Resources

Museum Universe Data File

Resources for starting a new museum

  • Ambrose, Timothy and Crispin Paine. Museum Basics. New York, NY: Routledge, 1993. 331 pages.
  • Burcaw, C. Ellis. Introduction to Museum Work. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1975. 208 pages.
  • Creigh, Dorothy Weyer. A Primer for Local Historical Societies. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1976. 164 pages.
  • Edson, Gary and David Dean. Handbook for Museums. New York, NY: Routledge, 1996. 320 pages.
  • George, Gerald, and Cindy Sherrell-Leo. Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1986. 160 pages.
  • Harrison, Raymond O. The Technical Requirements of Small Museums (Technical Paper No. 1). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Museums Association, 1977. 27 pages.
  • Hilferty, Gerard and Elizabeth. Planning a Local Museum: An Approach for Historical Societies.
    Technical Leaflet 78. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1974. 8 pages.
  • Neal, Arminta. Help for the Small Museum: Handbook of Exhibit Ideas and Methods. 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company, 1969. 190 pages.
  • Nichols, Susan K., ed. Organizing Your Museum: The Essentials. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 1989. 187 pages.

Administration

  • Burcaw, C. Ellis. Introduction to Museum Work. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1975. 208 pages.
  • Candee, Mary E. and Richard Casagrande, eds. PREP: Planning for Response and Emergency Preparedness. Austin, TX: Texas Association of Museums, 1993. 334 pages.
  • Creigh, Dorothy Weyer. A Primer for Local Historical Societies. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1976. 164 pages.
  • Danvers, Rebecca W. National Needs Assessment of Small, Emerging, Minority and Rural Museums in the United States. Washington, DC: Institute of Museum Services, 1992. 135 pages.
  • George, Gerald, and Cindy Sherrell-Leo. Starting Right: A Basic Guide to Museum Planning. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1986. 160 pages.
  • Guthe, Carl E. The Management of Small History Museums, 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1964. 80 pages.
  • Harrison, Raymond O. The Technical Requirements of Small Museums (Technical Paper No. 1). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Canadian Museums Association, 1977. 27 pages.
  • Malaro, Marie C. A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985. 365 pages
  • Malaro, Marie C. Museum Governance: Mission, Ethics, Policy. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994. 183 pages.
  • Museum Assessment Program. Shaping the Museum: The MAP Institutional Planning Guide. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 1993. 48 pages.
  • Nichols, Susan K., ed. Organizing Your Museum: The Essentials. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 1989. 187 pages.
  • Nordoff, Nancy S., Jo Larsen, Putnam Barber and Dorothy P. Craig. Fundamental Practices for Success with Volunteer Boards of Non-Profit Organizations. Seattle, WA: FunPrax Associates, 1982. 143 pages.
  • Perry, Kenneth D., ed. The Museum Forms Book. Revised ed. Austin, TX: Texas Association of Museums and Mountain Plains Museums Association, 1990. 396 pages.
  • Robinson, Cynthia and Gretchen S. Sorin. Going Public: Community Program and Project Ideas for Historical Organizations. Waltham, MA: Bay State Historical League, 1999. 74 pages.
  • Theobald, Mary Miley. Museum Store Management. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1991. 240 pages.
  • Tolles, Bryant F. Jr., ed. Leadership for the Future: Changing Directorial Roles in American History Museums and Historical Societies. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1991. 208 pages.

Collections Care & Management

  • Accessioning and Cataloging Museum Collections (a workbook produced by the Maine State Museum). Augusta, ME:Maine State Museum, 1990. 84 pages.
  • Blackaby, James R. Patricia Greens, and The Nomenclature Committee. The Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1988. 520 pages.
  • Curatorial Care: Furniture. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1977. Slide Tape, 80 slides.
  • Dudley, Dorothy H., Irma Bezold Wilkinson, and others. Museum Registration Methods. 3rd ed., rev. Washington, DC: AAM, 1979. 447 pages.
  • Larsen, John C. Museum Librarianship. Hamden, CT: Library Professional Publications, 1985. 150 pages.
  • MacLeish, A. Bruce. The Care of Antiques and Historical Collections. 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1985. 264 pages.
  • Malaro, Marie C. A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985. 365 pages
  • McGiffin, Robert F. Furniture Care and Conservation. 3rd ed. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1992. 254 pages.
  • National Park Service. Conserve O Gram. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1974-1988.
  • Office of Museum Programs. Protecting Objects on Exhibition. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979. 56 pages.
  • Office of Museum Programs. Lining a Wooden Storage Drawer for Textiles. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution,  1976. 46 pages.
  • Rahder, Bobbi. Photograph Preservation Workshop. Lawrence, KS: Self published, 1996. 80 pages.
  • Reibel, Daniel B. Registration Methods for the Small Museum. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1978. 160 pages.
  • Stuckert, Caroline M. Cataloging from Scratch: A Manual for Cataloging Undocumented Collections in Small Museums. 2nd ed., revised and expanded. Havertown, PA: MACC Associates, Inc. 1991. 98 pages.
  • Thomason, Enid T. Local History Collections: A Manual for Librarians. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1978. 100 pages.
  • Weinstein, Robert A. and Larry Booth. Collection, Use and Care of Historical Photographs. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1977. 240 pages.

