Program/Project Records,
1997-1999

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA08-040
Dates:
1997-1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the creation of the website, "Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology Through American History." "Whole Cloth" was created by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Lemelson Center, and the Center for Children and Technology (CCT). The website is meant to allow visitors to explore science, technology, and invention through the American textile industry and is composed of three different units. The first unit is "Early Industrialization" and deals with the early industrialization of the textile industry. The second unit is "True Colors: Dyeing in the History of American Textiles" and explores the technology and invention of dyes and dyeing in the context of international economics and politics. The third unit is "Synthetic Fibers" and tells the story of the invention of nylon. Included among these records are teacher advisory group meeting materials, project files, budgetary materials, and curriculum evaluations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and other related materials.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-040, Lemelson Center, Program/Project Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Society for the History of Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Science Foundation (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Center for Children and Technology Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Textile industry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dyes and dyeing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nylon Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technological innovations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Industrialization Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Educational Web sites Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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