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Bibliography of Historical Interpretation
compiled by David M. Grabitske
Adams, G.R. and P.A. Hall. “Planning and Conducting Successful Seminars and Workshops,” History News 38 (1983).
Adams, Roxanna, Series Editor. Museum Visitor Services Manual. American Association of Museums, 2001.
Alderson, William T., and Shirley Payne Low. Interpretation of Historic Sites. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1985.
Alexander, Edward P. “A Fourth Dimension for History Museums,” Curator 11 (December 1968): 263-289.
Alexander, Edward P. Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums. Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1979.
Alsford, Stephen and David Parry. “Interpretive Theatre: A Role in Museums?” Museum Management and Curatorship 10 (1991): 8-23.
Alvarez, Ronald A. F., Susan Calhoun Kline, and Priscilla Brown McCutcheon. Exploring Local History: Self-Discovery through the Humanities. 4th ed. Revised. Washington DC: National Council on Aging, 1978.
Ames, Kenneth L., Barbara Franco, and L. Thomas Frye, Eds. Ideas and Images: Developing Interpretive History Exhibits. American Association for State and Local History, 1992.
Anderson, Gail, and Adrienne Horn. Charting the Impact of Museum Exhibitions and Programs: Understanding the Public's Perspective. Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History Technical Leaflet #204.
Anderson, Jay. “Living History,” A Living History Reader: Vol. 1, Museums. Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1991.
Anderson, Jay. The Living History Sourcebook. Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1985.
Anderson, Jay. Time Machines: The World of Living History. Nashville, Tennessee: The American Association for State and Local History, 1984.
Baker, Andrew and Warren Leon. “Old Sturbridge Village introduces social conflict into its interpretive story,” History News March 1986.
Balaban, Richard C., and Alison Igo St. Clair. The Mystery Tour: Exploring the Designed Environment with Children. Washington DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation Press, 1976.
Bay, Ann. Museum Programs for Young People. Washington DC: n.p., 1973.
Beck, Larry, and Ted Cable. Interpretation for the 21st Century: Fifteen Guiding Principles for Interpreting Nature and Culture. Sagamore Publishing, 1998.
Black, Patricia F. “Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Heritage: Teenage Docents at Old Economy,” Historic Preservation 24 (April-June 1972): 18-21.
Blais, Jean-Marc, editor. The Language of Live Interpretation: Animation in Museums. Canadian Museum of Civilization, 1997.
Blatti, Jo. ed. Past Meets Present: Essays about Historic Interpretation and Public Audiences. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.
Botein, Stephen, et. al., eds. Experiments in History Teaching. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning, 1977.
“Breaking Barriers: Black Museums Call for a Truer History,” History News 36 (February 1981).
Brochu, Lisa, and Tim Merriman. Personal Interpretation: Connecting Your Audience to Heritage Resources. Fort Collins, Colorado: InterpPress, 2002.
Brown, Martyn. “One Museum’s Drama Experience,” Museums Journal ?? (1990): 208-208.
Burch, Glen E., and Linda M. Ulland. “Learning by Living,” Museum News 55/1 (September-October 1976): 23-31.
Carson, Cary. “Living Museums of Everyman’s History,” Harvard Magazine 83 (July-August 1981): 22-32.
Center for Museum Education. Lifelong Learning/Adult Audiences. Sourcebook 1. Washington DC: George Washington University, 1978.
Center for Museum Education. Volunteer in Museum Education. Sourcebook 2. Washington DC: George Washington University, 1979.
Center for Museum Education. Programs for Historical Sites and Houses. Sourcebook 3. Washington DC: George Washington University, 1978.
Cherem, Gabriel Jerome. “Professional Interpreter: Agent for an Awakening Giant,” Journal of Interpretation 2/1 (1977): 3-16.
Chesler, Mark, and Robert Fox. Role-Playing Methods in the Classroom. Chicago, Illinois: Science Research Associates, 1966.
Clark, H. “The People’s Story,” Museum Management and Curatorship 10 (1991): 37-44.
Coleman, Laurence Vail. Historic House Museums. Washington DC: American Association of Museums, 1933. Reprint, Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Co., 1973.
Collins, Rives, and Pamela J. Cooper. The Power of Story: Teaching Through Storytelling, 2nd edition. Allyn and Bacon, 1997.
Collins, Zipporah W., ed. Museums, Adults and the Humanities: A Guide to Educational Programming. Washington DC: American Association of Museums, 1981.
Cottrell, Debbie. “Developing Native American Interpretation,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 16/2 (Summer 1995): 9-14.
Davis, Donald. Telling Your Own Stories: For Family and Classroom Storytelling, Public Speaking, and Personal Journaling. August House, 1993.
Deakin, Carol C. “Re-enactors and History Attention to detail can ensure accurate re-enactment,” Historical Interpretation Forum 2 (2000): 11 - 16.
Deetz, J. (1967). “The Changing Historical House Museum: Can it live?” Anderson, J. (Ed.). A Living History Reader: Volume 1 (Museums). Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History: 15-17.
Diamond, Judy. Practical Evaluation Guide: Tools for Museums and Other Informal Educational Settings. AltaMira Press, 1999.
Dubrovin, Vivian. Create Your Own Storytelling Stories. Storycraft Publishing, 1995.
Ecroyd, Donald H. Living history. Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1990.
“Editorial: Museums, Theme Parks and Heritage Experiences,” Museum Management and Curatorship 10 (1991): 351-358.
Enstam, E.Y. “Using Memoirs to Write Local History,” History News 37 (1982).
Ernst, Kathleen. “Conquering Burnout: A supervisor’s approach to dealing with interpreter burnout,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 9/1 (Spring 1988).
Ernst, Kathleen. “Conquering Burnout: An interpreter’s approach and advice for fighting burnout,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 9/2 (Summer 1988).
Esdaile, C. J. “But Nobody’s Dead, Daddy! Some Thoughts on the Interpretation of the Seventeenth-Century Mock Battle,” HIF: Historical Interpretation Forum 2 (2000): 8-10.
Evans, Michelle. “Follow the North Star: An Underground Immersion Experience,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 23/1 (2002): 9-14.
Falk, John H., and Lynn D. Dierking, The Museum Experience. Whalesback Books, 1992.
Falk, John H., and Lynn D. Dierking, Learning from Museums: Visitor Experiences and the Making of Meaning. AltaMira Press, 2000.
Fines, John and Raymond Verrier. The Drama of History: An Experiment in Co-operative Teaching. New University Education: London, 1974.
Finn, David. How to Visit a Museum. American Association of Museums, 1985.
Follin, Mike. “Thereby Hangs a Tale: New Century, Old Interpretive Techniques!” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 22/1 (Spring 2001): 6-7.
Fortier, J. “Thoughts on the Re-creation and Interpretation of Historical Environments,” Anderson, J., Hg. A Living History Reader: Volume 1 (Museums). Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1978. 18-24.
Fransen, Linda, and Thomas Sanders. “Interpreting and Furnishing a Blacksmith Shop,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 11/3 (Fall 1990).
Gallup, Andrew. “The State of Living History Interpretation in the Former North American Colonies of Great Britain,” Journal of The Institute of Historical Interpretation 1 (1999): 7-10.
Gammon, J. “‘Pray, hear my story:’ uncovering eighteenth-century women's voices,” Journal of the Institute of Historical Interpretation 1 (2000): 11-15.
Gordy, Christopher D. “The Complex Field of Living History: Through the Eyes of its Students,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 18/2 (1997): 6-11.
Graig, T. “The Play’s the Thing,” Museum News 66 (1987): 58 - 59.
Grinder, Alison L., and E. Sue McCoy The Good Guide: A Sourcebook for Interpreters, Docents, and Tour Guides. Ironwood Publishing, 1985.
Grinder, Alison L., and E. Sue MacCoy. The good guide: a sourcebook for interpreters, docents and tour guides. Ironwood Publications: Scottsdale, 1989.
Ham, Sam. Environmental Interpretation. Golden, Colorado: North American Press, 1992.
Harris, Sandra Gutridge. Getting Started in Storytelling. Stonework Press, 1994.
Hein, George E., and Mary Alexander. Museums: Places of Learning. American Association of Musuems Education Committee, 1998.
Heintzman, James. Making the Right Connections: A Guide for Nature Writers. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Foundation Press, 1988.
Herr, Lois. “The Truth of the Past,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 9/4 (Winter 1988).
Hood, Marilyn G., Ph.D. “Who’s Out There, and Why Aren’t They With You?” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 20/2 (1999): 11-16.
How to Teach with Historic Places. National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1996.
Hughes, Catherine. Museum Theatre: Communicating with Visitors Through Drama. Heinneman, 1998.
Insights: Museums, Visitors, Attitudes, Expectations. (book and video) Getty Center for Education, 1991.
Interpretive Methods Training Reference Guide. East Bay Regional Park District, 1993.
Interpretive Services. US Army Corps of Engineers.
Krockover, G.H. and Hauck, J. “Training for Docents: How to Talk to Visitors,” History News 35 (1980).
Knight, P. “Should Academic Historians Take Living History Seriously?” Journal of the Institute of Historical Interpretation 1 (2000): 26-28.
Knudson, Douglas M., Ted T. Cable, and Larry Beck. Interpretation of Cultural and Natural Resources. Venture Publishing, 1995.
