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SOCIETY OF PUBLIC HISTORIANS

Society of Public Historians
2000 Minutes


February 5, 2000


Meeting at Jay Prices place.

Attendees:  Doug Miller, Sandra Reddish, Barb Hammond, Josh Yearout, Holly  
       Wright, and Angie Miller

Issues Discussed:

 NCPH Conference in St. Louis.
 What does Society of Public Historians want to accomplish?
 Field trips
 Monthly meetings
 Guest speakers (practicing public historians)
 Membership dues of $10.00 (August to August)
 Exposure to the public
 Networking amongst other historical organizations
 Social Gathering for Public Historians April 15, 2000 (Saturday)
 50 attendees to consist of local historians, WSU History Dept., Alumni, Students
 Locale?  L. W. Clapp House?  Old Town?
 Intent of gathering=to meet and socialize with other historians within the metropolitan area


March 4, 2000


Meeting at River City Brewery.

Attendees:  Doug Miller, Sandra Reddish, Josh Yearout, Holly  
       Wright, Angie Miller, and Tina Sayler

Issues Discussed:

 NCPH Conference in St. Louis.
 What does Society of Public Historians want to accomplish?
 Field trips
 Monthly meetings
 Guest speakers (practicing public historians)
 Membership dues of $10.00 (August to August)
 Exposure to the public
 Networking amongst other historical organizations
 Social Gathering for Public Historians postponed until October.
 Look for cheaper places to hold function
 What about the RAC?
 Constitution for Society

Odd Bits:

 Brown ale is now a seasonal at River City Brewery.

Next meeting: April 15 (Saturday) at Sandra Reddishs home

President:  Doug Miller
Treasurer:  Holly Wright


April 15, 2000


Meeting at Sandra Reddishs house

Attendees:  Doug Miller, Sandra Reddish, Josh Yearout, Holly  
       Wright, Angie Miller, Ange Heger, Prof Jay Price,
       and Barbara Hammond

Special Guest:  Vanya Scott, Special Collections Cowtown Museum

Issues Discussed:

 Constitution for Society for Public Historians (SPH)
 Review Phi Alpha Thetas constitution
 Try and locate the original (if it exists) constitution for the SPH
 Social Gathering for local practicing Public Historians and students
 Possible places for Gathering:  Orpheum Theatre, Cowtown
 Vanya offered this tidbit that Cowtown will be hosting the KHTA
Conference fall of 2001.
 SPH may wish to postpone Gathering for this year and concentrate on the 2001 KHTA conference
 SPH will continue to meet over the summer break
 Angie Miller offered her place for possible meeting place, since she has a pool.  No fishing poles or equipment allowed in the pool!
 So far, dues are in for everyone.  SPH now is official with its own account and accepts checks.
 Prof Price still plugging away at the History Alumi list
 Once again, the train made an appearance and railroaded Sandra Reddish in as Secretary for SPH.  
 Congratulations to Barbara Hammond, for she not only graduates this spring, but more importantly, she has a job within in the history field.

Odd Bits:

 Samuel Adams Spring Ale receives a thumbs-up!
 While not a requirement for SPH meetings, food and drinks somehow always make an appearance.


Next meeting: May 20 (Saturday) at Doug Millers home.  (Warning:  Puppies will be present at next meeting!)

President:  Doug Miller
Treasurer:  Holly Wright
Secretary:  Sandra Reddish