This guide is intended to help people doing research in the History of the United States of America, defined broadly. It is not intended to be comprehensive. The focus is on topics of research in History Department.
The AASLH, which seceded from the American Historical Association in 1940, constitutes the organization of choice for many local historians, historic site managers, and history museum workers. It also publishes numerous handy how-to-do-it manuals.
"The National Coalition for History is a Washington-based, non-profit educational organization that provides leadership in history-related advocacy, acting as a clearinghouse for news and information concerning history legislation and political development."
The NCPH constitutes the major professional association that engages most public historians. The web site contains a wealth of information concerning job opportunities, professional conferences and workshops, publications and other resources.
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.
The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, founded by the late Roy Rosenzweig, constitutes the principal source of information for historians interested in digital projects and also operates the History News Network.