Explores the influence of working-class women on suburban life and the design of household goods in post-World War II America.
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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.
Offers a reconsideration of postwar class relations by exploring the influence of working-class women on American social life and culture.
Analyzes the design and acceptance of new domestic technologies in the 1930s as part of defining a modern American social order.
Examines the social history of housework in America through artifacts used to clean the home.
Using mental mapping to frame teen memories of personal past and knowledge of those beyond their communities.
Catalog for exhibition and bibliographical guide on Maine women's history.
Illustrates and provides a brief overview of the life of William F. Friedman.
The collaborative research project Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present sheds new light on the entrepreneurial and economic capacity of immigrants by investigating the German-American example in the United States. It traces the lives, careers and business ventures of eminent German-American business people of roughly the last two hundred and ninety years, integrating the history of German-American immigration into the larger narrative of U.S. economic and business history.
Discusses the donation and significance of the Newman Darby archives to the Archives Center.
Discussion of issues that underpin the collecting and exhibiting of the history of disability and people with disabilies.
A collection of essays examining the origins and different uses of scrapbooks through analysis of a variety of albums. Winner of the Allen G. Noble Book Award for best edited volume on material culture.
Analyzes the relationship of the graphic representations of the dermatological conditions of scabies and favus (ringworm) to the beginning of professional public health work.
A critical analysis of the intersection of material culture theory and disability.
Examines the role of scrapbooks in the lives of physicians and nurses.
Describes interdisciplinary ways of analyzing and comprending prosthetics.
An overview of the antecedents to scrapbooks and analysis of different ways of using them as primary sources.
Explains how understanding the history of the tank respirator, or iron lung, relates to its interpretation in a museum exhibit.
A special issue of the journal that explores the intersection of disability studies and public history.
A collection of essays examining aspects of the history of prosthetics, such as Civil War soldiers’ petitions for limbs, the Jaipur foot, and the artificial hip.
Nominated for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Award.
By examining the technologies used to diagnose and treat tuberculosis, this book explains how the material culture of medicine influences the conceptualization of a disease as much as the medical textbook definitions.
An overview of the evolution of understanding of prosthetics.