Thesis

Preserving and using historical resources at the Martinez Historical Society

The purpose of this consultant’s report is to identify current archival best practices that will serve as a foundation for maintaining, preserving, and making accessible Martinez Historical Society’s (MHS) collections for researchers and the public. Applying current best archival practices will enable MSH to use their historical resources to their maximum benefit.
 The report’s recommendations are based on current best practices literature from the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH), and Society of American Archivists (SAA) as well as the Historical Society of Pennsylvania online guide for small repositories, and other relevant literature. 
 This report outlines numerous recommendations based on current archival best practices, ranging from costly to relatively inexpensive. Top five recommendations have been listed in order to help MHS begin the process of instituting best practices to use their facility and historical resources to their fullest potential.

Thesis (M.A., History (Public History))--California State University, Sacramento, 2015.

The purpose of this consultant’s report is to identify current archival best practices that will serve as a foundation for maintaining, preserving, and making accessible Martinez Historical Society’s (MHS) collections for researchers and the public. Applying current best archival practices will enable MSH to use their historical resources to their maximum benefit. The report’s recommendations are based on current best practices literature from the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH), and Society of American Archivists (SAA) as well as the Historical Society of Pennsylvania online guide for small repositories, and other relevant literature. This report outlines numerous recommendations based on current archival best practices, ranging from costly to relatively inexpensive. Top five recommendations have been listed in order to help MHS begin the process of instituting best practices to use their facility and historical resources to their fullest potential.

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