Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 15-072
Creators:
Lemelson Center
Dates:
2012-2014
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of three websites and one blog maintained by the Lemelson Center as they existed on November 2, 2014, shortly before the sites were due to be consolidated into one new website.
The Lemelson Center's primary website includes information about the Center as well as educational resources, press releases, annual reports, online exhibitions, and two serial publications, "Prototype Newsletter" and "News Blast."
The "Bright Ideas: The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation" blog was established in June 2012 to share the Center's bright ideas about how invention and innovation have influenced and will continue to influence our lives; other people's bright ideas told through the research that we do and, particularly, through the objects in the collections at the National Museum of American History; and readers' bright ideas.
The "Spark!Lab" website is dedicated to the family activity center of the same name within the National Museum of American History. In addition to information about the center, it includes activities and experiments that can be performed at home and child-friendly biographies of inventors.
The "Invention at Play" website was developed to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the National Museum of American History. It includes information about the exhibition, inventor biographies, and family and educator guides.
Materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-072, Lemelson Center, Website Records

Keywords
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National Museum of American History (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lemelson Center. Spark!Lab Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invention at Play (Exhibition) (2002-2011: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventing Ourselves (Online exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Invention of the Electric Guitar (Online exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Innovative Lives (Online exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edison Invents: All About Thomas Edison and His Inventions (Online exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Quartz Watch (Online exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology Through American History (Online exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bright Ideas: The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation (Blog) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Invention at Play (Website) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spark!Lab (Website) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prototype Newsletter Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
News Blast (Serial) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Museums -- Public relations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Blogs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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