Publications

The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.

Icons of Invention: American Patent Models. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1990.

An exhibition catalog with staff essays about the American Patent System and the Museum's patent model collection. Color photographs of the models and illustrations from the 19th century are featured.

Technology in Miniature: American Textile Patent Models 1819–1840. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988.

This catalog presents a sampling of 19th textile technology by illustrating the earliest models in the Textile Collection. It begins the systematic documentation of the patent model collection.

"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.

"Frances Perkins." With Jennifer E. Christensen. In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1925-Present: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1994.
"Clara Bewick Colby," and “Helen Jackson Gougar.” In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1993.
"The Role of Newspapers in the Nineteenth-Century Woman's Movement." In A Voice of Their Own: The Woman Suffrage Press, 1849-1914, edited by Martha Solomon. University of Alabama Press, 1991.
From the Hilltop to the Hill: Illinois College Goes to Congress—A Guidebook to the Illinois College Congressional Hall of Fame. 2014.
"Patricia Scott Schroeder." With Michael Spangle. In Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1925-Present: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, edited by Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Greenwood, 1994.
On the Water: Engaging the Public in America's Maritime Past . . . and Present," Defense Transportation Journal, Dec. 2005, pp. 9-13.
“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. 89–100.
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,” In From Bridge to Boardwalk: An Audio Journey Acros Maryland's Eastern Shore, (Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, 2004), p. 35.
"Beyond the Boat: Documenting the Cultural Context," with David A. Taylor. In Boats: A Manual for Their Documentation. (Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History and the Museum Small Craft Association, 1994), 337-356.
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, 2015.
Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.
"The Wreck of the Steamboat Indiana," Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History 5 (1993) 181–192.

History and archaeology of one of the earliest propeller-driven steamboats in the Great Lakes.

The Maritime Administration Collection of Ship Plans (1939–1970). with Paula J. Johnson (eds.) Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1995.

A catalog of Smithsonian ship plans available to the public.

"Downbound: Exploring the Wreck of the Indiana," Michigan History Magazine 77.5 (September/October 1993) 24–30.

General-interest account of one of the earliest propeller-driven steamboats in the Great Lakes.

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