Edited volumes of the manuscripts of Joseph Henry, American physicist and first Secretary of the Smithsonian.
The list of selected staff publications may be searched by keyword or author and can be sorted by year.
Examination of the influences on the historian of technology Lewis Mumford.
Brief articles in the history of electricity and science.
A perspective on sponsorship issues in the mounting of a major science exhibition.
A study of contradictory tendencies in modernism toward modern science and technology.
Expands on the exhibition of similar name.
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.
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 influence of working-class women on suburban life and the design of household goods in post-World War II America.
Explores the relationship between religion and craft in an early twentieth-century community.
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.
Illuminates the influence of martial law on civilian life during the Civil War in Harpers Ferry.
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.
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.
Illustrates and provides a brief overview of the life of William F. Friedman.