Selected Publications

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"Taking Intersectionality Seriously: Lessons from LGBTQ Heritage Initiatives for Historic Preservation." Donna Graves with Gail Dubrow. The Public Historian May 2019.

“Emerging Strategies for Sustaining San Francisco’s Diverse Heritage.” Donna Graves, James Buckley and Gail Dubrow, Change Over Time Fall 2018

“‘Women are Everywhere’: Celebrating The Women’s Building.” Forum Journal 2019.

A People's Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area, Rachel Brahinsky and Alexander Tarr editors. Berkeley: University of California Press, forthcoming 2019.  Wrote several entries.


"In Praise of Multistory Places." History @ Work, National Council on Public History, April 2017.


“Tangible Benefits from Intangible Resources: Using Social and Cultural History to Plan Neighborhood Futures” with James Buckley. Journal of the American Planning Association, March 2016.

“The Necessity of Interpretation,” in Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty years of Historic Preservation, Marla Miller and Max Page eds. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016.

“Transforming a Hostile Environment: Japanese Immigrant Farmers and Flower Growers in Metropolitan California,” in Food and the City, Dorothee Imbert and John Beardsley, eds. Washington DC: Dumbarton Oaks Press, 2015.

 The Legacy of California’s Landmarks: A Report for the California Cultural and Historical Endowment, Legislature-mandated study on the gaps between California’s diverse histories and formal landmark programs, 2012.

“Preserving California’s Japantowns,” Cultural Resources Management: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship, Winter 2009.

“Revising Rosie the Riveter: From Public Art to National Park” in Public Art by the Book, Barbara Goldstein ed., Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005.

Sento at Sixth and Main: Preserving Landmarks of Japanese American Heritage Gail Dubrow with Donna Graves. Seattle: Seattle Arts Commission, 2002, reprinted by Smithsonian Institution Press, 2005.