Sam Redman


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U.S. cultural, social, and intellectual history, with an emphasis on heritage studies, oral history, public history, and historic preservation.


University of California, Berkeley

M.A. / Ph.D. – American History since 1607

University of Minnesota, Morris

B.A. – Anthropology, History



Historical Research in Archives. Washington, D.C.: American Historical Association. 2013

Peer-Reviewed Articles
“The Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the New Deal, and a Reassessment of the ‘Dark Age’ of the Museum in the United States.” Museum Anthropology. Vol. 34, Issue 1. Spring 2011. Pp. 43-55.

“Midwestern Museums and Classical Archaeology, 1893-1988.” National Association of Practical Anthropologists Bulletin, No. 27, May 2007, Pp. 141-159.

“What Self Respecting Museum is Without One?: Collecting the Old World at the Science Museum of Minnesota, 1914-1988.” Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archive Professionals, Vol. 1 Issue 4, May 2005. Pp. 309-328.

Editorially Reviewed Articles / Invited Essays

“Finding Rosie: Documenting the World War II Homefront Experience of the American West through Oral History.” Western Historical Quarterly. Vol. 43. No. 2. Summer 2012. Pp. 204-211.

Smithsonian Embarks on Move of Human Remains Collections.” Anthropology News.  Vol. 52.  Issue 1.  January 2011.  P. 22

”Remembering Exhibitions on Race in the 20th-century United States.” American Anthropologist. Vol. 111 No. 4. December 2009. Pp. 517-518. 

“Yesterday’s City: Henry Field and the Field Museum’s North Arabian Desert Expeditions 1927-1928 or Henry Field’s Legendary Expeditions.”  Chicago History, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, Fall 2006. Pp. 44-63.

Encyclopedia Entry

“Museums and Their Visitors: The Historic Relationship.” Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science.  Bates, Marcia et. al. eds. London: Taylor and Francis.  Third Edition.  2010.  Pp. 3790-3796.


Victory Through Valor: A Collection of World War II Memories. George J. Despotis,  Donald E. Korte, and Matthew Larry, eds. St. Louis: Reedy Press. 2008. Oral History Review. Vol. 38, No. 2. Summer-Fall 2011.

The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins.” Museum Anthropology Review.Vol. 5, No. 1-2  Summer 2011. Pp. 59-63.  

“Death’s Multiple Meanings.” A review of This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War.  Drew Gilpin Faust. New York: Knopf.  2008. Common-Place.  Vol. 10, No. 1.  October 2009. 

Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America’s Changing Communities.  Amy Levin, ed. Walnut Creek: Alta Mira Press.  2006. The Public Historian, Vol. 30, No. 3. Summer 2008. Pp. 97-99.

“Africa in LA: Two Recent Exhibitions at the Fowler Museum.” Museum Anthropology Review.  August, 2007.




Samuel James Redman, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

University of Massachusetts Amherst

E-mail: samueljredman [at] or sredman [at]

Twitter: @samueljredman