Pissing in the Snow And Other Ozark Folktales,
editing and "Introduction," by Vance Randolph. Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1976; ix–xxix; Avon Paper edition, 1977. In print, University of Illinois Press, 1999, in its 15th edition; in print and in its 20th edition, 2003.
A collection of heretofore-unpublished tales of the noted Ozark collector and folklorist, Vance Randolph, which I edited and brought to publication.
From Ritual to Retail: Pueblos, Tourism and the Fred Harvey Company.
Producer/Director. 17 minute documentary short video. Produced in association with the exhibition, Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art, 1995, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.
A film which explores the impact of the Fred Harvey Company and early 20th century tourism on Native art and culture.
"American Indian Women: Diverse Leadership for Social Change"
in Albrecht and Brewer, eds. Bridges of Power: Women's Multicultural Alliances. Santa Cruz, Calif.: New Society Publishers, 1990; re-edited from “Culture and Gender in Indian America,” Sojourner: The Women's Forum 15 (September, 1989).
An essay which sets out some of the historical and cultural perameters of Native gender roles, cultural change, and political power in Native America.
“American Photographs in Europe and Illusions of Travel,”
American Photographs in Europe, ed. by David Nye and Mick Gidley. Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Amsterdam: VU University Press, 1994, pp. 57–75.
A discussion of the interrelationship of stereograph publisher Underwood & Underwood's European sales activities and its stereoscopic documentation of Europe for both the American and European markets.
“The Archives Center and Photography: National Museum of American History,”
History of Photography, Spring 2000 (Vol. 24, No. 1), p. 49.
A description of the Archives Center's photographic collections, policies, and programs, with emphasis on major recent acquisitions, such as the Scurlock Studio Records.
“Automatic Photobooths in Context(s),”
foreword in Nakki Goranin, American Photobooth. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., Feb. 2008, pp. 9-13.
A psychological and cultural meditation about the unique experience of photobooth photographs, with notes about the NMAH Hall of Photography’s photobooth.
“The Scurlock Ninety-Year Project: Black Washington in Black America,”
Exposure, vol. 32:1 (1999), pp. 64–73.
A summary of the history of the Scurlock Studio and a description of the the Museum's Scurlock collection, with remarks about conservation challenges, especially regarding deteriorating acetate negatives.
"The Scurlock Studio: A Biography,"
(with Donna M. Wells), Picturing the Promise: The Scurlock Studio and Black Washington. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with the National Museum of American history, 2009, pp. 196-212.
A history of the Scurlock family studio and its significance for the African American community of Washington.
“Wayward Wife as Muse: Anais Nin and Ian Hugo,”
in Anais Nin: A Book of Mirrors, ed. by Paul Herron. Huntington Woods, Mich.: Sky Blue Press, 1996, pp. 44–57.
A critical appraisal of the influence of diarist and surrealist Anais Nin on the films of her husband Ian Hugo. Nin served as muse, model, actress, and collaborator in inspiring Hugo to become a creative artist.
“Souvenirs of Roads Not Taken: Virtual Travel with the Underwood & Underwood Travel System and the World Wide Web,”
in Culture as the Tourist Product, ed. by Mike Robinson, Nigel Evans, and Paul Callaghan. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1996, pp. 131–139.
The text of a paper delivered at a conference on tourism details the ways in which commercially published stereographs were used to simulate travel experiences, 1895-1921.
“Labyrinthine Walk: A Guide for Politically Incorrect Tourists,”
in Culture as the Tourist Product, ed. by Mike Robinson, Nigel Evans, and Paul Callaghan. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, 1996, pp. 141–157.
The text of a paper delivered at a conference on tourism analyzes the goals of tourists when visiting museums as part of a sight-seeing ritual.
“Betty Hahn: The Early Years,”
essay in Betty Hahn: Photography or Maybe Not, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995.
This essay describes the influence of Hahn's graduate school photography professor, Henry Holmes Smith, on her early work, including her revival of "obsolete" photographic processes such as gum-bichromate. Her technical and aesthetic experiments are described.
“Barbara Beirne’s Women of Southern Appalachia,”
Now and Then (The Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, East Tennessee State University), Summer 1997, pp. 3–7.
A description of Barbara Beirne's aims in interviewing and photographing a number of energetic, courageous Appalachian women and how these documents highlight important aspects of Appalachian cultural, social, and economic history.
"Objects in an Exhibition: Reflections on 'Fast Attacks and Boomers."
In Materializing the Military. Artefacts VI: Military Technology, ed. Bernard Finn and Barton C. Hacker. London: Science Museum Press, in press
On several key objects in an exhibition on submarines in the Cold War and how they contributed to the exhibition theme
"Women and Military Institutions in Early Modern Europe: A Reconnaissance."
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 6 (1981): 643–71.
Women played important and indispensable military support roles in European and American armies from the 15th through the early 19th centuries.
“The Machines of War: European Military Technology in the Twentieth Century.”
Technology and History, in press.
Military technological change greatly influenced the course of European and American history in the 20th century.
West Point in the Making of America.
with Margaret Vining. Irvington, N.Y.: Hydra, 2002.
Catalog of the West Point in the Making of America exhibition.
“The World of Camp and Train: The Changing Role of Women in Early Modern Armies.”
with Margaret Vining. In Sovereign Arms: Armies and Fleets in the World between Lepanto and the French Revolution, 1571–1789, Rome, 2002.
On the necessary and vital roles women served in supporting the activities of early modern armies.
"Engineering a New Order: Military Institutions, Technical Education, and the Rise of the Industrial State."
Technology and Culture 33 (1993): 1–27.
Military concerns greatly influenced the development of engineering and engineering education in the 18th and 19th centuries, with important consequences for 19th-century industrialization.
“From Camp Follower to Lady in Uniform: Women, Social Class and Military Institutions before 1920.”
with Margaret Vining. Contemporary European History 10 (2001): 353–73.
Relationships between women and military institutions altered radically from the mid-19th century to World War I, reflecting the changing social status of both women and the military.
"Military Institutions, Weapons, and Social Change: Toward a New History of Military Technology."
Technology and Culture 35 (1994): 768–834.
On the historiography of military technology, including the role of museums.
“Volunteers Inspired by Conscription: Uniformed Women in World War I.”
with Margaret Vining. In Total War, Total Defense, 1789–1900, ed. Per Iko et al., 346–52. Stockholm: Svenska militärhistorika kommissionen, 2001.
Civilian women in large numbers volunteered for military-related health and welfare services in World War I, donning military-style uniforms as a symbolic claim to full citizenship.
"Technology and Research."
In Encyclopedia of the American Military, ed. John J. Jessup and Louise B. Ketz, 1373–1414. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
Overview of the development of American military technology, from colonial times to the present.
“The Convergence of History and Military Museums,”
with Margaret Vining. In Acta of the Asociacion de amigos de los museos militares, Madrid, Nov. 2003, in press.
Military museums and history museums arose from distinct traditions, but in recent years have come increasingly to share common views on how to exhibition military history.
"Engineering and Science."
In Encyclopedia of the American Military, ed John J. Jessup and Louise B. Ketz, 1415–44. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1994.
Overview of relationships between science, engineering, and American military institutions, from colonial times to the present.