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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 11-235

National Museum of American History

Website Records, 2011

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History
Title: Website Records
Dates: 2011
Quantity:
Collection: Accession 11-235
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of seven websites maintained by the National Museum of American History as they existed in June 2011. The Smithsonian Jazz website, crawled June 20, 2011, includes historical information, oral histories, teaching materials, and calendars of events. It also serves as the website for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and for Jazz Appreciation Month. The Smithsonian Chips Collection website, crawled June 24, 2011, is dedicated to the collection of objects, images and documentation that traces the history of integrated circuits. The website includes collections information, a glossary, and historical information related to circuitry. The "History Wired: A Few of Our Favorite Things" website, crawled June 28, 2011, provides a virtual tour of selected collection objects, many of which are not on public display. The "Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos" website, crawled June 28, 2011, was developed to accompany an International Gallery exhibition (2000-2001) of the same name. The website includes a timeline of piano history and audio clips from a variety of genres of piano music as well a calendar of events, press releases, exhibition information, and online shopping. The Science Service website, crawled June 28, 2011, allows browsing and searching of online historical images related to electricity from the Science Service collections. The "Object of History: Behind the Scenes with the Curators of the National Museum of American History" website, crawled June 28, 2011, is a joint venture with the George Mason University, Center for History and New Media. It provides lesson plans and materials surrounding several objects, including a video interview with the curator. The website also provides teachers with guidance and tools to develop their own object-based lessons. The "Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian" online exhibition, crawled June 28, 2011, was developed to accompany a book by the same name published by the Smithsonian Institution Press. It highlights objects from the collections and places them in a historical context. Materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of seven websites maintained by the National Museum of American History as they existed in June 2011.

The Smithsonian Jazz website, crawled June 20, 2011, includes historical information, oral histories, teaching materials, and calendars of events. It also serves as the website for the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and for Jazz Appreciation Month.

The Smithsonian Chips Collection website, crawled June 24, 2011, is dedicated to the collection of objects, images and documentation that traces the history of integrated circuits. The website includes collections information, a glossary, and historical information related to circuitry.

The History Wired: A Few of Our Favorite Things website, crawled June 28, 2011, provides a virtual tour of selected collection objects, many of which are not on public display.

The Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos website, crawled June 28, 2011, was developed to accompany an International Gallery exhibition (2000-2001) of the same name. The website includes a timeline of piano history and audio clips from a variety of genres of piano music as well a calendar of events, press releases, exhibition information, and online shopping.

The Science Service website, crawled June 28, 2011, allows browsing and searching of online historical images related to electricity from the Science Service collections.

The Object of History: Behind the Scenes with the Curators of the National Museum of American History website, crawled June 28, 2011, is a joint venture with the George Mason University, Center for History and New Media. It provides lesson plans and materials surrounding several objects, including a video interview with the curator. The website also provides teachers with guidance and tools to develop their own object-based lessons.

The Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian online exhibition, crawled June 28, 2011, was developed to accompany a book by the same name published by the Smithsonian Institution Press. It highlights objects from the collections and places them in a historical context. Materials include electronic records.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-235, National Museum of American History, Website Records

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Electronic Records

Smithsonian Jazz Website, crawled June 20, 2011

Electronic Records

Smithsonian Chips Collection Website, crawled June 24, 2011

Electronic Records

History Wired: A Few of Our Favorite Things Website, crawled June 28, 2011

Electronic Records

Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos Website, crawled June 28, 2011

Electronic Records

Science Service Website, crawled June 28, 2011

Electronic Records

Object of History: Behind the Scenes with the Curators of the National Museum of American History Website, crawled June 28, 2011

Electronic Records

Legacies: Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian Website, crawled June 28, 2011

Electronic Records