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Public History

broad resource guide to the public history sources available from the Blume Library, in the San Antonio region, and major sources online

Find Books

These databases are the primary sources to find books, both at the Blume Library and from other libraries.  

Go to the tab Borrow from Other Libraries to request interlibrary loans (ILL), find out how to get a TexShare card, or see a list of San Antonio area libraries. I encourage you to get a San Antonio Public Library card and a BiblioTech card if you live in Bexar County.  You can get cards if you live in the StMU dorms even if your family lives in another town. 

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Subject Headings for PH

I recommend searching Discover, the Library Catalog, or Worldcat with these terms. Some options: 1) You can combine these terms to search by keyword, or 2)  or search the terms as a Subject.

Archives and Historic Preservation: Archives, Archivists, Processing, Digital preservation, Digitization

Cultural Resources Management: Historic sites - management, Archeology - methodology, Fieldwork

Museums and Historic Sites: Historic sites, Visitors centers, Interpretative programs, Historic house museums, Historic buildings, Conservation and restoration, Museums - management, Cultural property, Historic preservation

Oral history: Oral history, Oral tradition, Interviews, Interviewing

Call Numbers for PH

Use these call numbers to browse the print collection, either in person or using the Library Catalog, for books on public history topics.  

AM - Museums

  • AM 1-501  Museums. Collectors and collecting.

CC - Archeology

  • CC 1-960  Archeology
    • CC 135-137  Preservation, Restoration, and Conservation of Antiquities

CD - Archives

  • CD 921-997  Archives

D - History (General)

  • D 13- 16  Historical methods, primary sources, oral history 

E - History of the Americas

  • E 11-143  America
  • E 151-909  United States

F - History of the Americas

  • F 1-975  United States Local History
    • F 381-395  Texas
    • F 786-790  New Southwest, including Borderlands

GN - Anthropology

  • GN 1-890  Anthropology
    • GN 406-517  Cultural Traits, Customs, and Institutions
      • GN 406-442  Technology, Material Culture

SB - Plant Culture

  • SB 481-486  Parks and Public Reservations