Ball Point Ink Pen
Ball Point Ink Pen
- The pen was used by Jillian Gross while working for Habitat for Humanity, a not-for-profit, non-government organization advocating affordable housing around the world. This red transparent plastic pen has a rubber grip, retractable point and pocket clip.
- When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Jillian Gross had worked with Habitat for Humanity for three years learning woodworking and house-building skills. Groups such as Habitat for Humanity marshaled volunteers, tools and lumber to step in when it became clear that normal avenues of housing assistance were overwhelmed.
- In November 2005, Habitat for Humanity launched “America Builds on the National Mall,” a demonstration house-building marathon in Washington, D.C. in which the basic components of 51 homes were assembled within a week and shipped to the Gulf Coast. Upon completion of the project Ms. Gross, one of the house building leaders during this event, donated her tool belt, tools and protective wear to the Smithsonian Institution. The pen was kept with her notebook.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Associated Place
- United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
- Physical Description
- plastic (body material)
- metal (clip material)
- overall: 5 1/2 in x 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 1.27 cm x.635 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Jillian Gross
- Hurricane Katrina
- America Builds on the National Mall
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- Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
- Cultures & Communities
- Industry & Manufacturing
- Clothing & Accessories
- Engineering, Building, and Architecture
- Family & Social Life
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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