next? A Guide to Museum Transitions and Closures

    PUBLISHED MARCH 2021

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  • Position Paper: Valuing History Collections

    PUBLISHED MAY 2020

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  • Report: National Visitation Report Summary

    PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 2019

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  • AASLH Statement of Standards and Ethics

    REVISED 2018

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  • Position Paper: Repurposing a Historic House/Site

    PUBLISHED SPRING 2009

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Recorded Webinars

Recorded Webinar: Is Your Organization Ready for Self-Assessment? (February 2021)
RECORDED ON FEB. 3, 2021 | Is Your Organization Ready for Self-Assessment? is an AASLH informational webinar presented by Alex Collins, AASLH Professional Development Manager. In this 35-minute webinar you will hear how the Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations (STEPS) can help your organization create a road map for meaningful change. This webinar is for organizations that are considering enrolling in the STEPS.
Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Augmenting Engagement
RECORDED ON JAN. 14, 2021 | Augmenting Engagement: Building Virtual Museum and Site Tours, Walking Tours, and Heritage Trails‚Äč is an AASLH webinar. In this follow-up webinar, David Trowbridge (Marshall University/Clio app) will showcase new features to Clio, a completely free virtual tour app developed with support from NEH and others. Joining David will be an NEH representative to discuss how people and organizations might use Clio, and a staff member from a small history site will share how they have used the app to engage with visitors. Join us for an exciting conversation about how you can use the Clio app (no special tech experience needed!) to promote and share the work your institution is doing and learn how your organization might use a resource like Clio as part of a grant.
Recorded Webinar: AASLH Conversations: Black Lives Matter and (the American) Revolution
RECORDED ON AUG. 21, 2020 | AASLH Conversations: Black Lives Matter and (the American) Revolution is an AASLH webinar. In this webinar, Michelle Lanier (North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites and Properties), Noelle Trent (The National Civil Rights Museum), and Steve Murray (Alabama Department of Archives & History) will consider the big issues of inclusive history and the Semiquincentennial.

Technical Leaflets

  • Technical Leaflet 292: Museums as Polling Sites: How Your Organization Can Serve Voters

    Museums as Polling Sites: How Your Organization Can Serve Voters is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #292, written by Charles A. Hyde, explains how sites can become polling places in their local communities to encourage civic participation and access through engagement and audience outreach.

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  • Technical Leaflet 288: Advocating for Your Organization with Local Government

    Advocating for Your Organization with Local Government is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #288, written by Sean Blinn, provides guidance and information on how to advocate for your organization with local government.

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  • Technical Leaflet 286: Choosing a Collections Management System

    Choosing a Collections Management System is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ‚ÄčTechnical 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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  • Multimedia Bundle: Emerging History Professionals and Academic Programs

    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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  • Technical Leaflet 284: 101 Ideas for New Revenue at 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. ‚ÄčTechnical Leaflet #284 offers a wide range of fundraising ideas for small and local history organizations.

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