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

BOOKS, BULLETINS, AND LEAFLETS ON LOCAL HISTORY STUDIES

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
(615) 255-2971
Online @ www.aaslhnet.org

Using, Managing. and Preserving the Records of Your Historical Organization, TR #9
Producing Professional Quality Slide Shows, TR #2

Technical Leaflets

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
Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711

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Webb Society ConstitutionMicrosoft Word file.

Field Trip ChecklistMicrosoft Word file.

Sample Photo Release FormMicrosoft Word file.

Sample Letter for Contacting Historical GroupsMicrosoft Word file.

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Preservation Guidelines Series from the Texas Historical Commission

Remembering Texas-Guidelines for Historical ResearchAcrobat PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader

Fundamentals of Oral HistoryAcrobat PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader

Historic Texas Cemetery DesignationAcrobat PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader

Preserving Historic CemeteriesAcrobat PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader

Official Texas Historical MarkersAcrobat PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader

Researching Military HistoryAcrobat PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader

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