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?
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.
Expands on the exhibition of similar name.
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.