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Perspectives on a Changing Field: Part I

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Editors’ Note: This is the third of five posts summarizing the findings of the Joint Task Force on Public History Education and Employment, an initiative launched in 2014 to study trends in public history education and employment.

As the Joint Task Force on Public History Education and Employment brings its work to a close, it is only natural to ask how effectively it has addressed the questions that inspired its creation. Read More

Ask a consulting historian: Patrick Cox

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Patrick Cox, Ph.D., is an award-winning, nationally recognized historian, author, and conservationist. A sixth-generation Texan who resides with his wife Brenda in Wimberley, Texas, he is president of Patrick Cox Consultants, LLC. His firm specializes in historical research and projects for individuals, corporations, legal firms, and nonprofit organizations. Read More

Project Showcase: Trump’s Gambling Heritage Tour

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Public historians are occasionally presented with opportunities to engage in projects relevant not just to our local communities, but of immediate importance to the entire country. Last summer, Donald J. Trump’s nomination as the presidential candidate of the Republican Party, combined with the decision to close Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal in the midst of a labor strike, offered me just such an opportunity. Read More

Ask a consulting historian: Bruce G. Harvey

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Bruce G. Harvey is an independent consulting historian and documentation photographer based in Syracuse, New York. A consultant for more than twenty years, his work includes a wide range of cultural resources projects, including National Register evaluations, administrative histories, cultural resources agreement documents, and Historic American Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER) documentation that involves historic narratives and large-format photography. Read More