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Public history : essays from the field

Author: James B Gardner; Peter S LaPaglia
Publisher: Malabar, Fla. : Krieger Pub. Co., 2006.
Series: Public history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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The practice of public history takes many forms and accommodates varied perspectives and interests, but the goal remains to broaden the public's appreciation and understanding of the past. These  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Public history.
Malabar, Fla. : Krieger Pub. Co., 2006
(OCoLC)760089206
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Gardner; Peter S LaPaglia
ISBN: 1575242443 9781575242446
OCLC Number: 123896260
Notes: Reprinted with corrections.
Description: xv, 443 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. An overview of public history. Introduction ; Professional historians and the challenge of redefinition / Patricia Mooney-Melvin ; Becoming a public historian / Constance B. Schulz --
Part II. Varieties of public historians. Introduction ; Administrators : students of history and practitioners of the art of management / Michael J. Devine ; Archivists and records managers / Roy H. Tryon ; Contract historians and consultants / Jannelle Warren-Findley ; Documentary editors : not as boring as it sounds / Candace Falk ; Editors and publishers : making books for readers / Daniel Greer ; Film and media producers : taking history off the page and putting it on the screen / Nina Gilden Seavey ; Historic preservationists and cultural resource managers : preserving America's historic places / Antoinette J. Lee ; Interpreters and museum educators : beyond the blue hairs / Mark Howell ; Librarians and bibliographers / Charles A. D'Aniello ; Manuscript curators and specialists / Debra Hewman Ham ; Museum curators / Anne Woodhouse ; Oral historians : community oral history and the cooperative ideal / Rose T. Diaz and Andrew B. Kraemer ; Policy advisors : historians and making policy / Sylvia K. Kraemer --
Part III. The practice of public history. Introduction ; At historic houses and buildings : connecting past, present, and future / George W. McDaniel ; At historic sites and outdoor museums : a high-performance act / William S. Pretzer ; At historical parks : balancing a multitude of interests / Bruce J. Noble, Jr. ; In local historical agencies, museums, and societies / Robert B. Patterson ; In urban history museums and historical societies / Barbara Franco ; In state historical agencies, museums, and societies : a constant state of change / Charles F. Bryan, Jr. ; In museums at the national level : fighting the good fight / Lonnie G. Bunch ; In federal history programs : ensuring the future / Jesse H. Stiller ; In businesses and corporations : serving as the corporate memory / Elizabeth W. Adkins ; As a business : hired, not bought / Philip L. Cantelon ; On the web : The September 11 Digital Archive / James T. Sparrow.
Series Title: Public history series.
Responsibility: edited by James B. Gardner and Peter S. LaPaglia.

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