An exhibition catalog and historical treatment of early and modern regional fisheries.
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The business of treasure hunting.
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.
An exhibition catalog and historical treatment of the origins and development of steamships from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Article about Philadelphian Griffin Greene and a failed steamboat venture; the original materials are in the Smithsonian’s transportation collections.
Highlights of the 1997 shipwreck excavation season.
An article on the subject of treasure hunting vs. archaeology.
An examination of Bermuda’s recent legislation preserving submerged cultural resources.
Highlights of the 1996 shipwreck excavation season.
Museum ethics and policies regarding submerged cultural heritage.
Highlights of the 1998 shipwreck excavation season.
Explores changing ideas about what is worth saving from the American past through an illustrated history of the National Museum of American History's collections, featuring over 250 objects.
Discusses the value of artifacts in studying the past, and presents five ways to think about artifacts in history. Part of a teacher's guide developed for Advanced Placement Program U.S. History courses.
Companion book to the Treasures of American History exhibition, featuring more than 150 objects from the NMAH collections.
Surveys changes in the material culture of American mathematics teaching. Tells stories about objects from the blackboard and the textbook to the protractor and the slide rule to the graphing calculator and computer software.
Essential Jazz Editions (EJE) is a series of scores for jazz ensembles transcribed from classic jazz recordings. Each original transcription includes historical and performance notes. This project was conceived jointly by Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, and the Music Division, Library of Congress.
Set #1 includes: Black Bottom Stomp, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers; The Chant, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers; Grandpa's Spells, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers; Tiger Rag (Hold That Tiger), the Original Dixieland Jazz Band; and Potato Head Blues, Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven.