LivHist-bib - 9/29/94
Bibliography on Living History.
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Mark S. Harris AKA: Lord Stefan li Rous
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Menya Wolfe)
Subject: Re: Time Machines (the book) LONG!!!
Date: 21 Sep 1994 18:49:20 GMT
Organization: University of Toronto -- EPAS
F.L. Watkins <email@example.com> wrote:
>Someone wrote and asked about the publisher and availability of
>Jay Anderson's THE MACHINES book. The message bounced; and since
>this information might be of interest to other people on the
>Rialto, I am taking the liberty of posting it:
>TIME MACHINES is available from the American Association for
>State and Local History, 530 Church Street, Suite 600, Nashville,
>TN 37219 (along with a bunch of other neat books). Write for
>I can only reiterate that this is the first and still the best
>book devoted to the subject of living history.
While the book is good, I think this is a bit of an overstatement.
I'm working on a thesis on living history, and I've found many more
recent and more scholarly sources. Anderson is knowledgeable and
enthusiastic, but not always very objective. I've included a partial
bibliography here for anyone interested. Sorry about the formatting...
Anderson, Jay. TImmaterial Culture: The Implication of Experimental
Research for Folklife MuseumsU, in Keystone Folklore 21 (1976-77), pp. 1-15.
-----. TLiving History: Simulating Everyday Life in Living History
MuseumsU, in American Quarterly 34 (1982), pp. 290-306.
-----. Time Machines: The World of Living History. Nashville:
American Association for State and Local History, 1984.
-----. The Living History Sourcebook. Nashville: American
Association for State and Local History, 1985.
Anderson, Jay, ed. A Living History Reader, vol. 1. Nashville:
American Association for State and Local History, 1991.
Benn, Carl. "Living History Lies and Social History", in Museum
Quarterly 16 (1987), pp. 3 and 28.
Brandt, Anthony. "A Short Natural History of Nostalgia", in Atlantic
Monthly * (1978), pp. *.
Burcaw, G. Ellis. 'Can history be too lively?', in Museums Journal 80
(1980), pp. 5-7.
-----. "First Person Interpretation: An InterpreterUs View", in
Interpretation Canada Journal 15 (1987), pp. 4-5.
Carson, Cary. "Living Museums of EverymanUs History", in Harvard
Magazine 83 (1981), pp. 25-26.
Clawson, Marion. "Living Historical Farms: A Proposal for Action", in
Agricultural History 39 (1965), pp. 110-11.
Craig, Tracey Linton. "Retreat into History", in History News *
(1983), pp. *.
-----. "The Changing Historic House Museum: Can it Live? ", in
Historic Preservation 23 (1971), pp. 50-54.
-----. In Small Things Forgotten. California: University of
California Press, 1977.
-----. "A Sense of Another World: History Museums and Cultural
Change", in Museum News 58 (1980), pp. 40-45.
-----. "The Link from Objects to Person to Concept", in Museums,
Adults and the Humanities, Z.W. Collins, ed. Washington: American
Association of Museums, 1981, pp. 24-34.
Fortier, J. "Thoughts on the Re-creation and Interpretation of
Historic Environments", in International Congress of Maritime Museums,
Third Conference Proceedings, Mystic Seaport, 1978, pp. 251-262.
Gerlach, L.R. "Making the Past Come Alive", in History News 30 (1975),
Green, Timothy. 'Reliving the Iron Age in Britain', in Time, March
13, 1978: 68-69.
-----. "Living Like Iron Age Celts", in Smithsonian 9 (1978), pp. 80-88.
Gwaltney, W.W. "Journeys of the Mind, The Future of Living History",
in The Interpreter 17 (1986), pp. 14-18.
de Haas, Horreus. Living a Stone Age Life: Report of a Creative Game.
Bilthoven: Werkplaatz-Kindergemeenschap, 1978.
Handler, Richard. 'Overpowered by realism: living history and the
simulation of the past', in Journal of American Folklore 100 (1987),
Hartmann, L.A. 'Spontaneous Interpretation', in Journal of
Interpretation 9 (1984), pp. 33-38.
Hawes, Edward. 'The Living History Farm in North America: New
Directions in Research and Interpretation', in ALHFAM Annual 2 (1976): 41-60.
Hayward, D. Geoffrey and John W. Larkin. 'Evaluating Visitor
Experiences and Exhibit Effectiveness at Old Sturbridge Village', in
Museum Studies Journal * (Fall 1983) , pp. 42-50.
