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American Historical Association

Humanities & Social Sciences Online (H-Net)

Organization of American Historians

Conferences & Events:

University of Pennsylvania Call for Papers

The History List, Conferences & Events

Archivists & Librarians:

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Society of American Archivists

International Council on Archives

Society of California Archivists

Friends of the California Archives

H-HistBibl, is an international network of librarians, archivists, curators, and scholars interested in the practice and study of bibliographic and library services to support the study and teaching of history.

Connecting to Collections Care Online Community

Academy of Certified Archivists

California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State

OCLC Cataloging and Metadata Subscription, contribute records to WorldCat with RDA and AACR2 standards

Online Archive of California

Calisphere, digital collections made available by the UC Libraries

Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Registrars Committee of the American Alliance of Museums & Listserv for registars

Preparation, Art Handling, and Collections Care Information Network

Google Arts & Culture, “is an online platform through which the public can access high-resolution images of artworks housed in the initiative’s partner museums.”


Conservation & Preservation:

Image Permanence Institute, is a “recognized world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural heritage.”

Information Management Systems:

ArchivesSpace, open source archives information management application for managing and providing web access to archives, manuscripts and digital objectsCONTENTdm, build and showcase your digital collections on your personalized website with a subscription

CONTENTdm, a subscription to build digital collections that can be shared internationally

Omeka, a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions

PastPerfect Museum Collection Software & PastPerfect Version 5.0 User Guide

Oral History:

Oral History Association (OHA)Gathering & preserving historical information through recorded interviews

Capturing our Community’s Voice with Multidisciplinary Approaches, OHA 2016 Conference Presentation

Oral History Review, publishes narrative and analytical articles and reviews that present and use oral history in unique and significant ways and that contribute to the understanding of the nature of oral history and memory. They have an OHR Blog.

H-Oralhist, a network for scholars and professionals active in studies related to oral history. It is affiliated with the Oral History Association.

OHMS: Oral History Metadata Synchronizer – Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky LibrariesOnline resource for OHMS (Oral History Metadata Synchronizer). A digital tool to enhance online access to oral history

Southwest Oral History Association (SOHA)

SOHA News Blog

Oral History in the Digital Age

Digitalomium: Oral History, Archives, and Digital Technology: Blog by Doug Boyd

Oral History in the Liberal Arts
Oral History Society: Britain and Northern Ireland

In the Oral History Toolbox

Oral History Primer

Public History:

Society for History in the Federal Government, to promote study and broad understanding of the history of the US government

National Council on Public History

H-Public, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-Public is devoted to the promotion of public history both within the profession and among our assorted public audiences.

H-Digital-History, The Association for History and Computing (AHC) exists to encourage and maintain interest in the use of computers in all types of historical studies at all levels, in both teaching and research.

California Council for the Promotion of History

Exhibitions for Beginners Workshop by Society of California Archivists

Federal Agencies:
NEA, “The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.”

NEH, “The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.”

NPS, “The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. ”

National Register, “The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.”

Museum Networks:

The American Alliance of MuseumsThe American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) is the one organization that supports all museums. Through advocacy and excellence, the Alliance strengthens the museum community.

North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association

H-Local, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. H-LOCAL encourages scholarly discussion of state and local history and museums and makes available diverse bibliographical, research and teaching aids.

American Association for State and Local History

California Association of Museums

Arts, Culture, and Tourism:

Arts Orange County

Orange County Tourism Council

Anaheim/Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau

Destination Irvine
Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau

Irvine Chamber of Commerce

Visit Newport Beach Inc.
Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau
Huntington Beach Marketing and Vistors Bureau

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) “is responsible for coordinating international cooperation in education, science, culture and communication.”

Non-Government Organizations:

Association Of Moving Image Archivists

Lions Clubs International

Rotary International

-See the entire UNESCO list

Student Organizations:

Phi Alpha Theta: a national history honor society


The Chicago Manual of Style

Modern Language Association

Purdue University Online Writing Lab

The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Elements of Style, by William Strunk


Adobe Creative

Adobe Color CC

HTML5 Tutorials

Humanities Job Listings:

AASLH Career Center

American Alliance of Museums Career and Job HQ

American Library Association Job List

California Association of Museums Job Directory

California Arts Council Jobs

Global Museum

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium for Southern California

Museum Association of Arizona Job Listings

Museum Jobs

National Council for Public History Job Listings, updated weekly on Mondays

Society of American Archivists Career Center

Western Museum Association Job Board


National Parks Service, They have the NPS Oral History project that shares stories about their sites and people.

Outspoken: A COPH Podcast, The Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History “incorporates current projects, oral histories, and archival material into monthly conversations.”
The Wisdom Project Podcast, a Doug Boyd series for the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries

Amplify, the oral history podcast network

Storycorps, “Unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage & poetry in their words.”

Vintage Orange, A weekly UCI radio program hosted by Ellen Bell that features Orange County history


PBS SoCal KOCE: Art BoundLost LA

History Channel