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 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.
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.
Technical Leaflet 285: Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices
Engaging Descendant Communities in the Interpretation of Slavery: A Rubric of Best Practices is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #285 contains a rubric developed by the National Summit on Teaching Slavery to provide institutions with guidance in the meaningful and ethical interpretation of the topic of slavery.
Multimedia Bundle: Archives Management
This multimedia bundle is a collection of AASLH Technical Leaflets and Recorded Webinars about managing archives.
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. ​Technical Leaflet #284 offers a wide range of fundraising ideas for small and local history organizations.