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Associations and Organizations
Associations and Organizations are often a good place to locate information when conducting research. Often, these entities publish pamphlets and brochures about their activities. Also, experts in various areas of history belong to such groups and can be contacted through membership lists maintained by associations and organizations.
American Historical Association
"The AHA was founded in 1889 to serve the broad field of history. It encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment."
American Social History Project
"The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning is dedicated to renewing interest in history by challenging traditional ways that people learn about the past. Founded in 1981 and based at the City University of New York Graduate Center, ASHP/CML produces print, visual, and multimedia materials that explore the richly diverse social and cultural history of the United States." The site also contains podcasts (searchable by tag). They are currently developing an online resource for social history documents.
Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
This site provides free access to primary sources, high-quality online teaching modules, and instruction on critical thinking skills. They bring history to audiences worldwide by collecting digital records, archiving documents of the past, and presenting historical exhibits.
Social Sciences Historical Association
"The Social Science History Association is an interdisciplinary group of scholars that shares interests in social life and theory; historiography, and historical and social-scientific methodologies. SSHA might be best seen as a coalition of distinctive scholarly communities. Their intellectual work ranges from everyday life in the medieval world – and sometimes earlier -- to contemporary global politics, but they are united in our historicized approach to understanding human events, explaining social processes, and developing innovative theory."
California Historical Society
The California Historical Society, founded in 1871, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California's richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.