Publications

The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

For the Glory of God: A Brief History of Page's Chapel, Later Known as St. Thomas' Church, Croom, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1732-1995 Colonial Press, Birmingham, AL, 1995
"Bring Your Friends": A Brief History of the Chapel of the Incarnation, St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish, Brandywine, Prince George's County, Maryland Washington, DC, 2001
"The Correspondence of Charles Eversfield of Denne Park, and the Rev. John Eversfield of Maryland" Horsham Heritage, Issue No. 4, pgs. 41-49, Autumn 2001
The Naylors of Woodborough: The Stories of Some Descendants of George Nailor, 1655-1734 Rowe, Josephy Y. et al. The Naylors of Woodborough: The Stories of Some Descendants of George Nailor, 1655-1734. Washington, D.C.: Anchovy Hill Press, 2013.

"There is the old adage that you don't know where you are going until you know where you have been. In The Naylors of Woodborough, the authors have traced the journey of their immigrant ancestor, George Nailor, from Yorkshire, England to colonial Maryland where he established his first farm, Woodborough. Subsequent generations built upon George's legacy establishing farms and businesses in Maryland and across America. The Naylor story follows several themes common to the settling and development of the United States--immigration, upward mobility, westward expansion, connectoin to the land, and community and military service. This volume presents not only extensive genealogical information about various branches of the family but also casts that information in a larger historical context. The authors have painstakingly rsearched official records and original documents in the United States and United Kingdom, compiled oral family histories, and related personal ancedotes to share interesting stories about this particluar family and their American experience."

St. Thomas' Parish Register, Croome, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1849–1906. Bowie, MD: Heritage Press, 1998.
Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries Lacher-Feldman, Jessica. Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. Chicago, IL:  Society of American Archivists, 2013.

"In Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries, longtime special collections exhibits curator Jessica Lacher-Feldman advises archivists at all levels on developing enlightening and entertaining exhibits. She describes each step of the exhibit process, providing straightforward tips on:

  • Developing innovative exhibit ideas
  • Formulating exhibit policies and procedures for your institution
  • Crafting well-written and visually interesting exhibit labels
  • Branding and designing exhibits
  • Promoting exhibits through conventional media, social media, and give-away items

Also included are case studies that detail exhibits at a variety of institutions, sample documents and forms, a literature review, and a guide to exhibit supplies.

Exhibit development doesnt have to be complicated or overwhelming. With this comprehensive resource, youll learn how to develop exhibits that help you to better connect with your audience and advocate for your repository. “Proceed and be bold” with exhibit development, and gratifying, inspiring results will transpire.

Chapter 13: Stonewall: Fortieth Anniversary, 1969-2009, CASE STUDY ONE: An Exhibit at the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian by Frankln A. Robinson, Jr."

Faith & Tobacco, A History of St. Thomas' Episcopal Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland Washington, D.C.: Anchovy Hill Press, 2015

From the colonial era until well into the 20th century, the combination of faith and the income from tobacco built and sustained the Anglican parishes of Maryland.  This book examines the history of St. Thomas' Parish in Prince George's County-a parish whose roots reach back to one of the earliest congregations in the colony. The text covers not only the events and people at the local parish level but also gives insight into the necessary and practical business of managing a parish; supporitng a rector, maintaining church buildings, and nurturing the growth of congregations.

“The Great Gallup Coal Strike of 1933,” co-authored with Richard E. Ahlborn, in Hispanic Arts and Ethnohistory in the Southwest: New Papers Inspired by the Work of E. Boyd, edited by Marta Weigle, with Claudia Larcombe and Samuel Larcombe, Ancient City Books and the University of New Mexico Press, 1983.
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden, co-authored with Lonnie Bunch, Spencer Crew, Mark Hirsch, Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820–Present, co-authored with Peter Liebhold. UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, 1999.
Design for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941–1945, co-authored with William Bird Jr., Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.
“Bringing Sweatshops into the Museum,” co-authored with Peter Liebhold. In Sweatshop USA, edited by Daniel E. Bender and Richard A. Greenwald, Routledge, 2003.
“Good History is Not Enough,” Perspectives, Vol.38, No. 5, May 2000.
“Welcoming Workers,” Museum News, November 1990.
“In Pursuit of the Labor Vote: Presidential Campaign Material at the National Museum of American History,” Labor's Heritage, Summer 1996.
“With Hammer in Hand: Working Class Occupational Portraits,” in American Artisans: Crafting Social Identity, 1750-1850, edited by Howard B. Rock, Paul A. Gilje, and Robert Asher, Johns Hopkins Press, 1995.
“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The National Museum of American History’s Exhibition on Sweatshops, 1820–Present,” co-authored with Peter Liebhold, Labor's Heritage, Spring 1998.
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life, Smithsonian Books, 2008.
“Symbols and Images of American Labor: Dinner Pails and Hard Hats,” Labor's Heritage, July 1989.
“Symbols and Images of American Labor: Badges of Pride,” Labor's Heritage, April 1989.
“Collecting for Tomorrow: Sweden's Contemporary Documentation Program,” Museum News, August 1985.
“Political Repression in New Mexico: The Destruction of the National Miners' Union, 1933 1935,” in Labor in New Mexico: Strikes, Unions and Social History Since 1881, edited by Robert Kern, University of New Mexico Press, 1983.
“Political Repression in New Mexico: The Destruction of the National Miners' Union, 1933 1935,” in Labor in New Mexico: Strikes, Unions and Social History Since 1881, edited by Robert Kern, University of New Mexico Press, 1983.
“Smithsonian Santos: Collecting and the Collection,” in Labor in New Mexico: Strikes, Unions and Social History Since 1881, edited by Robert Kern, University of New Mexico Press, 1983.
"Mythos, Memory, and History: African American Preservation Efforts, 1820-1990." Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture. Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer, and Steven D. Lavine, eds. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Detailed analysis of the preservation of objects, folklore, music, governmental records over the 19th and 20th centuries.

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