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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 15-288

Lemelson Center

Project/Program Records, 1993-2011

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Lemelson Center
Title: Project/Program Records
Dates: 1993-2011
Quantity: 3.5 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 15-288
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015 and document the development and execution of educational programs, special events, seminars, conferences, lectures, talks, and symposia. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, talks, conference presentations, interviews, meeting minutes and notes, advisory board records, images, video recordings, grant proposals, reports, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of records created and maintained by Arthur P. Molella, Director, 1995-2015 and document the development and execution of educational programs, special events, seminars, conferences, lectures, talks, and symposia. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, talks, conference presentations, interviews, meeting minutes and notes, advisory board records, images, video recordings, grant proposals, reports, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-288, Lemelson Center, Project/Program Records

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Container List

Box 1

Talks, Lectures, and Papers

America's Atomic Museums and the Untold Story of the Bomb - Tokyo University, November 7, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Exhibits and Social Issues and the Smithsonian, Part 1: The Case of Science in American Life - Nihon University, November 6, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Emails for Japan trip, November 2003

Box 1 of 4

Japan lectures - Fall 2003, per Yuzo Takahashi, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Visions of the Future: Techno-cities of the 1930s - Presentation at the Japanese Society for the History of Science and Technology, Tokyo, November 8, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Tokyo University lecture - Takuji Okamoto, 2003

Box 1 of 4

American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) conference - Imagined Spaces and Dangerous Places - presentation, 2004

Box 1 of 4

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) conference - University of York, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) talk - The Smithsonian and the Quest for American Identity, March 27, 2001

Box 1 of 4

CWRU - Class - The Geography of Technology, Summer 1999

Box 1 of 4

Johns Hopkins University colloquium - Call of Stories, 2000

Box 1 of 4

New Perspectives on the History of Science at the Museum of American History - Scientific Instrument Symposium, London, 1988

Box 1 of 4

Spectrum conference, January 24, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) - Commentary, 1999

Box 1 of 4

Chemical Heritage Foundation - Collections Advisory Committee, 2006-2007 (includes electronic records - CD)

Box 1 of 4

SHOT - Commentary - Las Vegas, 2006

Box 1 of 4

SHOT - Talk - Las Vegas, 2006

Box 1 of 4

SHOT Session, October 18, 2003

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SHOT - Museums panel, 2002

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Center for Technology Innovation - Museum project, 2006

Box 1 of 4

American Museum of Tort Law, 1998-2002

Box 1 of 4

National Academy of Sciences - Koshland Science Museum, 2001

Box 1 of 4

A-Man Awards - Los Angeles, February 26, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Voice of America (VOA) - Afghan interviews, June 10, 2008

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Video on Demand - Interview at Patent Office Building, 2007

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CNN Top 25 Innovations interview with Mile's O'Brien

Box 1 of 4

Radio interview - WSYR (Syracuse, New York) - Jim Reith, 2003

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Radio interview - WXRX (Rockford, Illinois), 2008

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Washington Post interview with Joel Garreau, 2008

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New York Times - Mars rover interview, January 27, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Radio interview - WYPR (Baltimore Public Radio) - Mark Steiner Show, October 31, 2003

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Quoted in USA Today, May 2, 2003

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Washington Times, March 28, 2002

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New York Times - Amy Harmon interview, March 20, 2003

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TLC (The Learning Channel) - The Ultimate 10 Inventions, August 31, 2002

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Innovations interview - Rita Solon, August 3, 2002

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New York Times article on Dean Kamen, December 3, 2001

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Context magazine interview with James Burke, September 6, 2001

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Herald Tribune - RAI interview, August 3, 2000

Box 1 of 4

Fast Company magazine, July 2000

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New York Times interview regarding Palm Pilot, April 23, 2000

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NPR interview, December 16, 1999 and ABC News interview December 15, 1999 regarding invention of transistor

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Radio interview - KWAB, December 9, 1999

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Radio interview - NPR (San Francisco) with Timothy Ferris, December 6, 1999

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Radio interview - NPR on futurism, December 1999

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CNN interview, December 3, 1999

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Scripps Howard interview, October 14, 1999

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Scripps Howard interview (John Lang), November 21, 1999

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Millennium inventions - Radio show, October 1999

Box 1 of 4

A & E show, February 3, 1998

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University of Virginia symposium on technology and democracy, November 2006

