The collaborative research project Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present sheds new light on the entrepreneurial and economic capacity of immigrants by investigating the German-American example in the United States. It traces the lives, careers and business ventures of eminent German-American business people of roughly the last two hundred and ninety years, integrating the history of German-American immigration into the larger narrative of U.S. economic and business history.
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- M.L.S, State University of New York at Albany
- M.S., Ball State University
- B.A., Saint Bonaventure University
- American inventors and invention
- History of science and technology and health care related collections
- Archival arrangement and description
- Archival studies, Special emphasis on archival internships
Archivist. Process (arrange and describe) invention-related collections, unit representative and liaison for ArchivesSpace (EAD), coordinate the Lemelson Center archival internship, the Lemelson Center’s Travel to Collections Awards Program, and the Archives Center's Internship Program.
- Collaborative Smithsonian EAD (Encoded Archival Description) Project (2009-2012)
- Inventive Minds: Women Inventors (September 2018-January 2019) Feature stories of illustrating the creativity of women inventors over more than a century.
- Inventive Minds: Sporting Inventions (September 2017–August 2018) Features stories of inventors who changed the way Americans play.
- Inventive Minds: Everyone Is Inventive (July 2015-August 2016) Featured the stories of diverse historic and contemporary inventors.
- Inventive Minds: Inventing Green (September 2016-August 2017) Featured the stories of historic and contemporary inventors whose work on socially-responsible technologies creates profound change for the common good.
- Access! Everyrone! Everywhere! Elaine Ostroff and the Universal Design Movement (December 2016-March 2017)
- Watching Mr. Wizard: Innovation in Science Education (May 2015 to September 2015)
- Doodles, Drafts and Designs: Two Centuries of Industrial Drawings from the Smithsonian (August 2001-October 2001) Moravian College, Payne Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, Exhibition traveled under the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) for 5 years.
- Society of Ameican Achivists
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Achives Conference
- Set Em’ Up! Knock Em’ Down! Bowling’s Automated Pin Technology (August 2013)
- Abracadabra! (February 2014)
- Teaching Science with a Wizard's Touch (June 2015)
- King of the Roads (October 2015)
- Sioux City: How the Story of One Bridge Led Me to a Corn Palace (October 2015)
- Seeing the Future at the New York's World's Fair (December 2015)
- Boxed Up (March 2016)
- Pumped Up (May 2016)
- The Cutting Edge (August 2016)
- Going up? Going down? (November 2016)
- Innovative Advertising and the Metamorphic Trade Card (February 2017)
- Coffee in an Instant (April 2017)
- Hail, the inventor! (August 2017)
- Creating and Shaping Learning Environments (October 2017)
- Communicating with Sketches (December 2017)
- Junior Is in the Lab! (March 2018)
- A Simple Operation (May 2018)
- Hugo Gernsback's Unconventional Inventions (July 2018)
- A Photo-Fitted Suit (November 2018)
Discusses the donation and significance of the Newman Darby archives to the Archives Center.
Illustrates and provides a brief overview of the life of William F. Friedman.