Education /Programming

  • Alderson, William T. and Shirley Payne Low. Interpretation of Historic Sites. 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1985. 214 pages.
  • Anderson, Jay. Time Machines: The World of Living History. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1984. 218 pages.
  • Grinder, Alison L. and E. Sue McCoy. The Good Guide: A Sourcebook for Interpreters, Docents, and Tour Guides. Scottsdale, AZ. Ironwood Publishing, 1985. 161 pages.
  • Hirzy, Ellen Cochran, ed. True Needs, True Partners: Museums and Schools Transforming Education. Washington, DC. Institute of Museum Services, 1996. 80 pages.
  • Interpreting History Through Three-Dimensional Objects. Nashville, TN: AASLH. VHS Video, 30 min.
  • Kenney, Alice P. Access to the Past: Museum Programs and Handicapped Visitors. Nashville, TN: AASLH,1980. 144 pages.
  • Robinson, Cynthia and Gretchen S. Sorin. Going Public: Community Program and Project Ideas for Historical Organizations. Waltham, MA: Bay State Historical League, 1999. 74 pages.
  • Severa, Joan. Authentic Costuming for Historic Site Guides. Technical Leaflet 113. Nashville, TN: AASLH,1979. 12 pages.
  • Weitz, Judith Humphreys. Coming Up Taller: Arts and Humanities Programs for Children and Youth at Risk. Washington, DC: President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, 1996. 164 pages.

Exhibits

  • Ames, Kenneth L., Barbara Franco, and L. Thomas Frye, eds. Ideas and Images: Developing Interpretative History Exhibits. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1992. 344 pages.
  • Belcher, Michael. Exhibitions in Museums. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991. 244 pages.
  • Harris, Karyn Jean. Costume Display Techniques. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1982. 96 pages.
  • Interpreting History Through Three-Dimensional Objects. Nashville, TN: AASLH. VHS Video, 30 min.
  • McKay, Tom and Deborah Kmetz. Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage: A Manuel to Accompany a Videotape
  • Series on Preparing Local History Exhibits. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1985. 92 pages.
    • Case Exhibits: Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin,  1983.VHS Video, 60min.
    • Changing Area Exhibits: Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983.VHS Video, 83 min.
    • Traveling Exhibits: Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983. VHS Video, 83 min.
    • Gallery Exhibits: Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin,  1983. VHS Video, 104 min.
    • A Walk Through Beaver Dam. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1985.VHS Video, 53 min.
  • Neal, Arminta. Exhibits for the Small Museum: A Handbook. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1976. 184 pages.
  • Neal, Arminta. Help for the Small Museum: Handbook of Exhibit Ideas and Methods. 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company, 1969. 190 pages.
  • Office of Museum Programs. Protecting Objects on Exhibition. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1979. 56 pages.
  • Wittegorg, Lothar P. Good Show: A Practical Guide for Temporary Exhibitions. Washington, DC. Smithsonian Institution,  1981. 180 pages.

