A Study of a pioneer in the history of technology and invention
The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
The emergence of an academic ethos at the Smithsonian
Examination of atom bomb exhibitions at the American Museum of Science and Energy
Ideologies of technological progress in the planning of the first Chinese "Eco-City"
Brief articles in the history of electricity and science.
What makes a laboratory an inventive space?
Expands on the exhibition of similar name.
Illuminates the influence of martial law on civilian life during the Civil War in Harpers Ferry.
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.
Explores the influence of working-class women on suburban life and the design of household goods in post-World War II America.
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.
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.