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About Terry Barnhart

Terry A. Barnhart is a professor of history at EIU.  He joined the history faculty in the fall of 1994, having previously worked at the Ohio Historical Society as a research associate, associate curator, and director of special projects from 1983 to 1994.  He teaches in both the history department's M.A. in Historical Administration program and the M.A. in History program, and at various times during his tenure served as coordinator and interim coordinator of the Historical Administration program.  His research interests center around the history of American archaeology, museums, American state and local history, and the sphere of public or applied history.  He is an active member of the American Association of for State and Local History and the National Council on Public History.  

“We stand at the meeting of two eternities, the past and the future, which is precisely the present moment.”
--Henry David Thoreau


Present Professor, Eastern Illinois University History

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

1983 - 1994 Curator of History, Ohio Historical Society
1992 - 1992 Graduate, Seminar for Historical Administration
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  • History of Museums
  • Archival and Historical Agency Management
  • State and Local History
  • Social and Cultural History


1989 Ph.D., Miami University - Oxford ‐ History
1980 Master of Arts, Miami University - Oxford ‐ History
1975 Bachelor of Science, Miami University - Oxford ‐ Education

Contact Information

Office: 2566 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-3310

Articles (22)

Books (4)