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Samuel Redman

Assistant ProfessorPortrait of   Joye Bowman

Office: Herter 605
Telephone: (413) 545-6759
Fax: (413) 545-6137

Sam Redman specializes in 19th and 20th century U.S. history with a focus on culture and ideas. In 2012, he completed his doctoral dissertation, "Human Remains and the Construction of Race and History, 1897-1945" at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, Redman worked at the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) where he completed dozens of oral history interviews on a wide variety of subjects. At ROHO, he served as Lead Interviewer for the Rosie the Riveter / WWII Home Front Oral History Project and the Japanese American Confinement Sites Oral History Project - both in collaboration with the National Park Service. Working with a team at ROHO, he launched a project documenting the oral history of the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge resulting in the completion of over a dozen new interviews with men and women who worked on the bridge. Before graduate school, he worked in several museums including the Field Museum of Natural History, Colorado History Museum, and Science Museum of Minnesota. He is the author of "Historical Research in Archives: A Practical Guide" published by the American Historical Association in 2013. His first book, Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, will be published by Harvard University Press in 2016.

Research Areas:

Public History

Oral History

19th and 20th c. U.S.


Courses Taught Recently:

Introduction to Public History

Theory and Method of Oral History

U.S. History since 1876

Museums and Historic Sites Interpretation