Technical Leaflets

Since 1960, history professionals have been sharing their expertise with AASLH members through these clear and succinct how-to guides. Whether you are seeking information on management and administration, interpretation, research practices, or preservation techniques, or any other subject related to the practice of public history, there’s probably a Technical Leaflet that will help.

Technical Leaflet 294: Creating Digital Content for Museums and Historic Sites
Technical Leaflet 294: Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #294, written by Mark Breske and Liz Hobson of the Idaho State Historical Society, explains how sites can plan and create content for digital audiences that is effective, mission-driven, and relevant.
Technical Leaflet 293: Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens
Technical Leaflet 293: Interpreting Slavery with Children and Teens is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #293, written by Kristin L. Gallas, explains how sites can sites can interpret the difficult history of American slavery with young visitors and school groups in ways that foster empathy and employ dialogue and engagement techniques.
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.
Technical Leaflet 291: Telling Inclusive Stories When Your Collections Are Stuck in the Past
Telling Inclusive Stories When Your Collections Are Stuck in the Past is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #291, written by Meghan Gelardi Holmes, Steven Lubar, Jessie MacLeod, William Stoutamire, and Carrie Villar, discusses strategies for finding and interpreting inclusive stories with limited or missing material evidence.
Technical Leaflet 290: 3-D Technologies for Exhibits and Programming
3-D Technologies for Exhibits and Programming is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #290, written by Katie Stringer Clary and Carolyn Dillian, explains how to use 3-D printing technology to create accurate replicas and more dynamic exhibits and programs for audiences with a variety of abilities.
Technical Leaflet 289: Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites
Interpreting the Environment at Museums and Historic Sites is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. Technical Leaflet #289, written by Debra A. Reid and David D. Vail, explains how to identify and craft a whole environmental story at your site in order to help staff and visitors be more environmentally literate at a time when it matters most.
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.
Technical Leaflet 287: Care and Management of Vehicle Macro-Artifacts
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.
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. ​Technical Leaflet #286, developed by the AASLH Collections Management Systems Task Force, outlines best practices in selecting a collections management system for your institution.