Hurt, R. Douglas. "Agricultural Museums: A New Frontier for the
Social Sciences", in History Teacher * (1980), pp. *.
Kelsey, Darwin P. "Outdoor Museums and Historical Agriculture", in
Agricultural History 46 (1972), pp. 111-12.
-----. "Historical Farms as Models of the Past", in ALHFAM Annual *
(1975), pp. *.
-----. "Harvests of History", in Historic Preservation 28 (1976), pp. 20-
Knotts, D. "Living History: Can it be Relevant? ", in The Interpreter
14 (1983), p. 7.
Leone, Mark. "The Relationship Between Artifacts and the Public in
Outdoor History Museums", in Annals of the New York Academy of Science
* (1981), pp. *.
Levstick, Linda S. "Living History - IsnÕt", in History News 37:5
(1982), pp. 28-29.
Loomis, Ormond. Sources on Folk Museums and Living Historical Farms.
Folklore Forum Bibliographic and Special Series, no. 16 (1977).
Matelic, Candace Tangorra. "Through the Historical Looking Glass", in
Museum News 58 (1980), pp. 35-45.
McCluskey, C. "Presenting the Past As it Really Was", in Conservation
Canada 2 (1976), pp. 11-13.
McQuarie, Robert J. "Experience in History: A Museum Time Machine for
Teaching History", in Social Education * (1981), pp. *.
Moreau, Robert. Communication with the Museum Visitor: The use of
first and third person interpretation in outdoor history museums of
Ontario. Unpublished MMSt thesis, Museum Studies Program, University
Peate, Iorwerth. "Reconstructing the Past", in Folk Life 6 (1968),
Ronsheim, Robert. "Is the Past Dead?", in Museum News 53 (1974), p. 62.
Ruyak, M.A. 'The Gift of the Interpreter: Personal Reflections on a
Living History Program', in The Museologist 157 (1981), pp. 14-17.
Schlebecker, John T. The Past in Action: Living Historical Farms.
Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1967.
-----. Living Historical Farms: A Walk Into the Past. Washington:
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1968.
-----. "Living Historical Farms Tell It Like It Was", in Contours of
Change. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1970.
-----. Whereby We Thrive. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1975.
Schlebecker, John T. and Gale E. Peterson. Living historical farms
handbook. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1972.
Schlereth, Thomas J. "Historic Houses as Learning Laboratories", in
History News 33 (1978), pp. 87-92, 97-102.
-----. "It WasnÕt that Simple", in Museum News 56 (1978), pp. 36-44.
-----. "The Historic Museum Village as a Cross-Disciplinary Learning
Laboratory", in Artifacts and the American Past. Nashville: American
Association for State and Local History, 1980.
Schroeder, F.E.H. "Living History: Getting Beyond Nostalgia? ", in The
Journal of Museum Education 10 (1985), pp. 19-20.
Sherfy, Marcella. "Interpreting History", in Trends * (1977), pp. 36-37.
-----. "Honesty in Interpreting the Cultural Past", in Parks 3
(1979), pp. 13-14.
Sitford, Holly. "Stepping Into History", in Museum News * (1964), pp. *.
Turner, Rory. 'Bloodless battles: the Civil War reenacted', in TDR 34
(1990), pp. 123-36.
Uldall, Kai. TOpen Air Museums', in Museums 10 (1957), pp. 68-69.
-----. Skansen: Buildings and Animals. Stockholm: *, 1966.
-----. "Sowbelly and Seedbanks: The Living History Museum as a
Process Repository", in Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the
Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums,
1974. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1975.
Zaenger, P.L. "The Potential of Living History", in The Interpreter
17 (1986), pp. 8-9.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (F.L. Watkins)
Subject: Re: Time Machines (the book) LONG!!!
Date: 21 Sep 1994 22:30:00 GMT
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana
Menya Wolfe email@example.com posts a good bibliography
of articles and books on living history and notes that my endorsement
of Anderson's _Time Machines_ is an overstatement.
I have read many of the articles listed (and plan to seek out the
others) and will agree that they delve into the living-history
movement somewhat deeper than TM. However, for a single book on
the movement, I have not seen TM bettered...even by Anderson
himself. Perhaps I should qualify my statement by saying that TM
is the first and still the best overview of living history.
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