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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) talk, October 23, 2007

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Meet the Author - Michael John Gorman - Buckminster Fuller: Designing for Mobility, October 21, 2005

Box 1 of 4

Remarks on SI Education Innovation Award presentation, October 14, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Artificial Parts: Van Phillips, February 28, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Japan talk to Lemelson Center, November 20, 2003

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Meet the Author - Ed Tenner, June 6, 2003

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Brent Glass/Lemelson Center meeting, February 21, 2003

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Paul MacCready - "Portrait of an Inventor," November 8, 2002

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NIMH talk - David Armstrong seminar, October 23, 2006

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China - Ministry of Science and Technology, August 28, 2002

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NCIIA (National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance) Conference - Introductory Remarks, March 7, 2001

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NCIIA Conference - "Jerry's Toys" talk, March 10, 2000

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Inventors' Network of the Capital Area (INCA) talk, September 1999

Box 1 of 4

Office of Curatorial Affairs (OCA) - Lemelson Center presentation, March 31, 1999

Box 1 of 4

Invention at Play kickoff, March 12, 1999

Box 1 of 4

Introduction to Steve Pyne lecture - "Keeper of the Flame," September 11, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Introduction Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) 75th Anniversary Awards, June 19, 1998

Box 1 of 4

Lemelson presentations, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 4

Goddard Space Flight Center talk - Independent Inventor, December 15, 1997

Box 1 of 4

Innovative Lives - Education Achievement Awards, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Edelstein Award Symposium session, September 2006

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Hiroshima talk, September 1, 2006

Box 1 of 4

Paper for Victoria, British Columbia conference - "America's Atomic Culture - The View from Oak Ridge," April 1, 2004

Box 1 of 4

NMAH Colloquium - "Atomic Visions and Realities at Oak Ridge, Tennessee," April 20, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Inventing for the Environment - London, June 17, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Artefact-Usher paper, November 7, 2005

Box 1 of 4

Westminster University - Graduation address, December 2005

Box 1 of 4

"It's All About Innovation" panel - New Orleans, May 2004

Box 1 of 4

ASTC (Association of Science-Technology Centers) panel - "The Buried Controversies of Science and Technology," September 20, 2004

Box 1 of 4

SHOT - Amsterdam - Session chair, 2004

Box 1 of 4

Made for Each Other: Renewing the Vows Between Museums and Academe, March 5, 2005

Box 1 of 4

"Habits and Habitats of Inventors" - NRL, March 3, 2010

Box 1 of 4

Kiev - Cultural of innovation, 2010 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 4

Inventing for Humanity - Conference

Dot-com Saviors - New York Times, March 16, 2003

Box 1 of 4

Inventing for Humanity - Background paper - Julian Gresser, December 12, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Inventing for Humanity workshop - For NCIIA, 2002-2003

Box 1 of 4

Conference background materials, December 12, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Invitations, December 10, 2002

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Alliances for Discovery - Julian Gresser, 2002

Box 2 of 4

Conferences, Programs, and Symposia

"Inventing Ourselves" programs, 2002-2003

Box 2 of 4

Building Bionic Bodies symposium - Dr. Robert Jarvik introduction, October 23, 2004

Box 2 of 4

Playful Mind symposium, 2000

Box 2 of 4

Lemelson theme - Play, 1999

Box 2 of 4

Creativity and Play Conference, December 1999

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Los Angeles - Invention at Play - Movie f/x, February 28, 2000

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Play conference, June 14, 1999

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Takeo Higuchi, 1998

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Intel Summit, July 29-30, 2003

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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fostering Innovation Workshop, December 5, 2007

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The Museum in a Changing Environment, March 4-6, 2005

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Cultures of Innovation: A Conversation, May 13-15, 2005

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BioAgenda Conference, March 8-10, 2006

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"Sustainable Shelter: exploring Socially Responsible Innovation in Architecture" - NCIIA, March 25, 2006

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Family Business Invitational Conference - Kellogg School of Management, 2006

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"The Culture of Budget Cuts" - International symposium, Berlin, Germany, 1996-1999 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

"The Culture of Budget Cuts" - Abstracts, introduction, and conclusion, 1999

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"The Environment: Historical Context and Present Day Perspectives" - Jerusalem, 1998-1999

Box 2 of 4

European Union Conference - "The Globalized Museum," 2009-2010

Box 2 of 4

SHOT annual conference, October 15-19, 2009

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National Science Board, August 2009

