Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Program/Project Records, 1997-1999
This accession consists of records documenting the creation of the website, "Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology Through American History." "Whole Cloth" was created by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Lemelson Center, and the Center for Children and Technology (CCT). The website is meant to allow visitors to explore science, technology, and invention through the American textile industry and is composed of three different units. The first unit is "Early Industrialization" and deals with the early industrialization of the textile industry. The second unit is "True Colors: Dyeing in the History of American Textiles" and explores the technology and invention of dyes and dyeing in the context of international economics and politics. The third unit is "Synthetic Fibers" and tells the story of the invention of nylon. Included among these records are teacher advisory group meeting materials, project files, budgetary materials, and curriculum evaluations. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, and other related materials.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Society for the History of Technology
- National Science Foundation (U.S.)
- Center for Children and Technology
- Museums -- Educational aspects
- Textile industry
- Dyes and dyeing
- Technological innovations
- Educational Web sites
- Science -- Study and teaching
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-040, Lemelson Center, Program/Project Records