This interdisciplinary dissertation examines federal policies affecting electric lighting since the 1880s. After an initial introductory phase, lighting policies developed during two distinct periods separated by a time of transition. Recently enacted standards mark the start of a new transition in which policy makers should reconsider how they use lighting to achieve goals.
Harold D. Wallace Jr.
Ph.D. (2018), University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
M.A. (1994), University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
B.A. (1982), University of Maryland, Baltimore County
History of electric power and lighting
Curator of the Electricity Collections.
Current Projects: Exhibitions:
- America's Listening
- Artifact Walls: Glass Tubes
- Lighting a Revolution 2
- An Electric Breeze: Fans for Consumers
- Virtual exhibition: Lighting a Revolution
- Powering A Generation (electric power deregulation)
- Lighting The Way (energy efficient lighting)
- Collecting the History of Fuel Cells
Past Projects: Exhibitions:
- Solar on the Line (November 2016 - March 2018)
- Science in the Sixties: Radar, Lasers (April 2014 - August 2015)
- Holograms: 1964's Toy Train (April - November 2014)
- Lasers: The First 50 Years (February 2010 - March 2012
- Recent Acquisitions: Citizens Band Radio (November 2004 - September 2005)
- Lighting The Way (March 2000 - June 2001)
- American Historical Association
- American Political Science Association
- Baltimore Museum of Industry, Collections Committee
- International Committee for the History of Technology
- Society for the History of Technology
- The Thomas A. Edison Papers Project, Smithsonian Representative on Board of Oversight
- Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, History and Heritage Committee (1999-2001)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engeineers, History Committee (2007-2010)
Written for second-grade students, this book introduces both how light bulbs work and their history.
A look at the invention and development of this energy-efficient light source.
A wide range of energy technologies are covered in this 3 volume set. Though primarily devoted to the current state of the technologies, a substantial amount of historical background (including many brief biographical sketches) is included.
This master's thesis explores the social and administrative history of the Wallops Island, V.A. launch facility during the early years of NASA.