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Date: March 1, 2000
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697

For NCPH Public History News – March 2000

History Associates Incorporated of Rockville, Maryland, is preparing to celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2001.

In December, HAI President Philip L. Cantelon completed his term as chair of the Organization of American Historians’ Committee on Research and Access to Historical Documentation. Dr. Cantelon and Barbara Howe of West Virginia University also co-edited the Summer 1999 issue of  The Public Historian, which commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the National Council on Public History.

Dr. Cantelon was the plenary speaker at a career symposium for humanities Ph.D.’s at the Duke University Career Center. He was also a panelist on a session titled “The Past as Pork: Realities and Possibilities of Public Spending on Public History” at the Organization of American Historians’ convention in St. Louis.

HAI’s Rodney P. Carlisle co-authored  Brandy, Our Man in Acapulco: The Life and Times of Colonel Frank M. Brandstetter, with Dominic Monetta. The book, published by the University of North Texas Press, chronicles the experiences of Brandstetter, a Hungarian immigrant who became a noted Army intelligence officer, hotelier, and raconteur.

HAI’s digitization project team working on the National Library of Medicine’s  Profiles in Science  website has posted the manuscript collection of biochemist and Nobel laureate Martin Rodbell. The website showcases accomplishments of prominent biomedical scientists of the twentieth century, most of whom are Nobel laureates and former NIH researchers.

HAI Senior Historian John C. Rumm was one of two keynote speakers February 25 at a workshop in Tempe, Arizona, on consultancy in historical organizations. At the workshop, sponsored by the Coordinating Committee for Arizona History, Dr. Rumm discussed guidelines for ensuring a good relationship between clients and consultants.

About History Associates
For more than thirty years the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional corporate histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit

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