“Culture, Technology, and Constructed Memory in Disney’s New Town; Techno-Nostalgia in Historical Perspective,”
with Robert Kargon. In Miriam Levin, ed., Cultures of Control (London: Harwood, 2000), pp. 135–150.
“‘Science in American Life,’ National Identity, and the Science Wars: A Curator’s View,”
Curator: The Museum Journal, vol. 42-2, April 1999, pp. 108–116.
A perspective on sponsorship issues in the mounting of a major science exhibition.
“The Modenist Impulse: Culture, Invention and the Environment”
Printed text of lecture at Westminster University, London, Wednesday, 5 May 1999.
A study of contradictory tendencies in modernism toward modern science and technology.
"Ralph Burmester, Wissenschaft aus erster Hand: 50 Jahre Tagungen der Nobelpreistraeger in Lindau/Bodensee"
Co-editor with Wolf Peter Fehlhammer, Peter Friess, and Helmuth Trischler. (Deutsches Museum and Smithsonian Institution, 2000).
A history of the annual meetings of science Nobelists at Lindau, Germany. Prepared to accompany the Nobel Voices exhibition.
“The Electrodynamic World View and the Frontiers of the Scientific Imagination,”
Imagination and Sciences, ed. Abdessalam Ben Maissa, Colloquia and Conferences, 2000, no. 90, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, University Mohamed V-Agdal Rabat, pp.37–56.
A study of the creative influences of philosophy on German electrical theory of the 19th century. An exploration of an aspect of the scientific imagination.
Nobel Laureates, Photographed by Peter Badge
with Peter Friess and Marc Pachter, (Deutsches Museum Bonn: Bonn). 2001.
Nobel portraits by the German photographer Peter Badge, accompanying the Smithsonian exhibition, Nobel Voices. Includes statements by the laureates and brief essays by various authors.
Research Budgets in an Age of Limits
(co-editor, with Klaus-Dirk Henke and Hans-Liudger Dienel) vol. 2 Europaische Schriften zu Staat und Wirtschaft, ed. Klaus-Dirk Henke (Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2000).
Collection of articles on effect of declining state budgets on national scientific and research institutions, including the work of museums and other cultural institutions.
Aachener Nobelpreistrager: Physik Im Spannungsfeld Von Wissenschaft Und Gesellschaft Um 1900 (Nobel Prize-Winners From Aachen: Caught In The Conflict Between Science And Society Around 1900)
with Peter Friess, Andreas Fickers, Christian Bremen. (Munich: Deutsches Museum), 2000.
Catalog for an exhibition on Nobel Laureates at the University of Aachen, Germany. Considers the effects of National Socialism on German scientists
The History of Science in the United States: An Encyclopedia, ed. Marc Rothenberg (New York: Garland, 2001), pp. 363–364.
"Was uns die Nobelpreisträger sagen: Wie aus Gesprächen eine Ausstellung wurde,”
with Peter Friess. Kultur & Technnik, 2001, 4: 18–14.
“Science Moderne: Sigfried Giedion’s Space, Time and Architecture and Mechanization Takes Command,”
Technology and Culture, vol. 43, April 2002, pp.374–389.
Inventing for the Environment,
co-editor with Joyce Bedi. (Cambridge, Mass..: MIT Press, 2003).
Book of essays resulting from a multidisciplinary conference on the role of invention in mitigating environmental problems.
The Promise of a New Life: Jewish Immigrants in America, 1820–1880.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Behring Center, 2003.
Expands on the exhibition of similar name.
"Handcraft to Industry, Philadelphia Ceramics in the First Half of the Ninteenth Century."
Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology, No. 43. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1980.
"Marketing American Pottery: Maulden Perine in Baltimore."
Winterthur Portfolio 19 (1984).
"The Business of Potting, 1780–1840"
in The Craftsman in Early America, edited by Ian M.G. Quimby. (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1984.)
"The Bryn Athyn Cathedral Project: Craft, Community and Faith"
in Bert Denker. Ed. The Substance of Style: Perspectives on the American Arts and Crafts Movement. Hanover: University Press of New England, 1996.
Focuses on the creation of the stained glass windows for the Bryn Athyn Cathedral to explore the relationship between a religious community and the arts and crafts movement in the early twentieth century.
"More is Better: Mass Consumption, Gender, and Class Identity in Postwar America,"
American Quarterly. December 2002.
Explores the influence of working-class women on suburban life and the design of household goods in post-World War II America.
"Preserving Women: Refrigerator Design as Social Process in the 1930s."
Technology and Culture. October 2002.
Examines the marketing strategies designers used to appeal to the middle-class consumer and the ways manufacturers, advertisers, designers, and government agencies constructed ideas about women, family, and society in the 1930s. Includes illustrations of trade literature in the NMAH library collections.
The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience.
e.d. N.Y.: Columbia U. Press, 2002.
No Sword to Bury: Japanese Americans in Hawai`i during WWII.
Philadelphia: Temple U. Press, 2004.
A Woman's Place: The Maine Point of View.
(Augusta: Maine State Museum, 1976).
Catalog for exhibition and bibliographical guide on Maine women's history.
"Maps on My Past: Race, Space, and Place in the Life Stories of Washington, D.C. Area Teenagers,"
Oral History Review 22/2 (Winter 1995) pp. 33–53.
Using mental mapping to frame teen memories of personal past and knowledge of those beyond their communities.
"Mr. Darby Goes to Washington,"
American Windsurfer no. 5 (1998).
Discusses the donation and significance of the Newman Darby archives to the Archives Center.
"William Frederick Friedman, A Pictorial Essay"
Cryptologia 16, no. 3 (July 1992).
Illustrates and provides a brief overview of the life of William F. Friedman.