A description of Barbara Beirne's aims in interviewing and photographing a number of energetic, courageous Appalachian women and how these documents highlight important aspects of Appalachian cultural, social, and economic history.
The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
A description of the Archives Center's photographic collections, policies, and programs, with emphasis on major recent acquisitions, such as the Scurlock Studio Records.
Illustrated blog in Smithsonian Collections Blog. A reflection about photographs of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in Clyde Stauffer's snapshot album, compiled during travels to V.F.W. posts.
A summary of the history of the Scurlock Studio and a description of the the Museum's Scurlock collection, with remarks about conservation challenges, especially regarding deteriorating acetate negatives.
A critical appraisal of the influence of diarist and surrealist Anais Nin on the films of her husband Ian Hugo. Nin served as muse, model, actress, and collaborator in inspiring Hugo to become a creative artist.
The text of a paper delivered at a conference on tourism details the ways in which commercially published stereographs were used to simulate travel experiences, 1895-1921.
On several key objects in an exhibition on submarines in the Cold War and how they contributed to the exhibition theme
Military funding has shaped the development of American meteorology, oceanography, geology, geodesy, and other earth sciences.
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.
On military funding for scientific research.
Documented narrative history of the second U.S. manned spaceflight project during the 1960s.
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.
Overview of U.S. nuclear weapons development from World War II to the present.
Includes author, title, and subject indexes, with annotation for all articles.
Until the 19th century, North American Indians successfully confined European settlement to the area east of the Appalachians and south of the Great Plains by adapting European technology and exploiting European enmities.
In the 1920s, a Smithsonian exhibition of women's uniforms validated women's World War I contributions and expanded political roles.
Women played important and indispensable military support roles in European and American armies from the 15th through the early 19th centuries.
On the unusual organization of the exhibition team, stressing its efforts to display nuclear submarine development and operations in the context of the Cold War.
Military concerns greatly influenced the development of engineering and engineering education in the 18th and 19th centuries, with important consequences for 19th-century industrialization.
On the author’s intellectual history.
On the historiography of military technology, including the role of museums.
Military technological change greatly influenced the course of European and American history in the 20th century.
Overview of the development of American military technology, from colonial times to the present.
How anthropology and archaeology have dealt with war since the 19th century.
On the interaction of industrial and military institutions from the 18th century to World War I