Publications

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

"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.

"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.
"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.
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 Boats: A Manual for Their Documentation. (Nashville, Tenn.: American Association for State and Local History and the Museum Small Craft Association, 1994), 337-356.
“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.
“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).
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.
Proceedings of the Sixteenth Conference on Underwater Archaeology, (ed.). Pleasant Hill, Calif: Society for Historical Archaeology, 1986. SHA Special Publications Series No. 4.

An edited volume of underwater archaeological research (mostly fieldwork).

"Maritime Museum Policy and the Acquisition of Archaeological Materials," Bulletin of the Australian Institute for Maritime Archaeology 16.1 (1992) 15–18.

A discussion of the ethics of collecting artifacts from ship wrecks.

Ship and Boat Models in Ancient Greece. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1985.

A study of some of the world’s earliest ship models.

"Is it Treasure or a Worthless Piece of Ship?" Historical Archaeology 26.4 (1992) 119–123.

A discussion of the ethics of collecting artifacts from ship wrecks.

The New England Fisheries: A Treasure Greater than Gold. Salem: Peabody Museum, 1984. Received Award of Merit, American Association of Museums 1985 Museum Publications Competition.

An exhibition catalog and historical treatment of early and modern regional fisheries.

"The Duty to Save Sunken Booty," Business and Society Review 73 (1990) 18–21.

The business of treasure hunting.

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.

"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.

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