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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Public History

Publishing History of This Guide

This subject guide was created by Shuko Tamao, Spring 2014.


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Massachusetts boasts a rich network of museums, archives, historical societies, documentary filmmakers, and historic preservation agencies, as well as one of the top public research universities in the nation. Since 1986, the Public History Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has provided a vital link between the University and the Commonwealth's wide variety of institutions that preserve and communicate history to the public.

Our Library Guide provides a research resource for Public Historians and students who would like to find a wide array of information related to Public History. We provide information on local, statewide, regional and national levels, but our focus is on the Pioneer Valley where we have a rich relationship with local organizations.