Archive for the ‘Collections’ Category

  • Two years ago, Chick History launched March to the 19th  — in partnership with Humanities Tennessee — a grassroots campaign for women’s history leading up to 2020 and the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment. Since launching, we’ve been traveling across Tennessee and engaging with various audiences to achieve our goals for this campaign and address […]

  • Kansas City Award Winners

    February 6th, 2018

    This is the second post in a week-long series spotlighting Kansas City and Annual Meeting topics leading up to the announcement of the #AASLH18 speakers on Friday. Read Monday’s post, “Welcome to Speaker Week: Inspiration from Past Annual Meeting Speakers.” Kansas City is home to more than twenty museums and historic sites, covering everything from art to […]

  • This project is the recipient of a 2017 History in Progress Award. In 1969, after the loss of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the subsequent 1968 riot in Louisville, two college students started a community basketball tournament in Louisville’s Algonquin Park. It blossomed almost instantly, and by the end of that summer, thousands of people […]

  • Exciting changes are happening at the nearly 1,000 organizations taking part in the StEPs program (Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations). Our “StEPs Spotlight” blog series highlights accomplishments by participating organizations. Below is another example of how StEPs is helping organizations take a leap forward by improving policies and practices, opening lines of communication, and […]

  • A policy a day keeps the chaos away. Does your organization have policies and procedures in place to deal with the stickier aspects of running a history institution, and the risks you might not see coming? It may be painful to imagine a day when you would ever need to deaccession from your collection to […]

  • A few months ago, we invited local institutions in AASLH’s network to contribute content to the US National Archives’ centennial project, Remembering WWI. Through participation in this national effort, museums, archives, libraries, historical organizations, and others can help contextualize the experience of World War I at the local level, and help grow our national collection […]

  • When it comes to choosing a museum to work or intern at, many questions may come to mind. Where is the museum located? What type of objects does the museum collect? How many staff members are employed full-time? What’s the museum’s operating budget? What are the museum’s short and long-term goals? A recent job change […]

  • Are you seeking a way to involve community members and schools and, as a bonus, make your document collections easily accessible? To create such a program, the Historical Society of Cheshire County (HSCC), Keene State College, and Keene High School in New Hampshire teamed up with a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a division […]

  • The Workshop In June 2017, the Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College hosted faculty members for a hands-on workshop, Archives à la Carte. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities,the two-day workshop included individualized research appointments throughout the summer. The inaugural workshop was designed to engage participants with collections and enrich the curriculum. Participants in […]

  • The AASLH Series at Rowman & Littlefield Publishers is proud to announce three new titles for summer. Covering a wide range of subjects from project management to preservation and collections care, these latest AASLH books include brand new titles and new editions of classic works. Remember, AASLH members always get 20% off AASLH books. To […]