Box 2 of 4

Lester Brown Portrait of Invention, June 18, 2009

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Salzburg Seminar, 1999

Box 2 of 4

Lemelson Foundation - Grantees

U. S. Strategy Symposium - Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington, 2007

Box 2 of 4

Grantee meeting, September 2006

Box 2 of 4

Grantee meeting, May 4, 2006

Box 2 of 4

Grantee meeting, April 2005

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Grantee meeting, April 21, 2004

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Lemelson/MIT Awards

Invitation, April 24, 2003

Box 2 of 4

Awards progam, 2002

Box 2 of 4

Awards, 1998

Box 2 of 4

Speech by Carver Mead - 1999 winner, April 22, 1999

Box 2 of 4

Lemelson/MIT - Invention Assembly

History workshop report, 2003

Box 2 of 4

Events, 2004

Box 2 of 4

Merton Flemings and Roe Smith, 2003

Box 2 of 4

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Blue Ribbon Panel, February 8, 2006

Box 2 of 4

Lemelson National Program

EurekaFest, June 2008

Box 2 of 4

NCIIA 12th Annual Meeting - Introduction of Sir Ken Robinson, 2008

Box 2 of 4

NCIIA 11th Annual Meeting - Tampa, March 2007

Box 2 of 4

NCIIA 9th Annual Meeting - San Diego, March 2005

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NCIIA 8th Annual Meeting - San Jose, March 2004

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NCIIA 7th Annual Meeting - Boston, March 2003

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Lemelson National Program meeting, April 17, 1998

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Lemelson National Program meeting, April 11, 1997

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Rob Lemelson - Television series, 1998

Box 2 of 4

MIT-Smithsonian K-12 project meeting notes, October 17, 2001

Box 2 of 4

Jerome Lemelson

Willamette Weekly - Jerome Lemelson story, 2004

Box 2 of 4

Funeral, 1997

Box 2 of 4

Lab notebook excerpts

Box 2 of 4

Biography notes

Box 2 of 4

Remarks at Lemelson Memorial, October 1997

Box 2 of 4

Patents

Box 2 of 4

Clippings, 1995-1998

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Lemelson Foundation International Program

Indonesia, December 15, 2004

Box 3 of 4

Lemelson grantee meeting - Costa Rica, September 2004

Box 3 of 4

Lemelson Foundation Strategy Symposium - Invention and Innovation for Sustainable Development, February 13-16, 2003 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 4

Sustainability Forum Invention Track - May 29-31, 2003

Box 3 of 4

Publication: Needs and Opportunities in the Study of Invention and Innovation

Charrette II, May 19, 2000

Box 3 of 4

Report, 2000

Box 3 of 4

Charrette, January 21, 2000

Box 3 of 4

Earth University

Earth University, August 20, 2003

Box 3 of 4

Lemelson Institute

Agenda and program, August 16-19, 2007

Box 3 of 4

Notes, 2007

Box 3 of 4

Summer, 2007

Box 3 of 4

Projects

Science in American Life lecture series, 1996-1997

Box 3 of 4

Nobel Prize - Early proposals and memoranda, 1993-1997

Box 3 of 4

Ben Franklin 300th anniversary, 2005

Box 3 of 4

Atomic film series, June 19, 2003

Box 3 of 4

Hacker project proposal

Box 3 of 4

Model making exhibition, June 2002

Box 3 of 4

Model maker exhibition proposal, 2003

Box 3 of 4

Ralph Baer - Video game pioneer, February 18, 2003

Box 3 of 4

Palm exhibition with David Allison - Aborted, 2001

Box 3 of 4

Crossroads: Historical perspectives on topics related to September 11 seminar series, 2001

Box 3 of 4

Lemelson staff projects, 1995-2000

Box 3 of 4

Sage Hill School, 2000

Box 3 of 4

Technology gap project, 1999-2000

Box 3 of 4

"Knowledge for Use" conference - Lemelson Center and Johns Hopkins University, April 2000

Box 3 of 4

"Technology and the African American Experience" project, 1996

Box 3 of 4

Bike video, 2001-2002

Box 3 of 4

William Pretzer to Spencer Crew regarding Henry Ford Museum and Lemelson Center, June 25, 1998

