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Webb Society Sponsor's Handbook - Resource Section
Books, Bulletins, and Leaflets on Local History Studies
Webb Society Constitution
Study Trip Checklist
Sample Photo Release Form
Sample Letter for Contacting Historical Groups
Preservation Guidelines Series from the Texas Historical Commission
The American Association for State and Local History publishes a wealth of inexpensive material that is invaluable to the Webb Society sponsor. These materials should be ordered directly from the AASLH at the following address:
American Association for State and Local History
172 Second Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37201
Online @ www.aaslhnet.org
Using, Managing. and Preserving the Records of Your Historical Organization, TR #9
Producing Professional Quality Slide Shows, TR #2
Manuscript Collections: Initial Procedures, TL *131
Collecting and Preserving Architectural Records, TL *132
Historic Site Interpretation: The Student Field Trip, TL #19
History for Young People: Projects and Activities, TL #38
History for Young People: Organizing a Junior Society, TL *44
Planning Museum Tours for School Groups, TL #93
Historic Houses as Learning Laboratories: Seven Teaching Strategies, TL *105
Designing Your Exhibits: Seven Ways to Look at an Artifact, TL #91
Preparing Your Exhibits: Methods, Materials. and Bibliography, TL #4
Methods of Research for the Amateur Historian, TL #21.
Books and Pamphlets
Oral History for the Local Historical Society. Third edition, revised, by Willa K. Baum.
Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You. By David E. Kyvig and Myron A. Marty.
Local Schools: Exploring Their History. By Ronald E. Butchart.
Houses and Homes: Exploring Their History. By Barbara J. Howe, Dolores A. Fleming, Emory L. Kemp, and Ruth Ann Overbeck.
Public Places: Exploring Their History. By Gerald A. Danzer.
On Doing Local History: Reflections on What Local Historians Do, Why, and What It Means. By Carol Kammen.
Researching, Writing, and Publishing Local History. By Thomas E. Felt.
Oral History: An Interdisciplinary Anthology. Edited by David K. Dunaway and Willa K. Baum.
Transcribing and Editing Oral History. By Willa K. Baum.
Many additional titles are available from the American Association for State and Local History. A complete publications list is free on request.
The following two publications and the architectural slide show are highly recommended for all Webb Society sponsors as well as for anyone interested in local history.
Teaching History with Community Resources. By Clifford L. Lord.
Localized History Series
Teachers College Press, Columbia University
New York, New York 10027
Oral History for Texans. By Thomas L. Charlton.
Texas Historical Commission
P. O. Box 12276
Austin, Texas 78711