May 1996

Volume 34, Number 5
Contents of the online edition

Editor: Wendi A. Maloney

From the Director's Desk


  • Active Learning in the University Classroom, or What I Learned from Elementary School Teachers 
    by Edward Berenson
  • Focus on Community Colleges: Improving History Teaching and the Status of Historians
    by Charles A. Zappia
  • Investment in Basic Research Pays Off for National Science Foundation
  • MLA Reports Positive News for History Job Seekers
  • The University of North Texas and the Conference on the Teaching of History
    by E. Coomes
  • NEH Update from the National Humanities Alliance
    by John Hammer and Cuc Vu

Teaching Innovations Forum

Contributing Editor: Robert Blackey

Gendering the History Survey Course: Three Views

Film and Media

Contributing Editor: Robert Brent Toplin

Archives and Research

  • Russian Archives: Is the Door Half Open or Half Closed?
    by J. Arch Getty

AHA Activities

  • AHA Thanks Cincinnati Fund Donors
  • 1996 Committee Structure: Additional Appointments
  • 1996 AHA Program Committee Report
    by Renate Bridenthal and Patrick Manning
  • The AHA and Historians at Community Colleges
    by David Trask
  • History Associations Take Stand against Political Interference in History Museums
    by Cary Carson


  • May 1996

In Memoriam

  • Merle Curti
  • Roderic H. Davison
  • Mary Philip Trauth
  • George Woodbridge

NCC Advocacy Update

  • May 1996
    by Page Putnam Miller