Box 3 of 4

NOVA - Steven Lantham Productions, 2005

Box 3 of 4

Science cafes, 2007

Box 3 of 4

Echo Foundation - Nobel show, February 27, 2005

Box 3 of 4

Einstein Gala - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2005

Box 3 of 4

Woodrow Wilson and science exhibit panel, June 1, 2009

Box 3 of 4

Herman Miller workshop, April 20-21, 2009

Box 3 of 4

Green Dragon film - Science Panel - George Mason University, April 21, 2011

Box 3 of 4

Durel Consulting Roundtable - Baltimore, Maryland, September 22-24, 2008

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Durel Consulting Roundtable, May, 29-30, 2008

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Durel Consulting Roundtable, February 28-29, 2008

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Durel Consulting Roundtable, November 29-30, 2007

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Durel Consulting Roundtable, July 26-27, 2007

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Durel Consulting Roundtable, November 30-December 1, 2006

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Invention at Play

Paul MacCready interview - "Portraits of Invention," November 8, 2002

Box 3 of 4

Press preview, July 11, 2002

Box 3 of 4

Remarks at staff breakfast, July 10, 2002

Box 3 of 4

Invitation, July 18, 2002

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Public relations, 2002

Box 3 of 4

National Science Foundation - Review, 2000

Box 3 of 4

Academy of Applied Science - Jane Lacasse, 2000

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Concept draft, 2001

Box 3 of 4

"Mindplay" designer meeting, January 19, 2000

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Audience assessment, 1999

Box 3 of 4

The Tech Museum, 1999

Box 3 of 4

Implementation charter - "Mindplay," 1998

Box 3 of 4

Charrette notes, April 18, 1996

Box 3 of 4

Exhibition and Program Committee (EPC) submission, April 8, 1999

Box 3 of 4

Calendar, 1999-2000

Box 3 of 4

Joyce Bedi regarding Invention at Play theme, 2000

Box 3 of 4

Wilton Dillon regarding play

Box 3 of 4

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Project

BIO project, 2007-2010

Box 3 of 4

Proposal, 2006-2007

Box 3 of 4

Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)

50th Anniversary, 2007

Box 3 of 4

50th Anniversary - Planning meeting, October 15, 2006

Box 3 of 4

50th Anniversary - Tours, 2006

Box 3 of 4

50th Anniversary - Program ideas, 2005-2006

Box 3 of 4

50th Anniversary - Notes, 2006

Box 3 of 4

50th Anniversary - Planning, 2004

Box 3 of 4

Teaching

Georgetown - Francis Slakey course - Lecture, September 10, 2007

Box 3 of 4

George Washington University (GWU) - Rebekah Sobel course - Lecture, March 9, 2004

Box 3 of 4

GWU - Rebekah Sobel Course - SAL lecture, July 14, 2003

Box 3 of 4

GWU - SAL lecture, March 30, 1998

Box 3 of 4

GWU - SAL lecture, October 12, 1999

Box 3 of 4

The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College

Tang National Advisory Council (NAC), October 2011

Box 3 of 4

Tang NAC, October 30-31, 2009 and May 19, 2010

Box 3 of 4

Tang NAC, May 12, 2009

Box 3 of 4

Tang NAC, May 20, 2008

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Tang NAC, February 12, 2008

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Tang NAC, October 12-13, 2007

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Tang NAC, March 17-18, 2007

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Tang NAC, October 13, 2007

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Tang NAC, 2001-2004

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Tang/Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) - "Molecules That Matter," 2005

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Philip Glotzbach letter, October 17, 2006

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University of Westminster

"Invented Edens," September 2007

Box 3 of 4

Honorary doctorate, 2005 (includes electronic records)

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Raould Hoffman, November 2001

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Box 4

Westminster City Planning Group, March 2000

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Travel report, May 1999

Box 4 of 4

Abstracts, 1999

Box 4 of 4

Alan Morrison - Program, 1998-1999

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"The Modernist Impulse: Culture, Invention, and the Environment" - Keynote, 1999

Box 4 of 4

Program notes, 1999

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Lemelson Center notes, May 1999

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"Science Wars and American Identity," April 1999

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian-Westminster Colloquium - Access and Cultural Identity in Public Institutions, 1998

Box 4 of 4

150th Anniversary of Smithsonian - Science for the Public Good, October 22, 1996

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Westminster conference - Education and the Public Good, October 24-26, 1996

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