Analyzes the design and acceptance of new domestic technologies in the 1930s as part of defining a modern American social order.
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Examines the social history of housework in America through artifacts used to clean the home.
Explores the relationship between religion and craft in an early twentieth-century community.
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.
Describes interdisciplinary ways of analyzing and comprending prosthetics.
Examines the role of scrapbooks in the lives of physicians and nurses.
Explains how understanding the history of the tank respirator, or iron lung, relates to its interpretation in a museum exhibit.
An overview of the antecedents to scrapbooks and analysis of different ways of using them as primary sources.
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 influence of the military on the development and use of prosthetics.
An overview of the evolution of understanding of prosthetics.
Examines development of the making of artificial eyes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including discussion of techniques, materials, training of the makers, and the internal politics of eye-making.