Library and Archives Resources
AHS Library and Archives
AHS-Tempe firstname.lastname@example.org, 480-387-5355
AHS-Tucson email@example.com, 520-617-1157
AHS-Yuma firstname.lastname@example.org, 928-314-2463
AHS-Flagstaff email@example.com, 928-523-5551
Other Library and Archives Resources
Office of Vital Records (birth, death, marriage records)
AHS Museum Collections
AHS-Tucson Laraine Daly Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-617-1179
AHS-Tempe Ashley Smith, email@example.com, 480-387-5350
On March 30, 2012, the Small Museums Committee launched the SMOC, the Small Museums Online Community. The one-hour webinar that marked the opening of this site is free and you can get details about how to view the webinar on the site. The webinar includes a tour of the website and speakers about assessment programs for small institutions. This new site is a one-stop resource for small museums. There will be regular blog posts, a resource page, discussion forums, informational webinar events, and is a convenient way for you to connect with your peers.
StEPs is a voluntary assessment program for small- and mid-sized history organizations. The program, created by the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, encourages awareness and achievement of national standards. Organizations that enroll in this new self-paced, self-study program use assessment questions and performance indicators (Basic, Good, Better) to rate their policies and practices in six standards sections. Participating organizations can clearly identify their strengths and areas needing improvement, and begin taking steps to plan for positive change.
Connect to other museums via this online community. Post questions and get advice from others who have dealt with similar issues.
Find information through this collection of recommended books, specifically selected to assist small and emerging museums. The list can be found on the AASLH website, in partnership with the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
AASLH Technical Leaflets
Education and Outreach
AHS Education and Outreach
AHS-Tucson: Mary Ann Ruelas, firstname.lastname@example.org, 520-617-1154
AHS-Tempe: Michelle Prosser, email@example.com, 480-387-5363
National History Day Arizona (NHDAZ)
NHDAZ State Coordinator: Stacey Trepanier, firstname.lastname@example.org, 480-234-9192
Visit the Arizona National History Day website for more information on:
• Competition dates
• Research days
• Classroom visits