Elvin Montgomery, Ph.D.


Elvin Montgomery has written a number of books and articles on collecting historical materials, collection management and cultural preservation. He has also authored articles on arious management consulting topics.

His 2001 commercially published book “Collecting African American History” (which is organized by collecting category) is the first book of its kind to focus on the accumulation and understanding of a range of history-bearing objects that pertain to the culture and experience of African Americans. A later article was written for a seminar on cultural preservation that helps people and communities recognize, appreciate and save cultural materials that tell important stories about the past. His 2004 privately published book “The Handbook of African American Appraisal” was the first to present information and guiding principles about the challenging subject of appraising ethnic and cultural materials. In 2004 he also wrote another privately published book on “Collection Management for History, Art and Culture Objects” He is also the author of articles that appear in the appraisal handbook (“All About Appraising”) soon to be published by the Appraisers Association of America.

A selection of some of the topics he has written on includes:

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