Research Records,
1968-1974, 1980

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-068
Creators:
National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics
Dates:
1968-1974, 1980
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records that document projects and exhibitions managed or created by the Section of Mathematics. Topics covered include the Computer History Project (CHP), the Technological Augmentation of Cognition conferences, and the exhibitions: 1876: A Centennial Exhibition and Theorems in Color.
The Computer History Project was a joint research effort between the Smithsonian Institution and the American Federation of Information Processing Societies (AFIPS) to gather information on the development of computer technology. The project closed in 1974. 1876: A Centennial Exhibition was a recreation of the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 at the Arts and Industries Building. Theorems in Color consisted of an exhibition of 32 paintings based on mathematical theorems by Crockett Johnson, author of Harold and the Purple Crayon and the Barnaby comic strip. People documented in the collection include Uta C. Merzbach, Curator of Mathematics and Henry S. Tropp, CHP Principal Investigator.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting agendas and minutes, agreements, contracts, floor plans, conference proceedings, object lists, exhibition scripts, press releases, postcards, and notes.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-068, National Museum of History and Technology. Section of Mathematics, Research Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Merzbach, Uta C., 1933- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tropp, Henry S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Federation of Information Processing Societies Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.). Computer History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technological Augmentation of Cognition (Conference) (1970: Elkridge, Md.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
1876: A Centennial Exhibition (1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Theorems in Color (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Computers -- History Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mathematics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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