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Links to Public History Organizations and Research Sites

Students in the Introduction to Public History class visiting the German Farm at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia in Staunton.

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A museum interpreter at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia teaches a student from the Introduction to Public History class how to process flax.

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Favorite Links

  • Visit the Library of Congress American Memory Collection  http://memory.loc.gov/ for fabulous and ever-growing searchable historical collections, including photographs, sound recordings, documents, maps, and more.

  • Looking for a job in historic preservation or an internship in public history? One of the best resources is PreserveNet (at Cornell University)  http://www.preservenet.cornell.edu/ for the best and most up-to-date job and internship listings in historic preservation, historical archaeology, cultural resource management, museums, and more.

  • Your state historic preservation office (SHPO) is the first place to go for information on historic resources in a particular area. The website at  http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/shpolist.htm contains a list of every SHPO in the country.

  • If old maps interest you, check out the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection at http://www.davidrumsey.com/ for an incredible collection of historical maps, and now, an excellent collection of high-quality photographs of early American gravestones. The Farber Gravestone Collection contains more than 13,500 searchable images documenting the sculpture on more than 9,000 gravestones, most of which were made prior to 1800, in the Northeastern part of the United States.