Guide to the Edgar Meyer Innovative Lives Presentation

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0918
Creators:
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Meyer, Edgar
Dates:
July 7-8, 2005.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 Cubic feet
3 boxes
Repository:
Original and reference audiocassettes, digital images, video clips, and a 16mm film documenting biochemist, artist, and sculptor Edgar Meyer and his large scale models of the polio virus (interview).

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection documents Edgar Meyer's work in creating large scale models of molecules, specifically models of the polio virus.
Series 1: Original Audio Cassettes, 2005, consists of two audio recordings of Edgar Meyer's Innovative Lives Program and Gallery talk for the exhibition "Whatever Happened to Polio?" on July 7-8, 2005. The two cassettes are approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes in length.
Series 2: Reference Audio Cassettes, 2005, consists of three audio cassettes documenting Meyer's Innovative Lives Program and gallery talk for the exhibition "Whatever Happended to Polio?" on July 7-8, 2005.
Series 3: Digital Images, 2005, consist of one CD-ROM containing 24 digital images (jpeg files) and 5 video clip files documenting Meyer's Innovative Lives Presentation in the Museum's Information Age Theatre.
Series 4: Moving Image contains one 16 mm film titled "Exercising the PDP II," no date.
Digital images were taken by American History Museum staff members Paul Rosenthal, Matthew White and Hugh Talman of Smithsonian Photographic Services.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged into 4 series.
Series 1: Original Audio Cassettes, 2005
Series 2: Reference Audio Cassettes, 2005
Series 3: Digital Images, 2005
Series 4: Moving Image, undated

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sculptor who creates large-scale models of molecules.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Alison L. Oswald, February 2006.
Author
Alison L. Oswald
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was made for the National Museum of American History on July 7-8, 2005.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Edgar Meyer Innovative Lives Presentation, 2005, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Related Materials
Materials at the National Museum of American History
Edgar Meyer's molecule sculpture of the polio virus is the exhibition "Whatever Happened to Polio?" The molecule sculpture was donated to the Division of Medicine and Science.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Collection transferred to the Archives Center in 2006.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sculpture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Molecules Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Poliomyelitis Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Innovative Lives Program (NMAH public program series) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biochemistry Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews -- 2000-2010 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiocassettes Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
CD-ROMs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oral history -- 2000-2010 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Models and modelmaking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives