Patent Models Index: Guide to the Collections of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution – Volume 2, Listings by Inventor and Residence of Inventor,
Number 54 v.2, Smithsonian Contributions to History and Technology. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2010.
This two-volume catalog consists of four indexes providing information on more than ten thousand patent models housed throughout the National Museum of American History’s collections. These nineteenth century artifacts are the original models submitted to the United States Patent Office by their inventors.
In Volume 2, the Listing by Inventor organizes the NMAH patent models alphabetically by the inventor’s last name. The Listing by Residence sorts the patent models by residence of the inventor at the time of patent issue by country, state, and city. The patent number is a unique number that ties all of the indexes together. Issued by the Patent Office at the granting of a patent, the number links the model to its patent specification. The terminology used is consistent with the Subject-Matter Index of Patents for Inventions Issued by the United States Patent Office from 1790 to 1873, compiled by Mortimer D. Leggett, Commissioner of Patents in 1874.
"The ABCs of Community Collaboration,"
Hand to Hand, 11.1 (1996): pp. 1, 7.
Discussion of challenges of creating and sustaining museum-community partnerships.
"PlaySpace: Involving Very Young Children in the Museum Experience,"
Hand to Hand, 9.1 (1995): pp. 1–2, 6.
Discusses theory and stratgies for creating developmentally appropriate museum experiences for very young children.
"Psychology: Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Each Other,"
in Kathleen McLean and Catherine McEver, eds., Are We There Yet? Conversations about Best Practices in Science Exhibition Development (2004): pp. 55–59.
Chapter in a book on best practices in developing science exhibitions; describes one of twelve “noteworthy science exhibitions” selected by museum peers.
"Time to Listen,"
Curator, 46.4 (2003): pp. 371–384.
Describes the development of the exhibition Invention at Play and raises questions about the exhibition development process.
"Museums and the Aging Revolution,"
ed. Journal of Museum Education 26.1 (2001).
An edited volume of the Journal of Museum Education devoted to the United States’s growing aging population and the implications for museums.
"Addressing External Change for Internal Transformation: Strategy and Practice,"
in Joanne S. Hirsch and Lois H. Silverman., eds. Transforming Practice (2002): 50–54.
An introduction to articles on museum practice selected from the Journal of Museum Education.
"The Pharmacy Collections"
with Diane L. Wendt. Caduceus. (Winter 1997, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp.33–42).
A brief history of the pharmacy collections at the Smithsonian Institution.
On the Water: Engaging the Public in America's Maritime Past . . . and Present,"
Defense Transportation Journal, Dec. 2005, pp. 9-13.
"Beyond the Boat: Documenting the Cultural Context,"
with David A. Taylor. In Boatsâ€”A Manual for Their Documentation. (Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History and the Museum Small Craft Association, 1994), 337â€“356.
“Boat Models, Buoys and Board Games: Reflecting and Reliving Watermen’s Work.”
Special maritime issue of the Material History Review Vol. 48 (Fall 1998), pp. 89â€“100.
The Workboats of Smith Island.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Working the Water: The Commercial Fisheries of Maryland's Patuxent River,
volume editor and chapter author. (Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1988).
“To the Bay in Boats,”
Defense Transportation Journal, Dec. 2005, pp. 9-13.
"The Philadelphia Steamboat of 1796,"
(ed.), Melvin H. Jackson. The American Neptune L.3 (1990) 201–210.
Article about Philadelphian Griffin Greene and a failed steamboat venture; the original materials are in the Smithsonian’s transportation collections.
“Gibbs, William Francis,”
in Garraty, John A. et al.(eds.), American National Biography. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. Vol. 8, pp. 923â€“925.
“A Million Pounds of Sandalwood: The History of Cleopatra’s Barge in Hawaii”
The American Neptune 63.1 (Winter 2002) 5-45.
The history of America’s first ocean-going yacht from 1820–1824, after it was purchased by Hawaiian King Kamehameha II and used as his royal yacht.
Steam and the Sea.
Salem: Peabody Museum, 1983.
An exhibition catalog and historical treatment of the origins and development of steamships from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
"Knowledge: The Real Treasure,"
Sea History 51 (Autumn 1989) 6–7.
An article on the subject of treasure hunting vs. archaeology.
“1997 Excavations of the Royal Hawaiian Yacht Ha‘aheo o Hawaii in Hanalei Bay, Kauai: Preliminary Report,”
in Lawrence E. Babits et al. (eds.), Underwater Archaeology 1998. Tucson: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1998. 96–103.
Highlights of the 1997 shipwreck excavation season.
"Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea: Archaeology and the Council of American Maritime Museums,"
in J. Barto Arnold III (ed.), Underwater Archaeology Proceedings from the Society for Historical Archaeology Conference. Pleasant Hill, Calif.: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1989. pp. 149–150.
Museum ethics and policies regarding submerged cultural heritage.
"Preliminary Report on the 1996 Excavations of the Wreck of Ha’aheo o Hawaii (ex-Cleopatra’s Barge) in Hanalei Bay, Kauai,"
in Denise C. Lakey (ed.), Underwater Archaeology 1997. Tucson: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1997. 113–120.
Highlights of the 1996 shipwreck excavation season.
"An Enduring Legacy,"
Nautical Research Journal 42.2 (June 1997) 111.
“The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.,”
in Peter Neill (ed.), Great Maritime Museums of the World. New York: Harry Abrams and Balsam Press, 1991. pp. 278–289
An overview of the 19th century origins of the Smithsonian’s maritime collections and a discussion of its highlights.
Museum News 76.3 (May/June 1997) 7.