The adoption of gunpowder weapons tended to strengthen central governments against regional powers.
The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
Overview of the development of American military technology, from colonial times to the present.
Links between military and scientific institutions expanded and intensified during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Overview of relationships between science, engineering, and American military institutions, from colonial times to the present.
Military technological innovation has profoundly influenced the course of world history since earliest times.
Catalog of the West Point in the Making of America exhibition.
On the necessary and vital roles women served in supporting the activities of early modern armies.
Bibliographical essay focused on recent scholarship on the interaction of science and technology with American military institutions in the 19th century.
Relationships between women and military institutions altered radically from the mid-19th century to World War I, reflecting the changing social status of both women and the military.
Society and economy are as much products as causes of military and technological change.
Civilian women in large numbers volunteered for military-related health and welfare services in World War I, donning military-style uniforms as a symbolic claim to full citizenship.
Military museums and history museums arose from distinct traditions, but in recent years have come increasingly to share common views on how to exhibition military history.
In the 1920s, a Smithsonian exhibition of women's uniforms validated women's World War I contributions and expanded political roles.
Military funding has shaped the development of American meteorology, oceanography, geology, geodesy, and other earth sciences.
On military funding for scientific research.
On the interaction of industrial and military institutions from the 18th century to World War I
Adoption of Western weapons played a key role in the modernization of East Asian states.
Amateur and young printers in the 19th century.
Lists Graphic Arts Collection patent models from the following groups: Printing presses and stamps; Press-related apparatus; Compositors' tools; Type; Plate, stone, and block making; Bookbinding; Copying and autographic printing (with stencils and pantographs); Picture framing; Miscellaneous.
An article outlining guidelines for handling historic costumes delivered in a question and answer format. Also includes basics on storage, cleaning, labeling of costume as well as environmental elements.
A book presenting an overview of preparing costumes for display to include selecting costumes for exhibition, conservation and treatment, methods of display, supports for display forms, dressing costumes, environmental conditions in display areas, and costume bibliographies. Includes appendixes and illustrations.
The transformation of Kalorama Heights and Washington Heights from private estates into streets and houses is presented as a case study of the process, pace, and limits of Washington, D.C.'s suburban expansion in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.
An examination of efforts in the 1880s and 1890s to create a master street plan for those parts of the District of Columbia outside the cities of Washington and Georgetown. The resulting Permanent System of Highways guided the city's growth during the twentieth century.
A catalog covering 176 major subdivisions of land made outside the city of Washington between 1854 and 1902, compiled out of the records of the D.C. Surveyor's Office. The information was gathered to provide modern researchers with a starting point for tracing the origins of District neighborhoods outside Florida Avenue and east of the Anacostia River.
A guide for college professors to Jazz: The First Century, featuring 500 discussion and test questions (and answers); and chapter-by-chapter recommendations for further reading.