- Stamping American Memory: Collectors, Citizens, and the Post (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018) and open peer-reviewed versions: http://stampingamericanmemory.org
- “A Case for Digital Collections,”Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 12, 4 (Fall 2016). (Page Proof)
- “Public, First,” in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, eds. Matthew K. Gold and Lauren Klein (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016), http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/83.
- “Let the Grant Do the Talking,” Journal of Digital Humanities, Vol. 1, No. 4 Fall 2012 http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-4/let-the-grant-do-the-talking-by-sheila-brennan/.
- “Debating Identity and Origins in Early 20th-Century American Commemoratives,” Select Papers of the William M. Blount Symposia 2009-2011, (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2012), 27-34. (PDF available)
- “‘Little Colored Bits of Paper’ Collected in the Progressive Era,” Select Papers of the William M. Blount Symposia, (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2010), 15-22. (PDF available)
- “Taking a Byte Out of the Archives: Making Technology Work for You” Perspectives (January 2005) with Douglas Mudd, Kirklin Bateman, and Paula Petrik http://www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2005/0501/0501arc1.cfm
- “The Vindex Special: Learning about Technology Through Advertising,” Magazine of History, (Winter 1998) with Susan Smulyan and Carlita Kosty.
- “The Postage Stamps That Flew Amelia Earhart Across the World,” What It Means to Be American online series (Zocalo Public Square, December 8, 2019) https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2019/12/08/the-postage-stamps-that-flew-amelia-earhart-across-the-world/ideas/essay/
- “Digital History,” The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook, (American Association for State and Local History, 2019), https://inclusivehistorian.com/digital-history/
- “Oral History in the Digital Age,” Oxford Handbook of Oral History, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010) with James Halabuk, Sharon Leon, Tom Scheinfeldt, and Kelly Schrum.
- Encyclopedia of New England Culture (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005), 3 entries
Research White Papers and Reports
- “Doing Digital History 2016: A Summer Institute for Mid-Career American Historians, white paper, co-author Sharon Leon, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, June 2017: http://history2016.doingdh.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2017/07/DoingDH2016-Whitepaper-Full.pdf
- “Building Histories of the National Mall: A Guide to Creating a Digital Public History Project,” white paper and guide, co-author Sharon Leon, with Megan Brett, Jannelle Legg, Michael O’Malley, Spencer Roberts, and Jim Safley, October 2015, http://mallhistory.org/Guide/
- “Scholars as Students: Introductory Digital History Training for Mid-Career Historians,” white paper, co-author Sharon Leon, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media: August 2015, http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9825
- “State of the History Museum Web 2011,” research report, November 16, 2011, http://www.lotfortynine.org/2011/11/state-of-history-museum-web-2011/
- “Mobile for Museums,” white paper, co-author Sharon Leon, with Dave Lester, Center for History and New Media, September 2009 http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9819
- “Why Collecting Online is Web 1.5,” co-author T. Mills Kelly, Center for History and Media, March 2009 http://hdl.handle.net/1920/9808
- “Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks,” exhibition, The Public Historian 38, No 4. (November 2016).
- “Data Loss and Recovery in the Age of Paper,” Parameters, Social Science Research Council, June 7, 2017, http://parameters.ssrc.org/2017/06/data-loss-and-recovery-in-the-age-of-paper/
- “Making Room by Letting Go: A Look at the Ephemerality of Collections,” invited blog post, Preservation Nation, National Preservation Leadership Forum blog, National Trust for Historic Preservation, August 12, 2014 http://blog.preservationleadershipforum.org/2014/08/12/collections-making-room-by-letting-go/.
- “10 Years After Katrina, the Enduring Value of the Hurricane Digital Memory Bank,” RRCHNM News, August 28, 2015, http://chnm.gmu.edu/news/10-after-katrina-the-enduring-value-of-the-hurricane-digital-memory-bank/
- “Growing the Fields,” RRCHNM News, April 2, 2015, http://chnm.gmu.edu/news/growing-the-fields/
- “Outstanding public history project award: Histories of the National Mall,” invited blog post, History@Work, March 18, 2015, http://publichistorycommons.org/award-histories-of-the-national-mall/.
- “New Initiative integrates LGBT history into NPS sites,” History @Work blog from National Council on Public History, invited blog post, June 16, 2014,
- “Collecting and Preserving Memories of the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes,” Ant Spider Bee, invited post, March 29, 2012, http://antspiderbee.net/2012/03/hurricane-digital-memory-bank/
- “A First Look at the Occupy Archive,” In Media Res, invited, December 9, 2011 with Sharon Leon, http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2011/12/09/first-look-occupy-archive
- “Intentional Alts,” with Jeremy Boggs, #alt-academy: Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars (MediaCommons, 2011) http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/alt-ac/pieces/intentional-alts
- “Hurricane Digital Memory Bank: Preserving the Stories of Katrina, Rita, and Wilma,” with Roy Rosenzweig, Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular 2, no.1, Fall 2006http://vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project=75
- Lot 49, personal blog, for additional writing about digital public history, http://lotfortynine.org