Rusell, Ch. (1956). Museums and our children. New York: Central Book Co.


Foreword by Chauncey J. Hamlin 
V
Part one
Museum programs for children

Chap.I
Preparing programs for schools


Museum Content and School Work
1

Problems of Schools in Visiting Museums
3

Developing Programs for Secondary Schools
7

Problems of Museums in Meeting the Needs of Schools
9

Planning a General Museum Offering
12

Determining the Museum Capacity
12

Selection of Subjects
13

Long and Short Visits
14

A Master Plan for School Visitation
16

The Daily Schedule
21
Chap.II
Conducting programs for school pupils


Elementary Schools in the Museum
28

Before the Visit
28

Reception of Pupils in the Museum
32

Orienting Pupils for a Museum Visit
33

Teaching Pupils in the Museum
35

Programs for Special Groups
49

Programs for Secondary Schools
49

Synthesis and Review
56

Suggestions or Helps for Teachers
57
Chap.III
Special programs for children


The Needs of Independent Children 
86

Organizing and Operating an Extra-Curricular Program
88

Types of Programs Offered for Children
90

Classes
90

Clubs 
93

Crafts 
99

Drama and Special Programs
102

Games
103

Health Programs 
114

Hikes, Field Trips and Expeditions
114

Lecture Services 
116

Live Animal Programs 
119

Motion Picture Services 
120

News Bulletins
123

Pre-School Programs
132

Special Schools
134

Seasonal Programs 
139

Special Events 
145

Special Exhibits
148

Story Hours
148

Trails
150
Part two
Museum services for children

Chap.IV
Circulating collections


Circulating Collections for Children
152

Flat and Framed Materials
153

Specimens and Artifacts 
163

Single Specimens
165

Organized Collections
170

Dioramas and Models
173

Library Materials
176

Production, Storage and Care of Circulating Collections
177

Methods and Practices of Circulation
181
Chap.V
Slides, film strips, films and recordings


The Use of Audio-Visual Aids
193

Slides and Film Strips
193

Films, Sound and Silent
196

Recordings 
198

Sources of Slides, Film Strips and Films
198

Loans of Visual Aids 
198

Free Rental
200

Purchase of Slides
203

Loan and Purchase of Films 
206

Manufacture of Audio-Visual Aids 
210

The Slide and Film Library 
212

Lending Collections
213

The Catalog 
214

Circulation Practices 
226
Chap.VI
Planetariums, radio, and television


Planetariums in Museums
230

Types of Planetariums
231

Planetarium Programs for Schools
235

General Planetarium Programs 
239

Radio for Children in Museums 
240

Radio for Promotion
241

Museum Radio Programs for Schools
243

Out-of-School Radio Programs 
249

Television for Children in Museums 
252

Television for Promotion of Museum Participation by Children 
254

Television from Museums for Schools
255

Television for Children Out-of-School 
262
Chap. VII
Museum sales to children


Selling by Museums
270

Types of Sales Outlets 
270

Types of Materials Sold 
271

Pamphlets, Post Cards and Books 
271

Prints, Photographs and Reproductions
272

Specimens 
273

Kits, Games and Souvenirs 
273

Foods and Food Products 
274

Problems of Operation of Museum Sales
274

Financiing the Museum Sales Shop
275

Maning the Shop 
276

Orders, Stock and Stock Controls 
277

Inventory
278

Sales and Shop Practices
279

Buying
279

Pricing 
280

Stock
281

Selling
282
Part three
Promoting the museum program for children

Chap.VIII
Publicising the museum program


Publicity and Promotion
284

Publicity Originating in the Museum
285

Bulletins 
285

Calendars
287

General Announcements
287

Annual Reports
290

Methods of Production of Publications
291

Stencil Duplication
291

Printing
292

Distribution of Publicity
298

Publicity Through Outside Agencies
298

Newspaper Publicity
298

Outside Exhibition 
300

Feature Stories
300

Museum Promotion
301

Promotion of the Museum Program
302

Promotion of the Capital Program
304
Chap. IX
Financing the museum program


The Support of Museums
305

Public Support
305

Private Support 
308

Endowments
308

Gifts
313

Institutional Earnings
318

Earnings from Plant Usage
320

Earnings from Sale or Rental of Contents
322

Earnings of Museum Personnel
324

Index 
327