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 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.
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.
Technical Leaflet 263: What's the Big Idea? Using Listening Sessions to Build Relationships and Relevance
What's the Big Idea? Using Listening Sessions to Build Relationships and Relevance is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #263 by Janeen Bryant and Kamille Bostick tackles how the Levine Museum of the New South reveals the power and process of using listening sessions to build relationships and relevance.
Technical Leaflet 265: From (A)rts to (Z)ombies: A Young Friends Group How-To
From (A)rts to (Z)ombies: A Young Friends Group How-To is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #265 by Astra Haldeman tackles how The Abbe Museum formed the Abbe Underground, an affinity group for the Gen X and Gen Y community, how they did it, and their ongoing challenges.
Technical Leaflet 266: Developing Comprehensive Interpretation of Slavery at Historic Sites
Developing Comprehensive Interpretation of Slavery at Historic Sites is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #266 by Kristin L. Gallas and James DeWolf Perry tackles the results of a survey to explore the needs and challenges in interpreting slavery.
Technical Leaflet 267: Not Just a Bunch of Facts: Crafting Dynamic Interpretive Manuals
Not Just a Bunch of Facts: Crafting Dynamic Interpretive Manuals is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #267 by Donna R. Braden tackles strategies for focusing and organizing a written manual that will help to ensure meaningful and memorable presentations for diverse audiences.
Technical Leaflet 268: Building Better Budgets
Building Better Budgets is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #268 by Stacy L. Klingler and Laura B. Roberts tackles the tricky issue of budgets: how to make them, how to use them, and how they can help you evaluate your organization and goals.
Technical Leaflet 269: Improving Financial Management
Improving Financial Management is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #269 by Stacy L. Klingler and Laura B. Roberts tackles moveing beyond the topic of budgets into a discussion of long-term strategic financial management.
Technical Leaflet 270: Integrating Science at a History Museum
Integrating Science at a History Museum is an AASLH Technical Leaflet. AASLH Technical Leaflets are brief, practical guides on how to do history. ​Technical Leaflet #270 by Catherine Hughes, Brian Mancuso, and Allison Cosbey tackles the development of an exhibition that combines science museum activities with historical stories, objects, and settings, offering history museums a possible road map to effectively introduce science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) into their institutions.