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This archival recording focuses on remastered 78’s made by Victor Recording Company artists in the 1920s and 1930s.
Based on the 1996 Smithsonian exhibition with the same title, the text offers a collective biography of the artists and craftspeople who created the American musical on stage and screen.
Essay on applying the exhibition experience to research and collections involving the performing arts, specifically in the archival reconstruction/museum performance of Duke Ellington's 1946 musical play, Beggar's Holiday.
Collecting artifacts with special emphasis on the urgical, cardiology, anesthesiology, endoscopy, and bionics collection.
Report on the adoption of the National Library of Medicine's Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), to medical artifacts.
An examination of a surgical set which belonged to Benjamin Dudley a surgeon and professor at Tranysyvania College 1814-1850?
A historical look at how medical museums in Euroipe and the United States have collected, exhibited and interpreted this fasinating collecting genre.
Report on the condition of objects on long-term display in Julia Child's Kitchen at the National Museum of American History. Curatorial and conservation issues are discussed.
Based on legal and archival sources, this lecture analyzed the importance of federal programs in reshaping rural life and perpetuating racism in commodity programs. This essay was the Commonwealth Fund Lecture for 1992, University College London.
Focusing on three commodities, the book traces the impact of government programs and mechanization in transforming rural life over a century. The book won the Charles S. Sydnor Prize from the Southern Historical Association and the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association.
This is an overview of the U.S. South that focuses on missed opportunities to reform rural life and face the problem of racism. It also discusses rock 'n' roll music and stock car racing. It won the Elliott Rudwick Prize from the Organization of American Historians.
This book analyzes the impact of snythetic chemicals (pesticides) on human health and on birds, fish, wildlife, and domestic animals. This book was the basis of the 2004 Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures at Louisiana State University.
Using interviews and archival sources, this essay examines the rural South's impact on the origins of rock 'n' roll music. It was the presidential address for the Agricultural History Society, 1994.
A richly illustrated companion book to the America on the Move exhibition that explores transportation and American history from 1800 to 2000.
A short review of objects on view at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art that explicate the idea of home.