David K. Allison
1974–1977 Princeton University, M.A., Ph.D. (1980) History of Science
1973–1974 University of Bordeaux, France, Diploma in French Language and Cultural Studies
1970–1973 St. John's College, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Liberal Arts
1968–1970 Purdue University, Studies in Computer Science
History of Information Technology, Military History
- Project Director, The Price of Freedom Exhibition Project (18,000 sq. ft.)
- Project Director, Making Connections Exhibition Project (13,000 sq. ft.)
- Co-Directed Oral History project with Software History Center, 2002
- Curated exhibition, Deep Blue: Foreshadowing the Future, 2002
- Co-Curator of exhibition, September 11: Bearing Witness to History, 2002.
- Produced all interactive displays for the exhibition Curated exhibition, Digilab: Digital Imaging Laboratory and Exhibition 1999
- Curated exhibition, Behind the Lines: The Universal Product Code at 25, 1999
- Smithsonian Representative, Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program. 1994–1999
- Curated Computerworld Smithsonian Awards exhibition, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
- Conducted 30 video histories with pioneers in computer history
- Created Smithsonian Computer & History Web site
- Managed Information Technology Education Symposia, 1994–1998
- Managed Information Age Exhibition, 1990-Present
- Associate Curator, Science in American Life exhibition
- Chief Curator, Information Age exhibition, opened May, 1990
- Principal Investigator Material Culture of Digital Convergence Project
- Dibner Award for Outstanding Exhibition, Information Age, 1990
- Computerworld 100 Award, 1991
- Society for the History of Technology
- American Association of Museums
- Society for History in the Federal Government
Catalog for the exhibition of the same name.
Reviews issues related to preserving and exhibiting software in museums.
Summarizes the history of the Universal Product Code.
Provides a capsule history of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC).
Reviews experience of visitors using electronic interactives in museums.
Summarizes holdings of National Museum of American History in computer history.
Provides a biographical review of John A. Dahlgren and his role as a naval innovator and developer of naval ordnance.
Reviews the process of naval research and development in the post World War II era.
Provides an in-depth history of the development of radar at the Naval Research Laboratory in the 1920s and 1930s.
Reviews the development of the Naval Research Laboratory.