A collection of essays exploring the use of material culture artifacts as primary resources for scholarly research.
The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
The importance of 20th-century collecting to museums and the new angles of vision needed to build a contemporary collection.
Explores Eleanor Roosevelt's style and approach to fashion and dress.
The prospects of atomic warfare and the dispersal of cities.
A perspective on sponsorship issues in the mounting of a major science exhibition.
a companion book for the Places of Invention exhibtion at the National Museum of American History.
A study of contradictory tendencies in modernism toward modern science and technology.
Edited volumes of the manuscripts of Joseph Henry, American physicist and first Secretary of the Smithsonian.
A history of the annual meetings of science Nobelists at Lindau, Germany. Prepared to accompany the Nobel Voices exhibition.
Examination of the influences on the historian of technology Lewis Mumford.
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 portraits by the German photographer Peter Badge, accompanying the Smithsonian exhibition, Nobel Voices. Includes statements by the laureates and brief essays by various authors.
Catalog for an exhibition on Nobel Laureates at the University of Aachen, Germany. Considers the effects of National Socialism on German scientists
Collection of articles on effect of declining state budgets on national scientific and research institutions, including the work of museums and other cultural institutions.
Book of essays resulting from a multidisciplinary conference on the role of invention in mitigating environmental problems.
A study of cities centered on large technological projects
A cultural study of boundary problems in the development of modern science exhibitions.
A Study of a pioneer in the history of technology and invention
The emergence of an academic ethos at the Smithsonian
Examination of atom bomb exhibitions at the American Museum of Science and Energy