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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-040

Lemelson Center

Program/Project Records, 1997-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Lemelson Center
Title: Program/Project Records
Dates: 1997-1999
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 08-040
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

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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.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-040, Lemelson Center, Program/Project Records

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Container List

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Whole Cloth: Discovering Science and Technology Through American History website project files (CCT and SHOT)

Center for Children and Technology (CCT) - Teachers Advisory Group meeting, 1998-1999

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CCT project, 1997-1998

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CCT budget, 1998

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Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) - Curriculum evaluation, 1998-1999

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Images - SHOT website permission correspondence, 1998-1999

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