This accession consists of audio and visual recordings of Lemelson Center special events, exhibitions, symposia, and general activities used for broadcast. Major programs documented within this collection include "Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize;" "Lewis Latimer: Renaissance Man;" "Reinventing the Wheel: The Continuing Evolution of the Bicycle;" "Crossroads …
This accession consists of records which primarily document the exhibition Nobel Voices: Celebrating 100 Years of the Nobel Prize, which explored the motivation and vision of Nobel laureates and the history of Alfred Bernhard Nobel and his prize. The exhibition celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize and was developed in …
Philip G. Freelon Architectural Archive
The Philip G. Freelon Architectural Archival Collection documents the life and career of architect, educator, cultural heritage preservation advocate and artist Philip G. Freelon. The collection highlights his distinguished career from its inception to his role as the "architect of record" for the National Museum of African American History and …
This accession consists of project and program records created and maintained by the Lemelson Center. The materials document the development and execution of conferences, workshops, lectures, educational programs, special events, seminars, talks, and symposia. Programs documented include "Innovative Lives" and the "Inventing for the Environment" symposium. "Innovative Lives" is a …
This accession consists of records documenting the development and execution of educational programs, special events, seminars, workshops, and symposia. Materials include correspondence, tour information, lecturer papers, announcements, handouts, agendas, research information, planning group notes, participant lists, and survey data.
This accession consists of video recordings of Lemelson Center special events, exhibitions, and general activities used for television broadcast. Materials also include press questions, cassette recordings, articles, transcripts, learning guides, program booklets, and announcements.
Myron Bement Smith Collection
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.