Collection consists of materials about the development of history content guidelines for K-12 education, political backlash to these guidelines, drafts and correspondence for the book History on Trial and academic work. The bulk of the collection spans the late 1980s to the mid-1990s and includes papers, press materials, 12 videocassettes, 36 audio cassettes, and copies of the 1995 National Standards for World History, the 1995 National Standards for United States History and the 1988 Model Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide. Crabtree's academic work includes correspondence, elementary school textbooks written under her direction, and publications from 1960 to circa 1990 on structuring learning, schema theory in social studies, and elementary school children's geographic education. Curricular material on human rights and genocide includes feedback from cultural communities (Jewish, Arab, Right to Life, Gay and Lesbian, Baltic states, Armenian, Chinese, Turkish, American Indian, Ukrainian, Polish, and religious groups), from academics, primary and secondary school teachers within and outside of California, and publishers. Concern is evident about the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, and anti-Muslim, anti-Arab sentiment. Evidence is contained about processes for evaluating historical claims. Content relating to the production of the California History-Social Science Framework also includes meetings of National Forum on History Textbooks, a Board of Education Hearing, audio recordings of radio interviews, educational videocassettes, and television programs relating to K-12 education. The process of creating the National History Standards is documented by text and audio materials from meetings of 1992-1994, correspondence, and a large amount of feedback from teachers, communities, academics, and focus groups. Documents displaying support for and criticism of the National History Standards include the comments of political figures, news media, and the Department of Education. In particular, materials by and about Lynne V. Cheney's involvement in education policy and reform are present. Also included is political debate regarding the mandate for national standards creation and public thinking about national testing. Materials from the National Educational Goals Panel and records for relevant Congressional Hearings and the proposed Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 are included as well.