Historic Preservation/Local History

  • Alderson, William T. and Shirley Payne Low. Interpretation of Historic Sites. 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1985. 214 pages.
  • Allen, Barbara and Lynwood Montell. From Memory to History: Using Oral Sources in Local Historical Research. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1981. 186 pages.
  • Baum, Willa K. Oral History for the Local Historical Society. 2nd ed. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1971. 64 pages.
  • Baum, Willa K. Oral History for the Local Historical Society. 3rd ed., rev. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1987. 80 pages.
  • Baum, Willa K. Transcribing and Editing Oral History. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1991. 128 pages.
  • Butchart, Ronald E. Local Schools (Nearby History Series Vol. 1). Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1986. 136 pages.
  • Creigh, Dorothy Weyer. A Primer for Local Historical Societies. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1976. 164 pages.
  • Curtis, John Obed. Moving Historic Buildings. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1979. 56 pages.
  • Danzer, Gerald A.  Public Places  (Nearby History Series Vol. 3). Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1987. 152 pages.
  • Gardner, James B. What is Local History? Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1984. VHS Video, 20 min.
  • George, Gerald. Visiting History: Arguments Over Museums and Historic Sites. Washington, DC. American Association of Museums, 1990. 127 pages.
  • Hilferty, Gerard and Elizabeth. Planning a Local Museum: An Approach for Historical Societies.
    Technical Leaflet 78. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1974. 8 pages.
  • Howe, Barbara J., Delores A. Fleming, Emory L. Kemp and Ruth Ann Overbeck. Houses and Homes (Nearby History Series Vol. 2). Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1987. 182 pages.
  • Kammen, Carol. On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, Why, What It Means. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1986. 192 pages.
  • Kerr, K. Austin, Amos J. Loveday, and Mansel G. Blackford. Local Businesses (Nearby History Series Vol. 5). Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1990. 168 pages.
  • Kyvig, David E. and Myron A. Marty. Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1982.320 pages.
  • Stein, Mary Beth, ed. Interpreting Our Past: Folklife, and Local History in Indiana Museums. Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Foundation, 1987. 188 pages.
  • Strangstad, Lynette. A Graveyard Preservation Primer. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1988. 144 pages.
  • Thierer, Joyce A. Telling History: A Manual for Performers of First-Person Narratives, 2009.
  • Wind, James P. Places of Worship (Nearby History Series Vol. 4). Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1990. 168 pages.

Reference

  • Naeve, Milo M. Identifying American Furniture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, Colonial to Contemporary. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1981. 88 pages.
  • National Park Service. Conserve O Gram. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1974-1988.
  • Severa, Joan. Authentic Costuming for Historic Site Guides. Technical Leaflet 113. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1979. 12 pages.
  • Starkey, Don J. Mobile Museum Information-Workshop. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Historical Society. 1974. 139 pages.
  • Workman, Jay. The Complete Guide to Kansas Museums. Wichita, KS: Wichita Eagle and Beacon Pub Co., 1993. 160 pages.

Volunteers

  • Honawi, Nancy. An Interactive Model for Volunteers (Working Paper No. 14). San Francisco, CA: Institute for Non-Profit Organization Management, 1990. 59 pages.
  • Nordoff, Nancy S., Jo Larsen, Putnam Barber and Dorothy P. Craig. Fundamental Practices for Success with Volunteer Boards of Non-Profit Organizations. Seattle, WA: FunPrax Associates, 1982. 143 pages.
  • Wilson, Marlene. The Effective Management of Volunteer Programs. Boulder, CO: Volunteer Management Associates, 1976. 197 pages.

Miscellaneous

  • American Association for State and Local History. 101 Ideas From History News. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1975. 160 pages.
  • Hall, Patricia and Charlie Seemann, eds. Folklife and Museums: Selected Readings. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1987. 216 pages.
  • Hicks, Ellen Cochran, ed. Women’s Changing Roles in Museums. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1986. 144 pages.
  • Matelic, Candance Tangorra and Elizabeth Marie Brick, eds. Cooperstown Conference On Professional Training: Needs, Issues, and Opportunities for the Future. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1990. 136 pages.
  • Phillips, Charles and Patricia Hogan. A Culture at Risk: Who Cares for America’s Heritage? Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1984. 112 pages.
  • Schlereth, Thomas J.  Material Culture Studies in America. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1982. 438 pages.
  • Sloane, Eric. A Museum of Early American Tools. New York, NY: Ballentine Books, 1964. 126 pages.

Video & Slide/Tape

  • Curatorial Care: Furniture. Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1977. Slide Tape, 80 slides.
  • Gardner, James B. What is Local History? Nashville, TN: AASLH, 1984. VHS Video, 20 min.
  • Interpreting History Through Three-Dimensional Objects. Nashville, TN: AASLH. VHS Video, 30 min.
  • McKay, Tom and Deborah Kmetz. Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage: A Manuel to Accompany a Videotape Series on Preparing Local History Exhibits. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1985. 92 pages.
    • Case Exhibits: Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983.VHS Video, 60min.
    • Changing Area Exhibits: Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of  Wisconsin, 1983.VHS Video, 83 min.
    • Traveling Exhibits: Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983. VHS Video, 83 min.
    • Gallery Exhibits: Exhibiting Your Community’s Heritage. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1983. VHS Video, 104 min.
    • A Walk Through Beaver Dam. Madison, WI: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1985. VHS Video, 53 min.
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