The Public Historian
Volume: 29, Number: 1 Winter 2007
Responses to Presidential Libraries: Programs, Policies, and the Public
Across the Great Divide
RANDOLPH BERGSTROM 9
American Memory, Culture Wars, and the Challenge of Presenting Science and
Technology in a National Museum
ROGER D. LAUNIUS 13
Burying Atomic History: The Mound Builders of Fernald and Weldon Spring
JASON KRUPAR 31
Kitchen Conversations: Democracy in Action at the Lower East Side Tenement
RUTH J. ABRAM 59
"A Wealth of Historical Interest": The Medical Artifact Collection at the
University of Western Ontario
MICHELLE A. HAMILTON, REBECCA WOODS 77
Presidential Temples: How Memorials and Libraries Shape Public Memory by
BENJAMIN HUFBAUER. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2006; xvii +207
pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index; clothbound, $35.00.
DOUGLAS W. KNOX 93
Urban Memory: History and Amnesia in the Modern City edited by MARK CRINSON.
New York: Routledge Press, 2005; xxi +225 pp., illustrations, notes, index;
LEE M. A. SIMPSON 95
The British Slave Trade and Public Memory by ELIZABETH KOWALESKI WALLACE.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2006; xiii +248 pp., notes, index;
JAMES WALVIN 97
National Parks and the Woman's Voice: A History (updated version) by POLLY
WELTS KAUFMAN. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006; xxxviii
+312 pp., illustrations, notes, bibliographic essay, index; paperbound,
VIVIEN E. ROSE 99
"Atomic Platters: Cold War Music From the Golden Age of Homeland Security"
by BILL GEERHART and KEN SITZ. Hambergen, Germany: Bear Family Records,
2005; 291 pp., illustrations, bibliography; clothbound, $195.00.
PATRICK K. MOORE 101
Recording Oral History: A Guide for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2nd
ed.) by VALERIE RALEIGH YOW. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2005; xvi +398 pp.,
appendices, index; clothbound, $75.00.
SUSAN DOUGLASS YATES 103
The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis
by MARK P. LEONE. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005; xxvi + 327
pp., illustrations, appendix, index; clothbound, $39.95.
ANNA S. AGBE-DAVIES 104
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, Corinth, Mississippi. National Park
Service. WOODY HARRELL, Superintendent, Shiloh National Military Park.
JOHN R. NEFF 107
VOAHA: The Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive. SHERNA BERGER GLUCK and KAYE
BRIEGEL, project directors. A collaborative project of Academic Computing
Services, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University Library at
California State University, Long Beach
LINDA SHOPES 111
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.