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Administration and Management

BoardSource (formerly National Center for Nonprofit Boards). Governance Series. 1-Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards; 2-The Chief Executive's Role in Developing the Nonprofit Board; 3-Creating Strong Board-Staff Partnerships; 4-The Chair's Role in Leading the Nonprofit Board; 5-How To Help Your Board Govern More and Manage Less; 6-The Board's Role in Strategic Planning; 7-Financial Responsibilities of the Nonprofit Board; 8-Understanding Nonprofit Financial Statements; 9-Fund-Raising and the Nonprofit Board; 10-Evaluation and the Nonprofit Board.

Carver, John. Boards That Make a Difference : A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations. Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Sector Series, 1997.

Carver, John. Reinventing Your Board : A Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance. Jossey-Bass Nonprofit Sector Series, 1999.

Architectural History/Building Technology

Garvin, James. A Building History of Northern New England. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 2001.

Maddex, Diane, Ed. All About Old Buildings. The Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1985.

National Trust for Historic Preservation. Landmark Yellow Pages. The Preservation Press, 1993.

Porter, John and Gilman, Francis. Preserving Old Barns. UNH Cooperative Extension, 2001.

Architectural Preservation and Maintenance

Butcher-Younghans, Sherry. Historic House Museums: A Practical Handbook for Their Care, Preservation, & Management. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Cambridge Historical commission. Maintaining Your Old House in Cambridge. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Historical Commission, 1988.

Chambers, Henry. Cyclical Maintenance for Historic Buildings. Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1976.

Heritage Preservation and National Park Service. Caring for Your Historic House. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998.

Leeke, John. Maintenance Programming Manual for Historic Buildings. Augusta, ME: Maine Historic Preservation Commission, 1990.

Mills, Edward. Building Maintenance and Preservation: A Guide to Design and Management. Oxford: Reed Educational and Professional Publishing, 1996.

Archives and Libraries
(available from the Society of American Archivists)

A Manual for Small Archives. Association of British Columbia Archivists, Small Archives Committee, 1994.

Daniels, Maygene & Walch, Timothy, Eds. A Modern Archives Reader: Basic Readings on Archival Theory and Practice. National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1984.

Procedures Manual. Penn State University, 1995.

Yakel, Elizabeth. Starting an Archives. Scarecrow Press and SAA, 1994.

Collections Care

Bachmann, Konstanze, ed. Conservation Concerns: A Guide for Collectors and Curators. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

Caring for Collections: Strategies for Conservation, Maintenance and Documentation. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 1984.

Jessup, Wendy Claire. Conservation in Context: Finding a Balance for the Historic House Museum. Washington, DC: National Trust for Historic Preservation, 1995.

Long, Richard W. and Jane S. Caring for Your Family Treasures: Heritage Preservation. New York: Harry N Abrams, 2000

Disaster Planning

Fortson, Judith. Disaster Planning and Recovery: A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians and Archivists. Neal-Schuman, 1992.

Lord, Allyn; Reno, Carolyn; and Demeroukas, Marie. Steal This Handbook!: A Template for Creating a Museum's Emergency Preparedness Plan. Columbia, SC: Southeastern Registrars Association, 1994.

Jones, Barclay G., Ed. Protecting Historic Architecture and Museum Collections from Natural Disasters. London and Boston: Butterworths, 1986.

Solley, Thomas T.; Williams, Joan; and Baden, Linda. Planning for Emergencies: A Guide for Museums. Washington, DC: Association of Art Museum Directors, 1987. (available from AAM)


Thomson, Garry. The Museum Environment. London and Boston: Butterworths, 1986.

Furniture and Wooden Objects

McGiffin, Robert. Furniture Care and Conservation. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 2nd. ed., 1990.

Williams, Marc A. Keeping It All Together: The Preservation and Care of Historic Furniture. Worthington, OH: Ohio Antique Review, 2nd ed., 1990.


MacLeish, A. Bruce. The Care of Antiques and Historical Collections. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1987.


Clapp, Anne F. Curatorial Care of Works of Art on Paper. New York: Nick Lyons Books, 4th ed., 1988.

Northeast Document Conservation Center. Preservation of Library and Archival Materials (notebook of Technical Leaflets). Andover, MA: NEDCC, 1994.


NEDCC notebook (see above)

Rempel, Siegfried. The Care of Photographs. New York: Nick Lyons, 1987.


Fennelly, Lawrence J. Museum, Archive and Library Security. Woburn, MA: Butterworths, 1983.


Mailand, Harold F. Considerations for the Care of Textiles and Costumes: A Handbook for the Non-Specialist. Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1980. 

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