Sam Redman, Department of History

Samuel J. Redman is a historian working on issues surrounding heritage studies, public history, and oral history in the modern United States. He has a B.A. in anthropology and history from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. Before enrolling in graduate school, he gained professional experience working for several museums, including the Field Museum of Natural History, Science Museum of Minnesota, and Colorado History Museum. Most recently, he worked at the Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley helping to organize several large, community-oriented, oral history research projects. These projects included the Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front Oral History Project, Japanese American Confinement Sites Oral History Project, and the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Oral History Project.

He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled, The Great Bone Race, on the history of collecting, researching, and exhibiting human remains in museums throughout the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.