Korn, Randi, and Laurie Sowd. Visitor Surveys: A User's Manual. American Association of Museums Technical Information Service Series, 1990.
Lee, Cassandra A., editor. Bibliography of Interpretive Resources. National Association for Interpretation, 1998.
Lewis, William. Interpreting for Park Visitors. Conshoshocken, Pennsylvania: Eastern Acorn Press, 1993.
Machlis, Gary E., and Donald R. Field, editors. On Interpretation: Sociology for Interpreters of Natural and Cultural History. Oregon State University Press, 1992.
Mackintosh, Barry. Interpretation in the National Park Service: A Historical Perspective. Washington DC: History Division, National Park Service, US Department of the Interior, 1986. Online version of the book: http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/mackintosh2/index.htm
Maguire, Jack, and Jeremy P. Tarcher. The Power of Personal Storytelling: Spinning Tales to Connect with Others. Putnam, 1998.
Malcolm-Davies, J. “Keeping it Alive,” Museums Journal (1990): 25-29.
Maloney, Laura, and Catherine Hughes, editors. Case Studies in Museum, Zoo and Aquarium Theater. American Association of Museums, 1999.
Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine. Published since February 1980 has many articles on interpretive approaches to various aspects of history.
Mills, Enos. Adventures of a Nature Guide and Essays in Interpretation. Friendship, Wisconsin: New Past Press, 1920.
Osman, Stephen E. “Using Reenactors in Special Events,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 18/1 (1997): 26-29.
Patterson, John. “Interpretive Notes: A discussion of the Interpreters Exchange Program,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 5/1 (February 1984).
Regnier, Kathleen. The Interpreter's Guidebook: Techniques for Programs and Presentations. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Foundation Press, 1994.
Robertshaw, Andrew. “Acts of Imagination,” Museums Journal (March 1990): 30-31.
Robinson, Cynthia, and Gretchen S. Sorin, Going Public: Community Program and Project Ideas for Historical Organizations. Bay State Historical League, 1999.
Rosenzweig, Roy, and David Thelen. The Presence of the Past: Popular Uses of History in American Life. Columbia University Press, 1998.
Roth, Stacy F. Past into Present: Effective Techniques for First-Person Historical Interpretation. Raleigh, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.
Sanders, Thomas. “Thoughts on Effective Interpretation,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 11/1 (Spring 1990): 10-11, 21.
Schroeder, Fred E.H. Interpreting and Reinterpreting Associate Historic Sites and Artifacts. American Association for State and Local History Technical Report #6.
Seale, William. Recreating the Historic House Interior. Nashville, Tennessee: American Association for State and Local History, 1979.
Serrell, Beverly. Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach. AltaMira Press, 1996.
Shaw, Thomas Gilbert. “Garrison Life is Like Clockwork: Interpreting the Regular Army,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 18/1 (1997): 40-43.
Thomson, Ron. A Different Path for Historic Walking Tours. AASLH Technical Leaflet #194, 1996.
Tilden, Freeman. Interpreting Our Heritage. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1957.
Trapp, Suzanne. Signs, Trails, and Wayside Exhibits: Connecting People and Places. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Foundation Press, 1994.
Williams, Bonnie. “Playing in the Stream of History: A Flexible Approach to First-Person Interpretation,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 17/1 (Spring 1996): 4-7.
Woodhead, S. and A. Tinniswood. No Longer Dead to Me: Working with Schoolchildren in the Performing and Creative Arts. London: The National Trust, 1996.
Vance, Tom. “Developing a First Person Program,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 7/3 (July-September 1986).
Vance, Tom. “Developing a First Person Program, Part II” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 7/4 (Winter 1986).
Vance, Tom. “Developing a First Person Program, Part III” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 8/1 (Spring 1987).
Vance, Tom. “Developing a First Person Program, Part IV” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 8/2 (Summer 1987).
Vance, Tom. “Interpreting the Trades,” Midwest Open Air Museums Magazine 10/3 (Fall 1989).
Vanderway, R. “Planning Museum Tours: for School Groups,” History News 32 (1997).
Veverka, John A. Interpretive Trails and Related Facilities Manual. Alberta Provincial Parks.
Veverka, John A. Interpretive Master Planning. Falcon Press Publishing, 1994.
Voris, Helen H., Maija Sedzielarz, and Carolyn P. Blackmon. Teach the Mind, Touch the Spirit: A Guide to Focused Field Trips. Dept. of Education, Field Museum of Natural History, 1986.
Zehr, Jeffrey. Creating Environmental Publications: A Guide to Writing and Designing for Interpreters and Environmental Educators. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Foundation Press, 1991.
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