This accession consists of registrar cards that document objects acquired in the Division of Mechanical Technology, United States National Museum prior to 1912, when that Division was known as the Division of Technology reporting to the Department of Anthropology. Some of the cards also date to when Mechanical Technology was a …
Correspondence and Memoranda
This accession consists of correspondence and memoranda concerning the administration and activities of the Department. Also included are invoices, curatorial papers, and administrative records. Some materials date to when the museum was known as the Museum of History and Technology and from before the creation of the museum when it …
These records include correspondence and memoranda of the Chairmen, research appointment contracts, minutes of meetings, budgetary information, and research program announcements.
Strategic Planning Proposal
This accession consists of a copy of "Information Technology Roadmap, 2000-2002," a special report drafted by James B. Conklin, Jr., former Chief of Information Technology Strategic Planning, and submitted to Constance B. Newman, Under Secretary, in 1999, which documents Smithsonian Institution information technology resources at present and requirements in the future. Also …
Melvin Kranzberg Papers
Personal papers of Dr. Kranzberg from his undergraduate years at Amherst College through his professional career. Collection documents his involvement with development of the new field of history of technology and his role as principal founder of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT); work as consultant and advisor to domestic and international agencies, colleges, and universities; personal affiliations, lectureships, publications; and teaching and administrative activities for more than 40 years as a college professor.
This accession consists of the records of Steven D. Lubar, Curator, documenting his curatorial and professional activities. Materials primarily include Lubar's papers on public history, museums, and material culture of technology which he presented at conferences, professional societies, associations, and the Smithsonian Institution. Also includes records pertaining to curatorial objectives …
These records of the Division of Electricity and Modern Physics relating to electricity consist of some early general correspondence, primarily of George C. Maynard, but also including that of J. Elfreth Watkins and Carl W. Mitman, concerning the inventions of Alexander Graham Bell, Samuel F. B. Morse, Alfred Vail, and …
Experiments in Art and Technology records
Correspondence, questionnaires for projects, proposals, a bibliography of publications by and about E.A.T., newsletters, catalogs, clippings, and photograph of a model for the Pepsi Cola Pavilion.
This accession consists of records documenting the creation of audiovisual productions for the National Museum of American History exhibition, "Information Age: People, Information and Technology." This permanent exhibition chronicles the birth and growth of the electronic information age with a special focus on how information technology has changed the way …
This accession consists of photographs of a model of the Museum of History and Technology (MHT). Which was consequently known as the National Museum of History and Technology and now the National Museum of American History.